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Archives of real estate blog entries for April 12, 2007 (Page 10)
Santa Clara County Market Conditions 03 07 - 06:53 PM
Single Family Market There certainly is not a shortage of homes coming on the market in Santa Clara County right now. The number of homes coming on the market continues to be greater in volume when compared to the same period last year: a glaring difference. Also, the purchasing activity did not kick into overdrive, but remained flat during the busy months (February through September). This is most likely the result of the sub-prime borrowers who were unable to keep up with their mortgage payments unloading their homes before going into default. If we look at the past three months, surprisingly, there (0 comments)
Campbell Market Conditions 03 07 - 10:53 PM
Single Family Market The market seems to be reacting predictably compared to last month. Coming from increased listing activities and flat sales activities through the past summer and winter months, we are entering the upswing into the spring and summer season. There is no appreciable difference between March 06 and 07 in the area of homes going into contract (pending). That is quite surprising, considering all of the brouhaha about the collapse of the sub-prime lending market we all have heard so much about in the past few months. I suppose that is a testament to Silicon Valley's belief in its robust (0 comments)
Creative Work with Photoshop Elements - 06:41 PM
Last night I had my second class on Advanced Photoshop Elements. This course is about working with layers and photo enhancements. The first basic course was on the basics; cropping, brightness adjustment, contast adjustment, etc. The intermediate course was on creative projects; scrapbooks, calendars, slide shows, etc. Yesterday we covered colorizing photographs. We started with a sepia photo. Next we colorized it. Then we changed some colors. We stated another from a black and white photo. First we made it into a sepia to get the flesh tones. Then we colorized it. You will wonder about my listing photos now. Was not that pink sofa in the living room blue (16 comments)
The world is shifting. As we sit in around and ponder whether our MLS system can even provide sold information for the consumer...the world is zooming towards us! The Real Estate industry must face straight on, the pace at which the world is now shifting. This YouTube video is a startling look into the abyss that we now must look at. The bear is running ever faster and faster. See what you can gleam out of this excellent video. Shift Happens!
Here is a great Explanation of why web 2.0 Works, and why web 3.0 will change the the rules again. People always ask what are you talking about with these blogs and how do blogs and this web 2.0 stuff really change anything? Well, this video (with over 2M views) might be the single best way to show the answer with video. Real estate Blogging will bring about huge changes to the landscape. This is a brilliant piece. (17 comments)
Albuquerque, New Mexico - 01:28 PM
Eloise Gift http://eloisegift.com Albuquerque, New Mexico is over 300 years old. It was not always the city that it is now, of almost half a million people. Before the Spanish explorers arrived, Pueblo Indians chose the fertile spot on the bank of the Rio Grande to grow their crops. With the arrival of the Europeans, the small trading post established in the same area grew. Now spanning both banks of the Rio Grande (the Nile of New Mexico) Albuquerque has grown to be the state's largest city, http://www.albuquerque300.org/index.aspx?pk=47&temp=2. Early Years In its early years the city expanded north and south along El Camino (8 comments)
The Old Town Square - 09:13 PM
Eloise Gift http://eloisegift.com The old town square is at the center of Old Town, the original city center that the Spanish settlers established some three hundred years ago. Old Town is the cradle (la cuna) so to speak, of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The well-preserved Spanish-style plaza dominated by San Felipe de Neri, the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Albuquerque, http://www.sanfelipedeneri.org/, is a destination for tourists visiting Albuquerque. Old Town is the perfect place to buy gifts of all kinds for friends back home. One side of the square is dedicated to Native American craft and jewelry. On your way in or (9 comments)
Hello, Hello - 08:56 AM
I have recently been bought out by my clients from a staffing agency. I have seen such a need to help others get started in the virtual world that I decided a couple of months ago to start my own business to help va's get started and match clients with trained professionals. I work for one real estate agent and my other client is in marketing and promotional products. I have done research on the different trainings out there for va's, but wanted some feedback on what others think are worth while programs. I have found Webographers.com to be very good. What others do (0 comments)
New home search tool - 01:06 AM
Being part of the Keller Williams Realty family I have found that in the 2 years that the Jody Sayler Team has joined the company my business has grown tremendously. To help my clients and prospective home buyers and sellers in the Phoenix metropolition area, specifically Gold Canyon, Superstition Mountain, Apache Junction, Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, Chandler, Higley, Queen Creek, Scottsdale and other metropolitan Phoenix cities, I have a new home search tool that all my clients and visitors to my website (http://www.realestatewithjody.com) are raving about. It is called Phoenix Area Home Quest, and Keller Williams agents are the only agents that can subscribe (1 comments)
Save time and money and fill those rental vacancies today!!! - 10:37 PM
Visit Georgia Apartment Locators on the web today to find out what they can do for you! Georgia Apartment Locators has a database of tenants ready to rent today! Remember, Georgia Apartment Locators, "A priceless service at LOW COST to you!" Do you need to find a a rental property? Georgia Apartment Locators can help, we have featured properties on our website. No matter if you have good or bad credit, we can help! Remember, Georgia Apartment Locators, "A priceless service at NO COST to you!" www.GeorgiaPropertyLocators.com (0 comments)
