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My Personal Challenge P90x; Not Real Estate related, but Body and Mind - 02/28/09 11:02 PM
So I just finished day 4 of my 90 day P90X challenge. I'm sure many of you have seen the infomercials with Tony Horton for P90x. A good friend of mine had the DVD set and I've been wanting to try it but just never got around to actually doing it. Well I've finally decided to do it and also have my wife involved to commit to this 90 day challenge. P90x involves an extensive varieties of moves using your body, weights or bands and a pull up bar to create an intese work out. I always thought I was fairly in (3 comments)
I will be hosting an open house Feburary 15th from 1-3pm at 2035 Ramlow Place in Highland. This home has nice updates in great location 1blk from river and Hidden Falls. Close to Ford Pkwy Rest and shopping. Updates include; a remoded kitchen, new bath & flooring, new appliances, granite counters. The home has 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, and a 1 car garage. List price is $229,900. (0 comments)
Get on the Horn to your Buyers.....Interest Rates 4.75%!! - 02/13/09 03:36 PM
I've recieved the lastest interest rate round up from my lender. Interest rates are awesome...Enough said! Plus there is the anticipated $8000 first time home buyer credit. Drum up some business, shoot a mass email out to all your buyers and educate them on the interest rates. Tell them what a 1% change can do to their buying power.
The current interest rates are great! I don't know why so many are complaining? Ok, so yes we got a little spoiled back in 2003, but really those rates were for mostly 3-1,5-1 ARMs. Any thing in the 5's heck in the 4's sometimes are awesome! Right now were are sitting at interest rates of about 5.25% for 30yr fixed. In the course of 60 years (I wish I had the my history chart to include here) rates like we have now have only been this low; now, 2003,2004, and back in the 40s after WWII. The most recent rates as shown (0 comments)
Stimulus Package in, $15000 tax credit out; I for one am Happy - 02/11/09 10:42 PM
Today the highly anticipated $15000 tax credit for home buyers that was supposed to be included in the Stimulus Package, but was voted out. I for one am happy to hear this! I know many wrote letters and emails to get this passed. This was supposed to be the "boost" to a sluggish housing economy. My biggest worry was that this is just a temporary bandage and only prolong the slow market further down the road. What we really need to do is remove inventory so that the lower supply will create demand; thus stabilizing prices. With this bill a gluttony of homes would (4 comments)
Grand Torino; A Movie with a little Real Estate in it - 02/10/09 09:54 PM
I went to the movies last week with my wife and saw Grand Turino. I have to say it was a good movie! You have to accept the plentiful amount of racial slurs, but there is a great point to the movie. Get to know your neighbors, it can be extremely helpful. The movie shows what can rapidly happen when people don't care for their homes and neighborhood. Quickly the neighborhood becomes in disrepair and the pride is lost. This eventually results in lower sales prices and longer times to sell. I wish everyone would take pride in what they buy. (5 comments)
Falcon Heights, Minnesota Real Estate Market Update - 02/10/09 08:48 PM
Falcon Heights, MN Market Update A small community surrounded by Como Park and Roseville, Falcon Heights has a little over 5,500 residents. A strong community made of mostly 30's, 40's, and 50's 1 and 1 1/2 story homes which features many great architecture like the"Tudor" style. Falcon Heights has always been a strong market because of the high demand from buyers. It is located in the middle of the Twin Cities; Minneapolis and St. Paul, and is near Shopping and easy access to highways. Current Falcon Heights Market Update as of 2/10/2009* Current Active Listings: 11 (2/10/09) $263,918 average price point Pending Listings: 4 (0 comments)
What do you do with old Zippers?.....Art of Course - 02/06/09 04:08 PM
Zipper Art So I was reading the newspaper today at Caribou before some showings and I ran across an article on this 81 year old woman named Donna Petrell from Hudson. She is a local artest for the past 20+ years using zippers. She has an interesting art mosaic that she does with old zippers. It is pretty neet and done quite well. I'm alwasy impressed when people find new uses for old things. To read the full article click below: http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_11640699 (0 comments)
This is an amazing story of a home moved from Manitou Island on White Bear Lake to Shore. It took $40,000 and 64 tires on dollies to move this 60 ton home across the 2 foot deep ice. Just imagine the people who built this home watching it roll slowly in the winter to another location. Now I know if anyone ever asks what it will take and cost to move a home :) To see the full article from the Star Tribune and watch the video click here Land ho! House glides across ice on White Bear Lake (0 comments)
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