Archives of real estate blog entries for August 28, 2007 (Page 8)
Save Banning Ranch in Newport Beach, CA - 07:51 PM
Banning Ranch is located along the Santa Ana River and Pacific Coast Highway, and is 412 acres of wetlands and adjacent bluffs and mesa. This property has escaped the residential development that is characteristic of much of Newport Beach and Huntington Beach due to its use for oil production. Banning Ranch is the largest piece of privately held open space in the West Newport Beach area. From the mesa on Banning Ranch, one has a beautiful panoramic view that stretches from the Santa Ana River to the Pacific Ocean. One can see Catalina Island, and enjoy cool ocean breezes. There is
My "Green" Orange from Orange County, CA - 08:00 PM
What's a CSA? Farms like to describe CSA (Community Supported Agricultural) as a partnership between a food grower and a food consumer. Generally the partnership is between a local organic farm and a community of supporters that together wish to preserve the agricultural life and heritage of their community as well as guarantee for themselves a reliable, healthy and safe source of food. CSA’s were originally created by a group of food consumers who were concerned about their food's safety. They were striving to avoid the ambiguity and uncertainty of how or where their foods were grown. Thus the CSA was
New Raleigh Foreclosures 8/28/2007 Price Reductions! - 09:29 AM
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Active Rain Sponsorship - 04:05 PM
I am not understanding why when I sign in, their is an activerain sponsor. Who is being choosen to sponsor? How much is the cost? How will this effect my Blog? Will my direct competition be able to sponsor my Blog? Will this become like adwords the highest bidder gets the market?
I would love some clarity. Thanks
Getting rid of that bad odor. - 01:24 PM
It was taught to me years ago on how to remove an odor.
No, it was not taught to me by my Mom. It was taught to be by, none other than, my Dad on how to remove the odor out of whatever.
My Dad has worked on cars all of my life. He would repair them mechanically and clean them up for resale. Well, if he ran across one that was sitting for a while or someone just trashed the inside and there was a foul odor. You guessed it. He would put a bounce sheet in the car and instead
Recognition for Duke - 04:49 PM
Yes, we have more recognition in the area.
Called, "First Woman to Lead Med School". Duke University is at the top 10 medical schools and they have a woman at the helm. She was hired this recent Monday. She was an instructor at Harvard since 1991 and now will join Duke University Oct. 1st, 2007. It is Nancy C. Andrews and she will be the only woman in the Top 10 Hospitals via a survey.
How times change and we change with them. I am excited to see this new opportunity for your area.
Carlsbad Shopping - Henry's Market - 10:10 AM
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Wall Street Journal Sub-Prime Score Card - 08:32 AM
Sources: SNL Financial, National Mortgage News, MortgageDaily.com, Mortgage Lender Implode-O-Meter, WSJ.com research
DC Broker Owner Commits Fraud & Coughs up $25,000 - 06:26 PM
Some agents think it’s the other guy who gets caught. According to an editorial in Real Law Central,District of Columbia Broker Owner Richard Jenkins became aware of a property whose owner had Alzheimer’s disease and that would need to be sold in order to pay for the owner’s extended care requirements. Broker Jenkins secured a verbal okay from the Owner’s brother, Benjamin Strauss, put the house on the market, found a buyer, put the buyer’s home on the market, prepared a sales agreement that provided for the seller to pay off the buyer’s Sear’s account - $5,900; a commission for selling
Dr. Mariana Wagner's One-Post Cure-all for Writers' Block - 11:38 AM
Localism is an excellent tool to show WHY you are the expert of a particular area. Proving that you ARE the expert of an area sets you apart from all the other real estate agents.
Sometimes the task of proving that you ARE the expert can be a bit daunting. We ALL get Writer's Block! I have had recent feedback, here on Active Rain, which mirrors some frustrations I have had:
How am I going to do ONE post that incorporates EVERYTHING about my area just to prove that I am the expert?
Well, you don't have to. In fact, you shouldn't.
Colorado Springs Real Estate: 2423 E. St.Vrain St., Colorado Springs CO 80909 - 06:06 PM
2423 St. Vrain Street, Colorado Springs CO 80909 (Residential/Commercial Property)Location: Wildwood VillageResidential/Commercial conveniently located 4 Bed 2bath 2,298 sf home with oversized 3+ bay garages & shop in rear. This home offers high ceilings and large rooms throughout. Front of home offers an entry that leads into the kitchen or into the living room with built in bookshelves, brick planters & stone mantled fireplace. This room also walks out to fenced front yard. Through the French doors off the living room you will find the dining room and family room that open to the large and sunny eat-in kitchen with plenty
www.point2.com questions - 09:20 AM
I like to do a little research before I do anything. I have not heard about this site (www.point2.com) until today. Could anyone tell me what they think of it? Does it help and what have you gotten out of it.
