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Archives of real estate blog entries for September 14, 2008 (Page 2)
POTOMAC LUXURY HOMES IN AVENEL, Beautiful Homes, Grounds, Amenities and Highly Ranked Public Schools. - 06:28 PM
A HOME IN AVENEL MEANS A beautiful home in a beautiful community. Luxurious grounds with careful landscaping maintenance. Wide streets with mature trees. Swimming pool and club house. Areas for tennis, baseball, tot lots, ball clubs. Golf course with fairways that meander through the community. Ponds and wooded preserved areas. Stables with boarding, trails and training. SPECTACULAR HOMES IN AVENEL IN POTOMAC
Avenel is a community of about 1016 private residences. Avenel offers Single Family Detached Homes, Patio Homes and Town Homes that back to golf course fairways. There are 298 homes in Avenel with 1/4 to 1/2 acre home sites. There are 204 homes (11 comments)
Sacramento Year to Date Home Sales - 09:11 AM
Have you been wondering how real estate in the Sacramento region is doing? To the left is a chart showing the single family homes sold in and around the Sacramento, CA area from January 1, 2008 through August 31, 2008 This chart does not include condos, land, multi dwelling units or business opportunities. The trend of sold houses as seen in the chart was a steady increase from January 2008 until July 2008 with August home sales down 201 houses sold the previous month in July. The chart below shows the number of homes sold in the Sacramento region along with (4 comments)
What Every Computer User Must Have - 02:17 PM
Have you ever lost information on your computer? Has your computer ever crashed? Do you back-up your files? I have to share something with you that I recently bought that I think is fantastic. I have a back-up external drive that sits on the side of my computer and I hope that it downloads but to be honest, that is only a hope. The Geek Squad from Best Buy set it up for me a couple of years ago but to be honest I have no idea if it is doing the job that I hope it is. Recently, while watching (30 comments)
FHA New Mortgage Insurance Premiums - 10:52 PM
In response to the passing of HR 3221, this update announces FHA's new Mortgage Insurance Premiums for the period of October 1st, 2008 through September 30th, 2009. FHA's Risk Based Premiums that went into effect on July 14th, 2008 will be on hold until October 1st, 2009. Here are the 6 things you need to know about these changes... 1. Up-front Mortgage Insurance Premiums: Purchase Money Mortgages and Full-Credit Qualifying Refinances = 1.75%. Streamline Refinances (all types) = 1.50%. FHASecure (Delinquent Mortgagors) = 3.00%.2. Monthly Mortgage Insurance Premiums: For 30 year loans with LTV > 95%, monthly will be .55%. For (0 comments)
Do they really mean anything? What do they tell you about a community? I believe Ratings are important and do give you a real sense of what's going on in the area. I've written several posts on the Raleigh-Cary, NC area because I absolutely love where I live, work, and play. Just last month I wrote about Why I love Cary, NC . And, here is a post I wrote earlier this year called 2008 Triangle Accolades - The list keeps growing about the many accolades that have been bestowed upon the Triangle. It looks like I'm not the only one (18 comments)
Operation Christmas Stocking - 07:58 AM
Mark your calendar for tomorrow, September 15. That's the date when you can go online to Operation Give and participate in Operation Christmas Stocking by purchasing a pre-filled Christmas stocking or gift bag of goodies for deployed American trrops. That's the "no-excuse" way of participating in this effort, co-sponsored by Operation Give and Target. Their goal: Put one of these Christmas stockings, bags or gifts into the hands of all 100,000+ deployed soldiers. Last year, they shipped 50,000 tons of them overseas! If you prefer to buy or make your own stocking or gift bag, you can take advantage of Operation Christmas Stocking's partnership with Fed (16 comments)
Beach Restoration Funding Request - 08:04 AM
On Tuesday, September 16, 2008, the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners will review funding and budget requests for beach restoration. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the county auditorium at 4020 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine, FL.
