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Archives of real estate blog entries for February 1, 2008 (Page 3)
Sex offender registry - a false sense of security? - 10:01 AM
I know it's been a while since I've posted but I read something today that really moved me to post. I still get the newspaper from my hometown - even though I haven't lived there in a very long time. Front page of yesterday's paper was "Convicted Level 3 Sex Offender Rapes 6-year old in Public Library". In the public library. A place where I always felt safe. I used to take my kids to the library and drop them off in the children's room while I went to look for my books. We've been a gazillion times. My kids know the library like (7 comments)
1217 Argyle Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217 - 11:05 PM
Located in historic Upton this 4000 square foot home is filled with charm and huge space. This home was completely gutted and rebuilt inside and contains all the features you would expect in the most luxurious homes. And, today the price was reduced to just $299,000. Enter through the wide solid wood front door into a foyer area which still features the original marble steps that are so famous in Baltimore. Then into the great room. The great room features 12' ceilings and huge room size, perfect for entertaining. Tucked away to the right as you enter is a nice conversation area, (3 comments)
San Marino School District - Home for Sale - 12:18 AM
This home was sold in January of 2008. It is now available for sale again and is listed with Mary Haltom of Coldwell Banker at $1,175,000. Top Rated San Marino Schools 6820 La Presa Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91775 View Map This very private property is set in one of the quietest neighborhoods of San Gabriel. San Marino adjacent and featuring top rated San Marino School District, this home offers a 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. The main house emphasizes architectural design with wooden beams, exposed vents, high ceilings and skylights. It features a living room with a bar, mini refrigerator (5 comments)
Buyer's Remorse - The state of real estate. - 08:20 AM
Buyer's Remorse - The state of real estate. Raleigh Real Estate - 2x this week I have witnessed buyers remorse. Buyer got a sweet deal on a townhome -- Buyer disapears and cancel's earnest money check.Buyer got a sweet deal on a home --- Before signing and executing buyer decided they were just not comfortable with the terms and house. Scenario # 1 Mr Raleigh Seller - In scenario number 1 you received a signed contract and earnest money on Thursday. Mr. Raleigh Seller you did not return the signed contract until Tuesday. Buyer canceled check on Wednesday. Mr. Raleigh Seller why did you wait (6 comments)
Customer Service Awards Handed out from Mansfield, Missouri - 01:09 PM
I do not work for, nor have affiliation for the companies I am going to write about today. I have just experienced uplifting great customer service from them and their "mail order" or online shopping, this week. Acknowledgement just wouldn't stay out of my new blog, Chips, at OzarksMountainCountry.com. where there is more detail. Customer Service Award for Transformer Tools and Clothing Since their beginnings, we have been proud customers of Cabelas. When they were in one CROWDED old building in downtown Sidney Nebraska, we were thrilled to be there shopping. When the first new dramatic store opened at Sidney we were (0 comments)
Mansfield, Missouri -- GONG Award for Poor Political Polling - 01:13 PM
Just as I was walking in the door on Wednesday, the phone was ringing. When I answered, someone in a surly tone asked me a garbled question. "Excuse me?" The surly question was asked a bit more clearly. "Will you be supporting XXXXXX ( a prominent Democratic candidate for governor of Missouri)? It almost sounded like a threat, so I responded, "What will happen to me if I don't?" Growler: "Well, are ya undecided or are ya leanin' toward the Republicans?" Which, frankly, my dear, is none of your d--n business. Not to be bullied and intimidated into silence by a (2 comments)
Where in the World is TLW? - 08:18 PM
The Hawaiian ActiveRain crew cooked up a terrific gathering for visiting Rainers who were in town for the CRS convention. More on the convention AND my personal take on the AR gathering in other posts. Be sure to stop by Randy Prothero’s fun post ActiveRain Goes Hawaiian, and Sally Cheeseman’s 2008 First Hawaii ActiveRain Gathering a HUGE Success. We had some special guests at the party, all of whom are familiar to folks here on AR, ‘specially those who have been around for a bit. Some more so than others. Now to be perfectly clear, these visitors were a bit unusual (30 comments)
ECO-All-Stars Month in Review January Challenge Winners- READ ABOUT IT HERE - 09:20 AM
A Big GREEN Thumbs Up to the January Challenge Winners and a Few Much Appreciated Runners Up WINNERS Georgina Hunter who wroteI encourage you to try wind power if you live where it's windy. It's renewable and clean energy, and it's there for the taking. .Fabulous post...READ IT here Michael Pulakamp who told us about a very unique recycling project. You'll love to find out about this one. Here's the link MUCH APPRECIATED Emily Johnston who wrote: 1. goin' veggie! Primarily organic... and we'll be hitting the Farmer's Market for local items. Oh, and we've cut down on how often we go to a grocery store. (4 comments)
Just Listed: Attached Brick Legal 2 Family in College Point - 02:13 PM
This Attached Brick Legal 2 Family in College Point with approved plans for a Legal Conversion to a 3 Family features a 3 BR Apartment with 1 Full Bath which boasts a Jacuzzi and Skylite, LR and EIK with Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Countertops, New Light Fixtures and Recessed Lighting over a 2 BR Apartment with 1 Full Bath LR and Updated EIK with Dishwasher. Home also features a Full Finished Basement, New Deck on 2nd Floor Apartment with New Metal Awning, Detached 2 Car Garage and Private Driveway. Visit CarolloRealEstate.com Asking: $750,000 Taxes: $2,700 (0 comments)
Most Middle Class Still Can't Buy a House - 03:26 PM
According to the real estate article Most Middle Class Still Can't Buy a House on CNNMoney.com most middle income wage earners still do not earn enough money to purchase a median priced home in their hometowns [Center for Housing Policy]. The Center for Housing Policy came to this conclusion on the basis of calculating and comparing 201 metro areas median wages and median house value. These figures were based on major vocations such as police officers, firemen and educators. Nonetheless, home prices have fallen in a majority of the 201 metro areas, but home costs were still considered too high for (0 comments)
Orlando Real Estate - 11:32 AM
When will the Orlando Real Estate Market Hit the Bottom? I get so many buyers asking me, "When will the Orlando real estate market hit the bottom?" To tell the truth, I have given up on trying to estimate when the market will hit bottom. Buyers are being bombarded with information from all over the country about how bad the real estate market is. And yes, if you bought a house in '05 or '06 or even as early as the beginning months of 2007, then it is a bad market for you to sell right now.
