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Archives of real estate blog entries for May 11, 2009 (Page 3)
Why having the correct info is important with the new tax credits! - 09:55 AM
If you live in California and want to take advantage of the latest tax credits you can do pretty well right now...if you hurry...The money for the tax credits is already close to being half gone! Get the facts on what is being offered on your potential tax credit and how it will impact you if you decide to buy now or soon...once the money is gone....it's gone... Beware of any advertisements that say "the government will mail you a check for $8,000" when you purchase a home from me!! Once such local advertisement I recently heard!! I couldn't believe my (0 comments)
"Officer, you can’t give me a ticket for speeding. After all, you’re the one putting those vibes out there. All I did was respond to your desire to catch a few motorists disregarding the speed limit.” Do you think that worked on him? If you said “Nope”, you’d be right about that. Cha Ching. That’s coming out of MY shopping money. Not to worry, at least he didn’t double the fine. Around here, speeding in a construction zone will cost ya…ROAR! Post #306...Blog Boy (Broker Bryant) said that I should have shown him a boob. Sorry BB, that only works (51 comments)
Atlanta Real Estate Updates - 10:40 AM
Attention Vann Johnson: Please Protect The Atlatna Real Estate Market Last week on Agent Genius, I joined a thorough discussion on why NAR ruled to shut down an IDX solution because a web server could not tell the difference between Google and a scraper site. This happened when Paula Henry's "website was reported for allowing the MLS data on my website to be indexed, which led the Indianapolis Metropolitan Board of REALTORS®, (MIBOR), to issue a cease and desist letter to my broker for both our sites, or they would cut our feed" Atlanta Commercial Real Estate-Take The Advantage In The Negotiation (0 comments)
Homes For Heroes reaches out this week. - 08:44 AM
During 2009 Advance Realty Anne Arundel Inc is honoring the heroes in our community by waving administrative fees active duty military, retired military and the families of fallen military, as well as policemen, firemen and emt's. If you enter into a contract by the New Year's eve Advance Realty Anne Arundel Inc. will waive the admin fee at settlement. This is a $350 savings. If you are thinking about buying or selling a home give Advance Realty Anne Arundel a call and receive full service real estate assistance from an experienced agent. Our office is open 7 days a week and we (3 comments)
Scenic & Historic A1A Meeting today at 3 p.m. in S. Ponte Vedra - 08:59 AM
Many people in northeast Florida traverse Scenic and Historic A1A in St. Johns County from Jacksonville, through St. Augustine to Flagler County, especially on weekends. This past weekend was no exception with the most traffic I have seen in a long time. It was a challenge crossing A1A to enjoy the beach, but it was possible and well worth it. With The Player's Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, the Ancient City Crawfish Boil in St. Augustine, The Sunday Market in Vilano Beach, and Mother's Day, much was happening in our area. We had such fabulous weather, too! Scenic & Historic A1A (0 comments)
North Shores Forum on Cultural Diversity - May 11 7 p.m. - 12:27 PM
Come hear Maria Cristina Rivero, a native of Cuba present information on different cultures at tonight's North Shores Improvement Association's (NSIA) Community Forum. Her topic should help in your international travels and in working with visitors to our area from other countries. Come learn and share. Updates on our community will also be presented. Come get involved. Date: May 11th Time: 7 p.m. Location: North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue, Vilano Beach, FL 32084 (0 comments)
QUALIFYING BUYERS ISN'T ROCKET SCIENCE! IT'S OUR JOB! - 11:37 AM
Lenn is SO Correct (as usual). Take the time to make sure someone CAN buy. Just because they have a letter saying everything is ok - please think about it yourself too! Read Lenn's tips. Via Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate: * * * * HARD CORE REAL ESTATE TALK * * * * AGENTS: HAVE YOU EVER HAD A CONTRACT FAIL, EVEN WITH A "LENDER'S LETTER" ? . . . . . Not a week goes by that we don't read a blog post about a contract that fell apart due to a loan officer's last minute advice (0 comments)
Where's That Handyman When You Need 'Em?: Senior's Choice Handyman Services - 09:18 AM
Don't we all have those small fix-it chores that need to be done but just don't have the time, or perhaps the skills, to take care of them? More importantly - what about seniors, who may physically be unable to keep up with the basic maintenance issues of homeownership or have safety concerns, but who wish to remain in their homes? Then there are those senior home owners who want to sell their homes and need to get minor repairs taken care of to maximize the showing appeal. There is a terrific solution in the North San Diego County area SENIOR'S (6 comments)
The San Marcos real estate market continues to evolve, especially with the large number of distress sales. These data do not include any private sales nor manufactured housing; the numbers are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate but are not guaranteed. Media reports speak in general terms, rather than local, so that information may not represent the reality of our local San Marcos real estate market. Having data from a knowledgeable agent about the local market conditions benefits you as the buyer or seller. In March 2009 there were 115 homes sold in San Marcos' 2 (3 comments)
Carlsbad Art in the Village: Art Surf the Phantom Galleries, Murals and More - 10:59 PM
Carlsbad has once again shown its artistic spirit in the form of phantom (temporary) galleries, window murals, and other artsy happenings in the Carlsbad downtown area. The town's commercial/retail vacancy rate has hovered around 5% fairly consistently, despite the downturn in the economy. But vacant stores and shop windows are still a sad reminder of an economy that is not exactly booming. Carlsbad shop owners have expressed their own feelings about the impression this creates, resulting in a creative art program coordinated by the Carlsbad Village Improvement Partnership to counteract any perceptions of a failing commercial area which, as the vacancy (4 comments)
Don't Miss NAMAR's Business Expo May 19, 2009Gwinnett Center11 am - 6 pm FREE ADMISSION / FREE FOOD / GREAT PRIZES
NAMAR is hosting their first Business Expo! Admission is FREE and we will be giving away GREAT PRIZES. Grand Prize is a trip for 2 to Puerto Rico. Five (5) nights at The El San Juan Hotel & Casino and includes round trip airfare for 2 from Atlanta. Weekend getaways (3 days/2 nights) given away each hour to (0 comments)
Free Real-Time Traffic Information Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides you with real time traffic and travel information, or allows you to request assistance 24 hours a day. Georgia 511 can be accessed from anywhere in Georgia, by simply dialing 5-1-1.
