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Archives of real estate blog entries for January 24, 2010 (Page 2)
SOL + 55 South = YUMMY! - 11:44 AM
SOL (the Mexican Restaurant on Main Street in Franklin, TN) is currently being divided in half. A new restaurant, the Cajun-themed 55 South, has joined SOL. While originally slated to happen at the end of February, they are open NOW!
Just recently, I had the following statement come across my twitter page. "Eating at 55 south. The new place on the corner of 4th and Main in downtown Franklin. It is the best food I have ever had in my life." 55 South offers daily oyster happy hour and features Louisiana favorites such as crawfish fiesta trio, Delta tamales, (1 comments)
Battleground Brewery... - 11:58 AM
Battleground Brewery co-owners Fred Midermann and Fred Scheer. Coming from CA, I'm thrilled to see new micro-breweries popping up in Middle TN. But now I don't have far to go! A Civil War-themed restaurant and brewery has opened on Bridge Street in downtown Franklin. If you are unfamiliar with this part of town, the brewery is housed in the "old jail" which has housed Monell's (now located at and the former 108 Grill. Battleground Brewery is the first phase of a plan to eventually have a franchise of brewpubs across the South where the Civil War was fought and a commercial brewery in Williamson (2 comments)
Leipers Fork TN: Country Boy Restaurant - 12:58 PM
Country Boy Restaurant Owner (Shannon Martin on Left) and Chef April Cantrell. A few months ago, Country Boy Restaurant, a Leipers Fork staple of 41 years, underwent a major change. The new owners, Shannon and Charlie Martin, gutted it to the frames and made it what it should have always been - a charming neighborhood restaurant! Located in the heart of Leipers Fork, the Country Boy is now somewhere I'm willing to eat (which, for this food snob is saying something!). For the first time in a very long time, I'm again willing to eat there. The Martin's re-did everything. The exterior is now clean and updated. (2 comments)
This is the Best time of year to get the very best selection of vacation homes. You have your pick from 1000's of rental properties ranging from Beach front or bay front single family homes ...to cozy cottages and condos. Have a look through the inventory and you can book it right here on-line! http://www.nancymalexander.com/rentals.asp If you have any questions, or need more information, please e-mail me at Nancy@NancyMAlexander.com Call me! I love to talk Real Estate! Call my cell 609.425.7521 Please visit The (0 comments)
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Please remember me if you or anyone you know wants to buy or sell a home in Naples, Florida! Go have fun on me! You have a year to take the cruise and there is just a $50 Travel agent fee you must pay in 30 days! To Get Your 7 Day Cruise go to http://www.redeemincentives.com/?page=mycertificate&user=ginnylee&c=7f927e4843e072759ca0dfec19e9e226 (0 comments)
"They Didn't Counter So I Overpaid" And Other Nonsensical Buyer Perceptions - 11:57 AM
Public perception is a funny thing. We elect naked Emperors, uphold Size Zero as a beauty standard and buy more than we can afford to pay because we think we can instantly turn a profit without breaking a sweat. The things I hear from people are just baffling sometimes. Here are some of my favorite consumer real estate perceptions: "They didn't counter so I overpaid." Overheard in Trulia Voices this past week. Buyer felt she overpaid because the seller didn't counter. Upon (pro) inspecting the property, in addition to some valid habitability issues (such as roof) this buyer 'discovered' that the (12 comments)
I LOVE this lady AND this book. Listened to it via CD cruising in my truck and enjoyed every minute of it. Carra 'GETS IT' (wink) and you will need to read the book to find out what that means! :) AND, I LOVE AnnaBanana who wrote this awesome review!
