Archives of real estate blog entries for September 7, 2009 (Page 4)
Wanted: Active Rain Property Management Professionals! - 11:51 AM
Are you aware there is a Property Management Group in Active Rain with with 332 members strong? We are seeking recruits to get our rightful share of exposure! Won't you join up with us? If you are managing property OR if you are in a field pertaining to it, there is no better time than NOW to band together to receive support, industry news, understanding, education, knowledge, and fellowship with other PM business professionals!
Don't go it alone another day..... WE need YOU.... and YOU need US! Here's your entryway---> JOIN!
Now, if you are new to Active Rain, you may not know that it's possible to
My First "Colored" Post! - 05:26 PM
Here goes!I'm trying this out based upon the information from the re-blogged post (Colored Text Series - How to Put Easily Put Color in Your Posts...) that Mary Yonkers listed by author, Michael Thornton! Now, i am admitting that there was no pre-set topic in my mind, so.... let me quickly think of one.....hmmmm... let's see..."We went from being called COLORED, and then onto being promoted to NEGROES. In the sixties we discovered we were BLACK and proud, but later got exalted to the title of "AFRICAN AMERICANS!" More recently, we learned we have reverted to being called BLACK again!" We certainly are
Forest Creek, Pinehurst, NC - 12:15 AM
Forest Creek Golf Club is a private equity club located in the Pinehurst, NC area. Offering 1,265 acres of pine forest, the heart of the club are two eighteen-hole courses designed by Tom Fazio. Both courses that have been recognized as two of the best courses in the nation.
Amenities include clubhouse with award-winning facilities, a swimming complex, spa, tennis courts, and biking and jogging trails.
Forest Creek opened in 1996 and since have attracted over 550 members from around the world, who share a common love for the game and an appreciation for the advantages afforded through private club ownership.
Five Clear Rules To Open House Success - 12:59 PM
Here's a hard truth to swallow: No one comes to an open house to meet the agent. They come to see an appealing home, and your role as the hosting agent is to make that house shine. Your reward is the list of prospects you amass, and, one out of 20 times, a home sale to boot.
So as you prepare for an open house, think of the home you're featuring as the headliner of the show. Choose a home with star power by following these points:
Do your homework before making your selection final. Study the inventory levels in the
Last Summer Days in Redding, CA - 01:41 PM
As Summer is coming to an end make sure that you and your family get the best of it here in Redding, CA. Remember to visit all of our beautiful secenery that surrounds the city and enjoy the gorgeous lakes. Here are some of the places you can go!
Shasta Lake/ Shasta Dam
Shasta Lake, Shasta Dam, and Mt. Shasta can all be seen in this aerial photo. Shasta Lake is the largest lake in California, and offers visitors their own little piece of paradise on a houseboat, ski boat, or waverunner.
Hernando County Real Estate Market Report: August 2009 - 08:04 PM
Hernando County Real Estate Market Report: August 2009
The number of Homes for Sale in Hernando County has again decreased. Closed home sales remained stable with just one less sold than in July. The number of homes under contract, either with contingency or pending contracts, increased considerably over last month. Both median and average prices decreased.
Of the homes sold in August 2009, 15 were short sales and 57 were REO or bank-owned properties, and the remaining 108 sales were "regular" market sales.
The lowest sales price was obtained for an older concrete block fixer upper that was a foreclosure home. The highest price was achieved for
Are referral partners like sports fans? - 11:18 AM
…… 1 - 2 - 3 you struck out
How many of you are sports fans? Or just that you understand how it works sometimes. And that's when you rave about your team or a specific player. Yet something happens or that person goes into a slump. Now you drop them like a sack of potatoes.
Well, in the real estate world of things, this seems to happen more than we would like at times. People can tend to be creatures of habit. When the tough get going, they go.... but wait, is it really even that bad?
Desert Mountain Scottsdale on Facebook - Desert Mountain Real Estate Information - 02:51 PM
Desert Mountain Scottsdale Real Estate Information on Facebook - We are proud to announce a new concept for Desert Mountain real estate information by adding a special page on Facebook just for Desert Mountain Real Estate Information updates. Click Here to Visit the new page and become a fan.
What will you find on the Facebook page for Desert Mountain Real Estate information? For starters, you will find all homes with recent changes right on the wall. These will include Desert Mountain Just Listed homes, Desert Mountain homes with price reductions, Desert Mountain Bank Owned Homes, Desert Mountain Foreclosures and even
Below Appraisal Lawrence Kansas Real Estate - 09:23 AM
Below Appraisal Lawrence Kansas Real Estate is hard to find and extremely difficult to find bargains under $100,000 (see video below).
Properties that are Below Appraisal can provide you with "instant equity"
in the property at closing. Bargains in Lawrence Kansas Homes for Sale are quite often purchased by Realtors and their clients who are on their alert list.
To be on my Realtor's alert list to be notified immediately when $10,000 or $20,000 or $30,000 or $40,000 or even $50,000 Below Appraisal homes for sale come on the market, all you have to do is ask via email or
HAVE YOU BEEN LOSING OUT ON OFFERS YOU HAVE MADE TRYING TO BUY A HOME? TRY WINNING STRATEGIES OF SUCCESSFUL BUYERS - 06:11 AM
WHAT ARE THE WINNING STRATEGIES SUCCESSFUL BUYERS USE IN A MARKET OF COMPETING OFFERS? A question buyers pose when they have been less than successful in attempting to purchase a home. It really comes down to being able to adjust your way of thinking. Some buyers still feel it is a buyers market in their area. This is often not based on fact but rather on opinion.
