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Archives of real estate blog entries for December 15, 2008 (Page 11)
My Power issue of the Day - 08:42 PM
Came home this afternoon to my personal home in Destrehan LA and my exterior Christmas lights were not on. I wonder at first, for I look forward to the site. After entering my home, I notice complete quite and no lights at all. I go outside to see if any neighbors' lights are on. Yes, I could see everyone lights on my street on. So I call Entergy our power company. They turned my lights off by mistake. They had already addressed my issue and turn on my power but turned off my main breaker. Once I flip the main breaker (1 comments)
The office party season is upon us. Although I work the islands of Kauai and Maui, I happened to be in Honolulu this past week so was able to attend the office party for our Waikele office on Friday evening. It was held at Rumors Nightclub in the Ala Moana Hotel. We had about 40 people show up and it was unusually well organized so that we all had a great time. After games and food, we "adjourned" to the dance floor where we pretty much took over the place. I only regret I didn't get pictures. The DJ even played the (1 comments)
In a previous post, I had mentioned that there was going to be a new entrant into the Hawaii interisland jet service market. Republic Airlines has signed an agreement with our local Mokulele Airline to bring the Embraer 170 Regional Jet to Hawaii. There are now 2 aircraft in service and I had the pleasure of flying on one of them today. The jet seats 70 passengers but today there were only 2 of us for a very unique flying experience. We were directed to the vacant first class area which easily has the most comfortable seats (4 comments)
What has really touched me about ActiveRain this year is the coming together, the help, the support and the camaraderie. The inspiration that has been shared has acted like a huge umbrella that shields us from the elements. Recently, there have had several wonderful blogs that bring a ray of sunshine for the Real Estate Industry and this gives us hope and faith for the coming year. It also helps us to forget the hard times; business hail stones, the housing flood, and the tornado of foreclosures. 2008 has been a tough storm for all of us, but we (14 comments)
Happy Holidays...What's The Status? - 10:17 AM
Just curious? What is the status of this group? Have we decided that this book is on hold until further notice or did we decide that this venture is over? Forgive me if this decision had already been posted...my mind is not recalling! :o) On another note...I hope you are all well and that you all have a wonderful holiday season sharing it with those who are close to you and those you love. Best wishes for a busy and prosperous 2009!!! Cheers, Reece (0 comments)
Jackson Hole to Extend Housing Moratorium - 11:51 AM
Teton County commissioners intend to extend a moratorium on new housing developments in the county. The moratorium was enacted in May 2008 and is set to expire at the end of December, but will now likely be renewed until July 1, 2009 or when the new Jackson Hole/Teton County Comprehensive Plan is updated, whichever is sooner. The debate over whether to allow/encourage new development or close the door on increased population has long been contentious in Jackson Hole. For now, at least, the county government is leaning towards limiting development. That will tend to boost housing prices even further, as there (0 comments)
LOW 30 yr fixed RATES below 5%! ( loan amounts below 546,250) LOWER home prices! HIGHER LOAN LIMITS (546,250 for conforming loan limits in San Diego county)
FHA max LTV is 97% financing to 546,250 !
IF YOU CAN FIND THE RIGHT PROPERTY - IT'S A GOOD TIME TO LOCK IN FOR THE LONG TERM!
Banks, the Govt, and the Fed are doing everything they can to shrink the amount of foreclosures and short sales coming online by reducing interest rates for new buyers to increase demand and (1 comments)
Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens......... not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life............ A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes........ It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results. -Anon (1 comments)
Finding the perfect lot in La Paloma can be a difficult feat, especially if you are also looking for a house that has been well maintained and on the Golf Course. Our current new listing has been owned by the current owners since it was built in 1995. They have used it as a vacation home, and therefore it has been only gently used. As many of you know, La Paloma has a great Country Club membership that can be joined for both Golf, Tennis and Fitness, as well as a (2 comments)
Generating Leads Using IDX Tools - 10:38 PM
Here's a cool way to setup your IDX and AR Blog as a Lead Generator. Jenniffer Lee from RE/MAX has done a nice job, in my opinion, of adding a feature like this to her Blog. Having this option available on a post like this is potential lead generation at its best. Yes, this is a shameless plug for Jenniffer. I've read thousands of posts on AR, seen hundreds of buttons and "Search MLS" icons, and have seen some really creative images and ways to entice readers and traffic to visit your listings and MLS systems, but this really caught my attention. (109 comments)
My home buyers relocating or buying real estate in the Lake Norman area come here for the most part for the beauty, the mild weather and quality of life of lake living. Lake Norman is known for it's great water sports including competitive water skiing. But, what many don't know is that Lake Norman is only about 90 minutes from some great SNOW skiing as well. From downhill and slalom skiing for all levels, to snow boarding, ice skating and sledding our local Appalachian mountains have it all and they are truly an easy two-hour drive in most cases! As of this morning, (9 comments)
