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Archives of real estate blog entries for October 15, 2009 (Page 10)
Ocotillo homes for sale – Homes for sale in Ocotillo - 04:34 PM
If you are looking for a resort type community, then you shouldn't pass this community by. Ocotillo in Chandler, Arizona affords a high standard of living with an outstanding family community. From golf course homes, luxury homes, or condos and townhomes, whatever you're looking for it's here.
The city of Chandler, Arizona continues to grow in size as well as beauty. Highly maintained golf courses, sprawling parks, and beautiful mountains are just some of the fantastic views that could be yours on a daily basis.
If you are looking for luxury and beauty then look no further. (0 comments)
Troon homes for sale – Homes for sale in Troon - 04:47 PM
Are you looking for a beautiful home in a great family community? Then look no further than Troon. Troon in Scottsdale, Arizona gives you everything you need in one place. Close to plenty of activities, beautiful mountain views, and great weather to enjoy it all, it's no surprise these homes are highly sought after.
Regardless of your needs in a home, Troon is the place for you. Condos and townhomes, single story homes, and two story homes are all represented in this beautiful community. Some of these homes are situated close to golf courses, or have private pools giving (0 comments)
Copper Canyon Ranch homes for sale – Homes for sale in Copper Canyon Ranch - 05:44 PM
Are you looking for a beautiful home in a great community? Then look no further than Copper Canyon Ranch. Copper Canyon Ranch in Surprise, Arizona gives you everything you need in one place. Close to plenty of activities, beautiful mountain views, and great weather to enjoy it all, it's no surprise these homes are highly sought after.
Regardless of your needs in a home, Copper Canyon Ranch is the place for you. Luxury homes, three bedroom homes, and four bedroom homes are all represented in this beautiful community. Some of these homes are situated close to golf courses, or have (0 comments)
Greer Ranch homes for sale – Homes for sale in Greer Ranch - 05:59 PM
Are you looking for a beautiful home in a great community? Then look no further than Greer Ranch. Greer Ranch in Surprise, Arizona gives you everything you need in one place. Close to plenty of activities, beautiful mountain views, and great weather to enjoy it all, it's no surprise these homes are highly sought after.
Regardless of your needs in a home, Greer Ranch is the place for you. Nearly new homes, short sale homes, and rental homes are all represented in this beautiful community. Some of these homes are situated close to golf courses, or have private pools giving you (0 comments)
Duplicate Content- Fact Vs Fiction! - 11:27 AM
This make salot of sense to me. Great content will always find multiple homes. Via Nestor & Katerina Gasset Realtors® Wellington Florida Luxury Homes (International Properties and Investments, Inc.): Duplicate Content- Fact versus Fiction! You have your Active Rain blog climbing the SERPS, then you start your Active Blog, outside Active Rain blog and then maybe you then send your posts to Facebook or you have a wordpress blog. Some of you then will take your posts that you have written and copy and paste them into your website. You are doing great, then suddenly- you read some blog or some comment in (1 comments)
The Nature of Payson... - 12:21 PM
This picture looks over of the town of Payson. The sun is shining, you can almost hear the birds singing. You know that there are squirrels dashing across tree tops and somewhere there are herds of elk grazing just out of view (or in plain view depending on where your located) Just a reminder as to why we enjoy such a beautiful little town. (0 comments)
Autumn is Here --> Winter is around the corner. - 05:01 PM
Those of us who reside or visit the Rim Country you've probably noticed that we are now awaking to crisp mornings and wilted gardens that flourished all through the summer. The air has the odor of smoke from recently lit wood-burning stoves. Life in the Rim Country cannot be any better! Inside our homes we stay comfy and cozy through the holidays that are approaching all too fast! Out and about today I am reminded of the homes that are empty and depressed. They are patiently waiting for new owners to light them up for the holidays, to bake Christmas Cookies, (0 comments)
Real Estate Joke: Closing Gift - 03:09 PM
October 15, 2009 Here's a clever joke I found on http://realestatejokes.nationalrealtorsdirectory.com/. Enjoy! A client bought a new home and the broker wanted to send flowers for the occasion. They arrived at the home and the owner read the card; it said "Rest in Peace". The owner was angry and called the florist to complain. After he had told the florist of the obvious mistake and how angry he was, the florist said. "Sir, I'm really sorry for the mistake, but rather than getting angry you should imagine this: somewhere there is a funeral taking place today, and they have flowers with (2 comments)
Buyers and Sellers will wait only 20 minutes for information! - 03:16 PM
I just read a post on Twitter from JtFaber, he quoted an article by Time Trade Systems that says that most more than 30% of people who will visit a business for service will expect instant attention. My opinion is that the number is higher. Especially in the business of real estate where a lot of our business comes from online views or customers require us to be available at all times instantaneous. As real estate agents it is wonderful to be able to use technology, such as webpages, smart phones, texting and the like to reach out or stay in touch. (0 comments)
This market report focuses on Single Family Homes. Aug. 2009 - 1963 properties for sale in New Orleans. -.4% Aug. 2008- 1970 properties for sale in New Orleans. 212 properties sold in New Orleans in August 2009. 6.5% 199 properties sold in New Orleans in August 2008 . The average price for sold properties was $198,000 in Aug. 2009. -11.6% The average price for sold properties was $224,000 in Aug. 2008. The average days on market for sold properties was 98 in Aug. 2009. 6.5% The average days on market for sold (0 comments)
