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Archives of real estate blog entries for March 31, 2009 (Page 6)
Lilburn Real Estate Market Stats February 2009. FMLS Area 64 - 10:53 AM
The Lilburn area average home sales price has broken down significantly over the past year. The number of sales had been going down quite a bit also but year over year they haven't changed much. Total days on market went up to 123. The sales price to original list price ratio continues to drop down to around 82%. The numbers below are for single family detached homes in FMLS area 64. Links to stats for other areas are at the bottom of the page. Year over year, total transactions decreased from 106 to 95 (-10%) Year over year, average sales price decreased from $200,166 to $128,896 (-36%) All (0 comments)
Clayton County Real Estate Market Stats February 2009. FMLS Area 161 - 11:03 AM
The Clayton County area average home sales price has gone through the floor. Three years ago the average price was around $150,000 and now it's at $50,000!!! The number of sales have gone up substantially so it looks like there are buyers out there at these low prices. The biggest problem down here has been the school system losing it's accreditation. This is an area that has a huge number of foreclosures. Total days on market is 104. The sales price to original list price ratio continues to dropped below 80%. The numbers below are for single family detached homes in FMLS area 161. Links to (0 comments)
South Fulton Real Estate Market Stats February 2009. FMLS Area 33 - 11:18 AM
This is another that has been hit hard. The average price in the South Fulton area of Atlanta dropped 24% this past year. Over the past four years average prices have dropped from around $200,000 to around $120,000. There are a lot of foreclosures in this area. I don't personally work this area but if you are interested in it, I have a few agents in my office who cover this area. The number of sales has increased as prices have dropped. The last five months prices are remain flat after dropping dramatically during the previous 12 months. This might be a bottom for prices in (0 comments)
Where'd Ya Get Those i's? (An ActiveRain Thank You Note) - 01:42 PM
Dear Fellow ActiveRainers, Thank you for helping me reach a goal this week. As of March 30, I had reached my goal of earning 10,000 ActiveRain points by the end of the 1st quarter of 2009! And I certainlly could not have done it without you. A colleague invited me to AR way back in 2006, but back then I am embarrassed to say, I just didn't get it. By the following year, I was very curious about blogging but did not know where to start and also did not realize I was already part of the BEST blog network around. (10 comments)
Short sale question for Countrywide short sale GURUS - 08:37 AM
I have been trying to get a negotiator assigned to a Gennie Mae short sale file at Countrywide since December 2008. The file got kicked out of the system because CW thought it was an FHA loan and found out that it is a Gennie Mae loan. Since then, this file has been sitting and not moving at all. I call frequently and have no luck getting this assigned. Does anyone have a good contact at CW who may be able to escalate the file. They already did the appraisal and BPO but I am sure it is too old by (3 comments)
Inspire The Child - 05:28 PM
Yes, I'm a proud husband. In fact, I'm not sure I've ever been prouder of anyone or anything. Via Racquel Turner (Mothers Fighting For Others): Inspire The Child Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty By Educating Young Kenyan Women Inspiration is the spark that leads to change. Our dream is to create a home for orphaned girls filled with love that will give them a new family. Inspire The Child will also construct a new educational facility for K-8th grade girls. This facility will prepare the girls for a brighter future and support their re-introduction to society. The school will provide counseling and medical (12 comments)
The Earth Thanks You! - 11:29 AM
Earth Hour 2009 was fun and such an easy thing to do to. Thanks to all who particapated! The event was BIG. I even got interviewed by RE/MAX international and the article was on page ONE of the RE/MAX site! Click Here to READ Earth Hour Article including Debra Kukulski Interview
From Earth Hour: "ON BEHALF OF THE PLANET, WE THANK YOU! Earth Hour 2009 was an amazing success and we wanted to thank you for your support. Lights went out in 4,085 cities in 88 countries in what is being described as the largest demonstration of public concern about (6 comments)
Brokers - Here's How to Make More AND Stand Out When Recruiting - 12:29 PM
I was just reading an article in Inman News about the new iPhone apps that have come out and it got me thinking about how to optimize the consumer's experience of the real estate office and agents. Then it started me thinking about brokerages and their ability to recruit agents in this market. Here's what I came up with. The Prospect's ExperienceI'm a buyer and I'm searching the web for information. I want to know more about a particular house and I'm on your website. I email you for more information using the button you've provided me and I give you (3 comments)
Condominium or Townhome? Can you tell? - 10:30 AM
The distinction between condominiums and townhomes escapes a lot of folks. And many North Carolina agents, too. So I did a little Real Estate Show test from photos of buildings in Raleigh, Cary, and Apex, NC. Play the real estate show below and on a piece of paper indicate whether each of the 15 structures in the photo is a condominium or townhome. See, you can't really tell by looking at a building. You MUST look at the legal description to determine whether you are looking at a condominium or a townhome. The difference is not the (6 comments)
Mergers & Acqusitions - 08:49 PM
Mergers & Acqusitions: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Remember that song? Well, with today's market many smart brokers are looking at ALL the options. Mergers and Acquisitions are a hot topic. Learn to recognize what options are out there to grow your company, learn how to NOT make the fatal mistakes in the process, or see if it is time to make that exit strategy gracefully. What makes sense for your brokerage in your market? We will give you the Six Rules for Success in this session, and help you take an honest look at where you are, and (0 comments)
