Archives of real estate blog entries for August 1, 2009 (Page 9)
3 Family Brick House At A Great Price! (684 Hemlock Street Brooklyn, NY 11208 - 09:44 AM
Is NYC Up For Sale? - 09:55 AM
Luke Constantino| August 1, 2009
Everyone here knows about the large stores lie Virgin Records and Circuit City closing their doors here, but it's more than you think. There have been more stores and avenues empty than I have ever seen ever in NYC. A lot of specialty and gourmet shops have closed in the past year. On some residential blocks you can see 3-6 "For Sale" signs on houses, especially in the Queens and Staten Island area.
They say "It's the Perfect Time to Buy" with the low prices, large inventory, low mortgage rates and the ever so popular 8,000
First time homebuyers 8,000 Dollar Tax Credit: Thinking of fraud? Think again… - 04:27 PM
Luke Constantino| August 1st 2009
There are many first time homebuyers out there who will be taking advantage of the 8,000 dollar First time Home-Buyer credit that was passed in 2008 and goes on until December 1st of 2009. As many good things we get as relief from the government come, so do people who want to commit fraud.
"We will vigorously pursue anyone who falsely tries to claim this or any other tax credit or deduction," said Eileen Mayer, Chief, IRS Criminal Investigation. "The penalties for tax fraud are steep. Taxpayers should be wary of anyone who promises to get
CSP's Staff and Canadian Instructor Duncan Scott get rave reviews.... - 05:13 PM
Two weeks ago one of CSP's Staging Certification Instructors, Duncan Scott, received several glowing fan mail letters from his students. A group of women, who dubbed themselves, "Duncan's 6F Girls" (CSP has a proprietory 8-7-6-5 way of remembering the important aspects of staging, which include the 6Fs, required for proper staging) had nothing but positive words to say about their experience with Certified Staging Professionals, which was all the more impressive considering some had already been trained by other staging companies.
One of the women, Beverly Tollofson, from Guelph Ontario had this to say....
"I am new to the Home Staging business. I had originally taken the (removed
Using only what you have staging CAN make a HUGE DIFFERENCE! - 05:42 PM
This past week I was proud to have a great class of students in my CSP Class in Charleston, SC! After spending 30 hours of greuling class time, our students left mind boggled and mind numbed from all the things they learned. They also left with a great begginers portfolio from an occupied home that they transformed.
After staging the entire home in just 6.5 hours, and using ONLY what the homeowners had in the property, they really learned the value that staging provides and how/why they need to price their services at a fair market price.
Linda Barnett becomes a Certified Staging Professional and soon to be an Instructor! - 05:58 PM
Last week the infamous Linda Barnett (along with husband Gary) headed down to Charleston, SC to become part of CSP! Linda will be joining us as CSP as one of our newest instructors....
I'm excited to welcome Linda to our CSP family and looking forward to her being able to help so many new stagers enter the business with integrity, skill and knowledge!
Other CSP Certification Instructors include Jackson West, Duncan Scott, Joanne O'Donnell, Lynelle Hartmann, Nairn Freiman, and of course Christine Rae herself. Check out www.stagingtraining.com for more information on classes and be on the lookout for our new
"I JUST GOTTA SELL SOME HOUSES..." - 06:05 PM
"I just gotta sell some houses."
It's my answer to almost everything.
So attainable, yet somehow, such a challenge.
I say it about three times per day. My wife laughs at me now...
We need a bigger place? I just gotta sell some houses.
Gas prices on the rise? I just gotta sell some houses.
We really could use a new car? I just gotta sell some houses.
We need money for the downpayment? You guessed it.
I just gotta sell some houses...
A Realtor you can trust.
Broward County and Palm Beach County Real Estate Listings and Sales for July 2009 - 09:38 PM
REAL ESTATE SALES AND LISTING UPDATE FOR BROWARD COUNTY & PALM BEACH COUNTYJuly 1, 2009 - July 31, 2009
Broward County includes well known cities of Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Highland Beach, Hillsboro, Lighthouse Point, Parkland, Plantation, Sunrise, Tamarac and Weston.
There are currently 9,226 Single Family Homes LISTED FOR SALE in Broward County.
3924 priced under $250,0002886 priced between 250,001 and $500,000880 priced between $500,001 and $750,000530 priced between $750,001 and $1,000,000377 priced between $1,000,001 and $1,500,000231 priced between $1,500,001 and $2,000,000399 priced over $2,000,000
For the month of July, 985, Single Family Homes SOLD in Broward
Chandler Mall - 12:48 PM
The Chandler mall is just off of the 101 freeway just North of the loop 202. This is one of the largest malls in the south east valley residing in Chandler Arizona. The mall offer just about every store you can imagine plus an array of fine dinning to fast food. Some of my favorite restaurants near the mall are The KEG, Abuelo's Mexican Food, PF Changs and I can`t forget the Olive Garden. This mall is just 15 minutes from a spectacular master planned community called Ocotillo. The website www.OcotilloLiving.com outlines many homes that are on the market for sale. These
Woriking Selling New Homes - 01:18 PM
I have been in New Home sales since May 20,2009. The first community they place me in was in Grand Prairie tx. Grand Prairie is located south of Dallas next to Arlington. It was a nice community and we got a decent amount of traffic. My first month there I was fortunate to sell 3 homes. The homes were beautiful and my Model was beautiful. I really liked my clients as well. When I first came to the company I was in training 1/2 the time so the rest of the time I was trying to sell. New Home sales are
Grand Rapids Township Michigan ~ Top Best Buy Homes ~ July 2009 - 02:08 PM
We have gathered a list of the top Grand Rapids Township Houses
to buy based on price per square foot. An added bonus, these
Grand Rapids Township Homes are in East Grand Rapids or
Forest Hills Public School system. If you are new to the Grand Rapids
area, Grand Rapids Township taxes are lower than East Grand Rapids,
Grand Rapids, or Ada Township.
