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Short Sale Eqator Certified - 09/29/10 05:25 PM
http://agentgenius.com/real-estate-coaching-tutorials/coaching/equator-now-offers-short-sale-certification-program/ Today I got another feather in my cap and become Equator short sael certified. I am committed to be as educated about Short sales as possible to ensure the most stream line process to help our clients in these stressful times. I would love any referrals to help not only your client and you but also save our Tallahassee real estate market from foreclosures. (4 comments)
Health Insurance???? - 09/29/10 09:15 AM
As a realtor here Florida I have had a difficult time figuring out how to get my wife and I covered so that it makes since for our family. Insurance premiums are so high for individuals not to mention their strict guidelines as to who they want to cover. How have other realtors out there gone about protecting their families when you are self employed? We have found that even on a month where both of us have had to go to the doctor and get prescriptions that is still less expensive than had we been paying a monthly insurance (0 comments)
Florida's existing home, condo sales up in August - 09/27/10 10:32 AM
Existing-home sales move up in August, says NAR ORLANDO, Fla. - Sept. 23, 2010 - Sales of existing homes in Florida rose 1 percent in August, with a total of 13,997 homes sold statewide compared to 13,908 homes sold in August 2009, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Statewide existing home sales in August increased 3 percent over statewide sales activity in July.Ten of Florida's metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) reported higher existing home sales last month, while 13 MSAs posted increased existing condo sales. Florida's median sales price for existing homes last month was $134,000; a year (2 comments)
UCF economist: Recovery to be slow, gradual - 09/21/10 04:43 PM
UCF economist: Recovery to be slow, gradual OCALA, Fla. - Sept. 20, 2010 - The good news is, the worst recession since the Great Depression is over, an economist told business leaders in Ocala.The bad news is the path to recovery looks like it will be slow and gradual, according to Sean Snaith, director of the Institute of Economic Competitiveness at the University of Central Florida.Snaith spoke at the 52nd annual meeting and luncheon of the Ocala Marion County Economic Development Corp. at Hilton Ocala.He said forget about traditional depictions of peaks, recessions, troughs and recoveries shaped like the letters V, (0 comments)
Shadow Inventory - 09/21/10 04:09 PM
Where is the shadow inventory? WASHINGTON - Sept. 20, 2010 - For the last year, the real estate industry has been talking about shadow inventory and the coming flood of distressed properties. Where are they?Here's what's happening, according to a recent paper by Alan Mallach, a senior fellow the Brookings Institution: · Some delinquencies have been resolved through loan modifications or people working out the problems on their own.
· Banks are getting better at managing short sales.
· Investors are aggressively buying up properties, sometimes in bulk, directly from the banks or at courthouse auctions so they don't (1 comments)
Economy's looking up - for now WASHINGTON - Sept. 7, 2010 - Never has mediocre looked so good.A steady flow of not-entirely-terrible economic news has eased worries of renewed recession and shifted the political spotlight from the Federal Reserve to the White House."The August data we've been getting has been encouraging. ... It's very likely that the economy continues to move forward in the coming months," said economist Bruce Kasman of J.P. Morgan.The economic news increasingly has a bipolar cast to it. One day, a downward revision to the second-quarter growth rate makes a double-dip recession look like a real (2 comments)
Hurricane Season - 09/01/10 04:57 PM
As we have hurricanes brewing in the Atlantic I am remined of my last hurricane season in South Florida. It really made our decision to move to Tallahassee easy. The emontional toll the preparation and actual hurricane takes on a family is unmeasurable and thats even if you don't get any real estate damage from the storm. Here is a link to help everyone get a plan together to help ease some of the stress. http://www.floridadisaster.org/ Stay safe this Hurricane Season!! (0 comments)
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