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Whats Happening 11-30-11 - 11/30/11 12:17 PM
Another Hump Day! So glad especially since I have a closing later today and may write up an offer tonight. The offer may be difficult to get worked out but it really depends on how flexible the seller is going to be. Such is life in real estate.... Not real happy about this cold weather. Especially when it is like it was yesterday evening with the drizzle and cold chilling you to the bone. It isn't even the coldest part of the year yet. Just glad I live in South Carolina instead of someplace that gets bad winters.... Anyway, posted several (0 comments)
Bascomb Drive Iva South Carolina - 11/30/11 10:48 AM
Ya Snooze Ya Lose! Sorry but this home is no longer available! Please visit my website to Search All Listings! (0 comments)
What's Happening 11-28-11 - 11/28/11 02:31 PM
Monday has arrived after a long holiday weekend! And to top it off it is a rainy dreary day!I imagine many people were groaning and wondering how a long weekend could fly by so quickly. Don't let it get you down though! Maybe the latest real estate news will cheer you up? Why do I say that? Because some great news for real estate and the economy was released today! PLUS I talk about some other important news for real estate and the economy with my normal sarcastic commentary! So to find out about this great news and many other interesting (0 comments)
What's Happening 11-27-11 - 11/27/11 01:06 PM
Good afternoon. Waiting on the Christmas Parade to come roaring by the office in a little while. The bikes have been going by for at least an hour. This is the 31st Annual Toy Parade and it starts at White Jones Hardware just down from my office. It is amazing how much good the local bikers do yet the local newspaper ignores their hard work for various charities. I guess unless you look a certain way or dress a certain way then they want to pretend you just don't exist...... But it is hard to ignore the roar of several hundred (0 comments)
What's Happening 11-25-11 - 11/25/11 02:50 PM
Well I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours did not turn out too great because sadly my sister, brother in law and both of their kids came down with the flu. They are feeling better today but to prevent spreading the flu to even more people we called off our family get together. Not too many people feel like having a BIG Thanksgiving meal when they are sick as a dog anyway... So my wife and I have a HUGE plate of Deviled Eggs to eat at the house and we ended up going out to eat for our Thanksgiving (0 comments)
What's Happening 11-23-11 - 11/23/11 03:11 PM
Well here we are the day before Thanksgiving. Sadly there is a good possibility that some people are feeling that maybe this year is not one to be thankful for. But the truth is we always have something to be thankful for... If you are reading this, then you are alive which means you can give a one fingered salute to the world. If you are down, remember that without the valleys, there would not be any mountain tops to sit on and watch the sun rise.... More importantly, we must always remember that the most important things in life are (2 comments)
What's Happening 11-21-11 - 11/21/11 06:02 PM
Well Monday is almost over and considering it is supposed to be a short week maybe we will make it to the weekend with out too much griping or complaining. Well unless you are some for those unlucky enough to be working on Friday.... I just shared the latest real estate news from NAR over at my website but as usual I included the information buyers and sellers need to start to understand our local market. Please check out: October 2011 Existing Home Sales Rise (0 comments)
What's Happening 11-20-11 - 11/20/11 02:43 PM
Good afternoon! Just posted the snapshots for the previous week: Anderson County Market Report for the Week Ending 11-18-2011 Oconee County Market Report for the Week Ending 11-18-2011 Pickens County Market Report for the Week Ending 11-18-2011 Plus I finally got all the October 2011 Market Reports up: October 2011 Market Indicators October 2011 Housing Supply Outlook Anderson Belton Central Clemson Easley Fair Play Honea Path Liberty Pendleton Pickens Piedmont Salem Seneca Starr Walhalla Westminster Williamston And of course yesterday was my normal day for updating buyers and sellers about the mortgage rates but this time I threw in (2 comments)
What's Happening 11-18-11 - 11/18/11 06:50 PM
Good evening! I hate the way it gets dark so early now. But I hate this colder weather even more! And I was right yesterday when I said it meant there would be 2 cats sneaking into our bed.... Had a pretty good day, got the purchase contract to the closing attorney and scheduled a closing date, showed a nice home this afternoon and managed to write a pretty good blog over on my website. Today's topics are: Foreclosure Crisis Half Over Mortgage Delinquencies Decreasing Number of People Moving Has Decreased and What this Means for Home Sellers Pizza is Now (2 comments)
What's Happening 11-17-11 - 11/17/11 06:02 PM
Busy day today! Got one under contract and working with a new first time buyer. Exciting stuff for sure! Not looking forward to the colder temps they are predicting tonight. Almost guarantees there will be 2 cats sneaking in the bed for some extra warmth. Which is fine especially if the fat one lays between my wife and I. That extra weight on top of the covers helps prevent someone from stealing all the covers! Well I just posted another information packed article over at my website. Today's Topics: Fannie Mae Exec trying to justify their executive's pay, local real estate (0 comments)
What's Happening 11-16-11 - 11/16/11 01:30 PM
Well it is a rainy dreary Hump Day in Upstate SC. But I have no time to get down about the rain and we really really need the rain. This morning when I drove over Hartwell Lake on the way to the office I was saddened by how low the water level is. Like I said, I have a busy day but I did manage to post another information packed article over at my website. Today's topics I talked about HARP 2.0, Mortgage Defaults Rise, Real Estate Taxes, Home Builder Confidence Rises and much much more! Please check out: Real Estate (0 comments)