Thank you for your time.
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty
Open House Announcement - 06:47 PM
Open House Announcement
OPEN HOUSE held September 2, 2007 RECENTLY LISTED!
FROM 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: 11275 N. 99 Avenue Lot 123, Peoria, AZ 85345
MOVE IN READY! 3 bdrm split floor plan with master walk-in closet; master bath features extra closet + linen and granite-like countertop and tub/shower walls; addt'l 2 bdrms have full bath between them with granite-like countertop; kitchen, formal dining, and family rooms feature beautiful dark wood flooring; inside laundry. Loads of cabinets! All appliances convey, gas range/oven, new carpeting, private yard, and storage. Clubhouse features include pool tables, air hockey, weight room, relaxing fireplace lounge area, sound
Burlington County NJ Market Update - 01:23 PM
So how is the market these days? That's a question I often hear from prospective buyers and sellers alike. If you listen to the national media, most of the stories you hear are all doom and gloom. You constantly hear about how hard it is to sell a home right now and how hard it's becoming for buyers to get a mortgage. Are we in a tough market right now? In one word...Yes! But if you are motivated enough to buy or sell, it can happen!
At the end of the day, the biggest factor is price. If the home is
Another Adventure in Blatant Self Promotion—We’re Opening a NEW Collectibles Store! - 06:16 AM
When I first arose this fine Saint Paul Morning—we were just about to receive yet another spectacular fireworks show courtesy of good ol’ Mother Nature! A fast-moving storm roared through, spent 10 or 15 minutes dumping rain, and providing some short-term excitement around these parts.
Now, I’m enjoying my chipped and well-used “Codger Collectible (January Edition) Mug of organically & shade-grown, fair-trade, Guatemalan-Roast coffee, helping to fire up my remaining brain-synapses to synapting and giving me a jump-start for the day.
If you combine today’s graphic with the title of this post—you’ll have a pretty fair idea of what I am
Ice Cream Carnival - Announcement of Nothing! - 03:44 PM
You've all been waiting for the HUGE announcement and the Ice Cream Carnival awards ceremony. Thank you to all the great contestants that clawed and scratched to the top in search of ... nothing. You've reached the pinnacle!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for participating and not being afraid of Nudi-ty. For the rest who missed it:
If you haven't had a chance to read the great Ice Cream entries, get to work. It's a great way to comment on posts - don't forget to rate them, too.It's also a great way for you to blog about your local area. Visit your
Can terms of a Mortgage Loan Change When Sold? - 11:31 PM
This question came up in a client meeting. I asked her if she had a pre-payment penalty on her loan. She said, "no." Then I told her I had a couple of clients in the past who were surprised to find they still had time due on a pre-payment clause and ended up owing thousands of dollars. They had also told me they did not have a pre-payment clause at the beginning of a listing.
She told me it was a fairly new re-fi and that she had double, double checked regarding the pre-payment issue. Then, suddenly she appeared concerned. Soon after this
Welcome Wally Ross to Colorado Western Real Estate! - 11:47 AM
Please give Wally Ross a warm welcome to Active Rain! Wally is the newest Realtor / Broker at Colorado Western Real Estate, llc. Wally lives in Kiowa County Colorado is specializes in farm and ranch property.
When Wally walks around a property he sees things most people don't. He looks for corner pins, and inspects the land for the qualities needed for ranching.
If you don't now one end of a cow from another. Or is you have a question about horses, ranch land or Colorado in general - Wally is your guy!
Are McMansions in Danger of Losing Their Tax Benefits? - 12:41 PM
Leave it to a Democrat, and one named Dingell for that matter, to screw up the economy even more. Yes, this dude wants to draft a bill that would eliminate the mortgage interest deduction on homes over 3,000 square feet (my own home will get a new survey of 2,999 if this happens).
The Michigan Democrat (Rep. John D. Dingell) who heads the Energy and Commerce Committee expects to introduce comprehensive climate change reform legislation once the House returns next month. He stated that the bill will week to "remove the mortgage interest deduction on McMansions - homes over 3,000 square
ActiveRain Sponsors Deceptive???? - 07:19 PM
Perhaps it's just me, but could someone explain how those new ActiveRain Sponsored Ads fit in with the http://activerain.com/blogsview/79084/ActiveRain-s-Weltanschauung
Okay, I can understand someone sponsoring a real estate related ad, but one for photos?
I certainly understand AR's need to make money and be profitable, but there should be some type of professionalism to the ads allowed on the site.
I welcome your opinion, perhaps I'm viewing this the wrong way.
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