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Dangerous Web Site Spokeo.com Needs To Be Shut Down - 03/31/10 10:26 PM
I was recently informed on Facebook that a web site exists which contains personal information is unauthorized and that information may be yours. The web site is called www.spokeo.com and it claims to be a white pages, but it also contains your economic data, housing data, credit data and many other pieces of information that is being broadcasted all over the internet without our knowledge (until now). There is plenty of incorrect information they are putting out as well. This is criminal and needs to be stopped immediately. I think a class action lawsuit is in order. The site (spokeo.com) (34 comments)
Does Anyone Know About NACA? - 03/31/10 09:28 PM
I have recently had two people contact me and ask me if I partcipated with NACA. I have done research and basically under a government "guise", they (NACA) are trying to help borrowers and home buyers out of the sub-prime mess. In reading, the program promises the moon and the stars, but I am reading comments from the service is so bad it can take a year, to the program is a scam. Obviously the fact that they charge a monthly membership fee for years is a big red flag. Can anyone give as much information as to if this program (2 comments)
Are You Too Technical? - 03/30/10 11:45 AM
When it comes to technology in real estate, whether it is social networking, smart phones, blogging, where do you draw the line? How much is too much? How would you know that some potential clients may not have the time or patience to deal with a lot of fancy technology and just want to know the facts? Are we alienating a segment of the population that does not have the time, patience or even know how, when it comes to real estate? Maybe less is more when it comes to this tech thing. I have seen a lot of fancy (5 comments)
I am proud to announce the closing of the following home in Pocono Country Place for which I was the listing agent. Congratulations to all parties involved. I have successfully represented both buyers and sellers in many transactions within Pocono Country Place and throughout the Poconos. Please call me at 570-242-0299 or 570-629-6100 and get the results you need for "Your Pocono Home" today!
L 193 Grace Terrace, Tobyhanna, PA 18466 MLS #09-8171 No more showings, under contract. Thank You! Quiet cul-de-sac, lake view, quality built, brand new home in an amenity filled community. Open floor plan, unique design. Rooms (1 comments)
Stroudsburg, PA Area Overview And Market Report - 03/26/10 11:44 AM
As of 3/26/2010, there are 214 homes for sale listed for sale in Stroudsburg on the Pocono Mountains Multiple Listing Service. Stroudsburg encompasses the townships of Stroud, Pocono, Hamilton and Jackson and there is a difference between the actual downtown borough of Stroudsburg and homes that maintain a Stroudsburg zip code but are actually in several smaller towns and hamlets such as Snydersville and Bossardsville to name a few. Single family home prices (not mobile homes) start from $99,000 and the highest priced listing currently is just under $1.5 million dollars, with most homes falling into a range between $150,000 to $550,000. 70 homes (0 comments)
Many Pocono Real Estate Agents Are Doing The Brokerage Shuffle, I Am Not....What My Stability Means For You - 03/23/10 09:46 PM
Here in the Poconos, a good number of agents have jumped ship from one broker to another and even another in a period of just months. One thing is consistent and that is you will find me, Jason Feinman of Weichert, Realtors - Acclaim, at Weichert, Realtors - Acclaim for a very long time. When you have the solid brand recognition that Weichert brings, our widely recognized Open House program, one stop shop services, agents with a proven track record, like myself, who strive for and achieve excellence through sales, testimonials and earned designations, that equals an uparalleled level of stability and (1 comments)
The Realtor Reviews...Technology Edition: Droid vs. Blackberry Storm - 03/23/10 01:36 PM
After a disappointing year with my Blackberry Storm which featured many freeze-ups, dropped and missed calls and other problems, I asked the person at Verizon Wireless (a kiosk at the Stroud Mall), which phone would give me the same capabilities as the Blackberry Storm but without the problems. He recommended the Droid by Motorola and I have to say it is the best smart-phone I have ever owned. It does not freeze-up, it surfs the internet fast, links fantastic with all my contacts and social network sites like Facebook. I can shoot quality video on my phone and download in (2 comments)
Spring Into "Your Pocono Home"! - 03/23/10 12:39 PM
