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Archives of real estate blog entries for October 1, 2008 (Page 8)
The Prettiest Part of Oklahoma - 09:09 AM
Welcome to Integrity Real Estate Services. We live and work in what has to be the prettiest part of Oklahoma, which makes it such a pleasure to be a part of the real estate service business in our great state.We (my husband, Don, and I) used to try to work all of McCurtain and Choctaw Counties, but soon discovered that there’s not enough time in the week to be spread that thin. Currently we work from the Redland area east of Idabel to Hugo. Our main route is highway 70 so we work with properties within an approximate rectangle which stretches (0 comments)
The county seat of McCurtain County is Idabel. It is the largest city / town in the extreme southeast corner of Oklahoma with a population of about 7000. Idabel is only about 20 miles from Texas and about 20 miles from Arkansas, just a couple of hours from the Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas area and about 3 to 3 ½ hours from the Oklahoma City area or from Tulsa, Oklahoma according to Internet travel sites. I think that most of the time, it takes folks just a tad longer to drive those distances, but the point is that we’re (0 comments)
Festivals, we have them. There’s Dogwood days (in Spring in Idabel), Owachita (Festival of the Forest) at Beavers Bend (Summer at Broken Bow Lake), Blue Grass Festival (late Summer at Hugo), annual Watermelon Festival (Summer at Valliant), Fall Fest (Idabel, October), Lumberjack Festival (late summer in Wright City), Beaver’s Bend Folk Festival and Craft Show (Summer Broken Bow lake). This means that there is always something fun being planned in the area. Hugo hosts “Balloons Over Hugo” annually. This year it was in July. Then there’s always the Christmas parades, Independence Day celebrations on the 4th of July…there’s just always (0 comments)
Fall is here, but you would never know it here in good old Boerne. It's 90 and holding. Course the grass is dying and in the morning there is definitely a little chill in the air, but we can't pull out our sweaters yet. But what we can do is get our homes ready! Things to do to "Autumize" your home. Check all your windows and door locks for proper operation Check all your faucets inside and out for leaks. Make sure you have workikng nightlights at the top and bottom of stairs. Have a heating professional come out and (2 comments)
Are You Covered by the FDIC? - 10:35 AM
Its a little scary out there right now. So I thought I would check and see what the FDIC covers and what it does not. The FDIC protects checking and savings accounts, CD's, and money-market savings accounts, but not stocks, bonds or mutual shares even if you purchased them from a FDIC bank. Your bank accounts are covered up to $100,000. IRA that are held in CD's and money market accounts are covered up to $250,000. The best way to protect your money by dividing it up between banks. Putting it in different branches of the same bank will not guarantee (3 comments)
A colleague of mine, Steve Barker, of Prosperity Mortgage, gave this to me. It is an awesome, simple portayal of the relavant situation occoring in the marketplace.. I found it extremely interesting. Tell me what ya think!! Just a $5 entry fee..... (just kidding) Gloria Price Long & Foster Real Estate www.harfordcountyhomesearch.org
Northwest Arkansas meet & greet - 09:52 PM
Hello All! Several of you have discussed wanting to set up a meet & greet for ActiveRainers in Northwest Arkansas. Just wanted to get some feedback from you on where/when you'd like to have it. Drop me a line or leave a comment to let me know a day of the week / time that would work best for you and suggestions on a place to meet. I sent this to the Razorbacks in Real Estate group already. Feel free to pass it along to any others. If anyone wants to help coordinate, feel free to volunteer :) (0 comments)
Veterans on Active Rain KNOW Arina Hanciulescu out of Las Vegas. After a brief respite away from the Rain she is BACK!! For newbies, I encourage you to read her current blog and IMMEDIATELY subscribe to her posts. If you want to read smart material from real estate to technology to family ties to opinions about the world stay in touch with this kind woman. She will tip toe back into the rain, but please make her welcome by (43 comments)
Medical Investments Prove to be a Good Investment! - 08:16 PM
I know that our economy has huge issues. We all know what we hear on the media that weare heading for a long recession and that individuals today wanting to purchase things are holding back waiting to see what is going to happen. I have been in real estate since 1979 and I've seen all of these ups and downs in the 70's,80's and 90's. Here we go again. Well, what you learn through each period of time is that you have to look at opportunities. What do I see as an opportunity today in 2008? No matter what the economy (0 comments)
Republicans want "Easing of Accounting Rules" - didn't - 03:18 PM
Rep. John Shadegg of Arizona, a leading conservative, told a Phoenix radio station Wednesday that he'd be "inclined to vote for the bill" if it raised the cap on federal deposit insurance and changed a rule that forces companies to devalue assets on their balance sheets to reflect the price they can get on the market. The revised package to be voted on in the Senate, which adds $100 billion in tax breaks for businesses and the middle class, temporarily increases the deposit insurance cap from the current $100,000 to $250,000. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday it was easing (0 comments)
I want to thank Kim Fendrick at Alliance Real Estate - 07:09 PM
The sale of my listing at 4617 Crestview Dr. in the Lakewood Villages subdivision of Omaha closed and the buyer was represented by Kim. Working with a good agent makes my job much easier. Kim did a great job and made the sale very smooth. Kim was a pleasure to work with. Trumm Team - Alliance Real Estate, Omaha, NE Your Home Sold within 120 Days or I will Buy It! (1 comments)
Thanks to Tracy Curtis at Re/Max - 07:17 PM
Tracie assisted with the sale of a property I was representing in the Roxbury subdivision at 11317 X Street by bringing the buyer. Having a good agent on the other side of a sale makes closing a deal much easier and it makes my career much more enjoyable. Tracy made this a smooth transaction and I hope we can do business again in the future. Trumm Team - Alliance Real Estate, Omaha, NE Your Home Sold within 120 Days or I will Buy It!
