Fake it Till you Make it.

Coastal posted this 1,472 Views

I am living proof that you can become a successful real estate agent in a market you know nothing about in a profession that is new to you in less than two years. Two years ago I was an Air force tech Sgt flying supplies in and out of Iraq on one of worlds largest cargo jets. The job was fun. I was able to travel all over the world but the pay sucked and the thought of being shot down by a manpad and burning to death was not one that sat well in my stomach. I watched my wife who had gotten...

Delaware’s First GLBT Community

Coastal posted this 1,470 Views

Touted as a “diverse community of acceptance” The Villas at Harmon Bay community will feature 32 luxury single family homes located just a mile and a half from Rehoboth Ave and all that the city has to offer. Just a few of the amenities will include a centrally located pool, clubhouse, fitness center, hot tub, outdoor kitchen and grill as well as a gated entrance and maintenance free landscaping. Prices will reportedly be in the $600,000 - $900,000 range. The community is loc...

Gutters Often Overlooked When Improving Curb Appeal

Ryan Ward posted this 926 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 1,150 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

Morgan Carey posted this 233 15,228 Views

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 1,487 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 2,349 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 1,659 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 3,103 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 1,371 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...