Buyer's Woes · Transaction Stories

May 30th, 2018 – A ‘Mounded System’ by Any Other Name is Still A ‘Raised Bed’ Septic

“We are heart-broken……” Not quite the words I was hoping to see as the last business text for today. My buyers have an offer on a home that is getting a new septic system. A very expensive septic system. They received a call from the sweet lady they were hoping would be their new next… Continue reading May 30th, 2018 – A ‘Mounded System’ by Any Other Name is Still A ‘Raised Bed’ Septic

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A Little Humor...... · Bopping Around The County

May 29th, 2018 – “They Didn’t Teach Me That in Real Estate School!”

…….OR, Thank God for Google! After working from home all day on phone calls, negotiations, offers, computer work and putting out a couple of fires, I was to show a house on the other end of the county. What a house! 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, full basement, 3,600 +/- sq. feet, approximately 2 acres, oversized… Continue reading May 29th, 2018 – “They Didn’t Teach Me That in Real Estate School!”

Feeding Your Spirit · Healthy Living · Inspiration

May 28th, 2018 – The End of a Wonderful Chapter – part 3

“I used homeopathy, acupuncture, yoga and meditation in conjunction with my chemotherapy to help me get stronger again after the cancer. I also chanted with Buddhist friends and prayed with Christian friends. I covered all my bases.” ~Olivia Newton-John I can relate to Olivia Newton-John’s words. That is exactly how I approach my battle with… Continue reading May 28th, 2018 – The End of a Wonderful Chapter – part 3

Feeding Your Spirit · Healthy Living · Inspiration

May 24th, 2018 – The End of a Wonderful Chapter – part 2

Describing my experience of my acupuncture treatments is proving to be rather difficult. (If you haven’t already read it, click here to read part 1 of my acupuncture story.) I have been writing/deleting/writing/deleting/writing/deleting for 4 days now…..trying to find the right words to paint an accurate picture of my visits to the acupuncturist. Then,  I… Continue reading May 24th, 2018 – The End of a Wonderful Chapter – part 2

Feeding Your Spirit · Healthy Living · Inspiration

May 22nd, 2018 – The End of a Wonderful Chapter – part 1

“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” ~  3 John 1:2 Life takes some delicious twists & turns, doesn’t it? A bit over a year ago, one of my best friends sent a letter to me… Continue reading May 22nd, 2018 – The End of a Wonderful Chapter – part 1

Negotiating Stories · What's Happening Today

May 21st, 2018 – There is always a ‘why’….

Yes, there is always a ‘why‘ behind everyone’s behavior.    In the heat of negotiations, this is important to remember. I’m representing two separate buyers with offers today; one is hoping to build their retirement home in Pittsgrove, the other is attempting to secure a bank-owned foreclosure to renovate & flip. In both cases, a… Continue reading May 21st, 2018 – There is always a ‘why’….

Hidden Talents · Our Pino Team · Real Estate Information

May 17th, 2018 – A “Freeze” Letter Saves The Day! :-)

What is a “Freeze” letter, you ask? It’s very simple. A freeze letter is typically needed when there is an open revolving-line-of-credit recorded on a property that is getting ready for settlement. The letter will state, very clearly, that the line of credit is blocked from being used any longer. The title company who is… Continue reading May 17th, 2018 – A “Freeze” Letter Saves The Day! 🙂

Our Pino Team · Real Estate Information

May 17th, 2018 – Habla Espanol?

Why yes……Yes, we do.            We do in a couple of ways. #1 – I was recently taught about a very helpful app called, “Google Translate.” It’s free. It’s really cool….and it works! You simply talk into your phone and ‘Google Translate’ takes over after that. It translates your words into the language you have… Continue reading May 17th, 2018 – Habla Espanol?