What Are Your Gas Prices?

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with HOPE USA Inc.

    Just thought it might be interested to ask you what are your gas prices? Our gas is $3.71 here in South Carolina and one station not far from here is $3.68

    The economy is all over the place. Today they announced that Wachovia has a terrible loss of almost 9 billion dollars and is cutting 6,350 jobs. US Air lost over 500 million and is cutting jobs by 3800. Bloomberg says: General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co., the two biggest U.S. automakers, have about a 46 percent chance of default within five years, according to Edward Altmann, a finance professor at New York University's Stern School of Business. 

    One of the places all of this is hitting our pockets is at the gas pump. I have heard many saying that they are altering their driving because of the gas prices. People are still taking vacations but many are closer to home.

    What are you doing differently and again what are your gas prices?

Ron Lambright
www.hope4usa.com
ron@hope4usa.com

Comments (24)

Robert Machado
HomePointe Property Management, CRMC - Sacramento, CA
CPM MPM - Property Manager and Property Management

We are paying about $4.30 for  regular here in Sacramento.  I am driving slower and making my freeway friends mad.

Jul 22, 2008 03:29 PM
Sara Homan
Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044 - Ocala, FL
Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+

Ocala Florida weighs in at $3.89 but I am looking at a device that can be attached to your car and can increase gas mileage 50% or more!  I've heard that Hyundai Elantras get upwards of 86 mpg.  I'll let you know ...

BTW I work more from home, keep the A/C at 80 and cut out junk food at the grocery store.

Jul 22, 2008 03:30 PM
Dave Woodson
Dave Woodson - Chesterton, IN
Not the Average Agent

What makes me mad is that we are close to a couple of refineries and we were up in the 4.20.  However, we are down in the low 4's and high 3's

Oh, NW Indiana here

Dave

Jul 22, 2008 03:31 PM
Michael and Cheron Lange
Solutions Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Associate Broker, GRI

Wow, your gas prices are CHEAP!  I paid the other day $4.13 for regular unleaded.  Now my husband has a F-250 Ford Diesel Truck...$4.82 a gallon....what a deal!

 

Jul 22, 2008 03:32 PM
Mary McCleskey & Michelle Gumeny
Assist-2-Sell, Home Buyers & Sellers Realty, Inc. - Acworth, GA

This morning it was $4.09 for regular unleaded. This evening it had dropped to $3.93! I was very suprised! Canton, Georgia

Jul 22, 2008 03:32 PM
Lisa Friedman
Alliance Realtors - Bedminster, NJ
Central New Jersey Real Estate

I'm the crazy one - went on an extended drive tonight just for fun - enjoying listening to a cd with the windows down :)  Must have cost me 15 bucks in gas, but had a good time.

Jul 22, 2008 03:32 PM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Filled up today at 3.95 a gallon for the "cheap" stuff!

Jul 22, 2008 03:33 PM
Anne Hensel
South Beaches Real Estate Professionals - Saint Petersburg, FL
Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island

I can not do much about my gas consummation, but of course the money I have to spend more on gas, I spend less on other things like clothing

Jul 22, 2008 03:36 PM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

You whiners---only $4.45 here in Seattle:)

Jul 22, 2008 03:36 PM
Pam Winterbauer
Pam Winterbauer Real Estate - San Ramon, CA
"Providing Blue Ribbon Service"

Our gas here in the East Bay is still a bit over $4.00 a gallon.  They took a dip slightly this week.

Jul 22, 2008 03:36 PM
Erica Wallace
the Wallace Consulting Group - Boston, MA

We are at $3.98 for regular gas here in Boston, MA - really need to get a car with better gas mileage - I will keep my fingers crossed for a referral for Active Rain : )

Jul 22, 2008 03:36 PM
Karen Monsour
Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
REALTOR, SSRS - Sells FL Waterfront, Short Sale Expert!

