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Archives of real estate blog entries for July 8, 2007 (Page 5)
Go for the Gold! Part 4 of a series - 10:17 AM
In case you missed them, the first three posts in the series can be found at: Go for the Gold! Go for the Gold! Part 2 of a series Go for the Gold! Part 3 of a series This post focuses on points from Commenting on Blogs. How? How can you accumulate points by Commenting on Blogs? You earn 25 points for each comment you make on another members Blog Post, providing the comment is at least 12 words or more in length. You can earn a maximum of 250 points per day for comments - 10 comments x 25 points = 250. You can make as many comments as (17 comments)
Should There Be a Limit On What Type of Services a Real Estate Licensee May Provide? - 01:13 PM
I was asked a question from a fellow ActiveRainer if real estate agents should be able to discuss credit scores and give advise on ways to improve credit scores. It originated with the context of discussing FICO scores. This question opens up an even bigger question. Should there be a limit on what types of services may be provided with a real estate license? As we get more and more into the core of the real estate service business and try to justify our existence , it might not be a bad idea to be providing agents that have an interest ,an opportunity to (35 comments)
The many sides of 'The Chris'...... - 06:33 PM
How many of us can say that we truly know CEG? From her posts we know that she is: - a Mother - a Runner - a Realtor - an Aspiring golfer (you're doing well so far!) - an Expert Pinballer - a Skiier - a Skydiver - damn funny / sarcastic BUT!! How many of you knew that she was also an awesome DANCER? (I got this shot a few weeks ago....)
Fries with that? (33 comments)
Unoriginal Blog Content Can Harm Your Business - 08:22 PM
Blogging started out as a personal tool to share our daily tidbits with friends and families living miles away. Now, blogging has become a marketing tool. We use it to drive our site traffic, to add our credibility and to road test ideas. But just because you blog, it doesn't mean people will read it. Anyone can start a blog very easily. Some people writes multiple blogs. Some have become professional bloggers who can make $100,000 a year. And Even my 7-year-old cousin has a blog! Here are a few reasons why unoriginal blog content can backfire and hurt your business: Unoriginal = (6 comments)
Mortgage Market Update - 08:46 AM
Friday's bond market has opened in negative territory following the release of this morning's Employment report. The stock markets reacted favorably to the news with the Dow up 51 points and the Nasdaq up 6 points. The bond market is currently down 8/32, which will likely push this morning's mortgage rates higher by approximately another .375 of a discount point over yesterday's morning rates.The Labor Department gave us today's June's employment data. The key readings for last month didn't really show a surprise with the unemployment rate at 4.5%, average earnings up 0.3% and 132,000 new jobs added to the economy. (1 comments)
How Mortgage Rates are Set - 08:50 AM
One of the main things that you might have always wondered about is how mortgage rates get set. Well, you do not need to wonder any longer. Let's take a much closer look at really how mortgage rates are determined. The way that the secondary mortgage market works, through companies like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is when government founded agencies buy loans from lenders. They will either hold these loans in portfolios or put them with other loans into mortgage backed securities. The securities are sold to Wall Street firms, mutual funds, or other types of financial investors. Although you (1 comments)
CT Realtors, What is the law? - 09:32 AM
Even though I am in the mortgage end of real estate I do invest in some properties from time to time and have a questions for Realtors in CT. Here is what happened: Last summer I had a home listed with an agent who I was introduced to that was suppose to be a "super star" well we all know nmost realtors new in the market from 2002 to 2005 were all super stars as were most who enter in the mortgage business at that time, things were booming and everyone seemed to collecting on that cash cow. The agent listed the (9 comments)
First Half Of The MLB Season - 09:49 AM
First Half of the seaon comes to an end in Baseball.... Just like last year the Red Sox are in First place with a nice lead. Will that fall apart again this year in the 2nd half? Last year the finished in 3rd place behind the Blue Jays. The Red Sox have not had a real bad run yet this year and been pretty healthy. I did see a few injuries learking.... (0 comments)
Open Houses, Are They Attracting Visitors? - 09:58 AM
Are you getting visitors to your open houses? I have been working with my Realtor Partners at open houses for a few years now and it seems that over the past few months less and less people go to open houses. The last open house I attended had 4 visitors and 2 were neighbors that just wants to see the house. If seems as if people just don't visit many open houses as much as they use to. The market is still busy for me and my agents but they deals are coming from private showings not open houses. What is your thoughts (5 comments)
35th Annual Tomball Night August 3rd, 2007 in Tomball, TX - 07:08 PM
What is Tomball Night?... Tomball night is an event held annually in Tomball, TX where most of the local merchants stay open later than usual, vendors come out to sell their wares, there's music, a petting zoo, carnival, mystery shoppers, discounts, drawings, crafts, etc. Admission is FREE. Time is 5pm-11pm. For more information visit www.tomballchamber.org and see the calendar of events for Tomball. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!
