Friends, Acquaintances, Life….

It’s amazing to me.  A week ago I was tumbling down into the depths of an abyss, and yet a couple of days later, I found myself climbing a mountainside reaching for its heights!  Life is grand!  Especially, when you have such caring & loving true friends!! What does the word ‘friend’ mean to you?…

Recession, Recovery & Tax Credits

It appears that many congressional leaders believe that the $8K tax credit should be extended as it appears to have helped stimulate increased demand for homes and therefore industry related employment as well. The housing industry is still in a fragile state, but we are seeing fairly steady improvement. Unfortunately, with every good program, there…

What Have We Become? – Death Squads!?!

This is just absolutely ridiculous! That we as a society have stooped to this level is abominable. Shame on us! If this is the only way for some to get their point across with misinformation and the selling of fear, then we should be ashamed. What happened to good old debates? Yes, even then each…

My Home Is Worth What!?!

Or What’s Gone Wrong With the Appraisal Industry? This could be a long convoluted series of articles, but I’ll try to summarize what’s occurring in the appraisal industry. Yes, we all know of the fallout with subprime loans & homes being grossly overvalued. Short history… Lenders used to work very closely with certain appraisers. As…

Is True Democracy Dead…

…or is it just time to get rid of the Legislature? In this day and age with lightening speed modern technology, why are we not the one’s making the decision on our future? We put people in office to represent us, but is this really the case? Do they actually represent us or that of…

SunRail: Florida Needs It & It’s Good For You Too!

Earlier this week I spent a couple of days in Tallahassee with the Florida Realtor® contingent for the Great American Realtor® Days, our Legislative Days in which we meet & greet our elected officials and discuss with them what we are supporting and feel is necessary to Florida’s future as well as asking them how…

I’ll Be Baaaaack…..

Yes, it’s been quite some time since I’ve written about real estate and politics on a regular basis.  Basically, I’ve just been sitting back and watching what this new administration is doing in efforts to try to correct a very bad situation that we’ve all been enduring.  I felt that my cynicism and sarcasm needed…

Marc It Sold!

On March 10, 2009, Marc Grossman, GRI opened Marc It Sold!, a real estate services firm serving the Greater Orlando Central Florida area.

Charlie Crist – The People’s Governor…..

…or at least that’s what he’d like people to think. Guess that’s why he’s named himself that on his website. But Florida Governor Charlie Crist is anything but. He is just a political animal looking for his next appointment. He can’t even get through one term in office and he’s already been vying for one…

Florida’s Homeowner’s Foreclosure Bill of Rights

Recently, Florida State Representative Darren Soto (District # 49 – covering parts of Orange & Osceola counties) introduced legislation entitled, the Homeowner’s Foreclosure Bill of Rights that will hopefully help millions of Floridians that are facing foreclosure. The bill is not a freebie, but would force lenders to renegotiate loans of owner-occupied properties that have…