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A Feng Shui Haunting on Long Island--part two - 10:48 PM
For part one: A Feng Shui Haunting in Long Island I had chills just being NEAR that room. Although he had tried his best to clean it, you could see bits of tin foil, towels, boards and apparently anything else she could find to try to avoid the cameras she was sure were "spying" on her. She was truly very ill.....her clothes and personal items remained and were scattered about. My client explained that she now lived in an apartment and could not fit her things. She also did not take the medicine prescribed for her. Clearly, this man was (30 comments)
Hampstead New Hampshire Fright Night - 04:53 PM
Last night after dinner I took Monika out to go look at a house on Emerson Avenue that was all decked out for Halloween. These people decorate their house for Christmas too and it is magical. I don't know how much money they spend every year but I do know the electric company sure does love them. I spoke with the owners father and he said Christmas was the most costly because they entertain the neighborhood for two weeks during the Christmas season. HAlloween isn't all that bad. LOL Here is what we saw tonight.
Southern NH real estate market...Falling prices and some mighty nice places - 11:09 AM
Falling into fall and winter with falling prices seems to be the norm for our Southern NH real estate market! If you've been looking but can't find the right home...maybe one of these will interest you. Please consider: 9 Harmony Road in Deerfield NH MLS# 2744105 listed at only $259,900. This home is a show stopper at an excellent price... A 3 bedroom homes on nearly 2 acres of land located at the end of a cul-de-sac boarding conservation land for the utmost nature lover experience. Call Jay and Monika @ 603-548-7685 for more details or to set up a private (3 comments)
2 Active Rain Years later....and what a difference AR has made in my life - 08:38 PM
I can't believe that two years have passed since I wrote my first post on Active Rain... It was about an Ethics class that I had taught and I creatively (lol) titled it Oct 29 2006-New Member Ethics Class. One night a few weeks later, I had a bit too much wine to drink, wrote a post and it ended up being my very first post that got over 10 comments...I didn't know what to make of it and where all those people who commented came from! Boy was it funny...Active Rain Blogging 101 Preschool version at least my titles were (33 comments)
Mortgage Market Update 10/31/2008 - 10:46 AM
This week was packed full of economic news which has sent our mortgage markets off to a whole new set of volatility. To start the week off we saw consumer confidence slide to it's 40 yr low - well duh! You and I have known this to be true for months and I have been saying all along the prior numbers were no way accurate but I guess they finally got it right for a change. The best news we have seen in a long time is that new home sales saw an increase of about 464,000 new homes sold. This (0 comments)
Westport Ma Homes Sold report - 12:56 PM
Westport Ma real estate sales have dropped slightly. there were 9 homes in Westport Mass sold in Oct. 2008 compared to 12 Westport homes sold in Sept. The lowest price home in Westport that sold in Oct, went for $240,000. The highest priced home in Westport MA went for $800,000. This waterfront home in Westport located in Westport Point had a dock on the Westport River. For a free list of homes for sale in Westport Ma including foreclosures & bank owned homes, visit www.WestportMaHomes.com for all real estate MLS listings in Westport Ma & Bristol County. Karen Ann Martin real (0 comments)
The hard facts of pricing a home to sell. - 04:14 PM
Market conditions and changes have created a real issue for many sellers. Are you finding yourself competing with the discounted prices of foreclosures or short sales? If you are you are not alone. This is one of the many issues sellers face in this market. The Hard Facts of pricing right and wrong. Here are some key tips that can make a difference in selling faster or languishing on the market. Price your home right! How many times have you heard that? Well maybe you need a little convincing. Pricing your home higher will help sell your competition. If the competition (0 comments)
The reality of a changing market. - 05:03 PM
In the Michigan market we have some very specific challenges that other states may not have. Not that other states have not been touched by the foreclosure or short sale side of the market that would be wishful thinking. Michigan has lost over 9000 automotive related jobs and the impact of the automotive industry is never far from the kitchen table. Putting groceries on the table has become a real issue for many home owners. This has put pressure on the short sale and foreclosure market in Michigan which still ranks in the top 5 nationally. Making the house payment when (6 comments)
The new reality of being a landlord - 05:28 PM
