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Archives of real estate blog entries for August 10, 2009 (Page 9)
Lake Hopatcong NJ Lakefront Homes - What's Sold This Summer? - 11:15 PM
Lake Hopatcong NJ Lakefront Homes are slowly starting to sell but there's still a great amount of inventory for the savvy buyer to choose from! Prices have also dropped drastically with many homes still accumulating days on the market. If you've been considering a lakefront home purchase on New Jersey's largest motorboat lake, this could be a great opportunity for you! Check out what's sold since May 1 through July 31. Some of these homes have been listed several times, so actual days on the market (DOM) is not realistically portrayed here. Information may be deemed reliable but is not guaranteed! (0 comments)
............ Often getting a home appraisal these days becomes a very humbling experience. We all have heard the saying "my home is my castle". Many times emotional values far exceed true market value when determining how much your house would sell for. Foreclosures and short sales have pushed market values down. Way down... When determining the value of your house, an appraiser uses comparbles, otherwise known as comps. The house that sold for half the value of your house last month at foreclosure.... well that just pushed the value of your (2 comments)
Barrie and area July 2009 Real Estate market activity - 12:08 PM
media release from BDAR President, Wendy Elzner. Home sales activity remains strong in July MLS® home sales activity in the area served by the Barrie District Association of REALTORS® Inc. was up from year-ago levels for the second consecutive month in July 2009. Meanwhile, active listings continued to retreat from elevated levels.
According to statistics provided by the Association, MLS® home sales activity totalled 449 units in July 2009, up four per cent from the same month last year.
“July was another strong month for sales,” said Wendy Elzner, President of the Barrie and District Association of REALTORS®. (0 comments)
Suburbia - 07:03 PM
A new study by the Pew Research Center has found that those who call the suburbs home are noticeably more satisfied with their community than those of cities, small towns or rural areas. The study shows that 42 percent of suburbanites give their community high marks. The categories include cost of living, a place to raise kids, recreational/outdoor activities, climate, shopping, cultural activities and social connections. 31 percent of Americans live in a city, 26 percent in the suburbs, 26 percent in small towns and 16 percent in rural areas. Oddly, 30 percent say they would prefer to live in a (2 comments)
Forest Hills Michigan Real Estate Report ~ Watermark Residences July 2009 - 09:55 AM
The Residences at Watermark are located on Watermark Golf Course just south of Cascade Road. Yes, I play Watermark golf course every chance I get. Watermark is a premier course with friendly players. It has an excellent grounds staff and a great pro shop staff, as well. Watermark single family homes and condos make this a very attractive place to live. Quality built homes with access off Cascade Road and Spaulding Drive, you are close to the airport, 28th Street shopping, I96 expressway and close to Cascade, Ada, and Forest Hills schools and shopping areas.
Watermark Residences (2 comments)
West Michigan Whitecaps Host Free Kids Night Aug 17th, 2009 - 03:34 PM
West Michigan Whitecaps Baseball is one of the best things about summer in Grand Rapids. If you haven't made it out to see our local AAA team, you have missed a wonderful night at the ballpark. Everyone at the park works very hard to see that all have a great experience. And they just made it a little bit better! On Monday August 17th, the Whitecaps management is offering free tickets for up to 4 kids (12 and under) when accompanied by an adult. You must purchase a reserved seat adult ticket ($9.50) and the kids, yes, up to 4 kids (2 comments)
Please Help Tina Maraj and the RE/MAX North Orange County Team Race for The Cure! - 05:58 PM
Orange County, California 2009 Orange County Race for the Cure September 27, 2009 • Newport Beach Please join me in celebrating 18 years of raising funds and awareness for the movement to end breast cancer forever. Join more than 30,000 participants coming together as a living testament to the power of individuals to impact the world. This is my 3rd year as Captian of The RE/MAX of North Orange County Team #1441
You can run or walk the 5K route, or even sleep your way toward the cures. One of the best ways to impact the movement to end breast (3 comments)
Foreclosure Sales Scheduled for August 10-14, 2009 - 09:44 PM
Here is a copy of the trustee sale list for Coconino County this week. Sales take place on the Flagstaff courthouse steps. If past history is a guide, don't count on many of these actually going forward. All sales are scheduled for 11:30 unless otherwise noted, and all sales are subject to cancellation or postponement without notice. Monday, Aug 10, 11:00 Lot 6, The Cottages at Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club 3655 Strawberry Roan AP# 116-58-392 11:30 Lot 28, North Lodge 485 W. Turkey Tr. Munds Park AP# 400-53-028 Parcel 154, Az's Juniperwood Ranch Unit 5 Ash Fork (1 comments)
Information in the chart is complied by and based upon multiple-listing-service data from the Northern Arizona Association of Realtors® and is deemed reliable for sales reported to the association, but is not guaranteed and does not include all sales in the market area. This information covers all areas of Northern Arizona including Flagstaff, Parks, Williams, Winslow, Ashfork, Munds Park, Sedona and others. Monthly Flagstaff home sales report for June home sales: Monthly Flagstaff Real Estate Update -- June 2009. Look for the July update (0 comments)
Opinion, Legal Advice...Drawing The Fine Line... - 02:21 AM
