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But I want it! I'm sorry you can't have it...... - 06:22 PM
But I want it....I'm sorry you can't have it.......but I really want it........I'm sorry you can't have it......etc.etc. etc. Does this sound familiar to anyone? It seems many of us have been hearing this a lot lately from buyers who are disappointed or upset because for some reason they are unable to get the property they wanted. Maybe it has sold or maybe the appraisal came in too low. Perhaps the lender denied the loan or the seller chose another offer over theirs. They end up angry at us and blame us because they couldn't have what they wanted. It has to be someone's (21 comments)
What color is your front door? Your front door is the first thing people see when they come to your home. It is also the first thing prospective buyers see when it is time to sell. The color you choose for your front door says something about you and your home-- and can reveal things you may not realize! What is your front door saying about you?
Here's what a color psychologist might say about the most common front door colors: Blue: Studies often show blue is the most popular color. A blue front door indicates the (60 comments)
I found you on the Internet . . . - 05:27 PM
The storms in Winchester, VA, have caused a lot of damage. In some cases, it has been more damage than many long time residents have ever seen. July 4th was no different. On July 4th, I received a call from a distressed business owner. It was 11:00 pm. I always get a tad nervous when a call comes in at that hour, but this time, it was a good thing. A direct lightening strike had damaged the electrical meter on this company's three phase meter. When I arrived Thursday morning, I was even surprised at what I found. The strike (36 comments)
Helping a New Rainer, Pay It Forward was more fun than I expected. I had a fellow Realtor/Friend accept my invitation to join ActiveRain. Part of my coercion was that I had promised her a startup session and we had it this week. Getting started immediately is so important because if you don’t, it really is hard to get back to it.
We started from the very beginning at setting up her Profile section and Bio section. I learned so much when I did mine a few months ago but most of it was (66 comments)
As many of you know, I spend a lot of time in Starbucks in between appointments. It's a convenient place to get my estimates done while enjoying some nice coffee and relaxation time.
Today, I was at the Starbucks in Larchmont, a town where I tend to have a lot of success. As I got up to leave, I must have knocked something over and the guy next to me (96 comments)
Max Headroom Or Minimum Headroom - Which Would YOU Want? - 03:07 AM
So, take your pick, Max Headroom or minimum headroom - which would YOU want? This is a flip. A previous, small house was razed in favor of a large, expensive house. Everything was made newer and larger - from the foundation to the roof. Pulling up to it, from the street, it gives every appearance of being a wonderful house! After spending many hours there one fine day, there are many, many things that make themselves obvious that much of the house was put together by people who are not professionals in the trade they worked on. Name your system - (44 comments)
Entries that Blow Your Mind without Blowing your Budget
One key to a beautiful Southern Home is the Entrance – you want a Beautiful Entrance that doesn’t blow the budget! Now I often tell my clients that the Entrance to their home is where they should spend some money. You get a good aesthetic return on that money. But lately, while driving through neighborhoods, I’ve encountered several homes where the money spent on the front door is grossly out of proportion to the rest of the house and has given little in return. This house below is an example. (14 comments)
Did you know you might lose your Internet Monday July 9th, 2012 - 12:11 AM
Did you know you might lose your Internet Monday July 9th, 2012? I was watching the news last night, an occurrence that is becoming rare since I do not like to be bombarded with bad news. Well long and behold I have my attention the News Caster states that the Internet on my computer might be shut down. Armed with this information I went and searched and discovered that tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for the DNSChanger malware that could have taken over their machines (52 comments)
FEMA Disaster Assistance for New Port Richey, FL and surrounding areas: if you sustained loss or damage from Tropical Storm Debby you may be eligible for disaster aid. If you have relatives, friends, or employees who may have losses, please let them know:
You can call to Apply 800-621-FEMA (3362)For more information or to Apply: www.disasterassistance.gov or apply on your smartphone at: m.fema.gov
A dumpster has been placed at the 6400 block of Pine Hill Road in New Port Richey, FL. You can put furniture, carpet, mattresses in it but no electronics or hazardous materials. (33 comments)
Pesky Neighbors To The Left of Me, Smokers To The Right, Here I Am Stuck In The Middle Of You You finally move into your new home in the Portland Metro area, and can't wait for that first Saturday morning where you get to sit out and enjoy that warm cup of coffee on your private deck. When you first saw the home, your vision of lounging in a chair, the sun warming your body as you peruse the paper called you. So peaceful, so relaxing...oh the backyard oasis would be perfect! What you didn't expect though, was the (52 comments)
Bogged down with stuff for which you don't need your license? - 11:05 PM
It is my belief that we, the real estate professionals, should do what we are licensed to do: assist buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. "Needs" is what boggs us down. Everyone has their own interpretention as to how FAR we should go with that. Is it that we should give clients a helping hand moving? Clean their place up at the 11th hour? Hold their hand while they are picking out carpeting/paint/appliances or watch their kids/dogs/relatives? Yes, that makes us more HUMAN, but does this BOG US DOWN and take too much of our time to give the real estate service for which we (22 comments)
Battleship Texas Now Open. Lots of Cool Pictures! - 02:51 PM
The Battleship Texas reopened for visitors today. Multiple leaks allowed more than 100,000 gallons of water on the nearly 100 year old vessel. I was fortunate enough to visit her in person when I was a kid back in the late 70's.
