One year old family home! $439,900

Michael Peterson posted this 589 Views

Almost brand new, custom built home in a family friendly sub-division in Chase River. It’s completely finished on both levels offering lots of living space for you to enjoy. Enter through the solid wood door and you are greeted with a warm open space that is flooded with sunlight, not to mention the great mountain and valley views. The top floor enjoys an open concept which includes a large living room with gleaming maple hardwood floors, an adjoining dining room and...

The RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook 2008

Michael Peterson posted this 4,718 Views

Slow and steady growth forecast for residential real estate  in major Canadian markets in 2008, says RE/MAX  Canadian home sales to top 500,000 in 2007   After posting extraordinary gains in 2007, housing market performance will moderate in most major Canadian centres in 2008, according to a report released today by RE/MAX.  The RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook 2008 examined residential real estate trends in 18 markets across the country.  The report foun...

The Acorn Program From Bank of America is Still Around

Oakland Ca Real Estate posted this 2,855 Views

With all the changes in the mortgage industry, first time home buyers in Oakland and the surrounding Bay Area should know that there is still a way for them to get 100% financing on single family homes up to $515k. Although the Acorn program no longer offers below market interest rates, it still offers 100% 30 yr fixed loans at very competitive prices with no pre-payment penalty or PMI. The guidelines are as follows: -Annual income cannot exceed $84,000 -Purchase price on the prope...

Is it a Good Time to Buy Atlanta Homes?

Ryan Ward posted this 2 971 Views

So the guys on the TV tell us that it's a bad real estate market. Really? I disagree. Not just with the premise, but with the idea that this type of reporting is relevant, accurate or even news to begin with. Let's start with the premise of a "good" or "bad" real estate market. There is no such thing. It's really quite simple and to say a market is good or bad in and of itself is irresponsible at best - especially when they don't put in perspective whether they are t...

REALTOR.com - Enhanced Listings?

Eric Blackwell posted this 12 3,369 Views

OK...Here's is my final rant on R.com... It is really my own beef with semantics, but it is important in my view... Enhanced listings on REALTOR.com In my view we send you guys at REALTOR.com freshly minted new listing EVERY DAY off of the assembly line. They are COMPLETE with good descriptions, tons of data and more than a few photos. We do our best as REALTORS to market the home online....Then you guys go and and do this with them... Yo...

Why use a Buyers Agent?

Keith Lutz posted this 2,189 Views

Let me start by giving you a brief history as to why "buyers agency" was started.  It was in 1983, that the Federal Trade Commission, did a survey to see how many home buyers thought they were being represented by the agent showing them the home they bought.  It was not soon after this that all states started to adopt a statute law of agency. Here are two scenarios, that a home buyer can run across: 1.) You call an advertisement off a newspaper ad, internet or open ...

Homestead Real Estate: The Redlands

lesende posted this 793 Views

 Located in between Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park, Homestead is a city in Miami-Dade County in Florida. It lays to the north of Florida City and along with the latter form the greater Homestead-Florida City area. The city’s name has an interesting history and is derived from a path by the name of “Homesteader’s Trail”, that was the only means to reach the place. It is a small sized city with a comparatively large population of 54,000 people....

Hialeah Real Estate: The City of Progress

lesende posted this 796 Views

 Hialeah is the fifth largest city in Florida and is part of Miami-Dade County. It is part of the Miami metropolitan area and also the Greater South Florida metropolitan area. Supposedly the name “Hialeah” has been derived from Muskogee origin. The name’s literal meaning is “pretty prairie”. The derivation of the name can also be attributed to Seminole origin in which its meaning is “upland prairie”. Both the names seem to be justified since the...

Carmel Real Estate Report

Indy Realtor posted this 1,386 Views

Carmel Real Estate is a good news bad news situation for September 2007.  The bad news first: the number of Carmel homes sold in September 2007 was down 25.22% over last years sales numbers.  The number of homes sold in Carmel under $600,000 dropped from 115 in September 2006 to 86 in September 2007. Now for the good news, the average price for a home that sold on the Carmel real estate market in September 2007 was up 10.65% over last year.  September 2006 had an average...

Why People are Moving to Austin

escapeso posted this 1 1,182 Views

Austin, Texas is no longer a hidden destination buried in travel books. It is projected to grow in population by about 30 of the Austin population has college degrees compared to the US average of 27.0 have graduate degrees compared to the US average of 9.9%. A lot of this has to do with the University of Texas at Austin. Many students who come to Austin for school end up not wanting to leave their beloved city. So, you run into a lot of waiters and book store cashiers with college degrees r...