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Skyfire is an awesome mobile web browser - 03/30/09 01:32 PM
I have a Palm treo and was always unhappy with Internet Explorer for Windows 6 mobile. I read about Skyfire in the most recent issue of realtor mag and thought why now give it a try. I went to Skyfire's website and watched a video about Skyfire and thought that this could be really cool. So I downloaded it to my phone, it was seemless and it promted me immediately to sink my Facebook & Twitter profiles. Everything worked perfectly. If you are unsatisfied with IE mobile give Skyfire a try. www.Skyfire.com
2009 The Russell Home Team www.SearchjocoHomes.com 913-681-1383 (0 comments)
Refinancing help for strapped homeowners - 03/30/09 12:33 PM
Many homeowners want or need to refinance but have been turned away. Either because their income has decreased or their homes value has gone down. Our government has been trying to help those who need help refinancing but can't. If you are looking to refinance but don't think you can go to www.MakingHomeAffordable.gov to see if you qualify for the new government refinance plan. You might be able to refinace or have your loan modified. This information brought to you by the Russell Home Team 913-681-1383 www.SearchjocdoHomes.com (1 comments)
Top 3 blog topics that are getting huge response! - 03/27/09 12:09 PM
Are you looking for more response from your blog posts? Over the last several months we have notice 3 topics that have had an enormous response, in both clicks and direct contact. $8000 tax credit- Any post that has to do with the $8000 tax credit get a huge response. One post alone had over 1500 views and 1300 click. That ratio of clicks to views was astonishing to me.
Hud Homes- In my area we have very few down payment assistance program but right now HUD is offering $100 down payment and $500 buyer credit for home that go (3 comments)
Overland Park Homes available with New HomePaths financing - 03/24/09 09:33 PM
********* New Fannie MAE Program Alert********* In an effort to help sell foreclosed homes quicker Fannie Mae has announced the new HomePaths financing program. The HomePaths financing allows for additional money to help renovate homes in need. HomePath homes only require a low down payment and can be owner occupied or investor. Right now there are 3 homes available in Overland Park that are elligible for HomePaths financing. These properties sell quickly, so contact The Russell Home Team today at 913-681-1383
The Russell Home Team are licensed in Kansas & Missouri, call 913-681-1383 or www.SearchjocoHomes.com (0 comments)
3 Johnson County KS HUD homes available, only $100 Down Payment - 03/23/09 12:09 PM
******* HUD Market Update******* Currently there are 3 HUD homes available for sale in Johnson County Kansas. HUD homes are homes that were foreclosed upon by the Department of Housing & Urban Developement. The great about HUD homes is that they only require a $100 down payment. HUD homes are a great opportunity for those who lack the required 3.5% down payment normall associated with an FHA loan The HUD homes currently available start at $54,000 and are open to daily bidding. New HUD homes are are listed weekly but they do sell quickly, so don't wait. Also there is an $8000 first (0 comments)
$8000 Tax Rebate leads to lot's of confusion - 03/23/09 11:50 AM
Are you a first time Home buyer? Are you not sure if you are a first time home buyer? Do you qualify for the $8000 first time buyer home credit? Don't know if you qualify for the first time buyer home credit? Don't feel bad, you are not alone. The new $8000 first time home buyer tax credit is creating tons of confusion. Even tax preparers are having a hard time understanding the tax credit. If you are confused about the tax credit click here and read the release, it breaks down everything you wanted to know and more...
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New Rules for Bank Bailouts - 03/23/09 08:04 AM
Just like we receive change notices to our credit card holder agreements, there should be a change notice agreement sent to all the banks accepting bailout money or transfering toxic assets to the government. Cash bailouts shall be charged the Cash advance rate of 19.24% All Transfered debt shall carry a 3% transfer fee A late fee of 1% shall be charged on late payments plus a late payment fee Late payments may trigger default rate of 21.3% If you need to borrow more money an over the limit fee will apply Why shouldn't we treat the banks the same way (7 comments)
Best House VS. Best Deal, which one are you looking for? - 03/19/09 03:12 PM
As a home buyer you have a ton of choices when it comes to buying a home. Right now the Kansas City metro area has over 19,000 homes listed on the market for sale. Everything from single family homes, duplex, 1/2 duplex, condo's, lofts & more. But there is another choice that many buyers are faced with. With the downturn in the economy we have seen home prices fall, foreclosures increase and with it comes a new set of choices for buyers. Do I look for the home that I like the best or do I look for the best deal? The best (4 comments)
Do you Twitter? - 03/16/09 02:26 PM
Social networking is the new hot phrase. You see it everywhere. Facebook, My Space, Digg, Linked in and so on. I have noticed a big one lately and it is Twitter. Twitter is based on one simple idea, what are doing right now? You have 140 characters or less to make an update. Companies are getting on board with Twitter as they can update almost anything to a dedicated group of followers. I noticed all weekend long that the Big 12 network was updating the Big 12 tournament via twitter. If you haven' tried it click on Twitter.com and give it (3 comments)
Kansas City Missouri HUD homes available, only $100 down payment - 03/16/09 11:43 AM
Are you looking for a home is Kansas City Missouri? Do you lack the 3.5% down payment needed to finance a home. Well, then you are a good canidate to purchase a HUD home. HUD homes are homes that have benn foreclosed upon by the Department of housing and urban developement. These homes only require a $100 down payment and have a $500 buyer incentive if you close during the first 30 days the home is on the market. Right now there are 23 HUD homes available in Kansas City, including Gladstone, Raymore & Belton. You need to act fast as (0 comments)
Kansas City KS HUD homes available, only $100 down payment - 03/16/09 11:11 AM
Are you looking to buy a home in Kansas? Do you lack the 3.5% minimum down payment to purchase? Then you should consider a HUD home. HUD homes are home that have been foreclosed by the Department of Housing & Urban developement. HUD homes can be purchase with a $100 down payment and you can have HUD pay your closing costs. Meaning your total upfront investment to buy a home is $100. Right now there are 3 HUD homes available is Kansas City Kansas. Prices range from $26,000 to $50,000. HUD also announced a $500 sales incentive for homes that go under (0 comments)
Shawnee KS HUD home available, only $100 down payment - 03/11/09 01:06 PM
Just announced, new shawnee HUD condo available for $55,000 with an $100 down payment. HUD has also announced a new sales incentive of $500 for properties that go under contract during the first 30 days on market. Also if you are a first time home buyer you may qualify for an $8000 tax rebate. Open bidding ends on 3/19/2009 and you must have your bid submitted a registered HUD broker.
