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Archives of real estate blog entries for November 19, 2009 (Page 2)
Don't Be Too Scary To Be Awesome! - 09:34 AM
"The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner's edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success." ~ Waitley Make your message strong, passionate, potent -- but fair, factual and palatable. If a message suggests that the writer or speaker has lost control, even if the message is sound, it will not be heard. Your 'voice' must be pleasant for your message to be received. Read what you wrote into a recorder and listen. Would you like the message? Especially in the 'flat' medium of writing, give (22 comments)
Find out what is the Walk Score in the Neighborhood you live? www.WalkScore.com
How It Works Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address based on the distance from your house to nearby amenities. Walk Score measures how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle—not how pretty the area is for walking.
I thought this will help us in marketing yet another unique feature about the home. The higher the walkability score will help determine buyers the convienence of the neighborhood.
Mobile AL Real Estate Market Snapshot - 11/18/2009 - 07:06 PM
Below you will find a table that contains the Market Activity report for 11-18-09 activity in the Mobile AL Real Estate market according to the Mobile Association of Realtors MLS system. This information is derived daily directly from the local MLS System. For more free Mobile AL real estate information, reports, and statistics, please visit http://www.GulfRegionProperties.com or http://www.AlabamaBestHomes.com. Please e-mail me or call 251-215-9382 if you would like additional information on any of the listings shown.
Mobile AL Real Estate Market Snapshot 11/17/2009 Single Family Homes and Condominiums Looking for a new home? Below you will find a link to (1 comments)
Ok! All you crazy Twilighters!! New Moon premiers tonight... - 06:41 PM
At 12:01am, in both Edwards and Festival Cinemas. Reminiscent of Star Wars, lines are forming NOW! I will be there, waiting anxiously for the second movie in the Twilight Saga-New Moon. This is crazy and silly and SO MUCH FUN!! I'm sure I will see some of you out there this evening! With a caravan on our listing in the morning, I am going to need some french press espresso!! (3 comments)
INTERESTING INFO ON WHO IS BUYING AND HOW THE HOUSING MARKET HEALS FROM THE BOTTOM UP - 09:37 AM
Great information ~ Thank you Allison Stewart Via Florida Pines Realty, LLC: The market always heals from the bottom up" according to Paul Bishop, National Association of Realtors Vice President of Research. According to the recently released sales numbers 47% of buyers this past year were first time home buyers. Surpassing the previous high record of first time purchasers set back in 1991 "These buyers are critical to housing and a general economic recovery ...they absorb inventory, free existing owners to make a trade and stimulate related goods and services " said Bishop. He compared this rise to the last recession in 1991, where (0 comments)
FHA 203K Streamline Renovation/Purchase - 03:42 PM
So you or your client have found a home in a great area in the client's price range. Only one problem: it's in bad shape. The HVAC system is 50 years old, the roof is 40 years old and the windows may as well not even be closed. Plus the kitchen has vinyl floors in 3 different patterns and the counters are all laminate with burns and holes and scars. Not to fear! Meet the FHA 203K Streamlined renovation loan. Eligible Improvements Virtually any kind of improvement is eligible provided it becomes a permanent part of the real property and adds (31 comments)
Help ActiveRain my computer is being held hostage.. - 09:10 AM
Help ActiveRain my computer is being held hostage... by a pop up on ActiveRain. Late yesterday I went looking for a tale of a local agent doing something dumb, or illegal, or unethical or naughty... I remember whose blog the tale was on... I remember who it is about (another agent in my market made me aware of the post back in 2006 or 2007 and told me who it was about.) Is she a confidant of the AR member (let's call him Agent A and her Agent B) who posted the post calling a competitor names? Hardly. Looking for "the tale" is about the discussion in (11 comments)
Marin County, California, Luxury Homes Report (November 2009–Sales and Inventory Analysis) - 10:59 AM
[Click HERE for the full article, courtesy of www.ImagineMarin.com] Building on a trend noted in last month’s report, media coverage of the overall economy has improved. In particular, reporting on the housing market. Forecasters are predicting that 2010 will be the first year since 2005 for housing to contribute to the growth of the U.S. economy (based on a survey by the National Association for Business Economics). According to that organization, home prices are expected to rise 2 percent next year — over 80% of economists surveyed think the recession is over and recovery has begun. The Mortgage Bankers Association Chief Economist Jay (0 comments)
