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Archives of real estate blog entries for December 11, 2011 (Page 4)
The best holiday gift is Help with a down payment - 09:59 AM
Help with a down payment With most lenders requiring borrowers to put down at least 20 percent as a down payment – unless using an FHA or VA loan, or purchasing mortgage insurance – the best holiday gift some people might receive would be help with a down payment on a house.
According to a survey by Trulia, the biggest barrier to buying a home these days is saving for the down payment. The survey, conducted over the summer, found that 51 percent of renters said coming up with money for the down payment was preventing them from (3 comments)
Shark City Ozark | Ozark Mo Marketplace | Ozark Mo Real Estate - 06:19 PM
Shark City Ozark | Ozark Mo Marketplace | Ozark Mo Real Estate The Ozarks is famous for the entrepreneurs of many of it's residents. I found Shark City Ozark to be one of those family owned and operated companies that have become successful within the last few years. I recently met Mike and Cathy Schultz at their home in Ozark (which I listed) and they sat down with me and talked about their business. Having lot his job with the city of Ozark a few years ago, Mike and Cathy made a life changing decision to dive into manufacturing and selling (2 comments)
Tonight I'm working on my SFR designation and should have it completed before the end of the year. I earned my CDPE designation a few years ago and the SFR designation is basically the same......at least I think so.
I believe designations help agents earn more by learning more and will continue to learn every year.
I also signed up for my continuing education. In Missouri, our license (8 comments)
I did not want everyone to think that all we did yesterday at the Souto Xmas Get Togerther was sit around and sleep. Most of the time we did have fun especially since some of us, because of distance, do not get to get together very often.
The ones that had the most fun, and who make these get together,s extra fun are the kids. I think that all of us have more fun watching them then they have playing and opening presents.
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Before getting into the market trends in Red Hook for November, I just wanted to let you know Red Hook is having a Bicentennial celebration in 2012. The kickoff was in September, as you will see in the video below. During Hardscrabble day much oral history was video taped and will be shared on the Bicentennial website Red Hook 200, check back regularly for new videos and updates on events. So, how was the Red Hook real estate market in November? I am happy to inform you that it was a good month. Between the (7 comments)
Speechless Sunday What A Card - 11:42 PM
I found this card amusing Top Left - Capital $18,000,000 in my dreams Top Right - The only innocent man in town I removed the name to protect the innocent.
Middle -Always out for a good time - Let's get together Bottom left - Not married but willing to be - Are you? Bottom right - Show me your right - What does that mean? This did leave me speechless this Sunday. (14 comments)
December 10 & 11- 2011 31 Days of December Challenge - 06:48 PM
December 10 & 11- 2011 31 Days of December Challenge. December 10,2011 Yesterday I didn't do much. Sunday is usually my time to rest. But with only three weeks left till 2012,I still got stuff that I need to get done. 1. Read some Active Rain blogs. 2. Commented on some Active Rain blogs. 3. Read some online articles pertaining to Real Estate.
December 11,2011 Didn't do too much today either. 1. Responded to an Active Rain lead. Going to refer this lead to somebody else. 2. Read some Active Rain blogs. 3. Commented on some Active Rain blogs. (4 comments)
This Buddha stands in majestic serenity upon a lotus pedestal. The tight flat folds of the lower ends of his robe are typical of eleventh-century work under the Pala-Sena rulers of eastern India. One of many pictures that I have taken on my visit the Washington DC Art Gallery. Lately I have become a big fan of Arts and Sculptures. Its interesting what inspires these artists paintings and sculptures. Happy Sunday everyone.
