real estate: Calling all Knoxville area buyers; here's a deal you shouldn't pass up. - 05/10/09 05:52 AM
First the federal government came up with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 which provides for a tax credit of up to $8,000 or a maximum of 10% of the sale price of a home for buyer who have not owned a home in the past three years. Sounds like a good deal but a lot of otherwise qualified buyers were still being left out because even though they were able to qualify creditwise they were cash poor and just didn't have enough available funds to take advantage of the tax credit. Enter a new program from the … (4 comments)

real estate: Why Knoxville, Tennessee is a great place to live - 01/01/07 01:15 AM
The newest 'meme' challenge is to name 5 reasons why your hometown is a great place to live and to buy a house. There are so many reasons for Knoxville it's going to be tough limiting them to just 5 but that's the format so without further ado:
You get a lot of house for your dollar in Knoxville. Our 3rd quarter 2006 median price for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, resale home was $149,900 compared to the national median of $211,000.Diverse economy translates to a stable economy with historically low unemployment and slow but steady home price appreciation; ours has averaged 3-5% … (10 comments)

real estate: Help the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania - 12/03/06 07:10 AM
FYI, the survey is now closed and not accepting new input.
Thanks to all that participated.  
 
Hi,
I ran into Professor John online and took his survey. It's about home sales, home warranties.
It will take you about 5 minutes to fill out; Professor John and his students will appreciate it and you'll be doing a good deed.
Professor John said he would give us the results when it's completed so there might be some interesting data in there.
Thanks in advance,
Jim Lee
"My name is John Creeden and I am a College of Business at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. I am a … (15 comments)

real estate: Doing business with the US Government - 10/01/06 05:13 AM
As anyone who has ever done business with the federal goverment in any way will probably attest to, it's a nightmare of bureaucracies.
Together with the IRS, DOT, DOE, and a veritible alphabetical avalanche of other agencies, the US Small Business Administration has put together a website to help us our; sort of a one stop shopping center for doing business with Uncle Sam.
http://www.business.gov 
Links to helpful real estate resources such as RESPA, FHA appraisers home page, IRS real estate, online publications, and lots of other useful stuff.
www.Business.gov, worth bookmarking for future reference.
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real estate: Tennessee = "vacation" on Google - 09/14/06 01:53 PM
Using video technology Tennessee's Tourism bureau doctored some scenes from an early Elvis Presley movie and replaced the original actress riding with Elvis in a red convertable with Dolly Parton in a 'made for the www' commercial promoting tourism in Tennessee.
http://elvis.com/graceland/special/video_elvis-dolly.asp
Thanks mainly to ads like this one a Google search of the word "vacation" now returns http://www.tnvacation.com/ , the Tennessee Tourism Department's "vacation in Tennessee" website in the top 10 results out of 335 million plus websites for that word.
Speaking at a Knoxville luncheon recently State Tourism Commission Susan Whitaker talked about the importance of the internet as a marketing tool and … (0 comments)

real estate: How about an economy covered bridge. - 09/04/06 06:17 AM
In horse & wagon days covered bridges were all over the eastern United States.
They were covered for two reasons; one was to protect the bridge infrastructure from decay and rot since they didn't have today's modern weatherproofing materials, and another was to keep from spooking the horses if they looked over the side and saw the rushing waters below.
These relics from yesteryear are fast disappearing and in my area it's a pretty rare sight, sort of like the ferries and grist mills that used to dot this area.
One of my sellers moved to an adjoining county recently and bought a 20 acre … (7 comments)

real estate: If you do the same thing everyone else does who needs you??? - 08/28/06 08:32 AM
 
One of the ways I advertise and market my services and my listings is in the monthly magazines most every town has several of.
You know, the ones that are either full sized magazines or smaller versions about the size of a "Reader's Digest, "The Real Estate Book" is one that I believe is nationwide.
http://www.therealestatebook.com/ and if you have a print ad they also throw in the same ad on their website.
Our Real Estate is right now around 250 pages and all the ads look alike to me: "New Listing" "Motivated Seller" "Won't Last Long At This Price" and … (13 comments)

 
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