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Archives of real estate blog entries for February 2, 2011 (Page 4)
I Think I figured Out Your Keywords for Your SEO Strategy - 09:51 AM
WARNING. This is a bit sarcastic. I just can't help it. It's early and I'm feeling testy. But I'm pretty proud of myself, after reading several articles last night by people I read occasionally but don't follow. I figured out the keywords they were using for what I assume is their SEO strategy. Cleverly designed, the articles ought to rank right up their in terms of keyword usage...just the sort of thing Google might like. I can't for the life of me figure out what any consumer would really get out of the article, nor would they be interested in knowing more (129 comments)
Yikes! Sorry you saw me NAKED! - 06:47 PM
I hope I didn't scare you away! :/ I know, there are way too many of us hanging around NAKED. ( <-----Did you just click that link) ;) We think we're looking all cool with a little primping & fluffing (paint & carpet). Not! Really......like the Doctor always say's "After you've seen one you've seen them all....they all start to look alike!" YIKES! No, no I'm different! I don't look like all the rest! BLAH BLAH BLAH YIKES is right! Let's face it, hearing that you "all look alike" isn't going to help when you are trying to sell a Vacant/NAKED (91 comments)
Debunking the "Sky is Falling" Henny Penny's and their DIRE real estate market predictions! - 08:40 PM
Let's analyze this "The Sky is Falling" article. My comments are in (parentheses)!! Price Drop Points to Likely Double Dip in Housing Market Reuters | January 25, 2011 | 10:55 AM EST U.S. single-family home prices fell for a fifth straight month in November and could plumb new lows soon, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday. (The new monthly "Death-watch" on real estate is really getting to be way overdone! I read another Head-line stating "Nationwide House Depreciation" and it was Case-Shiller again stating that their 20 major cities had declined a Staggering .4%!! Gasp! So What!! When's the last time you got a (0 comments)
Early Spring It Is ! Groundhog Day 2-2-2011 - 03:44 PM
My husband and I admittedly claim this as one of our all time favorite movies.. and this is our favorite scene... (note: no relation to us, but LOL because he is a Connors! )Groundhog Day, the movie Ned: Phil? Phil Connors? Phil Connors, I thought that was you! Phil: Hi, thanks for watching. Ned: Hey now, don't you tell me you don't remember me 'cause I sure as heckfire remember you. Phil: Not a chance. Ned: Ned... Ryerson. "Needlenose Ned"? "Ned the Head"? C'mon, buddy. Case Western High. I did the whistling belly-button trick at the high school talent show? Bing. (1 comments)
The groundhog didn't see his shadow today in the Springfield area......which means we should have an early spring. Until then, our weather is brutally cold. Our office remains closed today, but we continued to work from our homes. So far, there's been no phone calls about broken pipes or power outages. Winter is very hard our our pocketbooks when it comes to heating the house. I'm lucky enough to have a Cozy Heat Fireplace. We only use it on very cold occasions. For those of you that want to (8 comments)
Lake Oakland Lakefront Real Estate Sales - 04:18 PM
Lake Oakland Lakefront Real Estate Sales Lake Oakland is a 235 acre all sports lake in Waterford and Independence Townships in North Oakland County Michigan. The lake is located north of Walton Blvd and between Sashabaw and Clintonville Roads. Lake Oakland is about 65 feet at its deepest and is connected via canal to Woodhull Lake. There is a public access at the end of Dill Rd. Lake Oakland,has always been a desirable lake to live on. In 2004 the lowest price house sold through the MLS was $282,150. In 2005 prices ranged from $250,000 - $1,275,000. In 2009 prices ranged from $50,000 - (0 comments)
Country Walk homes for sale - 01:11 PM
Country Walk homes for sale in Wesley Chapel Florida. The Country Walk community near Tampa, is a modern, amenity filled, beautiful community. Country Walk has brand new homes available for sale as well as resale homes. Click to view all Country Walk homes for sale.
Country Walk is located in the Double Branch Elementary, John Long Middle and Wiregrass Ranch High School boundries.
Country Walk has 2 community pools available for residents and guests.
The community features basketball, soccer, tennis, picnic areas and a huge, shade covered play area.
View Country (0 comments)
Fannie Mae Homes - 10:03 PM
I would like to make an offer on a Fannie Mae home ( tax records indicate the property has been owned by Fannie for several months). It isnot listed on any of the mls's or Homepath. How can I find out who to contact in order to make an offer? Currently, it is being rented out. (0 comments)
Florida Golf Course Home for Sale in Spring Hill, Florida: 5162 Merrifield Ct, Spring Hill, FL - 07:51 PM
Florida Golf Course Home for Sale in Spring Hill, Florida: 5162 Merrifield Ct, Spring Hill, FL This just listed: Golf Course Home for Sale in Spring Hill, Florida in the Oak Hills Golf Course Community! Newer home with open floorplan, three bedrooms, two baths, heated pool with waterfall located in Oak Hills Golf Course Community on .34 acre lot overlooking the golf course.
