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Archives of real estate blog entries for April 30, 2009 (Page 2)
New Google Public Data Tool - 10:10 AM
I just wanted all you active rainers to know about this new public data google tool. Take a look at our unemployment rate which you can use in your area. So if you hover on the graph lines, Michigan unemployment is 13.8 percent and our Washtenaw County rate is 7.9 percent. We are better off than other areas in Michigan.
To use this tool, just click on your areas on the left side and unclick Michigan, or compare your state to ours and I know you will fare better, since we are number 1 in unemployment. Compare your self to the (8 comments)
Gated Front Patio, great curb appeal, large corner lot, covered and secured rear patio. Tiled kitchen and breakfast nook with smooth range top, digital stove and newer dishwasher. Both bedrooms are large enough for king size furniture, and feature walki-in closets. 2 car garage and utility room. (0 comments)
Pessimist's axioms (Humor) - 06:58 AM
For those in a bad mood this morning: Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then best you with experience. On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key. Life isn't like a box of chocolates, it's more like a jar of jalapenos. Tell me what you need, and I'll tell you how to get along without it. Ring bell for maid service. If no answer, do it yourself. I don't have an attitude problem, you have a perception problem. My reality check bounced. (16 comments)
Drinking Water Week May 3'rd - May 9th - Stuart, Florida - 04:57 PM
May 3'rd through May 9'th is Drinking Water Week. The City of Stuart will be openning it's facilities to review by citizens on Wednesday May 6'th and Thursday May 7'th between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:00 pm. Guests can view and gain knowledge of the source of Stuart's City water, the path of the water to the treatment pland, the treatment process and how it is distributed to the local community homes and businesses. Reservations can be made by calling 772-600-1206. The City of Stuart has won numerous awards for the quality of their water including: 2005 Best WTP (0 comments)
More Web Traffic With Squeeze Pages - 06:34 PM
If you have read my previous blog, you know that I have been spending time lately developing landing sites for our expired listing lead software that quickly get to the first page of google for a given search term. The benefit of this technique is obvious in that five hours worth of work can result in a torrent of traffic that would have otherwise cost a fortune. Unfortunately, each of these sites takes about five hours worth of work to develop using Dreamweaver, or at least three hours using Xsite Pro. However, recently I have found a tool that promises to (5 comments)
Three Degrees of Separation / Active Rain Is Becoming Family - 04:42 PM
A Las Vegas LO, my son Eric called me last night needing a source of information on a specialized type of loan. I referred him to a friend of mine. We'd first met here on Active Rain nearly 3 years ago. My friend who'd helped Eric before referred him to another Active Rainer. Eric never having heard of the guy Goggled the name to see if he could help. Well along with Active Rain the man was listed on Linkedin. Eric double clicked the Linkedin link and who should appear at the top of the lenders friends list, but fellow Active (3 comments)
$8,000 Tax Credit free Seminar - 09:07 AM
I'm sure many people have heard about the $8,000 tax credit for new home buyers. It's a great way to put money in your pocket when you buy a home. To help people understand the tax credit, I'm sponsoring a FREE Home Buyer Seminar on Tuesday, May 19th. Here's the info: $8,000 Tax Credit for New Home Buyers! Free! Home Buyer Seminar Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Best Western Sterling Inn 34911 Van Dyke Sterling Heights, MI 48312 Limited Seating...Call (800) 635-4656 ext 0519 to reserve your seat **FREE Credit Report with your RSVP Please feel free to call (0 comments)
Appliance Art Revival - turning your washed out washer into Art - 01:12 PM
Spring has finally arrived here in Bellingham. The days are getting longer it's just before 9 PM at the end of April and it's dusk, we're getting some shirtsleeve weather, and there are many events starting to happen every weekend. This weekend is no exception,there is a Gallery Walk Friday night May 1st, including the 8th Annual Children's Gallery Walk, The Procession of the Species is happening Saturday, May 2nd, and another unusual event this Saturday is the Appliance Art Revival. The Appliance Art Revival will be taking place at the Chuckanut Brewery on Saturday May 2nd at 5 to 11 (0 comments)
Los Angeles Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) - 07:01 PM
The City of Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) has started to offer a purchase assistance financing to eligible low- and moderate- income homebuyers seeking to purchase a foreclosed home in a NSP Priority Area in the City of Los Angeles. The first step should be a buyer to get pre-qualified by a Participating Lender (In case you didn't know I am one of those Participating Lender) Visit my website The city will not allow reservations from non participating lenders. Then hire a Real Estate Agent to help you search for eligible properties. Then just read below for the rest. How do (0 comments)
Swine Flu Update For Costa Mesa California Students - 04:43 PM
Swine Flu Update and Website Resource for Parents and Staff From: N-MUSD School Community, While we have no confirmed cases of swine flu in our immediate area, we are aware of the public health emergency that has been declared. As always, our concern is the safety of our students and staff. The District is working closely with the Orange County Health Care Agency and we are in constant communication and receiving alerts and information. The Health Care Agency recommends that students and staff remain home and seek medical attention if they become ill with influenza-like symptoms: fever, body aches, headache, cough, congestion, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Please be assured that our District Nurses and (0 comments)
