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Archives of real estate blog entries for April 21, 2009 (Page 9)
Growth Leader Test Program - Week Two - 12:56 PM
This past week found two prospects visiting my Growth Leader Website. Both left phone numbers; however one unsubscribed within the week. I did have an excellent conversation with one of my first visitors who's a first time homebuyer and very eager to become educated in the process. We'll hopefully be meeting this weekend to get better acquainted.
More Demand, More Sales--More Sales, More Buyers and Sellers - 04:12 PM
In spite of the billions of dollars spent and given away to Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae plus numerous other banks and institutions, in spite of the many government loan modification programs and federal homeowner help programs, loan streamlining programs ... but so many buyers are still reluctant to buy. Yes, there are more limitations on types of loans available, basically buyers have a choice between 3.5% down payment (FHA), 10% and 20%+ down payment loans (conventional). There are some first time buyer programs, there are still VA loans, but most buyers are going to fit in the middle of the distribution (1 comments)
SPRING HAS SPRUNG IN TENNESSEE... - 12:11 PM
PUTNAM COUNTY TENNESSEE HAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LAWNS! 2009 is proving to be a beautiful spring season with plenty of April showers to give us an array of beautiful flowers and fresh lawns to admire. Also, Spring is a perfect time of the year to buy a home or property. With trees budding, picturesque landscapes magnify each and every neighborhood and lawn with perfect color. No wonder why Spring is proven the best time of year for homes sales. Property can still be easily shown. Especially wooded lots are prime to view. While not every tree is full of foliage, you (1 comments)
Bank of Canada lowers overnight rate target by 1/4 percentage point to 1/4 per cent - 09:38 AM
Bank of Canada lowers overnight rate target by 1/4 percentage point to 1/4 per cent and, conditional on the inflation outlook, commits to hold current policy rate until the end of the second quarter of 2010 OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada today announced that it is lowering its target for the overnight rate by one-quarter of a percentage point to 1/4 per cent, which the Bank judges to be the effective lower bound for that rate. The Bank Rate is correspondingly lowered to 1/2 per cent. The deposit rate - the rate paid on deposits held by financial institutions at the Bank of Canada (3 comments)
Can You Blog at 80? - 07:59 AM
Can You Blog At 80 MPH, that is? You betcha! On a recent trip back from visiting my parents in North Carolina I was taking a break from driving while Bonnie took the wheel. I got in the back seat with my tablet computer and Air Card. Fortunately, I was connected for the next 2 1/2 hours commenting and reading blogs. Technology gives us so much freedom and allows us to perfom functions that a few years ago would have been unheard of.
I remember my first Cell phone and how intriqued I was making a call while driving down the (18 comments)
Kentwood Michigan Real Estate Absorption Report ~ April 2009 - 03:14 PM
Kentwood Michigan is a large suburb of Grand Rapids with a population under 50,000. It has manufacturing, shopping centers, and lots and lots of residential housing. Kentwood Public Schools are one of the largest school systems in the area with over 9000 students and 16 buildings within a 24.25 square mile area.
Kentwood home sales are still on a general downward trend in price. Over 1/3 of Kentwood Homes Equity has dissolved in the last 3 years, according to the current stats. We are still seeing a teeny price erosion from last month's figures, again this month. The homes under $ (0 comments)
Meijer Gardens Announces Summer Concert Line Up ~ Grand Rapids Michigan - 04:24 PM
Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park announces 2009 Summer Concert Series Meijer Gardens has a wonderful Outdoor Amphitheater that will host 12 Concerts and a few musical legends in entertainment this summer. Among those featured that you might know are our own Michigander, Jeff Daniels, and Lyle Lovett, The Doobie Brothers, and Bonnie Raitt. I must admit, some of the newer bands are not familiar to me but they have great web sites!
The 12 Concerts are as follows: Derek Trucks Band will open the Concert Series on Wednesday, June 10th.
The Avett Brothers will be featured on Thursday, June 18th.
