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REBarCamp comes to Nashville, TN. In just the first 4 days over 130 people from 19 different states have already signed up. Will you be there ? This event is Hosted By Brian Copeland. You can contact Brian here. Be sure to REGISTER NOW for this event which will take place on April 28, 2010 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CT) Location: 5th & Main - 501 Main Street - Nashville, TN 37206 - I'm looking forward to meeting many of our online friends and put a face with names. (3 comments)
RainCamp™ in Dallas Texas - THE BIG ONE! - 01/26/10 12:01 AM
Brad says.... Acitve Rain's RainCamp is heading to Dallas Texas ! Via Brad Andersohn ~ Community Manager (ActiveRain): RainCamp™ is Headed To Dallas Texas We are confirmed with a venue and all the details for Dallas Texas RainCamp™. With eveything now in place, this will be the best RainCamp™ EVER! The entire ActiveRain staff have worked tirelessly to put this one together, trust me, you won't want to miss it. One of the key benefits of RainCamp™ is learning the time tested and proven concepts and ideas that are ready to implement into your business and social media networking plan immediately. The "Secrets (2 comments)
Census Bureau ALERT! - 01/24/10 11:41 PM
Ann reminds us of the upcoming Census Bureau ALERT ! Via Ann Hayden Wildwood St. Louis MO Agent SelectAnn.com for your real estate (Prudential Select Properties): Census Bureau ALERT! Be careful about who you give your information to during the census. A bureau worker will have a badge, a handheld device, a Census Bureau canvas bag, and a confidentiality notice. Be sure to ask to see the badge. As always, do not let a stranger into your home. The workers are currently knocking on doors to verify address information. They DO NOT need your bank account info, your social security number, etc. They (3 comments)
How to Nominate a Featured Blog Entry - 01/24/10 05:18 PM
Have you ever wondered how post get featured ? Vic has all the details below ! Via Vic Steele (Valet Real Estate Services): I thought I was the only one with absolutely no idea how blog entries are nominated for Featured status? Once I realized I was not alone, I researched it to share with you. Every morning, I get my ActiveRain e-mail with the list of Featured Blog Entries. As a matter of fact, this morning's e-mail had a great article from Jon Sigler about another curious topic; Re-Blogging.
I always wondered how they picked particular blog entries. Do you do the same (1 comments)
CHANGES AT FHA - 01/24/10 11:07 AM
If you are looking at getting an FHA Home Loan, Please take note at the changes in the program. David from United States Dept. of HUD has provided a list of the announced changes. Via David H Stevens (United States Dept. of HUD): I wanted to take a moment to make sure you are familiar with events surrounding a sweeping set of policy changes for FHA announced earlier this week. The announcement details the changes that Secretary Donovan promised to deliver by the end of January when he testified before Congress last month.
The new policies are designed to strengthen the FHA's (2 comments)
Via Debi Boucher - "Realtor Showcase" Real Estate Slideshows/ Photographer (Memories DVDs - Realtor Showcase Slideshows): Photography In a Public Place - What is the Law? Comments in a recent post got me curious about this question. So I did what I always do when I want to know something - I went online to research it. Interestingly, there is a ton of information online on the subject. It is hard to wade through what (0 comments)
Welcome Home to 3905 Tyler Brown Dr - Clarksville Tennessee 37040
This is a fabulous home looking for owner! All Bedrooms are spacious, tile floors, stainless steel appliances, tons of cabinets, formal dining room,Sony sound system in living room, stone fireplace, GE Smart Connection Center, lots of closets, and much more. This is a must see home ! Don't delay, Call Roland today and schedule your personal viewing. (2 comments)
TruePix Productions in Clarksville, Tennessee has now opened a new department: Real Estate Videos Luke has already done 2 videos for me and we have a 3rd one schedule to shoot. Having a video of a home gives buyers a sence of the flow of the home. This will show case the home in a way that a simple visual tour will not by giving a full walk through of the home and highlighting areas of interest. TruePix Productions also has other services available: Web Design Audio Production Photography Video Custom Printing CD Package Business Cards Flyers Calendars Bookmarks (0 comments)
Open House in Cider Ridge Subdivision - 2713 Cider Dr. Clarksville Tennessee 37040 - 01/21/10 02:23 PM
Open House in Cider Ridge Subdivision 2713 Cider Dr. Clarksville Tennessee 37040 Date: Saturday January 23, 2010 Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Hosted By: Roland Woodworth Dirrections: 101st Airborne Division Parkway to N. Whitfield. Left onto Needmore. Right into Centerstone subdvision. Right at the stop sign onto Cider Drive. House is on left. Please plan to stop by and see this home featuring 4 Bedrooms and 3 full baths. This home is a must see. Like New! Great split foyer floor plan w/ fireplace, hardwood floors, and cathedral ceiling in living room. Awesome mstr suite w/ jetted tub and trey (0 comments)
FHA Loan rumors now become a reality – So what happened?