**Please note that this list can change daily as some homes sell,
some homes go through a lengthy approval process, prices are
adjusted and other homes come on the market. Check
back often or just subscribe to our blog to get
Kentwood Michigan Golfer Plays PGA 2009 Final Buick Open - 04:05 PM
We all love a success story. This one is about a local Kentwood
graduate, Matthew Harmon, who was Michigan's Mr Golf 2002-3,
went on to play golf for Michigan State University
and is now on the Nationwide and NGA Hooters Golf Tours trying
to make it to the PGA Tour. He got a big break this week.
Let us tell you his story:
He was 4 under par playing his final qualifying round for the Buick
Open when his caddy (and brother-in-law) Nick, stepped into a
bunker to pick up a rake he was planning on using after Matt hit his shot
and then raked his
A Road Trip ~ Fine Arts in Berea Kentucky - 09:25 PM
When relatives live a long distance away, you get to know the places
to stop on the road. The places that have the best meals, the best inns,
the places that have interesting shops and events.
On our long trips (12 hours of driving) to North Carolina from Michigan
to visit relatives, we have discovered Berea Kentucky.
Berea College has been in existence since 1855. It is still the hub
of Berea activities and the base for its Artistic Roots.
Berea College offfers its students Bachelor of Science and Arts Degrees.
Berea College exists for the young people of Appalachia, so they can
Madison CT Open House August 9, 2009 from 12:30-2 PM - - 06:05 AM
Madison CT Home for Sale - Colonial in Private Setting
Open House August 9, 2009 from 12:30 -2 PM
Where: 22 Walnut Hill Rd, Madison Ct
Size: 11 Room, 3362 Square Feet
Year Built: 2002
More Information Click Here
This custom built home in a private enclave of 8 homes is the perfect choice for the homeowner looking for an open floor plan home in a setting that affords a balance of privacy and sense of community. The 11 rooms provide tremendous space for everyone to spread out in. Generous bedrooms with luxurious bathrooms provide a comfortable second floor.
New Parade of Home 2009 Models in Colorado Springs & Fountain, Colorado - 05:45 PM
Hometown at Fountain - from the low 200's- is now open by appointment only and will be fully staffed by August 6th. The Garcia model is fully decorated and ready for the Parade of Homes. CreekStone Homes will be holding a 'Sneak Peak' on August 5th. Call for times 357-JINA (5462).
CreekStone Homes Willow Creek model is Finished! From the 250's - Willow Creek is CreekStones newest district 20 community! We will be open on August 7th for the Parade of Homes! Come by to see our newly redesigned Galileo floor plan.
CreekStone Homes Wolf Ranch- from the 260's Parade house is
Managing Expectations - 02:56 PM
In the last couple of days there have been rumblings about "the bottom" and even a cover story in Newsweek entitled The Recession is Over * (note: the asterisk). If you watch CNBC at all and you happen to catch a little of it before you tuned in Oprah on Friday you would have heard all manner of people getting all giddy about the stock market rally, and, most notably, about the fact that the economy didn't shrink as much as expected.
That bears repeating -- the economy did not shrink as much as expected. It did not grow/expand. It just
Midtown Memphis - Architectural/design features - 07:30 PM
I couldn't resist sharing the interesting window and interior door casings is a 1928 English-influenced bungalow in the Vollintine-Evergreen section of Midtown Memphis. The Midtown Section of Memphis is a treasure of bungalows buillt between 1920 and 1930, in a variety of styles.
Most of the original red gum casings and moldings have long been painted over, so it is a real treat to find the beautiful, smooth-grained original wood. I have never seen this type of casing corners, though.(also not the dainty picture rail running all the way to the window on the right.
Thomas Wolfe was wrong, I can go home again - 05:20 PM
Two months ago after the death of my mother, we sold the second home I ever lived in up to college. In 1959 my dad was a successful executive, and having a new home built was a prestige, yes I have made it kind of status symbol. It was a stacked stone beauty and for the first time I had a bedroom to my own. But when the house closed I had no sense of nostalgia, nor any sense that the home had a presence in my life anymore. I missed my mother terribly, but that was no our house, 3149
Katy Christian Ministries to Open New Larger Re-Sale Shop in Katy - 12:27 PM
Katy Christian Ministries is opening a new larger re-sale shop in the old K-Mart location Mason Rd. It is on the opposite side of Mason from the present location. The store will more than double in size from it's present 19,000 sqft to around 39,000sqft.
Mona loves shopping at KCM...she not only finds a few nuggets from the enormous selection of products they carry, she, as many Katy residents feel, is donating to a great cause. Every year we evaluate all we have and make a donation to KCM....this is an organization that does a lot of good in the Katy
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