Home was built with structural insulated panels (SIPs) for energy saving benefits and comfort. Why put up with snow and ice? You can enjoy Florida living with beautiful golf course views right from your own backyard! Best of (10 comments)
Rolling Black-Outs in Texas - 08:45 AM
We are experiencing rolling black-outs due to the extreme (for our area) cold the State is experiencing... Now, I know first hand why all you "snow-birds" are moving to Texas. Chris Rodriguez, e-PRO®REALTOR® - #0563503 - Licensed to Practice Real Estate in the Great State of Texas Austin REAL Pros, REALTORS® - Downtown and Central (512) 981-5535 Direct Line (512) 921-1431 iPhone/FaceTime Women's Council of REALTORS® • 2011 Marketing Chair • 2010 Rookie of the YearAustin Board of REALTORS® • Realty Round Up Chairman • Grievance Committee • Learning Communities Facilitator • Installation and Awards Committee Personal Page: FacebookFan Page: Downtown and Central (2 comments)
Top 5 Questions in buying a Home in Carmel Indiana - 12:00 PM
I love Carmel. My college roommate and best man in my wedding was from there. If you are looking for a good agent. I would definatly go talk to Cindy and if you need a mortgage referral give me a call. I can introduce you to a great one in the area.
Dave Via Cindy "in Indy" Marchant- Fishers and Carmel Real Estate (Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 www.marchantteam.com): If you live in Carmel Indiana, and whether you are buying your first home, moving up or downsizing there are many questions we are frequently asked. I thought it would be good to go over (1 comments)
February is Museum Month in San Diego. Enjoy 50% off on Admission with the use of a pass given away at Macy’s. The free pass is good for 50% off the admission for 4 people. One new pass is needed for each venue. There are 39 participating museums throughout the county.
For more information visit www.SanDiegoMuseumCouncil.org I have a separate Blog Post about this and how museum month works. Check it out.
Besides all that, we have 15 or so other events that are sure please. I will be writing posts through the month about these events so (15 comments)
Twin Cities Homebuyers - 09:33 PM
7 Tips for Improving Your Credit Here’s how to clean up your credit so you get the least-expensive home loan possible. Read Improve Credit Score with These Home Finance Tips How you manage your home ownership finances affects your credit score—and your ability to refinance later. Read How FICO Credit Scores Work Buying a house, refinancing it, getting a loan, getting a job—they’re all dependent on your FICO credit score. It pays to learn how it’s calculated. Read How Foreclosure Affects Your Credit Score Foreclosures—and how you handle them—may have long-term credit score implications. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like (0 comments)
Agents need to know how to do short sales or they possibly could fail- - 01:41 PM
I just read an interesting article as to why many short sales fail. I always like to try to deal with an agent who is representing the seller that I know. Typically, if I know an agent and have worked with them in the past, I know how they operate. This means whether or not they actually do their job etc. It has been noted that most banks can tell if the agents submitting packages to them for short sales really know or don't know what they are doing by the presentations of their packages. And...guess what? If the package is (4 comments)
The Prediction is that 2011 is going to be worse this year for foreclosures! - 03:09 PM
The prediction is that 2011 is going to be the worst year yet for foreclosures. There are so many homeowners right now that are behind on their payments. I read an article from Realytrac that the numbers are close to 5 million homeowners who are behind in their payments.Realtytrac predicts 1.2 million more homes will be taken back. This number is up from 2010 which was 1 million homes. People are losing their jobs and are having a hard time refinancing due to the more stringent guidelines that the lenders are imposing. California leads in the numbers of foreclosures to other (2 comments)
I know It's Nothing New, But The Government Wants To Take Away Our Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction! - 03:15 PM
It appears that Obama really wants to put a stop to the mortgage interest tax deduction. Why? I have no idea as it does help every homeowner with their taxes. The National Association of Home Builders wants to help protect this deduction. There are other entities that want to protect this as well and they are working to do this too. We all need to come together to help put a stop to this. We all need tax deductions and this is a major one.This has been a major concern for the government to cut for a while now. But (2 comments)
In the table below lists all of the single family detached and single family attached homes currently on the market in Arlington Heights, IL The data lists available homes by price range with average time on market in each range. Should you have an interest in homes in a selected price range, send me your physical characteristics requirements. I will send complete details on those homes that meet your criteria.
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