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Archives of real estate blog entries for November 28, 2009 (Page 7)
Real Estate Predictions ~ Does Anyone Really Know? - 10:53 AM
I've decided. I want that mystical Real Estate Crystal Ball for Christmas this year. I know it may come as a shock to you, but a real estate license doesn't come with a crystal ball. Nope, not a single fortune cookie either. If I had a dollar, no...make that a nickel, for every "fortune telling" request I've had, I could have retired years ago. Questions like "when is the market going to rebound?" "When will my home be worth what it was in 2005/2006?" "Should I sell now?" "Should I buy now?" "Should I wait till next year?" It makes me (6 comments)
Four new listings on the Santa Clarita Real Estate Market for sale. - 11:05 AM
Just posted at our Santa Clarita Real Estate Blog - Four new listings came onto the market for sale in the last 10 hours. We have had more activity in Real Estate during the time called "Black Friday". Much more than expected in a time when Turkey and Thanks is on our minds. $379,000 :: 29027 Mirada Circulo, Valencia CA, 91354 from Valencia Real Estate for Sale by firstname.lastname@example.org 3 beds, 2 full 1 part bathsSize: 2,129 sq ft Lot Size: 0 sq ftAdded: 11/25/09, Last Updated: 11/27/09Property Type: Single Family, ResidentialMLS Number: 12132305Community: Tesoro De ValleSpacious 3Beds+2.5 Baths+Den Family House (0 comments)
Should Agents FSBO Or Not? - 02:02 PM
Patricia Kennedy wrote another clever post When A Realtor® Sells Her House. Read it and read the comments. You will see that we pretty much agree (with some exceptions), that it is smart to hire someone else to handle it. The underlying thought is that a doctor would not operate on himself, and the lawyer would be a food to represent himself. So, the agent (not necessarily a Realtor) should not represent him/herself. But like with everything else in life, there are two sides to every coin. Would you take a listing of a fellow agent? Not when it is an investment property (16 comments)
The Christmas 20 for Charity - 10:08 AM
From now thru New Years, Pickerington has a subdivision that is putting on a fantastic Christmas light show/display. Open 7 days a week from 5pm-midnight. Now thru New Years. 20 homes all connected and synchronized to Christmas Carols. They've been doing this for a couple years now and each year seem to add more homes to the display. They ask those stopping by to donate non-perishable food items. The donations will be delivered to Mid Ohio Food Bank. Last year they donated 3 tons of food. Of course, there is even a greater need this year. So, bring your family and friends (2 comments)
Foreclosure Statistics in Orlando, FL - 02:41 PM
This blog is part of a monthly series about the foreclosure market in the Orlando area. My goal is to keep area home owners and buyers educated on how the REO market is recovering or if it is and what deals are out there for both First Time Home Buyers and Investors. Click the link to see Orlando's October Foreclosure Numbers.
Area Number of Homes Florida 56,052 Bank Owned Homes in the State of Florida Orange Co 4,727 Bank Owned Homes in Orange County Seminole Co 790 Bank Owned Homes in Seminole County
These numbers are (4 comments)
Home Inspectors Have No Control - 07:37 AM
I recently read a post here in the Rain where in the opinion of the writer, a property inspector, the home inspection industry is controlled by three forces; Insurance Companies, Lawyers and Realtors While I find this an interesting perspective on who "controls" the home inspection industry, ultimately it is the home inspection profession that controls itself. However there exists varying forms of regulation from state to state which by definition is a mode of necessary control. According to the article insurance companies have control because some states require insurance. Well some is not all and insurance has little to (6 comments)
Today in Medieval History, November 28 - 07:55 AM
Good Morning! It is Saturday November 28, 2009On this day... In 0749 Abu'l'Abbas declared Caliph In 0765 Death of St. Stephen the Younger In 1360 Outlaws almost stole the ransom for Rene, King of Provence In 1443 George Kastrioti, "Skanderbeg," declares Albania independent In 1476 Death of St. James of the March In 1494 End of the French occupation of Florence In 1520 Magellan enters the Pacific Ocean In 1572 Death of Agnolo di Cosimo (Bronzino), painter In 1582 Marriage of William Shakespeare to Anne Hathaway In 1633 Samuel Pepys spends the day reading (3 comments)
Mortgage Rates PLUNGE to mid 4% in Franklin NC Real Estate Market - 06:43 PM
Mortgage Rates PLUNGE to mid 4% in Franklin NC Real Estate Market Mortgage Rates in U.S. Fall to 4.87% As a real estate broker, it's always fun to watch what excites other people. A real estate broker will get excited that he or she has a new listing, or a hot sales contract that is closing or perhaps a great referral from another agent, this list goes on. But what really gets me is to see the look on a bank officer's face when they come into the real estate office all excited over NUMBERS! Yes, NUMBERS! Numbers excite bankers all the (0 comments)
VICTORIA CHRISTMAS SHOPPING-AT THE BAY CENTER - 07:16 PM
