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Archives of real estate blog entries for July 10, 2012 (Page 8)
But I REALLY want this HOUSE!! Sorry...wont let you buy it! - 07:36 AM
How many times have you heard this?? I can count at LEAST four times this year. All first time home buyers...they "think" they know what they want, but when I go through their needs analysis, I know what they NEED. I see enough homes and have sold enough homes (and lived in enough homes) that I "usually" know best. I have had clients so mad at me for not letting them buy a house that I knew was SO wrong for them...then incredibly happy when the "right" house came along. I know SOOOOO many agents that would have sold them that (2 comments)
My Christmas Tree is going to GLOW when I PLANT IT!! - 11:58 AM
Yeah...true story. FIRST and foremost: Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. As you know (or might NOT know if you aren't in radon areas), 4.0 pCi/L and below are deemed as "safe" and the air outside is at about 4.0pCi/L. You can find out all about radon, our gaseous friend, but clicking HERE! I digress......... I was representing the buyer in the transaction. I was their THIRD agent (that should have tipped me off), but me being the cowgirl that I am "think" that I can wrangle just about any buyer or seller and find them SOMEthing. Too many loooong (2 comments)
*** VALENCIA OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY! *** - 10:46 AM
*** OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY, JULY 15th 1 - 4pm ***SHARP VALENCIA "CREEKSIDE" HOME! Terrific detached home with nice floor plan! Upgraded tile and carpet flooring, custom paint, recessed lighting, and more! Open kitchen with breakfast bar/peninsula, tile counters and gorgeous cabinetry! Loft/office, huge Master Suite with double door entry, walk-in closet, bathroom with dual sinks, separate shower and soaking tub with tile surround! Two car attached garage with direct access! Excellent location within the community! INCREDIBLE VALUE!!!View FULL DETAILS and additional PHOTOS here:http://www.househunterspot.com/homes/24064-Whitewater-Drive/23965464/ (0 comments)
Canyon Country Home for Sale - 10:54 AM
GREAT HOME WITH AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE YARD ON A CUL-DE-SAC! Nice home in a central location, open entry with soaring ceilings, formal living and dining room, kitchen with laminate wood flooring, tile counters! Backyard patio leads to a huge grassy side yard with private basketball court! Tons of room for playing or entertaining! HURRY TO THIS ONE - FANTASTIC VALUE!View FULL DETAILS and additional PHOTOS here:http://www.househunterspot.com/homes/20044-Tanager-Court/23889551/ (0 comments)
Condo for Sale in Valencia - 11:05 AM
TERRIFIC 'SIENA VILLA' WITH TWO MASTER SUITES! Upper end unit with two Master Suites, walk-in closets, vaulted ceilings, light,bright and neutral! Formal dining, fireplace, gated parking! Located in the heart of Valencia, walk to great restaurants and shopping! Steps to the resort like pool,spa and tennis courts! INCREDIBLE VALUE!View FULL DETAILS and additional PHOTOS here:http://www.househunterspot.com/homes/24115-Del-Monte-Drive/23965471/ (0 comments)
Miami Beach Condos Luxury Living, A Place to Learn How to Live Well - 07:56 AM
Earlier this year, Real Estate News channels included Miami Beach in its forecast for the best housing markets, even in wake of what has been called the worst real estate market crash ever for this and other areas. This comes as no surprise because Miami Beach is an area that started recovering over a year ago. Miami Beach condos although they did hit in the market downtown, have been the first in our local recovery to show positive signs of doing well, especially the luxury real estate market. With that being said, Housing Predictor was only confirming what we already (2 comments)
Treat your tenants right...whack them with a shovel - 06:37 AM
Wow, what a day..While inspecting an apartment complex, the buyer, the agent, and myself were waiting for the manager to open the mechanical room. He was only 3 hours late and we found that he was very unpopular with the tenants due to the numerous safety and maitenance issues that have been neglected..so much so that one of them got in a fight with him..Physically! What was shocking was when the manager started hitting the tenant with a small shovel!! Police came and we still didn't get in the room...the deal was pretty much dead anyway.Geezz (3 comments)
Wake Forest NC Real Estate - Weekly Market Report for July 1 - 7, 2012 - 05:01 AM
It has been a busy week in the Wake Forest NC Real Estate Market! Here is the latest report with the Actives, Solds, Under Contract and Contingent properties - lot's of movement in the New Home inventory! There were 26 new listings added to the Homes for Sale inventory last week with only 1 of them being short sales! Just an FYI - there have been indicators that a few mores short sales and foreclosures will be hitting the market later this Summer making competition even more fierce! The price range for new listings ranges from $114,990 - $1,490,500 with a variety that (0 comments)
Wake Forest NC Neighborhoods - Thornrose - 05:16 AM
Thornrose in Wake Forest NC is a wonderful subdivision with a variety of home styles offered in a very sought after price point! Located just off of Forestville Road, Thornrose is extremely convenient to shopping, dining and every day conveniences. You'll also find commutes to RTP and Raleigh super easy with access to Hwy 401 or Capital Blvd just minutes away. The tree lined streets of Thornrose welcome you home to a community that is rich in beauty and a great neighborhood fabric. The Thornrose residents only neighborhood pool is THE focal point in the summertime! Keep in mind that there Homeowners Association Dues paid monthly to help maintain the community (2 comments)