December's Season of Celebrations and Sharing: In the Spirit of Giving - 04:09 PM
December's Season of Celebrations and Sharing: In the Spirit of Giving In this season of celebrations and sharing, many organizations in our community are coming together to collect food and toys for donation to various charitable causes. The generosity of the people who partipate often goes unnoticed to most of us. So this post is to recognize just a few of the local efforts that I know about first hand but there are many more: Member of the Breakfast Car Club of Spring Hill collected toys to donate to Toys for Tots. The English Car Club of the Nature Coast also collected toys (13 comments)
2011 December blogging challenge day 11 Today I had a Feng shui consultation in NYC Miller place Long Island. This is going to be a multiple session consultation. A lot of areas to cover. But, I am very excited to see them get everything roiling and of course the final completion of their home. Now, off to a Holdiay Pary with the ladies :)
Feng Shui Long Island NY in New York
Feng Shui Long Island Fan Page on Facebook
*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since graduating from the (3 comments)
Greenbrae, CA Real Estate Market Conditions Update ~ November 2011 - 10:24 AM
As of December 9, 2011 50% of available listings in Greenbrae are in escrow. For the month of November 2011 7 homes sold in Greenbrae (only 1 of which was a distress sale) for an average final selling price of $820,714. The average original asking price of these homes was $840,571. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $255,000 to a high of $1,450,000. Of the 7 homes that sold, 3 sold over their original asking prices and the other 4 sold for less than their original asking prices. It took these homes an average of 72 (0 comments)
Kentfield, CA Real Estate Market Conditions Update ~ November 2011 - 10:31 AM
As of December 9, 2011 25% of available listings in Kentfield are in escrow. For the month of November 2011 60 homes (only 1 of which was a distress sale) sold for an average final selling price of $1,849,728. The average original asking price of these homes was $1,959,833. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $350,000 to a high of $3,975,000. Of the 6 homes that sold 1 sold at its original asking price, 1 sold over its original asking price and all others sold for less than their original asking prices. It took these homes (0 comments)
Larkspur, CA Real Estate Market Conditions Update ~ November 2011 - 10:41 AM
As of December 9, 2011 28% of available listings in Larkspur are in escrow. For the month of November 2011 only 5 homes sold in Larkspur for an average final selling price of $1,180,400. The average original asking price of these homes was $1,226,200. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $732,000 to a high of $1,445,000. Of the 5 homes that sold 2 sold for over their orignal asking prices and the remaining three sold for less than their original asking prices. It took these homes an average of 67 days to sell. To see everything (0 comments)
Mill Valley, CA Real Estate Market Conditions Update ~ November 2011 - 10:56 AM
As of December 9, 2011 31% of available listings in Mill Valley are in escrow. For the month of November 2011 28 homes (6 of which were distress sales) sold for an average final selling price of $1,004,196. The average original asking price of these homes was $1,103,668. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $350,000 to a high of $3,200,000. Of the28 homes that sold 3 sold at their original asking prices and 3 sold over their original asking prices. All others sold for less than their original asking prices. It took these homes an average (0 comments)
Novato, CA Real Estate Market Conditions Update ~ November 2011 - 11:05 AM
As of December 9, 2011 47% of available listings in Novato are in escrow. For the month of November 2011 49 homes (24 of which where distress sales) sold for an average final selling price of $454,353. The average original asking price of these homes was $482,808. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $62,000 to a high of $1,225,000. Of the 49 homes that sold 2 sold at their original asking prices and 8 sold over their original asking prices. All others sold for less than their original asking prices. It took these homes an average (2 comments)
Huge rooms! Gorgeous secluded private lot! Wonderful stone fp, fantastic bar w/finished lower level w/ built-in glass shelves & unique TV behind mirrored back bar.
See this Lafayette home for sale soon! Please call my office at 765-497-0700 or email Cathy for more information. We would be happy to set up a private showing for you! You can also view more photos of this home and search the entire Indiana MLS at www.cathyrussell.com (0 comments)
Dear Sellers, Talk to me before you do anything rash. - 10:19 PM
Sometimes sellers have to learn the hard way. I had a listing a couple of years ago for a $20,000 less than what another agent had tried unsuccessfully to get for it. I showed them the comparables that suppported the lower price and also the ones that a buyer's agent might use even at that price to bargain lower. They were proud of all they'd done to improve it and knew to the penny how much they'd spent, so that was the best I could do. Knowing how much more I would do than had been done previously, and really liking the property (2 comments)
Great colonial in Johnson City - 3305 Bondwood Circle (Briarwood) - 10:33 PM
Update "Briarwood.. etc to make this re 3305 Bondwood 12-11-2011 http://80176f6.activerain.com/post/2561189/johnson-city-homes-briarwood-berkshire-pine-timbers-roundtree Whatever you are looking for, ask me for detailed information about the neighborhoods you may be interested in. Or tell me what you want and I'll be better able to tell you which neighborhoods you'll probably be most happy in.
APPALACHIAN CHORUS - Holiday schedule for barbershop harmony - 10:49 PM
The APPALACHIAN EXPRESS CHORUS holiday concerts give people in Northeast Tennessee good chances to enjoy the barbershop harmony for which they are famous. GREENEVILLE - November 27, Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd, 2:30 pm. $15, 638-1679. KINGSPORT - December 5, Kingsport Renaissance Center, 1200 E. Center St., 7 p.m., $12, under 17 free. JOHNSON CITY - December 8, Millenium Center, 2001 Millennium Place, State of Franklin Road, 7 p.m. $12, under 17 free. BRISTOL - December 13, Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State Street, 7 p.m. donation at the door 274-8920. We've enjoyed several of their concerts over (0 comments)
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