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 fo...

San Diego Real Estate Realtor

Paul Caparas posted this 1,457 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 mark...

Stuck with 8% interest in a 5% world?

Marin posted this 1 739 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 i...

How to help REALTOR.com

Eric Blackwell posted this 6 1,687 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. REAL...

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

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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 Es...

Will We Be Seeing "Living Roofs" in Oakland Soon?

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I hadn't known anything about so called "Living Roofs" until I saw a news piece on how they are starting to gain popularity. A Living Roof is basically a roof that is mostly flat, which has been covered with several inches of soil. This soil allows grass and other plants to grow on the roof, which provides several interesting benefits. Because the soil absorbes much of the water that would fall, these roofs help drainage by not having as much water flowing through gutters down t...

Ten Feng Shui Tips to Help You Sell Your Home

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Having trouble selling your house? A little ancient wisdom might help – and it certainly won’t hurt.   Feng Shui Front Door Tips Any Realtor can tell you that most houses are sold before the buyers ever step through the front door. We talk about “curb appeal”. Feng shui consultants talk about making your house welcoming to chi. Many of the tips that feng shui consultants will give you to help your home seem more welcoming are similar to those that Realt...

Keystone Shores Luxury Community Tampa

brandonre posted this 1,877 Views

Wow....What a community! Communities of such beauty, nature orientated, and luxury are rare to come by, which is why we are proud to present to you Keystone Shores. This gorgeous community is home to superb wooded landscapes, two immaculate and dazzling lakes, and 36 one-acre or larger lakeside estates. Keystone Shores is truly a community that expresses elegance, class, and furthermore.....beauty. There isn't a bad day, a hard day at work, or any weight on your shoulders that...

Scottsdale Condos - The Allison Condominiums

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Last week I received an email from The Allison Condominiums advertising some specials they have going on right now for their new community in North Scottsdale. The advertisement looked great, so I penciled in a time to get over there to check out the community for myself. The Allsion Condominiums are located just South of the 101 Freeway and Raintree exit in one of Scottsdale's most convenient locations. Like many Scottsdale condos, The Allison Condominiums began life as a...