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Archives of real estate blog entries for August 1, 2007 (Page 13)
Rental Property In Kansas City - 09:28 PM
Rental property in the Kansas City area can come in all shapes and sizes. The great thing about this market is that rental properties can be; - Apartments.- Fourplexes.- Triplexes.- Duplexes.- Single Family Homes. Now, if you are reading this and you are a California based real estate investor (or Maryland or New Jersey or Washington for that matter) you probably had to read "Singe Family Homes" twice. Yes. You can afford to own a single family home in the Kansas City area as an income producing property. The sweet spot for SFH rental property is between $140,000 and $225,000. At least for Johnson (2 comments)
Cedar Park TX - 10:17 AM
WOW! how it has grown - Just 15 miuntes from downtown Austin. A great place to live and raise a family. Schools are great stats show student teacher ratio is 15 to 1. Thats something that will make any parent happy. The city has just pasted huge bond to repair and build new roads to help all the growth. Prices in Cedar Park have gone up some over the past few years but still very affordable compared to the national average. We have a nice mall that will make any teenage girl happy, and other shopping close by to support electronic (1 comments)
Cedar Park Statistics for homes between 150k to 250k - 10:42 AM
Here are SOLD Stats for Cedar Park, TX Real Estate The stats are based single family homes sold between 02/07 and 07/07 searching price range 150,000 to 250,000 through the Austin MLS by REALTOR Statistics Results All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed all buyers and sellers must verify.
Leander, TX stats for active and sold - 02/07 through 07/07 - 11:26 AM
Here are SOLD and ACTIVE Stats for Leander, TX Real Estate The stats are based single family homes sold between 02/07 and 07/07 searching price range 120,000 to 150,000 through the Austin MLS by REALTOR Statistics Results Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed all buyers and sellers must verify. (0 comments)
I have a very unique listing coming on the market!!!!!! - 11:50 AM
I will be putting a very unique property on the market in Leander it is a Great place for horse lovers or someone that need a huge workshop to work in. The home is in an area were the neighboring home average between 350k to about 750K. The seller is really motivated and will be putting it on the market at 299K. Here are some details about this great place. 5 bedrooms - 3 full baths - 2 living - 3 car garage all in 2.97 acres. (Horse stables, Huge dog kennel. 2 wooden decks for those Texas BBQ's. There is (0 comments)
Safety first as a Realtor! - 07:19 PM
I just watched a video on the NAR web site that was only about 8 minutes long but had some great ideas of what to watch out for when showing property and also while doing open houses. As a female I am alway on guard and prepared with protection when entering a vacant home by myself....I hope everyone will go and view the video and never think "Oh that will never happen to me". No one is exempt not even the men. If anyone has good ideas about how to take extra precautions in being safe please share.... www.buyhomecedarpark.com Julie Elliott Austin, TX (0 comments)
Practical Home Maintenance Tips for July - August - 07:38 AM
Some simple moves to keep your home in optimum condition...here are tips for practical home maintenance tasks for the months of July / August. JULY / AUGUST Inspect roof eaves for water stains (a sign of leakage). Use binoculars if necessary. Also look for cracks in roofing tiles, loose or missing shingles or lose granules on asphalt shingles, shifting of metal flashing in roof valleys and around chimneys, cracked skylights and nests in power fans.Get rid of old oil based paints and solvesnts. They're too flammable to store. Check with local agencies on disposal rules.Got a septic tank? Have it inspected annually for (0 comments)
Your Open House ... How Do You Respond to the Hyper Critical Visitor??? - 08:04 AM
Open houses are a great opportunity to get your listing out in the public eye. But how do you respond to visitors who are hyper-critical, slowly moving around the house with a sour puss look, meeting each comment you make with a raised eyebrow and a distrustful attitude? "Wow, this place needs a LOT OF WORK!!!" It's hard not to keep my eyes from rolling in their sockets as this phrase has just been SO OVERUSED lately and not always justifiably! I don't get many visitors like that, but when they do show up, it's not the most positive experience, to say the least. (14 comments)
202 Willowmere Dr. Folsom, CA 95630 - 12:39 AM
This Folsom home for sale has 1324 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 car garage, RV & boat stoage on the side yard, udpated kitchen, dininng bar, breakfast nook, fire place, formal living room, very large back yard with covered patio and tool shed, is located on a quiet street only a few blocks from schools and parks. For more information on this Folsom home for sale contact: EddieBigness Keller Williams Realty 4180 Tuxel Rd. #150 Sacramento, CA 95834 (916) 549-2366 Folsom homes for Sale (3 comments)
Bear Country USA...Our Favorite Attraction in the Black Hills - 01:01 PM
Is anyone planning a trip to Rapid City and the Black Hills? If so, we'd like to invite you to our favorite attraction in the Black Hills...Bear Country USA! Bear Country is a drive through wild life park that sits on 250 acres. Visitors enjoy a leisurely 3 mile ride through the unique park as they spot elk, big horn sheep, reindeer, timber & arctic wolves, buffalo, mountain lions, and even black bears and grizzly bears! After driving through the park, enjoy a walk through "Babyland" where the younger animals...including cuddley little bear cubs, are playing around in their outdoor exhibits. If you will (0 comments)
