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HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!! Now priced at 1/2 2008 value-- It's Time To Buy this Exquisite Prime Waterfront and water view acreage while the price is low. Bargain Priced at $450,000.00
Approx. 4 1/2 acres with approx. 1-acre located Bay Front! This is Deep Water, no limit to boat size, so what's your pleasure? Love to Fish, Water Ski, Bird Watch or simply sit on the deck or dock of your new home quietly enjoying the peace and tranquility that most people dream of. The remaining acreage has a Large Pond and Spectacular Views of Blackwater Bay. ~Beautiful Sunrises, Sunsets (2 comments)
Sacramento Short Sale Directory - Lender & Program Requirements & Contact info - 11:37 PM
Over the last couple weeks I have been compiling a Sacramento Short Sale Directory of sorts from my experiences dealing with the different loan servicers, loan investors, and short sale programs...so, if you are looking for information dealing with Sacramento Short Sales, there is now a section on my website aptly named "Short Sale Tools." Check it out! I have tried to make sure all the short sale information is relevant and up-to-date...hopefully you find it to be of value. I have negotiated short sales with MANY entities, and I will continue to modify and add to this directory over time. (2 comments)
MOVE-IN READY! AMAZING FIND! This 3 bedroom 2 bath home sits on 1 half an acre lot in beautiful Jackson Place S/D. This amazing home features laminent floors in all the bedrooms and dining room area with ceramic tile in the family room, kitchen, baths and laundry room. The spacious Family Room features a beamed ceiling and a masonary brick wood burning fireplace flanked by beautiful built-in bookcases and cabientry. The kitchen features tumblestone backsplaches, electric cooktop, microwave oven and breakfast dining area. The spacious master bedroom features his and her separate walk-in closets and opens onto the master (2 comments)
Average rate on 30-year mortgage dips to 4.95% - 09:38 AM
The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage fell below 5 percent this week, as investors sought more Treasury notes amid growing tension in the Middle East.Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year loan slipped to 4.95 percent from 5 percent. It hit a 40-year low of 4.17 percent in November. To read full story click here. To search MLS click here.
Experian adds rent payments to credit report - 09:42 AM
The Experian consumer credit reporting firm has added rent payment histories to its reports.Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Experian recently acquired RentBureau and is including rental payment data into its traditional credit file. It makes it easier for college students, recent graduates and immigrants who pay their rent on time to boost their credit scores. To read full story click here. To search MLS click here. (3 comments)
Florida’s existing home, condo sales up in January - 09:47 AM
Florida's existing home and existing condo sales rose in January, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Existing home sales increased 14 percent last month with a total of 12,151 homes sold statewide compared to 10,702 homes sold in January 2010, according to Florida Realtors. January's statewide sales of existing condos rose 36 percent compared to the previous year's sales figure.Seventeen of Florida's metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) reported increased existing home sales in January; 16 MSAs had higher condo sales. To read full story click here. To search MLS click here. (0 comments)
OCEAN FOUR, 17201 COLLINS AVE, SUNNY ISLES BEACH FL 33160 - 10:24 AM
Ocean 4 is one of the great new oceanfront luxury condos in Sunny Isles Beach, and just a short hop from the shops of Bal Harbour and the exciting atmosphere of South Beach. The Related Group of Florida and Dezer Development have brought this stunning new tower into one of Miami Beach's most-treasured communities. We even are thrilled that they built Ocean 4 right across the street from Starbucks! To help create Ocean 4's amazing design, Related Group brought in Yabu Pushelberg. This design firm is also working on The Apogee in South Beach and the W Resort and Residences South (0 comments)
Ocean One Condominium, 19333 Collins Ave Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 - 10:36 AM
Ocean One Condominium19333 Collins Ave Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Ocean One is an exclusive enclave of twin, 30-story towers on 700 feet of powder white beach. The extraordinary towers are home of 241 families, who enjoy in gracious floor plans framed by stunning views of the bay, city and ocean. Design by the renowned Sieger Architectural Partnership, two and three bedroom residences and penthouse suites offer a variety of elegant lifestyles.
