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Archives of real estate blog entries for April 30, 2008 (Page 9)
Texas Spring Flowers...blooming along the highways and byways - 05:21 PM
Spring in Texas is a beautiful time of the year. Down in the San Antonio, TX area we usually have a mild Winter however, we're always more than ready for Winter to end and Spring to arrive. As I drive the highways and byways of the Bexar, Kendall, Comal, and Guadalupe Counties showing homes to clients, I try to point out the different flowers that are blooming! Especially the Blue Bonnets -- we know Spring has arrived when our beloved Blue Bonnets start peaking through the grasses along the highway medians and in the open fields. They are followed by Indian (61 comments)
How Much Does It Cost You to Live and Work in San Mateo County? - 11:54 PM
In March of this year, over 200 San Mateo County residents met at Canada College to talk about the high cost of housing in our county. They were selected by random telephone calls. This month is your chance to sound off and voice your thoughts, concerns and comments about this issue. And someone will be listening! The elected officials throughout San Mateo County will be listening to your comments and and you can make them without leaving the comforts of your home right in front of your computer. Threshold 2008 Online Dialogue is open to anyone who lives or works in San (0 comments)
Sedona's New Red Rock Visitor Center Now Open... - 02:44 PM
The Red Rock Ranger District celebrated the grand opening of their new multi- million dollar showcase south of the Village of Oak Creek. After a decade of planning, the new 5,000 sf Red Rock Visitor Contact Center along with a 7,000 sf administration building have opened to the public. The facilities are located approximately one mile south of the Village of Oak Creek. The new center will not replace the Sedona Chamber's Visitors Center located in Uptown Sedona but may be the first stop for many of the Sedona area's 4,000,000 annual visitors. (0 comments)
New Developments around Sedona - 02:45 PM
Bella Terra On Oak Creek, a proposed 106 lot subdivision, is in foreclosure. A trustee sale scheduled for April 18th has been postponed in hopes of allowing the current owners to gain new financing. The land located off the Red Rock Loop Road is really beautiful with excellent views of Cathedral Rock. The City has approved the demolition of the existing Red Rock Lodge, an old 14 unit motel north of Sedona on 89A. The developers are planning to build a 23 unit lodging facility with 3 residential (affordable housing) units on the site. Also approved was the demolition of apartments (0 comments)
Happenings in Sedona - 02:48 PM
Saturday nights are Art Walk Nights in Jerome. The 30 participating galleries and studios feature ever changing art, music and other talents. For information visit http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001dSY8CI_o1rJwOwUhjyGEYYNYkf_77hCdKTZcln3ncPVetbhayJnFxjO0hQRa67CwdKDWqPS9c4IpeyvNopGukrFL8PWGBrx2zopCYlPxKnTBcUcr9bybow==. Sedona's famous Jazz on the Rocks Festival which used to be a 2 day event has expanded to a 6 day, 25 event festival that features a multi act outdoor jazz fest as well as a myriad of other events spanning a week in late September. Some of the other events pair jazz with film, food, wine, education, dancing and art. They strive to use and blend the festival talent in creative ways. Make sure (0 comments)
Current Highway Construction News... - 02:49 PM
We recommend that during ongoing construction of Highway 179 visitors coming to Sedona from Phoenix come via Highway 260 (Hwy. 17 exit 287) - proceed west to Hwy. 89A - then north to Sedona. This will avoid any possible Hwy 179 construction delays. Phase 2 of the reconstruction of Highway 179 is underway. Phase 2 encompasses the area from Back o'Beyond Road north to the "Y" intersection of Highway 179 and Highway 89A. The construction will see several new roundabouts added to Hwy. 179 including two new roundabout intersections at the "Y" and at Brewer Road (Burger King). As part of this (0 comments)
"Rumblings" of New Developments... - 02:51 PM
Possible new developments in the city: Redevelopment of the Windsong Trailer Park. Phase II of the Hyatt Resort at the "Y" (currently under construction). A possible expansion of the Sedona Rouge Hotel. Temporary uses at the Sedona Cultural Park. The Falls at Oak Creek Condominium Project on Hwy. 179. A new public parking lot in the Uptown area. An expansion to both Red Rock High School and the West Sedona School. A remodel of the New Day Spa building in West Sedona. A new office and residential and condominium project on Sunset Dr. (0 comments)
Sedona Real Estate Stats through April 29, 2008 - 02:52 PM
Number of listed homes & condos in all of the Sedona market: 612 (was 635, 180 days ago) Number of homes & condos listed below $400,000: 125 (was 159, 180 days ago) Number of homes listed over $1 million: 137 (was 126, 180 days ago). Median listed price: $646,950. (was $599,450 45 days ago). Number of homes & condos sold year in 2008: 78 (double the pace of Jan - Feb.) Median sales price of all homes and condos sold in 2008 $499,000 (was $453,650 for Jan - Feb. 2008). ______________________________________________________________________________________ Number of listed home-sites in all areas of the Sedona market 435 (was 437 - 180 (0 comments)
Sedona Bluegrass Festival this wekend....Don't Miss It - 02:57 PM
