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Are you Aware that FACEBOOK just launched a new FEATURE called Facebook Places. It's a location based service that allows you to check-in using a mobile phone! It will then post your location to FACEBOOK. Why would you want this? They say it would allow you to see what FACEBOOK FRIENDS are close by at any given time. Sounds like it might be a lot of fun.....but what about the bad guys? I'm not too sure I want EVERYONE to know when I am away from home! I know for sure I wouldn't want my children to use this FEATURE! What (10 comments)
My WEBSITE of the Week is LOOPNET! WWW.LoopNet.com boast as being the #1 Commercial Listing site on the Internet! and I must say if it has anything to do with Commercial Real Estate this is my goto place! If you want to: List a Commercial Property for sale....It's FREE! List a Commercial Property for lease...It's FREE! Find a Commercial Broker...it's THERE! Stay on TOP of Commercial NEWS....it's THERE! Want to find recent SOLD COMMERCIAL COMPS.....it's THERE! All things REAL ESTATE can be found on www.LoopNet.com, just CHECK THEM OUT! You can REGISTER here for....FREE! Check it out, Register and set up (1 comments)
What is the meaning of that Name! - 08/29/10 08:16 PM
What's in a Name?? No I'm not trying to get real deep...I mean really what's behind the meaning of your Name? Have you ever wondered? I found this really cool site BEHIND THE NAME. It caught my attention so I clicked and clicked and looked up the meaning of my name PAIGE, well the meaning is very fitting: PAIGE = SERVANT I guess it makes since that I am in Real Estate! So what's the meaning of your name? Go ahead and CLICK HERE to find out! (8 comments)
I am very happy that David Beckham has chosen to move his license from KW to Century 21 Millennium! He does have an ActiveRain account, but needs to be more Active.....we are going to help him with that! Give him a warm ActiveRain welcome....PLEASE! I have linked back to his announcement post on his AR....click the link and give him a shout! David has many years of Real Estate experience and is a Top Producing Agent! We are looking forward to showing him everything that our office has to offer! Welcome David! (5 comments)
The State of Louisiana has a GREAT new resource for our kids in school! The site named HomeWorkLA.org is a great place for kids (and parents) to check out for those tough problems! Whether you need help with your homework or you need to study for a Science test...This is the site to go to for HELP!! You can get help in math, science, social studies or English from a live tutor. The service can be accessed from any computer or Internet connection, whether at home, school or the Library! Tutors are available Sunday through Thursday 2 p.m. - 10 p.m (4 comments)
Home Inventory the Easy Way!! This is a must read and must share post!!! - 08/25/10 11:17 AM
In the last few years we have seen it happen, the unforeseen events that lead to your home being destroyed. Whether by natural disaster, fire, burgularly or an accident....you could lose everything. Some items in your home could never be replaced, for all the rest hopefully you have insurance. If you lost everything would you be able to sit down AFTER the FACT and make a list of EVERYTHING in your home. Try as we might, I just don't think it's possible. Not to mention you will not be in your perfect state of mind. This is the reason it is so important (61 comments)
Alexandria Louisiana native Taylor Mathews just performed on AGT (America's Got Talent). He is the cute kid who is a little 'quirkey' per Sharon Osborne. He's got a FANTASTIC voice! Please!!! Text the word VOTE to 4805. You can vote 10 x's! THANK YOU!!! from CENTRAL LOUISIANA (4 comments)
There are many technological tools that are part of our everyday lives and Computers are #1! Of course computers as well as phones and video games (just to name a few) all use software. And with technology forever changing the software has to change as well. This of course means highly trained programmers are going to be in demand! Because of this Microsoft Corporation designed DreamSpark! This site allows Students to download professional programming tools for FREE! You will find computer, mobile application, video game, and Web programming as well as links to training resources. All the student has to do is (4 comments)
What to ad some Funk to your Pics? Check this out! - 08/21/10 10:00 PM
This is a really cool site to add some pizzaz to your photos for FREE! The website is www.BEfunky.com and it really is worth a look. With just a couple of clicks you can add borders, speech bubbles, text, shapes of all kinds and even some editing to clear a photo up some! Very user friendly and did I mention it's FREE! With a couple of clicks I added this border and a price bubble!
