The craigslist scam has been around for years. Scammer steals photos from the MLS, puts up a craigslist ad for a house for rent (that is on the market) for a "it must be too good to be true" price. Think a $2500/month rental for $1,000/month. We've all seen that. But this is new. This is a new one sent to me by a friend. The following is the "seller's" response to a request to see a property "for rent." Note that the scammer is going to the Read More
Archives for November 2017
Q: What is a blockchain? A: “The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.” I admit; I don't yet fully grasp blockchain. But I know it's going to change/effect how we practice real estate. Open data is changing Read More
A few stories that have been sitting in my "to read" list
- You need to deal with your digital legacy right now. Good, important, and sobering to think about, and plan for one's mortality.
- America’s ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Really Just Beginning. Wonder what Charlottesville/Albemarle will look like in the future.
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You're sitting at the closing table, your lender (if you've wisely chosen a good, local lender) is sitting at the table and the attorney tells you that your loan is likely to be been sold by the time you make your first mortgage payment. What? I know the answer, but I know Matt Hodges with Presidential knows a more detailed and better answer than I do, so I asked him to write the following for you. During the process of obtaining your Read More
The Open Data workgroup last night put on by Smart Cville (disclosure, I'm on their board, and I spoke briefly) was fascinating, not only for the insight provided by the City of Charlottesville folks demonstrating the tools available, but also the depth of information available at the City of Charlottesville's Open Data portal. Did you know you can search crime stats (with some interesting exclusions), Read More
Archives of my subscription-only monthly notes. The blog is more searchable. Interested in not waiting a few months to read it? Learn more here. For these posts, I don’t do much formatting/changing as I’m more concerned about simply having the content here forever (because I own the blog, and I don't own Tinyletter) September Read More
Archives of my subscription-only monthly notes. The blog is more searchable. Interested in not waiting a few months to read it? Learn more here. For these posts, I don’t do much formatting/changing as I’m more concerned about simply having the content here forever (because I own the blog, and I don't own Tinyletter) August Read More