INFOGRAPHIC on where and how people spend their vacation - 08:02 AM
I'm starting to feel a sense of normalcy returning to the economy. People are buying homes again, people are travelling (I can see it on the freeway on the weekends--lots of cars loaded up with vacation gear), and I was at the airport this past weekend, and it was packed. Sadly, one of my close friends who lives in a resort area, has left the real estate business. I tried to get him on Active Rain, where if he just wrote about his area, I think he would've done well... He never signed up. Anyway, here is an INFOGRAPHIC on where (4 comments)
Dagny’s Real Estate is pleased to announce that Scott Webster has joined the Fairfield County CT based real estate brokerage. Scott has over fifteen years’ experience in the marketing and teaching industry. Scott, at the present time, also teaches Spanish at the Wilton High School, heading the World Language Department. As a Wilton, CT native and lifelong resident, Scott is an active member of the local community. Scott graduated from Wilton High School and has a Bachelors Degree in Spanish (6 comments)
The Nichols Canyon California Daily Real Estate Blog for Tuesday July 10, 2012 The Beverly Hills Real Estate blog www.patandmelody.comWelcome to the written blog and check out our video blog which is posted around noon time here or on Facebook: http://youtu.be/RARFrydFiag Tuesday-Sunny and 92 today. Be cool. The All Star game tonight on Fox. Today we have a ton of real estate news from the newsroom RESPA "no-new-service, no-second-fee" rule becomes no-new-service, no-split-fee rule; find out what's really driving current home sales; why forecasters jumped the gun on the housing recovery; count the blessings that come with homeowners insurance; (0 comments)
A Key Box Does Not Mean An Open House - 03:19 PM
When a home is actively on the market for sale, and there is a key box on the property, it does not mean “Come on in”. It means that the house is on the market and you need to go through the proper procedures to gain access to that home. Usually it means you call the listing company or listing agent or owner if it’s a “For Sale By Owner” property and you make an appointment to go view the property, even if you know it’s a vacant home. The proper protocol is to let the right people know that you (0 comments)
Real Estate Agent Conflict of Interest... - 02:05 PM
"Undivided Loyalty" -- NO ONE gets that, and yet . . . it's so simple. UNDIVIDED LOYALTY is loyalty to the principal and it's not compromised -- DIVIDED -- between anyone. Undivided Loyalty is part of the FIDUCIARY DUTY of a Realtor(r) . . . until they want to have the division, the great divide and dive into the double-dip pool. Eve Alexander's post is simple and to the point. Most people (consumers, clients, customers) don't have a clue that they can demand, and should demand, UNDIVIDED LOYALTY from their agent -- loyalty from their agent that can not be "divided." But they have (6 comments)
Is It Too Much To Ask? - 06:37 PM
Keeping this simple . . . and watch how complicated it gets. I take my client out over the weekend to tour homes. The Buyer finds a house and we write up an offer. The listing agents (a husband/wife dynamic duo . . . rolling eyes) receive the offer Sunday evening. Apparently, the seller works odd hours and they can't get anything "formally" to us but for the sake of fine-tuning, they email me the seller's counter and call it a "verbal." I'm not happy with this arrangement, but we iron out a deal. Because we've ironed out the kinks, I ask for Seller's counter (11 comments)
Ok, so I have been told I should write a journal about our trip to Santa Cruz since this is a family tradition of over 30 years. I have been coming to Santa Cruz since I was 16 and I suddenly realize that this is almost 40 years now! Both of my daughters have spent this same week in Santa Cruz every summer of their lives. It’s funny how some things change so much and yet how Santa Cruz seems to remain the same…this seems to be why we all feel as though we are coming home.
We take (2 comments)
Same time next year....Santa Cruz vacation - 07:51 PM
Continued from Our Santa Cruz Vacation.... My daughters seem to love the tradition of our yearly family vacation in Santa Cruz. I have tried a couple of times to take them someplace else and the answer is always “only if we can go to Santa Cruz too!” So year after year we take the trek to the Santa Cruz coast and have an incredible family vacation together. Since we do it the same time each year it almost feels like coming home! Especially since not much changes in Santa Cruz. I have rented homes from Kendall and Potter for almost 20 years now…the (0 comments)
Home Purchasing Power Jumps - 12:59 PM
With mortgage rates down to all-time lows, you can buy a lot more home for your money. Home affordability is at an all-time high. According to last week's Freddie Mac mortgage rate survey, the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage has dropped to 3.62% nationwide. This is down from 4.08% in March, and down from 4.60% from one year ago. Mortgage rates are "on sale". Falling mortgage rates can make one of two changes to the way a Maple Grove home buyer looks at properties. They can either make a given home's monthly housing payment that much more affordable to a buyer, (0 comments)
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