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Archives of real estate blog entries for December 6, 2006 (Page 10)
Looking to Retire or Live on a Golf Course? - 01:35 PM
Whether you are looking to retire or just to relocate in a lovely, peaceful community where you can play golf, then Botetourt County is definitely the place for you. There are two highly regarded golf facilties in the area to meet everyone's needs. First, nestled in the hills of Botetourt with the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in the background is the Botetourt Country Club Golf Course. Enjoy the spectacular mountain views from the demanding 18-hole greens. Watch out for the river and pond that are located around two holes. While this affordable course can be very challenging it can also be just as (0 comments)
Send me a photo of a room and I can help you stage it! - 12:09 PM
The best way I know how to teach someone how to home stage from the internet is through photos, so I am offering this opportunity for our members only to send me a picture of an actual house you are working on or selling and I will show you how to convert it into a beautifully STAGED room. Please limit one room per member! I will upload your picture and show you what should be done. Please send them to email@example.com or upload your pictures on this blog. Try to describe the room in as much detail as possible as well (45 comments)
Comparing San Francisco housing index to the consumer price index - 02:52 PM
I don't post my full posts here because I've been told it isn't good for the SEO of my site. So, for the full post, please go to my site, mauryproperties.com. --------- I mentioned this site, Swivel, yesterday. Techcrunch reported that it has gone live. I just checked it out a bit after having some problems earlier in the day - maybe due to high traffic. I tried creating a few graphs with some data sets already uploaded on the site. Here is one comparing the San Francisco metro area housing index to the national consumer price index. I can't vouch for the (1 comments)
Housing Market vs. Our Reality - 08:44 AM
My wife and I are presently in negotiations for a new home. Everyday we are reading the local and regional newspapers about the slump in the housing market in the Northeast (we live in the Hudson Valley region of NY).Today, again, another article in the NY Times, What Statistics on Home Sales Aren't Saying , about how prices are falling.I tihnk we'll get our price, but now I'm concerned our price is too high even though its coming in at 10% less than the listing price, and about 7% less than the last accepted offer in a deal that didn't go through about 5 months (4 comments)
In Sales - It's Not Just Questions & Listening, But How You Ask & How You Listen - 01:12 PM
I am overwhelmed by the comments to my blog posting yesterday about the sales mistake I almost couldn't get myself out of. The follow up today from that situation is they called me back wanting more specifics as to the topics for workshops I could offer their best referral sources. They are going to take those topics and survey their best customers and select one of them to get started in the first quarter of the year.One thing to remember regarding questioning and listening is that you have to be careful in how you ask the questions. You must do so (5 comments)
How Much Networking is Too Much? - 10:31 PM
I believe you can't do too much networking. You just never know who you will meet that needs your services.Tonight, a colleague, friend and client called me about 4:55pm and asked me if I was going to our local Chamber's Holiday Business After Hours event fro 5-7pm. Fortunately, the event was about 5 minutes from my office, so I closed down for the day and headed over to meet him.About halfway through the event a woman came up to me who I hadn't seen in about 5 years since I left my old position before I started my own consulting, training (6 comments)
Step #6: Making the Spending Plan Work - 09:08 AM
The two hardest parts of this program:1. Getting started and doing the initial work2. Making the Spending Plan WorkHow do you get started and get the initial work done. Like Nike has said for so long. Just Do It! It is not easy, it is not glamourous and it is hard to watch TV while you are going over the numbers. But once done you are on your way to a debt free life.Making the spending plan work is much harder. Discipline comes into play here. You must actually control what you do with your money and then track it. That (0 comments)
Referrals - 08:05 AM
If you have any clients relocating to the Dallas-Ft. Worth area I would be glad to help them meet their real estate goals. (0 comments)
Lake Types - 04:15 AM
Periglacial: Part of the lake's margin is formed by an ice sheet, ice cap or glacier, the ice having obstructed the natural drainage of the land. Subglacial: A lake which is permanently covered by ice. They can occur under glaciers and ice caps or ice sheets. There are many such lakes, but Lake Vostok in Antarctica is by far the largest. They are kept liquid because the overlying ice acts as a thermal insulator retaining energy introduced to its underside by friction, water percolating through crevasses, by the pressure from the mass of the ice sheet above or by geothermal heating (1 comments)
Splendor On Lake Cowdry - 04:26 AM
Pictured(click to enlarge) are images of a 6 bedroom/ 4 bath home on Lake Cowdry that has a smart design. In the kitchen, whether at the sink or the large island, you have lake views and are able to have a converse with someone relaxing by the fireplace in the living room. Arrowwood can be seen peaking out over the top of the trees across the lake. Depending on the size of the watercraft and the level of the water, you can travel by water to Arrowwood and the rest of The Chain. (0 comments)