5840 Escapardo Wy. Colorado Springs, CO 80917 ~ Villa Loma - 10:10 AM
Perfect Move-In Ready 4bd Home Backing to Open Space & Trails! 5840 Escapardo WY , Colorado Springs, CO 80917 View Map You will love this great home on an awesome lot backing open space and hiking trails. This home boasts large rooms, a functional layout, has been repainted and has all new carpet throughout! Across the covered front porch is the tiled entryway with coat closet. To the left is the large living room and dining room with vaulted ceilings. The big kitchen has newer countertops, includes all appliances and has a breakfast nook. The lower level of this home has (1 comments)
7446 Silver Bow Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80925 ~ The Glen at Widefield - 10:13 AM
Great 4bd Home Near Ft. Carson 7446 Silver Bow Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80925 View Map Great 4 Bed 2 Bath home in newer neighborhood with Central A/C. The main level offers a spacious great room/ living room with vaulted ceilings. Just past the living room is the eat -in kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area. Off the entry is a coat closet and access to the 2-car garage. The upper level has 2 bedrooms and a full bath. The lower, garden level has a family room, full bath, laundry room and a large storage closet. The basement is finished (1 comments)
Sustainable Community~ Asheville's Eco-Jewel~ Hickory Nut Forest - 08:38 AM
Not long ago I was contacted via Active Rainabout a post I had done -part of an on-going series called " Asheville- Picnics and Day Trips" - about Hickory Nut Forest Eco-Community. I responded with delight for it is apple blossom time at Hickory Nut Forest, and we had taken some amazing photos to share.(see photo) "We share an interest in self-sustaining communities," I enthused... ."and was happy to provide information. Possibly you. have seen posts (see a few of those links below) about Hickory Nut Forest. I am passionate about the concept of eco-friendly developmentand how this has played out in (1 comments)
Is the 100% Commission Plan for Real Estate Brokers a Good Idea? - 10:20 AM
Is the 100% Commission Plan for Real Estate Brokers a good idea? Given that we are in a challenging real estate market the 100% Commission Plan for Experienced, Seasoned, Professional, Self-Motivated Brokers seems to offer some real pluses. Broker colleagues tell me they believe that professional real estate practitioners deserve flexibility, autonomy, and to be paid well for the knowledge and services they provide. Considering the level of their expertise, more and more these days it seems that established Brokers are interested in a 100% Commission Plan .. "The monthly fee [which ranges from $350 to $500. I am told] seems minimal when compared to (114 comments)
Eliminate Closing Surprises! - 05:21 PM
I keep hearing about Buyers getting last minute surprises before their loan closes, and this is something that should not happen if everyone does their job during the loan process. The reason why there are surprises are because the necessary steps were not taken, someone tried to take a shortcut along the way, and those involved in the transaction did not pay attention to conditions that needed to be met in order for the loan to close. It all starts with a Buyer being Pre-Approved for a loan correctly. You can read a blog that I wrote recently "It Is A (15 comments)
THOUGHT FOR TODAY! - 01:47 PM
CHANGE IS A POSITIVE PART OF YOUR LIFE -- You must avoid breaking when things don't go your way. You'll always be secure to the degree that you accept change. True security comes from being able to bend your insecurities. When you recognize and accept that change will inevitably take place. You'll become secure, not by standing still, but by growing, moving, and staying energized. Be secure in the knowledge that you can deal with anything that happens to you. Have the courage to bet on your ideas. Take some calculated risks and act on your dreams. There is no permanent (0 comments)
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