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Archives of real estate blog entries for August 14, 2010 (Page 10)
Benicia Parks Featuring Channing Circle Park - 06:50 PM
There is lovely park around the corner of where I live in Benicia, CA. My twin daughters loved to walk there when they were young. As they grew up they would take the local neighborhood kids they were babysitting for to this park. Channing Circle Park has play equipment geared toward young children and play equipment for those more adventuresome. In addition there is a wide grassy area perfect for running and catching balls or Frisbees. If you get tired rest on the bench under a shade tree. The part I love is the awesome view from the park toward Mt Tam (1 comments)
Benicia Sold Real Estate Since January-What were they? - 08:37 PM
Statistics always interest me. They are what they are. Benicia is located about 35 miles from San Francisco in Solano County. The news articles will often point out Solano County has been hit hard with foreclosures and distressed sellers. This is a true fact. However within Solano County there are some cities not so hard hit. Benicia is one of them, a little slice of heaven along the Carquinez Straits.
As a buyer finding a conventional seller who can tell you about their home in the disclosures, are willing and proud to sell their home, anecdotally, we as Realtors--may say, not (3 comments)
Spanking Your Way to an Online Legacy - 04:23 PM
ActiveRain has guidelines and when negative people start badgering others there are recourses.....like notifying our staff for advice or else just zap them if they continue; though warned. We all tell our stories and give examples in hopes of getting a second opinion. It helps if not for just getting out of our own stinking thinking. On other social networking sites we leave our status or write another post it note to let everyone know what's going on with our business or lives. Or we just write plain nonsense so we can strike up a conversation with our "friends" or associates (30 comments)
Open House - Sunday August 15 @ Colony Creek in Spring Texas 3/2/2 For Sale or Lease / Klein ISD - 03:39 PM
Just in time for back to school! Move into your new home before school starts August 23, 2010! One story brick home in well established Colony Creek subdivision in Spring, TX. Enjoy all the amenities of Colony Creek - swimming pool, tennis courts, community center, free WIFI, jogging trail and children's playground. Kleb Elementary school is within walking distance. Klein Independent School District is one of the top 3 highly acclaimed school districts in Harris County! Open House Sunday August 15 from 2-5pm. For Sale at $139,000 or for least at only $1,275 plus deposit. Owner has added a jacuzzi and (0 comments)
Midway KY Is A Point Midway Between Lexington And Frankfort KY - 09:55 PM
Midway KY Is A Point Midway Between Lexington And Frankfort KY Last Thursday I got to re-visit Midway KY. It hadn't been in the plan earlier in the week but I received a voicemail from someone that was researching to do a real estate article on Midway. I think they had read what I wrote earlier posted on Localism. Midway, Kentucky is a Tourist's Secret! Shhhhhhhh! Anyway, I was asked to contribute some quotes and a few pictures. I sure didn't need much of a reason to want to go back. That place is magical!
So...I asked one of my best friends (4 comments)
Gulf Breeze Short Sales: How Wall Street Firms Got Rid of Their Risk on Risky Mortgages - 06:43 PM
Gulf Breeze, FL - Bear Stearns was a survivor. It survived the Great Depression without laying off any employees. It survived World War II, and 9/11. What killed it off during a time of peace and relative stability? Discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here. The problem was that it had engorged itself on risky mortgages. In my opinion, the Wall Street Firms were playing a risky game. They would buy a risky loan from the original lender. They would pay a premium because of the high interest rate on the (0 comments)
Magnificent Mountain Views - Triple Tree Bozeman Luxury Real Estate $2.395M - 10:06 AM
Stunning Bozeman luxury homes - Magnificent setting in the highly desired Triple Tree Ranch Subdivision on Bozeman's south side. Backing to 6 acres of open space park and tremendous valley and mountain views, this Bozeman luxury real estate offering at 134 Wildrose Lane is a classic Gallatin Valley luxury home. - Ne Plus Ultra - Custom, fine finishes and attention to detail at every turn. Enjoy the fabulous chef's entertaining kitchen, mountain views out every window, both 10 ft and vaulted ceilings throughout, 3 fireplaces, media room with wet bar, luxury master suite with its own deck, surround sound, air-conditioning, central vacuum, (2 comments)
Loans are not priced by "Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor" - 05:14 AM
An excellent post by Deborah Garvin. This is a reblog, and I always disable comments on reblogs so that you can click on the link here to go directly to Deborah's blog and comment. Via Deborah Garvin California Mortgage Financing (Capital Empire Funding, a subsidiary of Gateway): Many, many loan officers and banks post mortgage rates on a daily basis. Many even have a nifty widget that enables the consumer to input a few general critera (loan amount, purpose, value, credit score...or, more likely: "excellent, good, fair, poor" and, voila', up pops a rate and the consumer is compelled (?) to call to (0 comments)
