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BEWARE! An Old Real Estate Scam making the rounds! - 06/21/10 01:58 PM
Buyer contacts a realtor to make a cash offer on a property. They are willing to pay list price or close to it. A large amount of Earnest Money. They send a Cashier's check, the deal gets cancelled and they request their money back. Meanwhile the Cashier's check is Fraudulent and no funds were ever there.
Insist on a wire transfer. Check signature on contract. We normally don't see Electronic Signatures An Addendum - If it didn't close by DATE the buyer would forfeit his deposit......Really, $50,000.00 My financial Advisor will be the one you deal with Emails only, no (3 comments)
It is with great excitement that the Real Estate Barcamp Ohio committee announce that the second annual event will be hosted by the Columbus Board of REALTORS. The event will take place on August 18, 2010 beginning at 9:30 a.m. and running throughout the day. We are very excited to have the Columbus Board of REALTORS on board as our site sponsor for the 2010 event. The Columbus Board of REALTORS is located at 2700 Airport Drive in Columbus, Ohio, only about a mile northwest of the Columbus International Airport. (0 comments)
Has your Site been HACKED? - 06/17/10 09:41 AM
Thanks for sharing the information Mike! Via Mike Mueller (Tech and Social Media Consultant):
Would you know? The other day I went to my own site (http://AreWeConnected.com) using the Google Chrome Browser. The page would load and just as it finished loading it would switch to Google. Curious, I tried it on Firefox, and Safari, and Internet Explorer and a few others. It was only Chrome and only my site. I mentioned this on Facebook and one of my friends (Mark Elster of http://eye580.com/) suggested I remove the iframe after the tag. That’s funny (thought I), why would there be an iframe after (0 comments)
Via W. Darrell Walters - Integrity Mortgage Funding: Have you ever been introduced to someone and, about two seconds after shaking his hand, forgotten his name? Don't worry. This is not evidence that you're losing your mind or that you're on the fast track to senility. Turns out, this is actually an extremely common occurrence for many busy people today – including me!The good news is that, not only is there plenty of research on the subject to help us cope with this problem, there are also a number of simple, practical actions we can take to improve our memory now (1 comments)
Via Dean and Sonia Carver (United Brokers Group/Carver Home Team): We know this blog isn't about real estate related per se, but who has a better network than Realtors to get the word out about something? Seven year old Kyron Horman, the son of a former co-worker of Sonia’s, disappeared without a trace from Skyline Elementary School in Portland, Oregon 11 days ago. Authorities find it very unlikely that he wandered off by himself. Somebody, somewhere, knows something. Please keep your eye out for him and if you live in Washington or Oregon think about who and what you’ve seen over the (0 comments)
Via LINDA SABO (RE/MAX Preferred Associates): (1 comments)
June 14, 2010 - Flag Day - 06/14/10 02:55 PM
Today is National Flag Day. Commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, in 1777. Although it's not a national holiday The week of June 14 is designated as "National Flag Week." During National Flag Week, the president will issue a proclamation urging U.S. citizens to fly the American flag for the duration of that week. The flag should also be displayed on all Government buildings. Some organizations hold parades and events in celebration of America's national flag and everything it represents. (0 comments)
Happy Birthday! United States ARMY! - 06/14/10 02:39 PM
Happy Birthday to the United States Army!! Thank you to all the soldiers who cuurently serve and to those that have served! Please rember ALL our soldiers in your thoughts and prayers! Two hundred and thirty-five years ago, the United States Army was established to defend our Nation. From the Revolutionary War to the current operations taking place around the world, our Soldiers remain Army Strong with a deep commitment to our core values and beliefs. This 235th birthday commemorates America's Army - Soldiers, Families and Civilians - who are achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong. Being (3 comments)
Knitting Instructions for Wool Helmet Liners for Soldiers Materials: Cascade 220 or any soft wool yarn that will knit to gauge. Approx. 175 yards (5 hanks of 220 will make 6 hats). Colors allowed by the military are black, charcoal, brown, tan, gray or combinations of these colors. Size 8 - 16" circular needle, or size to get gauge, same size double point needles, and Size 6 - 16" circular needles for the ribbings. One stitch marker. Gauge: 4.5 st/in. in st st. (0 comments)
Operation Baking Northern Ohio Oh Bakes is an Ohio group of Operation Baking GALS which supports our military by sending over homemade goodies made with LOVE every month . Please join us in our effort to send some home baked goods to our Ohio servicemen and women! Email Fran - zimmOhio@aol.com - if you would like more info. Check out their Blogspot and (0 comments)
ReBar O-H-I-O August 17-18 - 06/07/10 12:17 PM
Mark your calendar for the second annual ReBar O-H-I-O! What: RE Barcamp Ohio When: August 17-18, 2010. What will happen? Welcome Session, Sessions, War Room, and Beer and Bloggers. Where: Columbus Board of REALTORS, 2700 Airport Road, Columbus Who: REALTORS, lenders, title, escrow, appraisers, inspectors, virtual assistants, home stagers and anyone in real estate hoping to improve their business through social media. Why: Technology and social media have made major in-roads into our business models and plans. Are you making the most of them? Whether a beginner or expert, this conference will have sessions to take your understanding and knowledge to (0 comments)
What's Happening in the Gulf--Oil is EVERY Where. - 06/07/10 11:43 AM
Thought this was worth reposting! Thanks Gayle! Via Gayle Causey (Keller Williams Realty Parishwide Partners): Citizens from around the country are justifiably concerned about the environmental impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. I'm afraid the Gulf may never recover from this devastating assault. During my days as a scuba diver many years ago, I saw the fragile ecosystem in the gulf up close and personal. I fear that younger people may never know the beauty of the wildlife I had the privilege to see in the tropical waters off Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. From my friends at Citizens for 1 Greater (1 comments)
Operation Baking Northern Ohio Oh Bakes is an Ohio group of Operation Baking GALS which supports our military by sending over homemade goodies made with LOVE every month . Please join us in our effort to send some home baked goods to our Ohio servicemen and women! Email Fran - zimmOhio@aol.com - if you would like more info. Check out their Blogspot and Facebook pages! http://www.ohbakes.blogspot.com/ http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=252323608778&ref=ts Kristin
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