Texas was designated a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark in 1975, and a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service in 1976.
The on board repair from the leaks continues today. Here's a picture of some of the local patchwork. Keep in mind the Battleship Texas is only one of seven Museum ships, it's also the (25 comments)
Marketing Fail - 04:14 PM
So, yesterday, as I was sitting at my desk selling houses, my phone rang. It was a gentleman who wanted to sell his house (coincidence? I think not). We chatted for a while, and I discovered the following: He needed to sell his home due to a relocation He called through the office phone He didn't know my name and, from a quick glance at my calendar, I noticed I was on floor duty He was, in fact, a rare bird come to roost. He was....wait for it....a floor call! Now, don't get me wrong - I'll take business pretty (57 comments)
Why I Am Singing IN, and ABOUT the Rain! - 11:34 AM
I'm not a high-visibility gal here in AR...which is kinda okay. Yes-have a great circle of solid online pals, and am having a blast on our AR Baseball Junkies fantasy baseball league...but I joined primarily to get a better understanding of the challenges, and thought processes of smart agents, so I could better focus/polish my written voice and grow my business. In recent months time constraints have left me less time to comment and interact, but I cruise through and read when I can. At the end of May I happened across Anna 'Banana' Kruchten's post on the Contest Group, the challenge was to write a (44 comments)
Big Price Reduction - Like New Shelton WA Home - 11:42 AM
Big Price Reduction -Fawn Lake Community Home What a kitchen! This better-than-new home has central air, vaulted ceilings, skylights, lake & mountain views from a private deck and gardens. New carpets, a master bath with deep soaking tub, double sinks, shower, and separate makeup vanity area. A gas fireplace, a large modern kitchen w/island, an abundance of cabinets, and a pantry. Outside is a large shop or hobby room. Plus a 10'x12' outbuilding for your outside storage, two decks. Ample parking plus a single carport. Better-than-new home (1 comments)
What a Temecula Home Buyer Should Know About Their New Neighborhood - 07:33 AM
What a Temecula Home Buyer Should Know About Their New Neighborhood When a family moves into a new Temecula home, they have often been diligent about inspecting the home, negotiating a good loan, and even figuring out the best commuter routes they'll travel. Certainly there is a lot to consider in finding that perfect home. Yet, there is more to picking the right home and thats insuring it's neighborhood meets or exceeds their expectations. Here are some suggestions on what every new home owner should consider before they close escrow. IS THE NEIGHBORHOOD SAFE?There are several steps of due dilligence that (0 comments)
The 101st edition of the Stanislaus County Fair starts in less than a week. This year the fair runs from July 13th to July 22nd. The ten day run is jammed packed with everything that you could ever hope to find at a county fair. There are probably a few things at this years fair that you didn't even know were there.
The Complete Stanislaus County Fair Schedule has been released and I do mean it is the COMPLETE schedule of events. Have you been wondering (0 comments)
A sign of the times in Waukesha and Milwaukee Counties !! - 05:52 AM
The rider on the top of this sign says: "SOLD IN 1 WEEK"....and we see more and more of them popping up ! Homes priced to sell and ready for the market DO Sell....and quickly ! Whether you are looking for "Old World Charming in Wauwatosa, Acres to roam in Muskego or New Berlin, the lakeside frontage you have dreamed of in Oconomowoc or Pewaukee....now is the time to Buy... AND..... If you have been waiting to sell....the buyers are out taking advantage of great interest rates and homes in the best condition vying for their buying attention.Call the (9 comments)
Seller says "Make Me An Offer" - 01:06 PM
3 bed, 3 bath, 2 car home Open House Event this Sun 7/8,10a-5p. Remodeled - Perfect For First Time Home Buyer Come & see this immaculately updated home in a new built area, featuring new 2-tone paint throughout, all new carpet, hardwood Floors on main level & master bedroom. Your Master bedroom has a walk-in closet and adjoining bathroom. The open kitchen features granite counters, tile backsplash, and new Stainless Steel appliances. From the kitchen eat-in area, walk out to your new private covered patio that’s perfect for outdoor entertaining direct from the kitchen area. Updated lighting & ceiling fans (1 comments)
There is a real interesting open house that's taking place at 6944 Harrier Drive Colorado Springs, 80922.
