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Does your child need a tutor and live in Buffalo Grove, Long Grove or the surrounding suburbs? - 07:43 AM
Does your child need extra help in math, reading, writing, science or social studies? Cheryl Keller, a Buffalo Grove resident, now has openings to tutor your elementary aged children after school and evenings. She individualizes the tutoring program to meet the specific needs of your child. She is also very familiar with the University of Chicago Math Programs, as well as many other teaching methods used in the surrounding districts including Buffalo Grove Districts 102 and District 96 and Lincolnshire's District 103, all feeder schools of Stevenson, High School. If you ask her previous clients about her teaching and tutoring skills, they will give her raving reviews. She has 15 years experience in tutoring children grades K-6 and has taught (4 comments)
Petoskey is a Great Place to Retire - 12:21 AM
Petoskey, Michigan is being featured along with seven other towns in the January/February 2008 issue of Where to Retire magazine, in an article entitled "8 Terrific Low-Tax Towns." The article notes that ". . . in Petoskey, the skiing, sailing and scenery attract many retirees who also enjoy upscale dining options, a charming downtown with boutique shopping and a reasonable cost of living." The article explains that the yearly local tax burden on a hypothetical retired couple with an annual income of $60,000 and a home value of $225,000 would be $4,084.00 This amount would be even lower for a home located outside the city limits. Resort (0 comments)
Sunriver Memories Waiting To Be Made! - 11:32 PM
Sunriver is a resort community located in the heart of Central Oregon. Sunriver is known for vacations, skiing at Mt. Bachelor, fishing the Big Deschutes and great family memories. Buying a home in Sunriver is not just a great investment but it is also a place you and your family will always reflect back to the days when you rode on the bike trails, golfed on the Meadows or Woodlands golf course. Had pizza at Blondies or just hung out in the hot tub as the snow fell. Today, we have a home that is perfect for you and your family to (20 comments)
Real Tax Cuts for Real People: Vote 'yes" On 1 January 29th - 03:28 PM
Brian Sharkey can be reached at All Florida GMAC Real Estate at 772-335-1995 ext. 192 or via email Brian@BrianSharkeyRealEstate.com http://www.briansharkeyrealestate.com Check out this new video, you'll meet the Bonilla family of Hollywood. They're voting "Yes" on Amendment 1 on January 29th because it will save them more than $1,400 a year in taxes. Find out how the property tax break will help them and families like them across the state. Share this link with friends, clients and colleagues. Check out the "Yes on 1" video: http://yeson1florida.com Many are arguing that if we vote no that State government will be forced to offer a deeper (2 comments)
Windermere Florida Short Sale FAQ's - 07:50 PM
What is a Short Sale? A short sale is a negotiated settlement. This is when the lender agrees to accept less than the amount owed as a payoff on a loan. Why would my Lender want to allow a Short Sale to help me? The reason is simple; a short sale often has a better return on investment to the lender than a foreclosure. The average savings a lender sees from a short sale property compared with a foreclosure property is $14,000. Not only does the lender receive this savings, they are also paid on the loan 6 months earlier than in (2 comments)
Windermere Florida Home For Sale Fantastic Deal - Hurry! - 08:28 PM
To Any and All: Provided by JERRY LAROSE, 407-580-7011 ML# O4824029 12749 HOLDENBURY LN, WINDERMERE County: Orange County Zip Code: 34786-6621 Status: List Price: $359,000.00 Sub Name: LAKES OF WINDERMERE PH 1 Low Price: Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3 / 1 Sq Ft Heated: 2960 Year Built: 2004 Pool: N MH Width: Property: Single Family Home ADOM: Total Acreage: Up to 10889 Sq. Ft. Water: N Type/Name: Location: In County Virtual Tour: FANTASTIC DEAL in highly sought after Windermere. Owner Re-Locating MUST SELL! Impressive kitchen - family room: 42" cabinets, granite counter top work island, glass top range, side-by-side stainless steel refrigerator, separate butler (0 comments)
Winter Garden Florida Home For Sale Another Fantastic Deal - Hurry! - 08:31 PM
ML# O4823614 14730 MASTHEAD LANDING CIR, WINTER GARDEN County: Orange County Zip Code: 34787-4722 Status: List Price: $425,000.00 Sub Name: STONEYBROOK WEST UNIT 5 Low Price: Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3 Sq Ft Heated: 2835 Year Built: 2004 Pool: Y Property: Single Family Home ADOM: 1 Total Acreage: Up to 10889 Sq. Ft. Water: Y Type/Name: Water Access Location: In County Virtual Tour: Great Price under $150 per sq.ft. Want it for Less? Make an Offer. Big House with a Heated Pool for a small price. You've waited long enough, Here's the deal! Wonderful Golf community of Stoneybrook West, features a (0 comments)
Access answers and solutions for warehouse and office space in Los Angeles - 08:52 PM
The Encon Commercial Warehousing & Logistics’ Online Library Access a comprehensive online library of logistics and warehousing related articles, compiled in an easy down loadable format for warehouse manager, logistics freight specialists and those interested in keeping up with Southern California’s ever changing logistic and distribution environment. If you are currently looking for a distribution facility with access to Los Angeles or Long Beach ports, the Encon Commercial online library is a valuable resource to become informed on the latest trends, initiatives and best practices in logistics and warehouse management in Los Angeles. Information is compiled by California Accredited Logistic Specialists (0 comments)
