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What Do Pro Athletes, Mutual Fund Managers and REALTORS All Have In Common? - 02/28/11 09:43 AM
What Do Pro Athletes, Mutual Fund Managers and REALTORS All Have In Common? This isn't a trick question. There are some obvious answers like a) nothing, b) nothing, and c) nothing. But there's one important answer often over looked - statistics - real estate agents, mutual fund managers and pro ball players have statistics in common. Real estate is one of the few business that I've been in where it's simple to gather performance information on competitor agents and other offices. I worked for Fidelity Investments and later for T. Rowe Price where fund manager performance was measured and monitored by outside services (1 comments)
Foreclosures in Annapolis Maryland - 02/27/11 10:17 AM
Foreclosures in Annapolis Maryland This morning there were 45 foreclosures for sale in Annapolis, Arnold, Crownsville, Riva, and Edgewater. The average asking price for these homes was $245,744 and they've been on the market for an average of 120 days. In contrast, there were 849 homes for sale in the same area that were not foreclosures. These homes had a average asking price of $640,539 and they've been on the market for an average of 196 days. Are you interested in finding a steal or a deal on a home in the Annapolis Maryland area? Then check out the FREE List of Annapolis Foreclosures on Facebook or get a FREE (0 comments)
Google Is Tweaking Again - 02/26/11 08:34 AM
Google Is Tweaking Again This morning I woke to NRP an commentator discussing an Associated Press report that Google was tweaking again. Google has tweaked the formulas steering its Internet search engine to take the rubbish out of its results. The overhaul is designed to lower the rankings of what Google deems "low-quality" sites. The controversy surrounding the latest tweak is a Google algorithm change designed to rank sites that produce original content and information that Google considers valuable higher under the new approach. According to Google they make four to five major changes and hundreds of minor changes each year. (5 comments)
Home Prices Slip Everywhere Except Metropolitan Washington DC - 02/25/11 01:41 PM
Home Prices Slip Everywhere Except Metropolitan Washington DC According to an article published in The New York Times on February 22, 2011 title "Home Prices Slid in December in Most U.S. Cities, Index Shows", the Standard & Poor's/Case-Schiller Home Price Index fell most major cities, the expects were Washington DC with a 4.1% increase in last quarter and San Diego with a 1.7% increase in home prices at the end of the year. Overall the National Home Price Index declined in the fourth quarter of 2010 by 3.9%. Locally Metro Baltimore area home priced declined by 3.1% while Anne Arundel County (0 comments)
Barofsky Says Foreclosure Plan Is Failing - 02/18/11 08:28 AM
Barofsky Says Foreclosure Plan Is Failing Neil Barofsky spoke with NPR in an exclusive interview this week that aired this morning (February 18, 2011). Barofsky's comments were not startling, rather they confirmed what is already known, that the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) isn't working. While the program might have prevented nearly 500,000 foreclosures, 1,000,000 homes still went to foreclosure in 2010 and more are expected in 2011. Barofsky says one part of TARP in particular has been a failure: the Obama administrations foreclosure prevention plan. "I just fear that it's the one aspect of TARP that had the opportunity to (1 comments)
Anne Arundel County Real Estate Steals and Deals - 02/14/11 09:08 AM
Anne Arundel County Real Estate Steals and Deals This morning (Valentines Day, February 14th, 2011) there were 3,169 active listings in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). That's down from nearly 4,400 active listing at the peak of the buyer's market in the summer of 2008. With the average sold price around $430,606 in June of 2008, the average sold price was $376,390 in January of this year. The average list price was $449,807 in June of 2008 and the average list price in January is $395,594.
As 2008 came to a close, we saw a slight improvement in the availability of (0 comments)
Most people START, but few FINISH - 02/11/11 09:53 AM
Most people START, but few FINISH I really enjoy reading Robert Pagliarini's blog postings on The Other 8 Hours. Several of his recent blog postings have captivated my attention and they might be of interest to you as well. It all started with reading about why we don't reach our goals, which lead to reading how to reach goals more quickly, and then finally to reading about how to radically change our lives. Why You're Not Reaching Your Goals (And What to Do About It) In a recent blog post Robert Pagliarini writes about how to reach any goal using the (9 comments)
Pet Friendly Rental Properties Around Annapolis Maryland - 02/09/11 08:44 AM
Pet Friendly Rental Properties Around Annapolis Maryland Finding a pet friendly rental property in the greater Annapolis area always seems to be a challenge. Some owners will accept cats, others only dogs, and often it seems like nobody wants you or your animals. While not all landlords are accepting of pets, their willingness to lease to pet owners is often based on their past experience with their own pets or the pets of prior tenants. So one bad experience with a prior tenant and their pets can spoil it for anyone that follows. While I know that my dog is the best (0 comments)
Pre-settlement Walk-thru Problems and What To Do - 02/08/11 09:27 AM
Pre-settlement Walk-thru Problems and What To Do The buyers were so excited. They had been working for weeks to get everything done, inspections, loan application, waiting for the appraisal results and title work to come back. It was the day of the closing, settlement day, and a Friday. The final walk-thru was scheduled for 3 p.m. and settlement at 4 p.m. I thought this closing was going to be a breeze. We'd walk through the property, admire the spaciousness of the empty home, the fresh paint, the new carpet, and the new appliances. Then, we'd breeze on over to the settlement company's offices nearby (2 comments)
QR Codes on Listed Properties in Lothian Maryland 20711 - 02/05/11 07:00 PM
QR Codes on Listed Properties in Lothian Maryland 20711 The next time you're driving down Ed Prout Road in Lothian Maryland watch for my Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage For Sale sign (assuming that this lot hasn't yet sold!!!). It's got a sign rider on the bottom with a Quick Response Code (or QR Code) hanging below my name and phone number. If you stop, you can scan the QR Code with your Smart Phone's Camera and get property information. Use any QR Code reader (I use the QR Code Reader from www.i-nigma.com) to capture the code, then follow the link to (0 comments)
This Is Why I Live On The Water in Stevensville, Maryland - 02/04/11 09:39 AM
This Is Why I Live On The Water in Stevensville, Maryland Wednesday the temperature broke and soared to nearly 60 degrees. It came as a welcome relief from the bitter cold we had been experiencing. The clouds came and went and the day wained. As it came onto about 5:30 p.m. and I was still working and I almost missed it - a spectacular winter sunset on Sunset Harbour on Thompson Creek in Stevensville, Maryland. Rocky and I literally ran down the road to the public landing to catch the very best view of the last rays in the final minutes of sunset. (0 comments)
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