Save time and money , fill those vacancies today using Georgia Apartment Locators!!!!!!!!! - 10:44 PM
Visit Georgia Apartment Locators on the web today to find out what they can do for you! Georgia Apartment Locators has a database of tenants ready to rent today! Remember, Georgia Apartment Locators, "A priceless service at LOW COST to you!" Do you need to find a a rental property? Georgia Apartment Locators can help, we have featured properties on our website. No matter if you have good or bad credit, we can help! Remember, Georgia Apartment Locators, "A priceless service at NO COST to you!" http://www.georgiapropertylocators.com/ (0 comments)
Sub prime lenders wanted people to default?????? - 03:17 PM
Sub prime loans, like all ARM loans, are designed as tools to assist borrowers in accomplishing a certain goals. Sub prime companies did not set out to lend people money so that they thought would default, and go into foreclosure, they don't want the property: They want the payments. I don't understand the logic that I have heard on numerous occasions that the loan servicers wanted the added expense of taking back the collateral. Do you know how much it costs to foreclose? As a mortgage professional, and someone who tries to help my borrowers have a financial strategy, I have (0 comments)
Each season has it's own beauty and it is amazing how the view changes with the seasons. Winter has it own beauty, however I prefer the beauty that Spring and Summer bring to the land. It is amazing how the seasons change what the photo's are saying and how the lake looks so inviting in the second photo. (5 comments)
SPRING TIME FOR HITLER (as in the Producers) - 08:08 AM
Several years back we were attending a broker lunch hosted by one of our agents. We were asked to give some suggestions on how to handle the decorating "problem". They had not elaborated on exactly what the problem was. The broker lunch was scheduled and we would see for ourselves. We arrived at the home only to see a full size military vehicle in the driveway, complete with swastikas. We assumed that this was the only problem. More problems inside! This homeowner was a proud & avid collector of Nazi "memorabilia". It was all prominently displayed throughout his home.It amazed us to (13 comments)
I need an appraiser in Albany, NY who can be paid on the HUD as a closing cost. - 11:31 AM
I work at Bourdeau Financial and do many refi's and purchases. We have run into a problem, that a lot of the time people do not have the out of pocket or cash to pay for the appraisal upfront. I am looking for an appraiser who is willing to be paid on the HUD as a closing cost but to also work with us on a regular basis. Please call or email me if this is something that can be done. I have a client who wants to close ASAP! Thank you, Kimberlee Leto (0 comments)
"Buyer's Market?" Still, No Such Thing As a "Good Deal" - 10:25 AM
I know some Realtors think it is their job to make their client feel all warm and fuzzy by making the buyer think that they got a "Good Deal". Kind of like how almost everyone who buys a car walks out thinking that they got a good deal! I don't believe in this. I am not hired to be a comforter. I'm hired to get the most suitable property at the best price possible, and to do so aggressively, if that is what the client requests. While the client might have landed a "better deal" than other active or sold listings, it (8 comments)
Here is a look at homes sold in Webster County in Feb 2007 compared to Feb 2006. Feb 06 31 homes sold, $127,042 ave. sale price-Feb 07 26 homes sold, $135,679 ave. sale price. March 2007 numbers for the Springfield area are in and look much better than February. There are still great lender programs available. I would be glad to show you how your property compares to the current market, visit www.williamsclassichomes.com. Statistical Report from Greater Springfield Board of Realtors. (0 comments)
Seymour is located east of Rogersville (Springfield) and south of Marshfield off US Highway 60. Real estate is very affordable, and a great investment. This rural area provides a chance to own a home with land in the country. Homes sold in the last year with land between 10 and 75 acres sold with an average sale price of $163, 356 on an average of 28 acres. The median home price for Seymour is $86,500 for homes sold on property of 10 acres or less. In the US only five other metro areas are equal to or less than Seymour; the other locations (0 comments)
Federal regulators should have the authority and the responsibility to end abusive lending practices, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton says in a letter that urges the Federal Reserve Board to act quickly in finalizing guidance on subprime lending. "We should take greater steps to ensure the regulators not only have the authority but the responsibility to end the deceptive and irresponsible lending practices that drew people into adjustable rate mortgages and other hybrids they could not afford when the rates adjusted upwards," the New York senator says in the letter to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. The Democratic presidential candidate also argues that (2 comments)
Reverse Mortgages: Get the Facts Before Cashing In On Your Home’s Equity.. - 01:10 PM
I have receiving more & more questions from agents on Reverse Mortgages. Here are the facts: Whether seeking money to finance a home improvement, pay off a current mortgage, supplement their retirement income, or pay for healthcare expenses, many older Americans are turning to "reverse" mortgages. They allow older homeowners to convert part of the equity in their homes into cash without having to sell their homes or take on additional monthly bills. In a "regular" mortgage, you make monthly payments to the lender. But in a "reverse" mortgage, you receive money from the lender and generally don't have to pay it back (2 comments)
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