Let me start with the disclaimer that I am not an attorney, and everything I say here is my opinion. If you thought I was an attorney, sorry for disappointing you. Last week there were several blogs that addressed legal implications of practicing real estate with or without the agents' mouths shut. Michael Clarkson's Realtors®/Brokers - NEWS FLASH !!!! YOU ARE NOT ATTORNEYS!!!!! reminded of the need to protect our precious behinds, for which I used a vulgar unpretentious 3-letter word, but now I learned a nicer word for that - hineys (Karen Anne Stone got it from years of studying in Catholic schools, so it should be a (12 comments)
Sunday On The Beach By Harbour Village in Ponce Inlet - 06:04 PM
Sunday On The Beach By Harbour Village in Ponce Inlet I have written about our beach in Ponce Inlet many times, and it keeps fascinating me again and again. This year I forced myself to leave office when it is still light, and it is not difficult in Summer with its long evenings. I have my swimming trunks, a towel in the trunk, my wife has a few more pieces there, and we go to the beach practically every day. Sunsets on the beach are indescribable. I am walking this beach for years now, and it is always beautiful and always (7 comments)
Realtors need more education than ever - 06:50 PM
I remember my first forays in the real estate world in 1989. It was a much simpler world back then. Most all loans were fixed 30 years, and some brave souls went 15. We were 7 years past negative am loans and I thought that was over, not so. I could sit on open houses and sell it and pick up buyers, and people actually read the newspaper to find out about real estate. As long as I knew the qualifications for Conventional, FHA, and VA I was good to go. I had floor duty and got leads, I handed my business (3 comments)
Just sold this 2BR, 2.5 bath end unit townhouse with 1.650 sqft at Arlington Woods, an upscale condo community in Danbury, CT for $278,000. Large open kitchen, all hardwoods on main level. Garage and finished lower level. Economical gas heat and central air conditioning. Enjoy the amenities including clubhouse w/ gym, pool. Convenient location near shopping area and easy access to I-84. To find a well priced condominium that fits your needs, visit www.DanburyCondos.net today!! (0 comments)
Home Inspections: To Go or Not to Go? - 12:23 PM
I have learned a lot about treating my business like a real business in the last six months or so. One of the best lessons I've taken to heart is how I look at my time. Is what I'm doing right now the best use of my time? I ask this question all the time before I decide to start working on something. So when I was told by a listing agent that I HAD to be at a home inspection the whole time, I didn't know what to say. First of all, I never go to any of the home (6 comments)
Entering the grounds of the vineyard - an eighteenth century stone mill. The original farmhouse of the vineyard.
A storage barn on the premises.
In spite of rain predicted for the evening, lots of folks bring their picnic tables and chairs in preparation for the concert under the stars.
Some regular attendees go all out: tablecloths, gourmet food and even candelabras!
The band starts out well protected from (8 comments)
Are You Thinking About Purchasing an Orlando REO Property? - 11:15 AM
Are you thinking about purchasing an Orlando REO property? If so, you need to make sure to pack a lot of patience going into this process. While the process of purchasing an Orlando REO property or better know as bank owned real estate is quicker then purchasing a short sale you need patience for another reason, multiple offers. Not just multiple offers on a property you may want, but also the fact that you will probably need to make multiple offers on multiple bank owned properties before one sticks. As an REO listing agent here in Orlando I can give you (3 comments)
How to make my offer on a Bank Owned Home Stand Out - 12:19 PM
Many people ask "How do I make my offer stand out" when purchasing a bank owned home. They realize after making a few offers that low ball offers wont cut it in this market on homes in good condition in location under $200,000. As an REO listing agent myself here in Orlando, FL I have a few tips to helps those out there struggling to get their offers accepted. Each bank is different but I find the below information holds pretty true with most the banks that I work with, Tips for making an offer: Banks prefer offers with high down (10 comments)
Short Sale Questions from a Title Perspective - 11:08 AM
There are many questions regarding title issues which need to be dealt with in a short sale. Many people only focus on the obvious issues such as the default/foreclosure proceedings and fail to search for other potential issues which could arise when purchasing or selling a short sale property. When a person is not paying their mortgage and is in default, more than likely they are also not paying their taxes, Home Owner's Association dues, special assessments, and water/sewer bills which can all cause clouds to the title of the property and potentially cost thousands of dollars in fees and fines (0 comments)
122 Poplar Trail Franklin NC * Franklin NC Homes For Sale - 05:37 PM
122 Poplar Trail Franklin NC * Franklin NC Homes for Sale Amazing log sided home in Cartoogechaye just west of Franklin NC..Views Galore..3BR/3BA.Full 2 Size Decks. Wood accents throughout this beautiful home. Huge downstairs living room with outside access to the VIEWS and Preacher Deck! Also an additional bonus room & bedroom for those family sleep overs(equivalent to 5 Bedrooms) Built in 2005, this home is in pristine condition and has many upscale amenities.. You've got to see it! Paved to the door Access! Home has a 3 bedroom septic system per county records MORE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION ON THIS LISTING HERE.MORE (0 comments)
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