New Orleans Market Report for Condos Aug. 2009 - 10:37 AM
New Orleans Real Estate (Condos) Market Report August 2009 This market report focuses on Condos in New Orleans. Aug. 2009 - 708 condos for sale in New Orleans. -11.8% Aug. 2008 - 803 condos for sale in New Orleans. 29 condos sold in New Orleans in Aug. 2009. -38.3% 47 condos sold in New Orleans in Aug. 2008 . The average price for sold condos was $217,000 in Aug. 2009. -20.5% The average price for sold condos was $273,000 in Aug. 2008. The average days on market for sold condos was 93 in Aug. 2009. -31.1% The average days (0 comments)
This market report focuses on Single Family Homes. Sept. 2009 - 1950 properties for sale in New Orleans. -1.4% Sept. 2008- 1977 properties for sale in New Orleans. 197 properties sold in New Orleans in Sept. 2009. 44.9% 136 properties sold in New Orleans in Sept. 2008 . The average price for sold properties was $201,000 in Sept. 2009. -1% The average price for sold properties was $203,000 in Sept. 2008. The average days on market for sold properties was 85 in Sept. 2009. -19.8% The average days on market for sold (0 comments)
New Orleans Market Report For Condos Sept. 2009 - 10:40 AM
New Orleans Real Estate (Condos) Market Report September 2009 This market report focuses on Condos in New Orleans. Sept. 2009 - 705 condos for sale in New Orleans. -7.8% Sept. 2008 - 765 condos for sale in New Orleans. 29 condos sold in New Orleans in Sept. 2009. -3.3% 30 condos sold in New Orleans in Sept. 2008 . The average price for sold condos was $326,000 in Sept. 2009. 61.4% The average price for sold condos was $202,000 in Sept. 2008. The average days on market for sold condos was 122 in Sept. 2009. -6.9% The average days (0 comments)
First time buyer tax credits - Good or Bad? Just a discussion question. - 01:52 PM
Whilst everyone jumpson board and many economists say the tax credits need to be extended and Realtors and builders shout it from the rooftops are these credits really good or really bad? Could they be adding or doing the same damage that all the toxic loans have done. Will Americans only buy when something is on sale or when they have a coupon/tax credit? Can we really expect our economy to recover when there is no confidence, when buyers are still concerned prices will drop further because there is weak unemployment and more foreclosures coming down the road to affect home values. (4 comments)
Easttown Township considers Earned Income Tax. - 02:46 PM
Easttown township is considering a potential earned income tax to balance the budget that has been affected so dramtically by the drop in home sales in the township. Already staff do not work Fridays having been furloughed several months ago to save costs but the dramatic drop in home sales has still left the budget with big holes. The Borad of Supervisors has announed recently their intention to levy an earned income tax following a public meeting on October 19th at 8 PM at Beaumont Elementary School. Many residents at the October 5th Board of Supervisors meeting voiced their concern that (0 comments)
And the funny thing is, as much as I love these rolley polley real life cartoon characters, I can’t go see them at the zoo. Don’t know what it is but the Zoo just creeps me out. (sorry to all the Zoo Keepers) I have a plan though. I’m going to go see them (IRL) in real life. Call it a “bucket list” if you like, but I will someday hop on my bike, and ride to Alaska (no joke). The trip is almost 8,000 miles there and back. (6 comments)
Ottawa boy Justin Rutter (14) is still missing - 07:38 AM
Justin Rutter is still missing in Ottawa. I was watching the news this morning and the search is still on. Please make sure that if you see him to call the Ottawa Police. Ottawa police said there have been two possible sightings of the boy since he disappeared: Near the Ottawa Mission on Waller Street in Lowertown on Sunday night. At the Salvation Army men's shelter on George Street in the Byward Market on Thursday night. Justin is described as being about five feet four inches tall and 110 pounds, with a slim build, short light brown hair and brown eyes. (3 comments)
Just a quick heads up that the townhouses in Rockland Town Square are starting to sell quickly. We will have 2 units conditionally sold within the next few days. If you are interested in getting a townhouse for Spring of 2010 you better act fast because from past experience, once they start selling they will go fast. You can see the progress of the first block, which is sold out, on Twitter. Take a look for ourself to see how things are coming along very well. These are beautiful homes with 3 bedrooms, hardwood and ceramic on the main floor (0 comments)
Ontario Real Estate Investment - Where, when and what? - 10:14 AM
Real Estate investment in Ontario or elsewhere requires some basic considerations during the where when and what stages. The interview below with Don Campbell, head of the Real Estate Investment Network considers these factors and their results in our current economic climate. Some of REIN's conclusions bode well for Barrie Ontario.(hear more about this) Barrie Ontario has many if not all of the resources that will be of highest demand from a City in the forseeable future. There is a formula or template for taking a city with the resources of Barrie from relative obscurity to the forefront econimically. Only a (1 comments)
Bringing Predators to Justice - 01:14 PM
As we all know by now, the current state of the economy was created by mortgage lenders who were giving out money to people who did not previously qualify. In the aftermath, many are now taking these banks to court for unfair and predatory practices. Banks have been going through these lawsuits for years but recently the number has jumped. Some have already settled out of court for millions of dollars. Banks like Wells Fargo and Countrywide have been sued by homeowners in an effort to keep their homes. Some are seeking money for damages because they've already lost their house (3 comments)
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