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Going Green - Qualifying for a Green Mortgage - 12/30/11 07:46 PM
Going green? Regarding green mortgages new construction homes built with energy-efficient standards qualify when certified as mentioned below. An existing home can also qualify for a green loan if it is professionally inspected for the lender to add to the loan amount for these improvements. When looking for a home it is important to know about energy saving methods used in new and existing homes. Search for a home? Find Your Home's Value? Want to know about a community? Want to compare schools?
Via Anthony Stokes-Pereira - Realtor (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty): Qualifying for a Green Mortgage (0 comments)
Old School Methods Of Marketing Never Die.....Back To Basics Works Today!! - 12/30/11 07:23 PM
Keeping contact with you previous clients is always a way to get a referral or end up listing the home you sold to them. I have found that over the years the internet is something that challenges me to keep learning new ways to be a better Realtor for all of my clients--young and old! I love taking online classes--some say Back to the Basics..... So doing the basics is important but also what is equally important is to know how to reach new clients in a non-threatening way. As I said I love taking online classes, using resources on the internet (2 comments)
Maricopa HUD Home for Sale-Rancho El Dorado-Comm Pool 5 Bed 4 Bath-Loft - 12/30/11 05:41 PM
Looks like a great home--five bedrooms, four baths. That is a lot of house for $124,000. I hope it looks as good inside as outside. Best of luck in selling this home with HUD. My most recent experience was a nightmare and at the last minute the buyers bought a car and brought their credit down to where they could not complete their purchase. Via Solutions Real Estate: $124,000 ***HUD HOME***Welcome to the community that offers the state of the art recreation center with tennis, swimming, basketball, and a uniquely designed lake with pocket parks for everyone to enjoy. This home invites you in (1 comments)
Safest Places To Live - 12/29/11 12:32 PM
Good information. I will have to follow the website you used for your statistics. I have lived in the Toledo, Ohio area all my life (except for college) and found it to be one of the easiest places to get from point a to point b. Usually 15 minutes tops. Also I like the atmosphere of Toledo and the mid-western "to the point" attitude. Via John Davison (Raleigh-Cary-Triangle NC) (Coldwell Banker): A recent study by the Farmers Insurance Group Companies lists the ten safest places to live in America, broken into two categories, populations over 500,000 and populations between 150,000 and 500,000. Whether (0 comments)
How Would the Removal of the Tax Deduction on Mortgage Interest Affect the Housing Market? - 12/27/11 01:48 PM
HOW WOULD THE REMOVAL OF THE TAX DEDUCTION ON MORTGAGE INTEREST AFFECT THE HOUSING MARKET? In a rapidly growing economy, asset prices, such as the value of a home, increase. This makes the expected return from owning a home higher than if the economy is not growing as we've seen in recent years where housing prices have decreased dramatically. The tax deduction on home mortgage interest makes the cost of owning a home lower. The removal of the tax deduction on mortgage interest would affect the housing market by causing the demand for homes to decrease and therefore housing prices to (1 comments)
Home Mortgage Interest Deduction - 12/27/11 01:38 PM
HOME MORTGAGE INTEREST DEDUCTION HISTORY Home mortgage interest is interest a homeowner pays on a loan secured by their home (a main home or a second home). The loan can be a mortgage to buy your home, a second mortgage, a line of credit, or a home equity loan. Home Mortgage Interest Deduction Home Mortgage Interest Deduction History Home mortgage interest is interest a homeowner pays on a loan secured by their home (a main home or a second home). The loan can be a mortgage to buy your home, a second mortgage, a line of credit, or a home equity (0 comments)
COMPARE AREA SCHOOL TRENDS - 12/23/11 10:14 AM
