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Being Thankful, Year 'Round! - 11/29/08 08:07 AM
A belated Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. In the U.S., if you're a real estate agent, a mortgage specialist, a real estate attorney, a closing agent, a home inspector, or someone who has anything to do with the real estate industry, you're more than likely experiencing hard times. In light of these difficult economic times, most of us have been cutting back more and more and more; doing everything we can to keep our heads above water. It can be easy to start feeling sorry for yourself; especially if you add health problems to your list of difficulties. But if you stop (20 comments)
Real Estate and Home Town Blogs for Consumers - Featured Posts for Localism - 11/27/08 01:50 AM
Today I decided to scroll through my "blog history" here on the Active Rain Real Estate Network and discovered some interesting information about my Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Ponce Inlet and other miscellaneous home town real estate blog posts. My history on Active Rain began in April of 2007. I filled out my profile on April 3. On April 5 I sent out some invitations, and two of my associates joined. And on April 11, I started commenting, and posted 2 blogs. OK, so that's not exactly exciting news. So I'll get to the point. I write a lot (12 comments)
New Group on LinkedIn. The Real Estate Services Group - 11/22/08 05:50 PM
I know a lot of bloggers here on Active Rain have profiles on LinkedIn. I see the many accounts reflected in the MyBlogLog widgets in so many side-bars. Many AR bloggers have found me on several social networking sites like Twitter. I've even crossed paths with others on Trulia, when answering public questions. As I was poking around on LinkedIn a little while ago, I was having difficulty finding groups that would bring us all together. So I created one. So if you have a LinkedIn account and are not connected with me, feel free to join my network. But even (9 comments)
Port Orange 2008 3rd Quarter Real Estate Market Update - 11/21/08 11:33 AM
If you'd like to buy real estate in Port Orange FL, then you'll be interested in this post. I just recently posted the 3rd quarter 2008 real estate listings and sales for Daytona Beach, and the 3rd quarter real estate listings and sales info for all of Volusia County. This post is my continuance of the 3rd quarter real estate market reports of each city in Volusia county; this one is for Port Orange. I've written many blog posts about the beautiful city of Port Orange. Here are just a couple... Port Orange FL - A Great Place to Live Plan (0 comments)
Going Green. A FREE Way to Protect Endangered Habitats. - 11/18/08 03:26 AM
It's called The Rainforest Site. I don't think I could come up with a more appropriate name for a site that offers an easy way to help endangered habitats. It's FREE, and all you have to do is click a button. A couple of days ago, I posted a blog about my cat's recent life-or-death situation. Apparenty, the real estate market is so bad that many people can't afford to keep their pets. And I provided a link to a site where you could just click a button, and provide help for animals who need it. While I was on the (10 comments)
Is the Real Estate Economy So Bad that People Can't Afford Their Pets? - 11/16/08 11:24 PM
I was shocked when I recently read an article in our local newspaper, indicating that due to the economy, people are being forced to give up their pets. Of all the things I've heard about this horrible economy, this has to be one of the most depressing. I'm going to share something that recently happened with one of our pets. But make sure you read all the way to the bottom for a FREE way, yes I said a FREE way to help the pets that have lost their homes! Just last week, one of my cats came within hours of (19 comments)
Daytona Beach 2008 3rd Quarter Real Estate Market Update - 11/16/08 06:45 PM
If you'd like to buy or sell real estate in Daytona Beach FL, you'll be interested in this information. A few days ago I posted a blog with all the 3rd Quarter Real Estate Sales Data for Volusia County. I'm now in the process of covering each of the other individual cities in East Volusia County. Here are links to some of the market reports for the other cities in East Volusia County... Volusia County real estate, 3rd quarter listings vs sales report, 2008. Port Orange real estate, 3rd quarter listings vs sales report, 2008. Ormond Beach real estate, 3rd quarter (0 comments)
Volusia County 3rd Quarter 2008 Real Estate Sales and Market Report - 11/13/08 09:42 PM
If you're considering buying real estate in Daytona Beach FL, you probably want to know the current climate of our real estate industry. I'm happy to provide you with that information. I'm way behind on this post, but "better late than never" =) First of all, click here to view the 1st Quarter 2008 Volusia County Real Estate Sales and Market Report. Next, click here to view the 2nd Quarter 2008 Volusia County Real Estate Sales and Market Report. Each of the preceding links also include a data chart to mirror the text, as well as a comparison chart, tracking the (5 comments)
Volusia County Fair (again) - 11/08/08 01:54 AM
Hello to all my Daytona Beach area real estate blog readers. This one is another fun post =) Just a reminder. The Volusia County Fair is almost over. Only 2 more days... don't miss out! This is the last weekend for the year. And there are some great concerts lined up, as well as hundreds of adorable animals, and the most awesome rides a fair can have! Trust me about the rides. They rawk! LOL The last music concert is Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. for only $10.00. Here is Saturday's event schedule. And Here is Sunday's event schedule. Last week, (5 comments)
Has Google Just Nullified Our Copyrights? - 11/06/08 11:42 AM
This post contains what could be a blogger's worst nightmare. If you've never paid any attention to Google's business tactics, this post will give you the briefest, yet easieast synopsis of the Google giant, and just may scare the pants off you. (Please put them back on as soon as possible.) I don't know how many of you have previously heard about Google's 2002, attempted launch of it's venture called "Book Search". Basically, Google wanted to create a huge online library of sorts. But this plan led them to one huge roadblock: thousands, if not millions of copyrights, for which Google (16 comments)
Sunsets and Real Estate from Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Ponce Inlet & More - 11/04/08 12:14 AM
I love sunsets. As I was reading a blog here on Active Rain, by Eileen Begley, featuring sunsets in her home town, I got the idea to write a blog featuring sunsets in the area where I live and sell real estate. It's actually all of East Volusia County, and even beyond that, but I have a habit of taking photos of sunsets. I have a lot of them! So I thought I'd share them with you =) I should mention that a couple of these photos were taken by a friend of mine. I just couldn't resist using them, since (3 comments)
Real Estate Tools for the Techie or the Not So Techie... The Sony Mylo - 11/01/08 10:37 PM
For all you real estate tech geeks, you might like this. But then, you probably already know about the Sony Mylo®. From what I can see, it looks like the perfect text messaging gadget. The way the keypad is laid out, it looks very easy to use, and keep in contact with your real estate sellers and buyers, and other REALTORS® who want to show your listings. And if it does what it claims it can do, I would be fully on board with the social networking peeps. (I'm only about 50% on board right now... chalk it up to a (15 comments)
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