and NO I'm not going to be using this pic in my advertising so don't get excited! Just wanted to give you an idea of (19 comments)
Now is the time to buy and this is why! - 08/20/10 11:09 PM
There are many reasons why NOW is the time to purchase a home! Just a couple would be that you can get an FHA loan at 4.25% +/- and get a little bit better deal than last year! Read this post by Lisa Udy for a few other reasons why now is the time to buy! - Paige Walker, Century 21 Millennium, Pineville Louisiana
Via Lisa Udy Realtor Utah Real Estate Specialist (Logan Utah Real Estate The Platinum Real Estate Group): Original Source: Why You Should Purchase A Home In A Declining Market Okay, don't laugh at me, I am not (0 comments)
The BIG week-end is almost here! Les Fest was started by Zoo volunteers, Friends and Zoo staff who want to keep Les Whitt's dream alive! You see Les Whitt was the Zoo Director from 1974 until his death in 2008. In his 34 years working at the Zoo he had many dreams that became reality, but, he had some he did not get to complete. Les Fest was put together to raise funds to continue Les' grand vision! It will (4 comments)
Building Guardrails In Your Life! - 08/18/10 09:31 PM
This is a wonderful post by Gary from Dallas/Ft Worth that discusses the importance of having buffers or 'guardrails' in your life! He has some wonderful analogy's! I hope you enjoy! Paige Walker, Century 21 Millennium, Pineville Louisiana
Via Gary Woltal - Assoc. Broker REALTOR® SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty): I remember in building the George Bush Tollway in Far North Dallas where I live all the head on crashes we had for awhile with the cars on each side of the road crossing the median until they installed concrete barriers serving as guard rails to keep people safe. (1 comments)
"Love is patient." - I Corinthians 13:4 Did you know that the Greek word used here for Patient actually means "taking a long time to boil"? Very interesting when you are aware of the true meaning! If you think about it as you are boiling a pot of water for that pasta. When you turn the heat up the water will boil more quickly and when you turn it down you can keep the water from boiling at all. That is what Patience does. It keeps the heat down! and so does Love....because LOVE is PATIENT! So as your (5 comments)
Ever wondered which Condos are APPROVED for FHA financing? Not sure how to find the answer? This is the official goto site to find the answer: FHA APPROVED CONDOS I have found that when searching this site, it is sometimes easier to pull up by CITY and then skim through the list. That way you see all the condos in a particular city. Every once in a while the name will be a little different than what you thought. Once you find your CONDO on the approved list you might want to write down the CONDO ID# to provide to the Mortgage Company as (4 comments)
Want to sell your home? List with a Blogger! - 08/13/10 09:12 PM
List with a Blogger! This is great advice by Andrea Kappre. You want someone who is all over the Internet - Blogging and Posting about your Property! - Paige Walker, Century 21 Millennium, Pineville Louisiana
Via Andrea Kappre, New Jersey Realtor | New Jersey MLS | Homes for Sale in NJ (Century 21 Hughes-Riggs Real Estate Company): Why Your Listing Agent Should Be A Blogger Question: What do most people do these days when they want more information? Answer: They GOOGLE IT! And your home and its "findability" on the Internet is no different. Over 80% of home buyers start (0 comments)
Want To Test The Market? It Doesn't Work That Way - The Market Tests You! - 08/12/10 11:21 PM
It is so important to price your home correctly! This is a statement I make with every homeowner who is thinking of putting their home on the market. In today's market you have to be even more careful on your pricing! No little 'bumps' to leave room for negotiation. Read this great post by Patricia where she discusses how The Market Tests You! - Paige Walker, Century 21 Millennium, Pineville, Louisiana USA
Via Patricia Kennedy (Evers & Company Realtors): All over the country, home sellers are telling real estate agents, "I don't care what your analysis says my house is worth! (5 comments)
Upload your Child's photo and Do a World of Good!!! - 08/12/10 09:02 PM
For every photo you upload Century 21 Real Estate Corporation will donate $1.00 to help children with Autism!! Our goal with Century 21 Real Estate Corporation is to raise $1 MILLION dollars for Easter Seals (who is the Nations Leading provider of services for children and adults living with Autism and their families) Spread the word and do a World of Good! Upload your childrens photos and let Century 21 make a donation! Send everyone in your email list this link...Get the word out! Thanks!