Wow... I just talked about some rumors that have been floating around for months about FHA loans. Let me make something clear. They are rumors to me until they are officially stated through HUD/FHA. And on that note, they are also rumors when you read blogs that actually state that they happened already, (4 comments)
Todays Announcements - 01/20/10 11:09 PM
David H Stevens with the United States Dept of HUD tells us about todays announcement about changes to FHA ..... Read about this below. Via David H Stevens (United States Dept. of HUD): Today I will be announcing a series of changes to FHA that will affect some of you. As you read about them, please note a few key points. FHA fell below is legislated requirement to have 2% in excess capital for reserves above and beyond forcasted losses. Being below this 2% requires me, by law, to make changes to get the funds reserves back over 2%. Virtually all of the (0 comments)
How to File for $8,000 Tax Credit - 01/19/10 11:52 PM
When you go to file for that $8,000 Tax Credit, be sure to read this post from Leslie on the special requirements Via Leslie Ebersole (Baird&Warner Real Estate): From CNNMoney.com, we have just learned that the way the IRS is "handling" the tax credit is turning into yet another stumbling block to helping the real estate market recover. This seems to me to be so unfair! Anyone who qualified for the credit probably could really use that money, whether to repay mom and dad for the down payment loan or as cash to repair that fixer-upper they bought. I'm going to email the (3 comments)
2010 Tax Rates for Clarksville - Montgomery County Tennessee - 01/19/10 01:00 PM
This information is per the Trustee's office on January 19, 2010 as collected by Shelia Oszczakiewicz If you are looking to figure the 2010 Tax Rates for Clarksville - Montgomery County, Tennessee simply use the following factors to figure your tax rate. City: 1.24 County: 2.88 Combined for City: 4.12 Factors for figuring Taxes: Yearly factors: City: ( .01030 ) Combined Rate EXAMPLE: 120,000 X .03030 = $1,236.00 Year Monthly Factor: ( .0008584 ) EXAMPLE: 120,000 X .0008584 = $103.01 Monthly To Figure county only taxes County Only: Yearly Factor: (.00720 ) EXAMPLE: 120,000 X .00720 = $900.00 Monthly Factor: ( (3 comments)
Don't Show Your Home to Strangers Without an Appointment - 01/16/10 11:36 PM
Attention homeowners..... Please understand the importance of this post by J Phillip. Via J. Philip Faranda, J. Philip Real Estate Briarcliff Manor NY: The other day a seller client told me that she showed her home to strangers off the street who knocked on her door and expressed interest in seeing the place without an appointment. She accommodated them. We don't know who they are, or even if they were qualified to buy. She just hoped they might be the ones. I told her to never do this again. Call me a suspicious New Yorker, but the risks outweigh the opportunity when you show you home to (3 comments)
FHA has lifted the 90-day seasoning requirement! - 01/16/10 10:54 PM
This should help get those vacant homes sold and new homeowners living it them. .... Thanks for the post Dave.. Via Dave Rosenmarkle (Highland Realty): The news is spreading fast... As reported out from FHA on January 15, 2010 - HUD TAKES ACTION TO SPEED RESALE OF FORECLOSED PROPERTIES TO NEW OWNERS Measure to help bring stability to home values and accelerate sale of vacant properties WASHINGTON - In an effort to stabilize home values and improve conditions in communities where foreclosure activity is high, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced a temporary policy that will expand access to FHA mortgage insurance and (1 comments)
Roland Woodworth Earns NAR Short Sales and Foreclosure Certification Buyers and Sellers Benefit from REALTOR® Expertise in Distressed Sales
Clarksville, TN, Jan 11, 2010 - Roland Woodworth with EXiT Realty Clarksville has earned the nationally recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification. The National Association of REALTORS® offers the SFR certification to REALTORS® who want to help both buyers and sellers navigate these complicated transactions, as demand for professional expertise with distressed sales grows.