Here in South Florida, it runs from one side of the street to the other...depend's on Shell or Hess or who-ever.

It's between $4.20 and across the street... $4.05...now who do you think is selling?

I now plan my day accordingly...make right turn's like the UPS drivers...as my post...we live in a grid here so it's not tough to do.

I work from home, instead of driving to the office.

I try to plan my showing's all in one day.

There is less traffic for sure...that's a good thing b/c it takes less time to get around...however...more and more people are standing at the bus stops...can't take a taxi...that's 60g's to go 10 miles plus the tip...

This is for regular gas...my car want's premium...sorry...he's not getting it...LOL!

Jul 22, 2008 03:40 PM
Rebecca Anne Cole
PNC Mortgage - Timonium, MD

Gas prices in Timonium, MD are around $3.95 per gallon for regular.  I have cut back by scheduling appointments and planning my route each day to avoid backtracking.

Jul 22, 2008 03:42 PM
Sarah Metzger
Crye-Leike - Cabot, AR

Ron,

I noticed this afternoon we're around $3.79 in the Little Rock area.  I'm not doing much differently.  I've always thought $10/ticket for a 2-hour movie was ridiculous (not to mention popcorn/drinks!), so no sacrifice there.  We are blessed here in the Natural State...there are SO many wonderful things families can do that cost little or nothing - state parks, museums, festivals, and all kinds of wacky things small towns do ("cardboard boat races"...awesome fun!)

Oh, we have started splitting bulk food items at Sam's Club with family to cut down on food bills and to reduce last minute grocery runs that always cost more than you originally intend!  Good luck in NC!

 

Jul 22, 2008 03:56 PM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

We have most of the Nations refinerys and gas is just as expensive here. You print dollars and people buy commodities with them. They do not want to be stuck. This coupled with our inept leaders and you get a crisis. This was not new yesterday. Just like the Social Security mess that is up next.

I have been trying to sell more homes and condos to make up for it. I can sell one more unit and that covers the years increase in gas. its all in how you look at it. I can often ride with my clients or walk in some areas.

Jul 22, 2008 04:31 PM
Karen Tindall
Keller Williams - Murfreesboro, TN

Today (7/21/08) In Murfreesbor TN I found it for 3.85!  Who ever thought I would think that was a deal.

Jul 22, 2008 05:39 PM
Trey Affolter
Keller Williams Realty - Tacoma, WA
Brings HOME Results!

Tacoma, WA is at about $4.15/gallon. I really like some of the other prices I am seeing.

Jul 22, 2008 05:50 PM
Anonymous
Susan Cottenham

Greetings from Saginaw, Michigan!  Our gas is at an all high hit of $4.19 a gallon.  Jobs are declining everyday with our Auto Industry and Residential Real Estate Sales are mostly "Foreclosure"....very tough market right now.  Please send any positive energy our way! 

 

Susan Cottenham,  Associate Broker

Coldwell Banker Bellinger Freeland Branch

Jul 23, 2008 05:50 AM
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Olan Carder
Fairway Independent Mortgage - Charlotte, NC

Good news... oil prices have dropped recently!  Now its only $130 a barrel! lol

Olan Carder
www.charlottemortgageonline.com

 

Jul 24, 2008 03:47 PM
Heidi Krone
REMAX 1st Olympic - Forest, VA
ABR, GRI - Lynchburg, Forest, Appomattox, Amherst, Bedford

Ron,

Our Gas today in Lynchburg is 3.79. It just acme down and I was so excited about that... We are not doing a lot of driving to visit family this summer. We are planning ahead fro the end of summer vacation at Myrtle Beach. And then a trip to Ohio at Christmas. We have cut back on eating out to fill our gas tank. Unfortunatley when Min. Wage goes up so does eveything else... THe raise won't do any help now that every thing else is up... food, gas, eating our etc... Thanks!!

Heidi

Jul 26, 2008 04:09 PM

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