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Home Organization Tips - 10/30/08 10:58 AM
Home Organization Tips Is your clutter bogging you down? Cleaning up and getting organized doesn't have to be a big chore if you do a little at a time and maintain it. Get organized in no time with these simple tips; start by making a project list and deadline then display it where everyone in the house can see. Closets: (Clothes, Linen and Storage Closets) No regrets. If clothing doesn't fit and you haven't worn it in a year, its time to let it go, even if you do plan on losing 10lbs. You can always buy new clothes when you (0 comments)
Background I started Twittering a couple of weeks ago and found it originally, a challenge. However, I kept plugging away, and feel very comfortable now. What did I learn and how did I get past that feeling of being alone at a party? Sign up or on First thing to do is get a Twitter account. Go to www.Twitter.com, get an URL address and sign on. Very easy! Now your looking at the Twitter interface. Search for my URL: @mcsnygg, and click on the "follow" button. Go to my Twitter (5 comments)
Social Media Networking and Blogging: The New Party Line? - 10/26/08 02:31 PM
Social Media Networking and Blogging: The New Party Line? Do you remember hearing about how telephones used to all be on Party Lines? The way it worked was that you had a specific ring pattern assigned to you and when the ring matched your pattern, the call was for you. Your neighbors shared the telephone line with you, but they had a different ring pattern. However, curiosity would get the best of most folks, and even when the ring wasn't theirs, people would still pick up the phone and listen in! Sometimes the listener would get caught, and sometimes, they'd get a real good (7 comments)
I started a new project today. I think it's going to be difficult! It's lace weight wool, black, and uses size 6 needles, with size 2 for the garter row. I stopped by my favorite yarn shop to get size 2 needles. I wanted to get wood because the lace weight wool wouldn't slip around as much. But all they had was size 3! So, I decided to use size 3. I can't imagine it'll turn out much different. I'm doing it for my son's girlfriend for Christmas. The pattern I found in this month's Interweave magazine. If you'd like (0 comments)
There is no doubt that the home buying process can get a little hectic. There are so many homes to look at, factors to consider, and papers to sign that even experienced home buyers can get a little overwhelmed. These tips should help you get into that home of your dreams with the least amount of headaches and stress. Do not go it alone. Make sure that you have a trained and experienced real estate agent working for you. A good agent will keep track of the day to day details of your transaction and make sure that you have (2 comments)
Colorado Springs Current Market Conditions The post below are the stats from our MLS, Pikes Peak Assn of REALTORS(r), for the month of September. Interesting stuff...if you're a REALTOR(r) or a Home Buyer/Sellerin El Paso County. What it's saying is that sales are down, average sales prices are down, and median sales prices are also down. The good news (for some) is that listings are UP! It's the beginning of a recovery for us. We may have hit the bottom and are starting back into a seller's market. For the last year, we've been in a buyer's market. It looks (0 comments)
My Guitar Lessons - 10/08/08 06:23 PM
I've started back with my guitar lessons. We have a really great organization here in the Springs that offers music classes, mostly for acoustical, and group. It's called the Black Rose Acoustical Society (BRAS), and it's a great place to take lesson and at a good price. Best of all, my instructor, Charlie Hall, is very funny fellow. Oh, and can he play well! The worst part about not having played in a while is that I don't have the callouses on my finger tips and it's such a pain, literally, trying to develop them. Does anyone have any suggestions or help for me? I (1 comments)
Tips on Staging Your Clients Property When you enter the home, try to look at it from a buyer's point of view. Can you see the room or is all you see the furniture and the clutter? Here are some tips you can use. De-clutter everything. Keep items in the room to sets of odd numbers, like 1, 3, or 5. Make sure items are large. No small items, it just makes the room feel clutter Remove any unnecessary furniture items from all rooms. Arrange the furniture with a focal point, and be sure to allow easy access through the (3 comments)
August Housing Stats for Colorado Springs - 10/05/08 10:15 PM
Colorado Springs Statistics of Active, Solds, Median and Average Sales Price Good news. According to these stats, we have less inventory on the market in August than in July. On the downside, there were fewer sales in August than in July. We still have a year's plus inventory. and our home prices have dropped. The average price has declined by 7%, and the median by 11%. Many sellers are concerned whether they should take an offer now at 7 to 11% less than what they might have gotten if they'd sold in July. But the alternative is holding on to the property (0 comments)
Is money getting tighter? Do you need higher credit scores? I've heard lately that credit is getting tougher to get. Even if your scores are in the 800's. However, I'm trying to figure out if this is for stuff like department store credit, or if it's actually affecting mortgage lenders. I did a little checking around and here's a excerpt from the website of one of my lenders, R. Cavendar of Simplified Mortgage Solutions at: http://www.simplifiedmortgagellc.com/RCsBlog. Check out his blog!
Here's the truth. Mortgages are available, yes even to folks with 500-something fico's. You can still get excellent rates on conventional, (3 comments)
I just returned from the NAHREP Convention in Phoenix, AZ. What a great time I had. It was at the historic Arizona Biltmore Hotel, very posh, and expensive. I had a great time. I met many fantastic people and made some great connections. And a plus to it all was that I learned some new things, too. I would urge every realtor to join NAHREP, and our local chapter in Colorado Springs, to meet with some very supportive and knowledgeable real estate professionals. Our chapter is having it's bi-monthly general membership meeting this coming Wednesday, October 8, 2008, at 11:30, (8 comments)
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