foundation inspections installations: 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)

foundation inspections installations: 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)

foundation inspections installations: 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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foundation inspections installations: Just Had To Pass This One Along. Enjoy! - 02/19/10 03:35 AM

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foundation inspections installations: 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)

foundation inspections installations: 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)

foundation inspections installations: Subject: FW: Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: - 02/14/10 10:26 AM
     
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foundation inspections installations: 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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foundation inspections installations: 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)

foundation inspections installations: 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)

foundation inspections installations: 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)

foundation inspections installations: 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)

foundation inspections installations: How and Why Would You Grade The Way Obama Has Handled The Housing Crisis So Far? - 02/06/10 04:39 AM
This question was posted on another RE blog and so far has received over 600 comments, debates and discussions from the RE, Mortgage and Homeowner perspective. I've been tracking much of the dialog exchange and it's really been a pretty revealing and entertaining blogging experience. I don't know what the record is for comments from a single post but I'm amazed at the life and mix of opinions, attitudes, philosophies and controversy it has stirred up with so many individuals from all walks of life. It would be interesting to see what the AR community thinks of this? What's Your Opinion?
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foundation inspections installations: Alas, Has Atlas Finally Shrugged? - 02/04/10 01:27 PM
What Will the Market's New Normal Be?
In a new study, "Housing in America: The Next Decade," Urban Land Institute senior resident fellow John McIlwain says the housing market will not return to what it was prior to the downturn but rather that a "new normal" will take its place. He expects another 10 percent decrease in residential prices this year, a jump in the number of borrowers abandoning "underwater" mortgages, and a change in consumer perceptions of homeownership. "The emotional impact on the children and parents and disillusion about the 'joys' of homeownership will be intense; new attitudes to homeownership … (8 comments)

foundation inspections installations: Daily Real Estate News | January 25, 2010 | Share Critics Say Flood Maps Aren't Right - 01/25/10 01:20 PM
We want to share this with AR and the "AR Disaster Preparedness For Lunch Bunch". These are the kinds of messages that need to be shared with your sphere's of influence. It's valuable information and you will be doing your family, friends and neighborhood a big favor by sharing it with them.
The more information and knowledge you acquire and share the more credibility and momentum you gain in your community on the subject of Disaster Preparedness.Thus, more folks will seek you out as an authority on the subject. As this begins to happen (and being the marketer, promoter and entrepreneur … (2 comments)

foundation inspections installations: Know Your Loan Ingredients! Part I of a Three Part Series - 01/25/10 10:43 AM
Know Your Loan Ingredients!    Part I of a Three Part Serie When the FDA required food manufacturers to reveal the ingredients, nutritional value, calorie count and net weight on their product labeling, the big winner was the consumer.  The consumer wins again now that Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has set a standard for loan transparency.  As of January 2010, all loan originators are required to give borrowers a loan"ingredient" list called a Good Faith Estimate (GFE).   This five page "label" structured as part of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) clearly discloses key loan terms … (0 comments)

foundation inspections installations: Please Read This Re-Blog It Could Save Your Life Or The Ones You Love. - 01/22/10 09:58 AM
I know a lot of folks don't like cutting and pasting or re-blogging but I only do it when it's about information or knowledge I don't have and I think it important enough to share. You really ned to read this and pass it along to everyone you care about.
RED ALERT! THIS IS NOT A JOKE! IF YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO READ IT NOW, PRINT IT OUT AND TAKE HOME AND TEACH THIS TO YOUR FAMILY AND SEND THIS TO YOUR ENTIRE DATABASE, IT JUST MAY SAVE LIVES, PERHAPS...YOUR OWN.
Find out from your children’s school what they teach … (9 comments)

foundation inspections installations: "Where in the world is Obama coming up with all that money to send to Haiti?" - 01/18/10 04:07 AM
Susan Lehmkuhl (New Venture Realty, LLC) commented on my recent post, Are You Prepared?, with the following question and statement "Where in the world is Obama coming up with all that money to send to Haiti?  With the financial bailout and now this, I can only imagine how our taxes are going to increase and what will that do to our struggling economy?   More tough times ahead for all."
Well, Susan, I can answer that question quite easily. China as pledged a mere 5 million dollars of their money, an infinitesimal pittance of their wealth, to Haiti while America on … (6 comments)

foundation inspections installations: Are You Prepared? - 01/17/10 03:30 AM

Here we sit in the comforts and confines of our own abodes and protected environs watching this staggering and mind boggling epic event unfold from our flat screen TV and online computer. All the while hundreds of thousands these poor souls are experiencing first hand, this horrific turning point in their lives and  not even having one second to stop and think about how this will alter or regretfully even terminate so many of their lives.
There comes a time when we just need to cast all that’s important to us aside and take a moment to appreciate and … (37 comments)

foundation inspections installations: New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue - 01/14/10 04:26 PM
Something to share with Family, Friends, Neighbors.
Please keep this  going....               INFORMATION EVERYONE  SHOULD KNOW.......................Blood  Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the  TongueI  will continue to forward this every time it comes  around!My  nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread  the word.I agree.If everyone can remember  something this simple, we could save some  folks.Seriously..Please read:STROKE  IDENTIFICATION:During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and  took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine  (they offered to call paramedics) ..she said she had just  tripped over a brick … (10 comments)

 
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Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

Leucadia, CA

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