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Archives of real estate blog entries for July 28, 2012 (Page 3)
Preparing Buyers To Purchase A Home - 12:32 PM
There are many ways that we as professionals in the Real Estate Industry bring value to our clients, but it all begins with Preparing Buyers To Purchase A Home. Being in the lending side of the industry the value that I bring to that process, starts with my first contact with each and every Borrower, but it does not end there. I bring value to my Borrowers throughout the whole Mortgage Process, from Pre-Approval, to Applying for a Loan, through the Closing, and Post Closing. In Preparing Buyers To Purchase A Home I begin with the same process with each (28 comments)
Seeing clients as people, not paychecks - 10:03 PM
When comments get deleted, it is important to re-blog to show another view point regarding servicing clients of different price points. Please feel free to contribute on this blog and your comments will remain intact so that all sides of the discussion can be presented. Via Tammy Lankford/Broker Lane Realty Lake Sinclair-Central GA: You may or may not have read the post recently about an agent who made the business decision to NOT take clients unless they were cash clients at a certain price point. I read it, and it's been weighing on my mind since I read it. And I've decided to (36 comments)
This House is on its Last Leg - Listing Bloopers You can't Make up! - 07:01 AM
This House is on its Last Leg - Listing Bloopers You can't Make up! As seen on the MLS! Most agents put a lot of thought and effort into the MLS descriptions for their listings but even the best agents will occasionally come up with some real gems! Below are some descriptions from our local MLS I came across just recently that are just too good to keep to myself! While researching some vacant land for sale in Hernando County for a buyer, I came across this: "23,756 SF - LARGER THEN MOST HALF ACRE LOTS" Yep. Do the math. It may not be by much but (18 comments)
Homes Sales for Hernando Beach, Florida - Review April - June 2012 - 12:46 PM
Homes Sales for Hernando Beach, Florida - Review April - June 2012 After a slow start to 2012 with only 13 waterfront home sales in Hernando Beach, Florida, in the first quarter of the year, demand for waterfront properties picked up in the second quarter and more than doubled in number of Hernando Beach home sales. Inventory of waterfront homes for sale in Hernando Beach has decreased since the beginning of the year. There are currently only 52 homes for sale in all three neighborhoods of Hernando Beach. Additionally, there are 15 Hernando Beach homes currently under contract. Hernando Beach Homes (0 comments)
JUST SOLD: Pool Home in Autumn Oaks, Hudson, Florida - 02:04 PM
JUST SOLD: Pool Home in Autumn Oaks, Hudson, Florida This beautiful home in the Autumn Oaks community in Hudson, Florida was just sold by Spring Hill Realtor Silvia Dukes of Tropic Shores Realty. The Autumn Oaks neighborhood is located in north Pasco County, Florida and can be reached from County Line Road that separates Pasco and Hernando Counties. Autumn Oaks is a deed-restricted community but it is not gated. There is a nominal annual HOA fee. You will find large, custom-built, homes in the Autumn Oaks community that are located on large estate lots. Sidewalks line the streets in this generously layed out neighborhood. Autumn Oaks has (6 comments)
Hernando County Florida Homes Sales Report - May and June 2012 - 03:58 PM
Hernando County Florida Homes Sales Report - May and June 2012 This Hernando County real estate market report includes sales data of all improved residential properties in Hernando County, Florida, as reported in the Hernando County MLS system including single family homes, condos, villas, and manufactured homes.
Sales Trend: The increase in home sales from Spring 2012 in Hernando County has continued over the past two months compared to the months of March and April. Closed transactions in Hernando County increased by a combined 10% for the months of May and June compared to March and April 2012. Inventory continues to decline! (5 comments)
Because my Realtor told me so....Never say "never" unless your sure - 03:22 AM
A couple week ago a Long time Client, Owner of a real estate firm called me to tell me he was being sued. I felt bad for him especially after I heard the details of the Lawsuit. One of his agents had sold a couple a home last November who had moved here from Indiana. The buyers had emailed him about obtaining flood insurance. The Agent replied to the buyers, " I have lived in this area for 20 years, this will never flood, you don't need flood Insurance" We'll sure enough Tropical storm Debby rolls through Florida and floods their home. I (13 comments)
Really? Lost Two Posts, Today! - 01:00 PM
So, after I wrote a post explaining my lack of patience with computers and the new electronics that we use, I just lost that post because "Topic Can't Be Blank" continued to pop up and I had no idea what the system here on the rain, was trying to tell me. I did check the Topic on the Outside Blog, three times. The last time, it decided to just leave me with a blank post, yet again. I wasn't looking to post this on the outside blogs and hadn't checked that box. I am guessing that you cannot do that. I (10 comments)
Those who are brand new to the principles of Feng Shui can easily be mislead by the information portrayed on popular television programs such as HGTV or TLC when it comes to understanding the process of Feng Shui from a mental, emotional and spiritual aspect. These interior decorating shows provide excellent examples of how to Feng Shui a home with furniture arrangement, colors, textures and overall decor according to the principles of Feng Shui. But many times shun the deeper understandings with the other components that (4 comments)
Have you moved into your new home? by Feng Shui LI and New York State - 12:29 PM
Have you moved into your new home yet? by Feng Shui Li and New York State Many clients I have been working with these days say they are either to busy, not fully committed to living in their new home or are simply lazy about moving in. When you do not move in or in Feng Shui terms "claim your space," you are not energetically grounded and supported. If that is the case, how do you expect to grow, develop and progress in other areas of your life? Where you live is home. Wheater you choose to move or had to, (2 comments)
Attending a game at "Shea Stadium" now called Citi Field is always a treat for family and friends. You can tailgate before the game or simply get some great eats once inside the stadium. Honestly no matter where you sit, you have great seats :) Prices range from $12-$22 for the cheaper seats and up. Transpiration is easy, you can take the LIRR or Subway 7 which drops you off at Citi Field. Don't miss out on some great New York City fun! View Larger Map
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Go For the Gold - Active Rain Olympic Contest - 01:53 PM
If you have not read already please do. Anna "Banana" has announced a new contest called "Go For the Gold - ActiveRain Olympic Contest." It is really inspiring and those who are ready to take it on, you best do :) Via Anna 'Banana' Kruchten - Phoenix Real Estate Broker,CRS 602-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe): Go For the Gold - ActiveRain Olympic Contest
The Excitement is high for the Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics!