HAVE YOU BEEN POUNDING THE PAVEMENT OR SURFING THE WEB WITHOUT...
HAVING A CLUE WHAT YOUR CAP IS?
Loan Pre-Approvals are important before you begin the process of looking for a home. Get with
After a Long Hot Summer, Staging does the Trick on "Perfect Property" - 03:13 PM
All I can say is the sellers are astounded and so is their realtor! Beautiful, quality built home, lovely landscaping, great location, a bargain price and still not selling. Sound a little familiar? I wrote about this property back in APRIL, after about sixty days on the Killeen Fort Hood Real Estate market.. little did we know that we'd burn through the summer (literally with over 67 days above 100 degrees) without a single offer. We tried open houses, realtor open houses, computed price adjustments. We looked at listings for similar homes in that subdivision that were priced $20,000 above ours, and of course, they were
Blogging in one place - 09:29 PM
Do you find it frustrating having blogs in may areas.
I have been trying to blog at www.westmarkteam.com/blog
and also another blog Randy Eager has helped me set up.
As busy real estate professionals, making a living selling real estate how do other real estate professionals manage to blog and still stay on top of their game in real estate. I find with social networking, followup on email, update of my websites, batch emails to clients via Monday Morning Coffee or Monthly newsletter that I am pressed.
How are other professionals doing it?
Cool Website For Your Website To Get Higher Rankings - 11:29 AM
If you read my last blog I gave out some free info on how you can list your website in over a hundred directories for Free so that way you can get links pointing to your website so that way you can get your rankings higher on the Search engines.
Well here is another cool website www.submitexpress.com if you go here you can have your website submitted to 40 directories instantly for free all they ask is that you put a link on your website they only ask. But what is cool is there are lots of other FREE tools on
10 Strategic Get-Into-Escrow-Quickly Tips –especially for the 1st Time Homebuyers Tax Credit - 05:39 PM
Via Barb Fischer (RD Brown Real Estate):
You still have time to take advantage of the 1st Time Homebuyers Tax Credit, but you’ve got to act quickly and strategically. You must close escrow by November 30, 2009, which means you really should enter into contract by October 15. (The government could extend this deadline, but you can’t count on it.) There’s a lot of bidding competition right now, and issues can come up during escrow, so you’ll want to give yourself as much time as possible. Even if the Tax Credit isn’t your main motivation, you can still cut down on
New York Feng Shui and The EVIL Eye by Feng Shui NY Consultant Carole Provenzale - 06:30 PM
New York Feng Shui and The Evil Eye by Feng Shui Consultant Carole Provenzale, NY Feng Shui ConsultantIn working with Feng Shui in New York for so many years, I have had clients ask me about my knowledge and understanding of what is known as "The Evil Eye." Some of my Feng Shui clients actually feel that they have been cursed as they have had so much bad luck or difficulties in their lives.
In Feng Shui School, the Evil Eye was discussed only briefly. As Feng Shui Consultants we were taught that the use of Peacock Feathers helps to dispel
Foreclosure or Short Sale? - 01:51 PM
I have been asked this question by so many people over the last month. People just don't understand how it effect their credit? I am also surprised at the amount of people that are in trouble? It must be a sign of the time, I am trying to help as many people as possible to make the correct decision. If you have a question please don't hesitate to ask!
Washington Township NJ Real Estate Report|August 09' Single Family Home Sales - 02:58 PM
Washington Township NJ Real Estate Report|August 09' Single Family Home Sales saw Nine homes closing in the Pascack Valley town of Washington Township in the sunny month of August. The 2009 Summer Real Estate market is winding down. With interest rates low, qualified Buyers can still take advantage of some wonderful opportunities to own a piece of Small Town America! There's no place like A New Washington Township Home!
The town of Washington Township is constantly changing to keep up with the times while maintaining that desirable small town feel. Residents can take advantage of the many amenities offered by this Pascack Valley town.
A Pascack Valley, NJ Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words - 03:31 PM
A Picture is worth a thousand words in the Pascack Valley of Bergen County, New Jersey. As the Summer draws to a close, we will soon be sending the children off to school such as the Pascack Valley High School pictured here. Fall in the Pascack Valley is an exciting time. We will miss the Summer but it will be fun to meet the teachers and new friends!
A Pascack Valley, NJ Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words - 04:18 PM
A Picture is worth a thousand words in the Pascack Valley of Bergen County, New Jersey. As the Summer draws to a close, we can still be witness to the beautiful area sights such as the Old Mill Pond as seen from the Park Ridge shore. Fall in the Pascack Valley is upon us and soon the waterways will be accented by fall colors. We will miss the Summer but the beauty of the area continues to surround us at every turn!
Send a Free Card during The Week of Hope - 10:39 AM
I'm going to apologize in advance on getting this out so late - today and tomorrow are the last days!!
Seems that this past week was dubbed "Week of Hope". I'm not sure who dubbed it that, but isn't there a week for just about anything these days :)
The folks at Cardstore.com created The Hope Collection of cards in support of The Week of Hope, a campaign to lift the nation's spirit by the sending of greeting cards. The goal is to send 300 million messages of encouragement from September 1 to September 8. The people at Cardstore.com are
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