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Archives of real estate blog entries for May 16, 2008 (Page 3)
Smart Time to Buy in Schaumburg or Hoffman Estates, Lyn Sims (847)230-7324 RE/MAX Suburban - 03:00 PM
Why Now is a Smart Time to Buy! Now is a great time to buy a home, say the financial gurus at the Wall Street Journal.The Journal calls it a buyers market and offers these suggestions for first-timers getting their feet wet. While their advice is solid, it's not revolutionary, but some potential customers might find it reassuring.Remember this is a place to live not a stock market investment, they say. Lenders want buyers to spend no more than 28 percent of their gross monthly income on mortgage payments, real estate taxes, and home insurance. Buyers shouldn't count on stretching further (0 comments)
Lexington Green Coach Homes - Schaumburg IL Market Statistics Lyn Sims (847)230-7324 - 03:20 PM
Market Update 5/15/2008 Lexington Green is a large coach home community located off Meacham Road just south of Schaumburg Road on both the east & west sides of the street. The community does offer a pool and clubhouse for the residents and exterior maintenance, snow removal, scavenger service and common area insurance is included in the monthly assessments. A great golf driving range is located nearby along with the Fox Run Golf Course. Close to Woodfield Mall, great restaurants and fast access to 355 North or South.
There are 4 models to choose from and could be either on the (2 comments)
Bear Delaware Homes For Sale Delaware Realtor - 03:25 PM
Welcome Home! Well maintained end unit town home conveniently located in Bear with easy access to I-95, RT 896, and RT 1. This home is nice and bright throughout and offers many features. Main features include an eat-in kitchen with bay window, dining area, large living room with slider to rear deck, and fresh paint. Upper level offers naturally lighted master bedroom with sky lights and cathedral ceiling, generously sized second bedroom, spacious loft that can be used as a third bedroom or home office, and a full bath. The basement features include a large family room, walkout entrance, and plenty (0 comments)
Search all homes for sale in Delaware Larry Hultberg EXiT Central Realty 302-530-9186 (0 comments)
I need help! - 09:02 PM
I am ready to scream. I am in Photoshop Elements 5 and I am trying to add a gradient to a layer. I am following specific directions in a book. (Classroom in a book) Create new layer and name it Gradient, click ok - done Double-click the linear gradient tool in the toolbox to select the tool and it's Options palette .... Ok ... here's the problem .... WHERE IS THE OPTIONS PALETTE FOR GRADIENTS ???? Sheesh, I can't find what is showing on the picture for the life of me. I have used PE 2 for years now and just (4 comments)
Townes at Cameron Parke -- Terrific Townhouse for Sale - 04:29 PM
Newly listed end townhouse in Townes at Cameron Parke. Great community close to Old Town Alexandria, metro stations, recreation areas. Right next to Lake Cook fishing area and Cameron Run Regional Park with miniature golf, waterslides, wavepool and batting cages. You don't want to miss this one, especially at this great price!
OPEN HOUSE 5/18: Alexandria Knolls West Condo - 11:04 PM
OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY, MAY 18TH FROM 1 TO 4 P.M. Alexandria Knolls West is a great place to live -- take it from a REALTOR who actually lives in the building. Not only do I live here, but I sell condos here too! I just helped a buyer buy a 1 bedroom condo at Alexandria Knolls West. We have the home inspection this weekend. How about that? A home inspection & an open house and I don't even have to leave my building this weekend! Can't beat that. Stop on by on Sunday and see this terrific spacious and well-maintained (4 comments)
Deliberate Deception By Government Fiat / What They Don't Tell You - 07:18 PM
I read a recent well intentioned blog advising that you should not select a lender or loan based on the rate! That's great advice! Rate in itself is only one side of a coin! The other side of the coin is cost! Origination and discount cost! Loan costs come in two forms the origination fees that are determined by the Loan Originator based on market and the anticipated work involve. Origination cost have nothing to do with the rate you receive. The other cost are loan discount cost, which is a misnomer in that the discount can be a charge or (7 comments)
A Serious Question - 11:09 PM
A new friend writes: "How many people walked away from the homes in which they only had $500, $2,500, or $5,000 as down payment? But that's all they lost. And how many people lost their $40K, $60K and $100K?" My reply deserves it's own post. It's not the amount of the dollars that are invested that is important or the percentage of Loan to Value, LTV, Leverage. The concept is the same regardless! They, the home buyer, solicited and accepted a loan, they agreed to make 360 payments over the next thirty years. They anticipated both appreciation and amortization to accrue (10 comments)
ZILLOW'S HUBRIS IS BECOMING PALPABLE. COME ON ZILLOW, COME BACK TO EARTH. - 09:59 AM
ZILLOW'S HUBRIS IS BECOMING PALPABLE. COME ON ZILLOW, COME BACK TO EARTH. WHAT??? AGENTS may violate their duty of fiduciary to their seller clients if they don't submit their property listings to display on Zillow??? SEE: Violation Of Fiduciary Responsibility To The Seller? by Sara Bonert / Zillow, 05/16/2008. The post is MEMBERS ONLY, so I've removed the link. Zillow states: * * *"This attitude got me thinking this week- If you turn your digital back to this the huge amount of Buyers who are actively using the Internet to search, are you putting yourself at risk for the Seller to (109 comments)
FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS IN MARYLAND, A $10,000 GRANT IS WAITING FOR YOU. - 03:01 PM
FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS for MARYLAND REAL ESTATE CAN RECEIVE A $10,000.00 GRANT that may be used for DOWN PAYMENT and/or CLOSING COSTS. HOMEFINDERS.COM has partnered with a local bank to provide our First Time Home Buyers with a GRANT of $10,000.00. Loan limits are up to $350,000.
