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Archives of real estate blog entries for July 9, 2008 (Page 4)
Zillow Shares The Limelight With Its Members (How They Shoved the Trulia No-Follow Tags In Trulia's Face) - 11:35 PM
Zillow.com announces that it offers a "co-branding" link strategy for users: What is it? If you place a Zillow URL on your Web site or blog with special coding, and it's clicked, your photo, contact info and link to your Web site appear at the top of each Zillow page they see. You can see when you click the link that a "banner ad" hovers with the user as he/she navigates the Zillow site, reminding him/her of the origination. At any time during the navigation of Zillow, the user can instantly click back to your home page. Why Use it? Co-branding (18 comments)
Need help w/the new localism - 12:44 AM
Top complaints for the new localism: I have 5 of the top 10 posts on Localism in Cary, NC which is my community, and I'm not even considered to be a "Top Neighbor". 1 of the top 10 posts is on my neighborhood but it's not even in the list of popular neighborhoods. There is no way to provide links for my posts-the credit has been diminished - to Localism only - no google juice for me. Localism is way off on the popular neighborhoods in my local area. I had pulled a table together w/several pictures and the pictures are all "cut (3 comments)
Want to learn about video? Join my new group Mixpo 4 Dummies - 05:23 PM
As most of you know I bought a Flip Video camera about a week and a half ago and received it last week. I'm absolutely obsessed with my video camera - kind of like I used to be with my digital camera. I take it, and my tripod, everywhere I go. I promised that I'd post a video by the end of last week. I don't know about you but I'm somewhat of a perfectionist. If I am going to shoot a video I want it to be much more than "just a video". With Youtube and others the platform is (47 comments)
As promised, here is the first group of images that I'm making available to the Active Rain community to use as backgrounds with the new AR outside blogs. These are just the first in a series of blog header graphics. In the coming weeks I'll be adding more images in various colors, textures and styles. If you have ideas, suggestions, requests... let me know and I'll keep them in mind when designing the next batch.
And YES, these images are FREE to use on your Active Rain blogs.
Important!!! Read (111 comments)
St. Augustine Board of REALTORS & Bill O'Reilly - 12:55 PM
One would not think there is a connection between St. Augustine & St. Johns County Board of REALTORS and Bill O'Reilly, but lo' and behold there is! The St. Augustine & St. Johns County Board of REALTORS' public domain name is missing. Guess who has it? Guess what the domain name is? Okay, I'll tell you: www.bor.com. The new public website for St. Augustine & St. Johns County Board of REALTORS is www.stjohnsrealtors.com. We were told on 10/25/07 via e-mail about a change to our private website: -------------- Dear Members,We have been doing some changes to our website... In order to access the Association Webpage (1 comments)
Altadena California: Real Estate Market Report - 07:51 PM
If you are living in Altadena or are thinking about relocating to Altadena, you've come to the right place. This post will be updated monthly, around the first week of the month, for the previous month and will give you key real estate market indicators for Altadena California. Bookmark this page and visit it each month to see how Altadena homes and condos are faring in today's real estate market. If you are already an Altadena homeowner and would like to get a monthly email sent to you with real estate activity around your Altadena home, please click here and (4 comments)
Carlsbad - A Residential Community or an Agricultural Community? - 11:02 AM
Carlsbad is a beautiful seaside town in North County San Diego with rolling hills, broad open spaces, and gorgeous vistas of the back country, the lagoons (3 of them) and the ocean. Of course you can't forget the charming Carlsbad Village either, the center of retail and business activity in the north of the city. A majority of the dining and shopping are found here, but with pockets of amenities in South Carlsbad and other locations, with more growth planned. Read: Carlsbad Village by the Sea Carlsbad Village Depending on where you might be in Carlsbad, you may wonder if Carlsbad (5 comments)
Cuban Tile Flooring - historic and green (LOCALISM FEATURED) - 02:52 AM
You know I love old homes and have a passion for historic preservation. Cuban Tile is one of the popular flooring materials of the known "Spanish Mediterranean Revival" homes found in Miami - not to be confused with Historic Cuban Barrel Tile used for roofs (see article).
