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1/3 Acre Lot in Nibley - 11/30/08 09:28 AM
This is a great value for a lot that is surrounded by existing homes. Call today this seller has 1 other lot for sale. both are listed at $45,000. Buy today and sit on them and they will sell for 60 to 70K in a year or so. (1 comments)
Shift training for 2009. - 11/30/08 09:24 AM
I and a few of our agents went to a training session that centered around the new book SHIFT. It was a great time, it focused on you personally not on the market. If you work hard and do the basic things then the market won't control you. I am excited to help my agents in 2009 have their best year ever. We always feel like we are swimming upstream but we are making tons of progress in a down market. The speaker used alot of good examples and stories to get his message across. I would encourage all to get (3 comments)
Five Ideas for Creating More Real Estate Business in a Soft Market - 11/28/08 09:29 AM
Right on thanks for the input. Via Rich Levin: On a recent coaching call we were strategizing over ways to get business in this market. Quite a few good ideas were tossed around. I am going to share the top four then discuss them in upcoming blogs. 1. Contact 5 to 15 Past Clients or people in your spheres of influence per day and doing this in a way that is completely comfortable for you and for them. 2. Conduct a Seminar or Speaking Event where you can help people make sense of how all this mortgage stuff affects or doesn't affect your (3 comments)
Real Estate Got us into this Mess!! - 11/27/08 09:20 PM
Good Point. Let's get on with it already. Via Louis Cammarosano: AND real estate will lead us out of it. The rush by millions of people to buy no money down homes and the willingness of lenders to make those loans caused the current economic crisis. With so many homes in default, interest rates low and home prices also low, the turn around in the economy most likely will begin with real estate. After all buying a home now is probably a safer bet than putting money in the volitile stock market. Thoughts? See also Real Estate Got Us Into This Mess
The Right Time of the Year to Sell - 11/27/08 09:14 PM
Great Info Via Chris Farkas: Many people who wish to sell their home have to face the question of when is the right time of the year to do so. The truth is that there is no clear answer to this question because the answer depends on too many factors and all of them are of a subjective nature. People who are looking to buy a home do so based on many factors. Are they being relocated due to a job transfer? Have they been waiting for their home to sell? The only clear trend is that during spring and summer the number (1 comments)
50 reasons to use a Buyer's Agent - ANOTHER Free PDF! - 11/27/08 09:00 PM
Great stuff and My daughter loves her monkey we got in Orlando. Via Louis Cammarosano: There was a great response to the 101 Reasons to use a Real Estate Agent, so we at HomeGain produced "50 Reasons to Use A Buyer's Agent" Please take a look and down load both 101 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Agent and 50 Reasons to Use a Buyer's Agent. They are great documents to have at your disposal when speaking with potential clients.
Happy Thanksgiving to our troops! - 11/27/08 08:57 PM
God Bless Our Troops. Via Mitch Ribak: I don't know that any of our troops read Active Rain. I was just sitting here watching a little tv, my wife in bed asleep and my cat hanging out with me. What a life I have. I have three awesome companies that are all doing good even in this market. I have 4 Outstanding children. I have 1 incredible, beautiful granddaughter. And I have my freedom to acheive or not acheive whatever I want or don't want to. Yes, it certainly is a good wife. Today was one of the first days in a year (0 comments)
Today there are 244 Active Residential Home Listing is Logan Utah. With 43 Under Contract. 495 homes have sold in the past year in Logan, UT. The average days on market is 87. The average sold price in Logan, Utah for this year is $164,933. The average List price is $195,491. If you have any questions about Logan Utah Real Estate please give me a call.
Robert J. Brown Cornerstone Real Estate Cell: 435-760-1113 Fax: 435-752-4498 Email: Robert@LiveInLogan.com www.forsalebyrobert.com www.utahcornerstone.com
Cache Valley Real Estate, Logan Utah Real Estate, Cornerstone (0 comments)
Mortgage Rates for 11-26-2008 - 11/27/08 11:39 AM
Hopefully the banks will start lending money also. Via Tom Vanderwell: Sorry for the delay in getting this out. The Land America bankruptcy has been taking up a fair amount of time with explaining and discussing the ramifications. Mortgage Rates have been updated. They are basically the same as yesterday. Recommendations and reactions: There were a number of economic reports (which I’ll get into in my Mortgage Market Week in Review in more detail) but let’s just say they were all bad with the exception of the inflation report which tame but not showing deflation. Recommendation - due to the extreme volatility int (0 comments)
To whom it may concern: In January of 2008, my husband was offered a job in Sanpete County and we were faced with the task of selling our home for the move. We researched selling a home by owner vs. selling a home with a realtor, and decided to try to get the most money we could out of our home, which we thought meant selling by owner. We looked online and got checklists for what should be done in a home to sell it quickly and properly, and began doing fix-ups. This included new carpet, paint, (6 comments)
Bridgerland Meadows Condo Market Update - 11/27/08 11:27 AM
Thanks great info. Have a good thanksgiving. Via Robert Brown: Today there are 26 Active Bridgerland Meadow Condos on the market with 4 Under Contract. 15 Bridgerland Meadow Condos have sold in the past year in Logan. The average days on market for the Bridgerland Meadow Condos is 166 which is high compared to all of Cache Valley at 120. The average sold price for the Bridgerland Meadow Condos year is $155,160. The average List price is $151,596. If you have any questions about The Bridgerland Meadow Condos please give me a call.
