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Google Pagerank drops due to possible blogging. - 10/28/07 08:28 PM
It appears google has throw us for a loop again. My Google pagerank (PR) for my website has dropped from 3 to 2 already down from 4 previously this year. Although PR may not have a direct influence on traffic to your site it does affect how you could possibly show up in search engine. Well from what I have just researched it appears blogging may be the culprit. No sure why but if anyone else has more information on this I would love to hear about it. Here is what some wrote in a post about it Stephen on October 24th, 2007 (9 comments)
Mandatory sprinkler systems in all homes - What do you think? - 10/25/07 01:50 PM
Passed in October 2006 all new homes in Frederick County Maryland are required to have a sprinkler system installed. I agree that residential properties such townhouses and condos should have them because you never know about your irresponsible neighbor that may be carelessly smoking or rewired his home on his own. What about single family homes where no other homes are nearby and on well water. This is just another large cost that is making homes less affordable for everyone in the area. The builders will just tack that on top of all their other costs. Frederick County Impact /permit fees alone are about (18 comments)
Berkeley County West Virginia Real Estate Market Report 3rd Quarter 2007 - 10/24/07 08:22 PM
Here is a snapshot of the current housing market in Berkeley County West Virginia. As of the 10/24/07 there are 1808 current residential active and under contract listings in Berkeley County. Currently 180 of these total homes are under contract which equates to 9.9% of the total currently listed homes. The breakdown of the price ranges looks as follows: $100K and under- 33 Homes $100+ - 150K- 173$150+ - 200K- 515 $200+ - 250K- 387 $250+ - 300K- 312 $300+ - 350K- 169$350+ - 400K- 107$400+ - 500K- 59$500K+ - 53Of the 1808 active listings, 431 have been on the market 180+ days and 558 total at 90-179 days. This equates to over half of the listings that have been (0 comments)
Charles Town, West Virginia - 10/24/07 12:41 PM
Charles Town is located Jefferson County which is the eastern most county of the West Virginia panhandle. The city is named after Charles Washington, the founder, and youngest full brother of George Washington. The estimate population in 2006 was around 3900. A main attraction to Charles Town are the horse races and slots. It contains over 5000 slot machines, live horse racing, and dining such as the EPIC Buffet, Sundance Grille, and The Skyline Terrace. While the housing is more affordable than the surrounding areas such as Frederick, MD and Northern Virginia, the close proximity and the MARC train makes it ideal (0 comments)
Homes sales down 8 percent in September! - 10/24/07 11:42 AM
I just saw that NAR reported home sales were down 8 percent in September. This marked the 13th time in 14th months that home sale prices fell from the same time the previous year. With the holidays and winters months ahead I can only predict this will even worsen. The regions suffering the worst was the northeast down 10% (my neck of the woods), the west 9.9%, midwest 7% and South 6%. I'm sure the Fed's will making another rate cut as most experts agree to help pull us out of the downward housing market. With the inventory of homes continuing to climb (1 comments)
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Brunswick Maryland Real Estate Market Report - 3rd Quarter 2007 - 10/11/07 09:51 PM
Here is a snapshot of the current housing market in Brunswick Maryland. As of the 10/11/07 there are 91 current residential active listings in Brunswick. Currently 13 of these 91 homes are under contract which equates to 14.3% of the total currently listed homes. The breakdown of the price ranges looks as follows: $200K and under- 19 Homes $200 - 250K - 23 $250 - 300K- 24 $300 - 350K- 10$350+ - 15The average price for all 91 listings combined was just under $280K Of the 91 active listings, 21 have been on the market 180+ days and 31 total at 90-179 days. The average of all 91 listings days on the market in (0 comments)
Hagerstown MD Real Estate Housing Market 3rd Quarter 2007 - 10/11/07 01:06 PM
Here is a snapshot of the current Hagerstown MD Real Estate housing market. As of the 8/11/07 there are 1105 current residential active listings in Hagerstown (zip codes 21740 & 21742). Currently 93 of the 1105 homes are under contract which is only slightly over 8.4% of the total listed homes. The breakdown of the price ranges looks as follows: $100K and under- 41 Homes $100-150K- 127 $150-200K- 227 $200-250K- 233 $250-300K- 147 $300-350K- 96$350-400K- 74$400-500K-89$500+- 71Of the 1105 listings, 290 have been on the market 180+ days and 359 total at 90-179 days. This reflects over half that have been listed for over 3 months and still shows that sellers need to get those prices down to (0 comments)
Craigslist tips - Enhancing your listings Part 1 - 10/10/07 03:28 PM
It's important to make your listings stand out on Craigslist. I see many with just a plain paragraph of words mumbled together. Fortunately there is a solution and you don't have to be a expert in HTML programming to do it. Here are just some simple HTML tags to enhance your listings. <h2> - Heading tag- you could use (h1, h2, etc...) This will increase the size of your text <i> - italicized <br> - break - Jumps your text to the next line <p> - paragraph - Starts following text in new paragraph <font size=4> - Change size of your text <font Face="New Times Roman"> - (27 comments)
Referrals are one of the easiest business to get and account for a majority of many agents business. Here are are some key things to do to get these referrals. 1. Giving exceptional customer service - By providing your current clients with great service they will be more than willing to pass on your name when they know of someone buying or selling. 2. Consistent contact with past clients- Although you succeeded with step one make sure you continue to have a system in place to contact these past clients into the future. 3. Referral appreciation- Give a token of thanks to people who refer (5 comments)
FHA bans gift program - 10/03/07 05:15 PM
Not sure if anyone has written on this but, FHA plans to do away with their gift program. I currently has a listing under contract in which the sellers are giving this 3% gift money. The loan officer says we are okay since we are already approved for it. I hope so! The Federal Housing Administration will prohibit borrowers from using seller-financed down payment assistance programs that have helped hundreds of thousands of people buy homes but have come under the scrutiny of federal authorities. Here's a link to the article. http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/405223.html (5 comments)
Real Estate Careers - Keller Williams Home Towne Realty - Frederick Maryland - 10/03/07 04:36 PM
At Keller Williams Realty, we like to think we stand out from other real estate firms in many ways, but these areas in particular define Keller Williams Realty as an industry innovator and leader: Culture, Education, Profit Share, and Technology. We are a company built and shaped by talented, driven real estate professionals who know the value of having a great career, accomplished colleagues, work-life balance, and a reputation for being the best in the business. We focus on helping associates realize their fullest potential. You will find opportunities for growth, support for achieving your objectives and a true sense of family and (0 comments)
Serving Frederick, Washington, Carroll, and Montgomery Counties in Maryland and Jefferson and Berkeley Counties in West Virginia. Services include residential, farms and land, new homes, and relocation.
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