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Louise Bolger

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Louise Bolger writes about real estate in Castles in the Sand.
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Luxury ain’t what it used to be

Did you ever feel sorry for the really wealthy real estate owners? Well, we’re at a point in time when there might be just...
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The fun and not-so-fun of selling a home

Last week we talked about the fun and not-so-much fun of buying a home. This week we’ll talk a little about selling your home,...
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The fun and not-so-fun of buying a home

Labor Day has just passed and in some parts of the country, that signals the end of summer - but not in Florida. We...
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The challenges of inheriting a house

No one wants to see a loved one pass away, but it’s inevitable that we all will have that experience and along with the...
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Uncovering a home’s defects

The definition of "disclose" is to uncover or reveal. When it comes to uncovering problems in a property you’re interested in purchasing, the pathway...
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How to determine the truth about home flooding

Home inspections and seller property disclosures are an intricate part of home buying. You would think a seller’s disclosure is pretty clear cut, but...
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It’s all about the kitchen

You may not want to do a kitchen renovation in August, but August is the perfect time to start planning one. Sitting on the...
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Calming waters

It’s the end of July, and most of the country is hot, really hot. But if you live near the water as we do,...
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The condo dance

Every dance has specific dance steps. Even though some dancers may look like they’re just winging it, they’re at least the ones that you...
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The suburbs and the millennials

For several years, I wrote about how the millennials were moving into the cities. They didn’t want anything to do with the suburbs and...
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Are you as smart as a private equity firm?

The phrase, “follow the money,” goes back to the Watergate era as a method to shed light on corrupt activities by looking at money...
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Real independence

July 4 is Independence Day, representing this country’s desire to be independent of not only the British but also to be self-sufficient, able to...
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The buyer’s best buddy

I love learning new words, and I love applying those new words to anything in real estate. My new word is chimera, which is...
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Real estate selling for the smartphone generation

If your smartphone has become an extension of one hand and the TV remote an extension of the other, then iBuying may be the...
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What’s in a color

Did you know there is an entire segment of psychology devoted to color? Color can dramatically affect moods according to experts in color psychology, so...