According to a recent NAR survey, nearly one-third of all existing homes sold recently were either short sales or foreclosures. For many real (6 comments)
3905 Tyler Brown Home For Sale in Clarksville Tennessee This fabulous 3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath home is ready for a new owner. Stainless Steel appliances, Hardwood, Tile and Carpet floors. Formal Dining Room, Huge Bonus Room, Sony surround sound in the family room, Stone fireplace w/Gas logs, Large bedrooms, master has a Jacuzzi tub and a separate shower, Lots of closet space ! This home is located just off Exit 1 and Tyler Town Rd. Don't delay, call Roland today to see this home at 931-278-2207 See additional photos of this home here (4 comments)
Getting Down to ActiveRain Basics ~ Picture How To's... - 01/09/10 11:17 PM
Great tips for posting photos and videos into your blog from Michael. He does so many great thing on Active Rain Via Michael Thornton - Nashville, TN area Home Inspector (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.): Getting Down to ActiveRain Basics ~ Picture How To's...I have been asked by several folks, how do you get text to wrap around your pictures and how do you set your justifications? In this short video tutorial, I will show you how I do it and what works best for me. Want to know how to insert video in your Active Rain Profile? Check out: Inserting your You (3 comments)
Announcing the ActiveRain Silver and Bronze medalists! - 01/09/10 11:15 PM
As a follow up to Brads list of top in their field in 2009, Jim did an awesome job with this post for Siver and Bronze winners ( 2nd & 3rd ) Via Jim Frimmer, San Diego Mission Valley Realtor (Century 21 Award): Brad Andersohn recently announced the ActiveRain Gold Medal winners for having the most points in their field. I'm a big fan of persistency and consistency, but I'm also a fan of spreading the wealth around, rooting for the underdog, and watching the Olympics. Since the 2010 Winter Olympics are just a few weeks away, I thought it would be (3 comments)
Top ActiveRain Bloggers in Their Field 2009 - 01/09/10 12:05 AM
Brad gives us the to 28 Active Rain Bloggers in their field in 2009. Via Brad Andersohn ~ Community Manager (ActiveRain): Top 28 ActiveRain Bloggers in Their Field - 2009 ActiveRain is a great resource and library for information and content from a variety of members and contributers in numerous fields of the Real Estate Industry. It seems that everyone is always climbing and chasing the "Member on top of the mountain!" These folks have climbed and ended at the top for 2009. Here are the Top Bloggers in their fields based on the shear volume of content they have contributed to the (6 comments)
Short Sales DO NOT Require a Delinquent Mortgage – “Eminent Danger of Default” - 01/09/10 12:02 AM
Is it possible to do a Short Sale on your home if your are not behind on your payments ? Charles gives us the details..... Via Charles Dailey (iLoan): Clearly, many if not most short sales involve a loan presently in default. As well, many times a short sale might involve a current borrower who can currently afford the payment. In several other situations, a seller may be “just hanging on” and the smallest thing could put them irreparably behind on their loan. Welcome to “eminent danger of default.” In a hardship letter for a short sale (also known as short payoff), if (1 comments)
Internet Marketing Success - 01/08/10 11:41 AM
Are you a Realtor who is looking to increase your Internet Marketing Success ? Would you like to learn more about SEO and Organic Ranking on Google ? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you should make plans to attend the Real Estate Training: Internet Marketing Success on Feb 1, 2010. This class will be tought by Key Yessaad. This class is sponsored by EXiT Realty Clarksville and EXiT MidSouth Information on the class: Location: EXIT Realty Clarksville Office - 1289 Northfield Drive, Suite 3, Clarksville, TN 37040 - Office Number: (931) 647-9900 - Map it. (3 comments)
Fellow Active Rainer in Need; Blood Drive Being Held in Katy TX for Liz Carter! - 01/08/10 12:02 AM