VICTORIA CHRISTMAS SHOPPING-AT THE BAY CENTER This Morning I went to Victoria's Premier Bay Shopping Center to catch their Christmas Decor before many of the Victoria Saturday Christmas Shoppers Arrived. I took several photos and a video of the inside, so you can see Victoria's Premier Shopping Mall-The Bay Center. Do you Still need to do some Christmas Shopping, be sure to Check out the Bay Center in Victoria BC. It takes up a large City Block(originally two city blocks) and it has has a mix of over 90 street front and interior shops, Built In 1990 replacing an old T.Eatons (1 comments)
SPEECHLESS SUNDAY-CHRISTMAS TREE BALLS - 07:29 PM
SPEECHLESS SUNDAY-CHRISTMAS TREE BALLS It's that time of Year again to get out the Christmas Tree Balls..well should we say the Christmas Tree Ornaments..Enjoy :O)) If you have not done you Christmas Shopping there is still lots of Times Guys. and if you realy would like to get in the Christmas Spirit, come to Victoria and I'll go with you to the Bay Center to Shop until we drop :O))
Google Map To Fred's Oak Bay Office
Cheers Fred CarverRe/Max Camosun-Oak Bay Google Map of Fairfield and Rockland 2239 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G4 (18 comments)
BEACH FARMER'S MARKET, VERO BEACH FLORIDA, SHOPPING BY THE BEACH VERO BEACH FLORIDA -- Every Saturday morning we have an awesome FARMER'S MARKET at thebeach. Today we had many of our INDIAN RIVER groves participating......."ORANGE JUICE" tastingwas the best today! NAPA VALLEY has their wines.....INDIAN RIVER has our citrus! If you are in the VERO BEACH area...please stop by our impressive FARMER'S MARKET on Ocean Drive just across the street from HUMISTON PARK!
How NOT to Price Your Home - 07:41 PM
A great post from my colleague in NEW YORK! Via J. Philip Real Estate LLC Briarcliff Manor, NY: How not to price your home: Take your mortgage balance. Add your credit cards. Throw in your cars. Add a generous portion of all the money you borrowed from relatives. Pile on your down payment for that other house you have your eye on. Last but not least, give yourself an extra 50 grand just for being you. Get a blank look on your face when you are told that the buying public doesn't care what you owe. Wait. Wait some more. Decide you'll stay (0 comments)
I Wish I Could Tell You What Your Agent ISN'T Doing to Sell Your Home... - 07:59 PM
A great post from my colleague in NEW YORK! Via Donna Galinsky (Pugatch Realty Corp - Your Five Towns Real Estate Agent): Have you ever wanted to contact a homeseller and say "Do you really know what your Agent is (or isn't) doing to market your home?" I so want to do that right now. Just a shory anonymous note (don't want to get fined or anything). Just want to say... Dear Homeowner.. I just saw that you listed your house for sale. You have a lovely sign on your front lawn. A customer of mine saw your home on ListingBook the other (5 comments)
Florida real estate investors take notice ! Cape Coral Waterfront Foreclosures and Bank Short Sales. Cape Coral Florida is the home of over 400 miles of canals offering prime waterfront living! Over 300 miles of this wonderful waterway has access to the Gulf of Mexico ! Cape Coral Florida located in Lee County Florida has been rated in the top areas of the country for foreclosures over the past 18 months. Bank Owned waterfront homes, condos and waterfront lots are at the lowest prices in almost 10 years. This is Florida and It will go back up again in the (0 comments)
Fort Myers Florida Real Estate. Search foreclosures in Fort Myers Florida and You will find every type, style , color and location possible. Lee County Florida has ranked in the highest in foreclosures in the Country over the last 18 months ! Bank Owned Foreclosures and Sellers trying to avoid Foreclosure by offer the bank short sale along with the first time home buyer tax credit has created an exciting time again in real estate in southwest Florida.
Many gated communities in Fort Myers Florida has shown now is the best time to buy your retirement (0 comments)
Cape Coral Florida Gulf Access Waterfront, Bank Short Sales and pre-Foreclosure Property ! Cape Coral Florida. Many home owners of gulf access waterfront homes in Cape Coral Florida find themselves upside down on their waterfront home as homes values have drop ed back almost to price levels ten years ago. Home owners are trying to work with their current mortgage holders and are finding more lenders talk a good story, but when it comes to working with the home owner on a reduced affordable mortgage plan home owners can accept ends up in most cases into the Home owner researching (2 comments)
For Sale- 518 Logan, Monett MO 65708 - 02:16 PM
There are as many reasons to sell a home as there are to buy one. In this case the sellers are very dear to me and I am happy to assist them in the sale of their property in MONETT. When 518 Logan street in Monett was purchased by my hubby's sister I was just starting out in the Real Estate Industry. (When I say just starting, I was literally still taking classes!) The agent and office working with her did a nice job of selling her 4 bedroom, 2 bath, ranch style to the first buyer to look at it. As (2 comments)
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