Kick off the Spring season by making an appointment for a home buyer consultation with me, Jason Feinman of Weichert, Realtors - Acclaim. I will listen to your needs and my years of experience combined with my track record of proven results, have made me an ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative) by the National Association of Realtors. I have also earned the e-PRO (Internet and Technology Professional) and AWHD (At Home With Diversity) designations, which demonstrate my committment to excellence in both gaining advantages for my clients through the use of the internet and technology, and respecting peoples' cultural beliefs, respectively. I like to let the (0 comments)
The Crybabies Of ActiveRain - 03/23/10 12:14 PM
If you look at the categories of where you can post on ActiveRain, one is called ActiveRain Block Party. It is a party, to have fun. Another is for off topic, humor, etc. So when I just saw a post about people "gaming" the points system and violating copyrights (are you for real!!!) I was flabbergasted. I have NEVER posted a joke but for people to be upset about this is LUDICROUS! How about spending less time worried about your points and more time selling real estate or just out work the jokesters or beat them at their game. Good (14 comments)
Yes, I AM Going Golfing! - 03/20/10 08:37 PM
As a full-time Realtor, it is hard to balance work, family and get some play in, but that is what I am going to do tomorrow, when I tee it up at the beautiful Water Gap Country Club in Delaware Water Gap, PA. The weather has been nice to start the Spring season and after a weekend of listing appointments but no showings with buyers, I am able to allow myself some time to get a round of golf in. So many times I am either busy with work or family obligations that I do not get to enjoy time for (5 comments)
Fantastic Home + Great Location + Great Price +Low Taxes + Amenities Galore = You Win! - 03/19/10 09:02 PM
This beautiful home in Blue Mtn. Lake Estates in East Stroudsburg, PA awaits you. 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 and a half baths plus a full finished basement w/ wet bar, recreation room and so much more. Walk across the street to pool, courts and clubhouse. Priced right and low taxes means you cannot afford to pass this up. Call me today! (2 comments)
Use the given zip code to search for homes in East Stroudsburg or change the zip code and/or radius to find homes throughout the Poconos. When you find the home you are interested in, call me, Jason Feinman of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins and Associates at 570-242-0299 or 570-421-8950, and set up your personal consultation and showing appointment. Work with an ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative) and certified e-PRO (Internet and Technology Professional) who has the experience and proven track record of results you can count on.
What Is A Custom Home? - 03/17/10 09:40 PM
If you are looking to build a new home, there are some things that you must be aware of that make custom homes different from other new home builders. One, because a custom home is custom, that means floor plans and models can deviate differently from pictures. You can have a general idea of what the home will look like and dimensions, but when you sit down with an architect and he draws up plans, you can increase or decrease room sizes, change features, etc.. Second, you most likely will not see a home built like the one pictured because (2 comments)
The Realtor Reviews...La Vina Restaurant, Fine Spanish and Italian Cuisine, Reeders, PA. - 03/17/10 09:15 PM
Just finished dining at La Vina Spanish and Italian Restaurant located on Rt. 715 in Reeders, PA. The owner and host Mario, hails from Spain and the authentic Spanish flavor is present from start to finish. Their homemade sangria is a delight that will set the mood right. My wife had the paella which our server Danny recommended, as he stated that is their signature dish. My wife had to take a good amount home as the portions are very generous. My son had meatballs and spaghetti, but there are many kid-friendly choices including hamburgers and chicken dishes. As for me, (0 comments)
St. Patrick's Day In The Poconos - 03/17/10 02:42 PM
Stroudsburg and other parts of the Poconos, lay claim to a large percentage of Irish Americans dating back to the 1800's. Many Irish immigrants used to work on the coal mines and the railways during the era. A group of coal miners who dubbed themselves The Molly Maguires, fought back against the coal barons who were greedy and subjected the workers to deplorable conditions. Unfortunately, that story didn't have a happy ending, with the group dismantled and many members being jailed and executed. A jail in Jim Thorpe, PA that housed some of the members was featured on Unsolved Mysteries, as a handprint (1 comments)
