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Bloggers 2008 - 12/31/07 06:02 PM
I just went to a seminar last week that says Blogging is the new wave of the Internet, It lots the public see who you really are. Transparency is the Key. I guess we are all on the right track. The seminar host predicted that Websites are going to become extinct and that blogging is going to be how to choose your Realtor in the future! I would love to be in on the next internet wave and ride it to financial freedom doing something I love.. So we are blessed with the gift of blogging and I am waiting for my ship (3 comments)
Happy New Year 2008! - 12/31/07 05:48 PM
TO all my christian realtors, I hope this New Year is esecially blessed for you. We are so blessed to have Jesus on our side and working in Our business. The Lord always comes through for me even when I am nervous and scared. My New Years Resolution is to have more faith in God and try to spread help and God's love to more people. I want to forget about myself and be more ready and able to volunteer to serve the Lord and do his will. Even if it means taking a risk or doing something I don't want to (3 comments)
Happy New Year 2008 - 12/31/07 05:35 PM
I hope that all you active rain bloggers will have a prosperous and healthy new year! Some New Years Fantasy resolutions for the Real Estate Market: Countrywide takes back all it's loans and gives the borrowers a current interest rate of 6.5% so they can stop the foreclosures on their adj. 10.5% loans that got us into this mess.. All borrowers that had a health issue or lost their jobs will be forgiven and have a 90 day grace period. Allstate Insurance will no longer complain that the California Fires cost them 100 Million when they are making a profit of 1Billion for 2008. All Credit Companies will make (1 comments)
Palos Verdes Recovery Christian Style - 12/26/07 03:58 PM
Are you looking for more that your 12 step group can give you? I am a strong believer in AA,ALanon-(my home group),Overeaters Anonymous, etc... I heard of Celebrate recovery and I was totally against any new group that was not AA/ALanon....Well, Was I wrong,,, Celebrate Recovery, a group developed by Asst. Pastor John Baker of Saddleback Church. Pastor Rick Warren (author of the New York Times Best Seller- A Purpose Driven Life and Pastor of Saddle Back Church) encouraged Pastor Baker to start this in 1990. Since then Saddleback grew from 600 to currently 6000, all through the Celebrate Recovery members joining Saddleback after working the steps at (0 comments)
Real Estate Myth Buster #1A - 12/20/07 11:05 PM
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! Here is your inside tip for the month that you will not hear on the street. Real Estate Insiders will tell you it is not to your benefit as the buyer to go directly to the Listing agent. Some consumers think they are going to save money. Yes it is great to cut out the middleman but what the public does not know is that the buyers are also cutting out their profit and spending more money to purchase the property most of the time. HERE'S THE FACTS: The listing agent does not want to offend their Seller. If you do the math,An (0 comments)
5920 Moss Bank, Rancho Palos Verdes - 12/14/07 10:46 PM
$1250,000.00 Fantastic location and spectacular oean view/city lights. Great silver spur elementary schools and nice open floor plan. Great quiet neighborhood and park like grounds. Call Mary THomas at 310-946-2205 for an appointment. (0 comments)
Goregeous Ocean and City views in the Malaga Cove area of Palos Verdes Estates. This 3 BDR, 3 BA home has spectacular ocean, whitewater, and city views from Malibu to Torrance Beach, including Downtown L.A. and the Santa Monica mountains. The home has an excellent flow, an open and bright floorplan and in great condition. Also a bonus room behind the 3 car garage could be used for an office or gym. Call Mary Thomas at 310-946-2205 for an appointment . (0 comments)
Positve attitude in the REal Estate Market 2007 - 12/14/07 11:43 AM
I was browsing throught the posts on Active Rain yesterday and I noticed most posts were about the foreclosure market in most states. I thought I have been through these down cycles before and I wish I had a better attitude. I wish I could tell all you new Realtors that this will pass, Don't sweat it, ride it out and this is only temporary. I feel sad when I get a letter from someone who has to leave the business. Because they did not have the income to survive the unexpected market turn Let me tell you this market is really not (1 comments)
Where are the Best Schools in California- Relocation Plus - 12/13/07 03:36 PM
If you need to know where the best schools in California are and you are new to California, you can search great schools.com. If you want to check your school rating compared to the neighborhood you are moving into all you do is place your zip code. This site is across the USA so you can check any state.This site is a great relocation tool for families moving across country. Palos Verdes are the best rated schools in the state of California. If you live in the South Bay of Los Angeles County 90275 and 90274 zip codes than you are very fortunate. (0 comments)
Help I am not a techy and I can't add a video... - 12/13/07 03:25 PM
Help, Iam totally confused about adding videos. I checked out Nicks 7 steps to posting your videos but where do you save your blog on active rain? I can't find it. So I am in land of the lost for 1 hour and I am not giving up until I learn how to add pictures and videos.. Any suggestions?? Are they talking about saving a blog on word or what? I am sure this is simple but I am stuck... (0 comments)