$995 / 3br - PETS OK - HUGE 3BR Condo, Pool & Tennis - Call Today! (Boxxwood @ Baymeadows (Southside) - 10:13 AM
FIRST MONTH'S RENT IS FREE! - 3 huge bedrooms with walk in closets! 2 baths, 1500 square feet, ground floor end unit! Split floor plan with lots of privacy between the living and sleeping areas! Wall to wall carpeting in living/sleeping areas. Linoleum & Tile in Kitchen/Bath areas. New Paint. Steps away from pool & tennis courts. Make your appointment today. CALL PHIL JONES AT 866-923-9990 TO SET AN APPOINTMENT. Click here for more info & photos of this property. Pet Approval Required. No pit bulls. Listed By: Phillip Jones, REALTORYour Choice Real Estate, Inc. Phone: (904) 298-2679 Ext 501E-Mail: email (0 comments)
Sept. 2008 Lis Pendens and Foreclosure Update, Lee County Florida - 05:03 PM
Sept 2008 Lis Pendens Filings: 2462 Sept 2008 Deeds acquired by foreclosure: 912Update from the August data: 686 of the Lis Pendens filed had a homestead exemption presentNotes:· I was quoted heavily in the Media last month as to the one month drop in filings, the rest of the quote was let's wait till the end of Oct. 08 to call the trend based upon that drop.· What Happened to the Fannie and Freddie Lis Pendens filings? They have 2 each? I have double checked my work on this. If I have an error on this I will correct.....· We had (0 comments)
August SFR sales update - 05:05 PM
While the rest of the world crashes, we are increasing in sales! This data is a courtesy of one of our Corp Sponsors. All of our Corp Sponsors can be found at http://www.swflreia.com/businessdirectory.html If you are an investor these are the people you should be doing business with. If you have a service to offer investors, you should be a Corp Sponsor of the SWFL REIA Lee County Lee County SFR Sales August 2008: 710 Lee County SFR Sales August 2007: 424 Active listings Lee County 11567 We absorbed 6% of the Inventory 73 Percent Increase Month over Month in (0 comments)
Pulling the Wool Over Our Eyes - 09:22 PM
Sheep, Comptrollers and Rum provide much needed relief to wallstreet. My reasons why the new and improved bailout plan is our new hope. A chance for a new beginning and will save our homes and economy from impending doom.1. Increase in limit on cover over of rum excise tax to Pureto Rico and the Virgin IslandsWhile not well written "cover over of" know that on our next cruise or visit to the southern carribean we'll all be in good spirits! I could probably not even go into point 2 and 3 of why this great plan will work! Directly from the (4 comments)
Renting to people with bad credit can make you big money! - 12:23 AM
Are you an investor with rental properties, but only seem to be getting people to put in applications that have bad credit? Don't let this keep your investment properties empty! I have some investors who cater to this type of client and don't have problems because they put safeguards in place that not only keep the rent coming on time. They also have rents that are above the market prices for the area, and not by just $25 or $50, we are talking hundreds higher per month. How are my investors able to do this? They advertise a home for rent, (18 comments)
Buyers don’t say banks don’t have a heart - 10:04 AM
Are in the market for a home that is either in a short sale situation or is already owned by the bank? Don't think just because the home is in this type of situation that they can't be human and get the bank to give you the home over other offers. When I negotiate for a buyer for a home that is either a short sale or a bank owned property, I have my buyers put in a letter telling the bank about themselves and why they really want the home. You know what happens when I do this? The (13 comments)
My Activerain profile is getting more than just business contacts! - 01:25 PM
Sometimes you wonder if your Activerain profile is set up to attract the kind of customer you are looking for. Personally, in my profile, I try to show that I care about my family and the community. Actual e-mail I received today I hope that my posts also show that. I know I get a lot of business from my posts, but I wasn't sure if it was from the posts or the profile page. But, the e-mail today told me it was from my profile, so I guess my profile does work! Is your profile working for you? Todd Clark (19 comments)
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