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Archives of real estate blog entries for October 1, 2007 (Page 6)
Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Report - September 2007 - 11:18 PM
Here is a snapshot of the Colorado Springs Real Estate Market for September, 2007. Average Days on Market (DOM): 84This is UP from 83 day from July. High DOM: WES at 144 Days.Low DOM: MAN and BRI at 53 Days. Comment: Days on market are holding steady at under 3 months. Let's hope that this sticks through the winter. Average Sale Price (SP): $292,194This is UP from $281,274 in July.High Sales Price: WES at $538,333Low Sales Price: S/E at $123,881 Comment: The Median Sales price was at $248,299 - much closer to the price of an "average" home that you will (0 comments)
Ellis Jones is an inspiration to those who meet him. Armed with a digital camera, he is continuously snapping photos of local faces and posting them to his website which contains thousands of photos neatly journaled! Take a look at his site, it is pretty incredible! As a retired Post Master you would think an ideal day for him would to be sitting on a porch swing and sipping sweet tea . Not. Mr. Jones is one of Newport North Carolinas Volunteers in Police Service that devotes time to business safety practices, community watch programs and enhancing public safety. (7 comments)
Structural Pest Control Board - Lack of Regulation Could be a Bucket of Worms! - 06:45 PM
I had always hoped that state licensing agencies were established to protect the public, and to offer direction in the event of a problem. Today, I found out that the California Structural Pest Control Board is a toothless lion! In a recent transaction, the sellers had their home inspected by a licensed termite company prior to putting it on the market, then had the work done, paid by check and received the certificate of completion. Two weeks later, the property was ready to market, so it went on the MLS. It was priced correctly, so it sold in about 10 days. With the (4 comments)
Thanks! - 11:04 AM
Thanks for the invite. This looks like a great group! (0 comments)
There are many communities in northwest Arizona, but it seems that none can surpass the quiet beauty and charm of the communities in the Arrowhead area. Arrowhead's homes radiate inner warmth and its quality of life is unmeasured. There are many golf course properties as well as lake and horse properties! Of course, I may be somewhat partial having been a resident now for more than 15 years! Area communities include Arrowhead Ranch, Hillcrest Ranch, Arrowhead Lakes, Sierra Verde, Sonoma, The Legend, and Highland Lakes, just to name a few! There are many new homes being built in neighboring communities such as Stetson (2 comments)
Automated Thank You Correspondence Notes - 05:11 AM
I thought I'd share this with anyone that finds it useful. It came via regular mail to my "real" office. I almost threw it out because I didn't recognize the address and I'm famous for opening my mail over the shredder. Writing thank you notes and hand written notes comes easy for me. I do it all the time. I know others struggle with it. This is a thank you note service. Point and click on the web and a note gets dropped in the mail straight away. Their website is: www.soc23.com soc stands for "send out cards". You are even (22 comments)
Lead Generation Companies--Should They Disclose? - 12:51 AM
This could be a good FYI for newer agents -before you run into this situation-. At one time I listened to the pros and cons of buying referrals. On one hand it made sense IF it replaced other advertising and was more effective. Lesson Learned: Ask more questions. A lead generation company emailed me that they had a seller who wanted to list in my area. Later down the road, I find that the innocent and vulnerable seller had filled out one of those web forms somewhere offering help in finding the right agent. The service of course is free to (14 comments)
The "Difference" - 07:37 AM
Being a believer in GOD makes a huge difference when it comes to Real Estate. With the market place experiencing times of unsteadiness, there is an assurance one can have in the midst of these worldwide changes. A Believer has GOD'S SECRET. A believer has the LORD to turn to, lean upon, and hope in. And because HE never fails, one will not have to grope in the darkness, wondering what they will do. One's faith in HIM gives confidence that HIS Word is true regarding what HE has promised! One of a multitude of affirmations, asserts, HE will NEVER leave (27 comments)
Pictures From Calumet City IL Auto Show - Name That Car! - 02:10 PM
When these pictures were snapped, no idea of the type of car came to my mind, they were just taken. I realize Car Buffs will wonder WHY the year, model, and make are not labeled..... It's because..... we are giving YOU the honor to GUESS! In the previous blog, Calumet City Auto Show, announcement was given of this sponsored event by the Calumet City Chamber of Commerce. The show took place Sunday, September 9, 2007 at the River Oaks Mall East Calumet City, IL
New Dog Breeds - 07:13 AM
