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Are You, Or Someone You Know, Facing Foreclosure? - 02/28/09 01:59 PM
You might find this to be an interesting video which I found thanks to reading Ken Brand's great blog, Brand Candid, early this morning. Great food for thought on Ken's blog, as well as in the video below.
Here is another 'of interest' website: The Consumer Warning Network.
Here are a few new Twitter 'tweats.' See the TechCrunch List of Top Twenty-One Twitter Applications. Keep up with Breaking Tweets on Alltop! Five ways to Get Reminders on Twitter. See my Photos of the Day.
Great Balls of Flour... There's a Dumpling in My Home Sales Report... Hope. - 02/25/09 04:30 AM
While reviewing and comparing residential real estate sales in Haywood County during the period of October 1 through February 23 for the past few years, I prepared a comparison of the ‘homes sold’ by price ranges. Sales (Closing) Numbers During the 2008/09 period, there were 157 closings (down approximately 55% from 2006/07); 246 closings for the 2007/08 period, and 353 closings for the 2006/07 period. Lower priced homes, from $10,000 through $199,999, showed the only increase in the percentage ratios during 2008/09 compared to the previous years, which is no surprise. Crystal Balls Watch the news and watch the numbers. There (0 comments)
Flip This! - 02/24/09 05:19 AM
Today is National Pancake Day! Go flip a pancake or 4.
Photo credit: Bickar
Broker/(REALTOR®) Original posted on Bucking the Real Estate Trend. (9 comments)
Create a Masterpiece Out of Your Old Listing (or Boyfriends!) Photos. - 02/22/09 09:33 PM
Love the free program that made the photo collage below (I used 1 month's worth of photos to make the heart) - - "Create high resolution picture collages (free and easy) at Shape Collage." You can make your own shape too - - I haven't spent enough time on there to know everything you can do with it yet.
DON'T MISS: Bill Gassett's post about handling multiple offers. It's great! READ: Greg Swann's NAR post on BloodhoundBlog! Love it! See my Photos of the Day.
‘Vintage’ photo of Ray from Dallas and Susie This picture proves I have been hooked on Cowboys for a long time! Ray from the hit TV show “Dallas” flew in for a big promotion for a feed and western wear store Mr. Blackmon and I owned and operated in Sarasota, FL many moons ago when we were not blissfully married. I was in charge of the tack and western wear, and loved flying to Dallas twice a year to the Dallas Market to order all the Lucchese, Tony Lama and Justin boots, as well as the beautiful leather coats and (13 comments)
Real Estate, Bailouts and Affordability Are All Unsure; Eat Dessert First! - 02/20/09 11:57 AM
Below are a few articles I found interesting early this morning. Some good news; some not... it is what it is. If you are becoming more and more interested in the social media aspects of your business - - no matter whether you are a realtor, an oenophile, a restauranteur, an appraiser, or a wrangler - - jump on the social media train right here: Network Generation is the Next Lead Generation. READ: Where in the U.S. Are Homes Most Affordable? … most buyers can purchase property. [Forbes] READ: Housing Bailout at $275 Billion [Wall Street Journal] READ: All the (3 comments)
Blogging Naked About Market Statistics Is Not All It's Cracked Up To Be. - 02/19/09 06:08 AM
Silly me for wanting to see how 2009 residential sales in Haywood County were comparing to the same time periods for the previous 5 years. Ouch! Pricing. Regardless of the fact that 'it's a buyer's market,' the 1,034 homes on the market as of early this morning reflect a median listing price of $279,000 and an average listing price of $365,334. So?? We continue to have too many overpriced listings; as indicated in the chart below, the median selling price in 2009 to date is $165,000 and the average selling price is $215,550. There remains a bit of denial out there. (7 comments)
Haywood County, NC - Market Snapshot - 02/16/09. - 02/16/09 06:58 PM
Here's a quick snapshot of what's happening in Haywood County residential sales so far in February. I probably don't need to expound about "Oh, it's a great buyer's market" (it IS). Here's your sign!
Source: MLS. Data deemed reliable but, not guaranteed. *** Haywood County, NC Active Residential Listings as of 02/16/09 Haywood County Homes for Sale - Active - 1,024 Properties Found Maggie Valley Homes for Sale - Active - 267 Properties Found Waynesville Homes for Sale - Active - 453 Properties Found Clyde Homes for Sale - Active - 129 Properties Found Canton Homes for Sale - Active (2 comments)
Horses, wet and wild in Maggie Valley (click here). Maggie Valley Winter '08/'09 Video (click here). Maggie Valley Late September '08 Video (click here). Have some mortgage-related questions? Brian Brady (click) is "America's #1 Mortgage Broker."