Texas 982 units at 12 cap and FL 1,688 at a 12 cap ONE Seller - 10:56 PM
Texas (2 Buildings 982 Units) 90% RENTED SELLING AT A 12 CAP SELLING AT 27K A DOOR PLUS BUYER PAYS FEES OF 3% Pasadena Harris County TX 77506 514 Units Pasadena, Harris County, TX 77506 468 Units Florida (9 Buildings 1,688 Units) 85 % RENTED SELLING AT A 12 CAP SELLING AT 48K A DOOR PLUS BUYER PAYS FEES OF 3% Bradenton, FL 34208 92 Units Magnolia Grove Apartments 2174 Sharp Court Fern Park, FL 32730 352 Units Orlando, FL 32807 184 Units Brandon Hillsborough County, FL 33510 125 Units Orlando, Fl 32808 256 Units Tampa, FL (0 comments)
2 Bronx, New York Multi Family 72 units @10 cap and 45 units @8 cap - 11:02 PM
Bronx, New York Multi-Family Properties This is from ONE Seller Buyer pays fees 3% Bronx, New York 72 ApartmentsAsking Price: $5,500,000.00Income: $868,175.00Expense: $281,738.00 NOI $586,437.00 Cap 10.66 Possible Assumable Mortgage of $3,500,000.00 at 5.875% Maturity 9.01.13 Bronx, New York45 ApartmentsAsking Price: $3,500,000.00Income: $518,710.00Expense: $234,579.00 NOI $284,131.00 Cap 8.12 •We have Income and Expense and Rent Rolls for the buildings
My contact info is as follows: LISA GORDONMortgage Banker Mandate- Buyer-SellerDirect: 818/772-0675 Fax: 818-772-6043 Email: email@example.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/vertexpacificaLicensed with the DRE. Specializing in commercial and hard money loans. As a Financial Catalyst in the capital markets since 1990 specializing in corporate finance. Access to ten (0 comments)
Hi guys, in the next few weeks I'll be sorting thru and organizing all the graphics I've designed for your ActiveRain blogs so... Instead of having to search thru my posts from months ago to find what you're looking for, everything will be in one place including blog headers, subscribe buttons, copyright notice symbols, etc... We'll also have lots of new stuff available so stay tuned and watch my blog for more news & updates soon. Until then, here's some May 2009 calendar/wallpapers ready to download. Later...
The Rain Rocks download here
Lake Norman, NC download (28 comments)
Know where you're going in life... you may already be there. - 09:13 AM
A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them."Not very long," answered the Mexican."But then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" asked the American.The Mexican explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family. The American asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?""I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta with my wife. In the evenings, I go (6 comments)
Fancy a Journey to Renaissance England? - 12:41 AM
If the notion of a journey to Renaissance England intrigues you, you only need to go Escondido, CA to experience a return to the days of olde. READ MORE: Escondido Real Estate - A Tour of Escondido: A Diverse Inland San Diego Community There's a Queen [Elizabeth, BTW], a battle or two (with several hundred wielding all sorts of weapons), Shakespearean actors and musicians, and archery demonstration by the San Diego Archers of Ravenwood, arts and crafts vendors, street performers, gypsies, a pirate village and all sorts of other entertainment are sure to enchant you and make you feel it is, (5 comments)
Cathy Carey - An Artist in the Studio and in the Garden - 08:21 PM
Perched at the top of a hill overlooking Lake Hodges in South Escondido, Cathy Carey's Escondido home is a work of art. Her expansive gardens, with 360 degree views, are as well. One of the pleasures of art, in addition to being visually appealing, is the emotion that it creates. The same is true of a garden, at least for many folks. The vibrantly colored paintings and other creations by artist Cathy Carey, like the amazing garden that has blossomed under her careful hand and mind, are a joy to behold. Visit Carey's website for more information and photos of her (10 comments)
Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Appraisal Order Changes. - 01:26 PM
" Back in March I wrote a blog New Proposed Appraisal Regulations ............ "Home Valuation Code of Conduct" giving every one a heads up on changes to the way Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Appraisals will be done from tomorrow (May 1, 2009) forward. Starting tomorrow, May 1, a new code of conduct, the "Home Valuation Code of Conduct" (HVCC) will go into affect for ALL appraisal on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Loans. Anyone with a vested interest in the approval of a mortgage can not have any contact with Appraisers or have any say on who the appraisal will (91 comments)
Beautiful and gracious is this 3 bedroom bungalow in the heart of Princess Gardens. A casual stroll to the best schools in the area from this home and garden of natural wood combined with a minimalist euro design.The Living Dining area shines with two corner picture windows capturing the beauty of this tranquil treed neighbourhood. The warmth of the oak hardwood floors and fresh light coloured tones add comfort when entertaining. The white contemporary kitchen (0 comments)
This view is from Parcels 8-9 on Pine Bluff Hatchet Ranch Pueblo Colorado. Colorado Western Real Estate is the most active real estate company on Hatchet and Sikes Ranch. This parcel has a barn and well in place. Other 40+ parcels available. Ask me about parcels on Amanda Lane, William Finley, Sunset Ridge, Twin Buttes, Cedar Wood, Wolfenburger Rd, Pine Bluff, (9 comments)
Anybody who reads my blog my think that Pueblo County CO is just flat grass land. But the truth is Pueblo has a varity of topography. The song America the Beautiful says "from the mountains to the prairies." That's what you can find in Pueblo County. This picture is of Rye Colorado. Not far away is the town of Rye, Bishops Castle and Lake San Isabel. (3 comments)
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