*photo courtesy El Nuevo Herald - FOTOSGALERIA - losas de la Habana* Cuban Tile flooring is popular in South Florida and found in historic 20's homes as well as 30's, 40's and 50's and although the patterns are not as intricate as their historic counterparts, it's a great material nevertheless. Trying to find (35 comments)
North Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Reports for June 2008 - 06:56 PM
The north Colorado Springs real estate market for June 2008 includes the Colorado Springs MLS areas of Black Forest, Briargate, Northgate, Northeast and Northwest Colorado Springs. Black Forest - Colorado Springs Real Estate Market - June 2008 Single Family Homes in Black Forest Active homes for sale: 458 Homes sold in June 2008: 58 Average Sale Price: $318,805 Median Sale Price: $283,950 Average Days on Market: 117 days Average Sale Price/List Price: 95.4% The Black Forest real estate market is made up of several Colorado Springs neighborhoods, to include: High Forest Ranch, Black Forest Reserve, Pine Cone Acres and Cathedral Pines. (0 comments)
Colorado Springs IS a Good Real Estate Investment - 07:11 PM
According to the recent MSN article "66 Cities Where Buying Makes Sense" Colorado Springs real estate is a good investment. This article covered the top 66 cities in the US that had a projected appreciation by 2012 if you purchased a low-priced home today. This article makes a point that buying a home is not a get rich scheme but a long-term investment. Based on this article, you could expect an appreciation of $1,200 - $4,482 on your Colorado Springs home, depending on the interest rate on your loan. Interestingly, four of the top 5 (and 6 of the top 10) (2 comments)
According to The World Map of Happiness (a great post by Guy Kawasaki, written almost a year and a half ago..) The United States of America is the 23rd most happy nation in the world. The Top 5 Happiest Places were: Denmark Switzerland Austria Iceland The Bahamas Funny! 4 of the Top 5 happiest countries are colder countries. Maybe it is stew that makes people so happy. Interesting... I wonder how Colorado ranks in happiness compared to the rest of the states ... and how Colorado Spings ranks compared to other cities ... (And I wonder if the current Colorado Springs (5 comments)
The Cordera Experience Has Moved! - 07:17 PM
Cordera is a new master planned community in Briargate - Northeast Colorado Springs. It is located East of Powers Blvd., and to the immediate north of Wolf Ranch. Read More: Briargate Real Estate and Neighborhoods For the last few years, the information center for Cordera - "The Coredera Experience" was located in the Promenade Shops at Briargate, just east of HWY 83 and Briargate Parkway. It recently moved. The Cordera Experience Information Center is now located at the new Cordera Community Center, located at 11894 Grand Lawn Circle. The information center hours are Monday-Saturday, 10:00 A.M.- 6:00 P.M. and Sunday 12:00 (0 comments)
The Differences Between Rent to Own, Lease Option and Lease Purchase Agreements - 10:09 PM
The real estate market is seeing soemwhat of a "shift" in how homes are selling. Some are selling faster, some slower, some for more money and some for less. One of the more popular questions that we hear nowadays is: What are the Differences Between a Rent to Own, Lease Option and Lease Purchase Agreements? This is a lot of confusing terminology.
Here is a very simple way to explain the differences. Rent to Own: This is a loose agreement between a home owner/landlord and the tenant/buyer. Basically, the landlord agrees that a portion of the monthly payment goes toward the (3 comments)
Price Reduced: Spacious 1 BR in LeHarve on the Water - 12:50 PM
Price Reduced to $213,000Lowest Priced LeHarve 1 BR on the Market! This Very Spacious 1 BR in LeHavre features 1 Full Bath, LR/DR Combo, Kitchen with Stove, Refrigerator and Dishwasher, 2 AC's, and a Parking Spot at an additional charge. Building Amenities include 3 Tennis Courts, 2 Outdoor Pools, Gym, Playgrounds, and Park Benches throughout the grounds. Visit CarolloRealEstate.com Asking $219,000 Maintenance $850 (0 comments)
Price Reduced to $255,000800 Sq. Ft. of Living Space!This Lower Level Unit in the Beautiful Clearview Gardens in Whitestone features is approx 800 square feet with 2 Sunny Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath, LR, EIK with New Stove and Refrigerator, W/D, 2 AC's, and a Maintenance of $787 which includes all utilities. Visit CarolloRealEstate.com Asking $275,000 Maintenance $787 (0 comments)
Okay, I admit it, I'm a true Texan; it just got into my blood sometime when I was a child, which means I have this exaggerated sense of state pride that only Texans understand and it also means I couldn't resist commenting on this news story. This morning I had a discussion with a past graduate of mine about blogging and one of the challenges that came up was the writing. Starting a blog is the easy part but keeping it going, and keeping it interesting for your readers is another thing entirely. One of my ideas to my friend was to (0 comments)
For the second year in a row, I'm helping raise money to battle cancer. I'll be riding in the 36th Annual American Cancer Society Philadelphia Bike-a-thon this Sunday July 13th 2008. Almost everyone, including myself, knows a family member or friend who has been affected by cancer. If you would like to support this event and my efforts, please Click here to visit my personal page and make on online donation. About the American Cancer Society There's never been a more exciting time to get involved with the American Cancer Society. Today, the number of people dying from cancer is dropping, despite our growing population. (1 comments)
NCAR says Pay Up or Get Out.....Extortion? - 02:48 PM
Extortion, maybe too harsh of a word, however, they will be collecting and will enforce this voluntary assessment. Let me explain..... Today I received an email from our MLS president which reads in part.... "I would like to take this opportunity to inform you of an action by the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors to protect our industry! The NCAR Board of Directors has approved a one-time member assessment of $70.00 to be paid by the end of 2008. The assessment will be reduced to $50.00 should you pay it prior to September 30, 2008. (the board) has the responsibility of (4 comments)
Even some celebrities are hurting during the housing crisis - 08:27 AM
I just read another article in Yahoo news about how many celebrities are facing the same housing crisis the rest of the country is seeing. Just because you are a celebrity and might be making a bit more than the average person....it seems that some of them that purchased Real Estate have stopped making their mortgage payments. There is no way for me to know the actual reason other than what our famed media tells us but I guess we don't realize that some of them are biting off a bit more than they can chew. Imagine buying a mansion and having (12 comments)
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