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Archives of real estate blog entries for December 30, 2009 (Page 9)
Resolve Once In A Blue Moon To Be Your Best - 08:30 PM
OK, this new year is your chance. Once in a Blue Moon. Literally. Let astronomer Gary, another hat I wear clue you in. Resolve Once In A Blue Moon To Be Your Best. What is a blue moon? It is not blue, but two full moons in one month. Guess what? It is happening New Year's Eve. Full Moon December 2nd and December 31st. Only happens on this date in this month every nineteen years so you will have to wait for 2028 for the next one lined up like this. Blue moons indicate typically something rare. You are rare. No (26 comments)
Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners are also choosing to forego the legal building permit process, trying to further save money.
Every building, occupied or unoccupied, has a set of building codes. Any changes that you make to your home must comply with those building codes, which means most home improvements, whether done by you or (1 comments)
Get Your Head in the Game - You're L.I.T.E.R.A.T.E. - 01:54 PM
Life Stinks Sometimes . . . And This Past Year has been Really Tough for Many People! I can't tell you how many people I've spoken with who are so down on life right now. How sad it is! But let's change this next year so that it's not so stinky! What did Zig Ziglar say? "Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude". How high do you want to fly in the New Year? Sure, life is tough. But now more than ever is the time to dig in and push forward to work towards achieving something worthwhile and (0 comments)
Entering 2010, many home sellers feel they’re mired in the winter of their discontent, but there are signs the real estate market is on the mend. Sales activity is up, homebuilders are finally moving inventory and values are rising slightly in many American cities. At year-end 2009, mortgage rates stood at historic lows, spurring a wave of new applications. But don’t be too jubilant. A recent report by Deutsche Bank estimates that by 2011, about 48 percent of all (0 comments)
Loan Modifications: Is There More To The Story Than Meets The Eye? - 06:46 AM
Brilliant as always. Happy New Year to you both and thanks for all the information and expertise you share. Via Nestor & Katerina Gasset Realtors® Wellington Florida Luxury Homes (International Properties and Investments, Inc.): I just read a featured post asking why loan modifications are failing. Let's see if there is more to the picture- I also wrote a featured post about this some time ago. It is here: Is Your Short Sale or Loan Modification Being Turned Down? That post was reblogged 44 times and had 4437 views. It was one of the most read posts I have ever written. The reasons (2 comments)
Homes for Sale in Knightsbridge, Fort Mill SC - 08:24 AM
Knightsbridge is a beautifully planned and established Swim and Tennis community in Fort Mill, SC. Knightsbridge is conveniently located one mile from I-77, and only 3 miles from the beautiful shores of Lake Wylie. There are 455 homes completed by quality builders Ryan Homes, David Weekley Homes, and Don Galloway Homes. Knightsbridge's many amenities include swimming pool, tennis courts, clubhouse, basketball court, and playground. Close proximity to Lake Wylie makes the Boat/Camper Storage Lot a nice amenity to have during the summer months when you want to grab that boat or camper and hit the lake! Knightsbridge is also located (1 comments)
Party Like It's 1999.........Economic Update - 04:59 PM
As the sun gets ready to set on 2009, reflecting over the past decade’s economic habits could cause a hangover. Eleven years ago Brooksley Born, then the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, tried to sober up the financial markets by warning that credit derivatives, convoluted insurance against bad loans, should be regulated or a monetary calamity would be imminent. Two of the big boys that bullied her out of office were Alan Greenspan and Lawrence Summers. Mr. Summers, presently the chief whisper into President Obama’s ear, believed that bank’s discipline and honesty would prevail. Greenspan , the former Fed (1 comments)
All photos and written content were produced by Richard Iarossi. Copyright 2009 - All Rights Reserved. This content may not be reproduced or reprinted, except for Active Rain Re-blogging, without express written permission of Richard Iarossi, REALTOR®, Long and Foster® Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD.
