realtor: See This Now- Home Owners, HouseLogic is For You and FREE - 02/22/10 08:47 AM
See This Now- Home Owners, HouseLogic is For You and FREEWhether you’re a First Time Home Owner or Experienced Home Owner, HouseLogic is for you. Buying a home is most likely the biggest investment you’ll ever make so you’ll want to take care of your real estate investment. HouseLogic is a wonderful new website from the National Association of Realtors aimed specifically to help home owners make smart decisions. With HouseLogic homeowners can create "My Binder" to help them organize projects, finances, taxes, etc. Users can create To-Do Lists and set project reminders and also give you home improvement advice. According … (1 comments)

realtor: 6 Surprising Facts About the Buyer Tax Credit - 01/22/10 06:16 AM
I just received this update from Realtor Magazine Online with some great facts about the tax credit that you might not be aware of.
Daily Real Estate News  |  January 22, 2010  |   Share
6 Surprising Facts About the Buyer Tax Credit
The homebuyer tax credit is not as simple or straightforward as you might think. Here are some nuances that will affect homebuyers who plan to use it.
To qualify for the move-up tax credit, a home owner must have occupied the same principal residence for five of the last eight years consecutively. Buyers can elect to claim the credit on either their … (0 comments)

realtor: FHA to Raise Minimum Downpayment - 01/20/10 05:58 AM
I just read an article from Realtor Magazine Online that I thought was important enough to share. The article was written well enough that you don't need me to re-write it so here you go...
Daily Real Estate News  |  January 20, 2010  |   Share
FHA To Toughen Down Payment Rules
The Federal Housing Administration will raise the minimum down payment for its least credit-worthy borrowers, agency announced Tuesday.Borrowers with credit-rating scores below 580 will be required to put down at least 10 percent. Those with a credit score above 580 will be able to continue to put down only 3.5 percent. The changes … (3 comments)

realtor: 10 Tips to Help Take the Stress Out of Home Buying - 11/02/09 04:40 AM
Buying a home should be fun, not stressful. As you look for your dream home,  keep in mind these 10 Tips for making the process as peaceful and stress free as possible.
Find a Real Estate Agent who you can connect with. Home buying is not only a big financial commitment, but also an emotional one. It's critical that the Realtor you choose is both highly skilled and a good fit with your personality. Remember, there's no "right" time to buy, just as there's no perfect time to sell. If you find a home now, don't try to second-guess interest rates … (19 comments)

realtor: Fox Cities and Kaukauna, WI to host Town Hall with Barack Obama - 06/11/08 05:38 AM
Thursday, June 12th, 2008 Kaukauna, WI will host a Town Hall meeting at the Kaukauna High School with Barack Obama right here in the Fox Valley. I pondered about attending this historic event and then this morning I was in Kaukauna previewing a home and decided to swing by the school and see if tickets were still available.
There was a moderate line of people and it seemed to be moving fairly quickly so I parked the car and got in line. Ten minutes later I had two tickets in my hand and I was on my way. I'm curious as … (2 comments)

realtor: Windows Vista is a Funny Thing - 05/16/08 04:57 AM
First off I'd like to thank Marchel Peterson for inviting me to the Windows Vista & Office 2007 group here at Active Rain. By joining the group I'm looking forward to learning more about Vista and sharing thoughts (Vista can be so frustrating at times).  I don't really know what to think about Windows Vista other than it's a funny thing. I recently changed my cell service and switched to a Palm Treo. I was anxious to get the Palm up and running and have all of my info easily accessable to my laptop and phone. As a full time Realtor it … (5 comments)

realtor: In The Fox Cities It's A Buyer's Market... Unless You're A Seller - 05/08/08 09:34 AM
In the Fox Cities area it's a Buyer's Market, unless you're selling and then it's a Seller's Market. What if you're doing both you ask, well....perhaps it's a wash. There's no question that of late the Real Estate Market has been volatile in many ways, a virtual roller-coaster if you will. So how do we define our present market conditions.
Lets take a look at the terms we so commonly hear and break them down. First up is BUYER'S MARKET, this simply defined means that the market has more inventory (people selling their home) than buyers, the end result of which is lower … (3 comments)

realtor: Vlog It for $29... Another Tool For The Blogging Toolbox? - 04/24/08 06:49 AM
I was reading my daily email version of Realtor- The Daily Real Estate News and came across another tool to help enhance Real Estate Blogs. The Adobe Store has available a product called Vlog It which creates video blogs, according to the advertising it's faster and easier than traditional video editing software. In fact they compare it to having an automatic TV newsroom in your computer.
Vlog It appears to be filled with features; drag and drop photos, video clips or music, teleprompter for narration, webcam feature for "the personal newscast", Flash video and capability to digitally replace the background behind you.
Is Vlog … (30 comments)

realtor: Appleton and Fox Cities Home Buyers and Sellers Are Active... But Cautious - 04/22/08 10:21 AM
Appleton, Fox Cities and surrounding areas are alive with home buyers and home sellers but there's something different about them. I don't mean different in a bad way either, far from it. I've found that both home buyers and sellers are very educated on the national real estate market conditions which in turn makes them proceed cautiously. Even though buyers an sellers may be cautious they're eager to learn more about our market to help themselves get past their fears and I'm eager to tell them.
As a Realtor working in the current real estate market conditions I really need to stay on top of things both … (2 comments)

Bob Edwards, Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI (Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc.)

Bob Edwards

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