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Home Sales 80% (!) down from boom peak - 11/24/10 11:26 AM
According to CNN Money this am home sales compared to the peak in the boom year (2005) are down a whooping 80%. Another reason why a seller now needs the very best marketing brokers can offer. Sellers, you need to demand great pictures, video, virtual tours, first class flyers and expert presentations wherever a buyer might look. Your property needs to literally stand out. So do ask what a brokers can do and compare. You compare TVs, cars and phones, you read reviews online and do all you possibly can to purchase the right gadget. So why not putting brokers to the (0 comments)
Who owns the mortgage? UNBELIEVABLE CHART! - 11/19/10 06:16 PM
I just read this. Once you have seen the chart and think about the Rolling Stone Magazine article you know there is more trouble ahead http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/16/mortgage-security-chart_n_784274.html Enjoy ;-) (7 comments)
Beautiful Waterfront Villa - 11/18/10 08:41 PM
Would love to live on the banks of a majestic river? Wake up in the morning to the great panorama of the Umpqua River. Check out the Virtual Tour: http://www.visualtour.com/show.asp?t=2063514&prt=10003 Thanks for looking Annette Sievert Lic Broker in OR CB Valley Brokers 541 205 5551 (0 comments)
Balance the National Budget - you can do it! - 11/18/10 08:03 PM
Hello all, When reading the NYT, my only true addiction, a few days ago, I found this "game". You can change parts of the budget to balance it and see how it pans out. Here is the link: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/13/weekinreview/deficits-graphic.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=ab1 Have fun and let me know how it went. (4 comments)
The Talkers and the Listeners - 11/17/10 11:38 AM
Just read this, explains a lot... http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704658204575610921238173714.html
Unemployment benefits are creating another problem - 11/17/10 11:24 AM
319 Billion. That is what was paid out in unemployment benefits since the recession began. 99 months are now the benefit period, not 65 months anymore. higher unemployment taxes are collected from companies to finance (not cover) the burden. So every additional employee costs additionally and that makes employers even more careful to hire. Talk about a vicious cycle. Another part of raising the deficit and public debt. A lot of people will stay unemployed after the 99 months are over for them. Those are most likely loosing their houses sooner or later. Still more to come.... (0 comments)
Great Article about the Foreclosure Mess - 11/16/10 02:22 PM
Driving from an appointment this morning I listened to NPR and to an interview with the author of this article http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/232611 While Rolling Stone is not the outlet with language like WSJ I found the article very intriguing. Enjoy!
Upgrades that work for your sale - 11/03/10 07:02 PM
So you want to sell and ask yourself what you can do to add to the value of your home. You are pondering a new deck, kitchen counter tops, new floors in the bath..... Before you change, fix. Your house is in need of..... take care of the need first, maintenance and repairs go before updates. Do not install granite counter tops when your walls have not been painted in 15 years. Make an inventory of items and issues that are in dire need of fixing, repairing and TLC. When you have a clean slate (the roof is fine, the walls have (5 comments)
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