According to the agenda for the meeting: "The St. John County Annual Funding Request and Local Long-Range Budget Request to use Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) consists of the following elements:
South Ponte Vedra/Vilano Beach/Summer Haven Beach Restoration St. Johns County Shore Protection Project South Ponte Vedra/Vilano Beach Restoration" Here are the supporting documents. (0 comments)
Performances by Luis Conte, Lori Andrews JazHarp Quartet and Pasadena Jazz Institute Youth All Stars kept everyone enthralled. The festival featured several food and non-food vendors representing many different interests and cultures. This 14th year of Monterey Hills Jazz Festival was anticipated by many Monterey Hills residents. Since it's inception, the Jazz Festival has been sponsored by Monterey Hills Federation with the support of the Los Angeles City (4 comments)
The Leaping Lotus in the Cedros District of Solana Beach, CA, is a terrific venue for shopping. It's hard to describe the wide array and eclectic nature of this 2-story emporium in the heart of the Cedros Design District, which is itself a fabulous place to spend money on your home and garden. There are dozens and dozens of vendors with booths, large and small, featuring just about everything you could want or need: furniture, art, jewelry, a huge selection of clothing for every body part, home furnishings, cards, glassware, dishes, all sort of decorative items, soaps, perfumes, candles, pottery, and on (10 comments)
7862 Ultra Drive, Colorado SPrings CO 80920 - Fairfax at Briargate - 10:06 PM
Spacious 4+ Bed Home in School District 20 7862 Ultra Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 View Map Spacious 4+ bed, 4 bath Home in D-20. As you walk into this great home, you will find a formal living room to the immediate right. Just past the living room is the dining room with ceiling fan and access to the kitchen. This kitchen boasts tile countertops, an oversized prep island, pantry and attached breakfast nook with tile floors. The family room is currently being used as a formal dining room and features, custom tile inlay floors, a tile-faced gas fireplace with built-in (0 comments)
Briargate Real Estate Market Report for August 2008 - 10:14 PM
The Briargate real estate market is made up of several Colorado Springs neighborhoods, to include: Wolf Ranch, Cordera, Charleston Place, Fairfax, Pine Creek and other smaller Briargate neighborhoods. Briargate - Colorado Springs Real Estate Market - August 2008 Single Family Briargate Homes Active homes for sale: 349 (87 new listings in August 2008) Homes sold in August 2008: 52 Average Sale Price: $304,347 Median Sale Price: $291,500 Average Days on Market: 69 days (down drastically from 106 days in July) Average Sale Price/List Price: 97.1% Townhomes and Condos in Briargate Active homes for sale: 42 (10 new listings in August) Homes (1 comments)
Northgate Homes Sales Report for August 2008 - 11:07 PM
The Northgate real estate market is made up of several Colorado Springs neighborhoods, to include: Trail Ridge, Flying Horse and Gleneagle. Here is the Northgate housing market data for Northgate for August 2008. Northgate is one of the northernmost areas of Colorado Springs, and is adjacent to the United States Air Force Academy.
Northgate - Colorado Springs Real Estate Market - August 2008 Single Family Northgate Homes Active homes for sale: 235 (50 new listings in August 2008) Homes sold in August 2008: 22 Average Sale Price: $349,322 Median Sale Price: $345,000 Average Days on Market:81 days (down from 107 days (1 comments)
Keeping Secrets - 07:48 AM
For all of you twitters, check out this cute idea: www.SecretTweet.com
You'll have to follow http://twitter.com/SecretTweet to read them or maybe just quietly go there to read everybody's secrets. My there are some naughty boys and girls out there.
After you go there, guess which *secret tweet* is mine and put it in the comments section. I'll keep this members only so you all can have fun.
So what do you think of Lehman Brothers? - 11:41 PM
I sure put my foot in my mouth this weekend. I was showing a large parcel to someone looking to buy a second home in the country. The tour went well and we were chit chatting about all sorts of things, then we got on the subject of the financial market. At that point my question to this prospective buyer was; So what do you think of Lehman Brothers ? As soon as the words left my mouth I somehow knew I brought up the wrong subject. One of his companions turned to him and said how did she know? I (13 comments)
Would you hire a REALTOR with only 143 days of experience? - 02:47 PM
Can you get a job at McDonalds and become district manager after 143 days of experience?Can you become chief of surgery after 143 days of experience of being a surgeon?Can you get a job as a teacher and be the superintendent after 143 days of experience?Can you join the military and become a colonel after a 143 days of experience?Can you get a job as a reporter and become the nightly news anchor after 143 days of experience? Of course not! Nevertheless... From the time Barack Osama Obama was sworn in as a United States Senator, to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential (0 comments)
Buy Washington DC Real Estate -Page two on Google. Another Active Rain Success Story. - 04:31 AM
It is 5:07am (Actually this is the third time I am typing this post but for some reason I keep losing my information-talk about a long morning). Anyway unlike me,I hope you are sleeping and not watching one of those Houses for sale for $300 infomercials. Anyway I have spent hours trying to change my longtail keywords. After hours (I am not joking when I say that),I finally came up with my new longtail keywords "Buy Washington DC Real Estate". And after changing it and a couple of my posts with my new longtail keywords,I just typed in the word "Buy (12 comments)
6 Things You Should Know Before Buying A New House - 10:37 AM
Are you thinking of buying a new home? Most people buy a home with the help of a mortgage loan.Would you qualify? Are you making the right choice? Here are 6 things you should know:1. Call me at 704-345-7218 as I am 100% free to you as a buyers agent and I will be your Personal Real Estate Consultant for life! 2. Be Free From Debt.Do not make big purchases on credit unless you are paying by cash.This includes furniture, cars, electronics, restaurants, jewelry, lavish weddings and parties etc3. Do not "Job-hop"Do not change your present job just before applying for a loan, unless it is (0 comments)
Vehicle signs - 12:16 AM
I wanted to share this - Occasionally, I do draw inspections for Trinity Inspections. They only pay $40, but it's a simple inspection. They are very strict on the idea that their inspection is just to verify the work has been done, and is not a quality inspection. I am not checking for the quality of the completion... Anyway, I was in a local development, looking for Lot 89 - in a 250+ home development where lots are not marked! I had pulled to the side, looking at a map, when a truck pulled alongside. The guy rolled down his window, (7 comments)
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