There are only a few townhomes for sale in the Red Seal development in Deer Park Illinois and nearly all are middle units. Would you prefer and end unit? Here is a barely lived in 2 year old end unit with many upgrades offered in pristine condition. In fact from the photo above you would think it was a single family home! The property offers a formal dining room with hardwood floors, a 2 story (0 comments)
There are always a variety of homes for rent in Barrington IL from condos and townhomes to single family homes and even luxury homes. If you are coming to live in Barrington Illinois you might want to consider looking at rentals. Then you can spend up to a year learning more about our beautiful area before you start looking for a home to buy. It will give you plenty of time to find the right (0 comments)
HUGE PRICE REDUCTIN ! lovely Home 3 BR, 2 BATHS, Gated Yard, located in Eagle Rock, next to Pasadena, CA - 12:47 PM
HUGE PRICE REDUCTION !WAS : $500,000NOW: $475,000 Lovely Home with Gated Yard LOVELY, 3 BEDROMS AND 2 FULL BATHS, WELL KEPT AND UPDATED HOME, WITH MANY FEATURES FOR SOPHISTICATED BUYER WITH A LARGE GATED & FENCED YARD FOR PRIVACY LUSH LANDSCAPING PARK LIKE YARD. HUGE GAZEBO AND SPACE TO ENTERTAIN PLENTY OF PARKING BEHIND THE GATE NEWER CENTRAL A/C , FA, CLOSE TO SHOPPING, SCHOOLS, FRWY 210 EXIT, JUST MINUTES FROM MAIN PASADENA AREA. HURRY ! WILL SELL FAST ... ! MLS & MRMLS # A09121876 for sale price: $ 475 000 category: Residential- Single Family Residence- 1374 sqft address (0 comments)
Taza REO - 07:55 PM
I wonder if anyone has experience with them. I signed up for a free trial and cancelled half way into it. They charged me $99.00 any way and 3 weeks later haven't refunded my money. (7 comments)
Taza REO - 07:57 PM
Any one have experience with these guys. My experience is bad. They fleeced me for $99.00. (5 comments)
How Real Estate Agents can prepare for a Home Inspection - 12:54 PM
Yesterday I attended an education session that had several home inspectors presenting information to a group of real estate agents. They gave us valuable information on what should be expected from a home inspection and how we can help our clients benefit from them. One important tool they supplied us with was a checklist of things we could do as real estate agents to ensure the home inspection went smoothly for all parties involved. This checklist included the following suggestions:
Give the inspector a quick call the day before the inspection to verify the appointment. Make sure the inspector (1 comments)
Listing Agents Gone Wild? - 01:38 PM
I was amazed recently that there was a good discussion (very rare) on LinkedIn regarding an Asset Manager and REO's. ("REO Listing Agents Gone Wild Or Just Don't Care?") One of the asset managers comments:"It never ceases to amaze me how some REO agents don't seem to get a clue of how fortunate they are to have assignments in this economy and how many other agents would love an opportunity to eat their lunch. Time and time again purchase agreements are sent with missing or wrong information."Why yes - and I've got a few good answers: Why do you give out 100 to (17 comments)
Agents Have No Duty to Submit Short Sale Offers – Surprised? - 05:43 AM
A borrower has no obligation to present all short sale offers to a lender, which means that a borrower's agent has no obligation to present all short sale offers to a lender, which means that a buyer's agent has no right to demand their short sale offer be presented to the lender. To transact under any other premise is to misunderstand the process completely. http://www.brokeragentsocial.com/article/564/agents-have-no-duty-to-submit-short-sale-offers-surprised (2 comments)
The Accidental Investor Today's Real Estate Speculator - 09:47 AM
The Accidental Investor Today's Real Estate Speculator. Are you a real estate speculator? Who are the majority of today's real estate speculators? How can you be an accidental investor/speculator? It may surprise you! The last thing on your mind is investing in real estate. You've convinced yourself can't afford the house you bought four years ago. Or you've lost you job. Your youngest needs his tonsils out, your 16 year was just added to your car insurance, and your oldest needs a prom dress and starts collage in 7 months! You don't want to invest in real estate! You want to divest! (46 comments)
Powder Springs House Values - 11:09 AM
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Mountain View Corridor - 01:36 PM
If you live on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley you will be interested to hear that the Mountain View Corridor has been given the go ahead.
For the first phase they have been allocated $500 million, which they will use to construct a two lane highway (two lanes either way), with a speed limit of 45 mph and signalized intersections. Initially the road will be constructed between 9000 south and Redwood Road in Salt Lake County and between 2100 north and I-15 in Utah County. This may sound like a cop out, but the idea is that (0 comments)
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