Please read this post from Marchel Peterson and help spread the word about this blood drive to help Liz Carter. Via Marchel Peterson Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro ABR (Results Realty): We have a fellow rainer who needs our help. Liz Carter with Liz Carter and Team Realty is in desperate need of a double lung and liver transplant. This extensive surgery will require blood at very short notice so her firm is having a blood drive for both Liz and others. Please see the details below for the blood drive being conducted by the mobile unit of St. Luke's Blood Center. Wednesday, January (2 comments)
New Good Faith Estimate 2010 Form #2 - 01/07/10 12:17 AM
So what's all the Hype about the new GFE - Good Faith Estiment your get from your lender ? There are many changes. George gives us the scoup in the this article. Let me know what you think ! Via George Souto (McCue Mortgage) FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages CT.: In my introductory Post to the New Good Faith Estimate 2010 Form, I left out a three important things that the New Good Faith Estimate 2010 Form does not include, they are: It includes the Principle & Interest, PMI, or FHA MI in the monthly payment, but it does not include the Taxes, and (4 comments)
The Next Big Marketing Thing -- FourSquare?? - 01/07/10 12:15 AM
Have you joined foursquare ? This looks pretty interesting. Clint tells more about this below. Via Clint Miller (Real Estate Client Referrals, LLC (RECR)): Being the mega-geek that I am, I'm more than willing to jump onto any technological geek-fest that seems like it might be fun to do or a cool way of connecting with other people. Some of them I like...some of them, not so much. But, one of the more recent ones that I am really enjoying lately is FourSquare. FourSquare is an internet based location updater in a game-style format. Basically, it works like this... You are going to (5 comments)
Who names a street "This Way" - 01/06/10 11:49 PM
This is just way to funny.. Tim tells us about the problems to market a home on THIS WAY. Giving directions to a home on THIS WAY could be a little challenging..... Via Tim Moncrief (Bartlett Real Estate Group of Keller Williams ): I'm having problems giving directions to a house as all seem quite confused on several suggested directions: Turn right This Way Turn west This Way House is on right 2 blocks up This Way Home on prestigious This Way street location If you miss This Way, turn aound and turn left This Way As there is only one way on (3 comments)
Real Estate is and Always Will be a 'People Business' - 01/06/10 11:34 PM
Have you made plans to attend RainCamp ? Next week is New York on January 12th. If your not going to this one, see Brad's post below and pick a city near you. Hope to see many of you in Nashville !
Via Brad Andersohn ~ Community Manager (ActiveRain): Over the past few weeks, we've been sending out emails discussing what RainCamp™ is all about and why we think you should be there. With the tickets being donation based, meaning you can pay whatever you can afford, you'd be crazy for not joining us.
I'm serious, you would be crazy! Just yesterday, (2 comments)
It is on!!!! Today only, we are running 4 simultaneous webinars, all day long. 28 Speakers!7 Hours!2000+ Attendees. www.VirtualBarCamp.com/register Each “Webinar Room” has a separate Access Link, Call-In-Number and Access Code.
This information will be emailed to all registered participants. You can jump in and out of each webinar by using the different access links and call-in-numbers. Each session is separated (0 comments)
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A "BAD HOME INSPECTION", IF THE INSPECTOR FINDS THE DEFECTS IN THE PROPERTY. - 01/03/10 11:23 PM
Having a home inspection is alwaysa great idea when buying a home. Lenn has a great list below. Via Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A "BAD HOME INSPECTION". HOME INSPECTIONS ARE IMPORTANT FOR HOME BUYERS, HOME SELLERS, LISTING AGENTS AND BUYERS' AGENTS. THE HOUSE WILL BE UNDER A MAGNIFYING GLASS. A good home inspection means that the home inspector examines every "nook and cranny" in a house and tests all systems and components. A HOME INSPECTION IS USUALLY A CONTINGENCY ON THE CONTRACT. If the home inspector discovers and documents serious structural, (1 comments)
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