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Archives of real estate blog entries for July 11, 2008 (Page 5)
Carlsbad Real Estate - View Homes at Montevina at Rancho Carrillo - 10:10 PM
The Carlsbad real estate market continue to offer a variety of options to buyers, with a substantial, but not excessive, inventory and a broad range of home styles and prices. Should you be so fortunate at to be looking at Carlsbad homes for sale, you are in a good situation as a buyer. And the view homes in the gated community of Montevina may be something to consider (the name makes me think of the beautiful hills towns of Tuscany in Italy, and it is the name of a winery known for Zinfandels).
Granted, there are not a lot of (3 comments)
Asheville Picnics and Day Trips: Trip # 2 of the Series - 04:29 PM
Quality of Life. "Green" Communities. Sustainable Innovation in Homes and ECO-Friendly Living. THIS Asheville area picnic (one of a series of picnics planned with all of us in mind) includes all of the above. It's an Appalachian wonder, all right, where you can just hang out, toss your picnic basket on a rustic table beside the mighty French Broad River (see photo) and really get into a slower pace. Bring along some homemade peach cobbler, and just "BE" for an afternoon...or longer. Today I'm taking you with me to a place where the French Broad River runs boldly and small towns (11 comments)
Asheville's Sustainable Communities. A Series. 1. Montford, a Charming, Sustainable Neighborhood of Asheville, NC - 10:33 PM
The Montford Neighborhood ~ Asheville, N.C. ~A Community Embracing a Sustainable Future. Part I. MONTFORD: Where one picture tells the story. (see photo) The MONTFORD NEIGBORHOOD in Asheville, North Carolina: Historic and Happening! Here is a neighborhood of about 300 acres that expresses a rich diversity of architectural styles, most constructed between 1890 and 1920. Montford, like its residents, is a place of complex overall character.. .Romance and history are in the air, so expect to " feel" the artistic influences.
Even residents of other neighborhoods in and around Asheville find themselves drawn to Montford. Maybe you will see them strolling (14 comments)
This Lovely 1 Bedroom Lower Corner Unit in Clearview Gardens of Whitestone features 1 Full Bathroom, Living Room and Dining Room Combination, Kitchen and a LOW Maintenance of ONLY $630 which includes Real Estate Taxes, All Utilities, and Garbage and Snow Removal! Visit CarolloRealEstate.com for more information or Call Our Office Today! Asking: $155,000 (0 comments)
Bonita Springs - Tomato Fields to Golf Courses Bonita Springs US Mail Pig Taste of Coconut Point - Things To Do This Weekend Bonita Springs Real Estate Market Report - June 2008 The Other Taste of Bonita 10 Feng Shui Tips for Your Bonita Springs Home Sunday’s Child is Full of Grace The Bonita Springs Plant Assassin Happy Fourth of July Bonita Springs Your Local Shelters (5 comments)
REALTOR Surprise! - 11:24 AM
I had the most remarkable phone call this morning. The call was from an agent who had shown and submitted an offer on a high end listing I had. The sellers turned down that offer. This week the sellers decided to list with a national firm (with my blessings and well wishes). The REALTOR, Amy Wood, called to tell me that she thought I did a great job with the listing. That astounded me. She has got to be one of the highest producing agents in the MS Gulf Coast--She took her time to call me and encourage me. I had (29 comments)
If you are new to the area or thinking of relocating to Wilmington NC, you will want to spend some time getting acquainted with the beautiful flora and fauna that grace our Coastal Carolina region.
With the warm summer days and area gardens in full bloom inWilmington NC area, with Crepe Myrtles in all their pink and white glory dotting the landscape all over town, I look forward to adding some new plantings in the fall and more in the spring next year. It's a great time to take a look at some gardening catalogs! When we relocated (0 comments)
Recently voted as one of Wilmington's "Best Kept Secrets" in a Travelocity Poll is a nature lover's paradise just a couple of miles down the road from Wrightsville Beach, called Airlie Gardens. The The lush grounds of Airlie surrounded by Bradley Creek are graced with the sculptures of local artists and enhanced by winding walking trails with beautiful vistas at every turn. A public pier provides access to the Creek and in the center of the Gardens is a majestic 485 year old oak Tree.
