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Archives of real estate blog entries for December 12, 2008 (Page 2)
Whoa! Snow in Baton Rouge & Interest Rates Below 5%! - 04:09 PM
I posted a picture of tree in my front yard. It never blooms quite as pretty as it was yesterday covered in snow. We've never had a snow like yesterday, so if you or someone you know is planning a move to the south for the warmth, it's still safe. In fact, we'll have highs in the 70's by this weekend. Yesterday was a real treat to us southerners. We had 3 inches of snow. And, interest rates are a double Christmas treat. I have contact with lenders that are offering 30 year conventional fixed rate loans at a rate of (11 comments)
LOW INTEREST RATES 5% AND BELOW - GOING DOWN! - 04:19 PM
Here's a few other Loan calculations... Via Linda Fredericks (RE/MAX First): With interest rates in the 4% and 5% range families can afford to buy the home of their dreams. At 5% the payment is $5.37/1,000. This means that on $100,000 loan the principal and interest is $537; on $200,000 it is $1,073.64 and on $300,000 it is $1610.46. AWESOME! (0 comments)
Panty Free Friday 12-12-08 - 07:32 PM
Everyone is busy getting ready for the Holidays I am sure. But hoping we can get together for a little while tonight. I am for the first time experiencing One Armed Power Shopping. But not managing wrapping. I am going to have to call in help for that one.
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New Orleans, Goofing of with photos! Its that time of year! - 08:06 PM
Had some time today to just goof off making a Christmas New letter than I send out with my calenders this time of year. Wanted to give the letter a local flavor so I came up with these. I used picnik.com which is a great tool for such things. I am adding a part about subscribing to my blog as I am finding out that the public knows little about the things we take for granted on Active Rain. Maybe we could have a holiday contest for this sort of thing. The Holidays in your town or something like (13 comments)
Bradbury the top dollar horse town in Los Angeles County, California, United States. - 07:36 PM
Bradbury is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. It is in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains below Angeles National Forest. The city of Monrovia is to the west, and Duarte is to the south and east. The population was 855 at the 2000 census, house prices are at the veru high end ... Almost all of the community is gated and consists primarily of large equestrian estates. Please call me personally for if you like to buy or sell home, estate, real estate in Bradbury ... John Vostenak broker at CENTURY 21 Ludecke Inc. http://www.johnvostenak.com http://www.BradburyBroker.com (0 comments)
Arcadia is a TOP family oriented city with great schools in California - 08:05 PM
Arcadia is a U.S. city in Los Angeles County, California that is located about 20 miles Northeast of downtown Los Angeles It is the site of the Santa Anita Park racetrack and home to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 53,054. Please give me a call if you like to buy or sell homes, commercial properties, income propertie, land, multi residential properties in Arcadia . John Vostenak, broker at CENTURY 21 Ludecke inc. http://www.ArcadiaRealEstateBroker.comhttp://www.ArcadiaCommercialBroker.com http://www.johnvostenak.com
San Marino is high income and high property price city in Southern California with the best shools included .. - 08:27 PM
San Marino is high income and high property prices city in Southern California, with the one of best schools in the state , so there is a reason to pay very hign prices for real estate in San Marino, CA 91108 Median prices in 2007: All housing units, primarly and only Single family residences was $1,655,563. There are no apartments, condos in San Marino. Estimated median household income in 2007: $148,910 (it was $117,267 in 2000) For more info about City of San Marino click on the link below for John Vostenak , San Marino Broker http://www.SanMarinoRealEstateBroker.comhttp://www.SanMarinoAgent.com http://www.johnvostenak.com
Omaha homes for sale market data - 02:39 PM
Omaha homes for sale market data November Market Absorption Rate 6 months supply = Balanced Market< Six Month Supply = Seller's Market> Six Month Supply = Buyer's Market Right now in the Omaha Real Estate Market there are more homes available for sale than there are ready, willing and able buyers in the market. As you can see by the numbers above, the supply of homes has increased since a year ago. (0 comments)
We've Earned This Beautiful South Florida Weather - 11:06 PM
I hear it's snowing somewhere in the U.S. with blizzards and huge hail the size of bowling balls. I heard it from someone at a local clam stand::Tarks in Dania where my husband and I enjoyed some steamers and chicken wings before our movie. It's about 59 degrees outside, with a slight breeze, just "cold" enough to make us Floridians don our Patagonia fleece outerwear for the evening. In the morning it will be crisp and cool, warming up to the mid-70's in the afternoon. THIS is what we Floridians call "Winter". This is Winter as I've always known it, much different (2 comments)
Prepare to fall in love with this four bedroom, three bath home! From the formal living room ...
... to the remodeled center island kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances ...