To see homes for sale and to get more info on the $8000 tax credit click here
The Russell Home Team are HUD registered broker in Kansas (0 comments)
New Overland Park HUD Home available, only $100 down payment - 03/11/09 12:49 PM
New Overland Park HUD home available today for only $89,000. This Overland Park HUD home is available with only a $100 down payment. Open bidding ends on 3/15/2009. You will need a HUD registered agent to bid on this property. if you are a first time buyer? you may be eligable for an $8000 FTB tax credit.
To get more information on the $8000 tax credit and to see homes for sale click here
The Russell Home Team are HUD registered brokers in Kansas & Missouri. Please contact Michael to see this property. 2009 The Russell Home Team (0 comments)
Show me the Comps? Why! - 03/11/09 12:02 PM
We are seeing a new phenomina lately when it comes to offers on homes. It is called "That is what I want to pay" Generally when a buyer wants to make an offer his or her agent will show the buyer recent comparable sales to help substanciate the sellers asking and to give them the appropriate information to make an offer. But lately we are seeing a trend towards, I don't care what the comparables are and I don't care what the seller wants or needs. This is the price I want to pay and that's it, even though the comps (1 comments)
Mission KS HUD home available, only $100 down payment - 03/09/09 10:17 PM
New HUD home available in Mission Kansas, only $97,000 with a $100 down payment. Open bidding ends on March 15th. You will need a HUD registered broker to bid on this property. New HUD homes are listed twice weekly and start with an open bid period specifically for buyers who will ocupy as a principal residence. Click Here to see all HUD properties for sale The Russell Home Team are HUD registered brokers in Kansas & missouri. www.searchjocoHomes.com 913-681-1383 (0 comments)
Non-Solicitation Home buyer seminar in Overland Park - 03/09/09 10:20 AM
The Kansas City regional Association of Realtors will be conductiing a non-solicitation ( no one will be trying to sell you anything) home buyers seminar on March 21st at Johnson County Community College. The seminar is entitled Stop Paying Rent, Own your own home. The Saturday morning class will run from 9am till 1pm. All attendees will receive: 130 page book, "Keys to Home Ownership" Copies of Kansas City Real Estate Forms Details about all grant & loan programs Cost is $10 (2 attendees) and you need to call JCCC at 913-469-2323 to reserve your spot.
Want to see some (0 comments)
Kansas City Metro ranks 24th Strongest real estate market - 03/09/09 10:08 AM
Builder magagzine has ranked 75 housing markets across the country and Kansas City has been ranked 24th. The publication worked with Hanley wood Market Intelligence to compile the report. Kansas City was marked as having a small 1% in job growth and only a 5.9% reduction in prices year over year. This report shows what we have know all along, that Kansas City in comparison to other major markets never hits the highs but also never hit the lows either. We just keep a steady pace. Want to see Kansas City homes for sale? Click Here
2009 The Russell Home (1 comments)
Olathe HUD Homes available - 03/06/09 02:27 PM
Last October a new law outlawed seller down payment contributions, since then it has become tougher and tougher for first time buyers to find alternative down payment solutions. For those of you who lack the ability to contribute 3.5% there is a tried and true option and that is to purchase a HUD home. HUD homes are home that were foreclosed and the previous owner used government backed financing. Right now you can purchase a HUD home with just $100 down payment, yes I said $100. Not only that but you can request that HUD also pay your closing costs. So (0 comments)
Overland Park Home remodeling workshop - 03/06/09 02:05 PM
With the downturn in the economy and the tough times in the real estate market many homeowners have decided to renovate instead of sell their homes. If you are considering renovating your home you should check out the Overland Park Home Remodel workshop. The Overland Park Home Remodel workshop is scheduled for March 14th, it will be held at Shawnee Mission West high school 8800 W. 85th street. The Overland Park Home Remodel Workshop will feature discussions and demonstrations on window replacement, driveway repair, roofs, siding, home security, foundations and fences. The Overland Park Home remodel workshop runs from 8:30am till (0 comments)
Overland Park new home permits hit zero - 03/04/09 10:41 AM
Are you looking to build a new home in Overland Park? According to new home building permits that would be a big fat no. Since the first of the year there has only been 1 new building permit filed in Overland Park. It is generally slow in the winter months but not 1 single permit was filed in the month of February. So what does this mean if you are a new home buyer? It means that builders are trying to lower their inventory of new homes and that they are not going to build many or any on spec (speculation). (0 comments)
Keep forgetting to Tweet? Try twuffer - 03/02/09 02:19 PM
If you are like me there are days when you just can't keep up with all of your social networking. I just found a cool new website to help keep up with all of your tweets. www.Twuffer.com allows you to pre-plan your tweets. This is a good way to control some of your future planned ideas. Instead of ripping off 10 tweets in a row, you can schedule them to go out at different increments or if you are planning a launch or seminar you can set up a reminder tweet. I can think of a million great ways to use this. Give (2 comments)
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