Places to fish if you live in or near Tomball, Texas - 07:41 PM
I've mentioned before that I like to fish. Well, people new to the area may not know where to go so here's my suggestions. By the way, I highly suggest you get a fishing license because the rangers are out and looking for those of you that don't have one! All of these locations are within an hour drive of Tomball. If you don't have a boat then you need to find somewhere to go where you can fish from the bank and these are the places I've scouted out for you already. These of course are not the only places to (0 comments)
Nature parks with hiking trails near Tomball TX - 09:02 PM
My family likes to do "outdoorsy" things. Hiking is an inexpensive way to get out and do something with the family that is both rewarding and healthy for you. Here are a couple of my favorites... 1. Mercer Arboretum & botanic gardens- http://www.hcp4.net/mercer/index.htm 2. Jessie H. Jones park- http://www.hcp4.net/jones/index.htm 3. Burroughs Park- http://www.hcp4.net/Parks/burroughs/index.htm 4. Stubblefield Lake- http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/texas/recreation/sam_houston/stubblefield.shtml All of these are within an hours drive of Tomball (0 comments)
Waller ISD (My kids' experience attending Waller schools) in Waller, TX - 09:43 PM
For those of you that may consider moving to Hockley or Waller, your kids will most likely be attending one of the schools in the Waller School District. I have 6 kids that have attended school in this district for the past 9 years and we have had a mostly favorable experience. Here's my take on our experience to date. For reference, here is their website... http://www.waller.isd.esc4.net/ My oldest son just graduated from Waller High School in the top 20% of his class. He scored very high on his SAT and will be going on to college in the fall. I have kids (0 comments)
Skagit County Residential Homes Sales Statistics - June 2007 - 12:30 PM
As we enter the Summer market in Skagit County, we have 1/3 more homes Active on the market than we did this time last year... This could mean that a market slow-down is on the way and it could mean that the real selling season is simply starting a bit later this year. Afterall, we had a very rough Winter this year and a lot of things got messed up for a lot of people. So far this year, I've personally been seeing solid market sales, though I have noticed it taking a bit longer market time for Listings to sell. - Increased inventory is giving Buyers more (2 comments)
We've All Had This Situation At One Time Or Another... - 08:33 PM
The Ziggy Comic Strip by Tom Wilson and Tom Wilson II is always good.... Today it was GREAT and what's even better is that it is real estate related... I'm sure we can all relate to the situation depicted here. I've wanted to do something similar a few times... How about you? Please enjoy the comic strip and click here to visit the official Ziggy web-site. Please enjoy the comic strip and click here to visit the official Ziggy web-site.http://www.gocomics.com/ziggy/ -Billhttp://www.sauneuf.com/http://blog.sauneuf.com/Bill@Sauneuf.com
Next Weekend July 14-15, 2007 is the 13th annual Skagit Valley Highland Games and Celtic Festival. This year the Festival will be held at Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon. Click here for Driving Directions. Ticket Prices are as follows: Click here to visit the Official Web-Site for the event! I hope to see you there!! Jester & I are looking forward to the Sheepdog Trials, but we're pretty sure he'll only be able to see the video. Enjoy the Festival!-Billhttp://www.Sauneuf.comhttp://blog.Sauneuf.comBill@Sauneuf.com
RESULTS ARE IN FOR JULY 8 - 02:25 PM
Ranking are in and with these rankings I realize my first opinion of leaving the group was correct - I will be posting my last post later tonight or tomorrow - I need to focus on other avenues to get my ranking to stick - getting lost in Google is one thing... but dropping out after all this time is too much. Not to sound selfish, but I have got to focus on my ranking. Here is the link for the current results - http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pUFxkMarIqL6scOmtb5B4Tw Many of us dropped but Marchel and I really fell to the pits of the sandbox (0 comments)
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