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hernando county real estate: 2 Story Florida Cottage - 2.65 Acres! Short Sale - 05/27/11 10:12 AM
I really like the website www.realbird.com It makes a great listing presentation and is fairly easy to use. Another bonus is that if you click the links on the side to view more photos or a description and scroll down, you have an option to change the language of the page...to 10 different languages! Very cool! Two Story Florida Cottage (9 comments)
hernando county real estate: Kayaking Down the Weeki Wachee River - 05/22/11 08:15 PM
What a perfect day for kayaking down the Weeki Wachee River in Florida's Nature Coast . My thanks to Bobbi Glenn for organizing a morning of indulging in Nature's beauty and networking with Realtor friends. What a great opportunity to get together with friends and meet spouses and their children. We were blessed with an abundance of wildlife viewings, from giant turtles, schools of mullet, Manatees, cranes and a deer! As we drifted past a residential area, a crane landed and walked up to the door of the house, appearing as though it was waiting for a treat. The weather was (6 comments)
hernando county real estate: Florida Captures 31% of International Homes Sales - 05/20/11 10:12 AM
The state of Florida leads the way in capturing International Home buyers with 31% of all foreign buyers in the US. According to the National Association of Realtors®' 2011 Profile of International Home Buying Activity, California, Texas and Arizona respectively were the top destinations. This is great news for Florida and other markets that were hit hardest with the housing downturn in past years. With low prices, plenty of inventory and the opportunity for a secure investment, foreign owners look for rental opportunities and long-term appreciation potential. This is not an accidental trend. Last year I received my Certified International Property (7 comments)
hernando county real estate: Yurts, another Alternative Lifestyle in New Mexico...and elsewhere - 05/15/11 01:08 PM
So what exactly is a Yurt anyway? I first heard of one when a friend who had moved to New Mexico sent me an ad from Craig's List offering a Yurt for rent. It was fairly reasonably priced and my curiosity was piqued, so I started to investigate. A yurt is a canvas tent house, sturdy enough to withstand bitter winter weather and originated in Mongolian Asia about 3,000 years ago. Today's Yurts can be constructed quickly, are durable, and surprisingly, very comfortable and appealing to many people who are looking for a more simplified lifestyle. While visiting New Mexico this week, (10 comments)
hernando county real estate: Fannie Mae Housing Survey: Consumer Outlook Improving - 05/12/11 12:59 AM
Fannie Mae's latest National Housing Survey demonstrates America's cautious optimism about home prices, the economy and personal finances, despite their lack of confidence in the overall strength of the country's economic recovery. Despite consumer caution, however, 57 percent of Americans still believe that buying a home has a lot of potential as an investment, and rank homeownership higher than other investments, such as buying stocks and putting money into an IRA or 401(k) plan. Some interesting results of the survey indicate: • 33% of Americans believe the economy is on the right track • 42% of respondents expect their personal finances to improve (0 comments)
hernando county real estate: Agent Reviews for Online Credibility - 03/14/11 10:07 AM
It appears that Agent Reviews will be the avenue for buyers and sellers to shop for an agent in the near future. I learned at Convention last month that in 2007, 78% of consumers said they trusted peer recommendations. That number jumped to 90% in 2009, according to the speaker. He sited that Amazon and Ebay purchases are based on peer recommendations. If you go to google and type in the words "real estate agent" the top autopopulated word is "review". Wow,the number one search for real estate agents! Zillow and Homes.com have both begun promoting agent review, inviting agents to (3 comments)
hernando county real estate: International Real Estate Buyers in Florida - 11/09/10 09:58 AM
The International Real Estate buyers are coming to Florida to take advantage of the incredible opportunities they have to purchase. The Canadian Real Estate buyers have a particular advantage, as their dollar is now as strong as the US dollar and Florida has historically been their first choice for a vacation or retirement home. In an International Real Estate Purchase/sale, there are two major factors to consider: the real estate transaction and the currency exchange rate. With the relatively weak US dollar and unbelievably low prices, our International investors are finding Florida properties irresistable. Current statistics show that approximately 27% of Florida (0 comments)
Jeanne M. Gavish, CIPS,GRI,SRES,SFR Keller Williams Realty Elite Partners
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