Quality is in the Eye of The Beholder - 08/11/10 11:04 PM
What a great post by Lou Ludwig in Florida! Part of what we must do everyday in the Real Estate World is to learn what is important to each client so we can perform to what is most important to them! Read on to learn more. Paige Walker, Century 21 Millennium, Pineville, Louisiana USA
Via Lou Ludwig CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO, (Ludwig & Associates): Motivational Power Quote
Quality is in the Eye of The Beholder "Quality in service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the client or customer gets (0 comments)
Uplifting Wednesday! - Scripture of the Week! - 08/11/10 10:42 PM
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.- Jeremiah 29:11 Our Lord has plans for us! We don't always have a clear vision of what they are, but, we do know the right things to do. Stay true to your heart and your plan! Don't let the nay sayers bring you down and don't take your eyes off of the Heavens! Our Lord want you to prosper! He tells us over and over again in his Word! Just Believe! (11 comments)
Why you should visit Etsy.com! - 08/11/10 07:22 PM
My daughter recently shared an amazing website with me and I wanted to pass along to all my fellow 'Rainers.
Etsy.com is an online marketplace where you can buy (and sell!) homemade and vintage items. There are well over a hundred thousand sellers on Etsy. The items are unique and one of a kind! Etsy has everything from art and furniture to ceramics and jewelry. If you're looking for that perfect birthday present or wedding gift for that person who has everything then go to Etsy.com. Even look around for yourself... you'll be surprised at what you find! (7 comments)
Fannie Mae Launches Website- An Online Resource to Educate Struggling Homeowners - 08/08/10 11:29 PM
Well I know that the Government doesn't always get it right, but, this really is a great resource for homeowners who are struggling right now. If you know someone that is struggling with paying their mortgage, you may want to let them know about this website! Paige Walker, Century 21 Millennium, Pineville, Louisiana, USA 318-308-2121
Via Lifestyle Realty Group:
Fannie Mae announced the launch of KnowYourOptions.com, a new consumer education Web site that outlines the choices available to homeowners who are struggling with their mortgage payments, and provides guidance on how they can contact and work with their (6 comments)
Win a $25,000 Dream Room Makeover !! - 08/08/10 11:18 PM
Better Homes & Gardens wants to give you $25,000 to redecorate your spare room. You have to be 21 years old to enter this drawing AND you must register by August 31, 2010 What a great WIN that would be $25,000 to redecorate a spare room in your home! Or you could send to your clients so they can register! That would be a win-win situation! Click HERE to fill out the entry and GOOD LUCK! (1 comments)
Virtual this and Virtual that.. How about Virtually arrange your Home? - 08/08/10 10:48 PM
We all do it from time to time, some more than others. Move the furniture around, test out different layouts. Make your living area feel new and fresh! This website I found today can help you to virtually move your furniture around in one room or your entire home! Roomle.com is a fantastic site that allows you to do all of that and MORE! Try it and have some FUN! Try different options and send them to your friends to take a VOTE. Sometime just changing things around can change your frame of mind and make you smile!
