engineered certification: I'd Like To Bring This One Up To Date. Any Thoughts Today vs Yesterday Given Our Current Market Predicament? - 03/27/11 02:53 PM
I'd Like To Bring This One Up To Date. Any Thoughts Today vs Yesterday Given Our Current Market Predicament?
 
 
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engineered certification: Dad Always Used To Tell Me, "Always run your job. Never let your job run you." - 03/11/11 03:58 AM
Dad Always Used To Tell Me,  "Always run your job. Never let your job run you."
 
Once again I've been inspired to write a post based on another AR member's contribution. This one I owe to: 
 
Tish Lloyd Real Estate Agent Wrightsville Beach, NC
Wrightsville Beach, NC
More about me…
Prudential Laney Real Estate 910.547.1446
Address: The Yellow Building on the Loop, 527 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach, NC, 28480
Office Phone: (910) 256-9299
Cell Phone: (910) 547-1446
For her very interesting thoughts and philosophy about client relations: 
http://activerain.com/blogsview/2180363/you-can-t-fire-me-you-work-for-me-

With me it's all about vibes. If I don't get a comfortable feeling … (2 comments)

engineered certification: Manufactured Home Information That's ON THE LEVEL - 03/01/11 09:54 AM
Manufactured Home Information That's ON THE LEVEL
 
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engineered certification: Be Prepared. September Is Disaster Preparedness Month. - 09/23/10 03:13 AM
Be Prepared. September Is Disaster Preparedness Month.
I submitted a similar post last year but because September is disaster preparedness month I just wanted to share it once again for the benefit of those who may not have had the opportunity to have read it before. Please feel free to re-post to as you wish. This is important and should be shared.  I'm not going to color this message up with a lot of photos, cartoons, graphs or charts because I want the message speak for itself
As most of us sit in the comforts and confines of our own abodes … (15 comments)

engineered certification: Daily Real Estate News | September 1, 2010 | Share Housing Less Likely to Be Wealth Builder - 09/01/10 05:10 PM
Daily Real Estate News  |  September 1, 2010  |   Share Housing Less Likely to Be Wealth Builder
This is a repost from Realtor.com but I thought it very interesting.
Daily Real Estate News  |  August 30, 2010  |   Share 5 Reasons Homeownership Trumps Renting The seemingly endless run of bad housing news is discouraging some potential home buyers from considering a purchase. But the truth is that the advantages of homeownership have very little to do with investment gains. The best things about owning a home have a lot more to do with personal comfort and satisfaction. Here are five of them: · Be your own landlord. … (2 comments)

engineered certification: Since When Should Retirement Be An ENTITLEMENT? - 08/14/10 12:45 PM
Since When Should Retirement Be An ENTITLEMENT?

I recently read a Boo Hoo Hoo sob story about a 63 year old man who was complaining of having to go back to work after 10 blissful years of diamond level retirement. I got more sick to my stomach by the sentence as I read his rant about how bad a hit he took in the stock marked and how his government, retirement accounts and former employer had let him down after his 30 years of servitude and how he must now have go back to work to support himself and his … (17 comments)

engineered certification: The Perils & Pitfalls of Mobile & Manufactured Homes. Things You May Not Know As A RE Agent - 08/12/10 05:23 AM
The Perils & Pitfalls of Mobile & Manufactured Homes. Things You May Not Know As A RE Agent.                                                                                          I have to credit 
                                                              Michael Thornton - Nashville, TN area Home Inspector
                                                                     Brentwood, TN
                                                                                    for inspiring this post.  
After reading Michael's very revealing post regarding the shoddy if not close to criminal manner in which so-called tradesmen go about the business of Mickey-Mousing repairs under homes I couldn't help but relate that to our industry: Manuffactured Housing.
 

Decomposing steel pier under a Manufactured Home with drainage problems
The … (5 comments)

engineered certification: Connected At The Hip - 08/06/10 05:44 AM
Connected At The Hip
 

UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you Active Rain. And a special thanks to two very warm and friendly Young ladies Lauren (I assume that's the correct spelling because that's how we spell our youngest Granddaughter's name) and Kerrie (also the name of our #2 of three daughters). These two very special young ladies helped make my first, but definitely not my last, AR event a very fun and fulling experience.
 
       
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engineered certification: We Do Requrire A Pre-Registration Form - 07/23/10 04:53 AM
We Do Requrire A Pre-Registration Form
This is in response to Julie's recent post on:
To force registration or not to force registration, that is the question! 
 
Julia Odom, Chattanooga Real Estate
Chattanooga, TN
 
Hi Julie, Your recent post inspired me to contribute a post on this same subject. We do require a registration form inasmuch as we are charged for every click via "pay-per-click" so we like seeing who's hitting on us. In fact we were taken aback to find that one of our not so nice competitors had actually vandalized our website by hitting on the … (0 comments)

engineered certification: Charlie Munger's Pessimistic Parable of Financial Ruin: 'Basically, It's Over' - 02/26/10 05:41 AM
I just wanted to share this with the AR community. It's hard to believe that Warren Buffett and Charley Munger are partners let alone friends. It is an interesting balance though and an insight we should all take a moment to hear and reflect on. Charlie Munger's Pessimistic Parable of Financial Ruin: 'Basically, It's Over' Published: Sunday, 21 Feb 2010 | 9:46 PM ET Text Size By: Alex CrippenExecutive Producer But then, "by 2012," the nation's great prosperity creates a "peculiar outcome."  With all their money and free time, "Basicland's citizens more and more whiled away their time in the excitement … (3 comments)

engineered certification: Looking For A Mobile or Manufactured Home Expert? - 02/23/10 07:54 AM
Looking For Mobile or Manufactured Home Experts?
Here's a few for the price of one.
 

