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Credit Crunch Threatens Future Development - 04/30/08 03:23 PM
The National Association of Home Builders has put out a series of press releases lately that speak to a growing spillover effect of the current credit crunch. In addition to the fact that the mortgage market has dried up somewhat due to the credit crunch - builders are now finding it hard to finance acquisition, development and construction loans (ADC Loans). Acquisition, Development and Construction loans are the primary financing method that large and small builders and developes use to buy and build out their subdivisions. So now what they're seeing nationally is a bunch of the land contracts are falling (0 comments)
Could you stand up to daily scrutiny? - 04/29/08 07:48 AM
I don't want to take sides on the whole Miley Cyrus issue yesterday, but it did get me thinking about the glare of a spotlight and how it affects us as real estate professionals. I remember reading a thread somewhere on a forum, or a blog, or even right here on Active Rain that discussed automobile advertising. A lot of the thread discussed the benefit of branding, mind share, the effectiveness of the advertising, etc. But somewhere mid-way down the thread people started saying things like "I'll put a sign on my car that I can remove quickly, but I wouldn't want (3 comments)
What the Owners Paid - 04/28/08 12:19 PM
Is it right or fair to take into account what a seller paid for their property when considering an offer? Background I looked at a property over the weekend, and the sales price was just reduced from $850K to $700K. Its not a bad deal, but not a steal either. I certainly wouldn't steer a client away from it because of the price. The current owner clearly updated nearly everything in the main house (its a small farm). She had told me she gutted the entire structure and that everything was new from the flooring to the drywall to the kitchen, etc. From (58 comments)
Reputation Management for Real Estate Agents - 04/28/08 07:21 AM
Someone else sent this to me. It is from a site where clients can leave feedback on their experience with a real estate agent: "She slept with my husband while she was selling my family a house. " (link) Now, some have pointed out it may be a joke, or that the website itself isn't all that important, etc. But when you Google for the term: Ginger Davis Texas Real Estate It is one of the first three listings that show up. Do you know what your clients are saying about you? (5 comments)
Another Reason to Visit Open Houses - 04/26/08 05:36 PM
I try to make it a point to visit one or two open houses a weekend. This is in addition to my normal property previewing - which I never seem to be able to do enough of. Open houses give you a chance to see what else might be on the market and to talk to the agents in person. Most of the time I swing by these open houses as I am driving around the weekends taking care of business or running errands. Sometimes, I walk into them wearing shabby clothes or even gym clothes - depending on what I (3 comments)
Chapman Farms at Dusk - 04/11/08 08:05 PM
These last few days we've been blessed with some above average weather, and on both occasions I've used it to walk or ride my bike around Walden and Chapman Farms in Crofton. Both neighborhoods are phenomenal: well-kept yards and houses, clean streets and sidewalks, and Walden has golf-course views. There is just something about Chapman Farms. A very neighborhoody feel. Maybe because its not divided up by Reidel road and a golf course like Walden is. Maybe it was just the nights I was out and about. But walking around Chapman Farms at dusk, as parents were bringing kids home from their various (0 comments)
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