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Archives of real estate blog entries for January 31, 2011 (Page 6)
Mortgage Interest Rate Chart: 1990 - Present - 12:55 PM
One of the most requested flyers I produce for Realtors and customers is a chart that uses the datea from Freddie Mac's weekly interest rate survey, which comes out on each Thursday. It shows the annual average since 1990 and then breaks down the quarterly average for 2010. The 4th Quarter of 2010 hit the lowest level ever since Freddie Mac began tracking weekly mortgage interest rate averages. As the link to the PDF of the chart shows, we hit 4.41%, down from 4.44% for the 3rd Quarter of 2010. This is a great chart to show the incredible decline of mortgage interest rates year-by-year (1 comments)
For REALTORS: Marketing Tips to Writing a Blog - 01:00 PM
Write a blog they'll come back to. Sounds easy, right? Truth is like anything else, it take practice and some planning. So how do you write a blog your audience will want to come back to? Here are some tips for writing those postings:Remember, a posting is not about selling you. Even though you're writing a blog to help your business, don't think of it that way. Shift your headset from marketing yourself to being a trusted resource. Offer information on topics your prospects and customers are interested in. Think of the things they need to know to achieve their goals. (0 comments)
Looking at Houses? Dress Warm! - 11:54 AM
Looking at Houses? Dress Warm! Oakland County Michigan is currently under about a foot of snow and another 15 inches or so expected. It IS above zero right now, but barely. About 25% or so of our market are foreclosures and many of those homes have been winterized and the power turned off. The bank owned houses are of course vacant and so are many of the other homes and there's a real good chance that some of the driveways won't be cleaned out. Just last week my buyers and I walked up a 200 ft. driveway in snow up to (4 comments)
Motivational Monday--What Are You Doing With Your 86,400 Seconds Today? - 03:03 PM
We have 86,400 seconds everyday. Some choose to be productive and some choose to let moments slip away. We can never recover this time. Eric Anderson and The Anderson Realty Group have built a reputation of providing outstanding service, through the principles of trust, honesty, respect, integrity and commitment. Our team has a strong foundation in sales, marketing and management that allows a vast understanding of the Real Estate market and how it directly relates to our clients. The Anderson Realty Group continues to assist and aid clients through every aspect of the Selling, Buying, or Relocating process in the (6 comments)
*** POOL HOME ON LARGE TREED LOT *** - 11:26 AM
To View The Virtual Tour: http://www.visualtour.com/show.asp?T=2387155 To View other Homes in the Tulsa Area: www.TulsaHomeServices.com (1 comments)
What's Important to You, Price or Timing? - 03:35 PM
You want to list and sell your house. What's most important to you? Getting what you owe on it, making a profit, or selling quick within a month? I'm playing around with some marketing ideas...want to help? Which sounds better to you? 1. Guaranteed Sold or I'll Buy It! 2. If I Can't Sell Your Home in 30 Days, No Commission! 3. Home Sellers, Get a Check at Closing! or none of the above. Dick Beals (3 comments)
Ed likes us how about you? - 02:19 AM
I am re blogging some of my good press. I highly recommend Libertas Property Management. Very professional, responsive, and well praised by tenants, owners and condo associations (as I've discovered through my own experiences and through due diligence checks). Tyler and his crew work very hard on our behalf, and I'm pleased to have them represent me. A new web-based system will enable owners to access property-specific info on demand - I'm looking forward to it. Avoid Don King and Realty Canada! As per a previous post, he is difficult to reach by both tenants and owners, and attracts very challenging (0 comments)
Property Management Testimonals - 02:22 AM
I switched from a St. Albert based management company to Libertas. Before I did, I had a talk, face to face with them. A kinda interview. I liked their professional easy to get-a-long with style. I was impressed by the way everything is documented so that nothing gets forgotten when you have to phone in a concern or question. They constantly trying to improve their service and find that perfect fit and balance to the way they run the company. I think they are really close. I get the impression they they put us property owners ahead of their own best (0 comments)
Property Management Testimonals - 02:24 AM
We have been using Libertas Property Management for about a year now. We really appreciate the fact that it is run by investors that seem to "Get It". We deal with a Landlord Liaison who is accessible to handle our inquiries, while the Property Managers deal with the tenant inquiries. The accounting side has had it's challenges but they are in the process of converting to a new software where I'll have online access to my accounts, which is cool. They also have something called "Property Diaries" which tracks everything that happens on my properties from showings to maintenance to lease (0 comments)
Property Management Testimonals - 02:30 AM
(Thanks Tyler!)) According to the Poll and feedback Libertas has got a lot of good votes. I'm sure that there are many more of us renting suites in Edmonton and using the PMs there. Please continue to contribute with your good and bad comments/votes. I have personally experienced a plethora of PMs from Hamilton to Winnipeg to Edmonton. I've had tenants croak in my units as well as a few PMs. I've had PMs bend over backwards to do a good job and others try and bend me over. All of us involved in real estate for a number of years (0 comments)
Property Management Testimonals - 02:35 AM
I agree that Libertas have sound systems and ethics in place. I'd have to say however that I don't with the responsiveness........I find that I have to do alot of "chasing" to get responses to general landlord enquiries and it rarely meets the 48hrs target. Can be hard work sometimes. Carolyn (my Property Mgr) is great......they are very quick to respond to tenent issues/emergencies...and I feel my units and tenants are well looked after.....I'd just like to see that urgency extended to general landlord enquiries. I guess you can;t have it all!!