A Great Christmas Song for 2007 - 12/13/07 01:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAckfn8yiAQ This a great christmas song for remembering how far we have come in making Christmas virtually disappear in America? Do you know that Christmas and Christianity is the Heritage of this Country? DO you remember voting for not being able to say Merry Christmas to your teachers and students? I didn't but now we are banned.. Do you remember anyone asking you if you wanted to change Christmas Break to Winter Break? I don't. Would someone please tell me when I missed the vote in this democracy for that. When did we vote for our schoolsto sing only winter snow songs and no more (2 comments)
Real Estate Market Tip # 1 Palos Verdes Homes for Sale - 12/13/07 02:26 AM
When's a good time to buy? Well, remember you got it here. Feb. 2008. Interest Rates dropped yesterday .25 of a point and they are expected to drop more this month and next. But that is not the biggest news for Palos Verdes home buyers and Homeowners.. Hot Tip the Interst Rates are suppose to have a substantial drop in March,2008. If you are one of the Buyers waiting for the market to drop, March, 2008 is when to stop holding and jump in and buy Palos Verdes Real Estate. The best bet so you don't get caught in the March Madness (0 comments)
The best kept secret for Ocean View Properties in Palos Verdes that are still under 1.5 Million is on the border of Palos Verdes Estates. These homes have location ,location, location. This year I have sold several properties with fantastic palos verdes peninsula ocean views of Catalina Island, Sunsets and the Malibu Santa Monica Mountains. This little pocket in Rancho Palos Verdes is the best value on the hill. You can get Ocean and Coastline Lights from most of these homes. Plus Border on the Presitgeous Palos Verdes Estates. These homes are quiet cul-de-sacs and in the desirable Point Vicente Elemenaty School. Which by the way boasts of the (0 comments)
Urgent to all Californians:Keep our schools free of teaching alternate sexual preferences at the elementary school level. Let our children be kids and innocent for as long as they can. Please help to get this on our ballot by June, 2008. This petition is being promoted by FOcus on the Family and Dr. James Dobson. Focus on the Family.com Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently signed Senate Bill 777 into law. Under the guise of "protecting" homosexual students from bullying, SB 777 bans any teaching or activities in schools that "promote a discriminatory bias" against homosexuals, transgenders. bisexuals, and those with gender (perceived or actual) issues.References to (17 comments)
Warnings are up-Buyers stop listening to the Press and Ask a Professional - 12/11/07 01:14 AM
I have buyers currently that are still speculating that the market is going to drop. Yes, It may but only 6-8% in non coastal markets. Palos Verdes Peninsula is on the rise and so are the Beach Cities above $1million. Yes, will these buyers save money. Not always, It depends on 2 things. 1. What area you are buying in. Some markets like my Coastal areas from $1,000,000.00 plus are still rising up as much as 75.00 a square foot from last year. Palos Verdes Peninsula to Manhattan Beach. You can see my blog on trend graphics and the 2007 market last week. Yes some (0 comments)
Is Mike Huckabee another God Shot? - 12/06/07 07:23 PM
My pastor was saying that this candidate, born again Christian started with low funds and not a big following against all odds. But then isn't that so God. Long shots, least favored and I really hope that he wins. We are loosing ground in this country and when our nations' pledge of allegiance is threatened and our slogan of " In God we Trust" is in a lawsuit it is time we stood up and stopped being the silent majority before we are fighting in our own back yards to keep our rights. As fellow Christan's we need to let our (3 comments)
Is the South Bay Homes Prices Dropping? No. Home Prices in Beach Cities on the rise 2007 - 12/06/07 06:55 PM
Look at this chart for South Bay Beach Cities and Palos Verdes Peninsula. Do you see the price per square foot rising??? Yes, So do I. This is the average selling price per square foot in 2006-2007. SO New York City is not the only one that is going up in 2007-2008 for real estate sales prices. I took all the sold properties from Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Near PCH,, Hollywood Riveria, Hermosa Beach,Palos Verdes Peninsula. I used sale prices of $1,000,000.00 to $5,000.000.00 that sold in 2006-2007. Looks to me like high end luxury home sales market is still on the rise.. why (0 comments)
Palos Verdes Real Estate Statistics 2007 - 12/03/07 02:20 AM
As you will see by the chart below. Palos Verdes real estate prices are soaring even higher than 2006. Yes, I was so surprised but you have to remember that our number of homes being sold are down by 20% but not the price of our homes. I ran sales comparables from all zip codes of 90274 and 90275. I put in the price range from 1Million to 4,999,999.00 If you would like a chart tailored to your specific neighborhood, just let me know. I would be happy to help you. SO if you are a seller that has been holding off selling due to (0 comments)
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