However, if (0 comments)
All Aboard! Buyers - Time to Jump Off the Platform and Get on the Train! - 11:22 AM
ALL BOARD! ALL ABOARD! Buyers, thinking about whether or not to buy right now? Do you need a larger home, need to downsize, retire, purchase a second home, want to invest? We all know the interest rate has dropped again so that's a plus, but here are a few other reasons why purchasing now is a smart decision: Volume and Selection! In the west valley of Maricopa County, there are over 10,000 single-familly resale homes on the market meaning that regardless of the price range a buyer desires, there are plenty of houses from which to choose. A short time ago, the inventory (3 comments)
Great Activity in the Market! - 07:11 PM
You know, the media isnt reporting everything! The market is going strong. In Middlesex Boro NJ back in 05' when the market was still white hot, the average amount of homes on the market in any given month was between 20-30 homes available. The average sales each month would be 5-8 homes sold. Now in 08', the average amount of homes on the market is between 60-70! Lots of inventory. However, the number of sales each month is between 5 -8 homes sold! So, what really changed? Prices are down and it takes longer to sell your home but with a (1 comments)
As Wilmington North Carolina REALTORS specializing in Relocation we strive to provide a wide range of information to folks from out of the area considering relocating to Wilmington. One thing folks find very helpful is to get a glimpse of the different neighborhoods of Wilmington by Zip code location. Each Zip has a certain ambiance with particular amenities, attractions, home styles (2 comments)
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Hampstead NC 2007 Year End Real Estate Market Report - 08:35 PM
Zip Code 28443 Hampstead NCZip code 28443 is the city of Hampstead, located in Pender County at the northern edge of New Hanover County. Golf Course and Boating communities are popular here. Topsail Beach is a short ride to the North. Popular communities here include Olde Point, Pelican Reef and Belvedere Plantation. You will not that the average list price in Hampstead ended higher and so did the average sold price price in Hampstead ended above where it began. Days on the market have held steady. The list to sold price ratio has declined showing that sellers are motivated. That is a good sign (0 comments)
As Wilmington/Hampstead North Carolina REALTORS specializing in Relocation we strive to provide a wide range of information to folks from out of the area considering relocating here. One thing folks find very helpful is to get a glimpse of the different neighborhoods of Wilmington by Zip code location. Each Zip has a certain ambiance with particular amenities, attractions, home styles and home pricing. For more information on the Wilmington NC Market visit www.CoastHomeNorthCarolina.com (0 comments)
Fun Evening Of Comedy & Song At Wrightboro Methodist Wilmington NC - 10:29 PM
What a wonderful opportunity to kick back relax and enjoy some big belly laughs this weekend as Wrightsboro United Methodist Church hosts Christian Comedy Night, a fundraising event this Saturday eveningThe Special Guest is Gale Mayes well known comedienne and singer from Nashville, TN Gale, one of Nashville’s top background vocalist who has worked such artists as CeCe Winans Donnie McClurkin, Gaither Homecoming, Quincy Jones and many others. She also travels with Gaither Homecoming Artist Lynda Randle all across the country singing and making people laugh. Her Character Ms. Puddin’ is a senior citizen “church lady” who thinks she “is” gospel (2 comments)
Although we live in the age of the internet and many now get their news online, this is especially true of the younger generation, I still like to pick up the newspaper and look for stories that interest me. In the Mid Hudson Valley thankfully we have a choice of newspapers; some are printed daily and others weekly. Daily Newspaper Daily Freeman Poughkeepsie Journal Times Herald Record Mid Hudson News Weekly Newspaper Hudson Valley Press Gazzette Advertiser Dutchess Beat Harlem Valley Times Millbrook Round Table Pawling News Chronicle Voice Ledger Register Herald Hyde Park Townsman Millerton News In my community we also receive a free copy of a monthly newspaper the Hudson Valley Sampler, this keeps us informed of the news businesses (10 comments)
Dutchess County NY Real Estate Market Report By Town 2006 and 2007 - 02:21 PM
With Todays market more consumers are interested in real estate numbers. The data provided below shows real estate sale in Dutchess County by towns. In 2007 only a few towns saw an increase in the number of units sold. Beacon, Pawling, Red Hook, Village of Pawling, Village of Tivoli and Village of Wappinger Falls (PK). Some towns saw a big drop in the number of units sold, for example Dover units for 2006 was 74 but in 2007 only 47. In Rhinebeck this was a similar situation, 2006 sold units 73 but 2007 37. Overall 264 less units were sold in 2007 (5 comments)
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