Rapid City Market Statistics for July 23, 2007 - 01:07 PM
As of July 2007, there are a total of 1381 residential homes on the market in the Rapid City area. So far this year there have been 1,068 residential properties sale, 479 listings were withdrawn from the market, and 290 listings expired. Currently, there are 233 residential sales pending. The average days on market for residential properties is 94 days. For more information on the Rapid City market, please contact the Casey Real Estate Team at 605-716-8809 or email us at email@example.com
Planning a trip to Rapid City and the Black HIlls? - 01:13 PM
Are you and your family planning a trip to Rapid City and the Black HIlls? If so, we would suggest you contact the Rapid City Convention & Visitors information for a tourism information packet! You can request this by calling 605-343-1744 or by visiting their website at http://www.rapidcitycvb.com/. Also on their website, don't miss this cool new game created by the CVB...Piney's Black Hills Adventures. http://www.rapidcitycvb.com/games/index.php This game is great for kids, but I know a few adults who have passed some fun-filled time as they help Piney the Pinecone through his adventure in the Black Hills stopping at numerous tourist attractions (0 comments)
Continuing Education Recommendations - 01:15 PM
Hello to all you fellow realtors out there! I am always looking for good continuing education opportunities out there. I'm sure most of us can say that we have gone to those inspiring educational seminars, and then we've also been to those awefully boring seminars where we've felt like we haven't gained a thing from! I know seminars will vary from region to region and state to state, but I am wondering if anyone has had some enlightening continuing educaiton online or by independent study? (0 comments)
Feedback on the Annual Convention - 01:41 PM
Hello all. I recently requested your feedback in regards to the NAR Annual Convention. I didn't get any response! If any of you have been to the convention or give me any indication of the value it provides for education and networking opportunities, please let me know. I welcome any and all comments and experiences that my fellow realtors have! You can respond here to the blog or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks! (0 comments)
Important Links in Rapid City, SD and the Black HIlls. - 01:51 PM
If you are thinking about visiting or moving to the Rapid City area and the Black Hills of South Dakota, you may find some of these links helpful: Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau http://www.rapidcitycvb.com/ Rapid City Chamber of Commerce http://www.rapidcitychamber.com/ Rapid City Area Economic Development http://www.rapiddevelopment.com/ State of South Dakota http://www.state.sd.us/ Deadwood Convention & Visitors Bureau http://www.deadwood.org/ Hill City Chamber of Commerce http://www.hillcitysd.com/ Keystone Chamber of Commerce http://www.keystonechamber.com/ Sturgis Chamber of Commerce http://www.sturgis-sd.org/ Spearfish Chamber of Commerce http://www.spearfishchamber.org/ Hot Springs Chamber of COmmerce http://www.hotsprings-sd.com/ For even more links to important area information, please visit our website at www.CaseyRealEstateTeam.com or for relocation information call 605-716-8809. (1 comments)
OOHs & Oz Realtor Convention of South Dakota - 01:56 PM
Okay, I'm always asking for everyone's feed back on conventions, but here is another one that I have considered going to and am wondering if anyone can tell me about their experiences with the SD Realtor COnvention? This year it is in Aberdeen in September. Does any one have any personal experiences with this convention? Is it worth the trip? Are the seminars worthwhile? How about the networking possibilities? Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! (0 comments)
This Friday Night in Flagstaff - 12:11 AM
Friday, August 3, 2007 - What a great night to be in downtown Flagstaff! This is the night for First Friday Art Walk. Art galleries throughout historic downtown will be open for browsing and many will serve appetizers/snacks to entice the strollers inside. The Artist's Gallery at 17 N. San Francisco has some pictures on display of one of the recent First Friday Art Walks as seen inside their establishment. Heritage Square will be hopping on Friday as well. The "hoopla" there begins at 6 p.m., including live music and various displays the movie of the night begins at dusk. This (2 comments)
It all started with a lockbox....... - 02:20 PM
It all started with a lockbox. Today I spent about 2 hours waiting in my local MLS boards office just to get a silly lockbox. I didn't have much to do today so it was alright with me. Besides I wasn't the only one there and I'll jump at the chance to network with agents from a different office. I like hearing what is and isn't working for them. So the conversation went on about the wait and turned to the market, from the market it went to personal business, and then to techniques that did and didn't work. Then smack dab in the middle of the conversation (9 comments)
Open House Saturday August 4th 12-3 - 02:32 PM
ITS AN OPEN HOUSE!!! When: Saturday August 4th 12-3pm Where: 4362 Hanging Moss Dr, Orange Park, FL 32073 Price: JUST $169,900!! Won't Last Long Hosted By; The Landry Team-Argyle Forest/Oakleaf Specialists About the home: You'll feel right at home is this 3bed/2bath home in Savannah Glen. This home sits on a large corner lot on a pond with a fenced backyard. Vaulted Ceiling in the living space, covered back patio, breakfast bar and a eat in kitchen are just a few of the great things about this home. Enjoy fresh paint, brand new carpet and a cozy feeling. A MUST SEE!! Directions: From 295 Take Blanding Blvd South, Take (0 comments)
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