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Archives of real estate blog entries for April 7, 2008 (Page 2)
Lot Sales 1st Quarter 2008 - 05:19 PM
Even though it looks like contractors are still buying, developing and building homes the statistics show something different. Snohomish County lot sales have dramatically fallen in the 1st Quarter 2008 by over 80% from 4th Quarter 2007 and more than 94% from 1st Quarter 2007. 1st Quarter 2008 produced 47 total lot sales where as in 1st Quarter 07 there were 889. This massive decrease reflects contractor's skepticism to buy, develop and build in such an unstable real estate market. See the full stats (3 comments)
815 Main Street, El Segundo, CA 90245 - 03:22 PM
Stunning Condo, walking distance to schools and downtown. It has 2 Bedrooms, 1 3/4 baths, remodeled kitchen, smooth ceilings and shows pride of ownership. $509,000 Amenities include swimming pool and spa, elavator.
1206 S. Catalina Ave. #A, Redondo Beach, CA. 90277 - 03:32 PM
This is a beautifully maintained 3 BR, 2.5 Bath Townhome walking distance to the Ocean, Riviera Village and Pier. It has two bedrooms on the street level and the master is on the 2nd level on the Living area. Up one more set of stairs is the mezzinine office area with access to one of the 3 balconies. This is a must see if your goal is to live near the water. $1,369,000.
431 Calle de Castellana, Redondo Beach, CA., 90277 - 03:38 PM
Price has been adjusted to sell on this 4 BR, 2.5 bath spacious split level home. Come and see this Queens Necklace and City View home. Location, location, location on this upper Riviera mid-century home with nice size front and back yard that has fruit trees. The home is on popular Hollywood Riviera residential street known for its neighborhood block parties. 2 wood burning fireplaces. 2 car garage. Light and Bright. A must see. Outside has recently been professionally painted.
Free source of non-reciprocal links to your website and/or blog - 09:58 AM
While surfing some out of town newspapers yesterday I made an interesting discovery. A lot of newspapers, especially those in smaller cities, have a blog feature you can register for and create your own mini-blog free of charge. Here's what my account in the Fort Myers, Florida newspaper looks like. Creating an account with these newspapers also creates a non reciprocal inbound link to your blog and/or your website and creates some additional "Google juice". Besides the Google juice a non-reciprocal inbound link to my blog and website generates, a significant portion of my business in the past few years has been people (4 comments)
Downtown San Diego Condos Jump in Price YTD 2008 - 05:41 PM
Downtown San Diego is a great place to live and buyers continue to push prices higher in 2008. Over the first two months of 2008, the average sold price per square foot has jumped 2% over the same period in 2007. If the market forces continue at that pace prices will be up 12% over 2007. This factual data may come as a shock to anyone reading a mainstream newspaper real estate story because they talk in very broad terms. Sure San Diego has its problem neighborhoods with condos dropping dramatically in price, which can influence county wide data. But when you (0 comments)
Unraveling one of the Homebuilders profit centers " UpGrades " - 02:20 PM
Sometimes it pay's to question the costs for upgrades in new construction sales. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with reputable builders making a profit on the upgrades in a new home, for many of the choices one makes must be completed before the new owners can take occupancy, and the convenience of having it all done before you move in is hard for some to pass up. But, for those willing to do a little legwork, the savings can be substantial. Take for instance my friend "Jim" not his real name, he purchased a home recently, and was quoted for travertine flooring from the (0 comments)
Montgomery AL Home For Sale - 3202 S. Hull St. - 07:21 PM
What a COOL house! Mid Century modern at it's best! This wonderful and pristine custom home is probably one of the most interesting and fun houses in Montgomery. Unassuming from the exterior, you'll be wowed when you enter and see the living room/dining room with sloped ceiling and wall of floor to ceiling windows and french doors leading to a courtyard style back yard. The galley kitchen has a breakfast bar that could double as a home office/work station. Down the hall is a 2nd bedroom with stunning views of the rear gardens, and a cozy den, also with floor (0 comments)
Montgomery AL Home For Sale - 3244 S. Hull St. - 07:27 PM
Cute cottage with lots of character. Hardwood floors throughout and very spacious rooms. For more information on this home or other Montgomery real estate, visit our website, HatTeam.com or give us a call for more personalized service, 800-428-5239.