If you want something fun to do on Sunday between 10:00AM and 5:00PM, then maybe you'll want to take a minute to tour this place.
It's got new 2-tone paint throughout, all new carpet, hardwood Floors on main level & master bedroom.
Even if you're not in the market to buy, a little house tour is always a fun thing to do on a lazy summer afternoon!
- Juanita Simkins (3 comments)
Pensacola Florida Homes for sale and Market Report for June 2012 - 12:45 PM
Pensacola Florida Homes for sale and Market Report for June 2012 brought to by Charles Stallions Real Estate Services, we continuously monitor local real estate statistics to keep our clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends. Below you will find Pensacola, Florida real estate statistic. For last months stats scroll down, call me or e-mail for even more details. What can I do to sell my home for more money? SELLERS TIP # 2 . In my opinion the Pensacola Market will see a leveling off period beginning January 2012, depending on how the foreclosures are released into the market instead of 10 to 13% decreases (0 comments)
Pace Florida Homes for sale and Market Report for June 2012 - 12:54 PM
Pace Florida Homes for sale and Market Report for June 2012 brought to by Charles Stallions Real Estate Services we continuously monitor local real estate statistics to keep our clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends. Below you will find Pace, Florida real estate statistic. For last months stats scroll down, call me or e-mail for even more details. What can I do to sell my home for more money? SELLERS TIP # 19 In my opinion the Pace Market with the growth spurt of the last two years has helped Pace to overcome some of the downturn that had a negative effect on the surrounding cities, but (0 comments)
Gulf Breeze Florida Homes for sale and Market Report for June 2012 - 01:01 PM
Gulf Breeze Florida Homes for sale and Market Report for June 2012 brought to you by Charles Stallions Real Estate Services we continuously monitor local real estate statistics to keep our clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends. Below you will find Gulf Breeze, Florida real estate statistic. For last months stats scroll down, call me or e-mail for even more details. What can I do to sell my home for more money? SELLERS TIP # 11
A Snapshot of the GulfBreeze, Florida Housing Market Available Homes = 251 FORECLOSURES/ Short Sales = 38 Current Homes Under Contract = 88 Homes Sold In Last 30 Days = 50 Average Days (0 comments)
Navarre Florida Homes for sale and Market Report for June 2012 - 02:31 PM
Navarre Florida Homes for sale and Market Report for June 2012 brought to you by Charles Stallions Real Estate Services we continuously monitor local real estate statistics to keep our clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends. Below you will find Navarre Beach, Florida real estate statistic. For last months stats scroll down, call me or e-mail for even more details. What can I do to sell my home for more money? SELLERS TIP # 2 A Snapshot of the Navarre Beach, Florida Housing Market Available Homes = 168 FORECLOSURES/ Short Sales =21 Current Homes Under Contract = 28 Homes Sold In Last 30 Days = 4 Average Days On The (0 comments)
Pensacola Beach Condos for sale and Market Report for June 2012 - 02:31 PM
Pensacola Beach Condos for sale and Market Report for June 2012 brought to by Charles Stallions Real Estate Services, we continuously monitor local real estate statistics to keep our clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends. Below you will find Pensacola Beach, Florida real estate statistic. For last months stats scroll down, call me or e-mail for even more details. What can I do to sell my home for more money? SELLERS TIP # 2 A Snapshot of the Pensacola Beach, Florida Housing Market Available CONDOS = 126 FORECLOSURES/ Short Sales =13 Current Condos Under Contract = 36 Condos Sold In Last 30 Days = 18 Average Days On The Market =293 Average Sales (0 comments)
Perdido Key Florida Condos for sale and Market Report for June 2012 - 02:32 PM
Perdido Key Florida Condos for sale and Market Report for June 2012 is brought to you by Charles Stallions Real Estate Services, we continuously monitor local real estate statistics to keep our clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends. Below you will find Perdido Key, Florida real estate statistic. For last months stats scroll down, call me or e-mail for even more details. What can I do to sell my home for more money? SELLERS TIP # 29 In my opinion the market in Perdido Key Florida Condos is taking off once again although we are not completely out of the downturn that came in (1 comments)
Columbus was hit by a storm a week ago Friday. The storm came through about 5:00 P.M. on Friday June 29, 2012. We've had a little bit of stormy weather since. The storm last Friday was a Derecho. The photo above was taken in Delaware County in the Lewis Center area along Route 23 (Columbus Pike) just after 5:00 on June 29, 2012.