Things I want My Children to Know -- Thursday Reflections - 08/05/10 12:57 PM
Things I want my Children to Know..... Remember when you are taking care of everyone else to leave something for yourself. There is always a rainbow after the storm, you just have to be looking to find it. Stay close with your family, others will come and go; your family will always be just that. A good friend is hard to find, when you have one be sure to treasure the friendship. When in a friendship be sure to give your all and receive it as well. There will be a time when your heart will ache and you feel (18 comments)
Uplifting Wednesday - Scripture of the Week - What are you thinking? - 08/04/10 09:37 AM
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23 (New Living Translation) This passage always makes me pause.... Since it starts with your heart, from the beginning of life...and then as humans we determine what our heart longs for.....We then need to be very careful what that is! What does your heart yearn for? Are you following the Word and staying focused on what's important? Only then can we expect to have all the Blessings that God has for us! (11 comments)
I Am A Local Real Estate Expert - Zillow Is Not - 08/03/10 09:25 PM
While Zillow does offer some good information and resources. It is true that their pricing is not always accurate! Please read this post by Leesa Finley in NC that has some very good points! If you want to know what the value of your home is today, just give me a call at 318-308-2121. Paige Walker, Century 21 Millennium, Pineville, LA USA
Via Leesa L. Finley, REALTOR®/RE Strategist Wake Forest NC Real Estate & Wake County (Circa Properties - Your Wake Forest NC Homes Specialist): I Am A Local Real Estate Expert - Zillow is Not Whether you are thinking of (3 comments)
Okay outside of him just being adorable...he can sing and play! I am asking for your VOTE! If you don't normally watch America's Got Talent...watch tonight! Then when it's over please place your vote for Taylor Mathews! Thanks! After 10:00 PM Central Time text the word VOTE to 4807! You can vote 10 times! (4 comments)
Blue Sky Monday-Website of the Week! I'm paying HOW MUCH?? - 08/02/10 12:43 PM
Credit cards are used by just about everyone now days! There are many good reasons to carry a credit card: Convenience Earn Points/Money for future purchases Security Online Purchases Track Spending and more! Of course if you don't pay off your balance every month then you are being hit with the interest.....and that's where it begins! Here is a GREAT website that you can use to see how much that item you are about to purchase is going to really cost you! THE REAL DAMAGE allows you to put in your interest rate, balance, if you pay extra, etc. and then calculates (8 comments)
It may feel like.....but it's only!!! - 08/02/10 11:13 AM
Someone EXPLAIN IT TO ME!!! This week-end in Central LA as in other areas of this country it was HOT!!! Our temp this week-end was around 105 deg.....but the Weather Man kept stating it will FEEL LIKE 115 degrees!!! Well if it's going to FEEL like 115 degrees isn't that what it really is???? I mean if it feels like 115 and your body is going to react as though it's 115 and your giving out precautions based on it feeling like 115. Why don't we just say it's 115? We don't say ..."That house isn't TRASHED .... It just looks TRASHED!!! What's (19 comments)
Your already Taking the Picture - Make it Look It's Best! - 08/01/10 10:51 PM
I'm amazed when going thru our MLS at some of the pictures agents use! You have to wonder - is that the Best It Can Be?? Here is what I see: Dishes piled up in the Kitchen Piles of papers laying on the counters and tables Clothes laying on the floor and on beds In the bathroom... Clutter on the cabinets, Toilet seats left up, Bathtubs with 10 bottles of shampoo You get the picture....well why not make it your best. Afterall we want prospective Buyers to be looking at the home ... not the junk! After I list a home, (10 comments)
ATTENTION!! It could fall thru 3 days BEFORE CLOSING!! Talk about it! - 08/01/10 10:07 PM
How well do you stay in touch with your buyer AFTER they find that property? Do you communicate with them often, I mean really communicate! It seems like everyday we are hearing about new changes taking effect in our Real Estate world! Well this one will rock your world!!! Wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of a couple of changes that took place in July that could effect upcoming closings and should change how much you communicate with that BUYER! THREE (3) DAYS BEFORE CLOSING the lender must now 'SOFT PULL' a credit report on the client AND once (16 comments)
Buyers: Your TO DO LIST when working with an Agent! - 08/01/10 09:15 PM
ATTENTION BUYERS! This is you to do list when working with a real estate agent! This post was put together by Holly Weatherfax in Northern Virginia, but holds true with Buyers all across this great Nation! If you have any questions call 318-308-2121 Paige Walker, Century 21 Millennium, Pineville, LA USA
Via Holly Kirby Weatherwax--Your Realtor® in Reston,VA (Momentum Realty,LLC): As Buyer Agents, we commit to representing you in finding and purchasing your new home. It is a huge commitment. It often seems that Buyer Clients do not understand their part in this contract. This is not a post intended to (6 comments)
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