Choose A Mortgage That Is Right For You

Marin posted this 727 Views

In recent years lenders have become very creative in their strategies to sell mortgages.  You can find jumbo loans, hybrids, pledged asset mortgages, and a variety of other complicated schemes, including shared appreciation, wraparound, and simple interest plans.  I find that even the most savvy of my clients who are looking for real estate in Marin County or lofts in Oakland are often confused by all the options available. Not understanding the implications of the different lending strateg...

Greenwood Grows Again

Indy Realtor posted this 1,304 Views

Medco, one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distribution companies, announced yesterday that they will be building a $150 million distribution center somewhere in the central Indiana area.  Greenwood which is seeing explosive growth along I-65 corridor is among the favorites sites for the center.  If Greenwood could land this deal, 1,300 jobs would be created with salaries ranging from $40,000 to $100,000 per year which translates to an annual payroll of $60 million for ...

Okay Tampa Buyers, You Can Come Back Now

Lipply posted this 1 1,294 Views

Tampa Bay sellers are on board.  The painful buyer's market (well painful for the sellers) has taught us all a lesson.  Price matters.  Price really matters today.  Location and condition are almost equally important but in today's market it's all about the price.  Earlier this year, many sellers tried to test the waters and see if they could get their inflated price.  Well as you can imagine, it didn't work and many of them have either taken their homes off the...

Luxury Homes in Pasco County

Lipply posted this 1,622 Views

When most people think of Pasco County, they imagine smaller older homes at huge discounts along the west coast of the county, and wide open rural areas more inland.  But there's way more to Pasco County than that.  In fact, Pasco County over the past few years has entered the luxury market. Buying a luxury home in Pasco County takes on a new meaning of luxury.  For the same price as a luxury home in South Tampa, you just might be able to add on a waterfront view or a few ac...

Affordable Homes in Pinellas County

Lipply posted this 1,798 Views

Things have changed a lot in Pinellas County relating to homes prices.  I'm sure that this same story could be told in many other areas of the country, but Pinellas County is special and many people - just a few years ago - were thinking that they would never be able to buy a home here.  The fact is that homes prices were rising so high that people started looking toward Pasco County and Hernando County for new construction and better home values in existing homes.  Now, there...

Rancho Bernardo Real Estate (92127)

Paul Caparas posted this 1,240 Views

Here is some great information on Rancho Bernardo's real estate with the 92127 zip code.  Now remember Rancho Bernardo's real estate with the 92127 zip code have beautiful new communities such as 4S Ranch, Del Sur and Santaluz! As of November 14, 2007: For Detached Homes # of Detached homes FOR SALE:  237 Average asking price:  $1,604,308 Average Square footage of the home: 3,825 Average # of Bedrooms: 4 Average Days on the market: 93 # of Detached homes PENDING:  51 A...

Bay Area Oil Spill Has Many Angry

Oakland Ca Real Estate posted this 1,131 Views

Last week a cargo ship crashed into one of the protective bumpers of the Bay Bridge which caused over 50,000 gallons of the worst kind of oil to spill into the Bay. The pilot of the ship says that his navigation equipment was not functioning properly, but that makes me wonder why the ship was allowed to operate if that was the case? It was also a very foggy morning that day, which may have contributed to the accident. The type of oil that spilled is a type that is left over from oil that ...

Alpharetta Homes For Sale - Is It Expensive?

Ryan Ward posted this 1,052 Views

I received a phone call yesterday and the gentleman asked me this. I have heard this and a few other myths that I thought I should try to dispell about Alpharetta. So here they are: Myth Number 1: Alpharetta traffic is horrible- this is simply not true. Well, it's no worse than any other part of Atlanta and it is better than most. Myth Number 2: Alpharetta is snobbish - Really? If you think Alpharetta is snobbish then perhaps you should drive through some of the other "exclusiv...

Fragile X and Autism

Santa Cruz Real Estate posted this 1,522 Views

Fragile X and Autism   FAXTAS (or Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome) affects carriers of a small mutation- also called permutation – in the same gene that causes Fragile X syndrome.  The genetic mutation is the most common cause of inherited mental impairment and the leading single-gene cause of autism in children. According to the Autism Society of America, there is currently no known single cause of autism, but it is generally accepted that it is caused by abn...

The Coconut Point Mall - One Year Later

Gulf Coast Associates posted this 8,358 Views

The Coconut Point Mall turned one year old over this last weekend and as everyone here in Southwest Florida knows well, it has become a treasure for the residents of Estero and Bonita Springs. The 500 acre open air mall now includes over 130 stores, shops, and restaurants combined with living and office spaces in an aesthetically pleasing community setting. Visitors stroll down Fashion Drive at their leisure taking advantage of the eclectic mix of offerings. From coffee shops and book sto...