Much of central Ohio lost power due to the storm at the end of June. Most of central Ohio NOW has power back or will by the end of this weekend according to AEP. Columbus (8 comments)
Elements of a Successful Business Website - 01:37 AM
A professional Internet presence is key to attracting potential customers. However, there is a good deal of competition on the Internet, and you’ll need a website that stands out to get prospects to take an interest in you. To have the best chance for success, you’ll need a content-rich, aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-navigate website. Here are the primary elements of a successful business website: Easy Navigation Easy navigation is one of the key elements of a successful business website. A confusing, difficult-to-navigate website will only drive customers away from your business instead of attracting them and encouraging them to return. Make sure (2 comments)
I’m currently showing properties to the following buyers:
Rosa & Rex: Cathedral City, CA. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath house. Connected to sewer with gas hookup. Fixer up to $80,000.
If you know someone who wants to sell a home that meets the needs of one of my buyers, please call me.
Call Dave at:
Every day I work hard to find the perfect homes for my buyers and the perfect (0 comments)
June 2012 Alamo Creek Danville CA Real Estate Market Report - 12:19 PM
June 2012 Alamo Creek Danville CA Real Estate Market Report Part of a new master-planned community by builder Shapell, the homes for sale in Alamo Creek in Danville CA take the nostalgic atmosphere of California’s classic towns and embellishes them with the best of today’s amenities and features. Alamo Creek’s amenities and coming attractions will include a brand new aquatic center for competitive and recreational swimming, a beautiful Robert Hidey-designed community center, the grassy Mustang Soccer Complex, and a specially designed, Shapell-built elementary school. Those interested in schools will be pleased to know that Alamo Creek is located in the highly regarded San Ramon Valley (0 comments)
The Villas Dublin CA Real Estate Market Report June 2012 - 12:19 PM
The Villas Dublin CA Real Estate Market Report June 2012 This report describes condos for sale in The Villas in Dublin CA and also includes a summary of condos that are currently pending and sold for the prior month. Townhome style condos in The Villas offer 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms on 1, 2 or 3 stories ranging from 1,240 to 1,548 sq. ft. Neighborhood amenities include a pool, spa, club house and exercise facility. Condos for sale in The Villas in Dublin CA are newer homes and new construction situated in the Dublin Unified School District. Dublin High School made Newsweek Magazine’s list of top public (0 comments)
June 2012 Windemere San Ramon CA Foreclosure Market Report - 12:20 PM
June 2012 Windemere San Ramon CA Foreclosure Market Report Shown in this update report are Foreclosure Homes for Sale in Windmere in San Ramon CA that are currently listed for sale as well as graphs showing pricing trends for the year on a monthly basis. Also included is the five year history of Foreclosure Homes Sold in Windmere in San Ramon CA. Windemere Foreclosure Homes for Sale in San Ramon CA Currently on the Market* Shown below is the newest listed bank owned (Foreclosure) homes for sale in Windemere in San Ramon CA. None on July 6, 2012 Click here to see (0 comments)
June 2012 Windemere San Ramon CA Short Sale Market Report July 6, 2012 - 12:21 PM
June 2012 Windemere San Ramon CA Short Sale Market Report July 6, 2012 Shown in this update report are Short Sale Homes for Sale in Windmere in San Ramon CA that are currently listed for sale as well as graphs showing pricing trends for the year on a monthly basis. Also included is the five year history of Short Sale Homes Sold in Windmere in San Ramon CA. Windemere Short Sale Homes for Sale in San Ramon CA Currently on the Market* Shown below is the newest listing of Short Sale homes for sale in Windemere in San Ramon CA. Showing property 1 of 3. (1 comments)
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