Via Anna 'Banana' Kruchten, Phoenix Property Shoppe: Cosmic Cow Pie...Connecting the Dots - Book Review Once upon a time an Arizona desert dweller was walking around wondering why Cosmic Cow Pies kept flying around her. Good grief no matter how hard she tired to get rid of them they kept showing up in her life. It (6 comments)
More Evidence: Spend More Time On Your Site/Blog Than On Social Media! - 11:01 AM
I recently posted here re. some stunning Web site & blog statistics from three of my CyberStars(r) who presented a panel on site/blog success at our recent CyberStar(r) Summit. You can see it here. In the meantime, I tallied the results of the annual survey we do at our Summit. Once question asked the following: "What is your estimated closed gross commission (c.g.i.) income from your Web sites/blogs alone in 2009?" Here are the results: Total Respondents: 53 Total c.g.i. reported from respondents: $8,168,299 Average c.g.i. reported: $154,119 Highest c.g.i. reported: $750,000 Lowest c.g.i. reported: $6,000 (market was in an extreme (3 comments)
1241 Dover Ln., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 4 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms MLS#07419791 $290,000 LARGE & LOVELY UPDATED HOME IN QUIET RESIDENTIAL AREA! ALL NEUTRAL AND NEWLY DECORATED. HARDWOOD AND LAMINATE FLOORS THRU-OUT. UPDATED KITCHEN WITH NEWER APPLIANCES. BEAUTIFUL YARD. NEWER SIDING, WINDOWS, AC AND FURNACE. WALK TO GRADE SCHOOL AND SLED HILL. Click on the link below for more details and pictures:
http://www.elkgrovevillagehome.com/MLS=IL07419791&s=active Dennis Toomey RE/MAX Territory 847-338-0180 (0 comments)
564 Bryce Trail, Roselle, IL 60172 4 Bedrooms/ 2.1 Bathrooms MLS#07419759 ESTATE SALE AND NEEDS TLC. HOME WALKING DISTANCE TO GRADE SCHOOL. LOWEST PRICE SINGLE FAMILY HOME IN THE TRAILS. VAULTED CEILING IN LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM AND KITCHEN. TWO BEAUTIFUL FIREPLACES (LIVING ROOM AND FAMILY ROOM). LARGE FENCED YARD WITH DECK. HOME EXTERIOR TO BE PAINTED IN SUMMER 2010. PRICED TO SELL. Click on the link below for more details and pictures:
Despite the rain, cold and dreary weather open houses were mobbed today on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Buyers are out and buyers are buying. One pre-war 2 bedroom condo priced at $1,399,000 must have had about 40 people when I arrived with my buyers just 15 minutes after it opened. About 30 people were at the 2 bedroom 2 bath apartments on the third floor of a post-war full service luxury building. One 2 bedroom condo that came on the market the beginning of the week at $1,150,00 that I showed Wednesday evening is already in contract (5 comments)
The single family homes represented by this graph are all in the Grandview Heights City School District. The graph shows the inventory of homes for sale for the past 15 months. Grandview Heights is a small community. Grandview Heights homes for sale - a market report homes for sale - 15 homes sold in December 2009 - 1 months of inventory based on sales 1515.4% more homes for sale than a year ago 581.8% more months of inventory (based on closed Sales) in (0 comments)
More about the changes in FHA that were announced earlier this week from David H. Stevens, the Assistant Secretary of Housing - FHA Commissioner. This is a Re-Blog. Earlier this week : FHA Announcements
Via David H Stevens (United States Dept. of HUD): I wanted to take a moment to make sure you are familiar with events surrounding a sweeping set of policy changes for FHA announced earlier this week. The announcement details the changes that Secretary Donovan promised to deliver by the end of January when he testified before Congress last month.
The new policies are designed (0 comments)
Real Living HER Open House List - January 24, 2010 - 10:08 AM
Real Living HER Open House List brought to you by Maureen McCabe There are only 110 open houses on the list today... the number of open houses will increase in the next couple of weeks, depending on the weather. That number could still go up and down before this afternoon. It is in real time. The Real Living HER Open House List link above is to the list on my website. Each house on that list is Presented by Maureen McCabe. Each Real Living HER agent has the opportunity to share that list on their website. I am not holding (0 comments)
All single family homes in the Hilliard City School District are represented by the graph. The graph shows the inventory of single family homes for Hilliard Schools for the past 15 months. Hilliard homes for sale - a market report homes for sale - 363 homes sold in December 2009 - 45 months of inventory based on sales 8.113.2% less homes for sale than a year ago 24.6% more months of inventory (based on closed Sales) in comparison to December 2008Average active price $262,0000Average sale price $229,000 Hilliard (0 comments)
What a day? Saints are going to the Super Bowl ! Grandson #6 Born today! - 09:49 PM
I knew it would happen today once my grandson Brady was born this morning at 1030 am coming in at 9 pounds. Just in time to eat and watch the big NFC Championship with the Saints beating the Vikings 31-28. The overtime game made the wait a little longer. Superbowl here we come playing against Peyton Manning our home town star playing for Indy. The Saints represent the entire Gulf Coast and the State of Louisiana. Geaux Saints!!!
Missing what I should no longer write about... - 01:15 AM
If asked, a year ago, I would have told the one posing the question that it's kind of boring writing about the Mortgage Game. Making that read easy on the eyes is like asking Ron Jeremy to go easy on the thighs of a 'one-take' Diva trying to pay her way through College. And here I sit. I already graduated College and didn't have the luxury of a hairy beast of a man thrusting and sweating above me to pay my way. For that, I must thank my parents. It pays to save. A lot of me always wanted to make (18 comments)
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