Robert J. Brown Cornerstone Real Estate Cell: 435-760-1113 Fax: 435-752-4498 Email: Robert@LiveInLogan.com www.forsalebyrobert.com www.utahcornerstone.com
Today being Friday, it is time for my introduction of blogs from the greater blogosphere. If you saw last week's post it was on Halloween related blogs. This week's post is dedicated to those sports lovers out there. You know who you are! You see these two icons, one to the left and one to the right? You may recognize them as the one on the left is maintained by both Danny Thornton and myself. If you haven't visited, you will be pleasantly surprised by the number of familiar (0 comments)
Dwellicious launches new beta of social bookmarking for real estate site. Over at AgentGenius, Benn Rosales, recently wrote a post about Dwellicious. I was interested in the concept of Dwellicious so I sent an email request for a beta-testing login. I doubted I would get one, as Benn stated they had 10 to give out, and I had read the article a little late. To my surprise, Dan Wooley sent me an email with info on how to login. I love trying out new things, so I was pretty excited at the concept of being (0 comments)
We Have Much to be Thankful For - 11/27/08 11:12 AM
Happy thanksgiving to all. We have so much to be thankful for this year. In a time of a slowing economy and an unsure market we still have plenty to be thankful for. Our families first of all without the support of them we would not be able to be in this profession. Our country that allows us to own and help others have part of the American dream. God Bless those men and women who are not with their families today because they are defending our freedoms in other parts of the world. We in Utah can be thankful for (2 comments)
Relief For Tonga Update - 11/24/08 11:23 PM
We now have a date time and place to hold our dinner and dance. Check out details at www.relieffortonga.com . you can buy tickets at gas stations around Logan, Grocery stores and online at www.relieffortonga.com If you just want to donate you can do it thru a paypal account on our website www.relieffortonga.com. Thank you for your support. (2 comments)
Shift Training - 11/22/08 08:56 AM
I and a few of our agents went to a training session that centered around the new book SHIFT. It was a great time, it focused on you personally not on the market. If you work hard and do the basic things then the market won't control you. I am excited to help my agents in 2009 have their best year ever. We always feel like we are swimming upstream but we are making tons of progress in a down market. The speaker used alot of good examples and stories to get his message across. I would encourage all to get (7 comments)
1/3 acre lot in nibley Utah - 11/20/08 12:19 PM
Check out this last lot in nibley gardens. Ready to build on now, this lot would have sold last year for $60K and will sell for at least that next year. This will be a great investment for someone. Owner also has another on in Nibley for the same price. Call me if you have any questions. (4 comments)
Cheap lot in Utah - 11/20/08 12:16 PM
Check out this new listing I have it is a building lot in a Cul-de-sac. This lot would have sold for 60K a year ago and will sell for 70k in a year or two. This would be a great investment to buy and sit on for a year or two or build a spec home. At this price your numbers should work. (3 comments)
Country Rental - 11/20/08 09:08 AM
Nice home in a country setting for rent, sits on over an acre of property and right next to a multi acre park, outbuildings, 4 bedrooms, 1 bath , 2 showers, all for $850 a month, call ben today with questions. (1 comments)
Rent your Listings - 11/20/08 09:06 AM
This home hasen't sold but life must go on. Seller needs to move anyway and is willing to rent this huge horse property home for $1800 a month with flexable terms. Call me if you have anyone this may work for. Thanks (0 comments)
Logan cliffside home priced to sell - 11/20/08 09:03 AM
Check out this value in logans cliffside area, good home to live in rent or flip, some upgrades, home is in good shape but could use a little love, great price for this neighborhood. (0 comments)
3115 sq/ft new listing in logan all main floor living. - 11/20/08 08:58 AM
This home is a great home with 3115 sq/ft on the main level. It also has a small basement used for storage. Also two furnaces, two water heaters, and an upgraded kitchen, this home used to be the old temple grocery store and has old charm mixed with upgrades. Call ben today for a showing or more info. (0 comments)
Good home in good neighborhood Hyrum ut - 11/20/08 08:52 AM
Check out this perfect family home in Hyrum Ut. It is a bit small on square footage but has used the space well. With 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths this home is ready for your family now. Call ben today for a showing 435-764-6683 (1 comments)
Via Kelly Sibilsky: When I was actively listing homes for sale (that was only a few days ago since I just recently made a switch) I offered my clients what is commonly known as an "Easy Exit Listing Agreement." Basically, although each of my listings was taken for a full year, I would allow my sellers to cancel at any time with a 15 day notice - and with no cancellation fee. I rarely had sellers cancel a listing, so I always felt confident in offering them an easy way out. I believe that in many cases I was the chosen agent (0 comments)
Come buy $100,000 of Equity in todays market - 11/20/08 08:30 AM
