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Archives of real estate blog entries for May 4, 2009 (Page 6)
My new Ocala Real Estate Blog - 02:14 PM
I know that a lot of people read my blog here on Active Rain and I just wanted to do a post to let everyone know that I have just finished a new outside blog built on a word press platform. It is called OcalaRealEstateTalk.com I think that anyone who reads my AR blog will want to read OcalaRealEstateTalk also.
Become an REO and BPO Expert in Southern California - Sign Up NOW For Classes from SoCal CRS - 11:50 AM
REO and BPO Expert Classes offered in So Cal! Jeff Dowler posted this last week for anyone in or visiting in Southern California. It's an opportunity to attend REO 101 and REO 102 Classess for $99 each! Both sessions are a day long event packed with vital how to applications for today's challenging market. These sessions are sponsored by our Southern California CRS Chapter. Check out Jeff's post!
Via Jeff Dowler ~ Carlsbad Real Estate ~ 760-840-1360 (RE/MAX Associates): If you are in the Southern California region, particularly San Diego, Riverside, Orange or San Bernardino Counties, you have an opportunity to become a (2 comments)
81 re-sale homes were for sale, up 12% from last month compared to 65/94/ respectively for the past few months. 18 pending sales and back-ups, as compared to 25/12/20/16/36/30/27/27/24 preceding months. 24 homes closed in April down from 29 last month,and compared to 12/13/20/11/28/30/24/20/14/21 respectively in the prior 12 months. Average asking price was $659,470 (almost identical as last month) for a home with an average of 2,410 square feet. Average selling price for April was $556,000 for a home with an average of 1,986 square feet. The (5 comments)
Personal Responsibility Extended To Clients - 11:04 PM
Have you ever been called after a Seller has not been successful in selling his or her home in over a year? How about a Buyer who disregarded your recommendation of not purchasing a specific property, bought it and now has a tough time in selling especially in this marketplace? This post is not to make anyone upset. If you take this post with the heart it is written for, hopefully you may be able to learn something from my past experiences. How many of us have learnt the ropes of the business in a-not-so-good way, then had to take some (12 comments)
Is True Democracy Dead... - 08:59 AM
...or is it just time to get rid of the Legislature? In this day and age with lightening speed modern technology, why are we not the one's making the decisions on our future? We put people in office to represent us, but is this really the case? Do they actually represent us or that of their own personal agenda & their corporate campaign contributors? Yes, if we are not happy with our congressperson, we can vote them out of office. But, that may be too late. The damage could already be done. The missed opportunity may be gone. Is what we (0 comments)
I've got the latest Mother Lode market numbers for you to look at today. To begin with, you'll notice the overall sales picture including all sales classes. CLICK HERE to view April 2009 compared to April 2008. CLICK HERE to view January-April 2009 compared to January-April 2008. You'll also want to notice the graphs including the Mother Lode Residential Unit Sales through April 2009 graph versus the previous five years (clickable picture 1 on the above left) along with the Mother Lode Residential Volume Sales graph versus the previous five years (clickable picture 2 on the right) and the Mother (0 comments)
We have a lot of birds on the farm where I live. Probably because we have so many trees. The music of them singing in the morning is a treat with that first cup of coffee. Now, I don't know if Woodpeckers sing or not! I had not ever thought about it, but when this little guys pecks away on this electric pole, the sound is magnified by the electric transformer on the pole and it's not a pretty sound! It is a loud sound, sounding like a giant woodpecker, capable of taking down the pole. I'm sure that (1 comments)
The Safety Precautions That I Take - 02:37 PM
I just acquired another new client this morning. I've never met him before. He chose me because he found me on the internet. As I visited with him and asked him about people that I knew that lived in his area, or worked where he worked, etc... no common connections. He wants to look at a listing that I have listed later this week, late in the day. Even though I have a phone number for him and an address, that doesn't mean they are accurate. I believe him, but out of habit, these are the next steps that I will (3 comments)
Making Mom's Day a Part of Our Marketing - 04:50 PM
The goal of any business newsletter is to deliver timely, relevant information to your database. If you do a good job of loading it up with useful information, chances are good that your loyal followers will read it. Readership improves if you are on time with it (i.e., distribute it on a regular schedule), keep it short and sweet, and send it out at reliable intervals (monthly, bimonthly, quarterly) that are frequent enough for the readers to remember you, but infrequent enough that it doesn't become a nuisance. You always hope the recipients read your newsletters ... but as busy as (2 comments)
The Triple Crown of Selling - 06:03 PM
With 2-year-old Mine That Bird sweeping to a 50-to-1 longshot win in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, all eyes now shift to the Preakness Stakes, still two weeks away. After the Preakness comes the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the US Triple Crown. Winning all three of these races is considered the greatest accomplishment of a thoroughbred racehorse. Over the last 30 years, though, winning the Triple Crown has become a very rare achievement. The most recent horse to win was Affirmed, back in 1978. So what does the Triple Crown have to do with real estate? Everything - if you're talking (2 comments)
Looking for ways to save on fuel??? - 07:16 PM