In today's market the reality of many sellers becoming landlords instead of sellers is happening more and more. Why would you sellers turn to this alternative? Pretty simple they have not been able to sell and they have two mortgage payments. Even the most wealthy among us will reach a threshold of spending before they make the decision to rent. Sometimes the rent does not cover all the costs of the mortgage but at the same time it costs more than if they kept on the same path of pulling the second mortgage from savings. We just had an article published (8 comments)
Twinkle twinkle little star....how I wonder where you are. - 05:53 PM
I just listened to a report on one of the major news stations that was not politics. It reported that 9 out of 10 adults are losing sleep over the economy and money. I have to say I was a bit surprised by that figure. 90% of us are concerned and losing sleep over financial issues. I lose sleep over other issues but I guess the uncontrollable issues in life are left to a higher power for me. That doesn't mean I don't lose sleep. I sleep great for a few weeks and they I may stay up all night and (3 comments)
The attrition of the market, the effect on agents - 06:18 PM
The market is reducing Realtor ranks at a much faster level than anticipated. The number of Realtor that join in the good times is amazing but equally amazing is the numbers that leave beyond the fair weather friends that join our ranks for a fast buck. In our area we have reduced at a much higher pace than anticipated. The Grand Rapids Association of Realtors, the Michigan Association and the National Association of Realtors have all seen significant levels of decline. Many have never learned the profession and should have not been in the business. The only person they looked out (8 comments)
Dedicated to my Boomer Sooners (yes, you: Tom Burris) - 11:30 AM
Little Miss NU Doing her cheer. She was a cheerleader for Halloween (what a splendid day for us!!) We took the opportunity to make a video to taunt all of our Boomer Sooner fans. This will be the only joy we have today after 5 PM PDT :( GO BIG RED! Can you tell I am enjoying my visit? The littlest things bring joy to our life! :) (13 comments)
They Are Eating Less Fillet in Chappaqua, New York - 06:33 AM
Everyone is feeling the pain. The sub-prime mess and the Wall Street meltdown is affecting people across all income levels. Home expansions put on hold effect everyone in the building industry, architects, contractors, plumbers, electricians, suppliers, appliance manufacturers. In Chappaqua, New York which is known for a lot of things but mostly as the community where Bill and Hilary Clinton live, they are feeling the pain with 17% of the community dependant on Wall Street for their incomes.Chappaqua is a 45-60 minute commute to midtown. There are currently 89 single family houses on the market with the average price being $1,749,37, (0 comments)
The Inman List of the Top 25 Most Influential Real Estate Bloggers for 2008 - 07:49 AM
September 12, 2008 was the deadline for submission of nominations for the Inman News' Most Influential Real Estate Blogger award. The annual list of most influential real estate bloggers recognizes those bloggers who are well-known, well-read, and have a knack for stirring up discussion and debate on important, timely and relevant topics for the industry. In just under two months the winners have been announced and we have a Rainer among us who has been chosen. Our very own Teresa Boardman has been named in the category of broker and agent blogs. The winning entry is Teresa's blog entitled St. Paul Real Estate (1 comments)
The Red Badge of Courage - 09:26 AM
Stephen Crane is the focus of the new Exhibit in Newark entitled The Red Badge of Courage Revisited, curated by Omar-Lopez-Chahoud. Born in Newark, New Jersey on November 1, 1871, Crane became a noted American writer. His genres included short stories, novels, poetry and journalism. Crane's writings tended toward reflections of everyday reality, depicting symbolism of contemporary life and society during his time. Published by the time he was sixteen. Crane's novel Red Badge of Courage is herald as one of his greatest achievements. The novel depicts the life of a soldier during the American Civil War and made into a movie directed (0 comments)
Single Property Web Sites - 07:12 PM
I have noticed many Realtors subscribing to the single property web site to market a property. While the ad copy could impress the seller, I wonder how well this marketing performs. In most instances, the URL consists of the property address. How many buyers are aware of the properties address, to use it in search out the property on the internet? I have read that because of the absence of links, traffic is very limited. Limited traffic and links precludes the site from being picked up by Google and so there is no high ranking. What then is the attraction? How are (11 comments)
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