Twitter tidbit - ChirpCity is a new Twitter application that displays tweets by city as well about a city. Could be very handy!
Broker/(REALTOR®) Original posted at Bucking the Real Estate Trend. (7 comments)
Mildred, the craziest filly I ever showed (I was 16… ha ha). She was tall and fancy but quite a handful. Hmmm, that’s what Mr. Blackmon said about me. *** We've had 3 closings so far in February: Avg. List $ - $251,633; Avg. Sell $ - $234,833; Avg. DOM - 349 We have 4 pending residential sales: Avg. Listing $ - $120,425; Avg. DOM - 40 *** Don't Miss: I Am Not A Lead ...
Broker/(REALTOR®) Original posted at Bucking the Real Estate Trend. (4 comments)
1000 Watt Consulting, one of my very favorite websites, gave me permission to post this great video of theirs that 'bucks the trend" and says it all (that's what I'm talkin' about!). This video is not brand new, but I just found it, and it is even more timely now IMHO. You must read the comments too!! Click here: " The days of the Aunt Bea REALTORS are numbered." *** More great reading from 1000 Watt Consulting. Real Estate Lessons from the Real Estate Nosedive. No, It's Not Okay. *** Real estate (4 comments)
Photo from the 1980’s of yours truly and one of my beautiful fillies in our horse show outfits. *** Want to backup and synchronize your bookmarks on several computers? Here's your answer! Foxmarks Interested in knowing where your family and friends are in real time? Read Chris Brogan's blog about Google's Latitude. Copyright issues are of interest. Read a great post by Darren Rowse of Problogger fame: "Copyright, Blogging and Content Theft." *** See my Photos of the Day.
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Broker/(REALTOR®) Original posted at Bucking the Real Estate (14 comments)
Haywood County, NC - WAYNESVILLE Market Report - 01/31/09. - 02/08/09 10:35 PM
Waynesville, NC residential real estate sales for January closed out at 21 sales for the month, taking an average of 163 days to sell. As of today's date (02/08/09) the inventory of homes on the market in Waynesville has increased to 445 (up from 431 on 01/31). Inventory/absorption rate as of January 31st reflects 20.52 months’ worth of homes on the market in Waynesville.
*** Haywood County, NC Active Residential Listings as of 02/08/09 Haywood County Homes for Sale - Active - 1,017 Properties Found Maggie Valley Homes for Sale - Active - 268 Properties Found Waynesville Homes for Sale (4 comments)
Ice and Snow in Maggie Valley, with a Side of Bacon Explosion! - 02/08/09 10:25 PM
Our much-touted ‘arctic blast’ did not produce an extremely heavy snowfall, but the temperature yesterday afternoon in Maggie Valley, when I snapped these photos, was 18 degrees - - arctic enough for me! Deck thermometer read 4 degrees this morning. Don’t these pictures make you want to sit in front of a fireplace and eat barbecue? If it makes you want to ski, here is the direct link to the Cataloochee Ski Area webcam. NOTE: If you are thinking barbecue - - you must try the Bacon Explosion! Click!
Here is a ‘round up‘ of residential real estate listing numbers in Haywood County, along with some link love to make up for writing about real estate. There’s something for almost everyone here, and if you do nothing else, watch the ‘Ellen and Gladys‘ video so I can feel that, at the very least, I have given you a good laugh! *** Real Estate Brokers (Principals): You really should read this great post (… caught between a rock and a virtual hard place) from 1000 Watt Consulting. Here are 15 Great Flickr Extensions for Firefox for you photography fans. Want (9 comments)
Stunning Views of Winter in Maggie Valley and Waynesville. - 02/04/09 08:19 AM
Snow is falling and the sky fell too - - I took a day away from the internet to straighten out my home office. Temperature this morning was 8 degrees on my deck. Light snow still falling but no heavy cover where I am, but enough to be beautiful. Hope you enjoy the show created from recent January 2009 photos I took around Maggie Valley and Waynesville in Haywood County. See my Photos of the Day.
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Original posted at Bucking the Real Estate Trend. (9 comments)
Haywood County, NC - MAGGIE VALLEY Market Report - 01/31/09. - 02/02/09 04:26 AM
Maggie Valley residential sales in January totaled 5 as of January 31, 2009, out of the 35 total sales for all of Haywood County. The average days on the market was 193, with 273 homes remaining on the market in Maggie Valley as of 01/31/09. The most expensive home sold in Maggie Valley in January sold for $215,000, and the least expensive home sold for $72,500. Previous Year. January 2008 numbers: Active Inventory in Maggie Valley one year ago was 223, Sales - 6, and the Average Selling Price was $240,500.
Source: MLS. Data deemed reliable but, not guaranteed. (2 comments)
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