If you live in one area and want to know about an area you might like to live? Here's an example of living in one area and comparing to another area. What can you compare? In this example I used Maumee, Ohio and Sylvania, Ohio as the comparable--you can choose any zip code and see the results you are looking for. So, click on the link below and you will see the results you have been looking for. LOCAL SCHOOLS-- http://www.homesforsalelucascounty.com/micompare/zip/43537/comparezip/43560 43537 43560 When you are finished check out my web site: http://homesforsalelucalcounty.com
Buyers -- Why Get Pre Approved? - 12/22/11 11:10 PM
Steps in Home Buying Process: Pre-Approval for Home Loan Pre-approval is one of the most important steps in the home buying process. You should apply for a loan and receive approval from a lender before searching for a home. Here are some reasons why being approved at the beginning of the home buying process is so important: 1. Pre-approval for a home loan will determine your price range. Based on your down payment and that pre-approved mortgage amount, you'll know what you can afford before you start looking. This saves you time and allows you to focus on houses that you (1 comments)
Turn Your Blog into an Online Magazine with Google Currents - 12/22/11 11:01 PM
Google is making your blogs easier to read. Google has a new business page upgrade for the Google+ social network. Then comes Currents, a flipboard-esque new tablet app designed to make the reading of syndicated web content easier and more attractive. The app gives users a distinctive on-line magazine feel when viewing your web content--making your blogs easier to read. It works on major devices like the iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and all Android devices. More info at email@example.com. Surf the MLS, check out communities, schools, tips on selling, tips on buying, etc. at http://homesforsalelucascounty.com (3 comments)
All Things Real Estate Weekly Roundup - 12/18/11 05:21 PM
I love your Weekly Roundup of All Things Real Estate. There is so much information that you provide--and you are right--sit back and relax, grab your cup of coffee and catch up on a few of the hottest stories online. Via Rebekah Radice Colorado Springs FHA Loan 203k, VA Mortgage, Loan Pre-Approval (Benchmark Mortgage, Colorado Springs FHA, VA, Pre-Approval):
Welcome to the Weekly Roundup of All Things Real Estate where you will find some of my favorite posts, tweets, tips and tools that I stumbled upon this week. So sit back and relax, grab your cup of coffee and catch up on a (1 comments)
Why Don't You Come to My Office??? - 12/18/11 05:16 PM
Really good article. I had not thought of doing that--now I can scan and save the documents that the buyer needs to know about and be ready to sign. Awesome! No more phone calls about what I need from the buyer(s). They will have it all. Thank you so much! Via Peter Lavelle NextRE Direct 267-348-4008 Greater Philadelphia Real Estate (Homes for Sale in Philadelphia $175,000 -$420,000): Diary of a Whimpy REALTOR
I've had them, and I am sure you have had them....buyers that are hard to get into the office. I used to get so frustrated with some (0 comments)
CHECK OUT MY NEW REAL ESTATE SEARCH TOOL! - 12/07/11 08:29 AM
Toledo Zoo--Lights Before Christmas! - 12/02/11 04:23 PM
Don't miss out on the Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo. It is an amazing display of lights and each year there is something new and more amazing to look at. Fun for all, young to old, and ease of moving from one place to another. Here's some information you might want to know when planning to see the Lights Before Christmas! Lights Before Christmas Standard Admission Rates:Adults (ages 12-59): $11Seniors (ages 60 and up): $8Children (ages 2-11): $8Children under 2: FreeSave $1.00 per ticket by purchasing online tickets. Save $1 per ticket by purchasing onlinePurchase your Lights Before Christmas (1 comments)
Toledo Zoo--Lights Before Christmas - 12/02/11 04:14 PM
THE LIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS AT THE TOLEDO ZOO IN TOLEDO, OHIO--WHAT A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE! To quote the article on the internet: Summed Up with "Yum"From handmade fudge, funnel cakes and fresh popcorn to cinnamon-glazed nuts, cinnamon pretzels and of course those holiday cookies, we'll add a sweet touch to your evening. We've got hot chocolate, cappuccino, latte and more to wash it down, too, along with more substantial meals in Carnivore Cafe near Cheetah Valley and at Karoo Snacks in our Africa! exhibit.
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