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Facebook can be a fun and valuable social networking tool, but don't put yourself at risk. This post is about how one person's innocent mistake at using a new Facebook application, Facebook Places, put a lot of people on edge, as their geographic location and activities was broadcast to the world. I have been stalked in the past, and the prospect of being geographically tracked still scares the daylights out of me. Don't let it happen to you!
Via Bart Wilson (Voyager International): Here's the dark side of Facebook PLACES. It just went live on Wednesday last week -- (4 comments)
Just because summer vacation is coming to an end doesn't mean there's nothing to do in Cola-town! Check out these festivals, conferences, bike rides, and other great activities as the days get a little shorter during the month of September.
Sep 4-6: Chapin Labor Day Festival - Parade, arts and crafts, food, Chapin Idol, car show, 5K run/walk, kids' fun run Sep 6: Family Fun Day - Columbia - live music, petting zoo, face painting, bounce house, pool games, food Sep 6: Labor Day - State and federal holiday - Monday Sep 10-11: Pine Ridge Neighborhood (0 comments)
Upcoming Consignment Sale Dates in Columbia, SC - 08/16/10 11:02 PM
Upcoming Consignment Sale Dates in Columbia, SC Happy Back-to-School! Along with the school bus, this time of year usually brings us relief from the heat, a new routine, and...consignment sales! I am a big consignment sale supporter, and whether you have children already or if you are expecting, I encourage you to do the same. Columbia, SC, is a great place to live, and even more so if you are thrifty. I love getting great deals on children's clothing and toys, and consignment sales are one place to do that. Luckily, in Columbia, SC, there are many consignment sales from which to choose! We are now entering (5 comments)
Trampo-Floor! - 08/16/10 10:12 PM
Have you ever wondered what exactly is going on behind that drywall of yours? Well, there's good news. If you're building a home, or thinking of building one, in the Lexington, SC area, the following article outlines one huge reason why you should consider having a "pre-drywall inspection." Please contact me if you would like more information on a home inspector for your new home in the Lexington and West Columbia, SC, areas.
Via Jay Markanich (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC): DATELINE: Northern Virginia – the purchaser of a new home was frantic to find a home inspector to try to evaluate (2 comments)
When Choosing a Lender, Look before you Leap! - 08/14/10 12:50 AM
When Choosing a Lender, Look before you Leap! Late in 2009, I began working with a young professional on the purchase of her first home. She had a modest budget, but she was realistic about her options. My client is very smart, but inexperienced, as we all were at one time, in the homebuying process. I was thrilled to have her as a new client, and after much looking and a few offers that went nowhere, we had a contract on a bank-owned home that just needed a little cosmetic work to be move-in ready. Throughout the home search process, we communicated frequently (6 comments)
Need a quality spray-in bedliner for your truck, Jeep, toolbox or tractor? Call Gr8Tops in Lexington, SC! 803-741-5543 Gr8Tops uses Armadillo Liner, which is top-of-the-line in terms of durability. If you need more info, please visit the website. Pricing starts at just $399 for the bed of a standard pick up truck. A complete Jeep tub spray starts at $550.
Notice*** FHA CHANGES - 08/08/10 10:33 PM
Look out, Lexington SC Homebuyers who are going to use FHA Financing. There are some changes with mortgage insurance which may cause your payment to go up if you close after September 7, 2010!
Via Travis Newton OREGON FHA & USDA EXPERT (Preferred Mortgage): Good Friday! There are some (big) changes to the FHA program beginning on September 7th, 2010. FHA is lowering their Up Front Mortgage Insurance (Financed on top of the loan) from 2.25% down to 1%. Yes, this sounds great doesn't it? Not so much, they are raising the monthly mortgage insurance from .55% to .90%. It may (2 comments)
Selling a Vacant Home? Read This First! - 08/08/10 10:19 PM
Selling a Vacant Home? Read This First! Trying to sell a home in the current market is...difficult. There are so many variables. So many different things to consider. It's all so confusing, so you hire a real estate agent. I have written before on some of the things you "must" do when listing your home for sale, but this is a special installment that was inspired by a showing this weekend. If you have a vacant home to sell, please consider the following: 1. Curb appeal. Keep the yard mowed. The edges edged. The flower beds weeded. The shrubs trimmed. The (6 comments)
There is, in fact, a "Real Estate" section on eBay, and there are homes listed for sale there. I'm just wondering if this would be a good advertising venue. After all, who doesn't at least browse eBay from time to time, at the very minimum? I buy and sell on eBay frequently. In fact, I just purchased an adorable embroidered children's outfit on eBay! In case you're interested, here are the fees, straight from the eBay website: Basic fees In Real Estate categories on (4 comments)
Excellent home for entertaining your friends and family -- just the right size, just the right price! Perfect for first time home buyer, or those looking for single-level living near Lake Murray, SC!
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1 Office/Bonus/Other Room, 1 Car Garage 1576 Square Feet $140,000 NOW $137,500!
Entertain your family & friends in comfort & style in this gorgeous & affordable home that has it all! Enjoy the outdoors without the bugs on (4 comments)
Lexington, SC, First Time Homebuyer - 08/01/10 11:37 PM
If you are a first time homebuyer in Lexington, SC, there are many homes from which to choose right now! What are you really looking for in your new home? Let me help you narrow the field a bit! Take these items into consideration when talking to your real estate agent: 1. How many bedrooms and bathrooms are you looking for? Are you flexible on this? Would you love 3 bedrooms, but settle for 2? 2. Are you looking for a certain amount of heated square footage? Consider the size of your current apartment or house. Would you like to move to a (0 comments)
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