Bluegrass Schedule Wednesday: 7-8 pm Jewish Community of Sedona and the VV Two cans of food or $5/person to benefit Old Town Mission Thursday: 5:30-8:30pm Prime Time with Psychograss $75/person ($65 members) Prime Rib, BBQ Chick, Ceasar, and all the fixins. Reservations today by 4pm! Friday: 4:30-8pm: Burnett Family Bluegrass - 1st Friday Gallery Walk Tlaquepaque, Lanning Gallery, Sedona Arts Center, Goldenstein Gallery Saturday: 1-3pm NAU School of Music - Psychograss Workshops $ 25/person - call now to reserve your space - 204.2415! SEDONA BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL 2008 SUNDAY: Noon to 6PM Creekside at Los Abrigados PARKING will be an ISSUE! FESTIVAL PARKING AND TRANSPORT Parking is available at the Elks Lodge Back Parking lot (1 comments)
The Las Vegas Recent Downward Price Adjustment Seen as Largest in Nation - 09:14 AM
Following years of appreciation marked at 30-50% per year, the Las Vegas housing market has dropped in value some 22% as it readjusts. Foreclosure trends, mortgage issues, and economic factors have curbed the previous growth. Many buyers remain on the edge awaiting better news before taking the plunge. Many say late 2009 will mark any new appreciation with the completion of major real estate projects in the valley which will create tens of thousands of new jobs.Investors and savvy buyers are snapping up foreclosures and other great deals. They are anticipating this significant growth in the coming year. To see trends (0 comments)
Cooper Commons Chandler Home for Sale - 12:27 PM
This home has it all and is priced to move now! 5 bedrooms (5th shown as a den w/double doors) PLUS a loft and it is absolutely immaculate and move-in ready. This great room floor plan hasn't wasted any space, but still has a large kitchen area perfect for entertaining! The pristine quartz pool is fenced to keep the little ones out, but there s still a HUGE play area. There is also plenty of storage (double walk-ins in the master, secondary bedroom walk-in and a great pantry). An added bonus is it is an easy walk to Hull Elementary School. The (0 comments)
Calloway at the Vineyards Chandler Arizona Home for Sale - 12:29 PM
Owners say "sell now"! You won't want to miss this wonderfully inviting, clean, updated home. Complete with newer flooring T/O, Beautiful kitchen with new granite counters, tile backsplash, glass- front cabinets. Versatile floor plan with family room that opens to the kitchen, formal living and dining room. Great loft with an open banister overlooking the living room. Good sized master with exit to private deck overlooking your mature, fully landscaped backyard. Huge park is right across the interior, lightly traveled street. Magnificent schools, great neighborhood, close to freeways, shopping. Awesome house, great price! You won't be disappointed! The Bill Ryan Team at (0 comments)
New Orleans Real Estate - Home Buying Guide - Part 3 - Mortgage and Insurance - 01:40 PM
New Orleans Real Estate - Home Buying Guide - Part 3 - Mortgage & Insurance This is Part 3 of my exclusive New Orleans Real Estate Home Buying Guide. Ok! Now that you are working with a buyers agent, it is time to start your search for mortgages and insurance. While this can really be completed in conjunction with the next step (Part 4 - Finding a house), I recommend starting this process as soon as possible. I have a few reasons that we will discuss as to why I think that you should get started on this part quickly. (0 comments)
HISTORIC VICTORIAN HOME in PORT DEPOSIT, CECIL COUNTY MARYLAND, FOR SALE - 10:58 PM
Meticulously Restored 5 to 7 Bedroom Victorian Home in Port Deposit, Maryland Cecil County with high, stately ceilings. Showered in details of carefully chosen artwork and antique pieces, this home's elegance remains the same as it did back then. Magnificent fireplaces, Gourmet Kitchen, Granite Counters keeping with the elegance of a Victorian Inn. The detail is evident from the moment you walk through the door until you view the richly appointed Victorian era Rooms. Enjoy the charm of a rural area in the context of a culturally rich environment. Enjoy the Visual Tour. If you are looking for an experience REALTOR, Real Estate (0 comments)
T/E and Radnor market - 07:38 AM
As usual for Tuesday we went on our broker's open tour yesterday, we saw several homes and had added to this having been out on Sunday as well since we have sold all our listings. Yes, the market is strong in our area, but prices have become more realistic or so I thought till yesterday. We saw only one house we thought was well priced. Many were priced too strongly and in some instances we wondered what they were thinking. however, there has been a lot of sales in our area and there was a shortage of homes on the market, but (0 comments)
Feds drop Rates .25% - 01:19 PM
This just in. The Fed's... aka Ben Bernanke, FOMC, whatever you want to call them, have dropped the Federal Funds Rate and the Discount Rate a 1/4 of a percent. This in turn has dropped the Prime Rate 1/4 percent. Remember, this effects the SHORT TERM Interest Rates LONG TERM Interest Rates rely on what is going on in the Mortgage Backed Securities. But you already knew that right?
Here's a link to the Press Release: FOMC Statement Don't forget you can get all the latest mortgage industry changes HERE
NV, Las Vegas: Everlyse Cabrera - 09:54 PM
On June 10, 2006 two-year-old Everlyse Cabrera disappeared from the home of her foster parents in North Las Vegas. Although the case drew nationwide coverage by the news media and was aired on America's Most Wanted nary a sign of her had been found until today, April 30, 2008. At the top of the 6pm news tonight it was announced that Everlyse may have been found in Green Bay WI during a drug bust. Her foster parents did not cooperate with police saying that all they knew is the child climbed on a stool, unlocked a deadbolt and left the house. The (6 comments)
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