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We enjoy and appreciate being part of a business where we can give referrals to trusted professionals and receive them as well. With part of our practice devoted to short sales, we get and give those referrals as well as to transferrees to and from our area. Here are some suggestions that we appreciate both in giving and getting that will help make the transaction go more smoothly.
Process the paperwork promptly. If you are giving a referral, get the agent the necessary form to have signed by the agent and/or broker if required. If you are on (7 comments)
Luxury Short Sale and Bank Owned Homes in Waukesha & Walworth Counties - 11:42 AM
Luxury Short Sale and Bank Owned Homes in Waukesha and Walworth Counties may make that house you always wanted, an affordable reality. Buyers everywhere have discovered that golden nugget in the housing market..a luxury home that is discounted to unbelievable prices in today's market. Take a virtual leisurely stroll through some of the Waukesha and Walworth County short sale and luxury homes just click here and give us a call, we will be happy to arrange a tour for you at your convenience. We are often aware of properties not currently listed, so let us do the research...tell us (0 comments)
"My Buyers signed everything, we'll close next week," said the selling agent for our Short Sale - 03:32 PM
We recently listed a short sale that got multiple offers...a cute house that lots of families wanted to call home. The dirth of paperwork was completed by both the buyer and seller. The selling agent knew all about short sales..she had training in a sales meeting...and her signature indicated an "SFR" Short Sale Foreclosure Resource. "Now that all the paperwork is completed, we can close next week," she decided. Hmmm....that would be nice...but...there is this matter of approval by the lender which for some reason she felt was an instant conclusion when everything was signed and sealed. We (6 comments)
"Those People are Crazy !" he ranted, "They paid OVER asking !" Maybe not... - 09:26 PM
The other evening one of our neighbors came to the door...had we heard that the house..over the meadow and thru the woods had been sold for OVER asking...maybe it did....we could only say that MLS reported it as "active with offer"...interesting he would "know" the amount paid for a property not yet closed....but then there are real estate experts everywhere. Crazy ? Hmmmm...crazy like a fox ....new roof....updated landscaping...granite and stainless kitchen...4 bedrooms...newer cedar deck....great location....priced below the market....paid over asking ...you bet ! Price to Sell...Not to Sit...Over Asking ?...Anything is possible ! If you want (8 comments)
Small Home Improvements - 02:50 PM
I realize that everyone wants to find ways to save money around the house, and these inexpensive home improvements will save a few dollars and some will pay for themselves. Here are a few of my favorites: 1. Get a Programmable Thermostat It can save you a couple of hundred dollars a year on heating and cooling costs. You can program it to lower the house temp while you are sleeping, and warm up just before your alarm goes off. Average cost is $80 - you will save that in the first year. 2. Compact Fluorescent Bulbs You can about $56 over (2 comments)
Helen Ga Real Estate "April in Helen" - 08:33 AM
April 1st is typically known for jokes, but today dawned bright, crisp and clear. A day of new beginnings. Are you thinking about moving? Do you really want an investment? Are you thinking about taxes? Helen, and Northeast Georgia offer some good opportunities, rental investments, second homes, cabins in the woods, properties suitable for a vineyard and tasting room business. Do you want a home which has all the upgrades, and eleveator and climate controlled 3 car garage? We have that too. Want a home on 85 plus acres, private? Yes, from castles to cabins, we have that! Just call me and (1 comments)
Grand Garden District beauty has been meticulously restored and updated. This early century Queen Anne inspired home sits in the same block as the historic AL Governor's mansion. If you enjoy entertaining, you will love greeting your guests in the elegantly appointed front foyer. With grand sitting parlor, living room, and banquet sized formal dining room, your parties will be the envy of Midtown. The large eat-in kitchen is perfect for more informal meals and family time. Upstairs you will find two bedrooms and another (0 comments)
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Mobile AL Real Estate Market Snapshot - 03/31/2010 - 07:17 AM
Below you will find a table that contains the Market Activity report for 03-31-10 activity in the Mobile AL Real Estate market according to the Mobile Association of Realtors MLS system. This information is derived daily directly from the local MLS System. For more free Mobile AL real estate information, reports, and statistics, please visit http://www.GulfRegionProperties.com or http://www.AlabamaBestHomes.com. Please e-mail me or call 251-215-9382 if you would like additional information on any of the listings shown.