Airlie Gardens is host to many activities throughout the year: The popular First Friday Night Jazz (1 comments)
New Investment Fund Targets Foreclosures - 11:03 PM
Vulture funds, as the name suggests, swoop in and buy bankrupt companies and then sell them with a profit in mind. Now a similar investment fund here recently formed to target distressed or foreclosed properties - whose numbers continue to rise each month. Northbrook-based Hilco Residential Partners LLC is a new residential real estate investment fund chartered to purchase residential homes, mortgages and unsold developer assets directly from lenders. The group debuted recently as a joint venture between Hilco Real Estate LLC and Real Estate Principal Solutions LLC. One partner will buy and the other will market the properties to sell. (1 comments)
What's happening at The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck this weekend? - 07:54 AM
It is summer time and the Rhinebeck area gets many visitors. The children are out of school and many are enjoying time in the country at their second home. One of the challenge for parents is to keep themselves as well as the children entertained all summer. This weekend The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck offers events to please both adults and children. At The Center for Performing Arts Center at Rhinebeck you can catch a performance of Evita either on Friday 11th or Saturday 12th at 8:00 PM On Saturday the 12th at 11:00 AM there will be a (4 comments)
The Fair Housing Laws have me lost? - 07:04 PM
As real estate professionals we should all be familiar with : Civil Rights Act of 1866 The Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibits all racial discrimination in the sale or rental of property. Fair Housing Act The Fair Housing Act declares a national policy of fair housing throughout the United States. The law makes illegal any discrimination in the sale, lease or rental of housing, or making housing otherwise unavailable, because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
I lhave many listings that are in outlaying areas around Southern Colorado. These properties can't be found (9 comments)
Hey Colorful Colorado! - 07:57 PM
a As the founder of the Colorful Colorado group I just wanted to jump in and say thanks! You all are doing great job, keep up the good work. As Localism changes don't forget to put your posts into this group as well. And remember to put your Colorful Colorado pictures too. And talk, e-mail and visit with each other - we are great resources for each other. We live in a great state - let's share Colorado with others~ (2 comments)
Carriage Homes at Quailbrook - 09:57 AM
What's happening in the marketplace, now - July 8 The Carriage Homes townhome development offers larger rooms, fireplace, single car garage and patio. According to the Garden State MLS, currently there are five (5) homes actively listed for sale in this Franklin Township delevopment, at the time of posting. There is one (1) new listings; a two story, 3 bedroom-2.5 bath townhome ($304,800). Listing prices range between $264,900 and $318,000. One (1) Carriage Home 2 bedroom 2 bath ranch, 334 Hazlitt, sold for $268,00 since the last report. Two (2) ranch style homes and two (2) 2-story townhomes remain under contract. That's what is happening in the marketplace now, July 8. If (1 comments)
RANT: Bias, and Unproductive Practices: Requiring 5% (or any minimum) Deposit To Present an Offer - 12:07 PM
There is a brokerage in RI that has repeatedly requested a minimum 5% deposit when submitting an offer to them. While it is understandable that the brokerage desires to cover their commission as much as possible, and perhaps, stretching way over backwards to come to this, they might want to show their sellers that the buyer is "serious" -- yet, I must argue that by definition, this is a biased and unproductive practice, which excludes a great many buyers from submitting offers on this brokerage's listings. Here are some of the reasons I say it is a biased and unproductive practice, (28 comments)
A Rant And A Rave, Ode to Reality, Blogging for Pennance - 10:16 PM
Well... I got home, was in a funk over some issues, and sat down and wrote a rant on bias, on offers, and... well you can read what is left of it down below. The point is I sat down, wrote, thought very little, and clicked "Submit" Then I got feedback... the comments rolled in, and I soon found myself defending postions I knew were untenable, and simply rants, but I responded to the comments... it was an interesting exhibition, and quite energetic, but alas, just a rant, a rant that got the better of me. So I decided to go (8 comments)
Washington DC Housing Market Report Statistics for June 2008 - 01:06 AM
Washington, D.C Housing Market Report Statistics from June 1,2008 to June 30,2008 Total of the units that were sold were 550. 259 of the units sold: 1-30 days. 94 of the units sold: 31-60 days. 66 of the units sold: 61-90 days 31 of the units sold: 91-120 days. 100 of the units sold: Over 120 days. 49 of the houses sold were two or less bedrooms. 142 of the houses sold were three bedrooms. And 97 of the houses sold were four bedrooms. There were also 262 Condo,Coop and Ground Rent. Out of the 3524 Active listings,1898 are residential and 1626 are (8 comments)
www.adgridwork - My freebie to you - 02:42 AM
While online,I did on search on Google for free Internet Advertising. This site came up on first page www.adgridwork.com. Now I don't know too much about this website. But it is free. What do you have to lose? Who would pass up a chance to register with a website that will help you improve your search ranking for free? Can'tr beat that. I have already signed up. I have also copied and pasted the code from their site onto my blog. So to anyone who does not know about this site,this is from me to you. Enjoy. To receive your free list of "Houses for (11 comments)
Hello...what is going on in the mortgage world. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are publically traded stock companies. What kind of reasoning is taking these stocks lower and lower?? Speculation is creating a run on the bank so to speak. When Wall Street puts a target on your stock, the market makers will create some action. Many people don't know you can make money on a stock falling as well as going up. That is what is happening. I read that less than one percent of their loans are failing, yet we have a near collape of the system (10 comments)
Seasonal Rentals in Broward County Florida are subject to a Tourist Development Tax - 03:21 PM
During the months of January through April I usually do a few transactions with seasonal rentals. Most of them are generally 3-4 month terms with the occasional 6 month term. Tenants genrally pay a higher monthly fee because the landlord can only collect rents on a short term basis instead of the more traditional 12 month leases. I think it's important for the consumer to understand what other expenses you might incur other than the normal move-in costs associated with seasonal rentals in Broward County Florida. The Broward County Commission adopted Ordinance No. 94-6, amending the County Code to provide for the local collection (2 comments)
Marietta Homes For Sale - 10:30 AM
A city well known for it's friendly people nice cozy restaurants and a convenient drive to Atlanta is the place you may want to look for a New Home. Marietta Ga Real Estate is a market that will continue to grow and appreciate as more and more home owners understand how great this city is to live in. We take great pride in showing the homes available in Marietta. Everyone that comes to Marietta from other parts of the country falls in love with the great neighborhoods and the great people. If you are thinking of relocating to Marietta Georgia call (0 comments)
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