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 exp...

Five Good Reasons for Greenovating

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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. Over...

Greenwood Indiana Real Estate Report - September 2007

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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 sold...

Selling a home without a Realtor?

Keith Lutz posted this 1,759 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 ta...

Collier Building Industries 2007 Parade of Homes Set to Begin

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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 pre...

Real Estate Developers in The Central Valley Are Slashing Prices

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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 3,306 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

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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...

Living a Greener Life in Three Installments

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With the world population scheduled to hit 7 billion people in 2011, it’s getting more and more clear that we all have to do what we can to reduce our impact on the environment that supports us all.   Over the next three weeks, here and on my Tampa Real Estate Blog, I’ll be talking about ways that your family can help save energy and reduce its impact on the environment. This week, I’ve offered some suggestions for little changes you can make in your home and your...

Marin County Property Taxes – Don’t Fret, Reassess!

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Within the last several weeks, Marin County property owners have received their annual Secured Tax Statement outlining the taxes due on their real property in Marin County, California.     In Marin County, these property taxes represent 1% of the homes assessed value plus any special bonds, fees or other miscellaneous charges.    Each year, the increase in the property tax rate is capped at 2%. Traditionally, the value of a home is assessed when there is a ...