Cascade Township MI Watermark Residences ~ April 2009 Absorption Report - 08:29 PM
The Residences at Watermark are located on Watermark Golf Course just south of Cascade Road. Yes, I play Watermark golf course every chance I get. Watermark is a premier course with a friendly group of players. It has an excellent grounds staff and a great pro shop staff, as well. Watermark single family homes and condos make this a very attractive place to live. Quality built homes with access off Cascade Road and Spaulding Drive, you are close to the airport, 28th Street shopping, I96 expressway and close to Cascade, Ada, and Forest Hills schools and shopping areas.
Do we LOVE to complain? Get over it! - 01:02 AM
Today when I was listening to an agent complain..... I have too many buyers, there is not enough inventory... What happened to last year -- the complain was "I don't have enough buyers, and there is SO much inventory." Is there a happy median? Are we ever satisfied? We should be - does it really matter if there is too much or too little inventory? NOPE - it is what it is - the market is the market. So now it's up to you to make it what you want it to be. Too many buyer, too few buyers - this (2 comments)
You know you are a WorkAholic WHEN??????? - 01:30 AM
Top 10 Ways to KNOW if you are a Workaholic (Disclaimer, a colleague stopped by the office, her husband said "SO who's the work-aholic?" So what if it WAS Sunday morning at 10:00, I've never considered myself a work-aholic, but am I? Or Am I just trying to be available to my clients, day in and day out, 24/7?)
What are your additions to the list...... 10) Your husband, what husband, oh yeah, I remember him......has to ask you out on a date 3 weeks in advance. 9) You hear your children say - Mom is always on the (45 comments)
Possible Solution to the Economic Crisis - 01:54 PM
I am sure President Obama would love to have a simple soultion to our country's economic crisis, as we would all love for him to solve it. One possibility might be very close to him and he doesn't even know it. If he takes into consideration the effect his wife Michele has on the buying public everytime she wears something new from J. Crew he may solve the problem. It seems that J. Crew stores and their website sees huge increases in traffic for what ever she is wearing. Apparently this happened while she was in London and when she made (1 comments)
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Market Snapshot - April 21, 2009 -- from Flagstaff AZ - 10:26 PM
Highlighted the northeast quadrant of the City of Flagstaff in my other blog today. Also showed one of the homes featured in that blog, connected with three of my network friends, made a listing presentation (went well, think new listings are in the offing) and made two brand new contacts. Also, I worked on some escrow issues: two positive appraisal results (one $22,000 above my buyer's purchase price!), scheduled another appraisal, and pinned down some inspection issues. Yahoo! Another great day in Flagstaff real estate! Meanwhile, here is what happened today in the Northern Arizona real estate market.
Information in the chart is complied (0 comments)
Looking for a Home Near Flagstaff's Best Hiking Trails? - 11:58 PM
If you want a home near Flagstaff's best hiking trails, yet don't want to be too far from the "action" in downtown Flagstaff, consider the Northeast quadrant of town. The home values in this area are really outstanding right now. Today, I blogged about the some of the great advantages of living in these part of Flagstaff, and I provided links to three of my current listings in this region of town. At this post, you can also download a map of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System, which shows why this is one of the best areas for hikers. Read all (1 comments)
ANOTHER MAGNIFICENT HOME IN ST ANDREWS COUNTRY CLUB - 12:17 PM
When homeowners in St Andrews Country Club are ready to sell, they are turning more often to Michael Bloom, an award-winning Broker-Associate-Realtor® with Boca Executive Realty, LLC. The reason is that Michael Bloom combines exceptional service to his clients while utilizing a multipronged marketing plan that attracts potential buyers. Last month, he had the first two homes under contract for 2009 in St. Andrews Country Club and remarkably, along with Boca Executive Realty, brought the buyers and the sellers for both homes. Michael Bloom reports that he just listed another spectacular home in St Andrews Country Club. Located on a quiet (0 comments)
On the job with Bonnie Heatzig - 12:26 PM
From this past Sunday's South Florida Sun Sentinel Real Estate Section. By Garrett A. Foster A good Realtor® holds his or her own in a market as challenging and unpredictable as the one we've experienced the last few years. An award-winning Realtor® transcends those challenges to keep exceeding client expectations and previous revenue goals. Bonnie Heatzig of Boca Executive Realty is one of the latter, and the proof is definitely in the numbers. In fact, in the first few months of 2009, she has already surpassed her sales for all of 2008 which, according to Boca Executive Realty Broker/President, Zev Freidus, (1 comments)
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