Homestead Real Estate: The Redlands

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 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

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 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 1,630 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 s...

Why People are Moving to Austin

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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...

The City Of Oakland Is Offering Seismic Retrofit Incentives

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Oakland Real Estate Seismic Retrofit Incentives The City of Oakland is now offering incentives to get seismic retrofit work done on homes that are resold. Basically the program works like this: After you close your home, you have 60 days to file an application with the city of Oakland for a rebate. Once the application has been approved, you have one year to get the work done. The benefit is that the City of Oakland will rebate you about half of one percent of the price of the home for ...

San Diego Real Estate Realtor

Paul Caparas posted this 1,715 Views

Being a Realtor going through the ups and downs of San Diego Real Estate market has been interesting.  When I first started my Real Estate career in 2003, I can put a house on the market and literally get 10 offers in 7 days. And when I was working with buyers, we were offering $20,000 over the asking price and not get the property. It was amazing.  Wow! how times have changed. I've been doing some research on how long it takes to sell a property and I'm getting about 75 days on the market...

Stuck with 8% interest in a 5% world?

Marin posted this 1 878 Views

In looking at ways to make the most of your mortgage I got to thinking about people who have a small balance left on their mortgage but are stuck with a large interest rate.  Often, in this case, it just doesn’t make sense to refinance; the cost could outweigh the benefits. An alternative to consider might be paying off the mortgage with a credit card. At first it seemed like a crazy idea, but as I thought about it I started wondering if it might have some merit.  Whether it ...

How to help REALTOR.com

Eric Blackwell posted this 6 1,915 Views

The Bloodhound Blog recently published one of their (IMO) funniest posts yet. I read Greg's blog for comic relief, but these guys and gals can truly write and have exhibited some real talent. This post was less writing and more graphic...ummm....literally! That graphic was hilarious! But also carried a message. After reading the post, I felt inspired to write a post of my own. (see the comments of the link above). While the message was funny, the point of it is pretty clear: to me. REALTOR....

Island Estates Near Clearwater Beach - Great Buys and Values

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Island Estates in Clearwater provides a lot of options for real estate investment in the form of intra-coastal condos. The popular among them include the Diamond Isle, Dolphin Cove, Watch, Island Walk, Islander, etc.   Island Estates is a sure bet with investors due to its close proximity to Clearwater Beach.  It speaks of a quiet residential area but it is within minutes to the exciting night life and beach culture.  Below is some detail on the many Clearwater Beach cond...

Estero, Florida Real Estate Sales - January to September 2007

Gulf Coast Associates posted this 3,046 Views

The January thru September Estero real estate sales statistics for both homes and condominiums are listed below. Estero is ideally located between Ft. Myers and Bonita Springs and is currently in the process of building and developing wherever you travel in the area. Developers are offering every type of community you can imagine, from large gated and planned communities, to smaller town centre type projects where the amenities are built around a self-contained lifestyle.  Estero Real Est...