Archives of real estate blog entries for May 1, 2007 (Page 4)
MAXINE TO REMEMBER - 11:37 PM
I received this in an emal today. Thought I would share. Enjoy!
Keys - 11:41 PM
I receiced this today and thought I would pass it on.
THIS IS A VERY GOOD IDEA!!!! I'M SURE ALL OF YOU HAVE AN EXTRA SET OF KEYS. JUST PUT A SET BYYOURBEDSIDE TABLE. I DID & IT WORKED!!! THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST (andcheapest) DETERRENTS I HAVE EVER RECEIVED!!!!! I tried this from our bedroom and it worked!!!!--I tried it duringthe day time so I wouldn't shake up the neighborhood. A lady police officer passed this on and I felt that it might be ofsome benefit for others. Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noiseoutside your
COLUMBIA REAL ESTATE in MARYLAND - A MARKET REPORT - 04:19 PM
HOMES SOLD IN COLUMBIA MARYLAND - JANUARY 1 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2007The Spring 2007 market for real estate in Columbia, Maryland has been slow but prices have heldfirm. The number of detached single family homes in Columbia sold in the first quarter of 2007 was about 30% lower than the number of homes sold in Columbia in 2006.
SOLD PRICES IN COLUMBIA 2006 - 2007Average list prices of homes SOLD in the first quarter of 2007 was about $520,000.Average list prices of homes SOLD in the first quarter of 2006 was about $495,000.
NUMBER OF UNITS SOLD IN COLUMBIA 2006 - 200796 Homes in Columbia SOLD
WARNING! CAUSES OF COMPLAINTS TO THE MARYLAND REAL ESTATE COMMISSION. - 08:38 PM
DANGER ! ! ! DANGER WILL ROBINSON ! ! ! Careful. Think carefully before you do it. Then on the other hand, if you have to think about it, perhaps you shouldn't be doing it anyway. Is what you plan to do something you can't tell your broker? If so, you probably shouldn't do it. The list below represents SOME of the causes of complaints to the Maryland Real Estate Commission. That is NOT the Maryland Association of REALTORS. Not a County Association of REALTORS. These are complaints before the Maryland Real Estate Commission, the folks that issue real estate licenses.
Quote of the DAY (Being Grateful) - 12:00 PM
He is a man of sense who does not grieve for what he has not but rejoices in what he has.
Be grateful for what you have, count your blessings daily....have a joyous heart. Always be thankful.
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We have 8 members our first four days, who is going to be the lucky #9. Wasn't that a Beatles Song? White album?
WORD OF THE DAY BRIO Join the Group - 09:07 PM
brio \BREE-oh\, noun:Enthusiastic vigor; vivacity; liveliness; spirit.
Today's word is brio. The backup singers with their brio really brought the song to life.
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Come build your vocabulary and also learn a new quote of the day, all in the same place.
Learn about Real Estate Auctions - San Antonio:May 2 / Austin:May 4 - 06:54 AM
For those of you yearning to learn more about how auctions can benefit sellers, buyers and agents - now's your opportunity. "Real Estate Auction Fundamentals", a 3 hour MCE class:
San Antonio May 2 (9:30-12:30) - Location is at United Title of Texas, 1723 N Loop 1604 East, San Antonio
Austin May 4 (9:30-12:30) - Location is at Austin Title, 1515 S. Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin
This is a dynamic and interactive class. We have several mock real estate auctions during the class to demonstrate how these work. Cost is $40, pay at the door. This class is open to the public. Call 512-255-9502 or 800-220-6760 to
Thoughts on Section 8 Housing - 02:12 PM
Besides being a mortgage consultant, I also happen to be a landlord. My dad and I have a 6-unit and a 5-unit. We have had fairly good success with screening potential renters through reference and credit checks but have the occasional late payer. Twice, we have also had to deal with a tenant who felt, for some reason or the other, that they didn't need to pay rent at all!
I have recently been thinking very strongly about Section 8 housing. I'm sure each state has this or some version of it. Basically, it's subsidized rent for low income tenants.
Yet Another Real Estate Website Predictor - 12:04 PM
Yet another entry into the cyberspace world of Real Estate. It is called Housing Predictor, you guessed it, they are predicting what the housing markets are doing nationwide, in 250 markets, state by state. They claim to be constantly updating thier data. I wonder if they will give us some real time data as to how well there predictions were say last month or last year. I am sure there will be lots more of these types of sites coming to the web soon.
