"Call Me I Want To BUY This Condo"

Lipply posted this 1 2,481 Views

Got a lead tonight from a strange looking email address (well strange to me it said yahoo.ca).  The message said, "call me ASAP, I want to purchase this condo".  Sureeeee I thought.  Here we go again another bogus lead.  No one emails like that.  Most good leads start out with a question, a comment, and we talk and email and send listings and so on and maybe it turns into a sale -- not today, not next week, but maybe shortly down the road or in a month...

San Clemente Marblehead Coastal progress report

OCTeam posted this 2,761 Views

Marblehead Coastal is one of the most anticipated projects along the Southern Orange County Coast. The San Clemente coastal development,  what developer SunCal has proclaimed "One of the  last remaining oceanfront enclaves aong the California Coast, is shaping up and reported as follows: The Vista Hermosa Bridge is about 50% complete... scheduled completion is set for June 2008. The commercial bridge has not been started. The Sales Gallery is open by appointme...

Dolce Vita Luxury Homes Tampa

brandonre posted this 1,482 Views

Dolce Vita is a luxury home community located in Odessa with some homesites on Keystone Lake. Home price ranges from the 1.5 million and higher. Search all the Dolce Vita Tampa luxury homes and map of the Dolce Vita Community. Search all the Tampa Luxury Real Estate

Cheval Homes Tampa Florida

brandonre posted this 1,339 Views

Cheval Community Tampa Florida Home Price Range $229,000- $1,700,000 Single Family Homes Square Foot Range 1483-7647 Year Built 1985-2007 HOA Fees (Approx) Varies CDD Community Yes Community Features: Golf Course, Tennis,Community Pool, Gated Community, Search all the Cheval Homes for sale. Schools Elementary    McKitrick Middle          Martinez High School   Sickles Tam...

New HUD Ruling for Seller Paid Down Payment Assistance

Gulf Coast Associates posted this 1 4,910 Views

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on October 1, 2007, its final ruling on seller paid down payment assistance. The new ruling identifies seller funded down payment assistance programs in a new home purchase as an unacceptable source of funds. Any transaction in which the seller makes a contribution to a third party, such as a non-profit Gift/Grant Program organization, and the entity then makes a contribution to a borrower for the purpose of down payment assista...

Hawaii foreclosure update - 9/07

mikey posted this 1 1,920 Views

Hawaii's real estate statistics for September 2007 were published last week and foreclosures have doubled compared to a year earlier.  Shocking?  It sounds bad but Hawaii still ranks as the state with the 10th lowest rate of foreclosures in the U.S. In September there were 135 foreclosure filings in Hawaii, or one filing per 3,638 homes.  Nevada had the highest foreclosure rate with one filing per 185 households for a total of 5,504.  Total foreclosures in the nat...

DOJ to NAR -In Your Face Sucka

Indy Realtor posted this 1,633 Views

The Department of Justice Antitrust Division launched a new website this week aimed squarely at the real estate industry.  The DOJ and the National Association of Realtors have been embroiled in a legal battle for a few years now because the DOJ believes that NAR supports policies that deter competition and unnaturally keep real estate commissions high.  Although this site bolsters my case and obviously I am in favor of what they are talking about, it does seem a little lop...

When did building green become controversial in Marin County?

Marin posted this 680 Views

The town of Fairfax in Marin County has recently run up against an interesting problem.  Builder Shane Deal wants to build a home that “will meet the platinum standards for green building” and his neighbors are up in arms.  You’d think that in this very environmentally conscientious neighborhood they’d be ecstatic.  Eco-friendly homes in Marin are all the rage.  So – what, exactly, is the problem? The house Deal proposes will have state-of-...

California Association of Realtors paves way for State Wide MLS

Jonathan posted this 1,203 Views

Recently the California Association of Realtors approved a motion that could lead to a state wide MLS.  I personally think this is real progress in our industry that will foster efficiency and innovation. I have run into problems with my regional boards and regional MLS's here in South Carolina wanting my entire company (brokerage house) to join their MLS before they will allow any single realtor to join. In other words, the realtor and the realtor's entire firm or brokerage house mu...

Why no photos - Jupiter Real Estate Listings

DavidAbernathy posted this 5 1,805 Views

This weekend several things happened to bring the issue of agents utilizing professional quality photos on there Palm Beach County listings. First, I have been busy most of the weekend implementing the new custom IDX that provides the best display of property for prospective buyers that come and visit my website.  I am investing the time to create may of the Jupiter Golf Course, Jupiter Waterfront, and Jupiter Oceanfront communities listings by sub-division and pages that help p...