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Gardening and Real Estate

by Melanie McLane Chair, 2012 Resort and Second Home Real Estate Forum I’m a gardener by inclination. In a perfect world, I’d be a full time gardener, with unlimited funds and time. In the real world, I’m an early...
August 6, 2012

Another Year, Another Generation

by Melanie McLane Chair, 2012 NAR Resort and Second Home Real Estate Forum It’s spring in North Central Pennsylvania. Fishing season opening day has been here already, and we’re busy getting our cabin ready for the summer. Across my...

Appraisal Landmines for Second Homes

by Melanie McLane Chair, 2012 Resort and Second Home Real Estate Forum Often, one of the biggest issues for REALTORS® selling second homes is obtaining financing, including getting a satisfactory appraisal. To effectively value a second home, the appraiser...
March 30, 2012

“I Don’t Really Have to Sell”

by George R. Harvey, Jr. 2011 Vice Chair, NAR Resort and Second Home Real Estate Committee Quite often when I go on a listing presentation, the seller tells me at the end of the presentation, “Well, I really don’t...
October 27, 2011