Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Google Me Talk Radio Jim Killeen

As real estate agents, and even buyers, sellers, and investors it's important today to be in tune to what's happening on the internet. Below is some information that's important for you that I obtained through My VM Team.

Jim Killeen's adventure through the search engines of GOOGLE to the far corners of the world have given him a knowledge that only one can obtain by taking this journey.

Today, computers are now a focus of our daily lives rather than just an addition to our daily tasks. Just only checking our emails is no longer the routine.. Computers are no longer isolated in some corner out of the house. Our computers have moved to the main living area of the home for researching information, watching videos and searching advice and information on the many websites available through the world-wide web. GOOGLE has produced the greatest impression on our lives and has enabled us as web users to connect, seek, and find each other.

Via Blog Talk Radio, GOOGLE Me The Movie, and Jim Killeen, will be featured for a one night event on GOOGLE Me Talk Radio! Thursday night April 24th at 8pm ET. With Jim Cobb hosting GOOGLE Me Talk Radio with The GOOGLE Me Man - Jim Killeen, this is sure to be an exciting and fun broadcast.

If you Ask John Raines, http://www.GoogleMeTalkRadio.com is the place to be on Thursday night. Google Me - John Raines

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Attractive Nuisance

When I first heard the term "attractive nuisance" Bill Clinton was the President of the United States. So the first thing I thought was that an "attractive nuisance" must be Monica Lewinsky.

However an "attractive nuisance" is any part of a property or anything on a piece of property that attracts children to it but also endangers them.

Examples include an unfenced swimming pool, open pits, abandoned cars or refrigerators, piles of lumber or sand, and trampolines.

Just putting up a warning sign does not always exempt the property owner from liability. The laws vary from state to state as to what conditions must exist for the property owner to be liable. In general, the property owner must make reasonable precautions to eliminate the dangers that a child might encounter. For example, a swimming pool should be inside a tall fenced area and locked so that children cannot wander into that area.

Its a good idea to know what your laws are concerning "attractive nuisances". Also, most important is to look at your property and see if there are any dangers and of course remedy that condition. Don't forget liability insurance too.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Seller Beware

We have all heard the phrase "Buyer Beware" and this is true in real estate transactions. However, in these real estate transactions the "Seller Beware" phrase is also important. Why?

1. Fair Housing Laws. Sometimes "for sale by owners" (FSBO) think they can discriminate since they are selling real estate on their own. If you are a FSBO and advertise your property for sale (yard sign, newspaper, internet, etc.) then you are must adhere to Fair Housing Laws just as if it was listed with a real estate company. The FHA is serious about this issue and will investigate any complaints. In fact, they have shoppers that also go out and look for instances of discrimination. Besides just being wrong to discriminate, it can really cost you too. On a non advertised private sale, of course you can sell it to anyone you wish.

2. Disclosure Laws. Property condition disclosure laws vary from state to state. Again, these laws apply to listed properties as well as FSBO. Failure to disclose known property flaws or defects can lead to problems, law suits after the sale. So tell everything you know about the property. If you're honest with your buyer, then you should have no issues to deal with after the sale.