The government has a few different spots for consumers to visit online to give great information on gas saving tips, and other information for saving at the pump. In this economy everyone is looking to save a few buck wherever and whenever they can. Take advantages at these great websites, and the tools they have to offer! Want to calculate you annual fuel savings visit: www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/savemoney.shtml Looking to compare the miles per gallon rating of all diferent types of vehicles?? www.fueleconomy.gov Looking for clean running engines and fuel efficient vehicles that are considered green? www.epa.gov/emissweb Call me today for any questions (0 comments)
A Secret To Productivity - 05:42 PM
For those that follow me around they find out I get a lot done in a day. Some will ask, what is your secret? So A Secret To Productivity. Before I give MY answer it is also important to get the RIGHT things done not just getting things done in general. My secret? "Do, Don't Plan!!!" I am not discounting to do lists, and the importance of short term or strategic planning. But coming from someone who burned too much daylight in analysis paralysis and fence sitting in an earlier stage of my life I don't do that anymore. Time (112 comments)
Go Green and Make Money with Re-Planet Recycling - A Winning Combination - 02:43 AM
Two Re-Replet recycling centers have opened here in Redding. I love these machines because they make it so simple to bring in just a few bottles so I don't have to save up the cans and bottles in big plastic bags that get smelly or worse attract bugs. I recycle here all the time. It's like a vending machine. You simply feed the cans into the machine and it counts them, adds up your money and you print a redemption ticket. The redemption tickets can be taken into Holiday Market for cash! So simple and easy. One of the really neat (2 comments)
Omaha Real Estate Blog Monthly Review - 06:12 PM
Below is a summary of the Omaha Real Estate blogs that were posted last month. If you need to catch up on your blog reading, here are a few of my favorites from last month. Price, Value, and Commission Rates Price and Value of Realtors The Difference between a Home's Price and Value Also if you or someone you know is planning on buying a home in Omaha. Take a look at the new homes that we put on the market. 3316 Hamilton St in the Lowe's Add subdivision of Omaha 879 S 156 Ave in the Fountain Hills subdivision of Omaha (0 comments)
Via Mirela Monte, Your Myrtle Beach Real Estate Connection: Sure, you're computer literate: you use e-mail, you have a website, you blog and you even have a Facebook account. You keep hearing about this silly Twitter thing and you have no idea what all the fuss is about. You may have created a Twitter account, yet you just can't understand what to do with it. First things first: before you can experience the power of Twitter, you have to start "following" people; otherwise all you'll be looking at is a pretty and blank Twitter profile page. How do you (0 comments)
Via Mirela Monte, Your Myrtle Beach Real Estate Connection: When the Myrtle Beach fires swept through our area, it was not the news I went to for up to the minute information. No! Instead, it was Twitter where I discovered which roads were closed and which ones had just opened. (Thank you wmbfnews and fellow Twitterers!) The first reports of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai were not made by CNN or Associated Press, but by regular folks who were in the area and Tweeted about it. Here is another example: "Before CCTV, CNN, and others mainstream media roll into action, people on Twitter (0 comments)
A Secret To Productivity - 06:25 PM
This is a must do!Thanks Gary Via Gary Woltal - REALTOR® Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty): For those that follow me around they find out I get a lot done in a day. Some will ask, what is your secret? So A Secret To Productivity. Before I give MY answer it is also important to get the RIGHT things done not just getting things done in general. My secret? "Do, Don't Plan!!!" I am not discounting to do lists, and the importance of short term or strategic planning. But coming from someone who burned too much daylight in analysis paralysis and (0 comments)
Not only will a massive windfarm grace our borders, but the news is that Albiasa Corporation has chosen a 1,400 acre site near Kingman as the future location for a $1 Billion 200 megawatt conentrating solar power plant.
Gov. Jan Brewer has stated "The arrival of Albiasa Corporation is yet another big step toward establishing Arizona as a leader in the sustainable industries sector..." The project is expected to generate 2000 jobs during construction and more than 100 permanent jobs for the area. For information on Albiasa visit their website at: http://www.albiasasolar.com/ For information about Kingman AZ visit our (1 comments)
A few Favorite Hikes from Sedona - Arizona's Hiking Mecca - 10:56 AM
Favorite Sedona Hikes One of the benefits of living in Sedona (and the Verde Valley area in general) is that it is incredibly beautiful, and one of the best ways to experience its beauty to to hike through it. You can hike pretty much year-'round, but in the Spring the landscape fairly calls out to you to break away and enjoy Mother Nature's gifts. You could probably hike a different trail every day of the year if you wished, but there are a few that I think of as pretty hard to improve upon, and have become favorites.
Tigard is a community that has certainly aged well, having been established in the mid 1800s and quickly setting itself up with schools and a very vibrant main street. Because of the large farming community, they needed a way for water to get from the sky to the fields when it wasn’t raining.
One way for that to happen was the famous Tigard Windmills. Four were known to be built, but it seems only two still stand. The one pictured to the right is located on Springwood drive in Tigard, Oregon, and the other is located about a half (7 comments)
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