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Realities of Real Estate: Agents via Internet? Check them out first (access required)

In 1597, Sir Francis Bacon said, "Knowledge is power." To many, this simple quote is more commonly thought of as a contemporary phrase and perhaps better suited for today's technologically driven information age.

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Md. congressional delegation: FBI headquarters should go to Prince George’s County (access required)

Maryland’s entire congressional delegation — two U.S. senators and eight representatives, all but one of them Democrats — has sent letters to the heads of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and General Services Administration, strongly supporting a site in Prince George’s County as the location of a new FBI headquarters.

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Realities of Real Estate: No one wants to see real estate rerun (access required)

To borrow a phrase from former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, the recovery in real estate has been a “long, hard slog.” And to cite an expression attributed to many throughout history, “Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.”

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Fannie’s record profit a symbol of housing rebound

Home prices are up. Foreclosures are down. Construction is up. And now comes the latest sign of the U.S. home market’s revival: Fannie Mae, the mortgage giant that nearly collapsed five years ago, has earned its biggest yearly profit ever. ...

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Realities of Real Estate: In photos, get your home’s good side (access required)

Every day, we look at dozens of listings on the multiple list system. Many times, we’ll just go right to the pictures; it’s the quickest way to determine if the house is something one of our clients might want to see. Buyers do pretty much the same thing, as they get on any number of websites to see what’s for sale. Consequently, the pictures associated with a listing can become one of the most important elements in attracting a buyer and avoiding the dump heap of also-rans that failed to separate themselves from the rest of the pack.

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