Gutters Often Overlooked When Improving Curb Appeal

Ryan Ward posted this 915 Views

As it has become more difficult to sell real estate in the current market, it has become more important that your home be in excellent condition if you are to attract a buyer for your home. Curb appeal remains very high on the priority list of items that should be addressed and improved prior to listing your home for sale. As a homeowner, it is sometimes difficult to objectively review all of the parts of a home that have slowly lost the luster and newness associated with them. One item of p...

Oakland Hills Real Estate Moving Briskly

Oakland Ca Real Estate posted this 1,132 Views

Some people might think that with all the problems with financing and all the doom and gloom media coverage that you can get a steal on real estate right now because sellers are desperate. However in nice areas, we are still seeing multiple offers commonly. I just recieved a mutiple counter offer on a home that I wrote an offer on for a client. The home is listed at $950k, and we offered $975k  because they already had received on offer but they hadn't presented it yet to the seller. So even...

My REW blog has been flagged for violations

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You have likely arrived at this page because you have a notice in your account that your REW Blog has been flagged for a violation of the REW Blogs terms of service. This blog post will inform you on how you have this flag removed so that you can get back to taking full advantage of all that REW Blogs have to offer. Before getting into how to have the flag removed, let me first explain why we have a TOS and why it is important that every member abide by our rules and policies. #1: User...

Five Good Reasons for Greenovating

Calum posted this 1,457 Views

If you’re planning to renovate any time in the near future, it only makes sense to go for the greenest options available. When you take the environment into account, your renovations and improvements will be good for you AND good for our world. Greenovating adds value to your home in a number of ways. Here are five good reasons for greenovating instead of just renovating.   Stay ahead of the curve. It’s not a matter of keeping up with the Joneses anymore....

Greenwood Indiana Real Estate Report - September 2007

Indy Realtor posted this 2,308 Views

I am sorry to report that the Greenwood Indiana real estate market does not have great numbers for September 2007.  The Greenwood real estate market is mirroring the greater Indianapolis numbers, posting a decrease in the total number of sales while gaining slightly on the average sales price of a home.  In September 2007, there were 93 homes that sold in Greenwood compared to 111 that sold in September 2006.  This represents a 13% decrease in the total amount of homes so...

Selling a home without a Realtor?

Keith Lutz posted this 1,628 Views

I once tried to take out my toilet and replace it with a new one.  Needless to say, I got the job done!  But it was not fun, time consuming, disgusting and all in all, it is something I would not do it again.  Lesson Learned the hard way!     Some people say a "FSBO" - For Sale By Owner.  We in the real estate industry like to call them "Unrepresented Sellers".  A few years ago alot of websites started popping up that would...

Collier Building Industries 2007 Parade of Homes Set to Begin

Gulf Coast Associates posted this 3,075 Views

The Collier Building Industry Parade of Homes starts Thursday, November 1st and continues through Sunday, November 18th. This year's multi-site parade is featuring 35 decorated model homes throughout Naples and south Lee County including some of the area's newest communities. The models will be open daily between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday Noon to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free and guidebooks are available at the CBIA's Parade of Homes website listed below. This year's models are pr...

Real Estate Developers in The Central Valley Are Slashing Prices

Oakland Ca Real Estate posted this 1,340 Views

The other day I got an email from a rep at Meritage Homes, a real estate developer in the Central Valley. The email was to spread the word that they have slashed their prices on brand new homes. The oversupply of inventory is forcing them to cut  prices by large amounts. There simply isn't enough of a demand for the homes they have been building there. Even during the slowdown, developers who were already underway on their projects kept right on building. The combination of lower demand...

Lee and Collier County Home and Condominium Sales - September 2007

Gulf Coast Associates posted this 3,164 Views

While sales continue to slow in both Lee and Collier counties as Season begins, now could not be a better time to buy in Southwest Florida. Prices have dramatically dropped and builders are literally giving away fully decked out homes. Unfortunately, like everywhere else in the country, if you listen to the national media, you'd think the sky is falling. I can't tell you how many inquiries we get from clients thinking that home prices are still at their 2005/2006 levels. The fact is nothing ...

Drees Homes - Brookhaven

Indy Realtor posted this 8,022 Views

Drees homes, one of Indianapolis’ most respected homebuilders, is building a new subdivision of luxury homes in Zionsville.  The new project, Brookhaven, is located on 146th Street just east of Michigan Road.  Drees Homes Brookhaven will be featuring 14 different floor plans that range in price from $371,000 - $589,000.  The majority of the homes being offer by Drees are two story models, but there are a few ranch plans available if that fits your lifestyle better...