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Exceed Magazine Cover Story - November/December 2007 - 11/15/07 02:56 PM
Exceed Magazine Cover Story - November/December 2007 The Future of Social Networking: The Co-Founders of Ojeez.com Speak About Overcoming the Ultimate Web 2.0 Challenge by Katrena Patterson "There's a bit of a revolution going on�" Matt Brady made this comment about the latest internet craze: Let's face it Web 2.0 and online social networking is the biggest thing right now. Facebook, Digg, Myspace, LinkedIn, just to name a few, are among the most popular internet sites worldwide. In May 2007, The Washington Post reported one site as having "a membership of about 22 million" and "says it is adding new members at a pace of (2 comments)
How to Add Value to your Home - 11/12/07 12:58 PM
No matter if you're updating your living space, such as remodeling your kitchen or adding an extra bedroom, or renovating your home in hopes to increase its marketability and salability, you may be adding value to your home without knowing it. A study done by the National Association of Realtors® National Center for Real Estate Research calculated the "value added" contributions of dozens of home features and facilities. This sophisticated analysis provided estimates of how much homes with particular characteristics can be expected to sell for. Here's what was found to increase the value of a home: Houses with stucco and (6 comments)
Five Tips to Sell Homes Quickly, for the Highest Valuation - 11/11/07 06:22 PM
Despite grim news in the New York Times noting the pending home sale index has hit a record low, and it "hasn't hit rock bottom yet", savvy home sellers have discovered the secret to selling their homes. (New York Times, October 2, 2007). Here are a few ways strategic thinkers prepare to sell their homes: - Prelist Home Inspections. These inspections allow sellers to identify and repair problems rather than lose money during the sale. Statistics show that for every $1 of identified repairs, the buyer would ask for double that in a price reduction. Paying $5,000 to repair a roof is (7 comments)
10 Tips for Getting Your Home Off the Market this Fall - 11/11/07 05:29 PM
Many homeowners and buyers have their eyes peeled on the housing market. While groups like the National Association of Realtors continue to manage consumer expectations and provide reassurance that the housing market will steadily improve by 2008, hopes can fall hard for homeowners who are preparing their home for yet another month on the market. In this buyer's market, the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) reminds homeowners that a pre-listing inspection or a general maintenance inspection can be a great tool for selling and maintaining your home. "Pre-listing inspections (conducted on behalf of the seller) and general maintenance inspections are (1 comments)
What the Heck is going on? - 11/02/07 03:51 PM
The Fed Lowers Rate then BOOM! Is anyone else shocked about the events of this past week? I mean the Fed lowers the interest rate 1/4 of a point and stocks climb! Then yesterday they fell 323 Points in a Single Day! What do you think is going on... Comment on the State of Affairs and Dont hold back! Wallace Hobbs is working on wwww.RealEstateWins.com (0 comments)
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