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Archives of real estate blog entries for July 18, 2009 (Page 3)
Propane cannon debate in Abbotsford BC - 09:58 AM
Yes, its happens every year. Local newpapers (and sometimes The Province and Vancouver Sun) will publish stories about the propane-fuelled bird scare devices or "blueberry cannons" as we call them. Then a chain reaction of letters to the editor from both proponents and opponents of blueberry cannons will last all summer. Shrinking rural urban divide and increasing number of blueberry fields make a ceasefire - between residents and farmers - unlikely in the near future. Abbotsford has just over 5,000 acres planted in blueberries which is almost a third of the total 18000 acres covered by blueberries in British Columbia. READ (0 comments)
How much is a picture worth? - 10:04 AM
If a picture is worth a thousand words it can be worth thousands of dollars if its a picture of a property you are trying to sell. An image may be more influential than a substantial amount of text or audio description of a property. Many buyers and their Realtors decide to view a home (or not) based on how the picturtes of a house look. READ MORE>>
The hot spot in Abbotsford - 10:24 AM
Abbotsford neighbourhoods scored #8 on the list of hottest neighborhoods in lower mainland in a recent study. This study conducted for real estate firm Century 21 Canada was focused on finding the 21 hottest neighborhoods in Canada for realizing real estate price increases in the past year.Abbotsford neighborhoods that showed sold home price increases are parts of West, South and Central Abbotsford bounded by the United States border and Downes Rd. on the south and north and by Gladwin Rd. and Mt. Lehman Rd. on the east and west is the eighth hottest neighbourhood in READ MORE>>>>
Buying a foreclosure home in Abbotsford - 11:21 AM
I received a few inquiries in the last few weeks from potential buyers of homes in foreclosure. All callers had one thing in common, they were expecting to save a truckload (or a car-load at least) of money in the transaction. Yes, the economy is bad, yes, there are more homes in foreclosure than previous years; but no, lenders can not sell a home for the amount of outstanding mortgage unless market value of the house is same or lower (yes, that happens in this market) than the balance of outstanding mortgage. READ MORE >> >>
Waterfront Homes in Oceanside California - 05:30 PM
Buyers interested in acquiring waterfront homes in Oceanside California, the most northerly San Diego Coastal community, have a number of options. What you buy, of course depends on budget, primarily, with a range of choices if you prefer a detached home or an oceanfront condominium. The Oceanside real estate market is the least expensive, on average, of the coastal communities, but despite that waterfront homes in Oceanside are still fairly pricey but less so than comparable waterfront homes in the other beach towns of Carlsbad, Encinitas, and Cardiff just to the south. Waterfront home buyers can choose from both attached (condos) (23 comments)
More New Jersey families are eligible this year to purchase or refinance their homes using affordable, FHA-insured mortgages, thanks to the economic stimulus package signed into law by President Obama. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 allows HUD's Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to temporarily increase its loan limits and insure larger mortgages at a more affordable price in high cost areas of the country. Beginning earlier this year, HUD offered temporary FHA loan limits that ranges from $271,050 to $729,750. The maximum amount of $729,750 will only be applicable to extremely high-cost metropolitan areas such as: Northern (0 comments)
Eco-Friendly Real Estate Professionals: IMPACT & Trends - Part IV :: RESPONSIBILITY - 02:36 PM
Dateline Asheville, North Carolina, July, 2009News and Views from Asheville's Greenolina, Real Estate Eco-Steward Do real estate professionals wish to support and/or help as people restructure neighborhoods, towns and the larger community? Many will say that they do, and in genuinely new and liberating ways. "We cannot do so just by the decree of law. Instead, we can look closer to home, with ourselves, our personal integrity, our own energy, " they might tell you. In other words, all of us have to become ourselves, whole and healthy individuals. We have to think for ourselves, take good care of ourselves emotionally and physically, and follow our (2 comments)
New Truth In Lending Guideline Changes Will Have A Major Impact On Closings #2 - 04:33 PM
Yesterday I wrote the first of two blogs introducing the New Truth In Lending (TIL) Guideline changes. In this second blog I will go into more detail as to why I feel that these changes will create significant delays in the Loan Closing Process. First let me recap the four major changes that will go into affect at the end of the month: As of July 31 ALL Loan transactions will require that the initial Truth In Lending (TIL) statement be issued within 3 days of the Loan Application, and no Loan Transaction will be allowed to Close before the 7th (12 comments)
The Invasion of the Active Rain Spammers - 06:08 PM