*Grant money of up to $10,000 is available NOW to be used for Down Payment and/orClosing Costs fr the buyer to purchase the home of your choice.*You may select a Single Family Home, a Town Home or a Condo Home.*There are no fees to the Seller. Seller contribution can be towards your (6 comments)
*Grant money of up to $10,000 is available NOW to be used for Down Payment and/orClosing Costs fr the buyer to purchase the home of your choice.*You may select a Single Family Home, a Town Home or a Condo Home.*There are no fees to the Seller. Seller contribution can be towards your closing costs.*Available first-come, (2 comments)
FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA, A $10,000 GRANT IS WAITING FOR YOU. - 04:30 PM
FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS for PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY REAL ESTATE CAN RECEIVE A $10,000.00 GRANT that may be used for DOWN PAYMENT and/or CLOSING COSTS. HOMEFINDERS.COM has partnered with a local bank to provide our First Time Home Buyers with a GRANT of $10,000.00. Loan limits are up to $350,000. Home buyers in Prince William County can get this $10,000 GRANT.
*Grant money of up to $10,000 is available NOW to be used for Down Payment and/orClosing Costs fr the buyer to purchase the home of your choice.*You may select a Single Family Home, a Town Home or a (3 comments)
FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS. $10,000 GRANT FOR STAFFORD COUNTY HOME BUYERS - 05:45 PM
FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS FOR STAFFORD COUNTY HOMES CAN RECEIVE A $10,000.00 GRANT that may be used for DOWN PAYMENT and/or CLOSING COSTS. HOMEFINDERS.COM has partnered with a local bank to provide our First Time Home Buyers in Stafford with a GRANT of $10,000.00. Loan limits are up to $350,000. Home buyers in Stafford County can get this $10,000 GRANT to help purchase the home of their choice.
*Grant money of up to $10,000 is available NOW to be used for Down Payment and/orClosing Costs fr the buyer to purchase the home of your choice.*You may select a Single Family Home, a Town (0 comments)
FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS. $10,000 GRANT FOR LOUDOUN COUNTY HOME BUYERS - 06:17 PM
FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS FOR LOUDOUN COUNTY VIRGINIA CAN RECEIVE A $10,000.00 GRANT that may be used for DOWN PAYMENT and/or CLOSING COSTS. HOMEFINDERS.COM has partnered with a local bank to provide our First Time Home Buyers for Loudoun County real estate with a GRANT of $10,000.00. Loan limits are up to $350,000. Home buyers in Loudoun County can get this $10,000 GRANT to help purchase the home of their choice.
*Grant money of up to $10,000 is available NOW to be used for Down Payment and/orClosing Costs fr the buyer to purchase the home of your choice.*You may select a Single Family Home, a (4 comments)
Colts Pride in Freehold Township- Real Estate Report - 11:01 AM
Colts Pride in Freehold Township, NJ is maintaining a healthy turnover of homes that are selling. In 2007, of the 254 homes that are in this nice subdivision....17 houses sold and closed. This equals a 6.6% turnover of homes. So far, year to date 5 of these homes have sold and closed and there is currently one "under contract" on Kentucky Way.
Last years buyers saved an average of 3.2% off of the listing price. In 2008 in light of the current market, buyers so far have averaged a savings of 3.6% off the listing price. The average sales price in (6 comments)
Ski to Sea - Junior Race & other events this weekend - 02:23 PM
Ski to Sea is coming soon and the festivities actually begin this weeketnd. Lake Padden Park will be the site of this years' Sea Junior Race, Saturday at the Ski to . This years race has five legs: running, a three-legged race, bicycling, soccer and an obstacle course. Some other associated events are: Ski to Sea Carnival at the Bellis Fair Mall parking lot through May 25. May 16-Friday is the Ski to Sea Junior Parade at 6PM - Downtown Bellingham May 18-Sunday Motorcycle Show ‘n Shine Bellingham Market Depot in Historic Downtown Bellingham (0 comments)
Trends in Hyperlocal Content - 11:52 PM
One of the terms you will occasionally see mentioned in the Rain is 'hyperlocal content', used to describe a post that's written about a very specific geogrphic area. These are the posts that connect well with consumers, that deliver the long-tail results, or the hybrid results that Justin Smith calls "the money tail." In "The Rise of Hyperlocal Information", Alex Iskold from ReadWriteWeb discusses how businesses and consumers are beginning to understand the real value of local information. From user-generated content to classifieds to location-based social networks, the race is on to capture a share of the hyperlocal market. As mobile technology continues (4 comments)
Get Equity / JV Financing... - 12:10 AM
Get Equity / JV Financing... Developers need JV Partners or paid in capital. Let me help you. Outside the box financing on commercial, construction, acquisition & development projects from $1M - $500M and Standby letters of Credit, direct to providers for Proof of Funds/Balance Sheet Enhancements from $250k-$500 Million. Good for qualifying for a large project financing, bond financing, net worth requirements, blocked funds for investments. Proof of Funds program is a sub bank account or escrow account in the clients name for 30,60,90 days all the way up to 1 year. -Standby Letter of Credit -Proof of Funds -Acquisition (0 comments)
Direct to Sellers Mandate (the legal team) - 12:13 AM
Direct to Sellers Mandate (the legal team) SunTrust, Credit Suisse, Ocwen, Citi Bank, Wells Fargo, Wall street Traders. REO Servicers Need want lists: REO, Builders Close Outs Performing Notes, Non Performing Notes Location--- States, or Nationwide LTV Amount you are willing to purchase Please send ASAP. I will generate a NCND and a MFA. A LOI and POF will be required within a few hours in order to secure your order. The Law firm will proof your buyer, and then your Buyer will receive a purchase contract and then get the tape. Turn around time is about a calendar week. (0 comments)
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