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Hey all you MEDIA OUTLETS, listen up, I am pissed !!!!!! - 10/31/08 01:10 PM
I wanted to REBLOG this post by Jeff Belonger, FHA Loan Expert to place it on my wesites blog roll because it highlights the problem with media coverage of the real estate market. BUYERS - Loans Are Available - even $0 down in some cases. Via Jeff Belonger -- The FHA Expert.com -- FHA Loans -- FHA mortgages -- Mortgages :
Anyone in the news media, please read this. No matter if you are TV., radio, newspaper, please listen up and forget about what sells !!!!! My problem? News that is misleading or not the truth. News from sources that (2 comments)
5 Surefire Ways To Let That Foreclosure Slip Through Your Hands - 10/30/08 03:05 PM
5 Surefire Ways To Let That Foreclosure Slip Through Your Handsby Pam SimpsonThe Kudzu Vine This blog article is prompted by something I saw at Trulia Voices the otherday. A buyer was lamenting the fact that he had lost out on a foreclosure bidding war and of course, blamed his agent. Not knowing the specifics of the situation, it could be that his agent was inexperienced in REO bidding. But I find, more times that not, the buyer has unrealistic preconceived notions about purchasing a foreclosure that proves to be the real problem - too many late night "get rich quick" (17 comments)
100% Rural Housing Loans for Northwest MS - 10/30/08 01:00 PM
100% Rural Housing Loans for Northwest MSby Pam SimpsonThe Kudzu Vine The US Department of Agriculture may not the first placeyou think of when it comes to mortgage loans, but they administer one of the best mortgage loans for a good portion of Northwest MS. The USDA Rural Development Guaranteed Housing Loan is a loan made available for low -to-moderate income individuals and families throughout many portions of the U.S. In Desoto and Tate counties of Northwest MS, the maximum income limits are as follows:
If you pay child care expenses, that can be factored into these numbers so the income limits could actually (3 comments)
No Wonder Real Estate Agents Are Not Liked - 10/30/08 12:05 PM
No Wonder Real Estate Agents Are Not Likedby Pam SimpsonThe Kudzu Vine I admit that my family has been living in the Dark Ages when it comes to entertainment. We live in a rural area of Northwest Mississippi that is not serviced by cable. The only option for cable-like TV is through a satellite dish and we just never got around to getting that service until recently. So, I've pretty much missed out on all the Real Estate "Reality" shows on cable. Now when I lived in Memphis, I had cable with HGTV. Back then, the only programs on that channel were gardening, (2 comments)
So You've Found A Fixer-Upper - 10/28/08 02:22 PM
So You've Found A Fixer-Upperby Pam SimpsonThe Kudzu Vine You're so excited to get a GREAT deal in a GREAT neighborhood but there's a catch. It's a "handyman special"...a "fixer-upper"...it needs "TLC". And everyone is telling you there is no way you will be able to get a loan on it. Well, hold on there. There is a loan made specifically for this situation - the FHA streamline 203(k). The Streamline 203(k) permits the buyer/borrower to finance up to an additional $35,000 into the mortgage loan to improve or upgrade the home. Do the shingles look suspect? Does it have green shag (0 comments)
I have personally had several buyer-clients use this program with the result of being able to get into a home with no funds out of their pocket............... ............................ ..................... .............................. FOR BUYERS: Buying a Foreclosure, Finding a Home, Loan Info, Tax Credit, Interest Rates FOR SELLERS: Pricing, Selling Tips LOCAL COMMUNITY INFO: Tate County Community, Memphis Community, Southaven Community MARKET REPORTS: Foreclosure Report, Hernando MS Report, Olive Branch MS (0 comments)
Tate County MS - Historic Courthouse - 10/24/08 09:22 AM
Tate County MS - Historic Courthouseby Pam SimpsonThe Kudzu Vine The Tate County MS Courthouse is located at 201 Ward St. in Senatobia, MS. It is home to the offices of the Chancery Clerk, Circuit Clerk, Tax Collector and Tax Assessor. This beautiful Victorian-style courthouse was build in 1875. The cornerstone of the Tate County Courthouse was laid on June 24, 1875. The original architect was James Bartholomew Cook from England. Additions were made to the courthouse in 1904 and 1975. The latest additions and restoration were finished in 2000. As could be expected with a 100+ year old public (3 comments)
Realty Bid - What Am I Missing? - 10/23/08 02:43 PM
Realty Bid - What Am I Missing?by Pam SimpsonThe Kudzu Vine I've noticed over the last couple of months a significant number of bank foreclosure listings in my area being placed on Realty Bid. Realty Bid is an on-line auction service. Their banner says "Benefiting Buyers, Agents & Sellers Alike". Since I have represented a number of REO buyers, I decided to poke around a little on the site. I saw that a few of the properties up for auction in my area had bids, but apparently there are 'reserve' prices which had not been met. I also noticed items labeled 'Fees' (5 comments)
Hernando MS Real Estate Market Report - 10/13/08 03:42 PM
Hernando MS Real Estate Market Report - September 2008By Pam Simpson, Broker-Assoc.The Kudzu Vine 20 residential properties sold in Hernando MS in September. The average sales price was $200,663. The average days on the market (DOM) for these sold properties was 134 days. Comparisons for last month / last year: August 2008 29 sold Avg. $194,717Sept. 2007 28 sold Avg. $183,241 Northwood Hills saw the most sales activity this month, with the remaining sales spread fairly evenly around Hernando. Hernando has 273 active residential listings which translates into a 9.3 months supply of inventory. Prices range from $45,000 to $1,500,000. The median (6 comments)
Tate County MS Real Estate Market Report - 10/13/08 03:38 PM
Tate County MS Real Estate Market Report - September 2008By Pam Simpson, Broker-Assoc.The Kudzu Vine There were 12 residential properties sold in Tate County Mississippi for the month of September. The average sales price was $118,244. The average days on the market (DOM) for these sold properties was 193 days. Comparisons for last month / last year: August 2008 16 sold Avg. $104,813Sept. 2007 9 sold Avg. $161,805 Here's a graph showing where most of the activity is taking place:
Currently, there are 179 active listings (residential properties) in (3 comments)
I miss her like it were yesterday - 10/10/08 09:57 AM
I miss her like it were yesterday. I miss her humor, her friendship, her sense of adventure. I miss my mom. My mom was only 57 when she died. That was 7 years ago. She died of breast cancer. Before she was 50, she felt a lump and had gone to her doctor. Her trusted doctor - who had delivered her children and had been her doctor for years. The doctor told her not to worry about it. After all, she was too young and the lump did not fit the textbook example of breast cancer that was taught when he (7 comments)
LinkedIn Profile and a Question - 10/08/08 11:52 AM
LinkedIn Profile and a Questionby Pam Simpson, Broker-Assoc.Desoto-Tate County Real Estate Hey everybody - I just registered with LinkedIn yesterday. Here is a link to my profile: Pam's Linked In Profile I already found 2 people I used to work with. Here's a question. I sent a request to join 3 groups. When I look in Groups on my page, it shows the status as Pending. How long should it take before I am in? Thanks! Pam Simpson, Broker-Assoc.MS Home Info
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