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Archives of real estate blog entries for November 1, 2007 (Page 4)
Should You Sell In a buyers Market? - 01:46 PM
Should you sell in a buyers market? ...... There is no question that right now we are n a buyers market. If you don't have a home to sell then don't wait to buy. Interest rates are still very low and inventories are up, making it a great time to buy a home. But what if you have a home to sell first? If you are moving up to a more expensive home the time has never been better! No, I haven't lost my mind. Just do the math with me. Last month there were 532 single family homes sold in (3 comments)
(SOLD!) Century 21 Stuff Available - 02:06 PM
Ok, this isn't really junk, but I've switched brokerages and no longer have a need for these items. I have a plastic literature/business card holder thingy (one of those things that stands up and holds your home fliers and business cards) that has the C21 logo on it, and 3 C21 Open House Directional signs up for grabs if anyone wants them. They are generic C21 products - not branded to any one brokerage. I'm asking $5 plus shipping. If you want them, drop me a line. (12 comments)
COPYRIGHT UPDATE - THE CONTENT IS IN A VIRTUAL WORLD BUT THE DAMAGES ARE REAL MONEY - 08:07 AM
Another good post about copyright this morning. Thanks to Teresa Boardman for making the theft of intellectual property a serious topic of discussion. I, too, going back for at least 4 years, have been plagued by copyright infringement. Real estate agents and brokers who copy maps from my web pages and use them on their web pages. I use the word copyright rather than plagiarize because the word copyright is in the law that protects my property. Plagiarize is the act of stealing content. Copyright is the thing that they are stealing. Copyright is a noun. It's a fine point, but (49 comments)
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD REAL ESTATE SOLD, SEPTEMBER 1 through OCTOBER 31, 2007 - 02:03 PM
Montgomery County MD homes, what's selling and what is not.There are 2,457 ACTIVE listings of Detached Single Family Homes for sale on November 1, 2007priced from $300,000 to $1,000,000. There are 2,967 ACTIVE listings of Detached Single Family Homes for sale on November 1, 2007,all prices, with a low of $235,000 to a high of $7,200,000.The average list price of Detached Single Family Homes for sale in Montgomery County is $772,360.The average list price of Detached Single Family Homes in Montgomery County SOLD was $710,387The average SOLD price of Detached Single Family Homes in Montgomery County in September was $671,614. (3 comments)
Posting Photos to Localism - 06:11 PM
I haven't been able to post a photo to Localism for a few weeks. Is anyone else having any trouble? Lenn (1 comments)
Print ads on websites with Homes and Land - 09:06 AM
How much success have you had with the publication Homes and Land? Now Homes & Land's luxury property listings (those listed at $750,000 and above) will be included on the following New York Times Company websites:The New York Times (NYTimes.com)Great Homes (NYTimes.com/GreatHomes)The Boston Globe (Boston.com)The Santa Rosa Press Democrat (PressDemo.com) These sites purpotedly receive 13,000,000 unique visitors each month. My question is do you see value (results) with this medium? BTW, did you check out the new group here in the Rain http://activerain.com/groups/selljunk (7 comments)
Go Back To High School - Your HOME-WORK Isn't Done Yet - 09:54 PM
1 November 2007 Sebastian, Florida I had to go back to high school these past two days - as exhausting as it was, I'm grateful I did! My wife is a high school teacher educating freshman - this week on budgeting. I had the privilege - today and yesterday, to present to them information about credit and home ownership - and how the two interact. The level of interest - and participation - was amazing. While my outline doesn't present the anecdotal stories I used to present certain concepts (you need your own, which is best) about life and money, the basics are here (6 comments)
Vine Condo Development in Kisilano, Vancouver Canada Real Estate - 01:00 AM
The Vine Condo Development is almost ready. Yes! Currently you can find Assignment Listings on the MLS and if the project completes on time we should see people moving in by the end of 2007. In anticipation of this launch Mike and myself have created another Digger website dedicated to the Vine in Kitsilano - www.VineDigger.com. There are three towers totaling 133 units and reaching 8 levels in the highest East Tower. Below i'll post links to each tower where you'll find MLS listings currently on the market. You'll find studios, 1 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms and some of the Floor Plans (4 comments)
HR3915 TAKES AWAY BROKERS ABILITY TO EARN - 07:11 PM
An Account Rep. send me this link. I took the time to read through the proposed BILL and while some clear points on reform are made I do believe without a more careful structure this bill will be harmful to independent mortgage brokers. The industry has taken it's toll on the mortgage broker. I will not persuade you to vote "No" and sign this petition as I have. That is up to you. This may or may not have a deep impact on how some of you do business and generate income so I do encourage you to follow the links I have (5 comments)
Daylight Savings Time Ends!! - 03:05 PM