"Put the Down Payment on my AmEx" - 04:33 AM
Coming up with the money for a down payment on a new condominium may soon be as easy as charging it. American Express is expected to announce today that it will allow some customers to use its cards to make condominium down payments. To read the full text of this article by the Wall Street Journal's Jane J. Kim, click here.... (4 comments)
The Haka - 04:39 AM
This might be good in a listing presentation.... www.SeeWhatHappensNext.com (1 comments)
MCAS scores - 12:01 AM
Just a FYI When clients ask about MCAS scores send them to http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/ The DOE web site is a great resource for school and district information including SAT scores, Adequate Yearly Progress determinations (required under No Child Left Behind), state laws pertaining to education and more ... (0 comments)
It's important to play... - 04:19 PM
After work I come home and practice the piano. I've recently starting playing and I find it is the one true luxury I've given myself in a long time. There's something about getting my mind focused on something other than my daily activities. It allows me to stop for a while and do something for me. Sometimes I only practice for a few minutes and other times I find that I get lost in it for a while. Whatever the day brings, I know that I can choose the outcome. (5 comments)
SEO - REAL ESTATE - OUR SITE WILL WORK FOR YOU - 08:02 PM
I thought I might note down a few things here as they apply to our site, SEO and how it can work to your advantage if you are an agent or just a person looking to sell property. Fastrealestate dates back to about 2000 and has seen a few facelifts over the years, currently it is undergoing it's biggest update yet. We are pretty much starting with clean slate so we are now looking for agents and sellers to list their stock on our site. Fastrealestate is free to use, our revenue model is advertising based (google) so there is no charge to have a profile (2 comments)
Building Good Credit - 08:18 PM
Better Credit, Better Mortgage Rate: Understand and Improve Your Credit ScoreYour credit record has a significant impact your probability of securing a mortgage. It also influences the interest rate that you are offered. Its important to improve your credit score as much as possible in order to get the best interest rate available.If you plan to buy a home or refinance your mortgage, a mortgage lender will look carefully at your credit record when you apply for a mortgage.Your credit record documents how well you have handled credit in your past and how you use it right now. Your credit record (1 comments)
Building Good Credit - 08:18 PM
Better Credit, Better Mortgage Rate: Understand and Improve Your Credit ScoreYour credit record has a significant impact your probability of securing a mortgage. It also influences the interest rate that you are offered. Its important to improve your credit score as much as possible in order to get the best interest rate available.If you plan to buy a home or refinance your mortgage, a mortgage lender will look carefully at your credit record when you apply for a mortgage.Your credit record documents how well you have handled credit in your past and how you use it right now. Your credit record (4 comments)
Yes, That's right, the Grand Rapids Multiple Listing Service has Just Added a Brand New Category to their On-line Profile for real estate agents. Your Realtor can now search for Homes on-Line that are available for Rent, Lease to Purchase Options AND Land Contracts! This has happened in response to the market conditions in our area. It All started with the ARM craze...short mortgagease for Adjustable Rate Mortgages. Since the year 2000 there has been a 25% increase in the number of homes financed through Adjustable Rate Mortgages according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Most of these mortgages were set to adjust (3 comments)
Young Investor's Guide to Real Estate - 01:09 AM
I originally posted this article on EquityScout.com as a piece about Young Real Estate Investors... According to the National Association of Realtors, 39 percent of all homes bought last year where purchased by people aged 18 to 34. It's widely understood that homeownership is the single most important element for building a sound financial foundation, so the proliferation of young buyers is an indication that more Americans taking responsibility for their financial future at an early age. Most of these homes were primary residences, but young buyers are making inroads into the world of real estate investing as well. Real estate investment (3 comments)
Original EquityScout.com Press Release - 01:14 AM
This was the original press released that EquityScout.com published upon launching the website. You can see it here. ONLINE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT SOFTWARE PROVIDES INVESTORS WITH TOOLS TO MAKE SMARTER, MORE PROFITABLE DECISIONS HOUSTON - Paladin Equity LLC announced the launch of EquityScout.com, a software provider that gives real estate investors at any level the tools they need to make smarter, more profitable decisions. EquityScout.com's subscription-based online software enables investors to evaluate the potential risks and rewards of real estate investment opportunities. The user enters assumptions - such as estimated property appreciation rates, financing options and property expenses - and the software (1 comments)
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