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About The Author: Midori Miller is a Real Estate Trainer and writes and trains Real Estate Training. Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker, License # BK645709 and a member of the Daytona Area Association of REALTORS. CENTURY 21 Sundance Realty has 2 office locations- Ormond Beach, Florida and Daytona Beach Florida. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (386)453-3236. (16 comments)
Need Help Selecting a Virtual Tour? - 06:29 PM
WAV Group Releases Virtual Tour Whitepaper There is a tremendous opportunity today for brokers and agents to differentiate themselves and, as a result, grow their market share through better use of virttual tour technology. According to the NAR 2008 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers report 41% of the people that bought homes in 2008 were first time buyers. Their average age was 30 versus 47 for repeat buyers. This growing base of home buyers and sellers, with less wrinkles, look for visual information first in their Internet searches. Unfortunately our sources tell us 75% to 90% of listings on MLS systems today do not have (0 comments)
NORTHEAST LOS ANGELES REAL ESTATE MARKET STATS 04/26 -05/03 - 06:22 AM
New listings entered Price reductions Reported pending Reported sold and closed These zip codes include the Northeast Los Angeles communities of Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Mount Washington, Glassell Park, Sycamore Grove, Garvanza, Montecito Heights, Cypress Park, Lincoln Heights, El Sereno, Monterey Hills, and Hermon. (0 comments)
New Appraisal Rules – Should it be a stretch? - 01:16 PM
We have all read about the new appraisal requirements that are designed to keep things hands off, but more than likely will lead to corruption and poor service. You’ve got my brief editorial on them, but that is not the point of my blog. As Realtors we will now see a big conflict. Banks want faster and faster closure on our Bank Owned Home (REO) buys (as do other sellers but most business around here is REO). They are pushing us down on the contingencies. If there is a problem they want to know about it fast so they can resolve (2 comments)
Do Neighbors not Trust Neighbors for a Referral? - 10:18 AM
I was driving around yesterday, killing timewaiting for a baby shower, and one thing I noticed was a lot of roofer signs in people's yards. Back at the end of March, there was a huge hail storm, as I posted pictures here. With the hail storm, came lots of calls to insurance companies, which in turn, created lots of calls to roofing companies. Most roofs look like this:
While some roofs look like this:
Driving around yesterday, there had to be over 100 different company signs. I don't recall seeing two of the same sign in any one neighborhood. (7 comments)
The Topsy Turvey Tomato Hanging Plant - 01:11 PM
For years, I've tried to grow tomatoes in my backyard. I don't have much of a green thumb for this... One y ear, I went through 7-8 different plants as they all kept dying on me. This year, new house, new method! New way of thinking of things! Instead of planting tomatoes, I decided to buy the Topsy Turvy. Have you heard of this? Basically, you hang this mini greenhouse outside and put the plant in upside down so it hangs.
I planted it last night. There are already two small tomatoes ready to grow big and strong.
Anyone (33 comments)
Upcoming At Future Studio, Highland Park, CA - 08:54 PM
THE DICHOTOMY OF HOPE Lewis Mauk uses found items and collected ephemera-both personal and tertiary-to explore compulsion, addiction, self-doubt, and the search for inspiration. Lewis works primarily in photography, printmaking, and digital media. ARTIST'S OPENING:SATURDAY, MAY 9 Future Studio Gallery5558 N. Figueroa St. · Los Angeles 90042 (aka Home of Chicken Boy on Historic Route 66)(323) 254-4565 · email@example.com * * * * * GRAFFITI: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLYUnderstanding the Phenomenon of Modern Graffiti:a presentation by Steve Grody, followed by Q&A
TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009 · 7:30 PM Ebell Club · 131 S. Ave. 57 • Los Angeles (0 comments)
Some years ago, I listed a home that had a piano no one wanted. I offered to help the sellers get rid of, not realizing what a big job that would be. I advertised it, made phone calls, and finally found someone who wanted the piano for a child. It was almost as much work as selling the house! It happened again when I was disbanding my ceramic studio. The same challenge was there – all the equipment remained in my home way way too long... before a charity contacted me. They had a really wonderful use of the potter's wheel, the kiln, and all (9 comments)
We have a Code of Ethics for a reason. Here's one. - 08:42 PM
Hi Nasty REALTOR(R), My Seller, Ms Nice Lady, just forwarded me this email from you: "I am not comfortable in working with a realtor that can't give me a code so that I can show a home. You should not be comfortable working with a realtor that can't offer anymore assistance than this. There are a LOT of buyers out there right now. You are missing out on a huge opportunity as a seller. Perhaps you might be interested in changing realtors. This obviously isn't working for you." The showing instructions for Ms Nice Lady's unit are in the MLS. I'm not quite sure (218 comments)
Free Skiing for 5th Graders - 10:33 AM
5th Graders in Colorado Can Ski for Free with a Passport! 100 Real Estate and Relocation Tips in 100 Days (Day 45)
While the rest of the world is enjoying the return of spring, it might seem strange to be discussing Free Skiing for 5th and 6th Graders in Colorado! Think again because it's spring break! If you have rambunctious kids in the family what better way to let them work off their energy, than on one of the world famous ski slopes of Colorado? 2008 & 2009 was the 11th season where Colorado Ski resorts offered FREE skiing to (1 comments)
Santa Cruz house prices show great changes for March - 12:52 PM
The Santa Cruz housing market has some good changes for home buyers when view from last year. Take a look at the year to year changes.As a buyer, you can't help but get excited at these price changes. The good thing is that many buyers are starting to get out and taking advantag of the great rates and values. Search for some of the great deals on the Santa Cruz bank owned homes as well as any others that seem appealing. TABLE OF SOLD PROPERTIES BY CITY IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY (0 comments)
In the olden days when Seinfeld was the hot hit sitcom, the characters in one episode re-gifted ...or just re-wrapped something they got as a gift and gave it to someone else. The cost saving out to become "tradition" was labeled re-gifting.
