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Archives of real estate blog entries for February 1, 2007 (Page 9)
January Market Update - Macomb County - 09:08 PM
There seems to be a little life left in the Macomb County real estate market. No doubt the unseasonably warm weather the first few week helped. Let's see what the numbers show in Macomb County during the month of January, 2007. There were 6389 homes for sale as of the 31st of January, a 4% increase of 246 listings. There were 469 happy sellers who had their homes sell during January, an healthy increase of 48 sales or 11.4%. There have been an average of 509.33 sales/month over the past 6 months. 6389 Homes for sale469 Homes sold in December509 Homes sold per month (6 month average) From now on I have decided to use the actual monthly sales figures (2 comments)
"The Sky Is Falling!" and Other Fairy Tales - 03:14 AM
First some numbers: the Wall Street Journal reports that Silicon Valley added 30,000 new jobs last year and that unemployment in Silicon Valley dropped to 4%, down from a peak of 8% in 2002. The average salary here is up 4% from last year to $74,302 according to the same report. The challenge with the market for people looking to buy a Silicon Valley home is that it's historically been extremely expensive. Even before the insanity of 2005, Silicon Valley real estate prices have always been challenging.
Here are some articles from over the years: Silicon Valley Cost of Living: Expensive (0 comments)
Activerain..The Community That Keeps Giving Back! - 01:13 AM
I will be honest. When I joined AR, I didn't have a clue what AR was about. I read, and read blogs, and I finally built up the courage to add my first post. Why? I've learned so many things from so many people here in AR, and I knew I had to give something back! Yesterday someone here in the AR community took me by surprise. I missed the call, and called the number back. Who's that on the other end of the line? None other than our very own John Occhi Hemet CA Real Estate! I sent John an email (18 comments)
Commercial property - 1 mile south of highway 70, Garvin, OK formerly HOMESTYLE meat processing location, includes some equipment, etc. 1920 sq ft mol building, 14 ft walls, concrete foundation, public water supply, city sewer, 6" thick spray foam insulation in the ceiling, 4" in the walls, 10,000 lb steel beams in the back of the building for holding processed half beefs and trailing them into the freezer holding area. Large walk-in cooling rooms, large walk-in freezers, steel holding pens on concrete with steel cover shed. Building has office, bathroom and wash area, processing cut meat (2 comments)
CEDAR SHED RESTAURANT in Hugo, Oklahoma. Great Restaurant business for sale. Chance of a lifetime to own the restaurant of choice of many people. Customers drive from near and far to eat at the Cedar Shed. On highway 271 in the southern edge of Hugo, near the highway 70 bypass overpass. Restaurant is 5800 sq ft mol. Main dining room, sunroom dining room or meeting room and an additional meeting room, modern kitchen, on 2 1/4 acres mol with plenty of parking. If you want to own a first class restaurant in a growing area, talk to us about this (0 comments)
RV Park at HUGO LAKE, Hugo, OK - CATFISH RV PARK - 01:46 PM
9 acre mol, RV park, highway 70 near Hugo Lake Dam. 8 spaces with hook-ups in place and room to expand! Prime location on highway, very near the road over the dam. Next to Sawyer Post Office. Concrete strips for rv's wheels. Park Shower building, city water, private septic system. Storm cellar on property. More pictures here. Listed @ $115,000 Call Judi at 580-212-5946 or click here to email.
Realtors: 5 reasons to have your listing staged! - 01:45 PM
I just got an email asking that same question from Ray Nellum. It's funny - it is so ingrained in me that I assume that everyone knows why people should stage their homes before putting it on the market. Those around me, shake their heads, and tell me, "I know - it's like preaching to the choir." I realize now that I need to change my range of audience and do a better job of spreading the word! Thanks Ray for the wake-up call. I'm on a roll, I think I'll have to do a blog on 5 reasons for a homeowner. Realtors - Here are 5 (1 comments)
TOP 5 REASONS WHY HOMEOWNERS SHOULD STAGE - 03:46 PM
Here are 5 reasons why you should stage a home 5: Attracts a broader range of buyers as Staged Homes are more appealing and are recognized as the BEST properties to see. Home Appraisers as view that as well and therefore, appraise it higher in value than a non-staged home. 4: Great Listing tool. Your house is listed on the Staged Homes website - it gets over 6 MILLION hits per month. (This is HUGE considering that 80% of homes are looked at on the internet before people even bother looking at the house live with the realtor.) 3: There's a great saying - "CLUTTER EATS (4 comments)
A bar - an answer for all! - 04:14 PM
LOL - I'm not just talking about when you are having a rough day... I was staging a condo, and he had hodgepodge of stuff, you know what I'm talking about - we've seen it all. I realized he was missing something between the dining area and the family room area, actually I should just say the TV room, as he is a bachelor. ( : Once I defined those 2 areas and had it staged, it bothered me that there was no transition between the two. There was a hole - a large wall space with nothing between those spaces. I moved his bookshelf from the family room (3 comments)
Paris - are there any stagers out there? - 04:45 PM
I was wondering if any one knew anything about home staging in Paris. Do they do home staging or even know about it? I am planning to go to Paris and thought it would be wonderful to meet with a fellow stager to compare notes and exchange ideas. (as I'm writing this, I realize they would have to be fluent in English, or speak Frenglish (bastardized French and English) with me. Anyways, thought that would be soooo cool. If anybody knows someone or anything about staging in Paris, I'd be much obliged.
