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More Signs of the Bottom: New Home Sales Unexpectedly Rise. - 03/27/09 06:18 PM
More Signs Of A Bottom : New Home Sales Unexpectedly Rise The national housing market got its third piece of good news in 3 days: Monday: Existing Home Sales up Tuesday: Home values appear higher nationally Wednesday: New Home Sales upAnd although national real estate statistics are irrelevant to the local Renton and Kent markets in which real estate transactions happen, to a country of would-be and wanna-be home buyers, repeated positive news on housing can be a strong signal that it's time to get off the sidelines. At least, that's what the data is showing us. According to an industry (2 comments)
Wordless Wednesday-Cure Cancer - 03/26/09 02:00 AM
FROM MY AMAZING FRIEND MIDORI MILLER. THIS SAYS IT ALL. JOIN THE FIGHT. AND BY THE WAY, I AM WALKING THE 3DAY.ORG....
Via Midori Miller-Daytona Beach Florida Real Estate Trainer (CENTURY 21 Sundance Realty): (2 comments)
Elegant Ashburn Townhome, new listing, beautiful show. Great view across the valley, gated community and this home is nicer than new. One owner home, 2 bedrooms plus a loft and 2.5 bathrooms. Built in 2003 by Burnsteads. A great Renton townhome for the first time home buyer. Virtual Tour here just click this link. Bring you clients and they will fall in love with it. Send them the link and they can see for themselves. Presented by the Gary McNinch Team, Renton Realtor, Keller Williams Realty Southeast Sound Renton WA, firstname.lastname@example.org Glad to help many satisfied clients buy or sell (2 comments)
HIGHLIGHT, BOLD, CAPITALIZE, UNDERSCORE AND ITALICIZE THIS: RENTON MORTGAGE RATES ARE AS LOW AS THEY CAN GO - 03/18/09 09:34 AM
The Federal Reserve Is Meeting And What It Means To Your Mortgage Rate Alright first time home buyers, Renton home seller, anyone investing in Seattle property and anyone else that is effected by King County Home Prices. Here is the latest. (and I'm already predicting there will not be any immediate change.) The Federal Open Market Committee begins a scheduled, 2-day meeting yesterday to discuss the country's monetary policy. As is custom, the group will issue a press release to the markets upon adjournment. There are 8 scheduled FOMC get-togethers annually and the post-meeting press releases are among the most powerful market-moving (1 comments)
Mark to Market: "UnFudging" the Books on the Banks and How it Effects Your Renton Mortgage Rate - 03/12/09 10:31 AM
Mark-To-Market : How An Obscure Corporate Accounting Rule Might Impact Your Renton Mortgage Rate You know you're in the middle of an economic crisis when an accounting issue become Front Page News, and that's exactly where we're at today. Mark-to-market accounting is having its day in the sun and people in need of mortgage sometime soon would do well to pay attention. If you've never heard of mark-to-market accounting, don't worry. Not many people have. Mark-to-market is a method of valuing an asset based on its what-if-it-was-sold-today value. Mark-to-market is officially known as FASB Statement 157. Mark-to-market is one reason (1 comments)
You know life in Renton is great. If you live in Talbot Hill, you can drive the back way through Cascade and Fairwood, hit 140th and go down the hill to the Maple Valley Highway. Cross the river, drop into Maplewood for a short look and into Renton. This is a reblog of a post written by Larry Easto of Toronto Ontario Canada. He has a new look at SPRING CLEANING. Well worth the read.
Via Larry Easto (Real Estate Marketing Link): Try eliminating some old things from your work life...it can be incredibly liberating and energizing. External Changes (5 comments)
When the White House first introduced the Making Home Affordable program in February, it was positioned as a mortgage program with two goals: To help financially-needy homeowners get mortgage relief To help homeowners who've lose equity qualify for today's low rates Wednesday, in a much-anticipated announcement, the U.S. Treasury introduced new details about Making Home Affordable. It also created an "Am I Eligible For Making Home Affordable" form on its website. In the press release, the Treasury detailed the President's original blueprint. Namely, it provided explicit loan modification instructions that will assist up to 4 million delinquent homeowners and their (2 comments)
One popular housing theory is that -- before a bona fide housing recovery can begin -- the cost of owning a home versus renting one must return to historical levels. If that belief is a truth, a national return to rising home prices may be in store for 2009. Falling home prices coupled with falling mortgage rates, too, have dropped the relative, after-tax cost of owning a home to 125% of the cost of renting a home. This is the exact 18-year historical average and not since 2001 has the gap been this small. As reported by the Wall Street (0 comments)
Gary McNinch is a real estate broker, blogger, retired State Trooper and mentor from Renton WA. His passion is helping his clients buy sell and invest in homes and commercial properties in Renton and the South Seattle area. Gary mentors new agents in listing and sales of homes and the extensive use of social media and new media marketing. Gary is affiliated with Better Properties Real Estate.
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