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Apparent Craigslist SCAM ARTIST Posing As Landlord For Local Properties
Posted Saturday, March 26, at 6:04 PM
Be Extremely careful about looking for a Rental House on Craigslist. Today I discovered that a House that I currently have for Lease for $1,400/month was posted on Craigslist for Rent for $700/month. I did NOT post this. Apparently, a person who states that He is the owner, but living in Nigeria at the moment, is trying to rent his home and this great DEAL can be yours if you just Wire him $700.00 (Insert Sarcasm Here). ...

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House SOLD Because of Manolo Blahnik
Posted Wednesday, March 2, at 8:22 AM

"What a strange power there is in clothing." ~Isaac Bashevis SingerManolo Blahnik I have staged and sold many houses in my years in Real Estate, but the one I will NEVER forget is the house that sold because there was a Manolo Blahnik shoe box in the closet, and a Jimmy Buffet book on the bed...

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Grab The Popcorn!!!......Top 10 Best Real Estate Movies
Posted Friday, February 25, at 7:50 PM

With the Oscars coming up this Sunday I've got movies on the Brain!! My dream before being a Realtor was to be a Costume Designer in Hollywood. However, I fell in love with a Country Boy who cringed at the thought of moving to a Big City so I exchanged 1 dream for A Wonderful Life!...

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ATTENTION FACEBOOK!!
Posted Thursday, February 24, at 5:21 PM

Facebook gives us a chance to connect with those we are close with, those that we forgot about and remembered again, and people we probably never would have known if it hadn't been for Facebook. It gives us an opportunity to leave our mark on the world and as we have discovered in recent weeks with the Middle East an opportunity to Change the World. ...

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Radon?..........Ridiculous!!
Posted Tuesday, February 22, at 7:00 PM

Several years ago I had a seller who was FURIOUS when the inspection came back positive for Radon. The Audacity (insert sarcasm here) of the buyers to even ask them to mitigate the Radon when they were convinced that Radon was only a SCAM. No matter what I said to them about Radon, they refused to believe that it even existed...

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32% of Homes in Cape Girardeau Have Radon
Posted Saturday, February 19, at 11:15 AM

Radon is one of the words we quietly whisper to each other, much like our grandparents would say, "Jack and Jill next door are getting a d-i-v-o-r-c-e." Little did they know that their grandchildren were going to s-c-h-o-o-l to learn how to s-p-e-l-l. I have shown several properties where the people would say, "Well, I heard the next door neighbor had r-a-d-o-n. So if they have it, then this house must have it to."...

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White Walls
Posted Friday, February 18, at 8:48 AM

There is nothing that distresses me more than seeing a home with White Walls. If you ask a landlord or builder what color he likes best, 90% of the time he will tell you "Navajo White." You can buy it by the 5 Gallon bucket size at your local Hardware Store and usually at Contractors Price. ...

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Staging sells homes, and Melissa Whitaker knows staging. She has won acclaim from her peers locally and in St. Louis for staging homes in their markets. If you want your home to present its best image Melissa is your resource. A graduate of Jackson High School, Melissa lives on the family farm in Oak Ridge, where she and her husband are renovating the 19th century farm house in which they live. Melissa is a broker/stager with Century 21 Key Realty. She can be reached at (573) 579-8272 or msmissyw@aol.com.