A year ago last summer, I was in my favorite Blaine hair salon getting my hair expertly cut and colored by my stylist and friend, Jill Jarvi. As she worked to make me look my best, she told me she was about to embark on her dream of opening her own salon and boutique. It was going open before the end of the year in the Ham Lake/Andover area. Her excitement and drive was evident as she described her dream of an upscale, full service hair salon for women and men. And by the fall of 2007, her dream had (8 comments)
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND HUD HOMES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE - 10:46 AM
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND HUD HOMES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE This is the current inventory of HUD homes available in Montgomery County. These properties were secured by FHA loans that went into default and foreclosure. They were transferred to HUD by the secured mortgage lenders as part of the mortgage insurance program. Please contact us to view HUD homes. They are available to all qualified buyers. Note that the designantion owner occupant means that the properties are not available to investors at this time. All of the HUD homes are first offered to owner occupants before they are offered to investors. Prospective (0 comments)
FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND - HUD HOMES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE This is the current inventory of HUD homes available in Frederick County. These properties were secured by FHA loans that went into default and foreclosure. They were transferred to HUD by the secured mortgage lenders as part of the mortgage insurance program. Please contact us to view HUD homes. They are available to all qualified buyers. Prospective buyers need to be pre-qualified for financing. Ask us for a referral to a lender that offers FHA financing for the HUD homes. firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON COUNTY, MARYLAND HUD HOMES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE - 10:55 AM
WASHINGTON COUNTY, MARYLAND HUD HOMES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE This is the current inventory of HUD homes available in Washington County. These properties were secured by FHA loans that went into default and foreclosure. They were transferred to HUD by the secured mortgage lenders as part of the mortgage insurance program. Please contact us to view HUD homes. They are available to all qualified buyers. Note that the designantion owner occupant means that the properties are not available to investors at this time. All of the HUD homes are first offered to owner occupants before they are offered to investors. Prospective buyers need (0 comments)
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND - LENDER OWNED FORECLOSURES - REO REPORT FROM ROY KELLEY & ASSOCIATES - 12:47 PM
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND - LENDER OWNED FORECLOSURES REO REPORT FROM ROY KELLEY & ASSOCIATES (Rev. 12/15/08 - Contact us for further price reductions.) Roy Kelley, RE/MAX Realty Group, Gaithersburg, MD 301-921-4569 email@example.com REO homes are foreclosures owned by lenders and other entities. We represent clients as exclusive buyer agents. The disclosures that are required for home buyers in Maryland will be provided when you meet with us. Buyers must have pre-approval letters for mortgage financing. Email us for a referral to a lender. The following are available REO homes. Prices are reduced until they are sold. Complete (0 comments)
FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND REO PROPERTIES BACK ON THE MARKET - 02:48 PM
FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND REO PROPERTIES BACK ON THE MARKET If you called on any of the following properties and were advised that they were under contract, please call us again. The contracts did not go to settlement and the homes are again available for purchase. The lenders have a large inventory of owned properties and it is a good time to submit offers. Contact us if you wish to be added to our client email list for lender owned foreclosures in Frederick County or Montgomery County. firstname.lastname@example.org REO: 1301 Appletree Ct., Hillcrest Orchard, Frederick 21703 4 BR/2.5 BA $125,000 SF REDUCED FROM $199,900 (0 comments)
Via Kimo Stowell (Home Staging & Interiors JDS Consulting): more animals Its time to put your mind back in the gutter! Protect your investment and clean your gutters and downspouts. If you haven't noticed winter weather is here in Hawaii. Torrential rains in the winter months are a blessing and a danger if you are not prepared for the sometimes unexpected chaos that can arise from deluge and inundation alike. In a perfect world, gutters safely channel rain water away from your roof and home and drain into the ground or sewer. In the process foundations, siding, window casements, and doors (1 comments)
"Laugh till is hurts, it's OK!" is the Slogan of this awesome little place on the 2nd floor of The Galway Hooker Irish Pub in Cornelius. Every Tuesday night features another comedian. You can eat, drink, and laugh your butt off. After the show, you can go downstairs to the bar and hang out with the crowd. It's a secret fun hangout in Lake Norman.
The Comedy Zone is every Tuesday night starting (0 comments)
•· Don't go to the mall! - It's easy to spend money you don't have when you are at the mall and walking amongst the frenzy of shoppers. It's stressful and there are tons of lines. It's easy to make impulse purchases. •· Shop online - Take your budget for the holidays, write it on a notepad and start shopping. Each time you make a purchase, deduct it from the budget. Leave money left-over for food and events the month of December. •· Limit the Social Functions/Parties (5 comments)
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