Just a little post regarding where one may find creative inspiration. I sit on an Arts Council board & chair the quarterly members newsletter. Fresh off my desk - Here are our top picks for foreign films for viewing. So take a spin around Europe, maybe you'll be inspired for your next project... Choices this year will take the audience from 1984 East Germany, to Denmark and Paris. Foreign film Oscar winner The Lives of Others, is a thriller about the surveillance of the secret police to control and direct the professional output of the art community.After the Wedding is a drama of choices of two men one who has escaped his (1 comments)
Doing the Same Thing and Expecting Different Results - 08:49 AM
I see many new agents come and go in our industry. As the market changed in the last two years many inexperienced and weak agents began to find themselves lost. On Oahu our market is much stronger than most in the country, yet we have seen a decrease in the number of closings. I have lost count of how many struggling agents have spoken to me in the last year asking advice. Most were not willing to follow the advice. Several of them have either left the industry or have stopped doing business all together. Here is my advice to struggling agents. If what (67 comments)
One of the unique things about Hawaii is our openness. We have what is called the sunshine law. Most government meetings have to be open to the public. All hearings and any sessions that have voting at the legislature and our County councils are open to the public to attend. Most are televised on public TV. It is one of the more civilized parts of our local government. Being here on an island we have a saying, "everyone knows everyone here". That is also true of our elected officials. Many of us know our State Representative and State Senator personally. I and (2 comments)
300,000 Points on Active Rain is That Too Much Blogging? - 06:34 PM
Is that too much? Have I spent way too much time in front of the computer? That is a good question. I have spent many long hours writing blog posts and responding to others blogs. We had or regional REALTOR® meeting this morning. I spoke to three different agent this morning that are not doing well in their business. My best guess is that just Active Rain alone is bring my more clients and referrals than they are getting in total. For that reason alone I feel I can justify my time here. But there are several other benefits I am gaining (116 comments)
My Blog - 06:57 PM
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December 2007 - Property Sales in Milton, MA - 09:47 PM
December 2007 - Property Sales in Milton, MA Courtesy of Michael C. Mahoney | The NorthCompass Group | Guiding You Home & www.02186.com There were 12 sales in Milton during the month of December of 2007. The average list price of the 12 houses was: $680,558 and the average sales price was: $652,317. The average time on market was 107 days for these 12 houses. During the month, 9 new listings came onto the market. During December there were 23 prices changes on 21 properties. The average price reduction was almost $23,000. The closed properties sold off @ 91% of their (0 comments)
Atlanta Foreclosure Homes Numbers Rise - 08:47 AM
The number of Atlanta Foreclosure homes has increased dramatically. There are almost 7000 mortgage default notices going out this month. This is according to equity depot, the Atlanta-based firm that tracks the foreclosure numbers. This may mean that the market is not going to improve for home sellers any time soon. This is very good news for home buyers as they can easily buy a home at a huge discount under these market conditions. Sellers and banks are more motivated than ever to make a deal, so the home buyer can walk away with some huge discounts. We specifically put out a list (0 comments)
This is a copy of one of my blogs. I had 4 responses to it and wonder if anyone else would ming taking a peek at these sites and give me your feelings, opinions, suggestions. The call on the 15th was rescheduled for the 20th. thanks Ok, this is a long story but the short of it is this. I have what I think is a pretty classy looking website and I did receive quite a few home inspections from my site in 07. Pillar To Post is a national franchise and the Corp offers the franchisees a "website page." Well there are several of us franchisees (5 comments)
5 Reasons to Use Misspelled Words in Your Ads - 10:37 AM
Todays post was contributed by Joey Bridges Have you ever thought of using misspelled words in your paid advertising? It is one of the most overlooked and underutilized advertising methods in the paid advertising world. Thanks to many great word processing programs (and maybe just not paying attention) that auto correct typing many of us (myself included) misspell words when we are searching for something on the Internet. Our real estate customers are no different and often misspell city names, property addresses, general real estate questions. Let's look at some great reasons to advertise on misspelled words. Your competitors aren't doing it - that's (31 comments)
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