Throughout each Ocean One residences are the most modern conveniences and special touches, including gourmet kitchens and richly appointed marble bathrooms. Every residence comes with exclusive access to an (1 comments)
Wood Destroying Organisms, Washington State - 09:34 PM
One of my favorite days, during the Bellingham Technical College classes, is the day that Dr. Dan Suomi from the Washington State Department of Agriculture takes a trip to Bellingham and speaks to the students. In this photo he is holding a plastic rat, while discussing a proliferation of the furry creatures in the state. Rats are not wood destroying organisms, but they sure can be pests. Dan has great dignity and I must confide that the plastic rat is mine but he, Dan and not the plastic rat, has a sense of humor. Dan's speaking to the class is a real bonus, (9 comments)
3 Bedroom Townhouse in Village Estates, Woburn MA - 08:52 PM
More Condo's for Sale Great opportunity to own corner unit bright 3 bedroom townhouse in Village Estates. This town house offers an open floor plan on the first floor. Corner fireplaced hardwood floors living room and sliding doors to a private brick patio, fully appliance kitchen with tile floors and breakfast bar overlooking a dining area. Second floor has 3 very generous sized bedrooms including a large master suite with cathedral ceilings and master bath with Jacuzzi. Attached garage and deeded space, visitors parking.
Tucson vs Phoenix Real Estate - 02:03 PM
When I see the national news about real estate in Arizona, Phoenix is always mentioned and Tucson not. There are big differences between the two markets. Phoenix is much larger than Tucson. The frenzy in the housing market was much larger there. The burst from the bubble is larger in Phoenix. Tucson, like many cities, suffered from the bad decisions of the large banks, lenders, and buyers who shouldn't have bought when they did for as much as they did. The number of foreclosures and short sales in Tucson are much smaller than Phoenix. Take short sales, in Tucson as of (2 comments)
Unbelievable Banking Industry - 08:58 PM
It seems that there are a lot of red lights flashing, crossing arms are down, and no trains are coming. As banks are supposedly trying to pull out of the mess they created they continue to astonish me with their level of decision making, or lack thereof. I recall a story of a large Corporation, I want to say Nextel, over a decade ago allowed its employees to make decisions at the lowest level. Because of this a technician made a critical decision to lease a helicopter to repair a mountain tower before a blizzard devastated the area. He finished the (1 comments)
Later gater---I think I hear the phone ringing. - 01:19 PM
I changed my static website, Charles Buell Inspections Inc, to a WordPress website in November of this past year---I have loved it since the day I switched over. It is super easy to update and because it is a blogging website, getting fresh content onto the site is as simple as it is to post something on activerain. Every month Webstat.com keeps track of the visitors to my site. One of the things it does is show monthly totals of visitors in a graph. Being a visual person, seeing the number of visitors made visual by a graph is useful to (28 comments)
Please note: we are comparing closings during this year's February and last year's February.
17% more homes closed in February this year.
Transactions closed three months faster. The average selling price was less by 25 percent.
Sellers accepted 26% less than they originally asked (the average sale price is skewed because of an unusually high number of $1M+ homes selling in February 2010).
There are plenty of homes in inventory at all price ranges ($170,000 - $4,275,000). Average asking price is $878,838, with half of the 157 homes (0 comments)
You taught me a good lesson about referrals - 08:26 AM
We recently received a call from an agent in Calgary, Alberta that had someone in Toronto who needed to deal with a house near Ossington and Dupont. (As an Accredited Senior Agent) We are often contacted by now, out of town, grown children who now reside elsewhere in Canada. This agent asked about my knowledge of west Toronto neighbourhoods, my proximity to the listing, sales history and experience, number of current listings in addition to number of years in real estate. I thought I had answered well and directed the Calgary agent to Google Homes west Toronto as a sampling of (0 comments)
Freddie Mac has some immediate changes for refinances. - 01:08 PM
Effective immediately with Freddie Mac and it's underwriting enging, Loan Prospector (or LP), purchase money mortgages must be seasoned for 120 days from the original note date in order to be refinanced as a "No Cash-Out" refinance. In many ways, this looks like a move to some of the benefits of the more favorable days of lending. Also, Freddie Mac & LP requires verification of funds on all refinance mortgages. This, however, is a more stringent requirement. Funds are to cover all reserve requirements and cash to close. Good tips for those who are refinancing to know. (3 comments)
Phoenix Valley Home Sale Stats - 02:17 PM
Maricopa and Pinal County as of writting this currently have 32,309 homes active for sale as reported by the local Multiple Listing Service. Of thos active homes for sale, 6,777 are Bank Owned Properties, HUD homes or Foreclosures. 9,382 are Short Sales or Pre-Foreclosures and 16,150 Traditional Sales. This means that about half the homes for sale in the Valey of the Sun are distressed properties!In January 2011 we saw a total of 6165 home sales which is down from the 6,842 that sold in January 2010.Of the homes that closed in the first month of this year, 2975 were Bank (0 comments)
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