What's Happening 11-13-11 - 11/13/11 02:15 PM
Good afternoon! I just posted the latest Market Snapshots for Upstate SC over at my website. Please check out: Anderson County Market Report for the Week Ending 11-11-2011 Oconee County Market Report for the Week Ending 11-11-2011 Pickens County Market Report for the Week Ending 11-11-2011 (0 comments)
What's Happening 11-12-11 - 11/12/11 10:56 AM
Good Saturday morning! Freaking cold this morning and I have to be honest, I am NOT looking forward to this winter. You get spoiled living in this area with the really pleasant weather. I am sure some people hate the heat during the summer months. I just switch to shorts and flip flops or sandals. I usually carry a pair of boots and socks in my car for showing land or nasty foreclosures. Other than that, I like the heat. Well, except when I want to sleep. I have a hard time falling asleep if it is hot. What is (0 comments)
What's Happening 11-11-11 - 11/11/11 12:57 PM
I hope you will take time today to think about the sacrifices that many Americans have made so that we can live in the greatest country in the world. Sure, we may be going through a tough spot right now. But still we all owe so much to our Veterans! I put an offer in recently for a buyer client on an unusual home that will appeal to very very few buyers. We had looked at all the comps, did our numbers and made an offer that was based on reality. The listing agent asked if my client would come up (2 comments)
What's Happening 11-10-11 - 11/10/11 01:50 PM
If I could hold back the rain... Would you numb the pain? That is a line from a CD I bought last night. It had been a long long time since I bought a new CD. Over the weekend I finally took some time for myself and hooked up my stereo at the house. I love listening to music while I work on the computer but I like to play it loud so I cannot hear how bad I sing..... Busy and interesting morning. Submitted an offer on an overpriced home for a buyer client. Hey, if you are going to (0 comments)
Whitehall Road Anderson SC - 11/10/11 12:59 PM
Sorry but this listing is no longer available! But you can visit my website to Search All Listings! (0 comments)
What's Happening 11-9-11 - 11/09/11 10:10 AM
How many times have you seen a scary headline and then after reading the article find out that things are not quite as bad as the headline would have you to believe. Well I admit I am guilty of using a sensational headline today when I posted: 13 Months of Decreasing Home Prices (0 comments)
What's Happening 11-8-11 - 11/08/11 01:13 PM
Real Estate, Economic and Political News An issue that every REALTOR must ask themselves is what happens to my listings if I allow them to be syndicated. Syndicating listings is using a service such as the one we use at Silver Star to ensure our listings get sent from the MLS to literally hundreds of website. But what happens once they get there? Please read Four questions to ask before you syndicate your listings Moving into real estate information for home owners, is an interesting article that says Homeowners Fear Falling Values More Than Fire You would think after the HUGE (0 comments)
What's Happening 11-7-11 - 11/07/11 01:26 PM
Real Estate, Economic and Political News I just posted a map showing home prices by state for the entire U.S. from 2006 to 2011. Scary information from Freddie Mac IF you didn't know how or where to find out the truth about home prices. Check it out at Freddie Mac Real Estate Report for Q3 2011 An important but somewhat confusing topic in real estate for the past year or so has been MERS. MERS is the Mortgage Electronic Registration System. More or less, the banks created MERS so they could get out of paying to register when a mortgage (0 comments)
What's Happening 11-6-11 - 11/06/11 11:50 AM
Well I hope you remembered to set your clock back last night before you went to bed. As much as I wanted to stay under the covers this morning, I felt a better use of the extra hour was to head to the office to knock out some work. So maybe I can spend some quality time with my wife today. One of the things I did this morning was the latest market snapshots for Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties. Please check them out and the latest report on mortgage rates by following the links below: Anderson County Market Report for (3 comments)
What's Happening 11-3-11 - 11/03/11 12:28 PM
Well hello there! I hope you are doing great today! I sneezed my head off yesterday and was worried I might be coming down with a cold but it seems to be better today. Which is good because I have busy busy day ahead. I just posted another great article over at my website you may want to check out. The Census Bureau just released their latest figures for home ownership levels. Find out what this means for today's home buyer at: Q3 2011 Home Ownership Levels More Real Estate, Economic and Political News Money for Nothing I might be (2 comments)
What's Happening 11-2-11 - 11/02/11 12:38 PM
Another Hump Day and still cool in Upstate SC. Just posted a great article on my website that is seriously good stuff for those interested in South Carolina real estate and foreclosure rates. Please check out: Federal Reserve Reports Housing Market and Mortgage Performance in South Carolina Real Estate, Economic and Political News It is amazing that the public opinion polls show most Americans have a super low approval rating for Congress. Especially since once it became clear that there is a problem with Mortgage Servicers, 15 members of Congress responded a short 2 years later by writing a letter! (0 comments)
What's Happening 11-1-11 - 11/01/11 01:13 PM
Hope you did not over do it with the Halloween candy last night. I did break into our candy stash about 9PM last night. Considering it was pretty much untouched and it was well after the time any legitimate trick or treaters were going to visit, the candy was mine by default. At least that is my story and I am sticking to it..... How many times have you said if I knew then what I know now? Or wished you could actually see the future? Well I am not just talking about life and relationships. I am sure many of (2 comments)
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