... and large back yard with salt-water pool and spa plus grassy area and room for entertaining ... Prepare to fall in love! For additional information, please go here: La Canada listing If you would like to know more about La Canada, please go here: La Canada community info (7 comments)
Keep The Horse Before The Cart - 01:20 PM
While many buyers are aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter increases their buying confidence and power, most may not understand exactly why pre-approval is so important. Why should you jump through the application hoops before even beginning your home search? First, you'll know exactly how much loan you can afford, making your initial home search much easier. Why waste your time looking at homes either out of your reach or well below your financial grasp Second, pre-approved buyers stand on solid negotiating ground with sellers. Sellers working with well-qualified buyers are more likely to accept the offer and less likely to (0 comments)
Active Rain Hiccups Again - 03:08 PM
Looks like we're having some issues again as Active rain continues to grow but with problems. My blog posts auto save, but they remain for my next post. Proxy server issues are rearing their ugly head again. Hopefully some one will get these under control soon. Update: Seems to have been fixed now and working well, thanks AR Guys and Girls! (10 comments)
Inaugural 2009 Disney's Princess Half Marathon - 03:27 PM
My Partner Susan Maxwell at Premier Realty Group in Sewall's Point will be running the Inaugural 2009 Disney's Princess Half Marathon. The race weekend, March 6th through 8th, will bring together women of all ages to participate in this magical event! The race weekend, will focus on inspiring women who are aspiring to make a difference. There will be events all weekend focusing on issues that are important to them. The events will focus on the attributes all strong women possess; courage, commitment, determination, and perseverance. The half marathon will start on Sunday at 6am at The Walt Disney World Resort. (0 comments)
Growth Leader: One Week in and the Leads are Growing - 03:00 PM
I'm just one week in to the trial run of the new Growth Leader product by Market Leader. During the initial set-up stage, the Market Leader folks were very helpful and attentive in getting my new site: www.searchinalexandria.com up and running. On Monday, I attended the Vision 101 webinar and learned more about the system, how it works, how to use it, and getting started. It's fairly straightforward and seems to have some good features. And then BAM! In came my first lead. So far, 5 this week. Not bad for a start. Nothing miraculous yet, but I haven't had to (10 comments)
This Time of Year, It's All About Them…and You - 08:49 AM
Patti Kouri and I have been partners in The Real Estate Game® for several years and I think you'll find some good thoughts in her most current blog post!!! Via Coach Patti Kouri (Accelerated Performance Coaching): Ready or not, here they come – the holidays! Since completing another fantastic JumpStart Workshop a few weeks ago, I feel as if I've been playing constant catch-up. Some days it seems I'm running full speed only to end the day farther behind. Sound familiar? The holidays come, so we might as well make the most of the time. Here are a few tips that will help (1 comments)
Feed It Forward! Give $10 Gifts! - 11:55 AM
What could be better than this???? Restaurant.com's Feed It ForwardTM is donating $30 million in free restaurant gift certificates - over 30 days - to allow you to treat friends, family, and colleagues -anyone deserving-to savings on a great meal out. With things tight, this comes as a great way to send a present that doesn't cost you anything!!! You get to send a $10 gift certificate to 3 people a day! When you Feed It ForwardTM, you have the opportunity, every day for 30 days, to enrich lives by giving the gift of meals and memories. Now until Christmas, you simply choose (0 comments)
Country Walk Holiday Social, Powder Springs, Ga. - 02:32 PM
This years Country Walk Christmas Social is going to be bigger than ever! Monday Dec. 15 is the date for the Country Walk Holiday Social. For the 2nd year in a row Santa himself will be here. I know this is the real Santa because he is listed in my cell phone as "Santa". Stan Kaady will be there to take professional photographs just like when the Easter Bunny was here. The party hould start about 6:30 and Santa will arrive at 7pm.Another highlight of the holiday season for Country Walk residents has alays been the inpromptu concert by the "Country (0 comments)
HOWARD COUNTY HOME FOR SALE IN HISTORIC CATTAIL FARM GOLF COURSE COMMUNITY - 02:39 PM
HISTORIC HOME IN HOWARD COUNTY offers a view of the past and a state of the art home for today. LOCATED IN CATTAIL CREEK COUNTRY CLUB The original home dates back to 1899, but the upgrades and restoration offer a home made for comfort and beauty. Some log walls and smokehouse dates back to the 1700s. LOCATED IN GLENDALE, Maryland. This property in Glendale also offers a unique features so often requested, but had to find - including a guest house constructed from the original smoke house. This is the original Cattail Farm Home. Howard County - Glenwood - Cattail Creek - (10 comments)
Twittertise: Ad Campaigns for Twitter - 09:14 PM
It was only a matter of time before the marketing and advertising world figured out a way to leverage the social networking reach of Twitter. With new start-up Twittertise, you can schedule tweets and track click rates for links. The clickthrough analytics are quite basic. What I really like is the automated efficiency of the scheduling feature. Real estate agents can use Twittertise to promote an open house, publicize a listing, or generate buyer leads. Of course the key to using any automated content successfully (including tweets of your latest ActiveRain post) is to balance it with live content in an approximate 12:1 ratio. (7 comments)
Using Social Media for Lead Generation - 11:45 PM
We blog for many different reasons - to share information, to network with others, to exercise a love of writing, to show our personal side - but the number one reason for most real estate bloggers is to generate leads. To extend our online presence and amplify our blogs, we participate in social networks. Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are the most popular, and it seems there's a new site every week. The big challenge is how to balance our online efforts with the constantly changing day-to-day activities of real estate. Marketing Sherpa recently published an insightful case study about how technology startup BreakingPoint (9 comments)
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