End of year decluttering of the subscription list. - 10:20 AM
I've seen a couple of posts in the last couple of days about decluttering so you can go into the New Year clean and lean. I tend to be a packrat so I really appreciate the tips. With that in mind, I started looking at my blog subscription list. Without realizing it, that list can get a bit cluttered too. Of course the ones that filter to the top are still posting and I'm still reading and commenting. As I scroll down though, the picture begins to change. Some haven't blogged in a month or two. Maybe they'll be back. You (10 comments)
Crofton MD home inventory levels continue to decline - 04:36 PM
The Crofton MD real estate home inventory continues to shrink as of December 2009. The extension of the $8,000 first time home buyer tax credit seems to be fueling the reduction in inventory. Although inventory levels continue to decline, there is still a decent selection of homes in each price range. December 2006 - 140 Crofton homes available December 2007 - 142 December 2008 - 116 December 2009 - 97 Price Range - Current Inventory $000 - $199 - 12 $200 - $299 - 33 Excellent value in this price range for 1st time buyers. $300 - $399 - 21 $400 (2 comments)
Where's the Outcry? - 11:41 AM
I'll admit to not having seen a lot of news yet today other than a couple of hours this morning, but; where is the outcry asking or actually accusing Obama of letting this terrorist onto the plane bound for Detroit so that they could justify whatever they want to do next. Conspiracy theories have abounded since 9/11 accusing Bush of knowing what was going to happen and letting it happen so that he could justify his pre-emptive strategy in the war against terror. None of it has ever been proven that I'm aware of though. Yet here we now know that (22 comments)
Via Gary Woltal - Associate Broker REALTOR® Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty): Think quick. Your house is burning down. The family is safe outside. You have five minutes to run back inside and get anything you want. What do you save? Most would save slices of love. Snippets of time preserved in photographic form. An agent in our office actually had a house fire over Christmas so these things happen. Your valuable photograph collection is very meaningful to you as the years go by and you see yourself and (4 comments)
Weather and Road information & Tips for Mountain Driving - 02:48 PM
Your Lake Arrowhead Realtor would like to share some local Lake Arrowhead Information with you. You can never be too safe when driving on mountain roads (well, any road); especially in the winter. Our weather can change on a dime; one moment it may be clear and sunny, and the next snowy. I've compiled a list of links to help you find out weather conditions, as well as road conditions. It's a good idea to check these all times of year before heading up: WEATHER IN LAKE ARROWHEAD. You can actually set this for any other town, but this one is for Lake Arrowhead. (5 comments)
Plumbing Disasters #452- It's Always Something When You Own a House - 02:03 PM
Having owned 2 older homes previously, you would think that I had seen just about everything. I've owned homes with my husband in different states and areas of the country for over 30 years now. In fact, one of the main reason we bought a new home was that we didn't want to deal with PLUMBING problems anymore. Well, the house is 8 years old now, and guess what? Plumbing disaster #1 for this house. Here is the issue- Do you have a family member (probably a teenager or a daughter) that uses a lot of "product"? It all has to (6 comments)
Recovering From the Foreclosure Crisis - Raleigh/ Cary, North Carolina Among the Leaders! - 07:17 AM
Recovering From the Foreclosure Crisis Raleigh/ Cary, North Carolina Among the Leaders! Once again, the Raleigh/ Cary area of North Carolina has been recognized as one of the metro areas leading the way out of the foreclosure crisis. Forbes Magazine has ranked the top 100 cities in this category and the Raleigh/ Cary area ranks in at #6 in the nation.
We've won numerous awards over the years as being one of the best places in the United States to work, live, play and raise a family. But, despite the great weather, great medical facilities and schools, we still (8 comments)
Virtual REBAR Camp - January 4th, 2010 - FREE! - All Day Event! - 09:24 AM
Educating Real Estate Agents On How To Use Modern Technologies To Better Their Business Will Never Be The Same! On January 4th, 2010 dozens of the most respected educators in the real estate industry converge to host most exciting event of its kind, the Virtual Real Estate BarCamp. Virtual Real Estate BarCamp is a 1-Day Learning Extravaganza. From 9am until 4pm PST, three concurrent webinar "rooms" will each host 7 different sessions, for a total of 28 different presentations. There is something for everyone and everything for someone, and best of all, IT IS FREE and attendance is unlimited! Click below (13 comments)
First Night in Raleigh, North Carolina - New Year's Eve in Raleigh North Carolina - 01:24 PM
First Night Raleigh December 31st, 2009 Tomorrow night, in the heart of downtown, the city of Raleigh will say goodbye to 2009 and usher in the new year with its annual First Night celebration. With yearly attendance of over 40,000 people from Raleigh, Cary, Apex, and it's surrounding areas, North Carolina's capitol city has plenty on tap to make this year's festivities one of its all time best! Concerts by renowned North Carolina Blues artist Bob Margolin, Grammy Award winning singer/ songwriter Barbara Bailey Hutchinson, and Johnny Cash Tribute Band (and Raleigh natives), the Johnny Folsom Four will all be on (28 comments)
Are you ready for 2010 - 09:26 AM
OK. The holiday season is coming to a close. Are you ready for 2010? Are you going to have your best year ever ot will you just do what you have always done, and then blame the market. There is a saying that if you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always got Regardless of the market, there are homes selling in YOUR market every day. You just need to go find those in need of your assistance. Make every dollar you sepnd accountable for it's return. If you are spending money that you cannot (3 comments)
You Can Lead A Maine Real Estate Buyer To Water....And One Of Those Times It Causes A Closing. - 08:03 AM
Maine land comes in all sizes, prices, locations. And like a diamond, precious jewel or people, every property is different. But besides views, long road frontage and fertile soil, valuable timber, waterfront is the real attraction for most. "Give me something on water...a Maine lake, river, stream." Or " What do you have on water...got anything on water, land on water." The attraction to waterfront is like asking why do people enjoy fireplaces. In the case of fire, postive ions that are given off is credited with much of the attraction. I think staying warm, working with metal or (5 comments)
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