What is Mortgage Insurance? - 05:19 AM
Somehow when I commented on Stephanie's blog yesterday I forgot to reblog this great information over here, so that's what I'm doing. This is a reblog, and I always disable comments on reblogs so that you can click here and go directly to Stephanie's blog and comment there. Via Stephanie Reynolds (AgentsOfPossibility.com, REALTOR, GRI, ePro at CMI, Inc. ): What is Mortgage Insurance? Many buyers are confused when the topic of Mortgage Insurance comes up. What is Mortgage Insurance? Does it cover me if I lose my job? Is it protection for me if I become disabled? Does it cover my payment? Is it like (0 comments)
Aren't all lenders the same? - 05:28 AM
I got to meet Stephanie at RainCamp San Diego on August 5, and since then she's been churning out the great, informative posts. Thanks, Stephanie! This is a reblog, and I always disable comments on reblogs so that you can click here to go directly to Stephanie's blog and comment there. Via Stephanie Reynolds (AgentsOfPossibility.com, REALTOR, GRI, ePro at CMI, Inc. ): Aren't All Lenders The Same? A lot goes into your process when buying a home. It is a big event. Finding the right neighborhood, a great floor plan, the right number of bedrooms and of course, the right price! The purchase of a home will be (0 comments)
Understanding Homeowners Insurance - 05:33 AM
The only thing I can add to this great post by Stephanie is to review all of your insurance policies each year to make sure they take into account inflation and devaluation. This is a reblog, and I always disable comments on reblogs so that you can click here to go directly to Stephanie's blog and comment there. Via Stephanie Reynolds (AgentsOfPossibility.com, REALTOR, GRI, ePro at CMI, Inc. ): Understanding Homeowner's Insurance The process of buying a home includes many steps. Finding a home, ordering inspections and obtaining a mortgage loan. Don't forget, one of the things you must obtain when purchasing a (0 comments)
NE Oleander Ln, Hillsboro OR ~ $old less than 2 months after Staging - 01:22 AM
This lovely ranch-style home in Hillsboro OR is move-in ready and waiting for its next owner SOLD quickly after staging Brand new hardwoods in bright, open great room with vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. Large backyard with huge deck is great for entertaining. Living room has refinished hardwoods and a cozy fireplace for chilly nights. New windows and furnace. Designer colors used throughout make this home a showpiece!
It is time for an update. It is now almost 3 years later. Our old "digs" were perfect for our needs at the time but we realized as we finished a record breaking 1st half of 2010 that it was time to move again! This article however is not about me and the many warehouse moves (5 in total) that we have made in 7 years. It is more about the process of managed (26 comments)
Duped or the Real Scoop - 11:36 AM
Danielle wrote a great blog about Nutella and of our perception of the things around us. I'd add on to say that sometimes 'ethical' marketing can educate and aid to making better informed decisions. Of course the flip side is that unethical marketing or marketing that simply dupes us with information that isn't true, can trick us into buying, using or supporting somethings that we normally wouldn't. There is a real shift in client testimonials and word of mouth stories - and they're great, when they're true. We want to identify with folks like ourselves and generally trust our friends suggestions (0 comments)
In Case You Missed This..... - 12:03 PM
Isn't August an amazing month? I hope that you're feeling as energized as I am. There is so much to do; festivals to attend, BBQs to have, lakes to swim in and great properties to invest in! As you know this month we take a little time off to reconnect with ourselves, our family and the great outdoors. I'll be doing a canoeing trip in the Rockies with a wonderful friend that Danielle and I traveled throughout India with 12 years ago. In addition to that, my Mom will be out visiting for a few weeks. But enough about me... What (1 comments)
The Effect of Foreclosures on South Lake Tahoe, CA Real Estate Value - 01:30 PM
There is a difference in South Lake Tahoe home values. (Lake Tahoe Real Estate Blog / August 12, 2010 / Richard Bolen) A distressed property is either a bank owned (REO) home, or one that is a short sale. There is a significant difference between a distressed property in South Lake Tahoe, CA and one that is not. Lets look at the effect of distressed properties on all South Lake Tahoe, CA 2010 single family home sales to date. The Bottom Line : South Lake Tahoe, CA 2010 Home Sales to date (Tahoe Keys included). Difference between all distressed sales and (1 comments)
The dog feces in the City parks of Claemont has became such a major problem, that the City Officals and Parks and Recreation Officals are mighty feed up with all of it. The parks and recreation department has made a brechure to issue, to alert the Claremont residents of the (10 comments)
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