John (CEO) & Janis Arendsen (Lender & Realtor
Relations) Principals of ON THE LEVEL
 
Combined we have over 50 years of experience in all facets of the Manufactured Home industry.  In fact We have been actively engaged as a Consultants, Expert Witnesses, Industry Expert sand Troubleshooters  at large since 1986 and have worked with myriad Law Firms, Mobile and Manufactured Home Parks and Developments, Condominium Conversions,  Park Owners and Managers, Manufactured Home Dealers, Contractors, Manufacturers and Developers during this time. 
 
 
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engineered certification: Just Had To Pass This One Along. Enjoy! - 02/19/10 03:35 AM

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engineered certification: If This Doesn't Make You Sick To Your Ttomach You're Not Human! - 02/17/10 01:59 AM
It doesn't matter what side of the isle you're on this is disgusting. Marie Antoinette has nothing over this Queen. While many if not most of us are eating bread this 'prima donna' is having her cake and eating it to. I only hope we remember things like this come November.
 
Not to mention the footprint.  So much for "going green"!!!   … (4 comments)

engineered certification: A New Way to Look at Mortgage Risk - 02/15/10 03:18 AM
Just picked this up on Realtor Mag and thought I'd pass it along.
Daily Real Estate News  |   February 10, 2010  |   Share Denver-based BlackBox Logic has developed a database of more than 21 million mortgages not backed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or other government-sponsored agencies. The upstart scrutinizes raw loan data from trustees and issuers, flagging such information as whether a borrower is behind on payments or has a modification. It then blends that loan information with other databases that provide a credit score for the borrower and an estimate of residential value. BlackBox says it offers its data to the … (0 comments)

engineered certification: Subject: FW: Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: - 02/14/10 10:26 AM
     
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engineered certification: Boy!! If This Doesn't Deep Fry You.......Nothing Will. - 02/14/10 10:08 AM
Please take a few minutes to open this link and watch this video. If anyone in the AR community can shed a little positive light on this please enlighten me.
http://www.thinkbigworksmall.com/mypage/archive/1/29027
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engineered certification: Short Description: Explains how to prepare an earthquake plan, what to do when shaking begins, and what to do after shaking stops. - 02/12/10 01:06 PM
Content Inside: Be Red Cross Ready An earthquake is a sudden, rapid shaking of the earth caused by the breaking and shifting of rock beneath the earth's surface. Earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning, and they can occur at any time of the year, day or night. Forty-five states and territories in the United States are at moderate to very high risk of earthquakes, and they are located in every region of the country. Earthquake Safety Checklist � Contact your local emergency management office, local American Red Cross chapter, state geological survey or department of natural resources. � Mobile homes and homes … (3 comments)

engineered certification: Will Rewarding Borrowers Prevent Defaults? - 02/09/10 04:51 AM
 
John Arendsen's Blog By John Arendsen | Builder/Developer in Encinitas, CA View RSS feed close [x] Wow! I'd sure like to get a piece of this. It almost wants to make a good borrower go bad. This is almost as bad as Palosi buying all the jets for her family to travel around the world in. Things are rally starting to P___s me Off!!.......What Are Your Thoughts?Daily Real Estate News  |   February 9, 2010  |   Share Will paying underwater borrowers to keep meeting their mortgage obligations prevent them from walking away?Loan Value Group LLC says it is working with a major mortgage lender … (0 comments)

engineered certification: Business is improving for many home builders. - 02/09/10 04:26 AM
Just wanted to pass this along to AR
Daily Real Estate News  |   February 9, 2010  |   Share Home Builders Are Rebuilding Everything from tax credits to longer tax-loss carry-backs to the ability to take big write-downs for the declining values of land and inventory has created a foundation that has allowed builders to rebuild themselves. Beazer Homes USA Inc. announced last week that first-quarter new-home orders rose 37 percent, and its cancellation rate fell to 27 percent from 46 percent the previous year. D.R. Horton also announced last week that it had posted a $192 million profit in the first quarter after … (0 comments)

engineered certification: Now Is Good Time to Study Real Estate - 02/08/10 12:03 PM
In an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, Michael Lea, director of the Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate at San Diego State University, says he is encouraging students to study real estate because we are at the bottom of a cycle. By the time these students have graduated, he believes the industry will have recovered.
“I don’t think we’ll ever again see the 2005-2007 heyday in real estate. That was an anomaly, and actually, I hope we don’t go back to that. But within real estate, there are a lot of opportunities, such as property management and lending,” he says. … (3 comments)

 
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John DL Arendsen

Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

Leucadia, CA

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CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS

Address: 1900 North Coast Highway 101, suite B, Leucadia, CA , 92024

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