While I was listening to several Olympian athletes talk about what it took to get where they're at today, I was deeply inspired by their dedication, (2 comments)
Believe and achieve, Laura Via Steve Warrene Butler/Allegheny County Area Homes (Keller Williams Realty): Think Big...Dream big. We become what we think about most. So I see no reason in thinking small or negative. The thing we have most control of in life is our thoughts. Use them wisely because your dominating thoughts become your reality in life. Look at where you are in life and think of what you think about most. If you think of trying to avoid the negative... bills, (4 comments)
2 Bedroom 2 Bath Home in Sun City Arizona - 05:06 PM
• 1,204 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm single story - MLS® $67,500 - Great Price Phase II, Sun City - Sun City Arizona 2 bedroom 2 bath duplex. Great home for the budget conscious, cozy and clean with screened patio and large one car garage with room for a golf cart or extra storage. Located on Beautiful greenbelt with mature fruit trees, close to restaurants, shopping and Sundial Recreation Center.
Take advantage of this great opportunity to live Sun City Arizona, the best 55+ active adult community with 8 golf courses, 7 recreation centers each with a pool, (1 comments)
July 2012 Housing Trends E Newsletter from Dee Nofziger - 09:18 AM
Welcome to the most current Toledo Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends JUN-2012 Newsletter http://toledo.housingtrendsenewsletter.com The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau, Realtor.org reports and other sources. Housing Trends eNewsletter is filled with local and national real estate sales and price activity provided by (1 comments)
Metropolis Las Vegas Strip Area Loft for Sale $379,000 2BR/2BA/2 Story Strip & WYNN Golf Course View 2500+ Sq. Ft. Totally Upgraded HOA Dues $851 per month Explore Metropolis Lofts and Flats Here Take the Virtual Tour of Metropolis Loft # 607 Tour The High Rise Condo Towers on & near the Las Vegas Strip Here
Las Vegas Strip Real Estate price trend data has indicated that the market bottom is in and deals are difficult to come by. This 2 story high rise loft-style condo for sale in Metropolis is one of those properties that stands out from the (5 comments)
Green Cove Springs Home Values - Market Report July 2012 - 12:00 PM
Green Cove Springs Home Values - Real Estate Market Report July 2012 There are currently 100 single family homes for sale in Green Cove Springs. The average home price is $266,407 with a price range from $29,900 to 1,599,000. There are 23 homes that are pending/under contract in Green Cove Springs. In the month of June there has been 8 homes that have sold and closed in Green Cove Springs. The average closed price in Junel was $164,814 with an average of 114 days on the market. Year to date there has been a total of 49 homes that have sold (2 comments)
Las Vegas Area July 15, 2012 Active Listings by Type REO: 516 (11%) Short Sale: 1120 (24%) All Other: 3006 (65%)
June 2012 Sales by Type: REO: 1122 (29%) Short Sale: 1321 (35%) Other: 1350 (36%) This is just a guide for consumers to see what types of properties are closing vs what is listed. Currently we have the most closes in the REO sector and the least inventory in the REO sector and it is an extreme seller's market. Click here to see last month's Listing and Sales Type Report Click here to view (6 comments)
Congratulations to my seller clients in Sturbridge, MA. They survived a turbulent real estate market, took my advice to heart, and are now celebrating the successful sale of their home. Their careful planning has allowed them to take the next steps toward realizing their dreams. It has been my pleasure to serve them through the listing and selling process.
Congratulations to my seller clients in Palmer, MA. Their home went under contract within 10 days of listing the property. We had plenty of interest in this home, which is in immaculate condition. The sellers priced it just right, we had great traffic, and received numerous offers. Here's to smooth sailing to closing!
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