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Archives of real estate blog entries for November 23, 2007 (Page 5)
10 Tools Listing Agents Must Use - 03:55 PM
If you are starting the process of hiring a listing agent to sell your Bonita Springs Home you've found the key to home selling success. Use the guidelines below to help find the most technologically advanced agent to market and sell your Bonita Springs home. Here are 10 Tools Your Bonita Springs Listing Agent must use to compete in today's aggressive buyers market in Bonita Springs, Florida. A real estate blog. Updated daily with local content that pulls buyers in. A static website. You don't need to know what this means but your agent does. If they don't know what you're talking about (20 comments)
What Part Do Individual Markets Need to Play In Our National Mortgage Crisis? - 04:15 PM
There are two thought provoking posts on the board today getting my brain in a swirl. The first one was on the issue of California Sub Prime Relief by Lenn Harley. This post is replete with the relief issue as proposed by the California Governor, and the general question of how involved should The Government be in these relief efforts (Gena Reide). Lenn asks important questions and some of them said, is the California Market pertinent to her Maryland market? I say, how intertwined are all of our markets based on the severity of the issues involved? And I ask that question hoping (19 comments)
We all know how stressful Holiday shopping can be, and with youngsters in tow, it can be a real drag. Instead of paying a babysitter or leaving hubby in charge, why not make the time special for the kids by giving them an opportunity to be an Elf for a day? The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher is hosting Holiday Elf Camps for Children ages 7-10. There is a fee of $50 which includes lunch, snacks, holiday gift wrap and all around fun visiting the aquarium.The Camps will be held the first 3 Saturdays in December from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 (2 comments)
"Politically Correct" or JPR ( just plain ridiculous) Members Only - 06:37 PM
Did you hear about the Boy Scout troop that set up donation boxes at local Cambridge, Massachusetts polling places? They thought this would be a great way to show their support for the troops and to raise money to send care packages to them. Apparently the powers that be in Cambridge, did not agree. They deemed the Boy Scout philanthropic and patriotic gesture too political in nature and poo- pooed the whole effort as having a pro-war bent. A disggruntled resident put in a complaint to the election commission workers about the Scouts implied "pro-war" message. "We contacted the law (17 comments)
Olana another Hudson Valley Historic Gem - 09:23 AM
Yesterday I wanted to take a walk so my husband and son accompanied me to the grounds at Olana. This is one of the most beautiful properties in the area sited high above the Hudson River. With the leaves off the trees I had an awesome view not just of the Hudson River but also of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge which connects the Greeport area to the Catskills. What is Olana? It was once the home of Frederic Church of the Hudson River School of landscape painting. And what a place to paint from; you couldn't have asked for more spectacular views. (15 comments)
Two Rivers REIA hosts Attorney - Kristine Corcoran Frye - Dec 1, 2007 - 8:00AM - 09:22 PM
Check out Two Rivers REIA for more a map to the location, and more info. The Two Rivers REIA meets on the 1st Saturday and 3rd Wednesday of each month. We are an affiliate of the National Real Estate Investors Association, offering programs for a wide variety of RE investors. Kristine Corcoran Frye is an Attorney-at-Law, specializing in corporate and RE law. If you're an investor located in or near Central Iowa, come join us for an informative presentation plus a Q&A time afterwards. See website for more info including membership fees and guests charges. Hope to see you there! Andrew Lietzow, (2 comments)
A continuing story / Thank you Chris Elizabeth - 11:38 AM
For anyone who has read my blog for very long knows about the family I sold a house to summer of 2007. They purchased a beautiful house on the hill on Hatchet Ranch just south of Pueblo. If you missed the other posts click here and here. This Holiday Penny, Marshal and their family invited me to share their Thanksgiving dinner. Penny is a wonderful chef and we had a great day. But what will always stay in my mind is the very special turkey Penny cooked just for me. Thank you Chris Elizabeth for sharing your turkey recipe. Penny and Jason with "the (8 comments)
A week or so ago there was a post on Active Rain asking when it was appropriate to wear shorts while practicing Real Estate. I have thought about it since then, and still don't seem to agree that shorts represent a professional image that we should strive to maintain. I responded in kind to the post, and also made reference to the women who show up for Real Estate business looking like they are on the way to a dance club, or after dinner party. I feel the same about the men who show up in shorts and t-shirts like they just got off a (28 comments)
If you are thinking about buying a home South Florida you might want to make a stop in Pembroke Pines FL With over 1400 single family homes and over 1300 condos for sale for a total of over 2800 homes available....inventory continues to grow. We are getting many visitors who are visiting Pembroke Pines just looking for the right deal. Many activities,schools,newly constructed shopping plaza's and entertainment are right at your fingertips. Property values are lower at the moment and there a many homeowners looking to seriously sell their properties. My Pembroke Pines Blog links Pembroke Pines Florida Real Estate- Grand Palms Golf and Country (9 comments)
Wenatchee, Washington: How Is the Real Estate Market? - 03:42 PM
Happy Day-After-Thanksgivng. Here is one of the lucky turkeys who survived!On my other Wenatchee real estate blog, I have posted current inventory numbers and a market activity summary for: Single family homes Manufactured homes CondosWe are seeing a heavy percentage of activity in the manufactured & mobile home category, acceptable activity in single family homes, and very light activity in the condo sector.For details, here is the complete article posted earlier today.FREE search of ALL homes and land in the Wenatchee MLS Current Wenatchee condo info, news, and trends Happy Holidays!Remember:Information Is FREE. Knowledge, Experience & Integrity Are Priceless (0 comments)
What Are Your Three Most Important Marketing Tools? - 04:29 PM
A little over a year ago, I posted an article about my favorite and most effective marketing tools. As I review this year and look forward to the new year, I wondered if I should be considering any "new" ideas. I didn't get a very good response at that time, and thought to try again. In reviewing my original list, my opinions haven't really changed as to what works for me. What do you all consider your most important and effective marketing tools? Do you have any "holiday" promotions that you are most fond of?Note: The feature picture is a sculpure (13 comments)
FHA mortgages aren't as hard and intimidating as so many have mentioned in the past. Buying your first home, a second home, or even your third home can be intense. If you are a renter, your first step is to see which is better, to rent or own? Just remember, FHA mortgages are not just for first time homebuyers. Please read : FHA mortgages, how many can you have?