It's always a good thing when you log onto Active rain and you see in your inbox that someone has made a comment on one of your blogs. I am even more happy when I find out that it is a older blog. More comments on my blog hopefully can help improve the search engine rankings of my blog. But when I click on the link and scroll down to see who have left a comment,it's someone saying a bunch of crap or trying to sell me something that I don't need-Does it ever stop? So I thought okay. It is (16 comments)
My Little Tinker Now Awaits for Me at the Rainbow Bridge - 02:34 PM
Many have been asking where I have been for the past week. This past Thursday I sent my little one ( 2.5 lb Yorkie) in to have her bi-annual teeth cleaning. She didn’t come home, that is until today and it was her cremains in a small little box with a heart on it in which her little foot print was impressed upon it. Having gone through this just 10 months ago with my other little girl, I know what's in the unopened box.This past Thursday she went in to the vets in the morning and I had a contractors inspection (67 comments)
Abralee Meadow Homes for Sale - Abralee Meadow Chandler - 03:17 PM
Abralee Meadows Homes for Sale - Homes in Abralee Meadow Chandler - In my never ending quest to provide easy to use real estate information for every consumer and every community in Arizona, I have added a few more tools to make this easier. If you would like to see all homes for sale in Abralee Meadow in Chandler, just click the link. If you would like to see just bank owned homes in Abralee Meadow, click this link. By clicking either of the above links, our newest map based home search will open and show you just homes in Abralee (0 comments)
This 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home with2 car attached garage may be gone before you have a chance. Perfect move-in condition bank owned property. Family room with recessed lighting and a garage that could be a 2nd family room with recessed lighting, heating and fans to keep you cool.
What's an iTune? Anyway, I have one! - 07:25 AM
I just heard that my Get-More-Business interview with Jason Sanders from earlier this week is on iTunes! Not being an iTuner, I'm not sure exactly what that means... but I'll take my friend's word for it that it's a cool thing. Here's where you find it... I think it went pretty well. Other stuff coming up at SWSLand... Monday, July 20th, I'll be presenting at the RE Training Center's Real Futures program on the topic of Painless Prospecting: Improving Your (Numbers) Game. Here are the details and log-in information (it's free): EVENT: Painless Prospecting with Jennifer Allan at The RE Training CenterDATE (10 comments)
GOT A SINKHOLE? - 10:08 AM
We specialize in selling homes with "Un-Repaired and Repaired" Sinkholes. If you find yourself in either situation and wish to sell your home, please call us to discuss your options. Call April Solomon/Realtor/GRI with I Net Realty Group, Inc. at (727) 809-0475. Selling a stigmatized property can be challenging especially in today's current market conditions. I Net Realty Group, Inc has over 37 years experience. Here is a link to the Pasco County Sinkhole Maps.... http://fcit/.usf.edu/florida/maps/pages11100/f11151/f11151.htm
First there is Tom Watson, a gritty 59 year old, who against all odds is leading the British Open. Say what? Isn’t that guy on the senior tour? Granted he won 5 British Open and can still bombed it over 300 feet….but the last PGA major he won was in 1987! Okay so the first day I shoots a 65. Sure we all know that Tom Watson can shoot a low score.That he is still fit and limber.But a 70 on the second day on a semi rainy (5 comments)
Michigan Unemployment Rate Top's the Nation. - 10:28 AM
Michigan has been riding high for quite some time now but the dubious honor is for having the nation's highest level of unemployment. The current level of unemployment stands at 15.2%. This affects everyone even those that have jobs. How can this be? Pretty simple when you think of it. The unemployment costs go up with every new filing. The lower purchasing power of each person on unemployment causes other employers to lay off works because of reduced sales. This is a cycle. Being the largest automotive state...it has always been said, so goes the auto industry so goes Michigan. Many (1 comments)
Lenders advertise they will help.....is it true or Lip Service - 10:45 AM
From many sellers perspectives this is nothing but lip Service. I just had one of my clients go through the complete process of a short sale. The buyer's offer was very good for the market we are in and the lender accepted the offer but had not signed the final draft of the paperwork yet. That is a key. They wanted the hardship letter, the current status of the income and debt ratios, which were all provided. When it got down to signing they said no problem we can sell at purchase price offered but the seller will have to make (1 comments)
What Builder's Don't Tell You Can Cost You! - 10:51 AM
In Michigan, if you buy from a builders representative it is a good chance these are not licensed Realtors at all. The company selling the homes many very well have a real estate license but the "representative or counselor that you are discussing the home purchase with may not be a Realtor. Buyers many times think they will get the "best deal" by negotiating directly with the builders representative. Let me share the experience of a couple that I met. They had sold their home after living there 15 years. The kids have moved out so they wanted to down size. (0 comments)
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