New Dog BreedsCollie + Lhasa Apso = Collapso, a dog that folds up for easy transport Spitz + Chow = Chow Spitz-Chow, a dog that throws up a lot Pointer + Setter = Poinsetter, a traditional Christmas pet Malamute + Pointer = Moot Point, owned by....oh, well, it doesn't matter anyway Great Pyrenees + Dachshund = Pyradachs, a puzzling breed Pekingnese + Lhasa Apso = Peekasso, an abstract dog Irish Water Spaniel + English Springer = Spaniel Irish Springer, a dog fresh and clean as a whistle Labrador Retriever + Curly Coated Retriever = Lab Coat Retriever, the choice of research scientists Newfoundland + Basset Hound (4 comments)
New Dog Breeds - 07:16 AM
New Dog BreedsCollie + Lhasa Apso = Collapso, a dog that folds up for easy transport Spitz + Chow = Chow Spitz-Chow, a dog that throws up a lot Pointer + Setter = Poinsetter, a traditional Christmas pet Malamute + Pointer = Moot Point, owned by....oh, well, it doesn't matter anyway Great Pyrenees + Dachshund = Pyradachs, a puzzling breed Pekingnese + Lhasa Apso = Peekasso, an abstract dog Irish Water Spaniel + English Springer = Spaniel Irish Springer, a dog fresh and clean as a whistle Labrador Retriever + Curly Coated Retriever = Lab Coat Retriever, the choice of research scientists Newfoundland + Basset Hound (1 comments)
N. Arlington NJ "New Listing" www.OurNJhouse.com - 09:56 PM
GREAT STARTER HOME WITH NEW ROOF, NEW WINDOWS, AND KTCH CABINETS. LARGE LR WITH CATH/CEILINGS AND GAS FIREPLACE. DR OPENS UP TO LARGE KTCH. FULL FINISHED BASEMENT WITH SEP ENTRANCE. OPEN FLOOR PLAN MAKES THIS HOME GREAT FOR ENTERTAINING. HARDWOOD FLOORS UNDER CARPET, ALL THIS HOME NEEDS IS A FRESH COAT OF PAINT AND READY TO MOVE IN. BUYER MUST BE PREQUALIFIED BY COUNTRYWIDE MORTGAGE Visit http://www.ournjhouse.com/ for more info Carmelo Oliveri 201 618 2854 North Arlington NJ 07031 http://www.northarlington.org/ http://www.narlington.k12.nj.us/ http://www.greatschools.net/schools.page?district=370&state=NJ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Arlington,_New_Jersey (0 comments)
I was responding to anothers post about sellers not listening to reason, and realized that my reply made a good post. Yes, it was good for me. So, here is a reply/post that I think has merit. The actual post/reply was a tounge in cheek letter titled http://activerain.com/blogsview/221949/Dear-Mr-Mrs-Unrealistic Great post, really made some impact, but made me think as well from-way on the other side of our world...The world in which having a lot of listings wins, and the world of seller perception is the actual Reality, according to the seller. So like it or not, here is my Reply/Post I was in (6 comments)
Make me Move and other happy thoughts - 05:46 PM
Another day in Real Estate. Three agreements to list property and 3 new buyers to work with. Just another average day..... Not hardly. This is a good day by my standards. Actually, a great day. Considering the amount of rain we got today with all the squally storms that rumbled thru our Lake County Area. What made today so special was these contracts were mainly from my online presence in my various websites and from one Referral right here on Active Rain. How nice to finally have some good response from my websites. I spent about 10 hours over the last week updating (11 comments)
Weston FL Real Estate for Rent-Weston Florida Market Report - 08:08 AM
Weston Florida Real Estate for rent- Weston Florida Market Report Keeping an eye on property values can be a bit challenging from a distance . Every now and then...wouldn't it be nice to borrow someone's eyes and ears in our area for an occasional update on your neighborhoods values? That's actually what we are doing for you....free of charge! You are receiving an update on Weston Florida Real Estate For rent on a regular basis, just to keep you informed of the current Real Estate for rent in Weston Florida This value check up is automatic: all you have to do is open this link and read The (4 comments)
What's Happening With Real Estate? - 04:27 PM
About a month ago I wrote an article relating to the real estate market. The mortgage industry literally went crazy giving people mortgages that they could not afford. Some home owners are stretched to the max. Many homes in Illinois are in foreclosure. I can never remember a time when there were so many homes for sale and when the market time was so lengthy. Another thing contributing to the glut of homes on the market in Naperville is transferees renting and taking their time about purchasing a home. Before, transfereed would take a week to buy a home and therefore time on the market was (0 comments)
Thanks - 10:21 AM
Thanks for the invite Brandie! Looks like a good group! Susan O. (0 comments)
Thanks - 10:24 AM
Thanks for the invite Chris! Keep up the good work! :) Susan O (0 comments)
STELLAR custom-caliber remodel - 3 bed, 3 bath SINGLE LEVEL home - 1,917 sf - 12:16 PM
**STELLAR** Custom-caliber remodel with no expense spared! This stunning patio home offers a "Great Room" layout, 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths - all fully renovated in '07! All living is on 1 level, with low-maintenance desert landscaping. This is an ideal winter residence or 2nd home! The seller had +/- 1600 sf of travertine tile laid in the "Versailles" pattern; this tile is EVERYWHERE in the home except for the Master bedroom and bedroom #3, where plush carpet is found. All bedrooms have french door exits to the yards; bedroom 2 is separate from the others, and with a private (0 comments)
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