Below you will find a compilation of sequences that you should read prior to applying for a mortgage.
Before you start shopping for a mortgage, you should (14 comments)
Canton officials approve bid for monitoring station - 03:14 PM
The Canton City Council recently approved a construction bid for an Etowah River water monitoring station that will be part of its Hickory Log Creek Reservoir project.The city council approved the $24,364 bid for the 80-square-foot masonry structure that is to serve as a monitoring station for water that will be drawn out of the river and sent into the Hickory Log Creek Reservoir under development off Bluffs Parkway. Along with other costs for the $100-million reservoir, the city is to pay 25 percent for the construction of the monitoring station, and its majority partner, the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority, is (2 comments)
Planners OK senior project - 03:16 PM
The Woodstock Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of two rezonings, tabled one and recommended keeping the existing zoning on one project.Planners heard Oostanaula Group LLC's request to rezone 11.19 acres on Laurelwood Drive from Medium Density Residential under the city's downtown master plan to Senior Living-C. The property is located north of Ga. 92 and east of Main Street near the Laurelwood Apartments. The developer is planning an active adult development.The city staff told the commission that the city should not limit its market in such a drab real estate market, which rezoning the property to SL-C would do. Richard (7 comments)
OOPS - Thanksgiving Blunder - 01:53 PM
I have never made it a secret that I never really got along with my in-laws, but I did tend to get along with my BIL. We don't have a lot in common, but he did use for his home loan. So, I guess I have to be nice to him. Well, anyway, he has been divorced a few years. I never really cared for his ex. She wasn't my cup of tea. Well, this year he is dating somone new and she is a nice girl. very pretty, athletic and so on. Well, I heard her name but no one (2 comments)
Black Friday! Good day to promote yourself. - 01:44 PM
With the Malls and Shopping Centers overloaded with holiday shoppers it is an opportunity for us as agents. Not only to an opportunity to find great sales, but also an opportunity to strike up conversations and hand out business cards while we stand in those long boring check out lines. Just keep a stack of cards in you jacket or purse and smile at the person next to you and ask them about them. People love to talk about themselves. So while your out breaking the bank work on your next possible sale. Happy Shopping. (0 comments)
Book I added to my Listing Presentation Success - 01:56 PM
I recently wrote about a book I have added to my listing presentations. Idiots Guide Staging Your Home To Sell, for clients who could not really afford to hire a professional Stager. Anyway, my first client to receive the book her home was not in the best area, there are mobile homes all around. Also her home was a little cluttered and I was concerned how well this home would show. Anyway, to make a long story short my client really was serious about wanting her home sold quickly for top dollar. We listed it on the high end (I was concerned (12 comments)
Holiday safety Tips - 02:09 PM
Tis the season for crime rate to climb. Keep safety in the forefront of your mind while shopping. Here are a few safety tips while shopping. !. Do not leave purse unattended in shopping cart. 2. Keep purse zipped and strapped over your shoulder 3. Do not leave bags visible in car while shopping. Lock them in trunk. 4. Do not shop alone. 5. Only carry credit cards you plan to use that day and leave the rest of them at home. Predators will often look for woman shopping alone and wait for you to return to your car with your hands full and unable to defend (2 comments)
Grateful Mind On A Thankful Day - 12:53 AM
Dear Friend, As I sitting down to write you this message, I cannot help but feel grateful of a fruitful year and all your wonderful support in assisting the staging industry and my small business to propel forward for the better. To date, in 2007, Staged4more has staged 28 million dollars+ worth of San Francisco bay area real estate, in which 62% of the sold homes obtained a sold price more than their original listing prices. I couldn’t have done it without you! As our foundation has grow stronger, the company’s inventory has also grown. I am in the process (1 comments)
Foreclosure Prevalent In Certain Areas Of Las Vegas - 09:14 PM
According to state statistics, the rate of foreclosure in the state has tripled since this time last year. In an effort to help you navigate the real estate market, even if you are in no danger of losing a house. "They were marginal buyers -- they got shoe-horned in," real estate analyst Steve Bottfeld said. "You're going to find there is not integration of retail and residential in those areas, and people found it more and more difficult to live there." Bottfeld said that homeowners who live in half-empty neighborhoods should be patient. "This market will turn positive probably within six months, (1 comments)
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