JMurphy Wanted to pass on the improvements I've (1 comments)
Property Management Testimonals - 02:38 AM
Libertas has been really great so far. I contacted them last September and they managed to get someone into my place by October. With my first tenants contract ending this October, I hope Libertas really pulls through for me. Paul T (2 comments)
How to get the Lowest Mortgage Rates Today - 06:39 PM
How to get the Lowest Mortgage Rates Today When borrowers start shopping for interest rates, they seem to ignore a very important part of the interest rate equation: The Total Cost of Mortgage. With the onslaught of online lenders and all their competition, most interest rates from different lenders are going to be very similar. Borrowers tend to get really excited about low interest rates when they are quoted below what is generally available in the market. However, what they seem to forget is that interest rates, to an extent, are a function of closing costs. That's why one should always (0 comments)
An entertainer’s dream floor plan features a large dining room open to a delightful great room. The formal dining room boasts vibrant colors for an enchanting dining experience. The great room with gas log fireplace and soothing ceiling fan creates the perfect ambience for any occasion. A gourmet kitchen with upgraded cherry cabinets and a black appliance package is sure to please the cook in your family. No need to worry about storage as the oversized pantry/utility room is perfect for hiding your treasures. Stunning master (0 comments)
You will feel like you’re always on vacation in this custom brick home with mature trees and nature views. Lovely formal dining room with wainscoting and a dramatic ceiling is perfect for fancy dinners. A formal living room with French door access is the perfect place to entertain privately or use as a home office. The designer country kitchen features beautiful cabinets, two tiered island, wall oven and everything you need to be a top chef. Turn on the fireplace and snuggle up with your sweetie in the (0 comments)
Amazing custom home on a desirable three acres is available now! This sprawling custom home is brilliantly designed for the laidback lifestyle one dreams of. As you drive up to this home you will want to take a moment and view the tranquil surroundings and professional landscaping. Then come on in and take a look! Meander your way through the custom front door to the marble inlay floors while fixing your eyes on the sweeping staircase and you will find yourself in over 6000 square feet of (1 comments)
The End of a Challenge - What's Next? - 09:19 AM
The End of a Challenge - What's Next? Wow, today is the last day of January! With it, Connie Harvey's 31 days of January challenge in which to post every day during the month of January is formally coming to an end. I have to admit, although I had participated in the December challenge (that had a different focus), there were times when it really was a challenge for different reasons to put that daily post on this blog! Keeping in mind that listing post and market reports were limited for the purpose of the challenge, I really did have to come (16 comments)
A Mortgage Explanation - 09:23 PM
Mortgage interest rates are always a concern for homebuyers. Will they go up, will they go down? And what factors influence mortgage interest rates? While no one has that "crystal ball" that will predict interest rates for sure, Jason Keith shares his insight and explains the fluctuations of interest rates in easy stated terms! Via Jason M. Keith (WR Starkey Mortgage): The question I'm asked daily is "Where do you think rates are headed?" Let's use the image of a harbor with boats. The tide will ALWAYS raise and lower all boats. The tide is inflation. The boats are rates. Now from (5 comments)
MeMe Who? MeMe What? - 12:32 AM
I was just Meme'd by Kerry Klun, Denver's Historical Home Expert. What in the world is that, you ask??? I wondered the same thing. But as I've looked around for more info I got tagged again by Dawn Fabiszak, the Mind Bender Blogger of AR. What I noticed is that would seem that many of you have already been tagged, even multiple times!! How fun is this!! Here's the MeMe Rules (please paste the following paragraph into your post as you are tagged): I'd like to know what YOUR Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) is for 2011. I'd also like to know (17 comments)
USS Midway Museum The month of February provides citizens and tourists alike a chance to see San Diego Museums like never before and save a lot of money in doing so. Museum month is sponsored by Macy's and the Union Tribune. Museum month has taken place in San Diego for the last 22 years and has become a marvelous time to catch up on San Diego's cultural offerings. Museum Month includes everything from the museums in Balboa Park to the San Diego (24 comments)
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