It’s that confusing time of year again… Don’t forget that Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend! We get shorter daylight hours but an extra hour of sleep on Sunday November 4th So remember to set your clocks back 1 hour at 2am!! For some interesting info on Daylight Savings visit http://www.infoplease.com/spot/daylight1.html
Foreclosure 'Tour of Aid' - one day only! - 08:09 PM
Nevada has the dubious distinction right now of being the #1 state for foreclosure activity in the entire United States. Sure, Ohio has their Buckeyes (a bunch of nuts), Minnesota their 10,000 lakes (can we borrow a few to end our drought), and Hawaii their white sand beaches and gorgeous tropical settings (which our hotels spend millions to recreate) ... but when it comes to people losing their homes, nobody can touch The Silver State! This is a distinction that weighs heavily on all Nevadans - real estate agents, lenders, gaming employees, teachers, health care workers, our friends and neighbors. Every day (6 comments)
Governor, WSDOT and community celebrate new I-405 lanes in Kirkland On Tuesday, Oct. 30, WSDOT celebrated the on-time, on-budget completion of the I-405 Kirkland Nickel Stage 1 project during an opening ceremony with Gov. Chris Gregoire and our new Secretary of Transportation Paula Hammond. WSDOT and our contractor, Kiewit Construction, recently completed construction of one new lane in each direction of I-405 between NE 85th and NE 124th Streets; two wetland restoration sites; an improved, fish-passable culvert under I-405 at Forbes Creek; and three new noise walls. This project is the first step in the comprehensive plan to decrease I-405 congestion and (0 comments)
"Central Kitsap Junior High Football" - Life on the Kitsap Peninsula WA - 01:50 AM
Well, today was the final game of the 2007 season for the Central Kitsap Junior High Cubs JV Football Team here in Silverdale WA. Our boys played Cedar Heights Junior High from Port Orchard. Both teams were tied for first place in the league going into today's game. It was a classic nail-biting battle of fairly evenly matched teams. The high scoring game saw the lead change hands serveral times throughout the game. With only :40 seconds to go in the 4th quarter, the Cubs were down by 1 point. Two costly penalties brought our ball back to mid-field, leaving us with a (7 comments)
"What an Amazing Ride in the Rain!" - 11:56 AM
Well, I've been singing in the Rain now since August of 2006. It's been interesting to say the least. Two things are for certain -I've learned so much about effective blogging and what constitutes a good, quality post; and I've gained some lifelong valued friendships along the way. Regardless of how ActiveRain has changed over time, or what it will become in the future, you can't deny the tremendous value and benefit it has brought us, and the positive change and influence is has effected in each of our lives. Blog often, Blog well.... (2 comments)
"When the Going gets Tough, Sellers get Going!" - Today's Sellers in Kitsap County WA - 12:40 PM
These are very challenging times for Home Sellers, not only here on the Kitsap Peninsula in scenic Washington State, but in housing markets throughout the country. Inventory levels of available homes are at an all-time high. Many homes have been languishing on the market for what seems like an eternity, with little or no activity. Mortgage loan underwriters have tightened their requirements, making it much more difficult for hopeful buyers to qualify. And with all the global uncertainties, from the war in Iraq, to the price of crude oil, consumer confidence is faltering, keeping many potential buyers sitting on the fence. Tough times demand that tough questions be asked, and tough actions be taken. (3 comments)
Crofton Maryland Calendar for November - 07:14 PM
The highlight of Crofton's November calendar is the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Crofton Country Club on November 26 and the arrival of Santa on Engine # 7. Festivities will include refreshments, entertainment, and photos with Santa.
CLICK HERE to check updates, since new events may be added throughout the month. To receive timely notices about new posts to FocusOnCrofton.com, SUBSCRIBE NOW. (2 comments)
Spring Curb Appeal Begins Today - 10:41 PM
Crofton real estate and homes for sale Thinking of selling your Crofton home in Spring? If so, it's more important than ever for you to pull your green thumb out of your pocket and take care of these Fall Garden Must-Do's. They will reward you with a beautiful lawn and garden when the growing season begins in Spring - just in time to put your home on the market! You could say that spring curb-appeal begins today! 1. Bulbs - Now is the season for planting your spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils. It's also time to lift or "harvest" tender bulbs from your garden for next season, including (12 comments)
When a Rehab / Short sale is NOT the best option - 01:31 PM
I'm currently working with buyers who are looking for .... what else...A GOOD DEAL. They are stuck on buying a bank owned or short sale property though. Problem is much of what they've looked at needs a ton of work & it is taking weeks to get any responses back from the banks. I've suggested nicer homes to make offers on where we can negotiate directly with the sellers. Why? Because unfortunately many agents in our market place think they know how to handle a short sale when in fact, they have no clue. Yes, sometimes it is just plain difficult to deal with (5 comments)
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