It's not Personal, It's just Business! - 08:51 PM
Real Estate Makeover: It's not Personal, It's just Business!: Move that Bus!!! Time to makeover your office , your business, and jump start your agents. Remember that enthusiasm you had the first day you opened? Time to "RESET". Things have changed, the market, the rules, the people. Time to get control, and get your office up and running again. Learn to make the lean and mean decisions that can help your office become more efficient and profitable. Get your mo jo back by making a few simple changes to get back on top of your market . Take a REAL look at the (0 comments)
Tech - The Dirty Little Word! - 08:53 PM
Tech - The Dirty Little Word! Yes, Brokers really despise that word, but,... there is good news. This session will bring you up to speed without breaking your brain. There are many tools out there, but we know the ones that work. Don't waste time or money on tech that does not work for your real estate office. It is important, and we know the simplest and easiest way help you and your agents learn the basics for todays Blogs, and Tweets, and forms of Social Media AND to make the most of your Budget in this market. Sharon Tucker Broker / NYS (0 comments)
Inspire The Child - 07:37 PM
Inspire The Child Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty By Educating Young Kenyan Women Inspiration is the spark that leads to change. Our dream is to create a home for orphaned girls filled with love that will give them a new family. Inspire The Child will also construct a new educational facility for K-8th grade girls. This facility will prepare the girls for a brighter future and support their re-introduction to society. The school will provide counseling and medical attention, and teach them the skills that will empower them to be a strong and independent new generation of Kenyan women.
Easter Egg Hunt in Highlands Ranch - it's big! - 02:28 PM
Easter Egg Hunt in Highlands RanchWhere has this month gone already? Spring has sprung and it is almost time for Easter.Highlands Ranch Community Association is hosting their fun annual Easter Egg Hunt Sat. Apr. 11th. This Easter Egg Hunt is a hugely popular event. Get ready to meet the Easter Bunny and to fill you baskets with Easter delights.Where: NORTHRIDGE PARKThe park is located behind Northridge Rec. Center (South of C-470, East of Broadway)The hunt is Outside - rain or shine (or snow)When: SAT APR 11th ~ 10 AM SHARPFREE for HRCA Members, guests $5 fee (guests have to pre-register, please (2 comments)
The Meadows Castle Rock CO Real Estate Feb 09 - 10:31 PM
The Meadows Castle Rock Real EstateMarket Watch for The Meadows a Castle Rock communityThe MeadowsCastle Rock, Douglas County, CO The homes sales are typically slower during winter months and this year has not been an exception. What is significant is that over 50% less homes has sold this year compared to last. Currently quite a few of the houses sold in the Meadows in Castle Rock are bank owned or new construction sold by the builder. The average price per square foot is seeing the lowest monthly numbers since Feb 06. For buyers this is great news as there are plenty (2 comments)
I love Afternoon Delight in Ann Arbor, it is my very favorite place to go for breakfast. I have enjoyed eating there since moving to Ann Arbor, the food is always fresh and well......delightful.
Today when I walked in with a builder friend I had met to do a early inspection on a condo we decided to eat breakfast there afterwards. To my utter delight when I walked in on the chalk board that is always updated with the specials of the day was this photo. To join them on Facebook.
Now how cool is this? (7 comments)
Google Analytics and What we can Learn from Tracking - 06:02 PM
I installed my Google Analytics on my Activerain outside blog, Ann Arbor Undressed. Thanks Activerain ! It is easy to do if you follow Brad's instructions and if you need more help following Shanes post, featured today. It will take a few days to get the results on the AnnArborUndressedBlog but I am excited to be able to track where my visitors are coming from. I have been getting more leads from Listing Router because my SearchAnnArborHouses search site tells me where they are coming from when they log on and the query they are putting into Google. I say Google (20 comments)
How I Found My Sally Field Smile in Midtown Sacramento - 10:27 AM
Have you ever noticed that many older people, especially those past the age of 50, rarely smile in photographs? Even many celebrities don't smile when their picture is taken. I suspect it's because when we age, our teeth change. Some get longer in the tooth, some teeth twist. I never knew what it meant when an older person would say about his or her age, "Hey, at least I have all my own teeth." If you're one of those lucky individuals who go to the dentist a couple times a year and never have any dental problems, then you might not (20 comments)
Fannie Mae has issued the following Announcement: Announcement 09-08, Temporary High-Cost Area Loan Limits and Revised Eligibility Requirements for High-Balance Mortgage Loans - 07:32 PM
Fannie Mae has issued the following Announcement: •· Announcement 09-08, Temporary High-Cost Area Loan Limits and Revised Eligibility Requirements for High-Balance Mortgage Loans Effective May 1, 2009, Fannie Mae will accept for delivery loans originated in 2009 using the higher of the current permanent high-cost loan limits, or the temporary loan limits that were in place for loans originated in 2008 that were applicable to jumbo-conforming mortgage loans. In addition, new eligibility requirements will apply to high-balance loans, including: •· Revised loan to value ratios for certain loan types •· New minimum credit score requirements •· Additional appraisal requirements Refi PlusTM (1 comments)
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