Fire Sprinklers Are Mandatory In All New Construction In PA Starting Next Year - 03/13/10 05:25 PM
Pennsylvania building code requires all newly constructed single family and two-family homes to be equipped with fire sprinkler systems beginning January 1, 2011. New townhouses already have been subject to the sprinkler law since 2009. It seems that big builders like Robert Brown of RGB Homes are worried about extra cost and not the protection of lives and property. I am sure that home owners' insurance costs will be lower because of the new rule. I used to be a sprinkler fitter before getting into real estate and I have seen sprinkler/suppression systems save lives and property. I think the demand for (2 comments)
Impeccable Pocono Home/ Across From Amenities/ Fabulous Man Cave! - 03/09/10 01:15 PM
350 Escoll, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 MLS #10-1917Welcome Home! You will feel very lucky when you make this gorgeous home in amenity filled Blue Mtn. Lake Estates yours. Walk across the street to pools, courts and play all day, then come home and relax in this spacious home w/ large rooms, elegant style, fully finished basement, w/ game room, wet bar, full bath and more! Low taxes and a home warranty. WOW!
Is Your Realtor An Area/Regional Expert? - 03/08/10 01:23 PM
If your Realtor is spread out over 5 (just a random number) counties and holds licenses in several different states, do you think you are going to get the targeted marketing, area knowledge and personal service you need to have an advantage whether buying or selling real estate anywhere? Can that Realtor discuss regional issues, or be knowledgable about the different attractions, resources an area or community has? Do they know about area restaurants, schools, traffic, etc.? I do not think so. Yes, it is a difficult market, but having Realtors trying to cover areas that they are not familiar with (4 comments)
Neat and Clean? - 03/08/10 11:40 AM
Using the term "Neat and Clean" in your description is fine IF your sellers are going to maintain it that way. If they (the sellers) are habitual pigs, than maybe you (Mr. or Mrs. Agent) will want to change that description or address property/showing condition in the private remarks and talk to your seller about maintaining appearances. In this highly competitive buyers' market with a lot of homes for sale, the difference can be uncluttering space hidden behind lots of junk. I like to say when I take a listing, that it is a partnership, not a dictatorship, in marketing and (3 comments)
Middle Smithfield Supervisors Do Not Have Citizens Best Interests At Heart - 03/04/10 11:20 AM
An unprecedented level of arrogance and disrespect for the will of the people was on display at a public hearing regarding proposed zoning changes in Middle Smithfield Township, which, if approved would allow adult entertainment and other undesireable establishments along Rt. 209 through the township. At the center of this issue is that one of the supervisors, Bob Spano, has an conflict of interest in that he is trying to sell a property that he owns and cannot find a buyer to make money off the sale as it is currently zoned. He used his power to advertise, incorrectly, that the (1 comments)
Real Estate Magazines - Nothing But Corporate Shills - 03/03/10 12:41 PM
It is sad to see some real estate publications being used to promote particular companies and just cater to whoever pays them to play or cronies up with them. Everything from "featured articles" on brokerages to the pushing of the so called latest and greatest products, it makes me sick who is being catered to and who seemingly gets left out in these publications. I am not going to name names but I think most people know what I am referring to. (2 comments)
What Can The #1 Rated Pocono Real Estate Web Site Do For You? - 03/02/10 09:15 PM
www.YourPoconoHome.net is the #1 rated Pocono real estate web site as a combined ranking of the major search engines for keywords and phrases pertaining to Pocono real estate. From individual towns such as East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Bushkill, Tobyhanna, Mt. Pocono and more, to terms like Pocono homes for sale, Pocono real estate and more, more people are finding and turning to Jason Feinman of Weichert, Realtors - Acclaim for "Your Pocono Home". Whether you are buying or selling, I am listening to your needs and I work hard to get the results you deserve. If you are looking to buy a (1 comments)
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