Mobile AL Real Estate Market Snapshot 03/31/2010 Single Family Homes and Condominiums Looking for a new home? Below you will find a link to (0 comments)
Real estate agents breaking federal law by negotiating Short Sales? - 04:07 PM
This post has the potential to be inflammatory so let me begin by saying, "I'm just the messenger." In Georgia there are two attorneys who are considered to be and are, in fact, held out to be the real estate contract experts. By experts I mean they wrote the book on Georgia real estate contract law. "The Red Book on Real Estate Contracts in Georgia" published by the Georgia Association of Realtors was authored by firm partners Ned Blumenthal and Seth Weissman of Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco, P.C. Mr. Blumenthal recently wrote an opinion letter ("The Letter") about how the (60 comments)
Agents in Georgia and those whom I personally know - 04:45 PM
Georgia is a large state. In fact, geographic area wise, it is the largest state east of the Mississippi river. Population wise not so small either. In fact Georgia is ranked 9th in the nation in population with a 2009 estimate of 9,829,211 people. (0 comments)
time to take the sweaters off the trees Columbus - 06:20 AM
It is time to take the sweaters off the trees Columbus! Winter is finally over, the daffodils are blooming, it is time to take tree sweaters off. Arborists recommend tree sweaters be removed immediately as it is getting warm quickly in Central Ohio.
In an effort to make winter more comfortable some Columbus trees wore sweaters through the winter of '2009 - 2010.' Pictured wearing a colorful sweater is a tree on Cherryfield Ave., Columbus Ohio 43235 in Worthington Hills. Nature Blogger Tom Arbour was instrumental in raising awareness to Columbus residents last fall that we were in for (12 comments)
The maple syrup's full of ants.A mouse is creeping on the shelf. Is that a spider on your back? I ate the whole pie by myself. The kitchen sink just overflowed. A flash flood washed away the school. I threw your blanket in the trash.I never lie----I--- APRIL FOOL! (7 comments)
So what is a good deal? How cash flow properties can change your world. - 02:26 PM
I was browsing through Facebook, wasting valuable work time, when I can across an ad for a real estate investing seminar. It is being hosted by a local Realtor who I am familiar with. Back in the boom days (2005-2007), this same agent would host similar classes to teach "investors" how to purchase fourplexes in the Phoenix area. I attended one of them, it was good information. But I was amazed with the numbers, they were horrible! The very best case scenario (100% occupancy, top rent, low maintenance costs) had these properties selling at a 6-7% cap rate. In some cases, you had (3 comments)
Rob JCalgary Homes For Sale Via Miriam Bernstein,Westchester County Real Estate (RE/MAX Prime Properties): In New York we have cooperatives as a form of ownership. You need to pass a Cooperative Board who reviews your finances, references, and does background and credit checks in order for you to close. Be careful what your kids put out there on Facebook as the couple in this story found out their co-op board went to Facebook and (1 comments)
Rob JCalgary Homes For Sale Via Miriam Bernstein,Westchester County Real Estate (RE/MAX Prime Properties): In New York we have cooperatives as a form of ownership. You need to pass a Cooperative Board who reviews your finances, references, and does background and credit checks in order for you to close. Be careful what your kids put out there on Facebook as the couple in this story found out their co-op board went to Facebook and (0 comments)
Having fun with YOUR Foreclosure. - 09:18 PM
With this appropriate soundtrack, we start here... If you weren't too good in vocabulary and had an inkling to go into Real Estate soon after, the above title gives you a decent idea of what an oxymoron is. Let's face it, can you really have fun when the four walls and roof above your skull are soon to be gone? Or, are threatened to be such?? Well, I think I can. At least, I'll give it a damn shot. Consider this post a way to make what would have been a rather negative life experience, and teeter it to perhaps being an enlightening (14 comments)
Day One of the Fed Exit - What's the Effect on Mortgage Interest Rates? - 01:31 PM
This is from my Facebook posting about mortgage interest rates, California mortgage interest rates, California mortgage lending. DAY ONE Day one of the Mortgage Bond Market standing on its own two feet w/o the Fed buying and we are seeing a moderate sell off, down about 40bps. Yield spreads are widening out against the benchmarks (Treasuries). We will need to get past tomorrow's Jobs Report and the effects of holiday shortend markets before getting a true gage of the Fed exit effect however. There was an interesting article from Bloomberg yesterday indicating that many banks and fund managers will step up (0 comments)
The vultures have landed ....... - 12:58 PM
The vultures have landed near my house ...... and I don't like it one bit. Who are the 'vultures?' Well the companies that you see currently circling neighborhoods all around the country - 'Asset Management or Asset Securing Companies'. AKA the ruffians that break into a house and 'secure' it for the bank. I witnessed one yesterday while out walking my dog. (I told my dog - go tinkle on their tires they are not nice people BTW). But then, there is a need for these vultures isn't there?I've been trying to track down the seller of this house who now lives (15 comments)
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