Archives of real estate blog entries for March 27, 2009 (Page 3)
A New Idea - 05:54 PM
I don't understand our continued frustration with Banks and "Short Sales!"
Are all we masochistic?
Do we enjoy being taken advantage of?
Are we Playing By The Rules Or Blind Conformity?
Are we stupid or just ignorant?
I pray it's just ignorance, for the lack of knowledge is the correctable!
One prolific blogger who knows so much more than the bankers, repeatedly tells us how stupid they are that they don't just accept any and every offer on presentation! Why tell us? Tell the Bankers!
Are we not a service industry? Don't we get paid for solving real estate problems? Are
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LEESBURG LUXURY HOME COMMUNITY, CONVENIENT WITH OPEN SPACES AND TREE PRESERVATION - 02:19 PM
MAJOR BUILDERS KNOW THAT PRESERVING TREES WHEN DEVELOPING A SITE PLAN WILL HELP SELL HOMES.
BUILDING ON PASTURE LAND. Builders or developers often have little opportunity to preserve trees in a new home community. Often the land being developed is former farm land was cleared 100 years ago and has been used for pasture or crops over the years.
THE GOAL IS TO SAVE TREES. When we find a piece of land that is zoned for development, the developer must determine what can be done to preserve as much wooded stock as possible while maximizing the number of bailable lots that
The Economy Have You Seeing RED?? - 02:09 PM
Let's face it, things are tough all over and everyone these days are concerned about the economy and the cost of living. So when a buyer sets out to buy a home the last thing they need to see is RED!! So what's the solution? PAINT OF COURSE!
When selling your home it is not only important that it is staged correctly but I always advise my clients that the BONES OF THE HOUSE need to show well. So what does that mean?
1. Are your walls a neutral color?
2. Are your carpets and or floors in good condition?
Walnut Creek CA Real Estate, a Real Estate Report for March 26, 2009 - Homes for Sale in Walnut Creek – Homes for sale in NorthGate in Walnut Creek - 12:40 PM
There are currently 15 single family homes for sale in NorthGate area of Walnut Creek CA ranging in price from $725,000 to $3,250,000*. Homes for sale in the NorthGate area of Walnut Creek CA are some of the most popular homes among the offerings of Walnut Creek CA real estate due to the proximity of good schools, parks and trailhead access.
The most affordable single family home in the NorthGate area is currently listed at $725,000 and is described as a "INVITING SINGLE STORY RANCH HOME W/MULTIPLE OUTSIDE ENTERTAINING AREAS- DECK & SITTING AREA FROM MASTER BDRM. PRIVATE PATIO FROM GUEST
Pleasanton CA Real Estate– Luxury Homes for Sale in Ruby Hill, Homes for sale in Pleasanton CA March 26, 2009 - 02:21 PM
March 26, 2009 real estate market update for Pleasanton CA Real Estate*.
Luxury homes Lovely Ruby Hills Golf Coursefor sale in Ruby Hill are selling at a rapid pace! Homes for sale in Ruby Hill are among some of the nicest homes for sale in Pleasanton CA.
Ruby Hill is the place to buy a home in Pleasanton if you are seeking spacious newer homes on an estate parcel (one-half acre or more) with views and luxe interior finishes and great floor plans to accommodate your lifestyle. You'll find fantastic kitchens in just about any Ruby Hill home. Many have a
Dublin CA Real Estate – Homes for Sale in Dublin CA – Homes for Sale in Silvergate in Dublin CA Market Snapshot March 26, 2009 - 02:42 PM
Homes for Sale in Silvergate in Dublin CA Market Snapshot March 26, 2009* - There are currently 6 detached single family homes for sale in Silvergate in Dublin CA. Each is a spacious single family home with a reported 1,425to 2,956 square feet of living space ranging in asking price from $585,000 to $929,999. The median listing price in Silvergate on March 26, 2009 is $647,500. The average asking price is $724,832. Silvergate is a desirable neighborhood and has some of the best homes for sale in Dublin CA. Dublin CA real estate sales are on the increase.
Danville CA Real Estate – Homes for Sale in Danville CA – Homes for Sale in Magee Ranch Market Snapshot March 26, 2009 - 02:51 PM
Homes for Sale in Magee Ranch Market Snapshot March 26, 2009* - There are currently 9 detached single family homes for sale in Magee Ranch of Danville CA. All are spacious single family homes ranging from a four bedroom, two and a half-bath home with a reported 3,007 square foot on a just over a third of an acre parcel (.35) offered at $1,299,999 to a five bedroom, five and a half-bath home with a reported 6,212 square feet on a nearly half acre lot (.46) with offered at $2,550,000. The median listing price in Magee Ranch on March 26, 2009
Danville CA Real Estate – Homes for Sale in Danville CA – Shadow Creek Market Snapshot March 26, 2009 - 03:25 PM
Shadow Creek Market Snapshot March 26, 2009* - There are currently 2 detached single family homes for sale in Shadow Creek in Danville CA. Both are spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom single family homes with at least 3,278 square feet of living space. Both are priced at $859,000.