We see real estate listings that expire...and there are a number of agents in every market known for "shopping and listing expireds". That's fine...everyone has a market niche and that can certainly be a viable one. When it is Not Viable....and when Mr./Ms/Mr. & & Mrs. Seller...you should be afraid, very afraid that the (4 comments)
Another IRS SCAM AND PHISHING SCHEME!!! BEWARE! SHARE THE NEWS!! - 10:41 AM
HAVE YOU RECEIVED ONE OF THESE? I've included the exerpt of an email I received this past weekend - twice – purportedly from the IRS! Ask yourself: would you respond? Should you respond? The answer is a resounding NO!!! (Did you notice the misspellings? How about “u” instead of “you?”) Technorati Tags: IRS phishing schemes I have reported this by emailing this to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be very, very cautious at being lured into thinking the IRS emails you – they state on their website that they DO not email you. Please be careful….the thiefs are getting more and more sophisticated, and (16 comments)
Eastwood Real Estate Market Update 5/04/09 - 08:39 AM
This is the market information regarding Eastwood, a community located in East Orlando composed of 2021 single-family homes, located in Orange County Florida.
The properties labeled with a "B" stand for Eastwood Bank Owned properties that sold and the property with "F" illustrate a short sale that sold in pre-Foreclosure.To date there are currently 4 bank owned homes for sale within the Eastwood Community and there are also 18 short sale opportunities in Eastwood. Considering there are 18 out of the total 48 properties for sale in Eastwood, which equates to approximately 37% of the properties for sale within Eastwood are (0 comments)
This is something that has been too long in coming. Any recovery has to be accomplished by the Real Estate market dragging this economy up by its boot straps. It is the only way to put some wealth back into people's pockets and the banks to build up their reserve.
Let's hope to start seeing some more if this type of coverage..
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Condo Rentals in downtown St Petersburg Florida - Market Update May 1, 2009 - 03:41 AM
At the end of April 2009 there were 44 condos listed for rent in the MLS, ranging from $750/month for a 1 bedroom condo at The Beacon to $4,800/month for a 3 bedroom luxury condo at Parkshore Plaza. During April 14 condos were leased, giving a 3.4 month supply of rental condos in downtown St Petersburg. Leases ranged from $850 for a 1 bedroom condo at Bay Villas to $3,300 for a 3 bedroom luxury condo at 400 Beach. The average condo leased ws 1m291 sq ft and rented for $1,569. The largest supply of condos has switched from 3 bedroom (3 comments)
Virginia #3 Relocation Destination in US! - 08:08 AM
ALLIED VAN LINES ANNOUNCES 41st ANNUAL MAGNET STATES REPORT… Virginia moved up from 5th to the 3rd spot in the list of States with the most inbound relocation moves. For the fourth year in a row, Texas took the lead as the No. 1 destination state in 2008 based on Allied’s report, which tracks U.S. migration patterns. North Carolina ranked second. Texas achieved the highest net relocation gain (inbound moves minus outbound moves performed by Allied Van Lines) of 1,903 in 2008. Also for the fourth year in a row, North Carolina placed second on the list with a net (0 comments)
FOR SALE THE BEES NEST 29 N MAIN STREET, PORT DEPOSIT, MARYLAND (edit/delete) (0 comments)
Happy Cinco de Mayo Central Ohio 2009 - 07:11 AM
Happy Cinco de Mayo Central Ohio What is your favorite Central Ohio Mexican restaurant? Mine are mostly in the Clintonville and Polaris area. Feel free to add a comment with the name and location of your favorite Mexican restaurant in Central Ohio. Online Surveys & Market Research Compliments of Maureen McCabe Real Living HER Columbus and Central Ohio real estate
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