Welcome to the 68th Carnival of Real Estate, which can hence forth be referred to as The 2007 Dundie Awards. Not sure of the context? Perhaps a short video will help:
Without further ado, on to the award that money can't buy.....unless you have $19.99 plus $9.50 shipping. Just don't tell your neighbor.
The Show Me The Money Award - Danilo Bogdanovic shares the Real Estate Agent 2.0 Report Card - What Works and What Doesn't. A great summary and honest commentary on what works and what doesn't.
The Fine Work Award - Sara tells a tale of a recent nightmare in For Sale By Owner: Why I Woke Up Screaming. A list of potential hazards for potential FSBO buyers.
The Spicy Curry Award - The Art Thailand Blog recounts one experience of buying and owning a condo in Thailand.
The Don't Go In There After Me Award - Cindy Lin gives some great advice as it pertains to the realm of home inspection. specifically how NOT to try and get into the industry.
The Whitest Sneakers Award - Craig Schiller takes this award with a very interesting discussion about the need for accountability through statistics for home stagers. Bonus points for being the very first submission this week.
The Grace Under Fire Award - Jonathan Dalton has some interesting thoughts on The truth about NAR and licensing.
The Hottest In The Office Award - Pat Kapowich provides a recap on a recent round table discussion of Real Estate and Mortgage Fraud.
Last but not least, the grand champion of them all:
The Busiest Beaver Award - Mike Mueller puts on his metaphor hat to explain some new accounting rules that will play a significant role in the coming days on Wall Street, and some of the firms to watch.
Thanks again for all of the submissions and have a safe and happy holiday!