Quintessential Craftsman Charmer in Great Sunnyland Neighborhood - New Listing - 12:27 PM
Quintessential Craftsman Charmer in Great Sunnyland Neighborhood -$279,900
¨ Walk to new Trader Joe's & Sunnyland Elementary School
¨ Large, Sunny Living-Dining Area & Country Kitchen w/Nook
¨ 3 Cozy Bedrooms Plus Loft Area Upstairs
¨ Large Den(on main floor) w/French Doors
¨ High Ceilings, Updated Moldings, Original Fir Floors
¨ Redone Bath has Checkerboard Tiles
¨ Front Porch Sunsets, Back Deck for Morning Coffee, Brick Patio for BBQ'S
¨ Fully Fenced Yard w/ Lovely Established Plantings & Kids Playhouse
¨ 1 Car Garage/Storage w/Underground Power
¨ Bring Your Creativity and Make this Sweet Home Shine
April Residential Sales Graph for Bellingham - 06:08 PM
Here is a graphical view of April's residential Real Estate Sales for Bellingham as compared to last year. Looks like we had a slight increase in average sales price. 9 fewer homes sold this year and they took 12 more days to sell. I will have a similar chart for condo's in Bellingham coming soon.
Peace Pole Dedication - 06:28 PM
Here is an image of the Peace Pole dedication at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center and the new Firehouse Cafe in Fairhaven. This is the latest edition of over 200,000 Peace Poles in 180 countries around the world. Peace Poles are like silent meditations for world peace. This makes 3 Peace Poles in Bellingham that I know of.
I am new here - 09:56 PM
I am not that computer savvy...so please bear with my ignorance!!!
Just Listed! Federal Way, WA Townhome $248,475 - 09:15 PM
$248,475 (LP)MLS Listing #27073798 2525 S 288th St #4, Federal Way, WA 98003 Status: Active (04/30/07) Days On Market: 1 Beds: 3 Baths: 2.50 Price/SqFt: 176.35 Sq Ft: 1409 Lot Sz: 0sqft Built: 1999
Virtual Tour: http://www.flyinside.com/tour.php?id=11007
Property Website: www.2525S288thSt.comGated community w/easy I5 access. Hardwood floors throughout! Spacious master suite w/walk-in-closet & private master bath, vaulted ceiling & skylights. Open concept living room, gas fireplace, dining area, & access to private patio leading to huge backyard & community play field. Upgraded bathroom vanities & kitchen counters. Custom storage in bedroom closets. Custom paint, ceiling fans throughout, 1 car attached garage & 2 gate
New trends in how homes are built.... - 01:11 PM
There are many different types of homes out there. Some are wood framed and some steel. In fact in some area's of the country homes are constructed out of concrete! In our area I have noticed that some of the builders are staying on top of what consumers want. This is a good thing. Especially in this "Buyers" market that we still have here in our area.
Log homes appear to still be popular out there. They are more expensive to build/purchase but also sell for more when the time comes to move on. We don't see many adobe type homes here
Your electric bill may be going up and here is why..... - 06:36 PM
It's happening again...thanks to some profit seekers on wall street. Seems the last time people were doing this we had the Enron meltdown not to mention other problems. In the below article the author( who is a pretty smart guy) tells us what is up with this saga again. Remember the Brownouts and other great things that we had to endure? Well they may be back again.
I am one for Solar power my self and will be looking into that much closer in the future when we build again!!
America's Most Opinionated Mortgage Broker to Speak at Inman Connect - 07:36 PM
This invitation was extended to me yesterday. Many other Active Rainers will be panelists including Ardell Della Loggia, Teresa Boardman, Greg Swann, Rudy Bachraty, Drew Meyers, Jim Cronin, Mary McKnight, Pat Kitano, Dustin Luther, Matt Heaton, Jonathan Washburn, and Joe Ferrara.
Brad Inman, Publisher of Inman News and Jessica Swesey & Joel Burslem, our Editor and Manager of Social Media and would like to invite you to be a speaker at Bloggers Connect on August 1, 2007 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.
Bloggers Connect (click to see the entire program) is an exciting new conference running in conjunction
Chico,California Happenings Each Season - 03:55 PM
Have you ever been to Chico, California?
It's a great place to visit and live! We get the change of seasons from cold winter days where you can get bundled up (not like back east though), to clean a Spring from the rain and sun with butterflys and wildflowers, leading into a hot summer where you can swim in the swimming pools followed by the multitude of colors on the tree leaves changing in fall. After living in Southern California for many years, the change of seasons certainly feels more natural and led to a change in lifestyle for me.
With the change
Fake It Till You Make It...The Aftermath of the First Refi Boom! - 04:28 PM
I don't need to refinance...I have a 30-year fixed!
After looking at your Promissory Note, you may be suprised!
With the craziness of the "Refi Boom" and the historical levels of appreciation in Real Estate an influx of loan officers came into the mortgage industry to make a QUICK BIG BUCK! Mortgage companies were hiring people left and right to simply keep up with the phone call demand and in most places there was a revolving door...If the new guy didn't make it as a salesperson...the next one was hired. I witnessed mortgage brokers giving their loan officers incentives to get deals closed on the phone, such
BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS - Sometimes, the BEST window treatments are NONE at all. - 05:02 AM
Removal of window treatments often lets in far more light and can really pay off, as in this case, when there is a beautiful view just outside. Plus, the windows now look twice as wide. If there is a warm and beautiful paint color on the walls, and the window frames are attractive, better to save window treatments for problem windows. Plus, it saves money, time and effort in staging your home for sale.
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