Check out this great new construction home. Home appraised for $550,000 in June 08. This home is in one of Logan's exclusive neighborhoods just above Mt Logan Park, Price dropped again to $374,900. Builder must sell Basement is paint ready come buy tons of equity in todays market. Call today for a showing 435-764-6683 or visit www.liveinlogan.com Click Here To View Virtual TourPowered by: ClassifiedFlyerAds.com (1 comments)
Huge main level living in Cache Valley Utah. - 11/19/08 11:12 PM
Here is another listing I just made a movie for. It is an old Temple Store. It was a home and a store and has been converted into a home in 2003 and then in 2007 the kitchen was updated. It is 3200 sq/ft all on on level. It would be great for a older family or a person with special needs that can't do stairs. Call me to set up a showing any time. 435-764-6683 Click Here To View Virtual TourPowered by: ClassifiedFlyerAds.com (1 comments)
Online Advertising - 11/19/08 10:07 PM
Click Here To View Virtual TourPowered by: ClassifiedFlyerAds.com It is amazing what you can do in a couple of minutes. Online advertising is so cheap and effective. I get leads all of the time thru my online advertising. This was made thru classifiedflyerads.com it is pretty easy to use. Check it out and bring me an offer. (7 comments)
Me - 11/17/08 04:38 PM
Check this out. I found out how to post this on my blog. Thanks Alan. Hope everyone had a great weekend. Still some up and down in the market but our office seemed pretty busy this morning. Let's all have a positive good week. I guess this blog wasn't long enough. It is cool all of the tech you can use to market yourself. Try to be creative and it will get others attention. (1 comments)
Relief For Tonga Project. - 11/15/08 12:41 AM
Last year ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition came to Cache Valley and Logan Utah and changed the life of one of our great families the Pauni's. They are now changing the life of many people in Tonga who don't even have the essentials that we all take for granted. During the show and shortly after one of my Clients and the Sister in law of the recipient family gathered clothes from many drives to send to the people of Tonga. She is also a professional coupon shopper. She has 10 wooden boxes 4x4x8 that are chuck full of goods, clothes, and hygiene (4 comments)
One of the greatest things about Cache Valley. - 11/15/08 12:06 AM
AGGIE BASKETBALL My family went to the first regular season game this year. This is a tradition that many Cache Valley Families have. The Spectrum is tagged as one of the hardest places to play in the nation. We currently have one of the longest home winning records over the past 5 to 10 years. Nobody wants to play in Logan Utah because they will not go home with a W. We routinely have 20 win seasons and play in post season. Aggie basketball is the place to be during the cold winter Cache Valley Nights. One of the kids favorite parts of the night (2 comments)
About Benjamn Brown Your Professional Realtor - 11/13/08 10:15 PM
I grew up in Ogden Utah and participated in High School Sports. We had a modest upbringing and went to a rough high school. I served a mission for my church in the California Santa Rosa Mission from the years 1996 - 1998. I attended Weber State University in the fall of 1998 and moved to Logan Utah in the Spring of 1999. I got married to my best friend Sherrie in June of 2000. We had our first child Kylee in Aug of 2002. I graduated from Utah State University with Honors and with a degree in Flight Technology. I (3 comments)
Anyone else out there think the lenders have swung way to far the wrong direction Again? - 11/13/08 09:31 PM
I'm wondering if any one else is getting frustrated with the current lending guidelines. I am all for tightening up on the years past but I have a great buyer that cannot get a loan. As an agent I have done everything right, the listing agent has done everything right, the builder has been very flexable and has done everything right. My buyer has already made over $100,000 this year as shown on a P and L from Quickbooks, of that $54,000 is shown as w2 income, mind you this is for the first 10 months of the year. He has (5 comments)
Cornerstone: Cache Valleys Largest group of Professional Realtors. - 11/13/08 08:49 AM
Cornerstone Real Estate Professionals is a group of Cache Valley's most experienced and effective Realtors. Cornerstone agents are among the most competent and qualified agents, and will provide you the best real estate services and resources for purchasing residential homes, land, investment properties, or condos in Cache Valley Utah. Our agents can also provide you with the best service, technology, and marketing tools for selling existing homes, new construction, multi family, or even land developments. We offer online tools and marketing exposure that cannot be matched. Contact us today for any of your Logan Utah Real Estate needs. The Offices of (7 comments)
National Realtor Convention Orlando - 11/12/08 11:50 PM
I went to Orlando this week to attend the National Association Of Realtors Convention. It was a very good time. My Co-Owner Robert came with me. We were surprised about the prices this time of year in Flordia. We stayed in a 3 Bedroom Pool Home in a very nice neighborhood for 5 nights for under $500. Our rental cars were only $110 for the week and we paid $2.07 per gal for gas. The convention was very worth while. Some of my faviorite moments were listing to L Yun talk about our profession and how the real estate market is (11 comments)
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