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Successful Real Estate Website Considerations

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Increasing competition in the real estate industry and a large number of net-friendly users, make it important for every business to have a web presence. A website will help you reach out to potential clients 24x7x365—i.e. even when you are asleep! But it is not enough to host a website and wait for clients to come knocking on your door. A lot goes into ensuring that a website gets you ‘real’ business. If you are spending time and money on designing a website, make sure you do it sensibly. ...

New Florida Law Raises Roof Replacement Costs

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Beginning October 1, the costs to replace a roof in Florida are expected to rise by at least 25% - and even more if you live in a coastal community. The increase in cost is due to a new law the state Legislature passed in May that increases the building code requirements to help strengthen homes against hurricanes. Experts agree that adding such new protections can only help, but builders, consumers and insurance companies are seeking clarity. Liability issues and insurance discounts top t...

Piney Orchard Real Estate our recent home sales

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Listed below are our recent Piney Orchard home sales to give you a summary of the real estate market activity.    Additional photos and information on these homes are available at or e-mail us for a free market value analysis of your Piney Orchard home.   This Piney Orchard Single Family home was for sale at $509,900 and sold in 49 days on the market for $500,000 with $5,000 in closing help to the homebuyer.  We are seeing t...

Fort Meade - Destination Maryland Event

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We had a fabulous time at the Fort Meade Destination Maryland event on September 21st.  Lots and lots of military members and families were out and about and we had literally hundreds of visitors and new BRAC movers to our display which included information on homes for sale and homes for rent near Fort Meade.  We had the whole Fort Meade Homes Team on-site with live MLS access to all the local listings of homes for sale and homes for rent...

How to Read a HUD-1 - Sellers

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I realized the other day as I was reviewing a HUD-1 or Settlement Statement with a client of mine, that while I take the ability to scan one of these for inaccuracies, errant charges, or omissions, that many intelligent people don’t know how to read one.  I have set out to go through it line by line in simple English so people know what they are looking at.  This article will cover the seller’s side of the transaction and I will follow up with another article fo...

Austin's Job Market Continues to Expand in Contrast to the National Job Market

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Austin job stats were released showing Austin to have strongest job market in 6 years. The demand for labor is outstripping the local labor supply. The last time Austin saw such low unemployment was during the tech boom. The job growth has stayed above 4 percent for the last year. This is in sharp contrast to the rest of the nation. Since August 2006, the area has seen job growth of 29,500 jobs. Over the same time period, the nation saw a decrease of 4,000 jobs --the first decrease in ...

2009 Applooza Richland Washington at Liberty Christian of the Tri Cities

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This year's Apploosa at Liberty Christian is Saturday, September 26th, 2009 from 10am to 5pm. For several years Tri Cities Liberty Christian School has organized Appaloosa to garner funds for the children's programs at Liberty Christian. Come join the fun as there will be food, games, entertainment, and you can meet the Mr. and Miss. Apploosa of each class! Among the many activities, you can Rent-A-Kid, pick lollipops from a lollipop tree, get a Country Photo, spray crazy at the crazy spra...

Finding a Good Lender

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As we learn more about the sub-prime "melt-down" of 2007, the selection of a good lender is apparent in its importance as a key step to success. A new home buyer must pay careful attention to this selection and a good REALTOR will facilitate the process and add to your success. Your realtor can provide you with some web sites for information and a list of some proven lenders. These referred professionals will explain their financing programs and options to you, but do not hesitate ...

What To Do When You Fall Behind On Your Mortgage

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If you've found yourself in the nerve wracking and precarious position of not being able to make your mortgage payments - or you're consistently paying late and receiving phone and mail contacts - this information is custom made for you. It may surprise you that most mortgage servicers (the company that collects your payment) want to work something out with you. However, if you don't answer their phone calls or respond to mail inquiries - then you're not going to get any help and will probab...