Real Estate Fraud - The IRS is now getting involved

californiadon posted this 1,435 Views

It has created such a mess, so many people have been or will be damaged... Our economy may never recover from this fiasco.  What am I referring to ... Real Estate fraud. This was found on the IRS web site. In recent years, the booming real estate market has helped increase mortgage fraud and other phony real estate related schemes. The perpetrators of these schemes range from mortgage brokers looking to make a fast buck to drug dealers laundering their ill-gotten gains. Every year, ...

Effective Marketing of Sandy Springs Homes

Ryan Ward posted this 1 1,196 Views

Real estate agents today utilize various methods of marketing homes for sale for their clients. Virtually all agents now listings on a number of online resources to increase exposure of listings directly to buyers. Few however, have been able to harness the internet with their own personal and local real estate websites to market homes for sale. What sets us apart from other agents and brokers in the market today is our unique ability to market Sandy Springs homes ...

Gatlinburg Realtor: Annie Maloney Works For You at 212 Degrees!

Annie Maloney posted this 2 7,298 Views

Gatlinburg Realtor I live and work in Sevier County, East Tennessee as a Professional Realtor.  My name is Annie Maloney and I AM 212 degrees!  212 degrees is a metaphor for the level of service that I provide.  Before getting into real estate in 2004 I was a Customer Service Manager for a Fortune 100 company that has positioned itself globally.  Customer Service and satisfaction is the premise of my philosphy in my real estate career.  I strive to provide the hig...

Broward Real Estate: Best in Florida

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 Located in the state of Florida, Broward County is the second largest county in the state in terms of population. According to the most recent estimate the area had a population of more than 1,785,000 people. Fort Lauderdale is the county seat of Broward County. This area is one of the constituents of the South Florida Metropolitan Area. This county has an area of about 1,300 miles sq. and two-thirds of its area lies in the undeveloped Everglades conservation region. The history of ...

Miami-Dade Real Estate: Florida's Largest

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Known to be the most populous county in Florida, Miami-Dade County was formerly called Dade County and is now referred to as only Miami by most. It is located in the southeastern part of Florida and has a population of more than 2,400,000 making it occupy more than half of the South Florida metropolitan area. The city of Miami is its county seat. The eastern portion of the county is greatly urbanized with several towering structures and the eastern part is still underdeveloped and consists o...

Mortgage Industry Dodges Bullet with the Passage of House Bill HR-3915

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House Bill HR-3915 Passes, Now Heads to Senate Well, after a few agonizing days, and a relentless email campaign by many in our industry, the House of Representatives finally passed the new Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2007 (HR-3915) on Thursday. Thankfully, the final Bill was amended to remove the controversial ban on the use of yield spread premiums, which would have crippled the mortgage lending industry; and, in turn, further promoted the current housing slump by ...

California’s Economy Is Proving Remarkably Resilient

californiadon posted this 1,642 Views

When you think of California's economy today one of the first thoughts to come to mind is the collapsing housing market. California was one of the biggest participants in the housing boom and is now seeing the backside of that. Home sales are plummeting and prices are falling in many metro areas. The broader economy is assumed to be following the same route. Fortunately, it is not. Overall job growth is holding up relatively well and the Golden States Gross Domestic Product is still expandin...

What Is Squidoo's Ever.com?

Spoken Gently posted this 4 3,332 Views

Has anyone seen Squidoo's ever.com? Squidoo purchased www.ever.com recently and has set up a template whereby lensmasters can create the best, fastest, funniest, etc., ever.com lens. What's cool about this, is Squidoo has taken steps to deter spam lenses at ever.com by allowing a max of 2 lenses per day, and after 30 days the lens receives a review. If the lens does not pass muster, the lens is rejected. So, ever.com has potential of being a great source of traffic and otherwise quality inb...

Bend Oregon real estate tops list of

Dylan Darling posted this 1,404 Views

Bend tops the list of "smart places to retire"  Real Estate in Bend Oregon is #1 on lis of "retirement hot spots for less" This article was sent to me by a mortgage broker in Bend.  The article is about how slowing home sales in desired cities offer a an opportunity for retirees to pick and choose where they want to retire, written by Business Week.  Bend tops the list for a variety of reasons, recreation, economy, beauty and more. Read the fu...

Proud of our local school. Santa Cruz is not just for surfers

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UCSC Blog   University of California in Santa Cruz is now ranked 79th in the “Best Colleges” list.  US News and World Report ranked it 79th out of 124 “top schools” in the nation.  To be ranked, the university must offer a wide range of undergraduate majors as well as master’s and doctoral degrees; many that strongly emphasize research.  UCSC recently had its social scientists honored for teaching and research.  The recipients of ...