Cincinnati Ohio Real Estate Market Report 24 hour update 04/06/2008 - 04:11 AM
Cincinnati MLS daily statistics update. There are currently 20,138 active properties for sale in the Cincinnati area MLS. You can search for your new home in the Cincinati by going to my website. No registration required. Click here to search the Cincinnati mls for your new home In the Cincinnati area currently your home must be in top condition and priced correctly to sell. If you have any questions about Cincinnati real estate or need a Cincinnati realtor please feel free to contact me. http://www.Find1Home.com/ (0 comments)
Immaculate well - built Coyne home in fantastic location in State College Borough neighborhood, situated on a cul-de-sac street. Close to shopping, restaurants, schools, health clubs, theatre, concerts and sporting events, Penn State's University Park campus, the hospital and walking distance to a country club with swimming pool and golf course. This is a bright cheery home painted and decorated in neutral colors, easy to make yours! There is a natural flow from room to room throughout the home. New roof with 30 year warranty was installed in 2006. Fantastic wet bar and finished lower level walkout perfect complete with fireplace. (0 comments)
What kind of secret is this? - 04:26 PM
So the competition is heading out of town for incremental sales growth. The Keller Williams office launched with an official grand opening two weeks ago and a local competitior (KBB) unofficially announced at a cocktail party last Friday evening their intent to purchase Fish GMAC Realty in Lock Haven in hopes of generating additional revenues to the company. It appears to be a good move since Fish GMAC is populated with a number of very good Realtors that should add to the value of KBB. It provides KBB with the ability to add sales revenues in the face of stiff competition from (0 comments)
The Beautiful New Tampa Area - 09:23 AM
The masterfully planned and laid out area of New Tampa real estate contains acres upon acres of striking award-winning homes set among a dramatic natural environment. A search of the New Tampa homes for sale will quickly reveal a range of home sites from lakefront property to wetland and tree lined natural environments. All these sites take advantage of the serene and peaceful mood provided compliments of Mother Nature.The rapid growth of the New Tampa real estate area can readily be attributed to the nearby location of the University. The University of South Florida (USF) is a not only a cultural (0 comments)
Your Metro Detroit Weekly Update from Keith Stonehouse - 10:13 AM
Hello, Good Morning & Welcome to a Beautiful Sunny Monday morning in April 2008! This is Your Weekly Update for everything business, social, and charitable here in Detroit and Metro Detroit! My name is Keith Stonehouse, VP with Franklin Title Agency and founder of The Reality of Realty Tour (tonight) & Tempus Networking Events as well as VP of Gatherings for Motor City Connect (.com) & Chairman of the Board, Boys & Girls Clubs, Matilda R Wilson Annual Fundraising. *Below are a list of great events happening around you - Making a difference for your business and your life! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Monday, April (0 comments)
What's happening in Tucson - 4/7/2008 - 02:14 PM
Sorry I was unable to post yesterday. I walked the 5K at our local Susan Komen Breast Cancer Walk and was (to say the least) exhaused when we were done. Arrived home and promptly collapsed in bed. Back to the real world today - I have an appraisal on one of my listings today and though I'm sure I have the property priced right (got a full price offer), it still is a little unnerving not knowing what he's going to decide. Our appraiser here in Tucson and possibly all over the country are pricing very conservativly. I've located a few more places (0 comments)
First Time Home Buyers Information - 02:14 AM
Get the facts about your first home. Are you a first time Cowlitz County home buyer? If you are tired of wasting you money on rent and are looking in to the possibility of may be buying your first home and don't know where to start, I have good news for you. The Cowlitz County Association of Realtors is supporting the Washington Association of Realtors in promoting a new first time homes buyers campaign called "Get the facts about buying your first home". They developed a great brochure with the 7 most important steps to consider when buying your first home (0 comments)
Buyers, Do You Wish You Had...? - 10:02 PM
A Realtor who would explain things in plain English? A Realtor who returns calls, emails & texts promptly? Updates on properties for sale? An agent who has negotiating skill to get you the best value, price and terms? An agent who knows the area you are interested in? An agent who would not pressure you or dismiss your questions? A person who you can trust with your most personal financial and family information? A person who will be honest, fair and positive? Wish Granted! Call me to have all these and more expectations met. (0 comments)
Sellers, Are You Looking For...? - 10:12 PM
A Realtor who talks to you on your level? A Realtor who returns calls, emails & texts? Updates on properties for sale and recent sales? An agent who has negotiating skills to get you the best price and terms? An agent who is familiar with the region you are selling in? An agent who does not support market deterioration and fights for your price by proving value? An agent who knows the best way to market your unique property? A person who you can trust with your most personal financial and family information? A representative who will be honest, fair and positive? An agent whose selling market time is well below the market average? Your Search (0 comments)
Short Sale Statistics - Lenders are giving themselves another black eye! - 03:16 PM
This is a short reprint of an article submitted to me from a short sale attorney in my area. Check out the statistics - it's unbelievable! Short Sale Statistics: I recently became aware that in 2007 the lenders accepted approximately 43% of the short sales submitted. This was based on a test market of 500 short sales. In this test, the 285 REJECTIONS were NOT purchased by 3rd parties at the sherriff's sale. They all became REO's. Fifty of the 285 are still for sale and the other 235 were sold for purchase prices BELOW the previous short sale offers that were (21 comments)
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