Land Prices in Texas - Good News - 11:01 AM
Real estate prices in other states have soared far above prices for comparable properties here. Investors from those states now see Texas prices as bargains. They are coming to Texas to buy and bringing plenty of cash. Many institutional investors have set portfolio diversification goals that require real estate acquisition. And current economic conditions have some investors anticipating inflation. Those concerns drive purchases of tangible assets, such as real property. In 1966, Texas per-acre land cost was $73.43 (in 2006 dollars) per million Texans (Figure 3). By 1974, the price was $99.12, an all-time high. In 2006, the cost of an acre (1 comments)
The World's Most Expensive Home -- 155 Million --What??? - 11:57 AM
Some people just have too much money!!!! This home is a 53,000-square-foot stone and wood mansion at the Yellowstone Club, the members-only, Blixseth-developed residential ski and golf resort near Bozeman, Mont. Price tag: $155 million. I wish I had this listing, but I would be just as happy to sell it!!!!! Click the Link to view pictures Source Forbes.com (1 comments)
You've heard the saying, "we take care of our own"....well read on... - 06:25 PM
NAVSTA Everett Sailors Get a Lesson in Japanese Cuisine By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Douglas G. Morrison, Fleet Public Affairs Center Detachment Northwest EVERETT, Wash (NNS) -- Naval Station Everett's liberty program offered cooking lessons Jan. 23 as part of their single Sailors program to Sailors interested in the art of making sushi rolls.The event was held at the base commons, where Sailors watched as Than Myin Oo, a local sushi chef, shared his secrets of how to make delicious sushi rolls, and then gave those interested a chance to create their own to enjoy."I get satisfaction from seeing them make (0 comments)
Making Sense Out of Real Estate Lingo - 09:19 PM
As with all industries, real estate professionals have developed a lingo and acronyms to help them communicate with each other more easily. For the first-time homebuyer (and even some veterans), making sense of property listings can sometimes leave you feeling like you're deciphering the DaVinci Code. Let's take a look at a sample real estate listing: 2,500 sf on a c-d-s, 2BR, 2.5BA, CA, spac grt rm w/ wbfp, grmet kit, det gar Looks a lot like alphabet soup. However, using this type of abbreviated property description saves valuable advertising space. Some abbreviations you'll probably encounter are: AC or A/C: air conditioningBA: bathroomBR: bedroomCA: central airC-D-S: (0 comments)
County Superintendent Bill Nearing Vote - 10:26 AM
There is a bill working its way through the New Jersey Senate (S19), sponsored by Senator Bob Smith (D), which will create a county level school superintendent. The plan was to create a position to hold local school districts accountable for their spending and thereby lower property taxes. Basically this position would approve or cut budgets. While the idea of a superintendent with the ability to cut budgets is a good one the bill working it way through Senate readings includes a process where local districts can appeal the decision of the superintendent which could very easily render the office of (0 comments)
Do Ya Wanna Sell, or Not? - 05:35 PM
My brother Jay works with me helping to keep my office things organized and helping with clients. Jay has been helping a couple find their first home. After an extensive search they found just the right home. It was the right size and it seemed to have good structural integrity so they made an offer. After some negotiation the the seller accepted the offer and so the buyers paid for an inspection. The inspector did find a few small problems but nothing seemed insurmountable so they decided to buy the home anyway. The lender found a few issues that needed to be cleaned up (0 comments)
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