Shadow Creek has relatively low HOA dues (reportedly $74 to $110 monthly) and is conveniently located near Blackhawk Plaza, Safeway, Long's Drugs and dining. Families with children will be pleased to know that this development is located in the highly regarded San Ramon Valley United School District.
There are currently 2 single family
San Ramon CA Real Estate – Homes for Sale in San Ramon CA – Homes for Sale in Thomas Ranch in San Ramon CA Market Snapshot March 26, 2009 - 03:50 PM
Homes for Sale in Thomas Ranch in San Ramon CA Market Snapshot March 26, 2009* - There are currently 2 detached single family homes for sale in Thomas Ranch in San Ramon CA. Each is a spacious single family home with 2,337 to 2,443 square feet ranging in asking price from $719,000 to $795,000. The median listing price in Thomas Ranch on March 26, 2009 is $757,000. Thomas Ranch is a desirable neighborhood and has some of the best homes for sale in San Ramon CA. San Ramon CA real estate sales are on the increase.
Thomas Ranch has relatively
Redefining the Housing Market - 06:36 PM
In an unequivocal break from the Bush presidency, the Obama administration announced this week that they will no longer refer to the "global war on terror." Instead, our military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan will be called the "Overseas Contingency Operation."
New label, new perspective, new connotation.
This got me thinking about some of the favorite media terms for our challenging housing market - housing crisis, housing bubble, mortgage meltdown. It's time for some new labels. Maybe they can call it a 'Domestic Residential Adjustment' or 'National Housing Reapportionment.'
More importantly, it's time for agents to step up as the local experts and educate the public. It's
What Happened this Week in Stocks & Housing - 12:37 PM
Stocks have been trading higher after Treasury Secretary Geithner unveiled a plan to remove toxic assets from financial institutions using money from the $700 Billion TARP fund. The government will mitigate the risk by offering private investors billions of dollars in low-interest loans to finance the purchases.
On Monday, the housing market received good news when the Existing Home Sales came in stronger than expected. And, the US Dollar received a boost when China said it will continue to purchase US Treasuries, despite saying last week they were concerned about the value of those Treasuries.
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We aren't working with no stinking realitors.....and other intelligent bits from FSBO's - 06:33 PM
I just got an email back on a FSBO that I sent an email to asking for more details...I have two clients that the property may indeed work for so I was excited! My goal was to get the information from the seller,look at the property and see if it would indeed work, if it did I would contact my clients to discuss the property.
I just got another email back with "Never mind we are not working with any realitors"! mmm Interesting I thought....they didn't even ask what the commission was going to be...they didn't even say we won't pay
Break On Through To The Other Side...ROAR! - 04:47 PM
Unless you live under a rock then you know I’ve had the kind of year you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. But that is not what this post is about. This post is about the power that lies within prayer. Now I do understand not everyone subscribes to the same beliefs as I. But, I also understand that my beliefs, believe in you.
So, with that said: To all of you who have prayed on my behalf, set up prayer chains, sent me positive vibes and thoughts, called and talked me through my frustration, offered me unconditional love and friendship,
Costa Mesa Photos Dating Back to the 1900's! - 01:31 PM
Here are some great photos of Costa Mesa dating back to the ealry 1900's. The Costa Mesa historical society is coming out with a new book on the history of Costa Mesa the link is Costa Mesa Historical Society Book, the book is due out in the next few weeks. Please be sure to stop by our office to see our extradonairy collection of Costa Mesa Photos of the past.
Larry has over 15 years of experience in Bank Repos and Short Sales and non foreclosed real estate, my clients include General Electric Mortgage, Home Savings, Associates Finance, Transamerica.
An Energy-Efficient Gift from Your Uncle Sam - 10:09 AM
Even if you aren't thinking of refinancing or modifying your mortgage under the President's new housing plan, you can still get some cash from Uncle Sam. You can qualify for a tax credit by making your home more energy efficient or converting your home power supplies to renewable forms of energy. These include wind, solar, geothermal (from the earth), or fuel-cell technology.
How can you take advantage of the tax credit and make your home more energy efficient at the same time? You can receive up to $1,500 in credits for adding or replacing windows, doors, roof insulation, heating and cooling
2009 Best Place for Business and Careers - Triangle Region #1 - 01:06 PM
The Triangle Does it Again! In the past the Triangle Area has been fortunate to be one of the Best Places to Live and a media darling! With the economy slowing and unemployment rising there has been concern that our red hot economy will start to slow down. Don't get me wrong, employment in the Triangle is expected to decline with recent layoffs by IBM, Nortel, and other top companies.
The good news - In an announcment by Forbes this week they have chosen the Triangle Region as the Best Place for Business and Careers. This year is actually the 3rd year in
Homesyn Listing Syndication - Free Trial - 11:07 AM
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We can't all be heroes! - 07:48 AM
We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. ~ Will Rogers
Yesterday on my way to work (it's only a 15 minute drive), I saw a man digging through the garbage
dumpster looking for acceptable items to take with him. I went by the local food pantry and saw the
line extending around the corner of people waiting for the pantry to open.
We live in a fairly protected area where we don't see a lot of what the rest of the world sees.
I can't help but to think
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