Lower Home Prices

Greg Haraksin posted this 1,355 Views

  Is there nothing good about lower home prices? While it may not feel good if you are a homeowner and your home may be worth less today than it was one year ago, there are some positive aspects to this ‘adjusting’ market. Homes may become more affordable for home buyers, particularly in the lower price segments.  The mortgage for yesterday’s $600,000 starter home becomes much more reasonable if prices move down — especially if interest rates decre...

Fall for Greenville Festival

Eddy Kicker posted this 2,452 Views

The St. Francis Fall for Greenville festival kicks off October 12-14. This will be the 26th edition of this huge event which showcases the Greenville South Carolina downtown area as well as featuring 34 bands, 42 local restaurants and appearances by such celebrities as Greenville's own celebrity chef Tyler Florence.                              &n...

Man Kills Himself at City Council Meeting After Losing Zoning Case

escapeso posted this 1,416 Views

We have some pretty intense meetings at the Austin City Council.  But they always involved heated words and not guns.  I hope this is not a sign of things to come.  He was apparently facing a foreclosure that would have been solved by the zoning case. http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/10/05/owner.suicide.ap/index.html

Pelican Landing Real Estate Sales Update - January to September 2007

Gulf Coast Associates posted this 3,097 Views

The January thru September real estate market statistics for both Pelican Landing home and condominium sales are listed below. Pelican Landing is an upscale gated golf community with excellent amenities that is considered one of Bonita Springs' premier communities. Pelican Landing Sales Data Pelican Landing Home Sales Jan-Sept 2007*:  32 Closed Sales Average Sales Price - $749,028 Average Days on Market - 185 Price/Sq. Foot - $288.27 Pelican Landing Condominium Sales Jan-Se...

Customer Service Part 1: Daily Business

Jennifer Mackay posted this 1,090 Views

Does anyone remember that term and what it actually means?   I was in a local store the other day, and an employee greeted me with a smile and a sincere "Hi, Can I help you?" and actually tried to assist me and make my experience a pleasant one.  I remembered their attitude through out the rest of my day.  I thought to myself... “that was good customer service, they cared enough about my needs to offer assistance” and I know I will return to that es...

Fireside At Norterra by Del Webb - Phoenix New Homes

Scottsdale Homes posted this 1 8,110 Views

One of my favorite things about being a local Phoenix area Realtor is having the opportunity to explore some of the cities newest and most exciting master planned communities. Today I had some down time, so I jumped in my environmentally unfriendly, gas-guzzling GMC Yukon, and headed up to Fireside at Norterra by Del Webb. Although I have visited numerous times, Del Webb is a Phoenix home builder that constantly amazes me with their vision to create a community that promotes resident inte...

What can your mortgage do for you?

Marin posted this 1,012 Views

Have you ever wondered what your mortgage can do for you?  Well, of course, real estate can always be seen as an investment, and there is that tax deduction, but beyond that, a mortgage seems like a big drain on the bank account.  If you are smart about it, however, you just might be able to turn the tables and make your monthly payments get something for you in addition to that dream house that you are making monthly payments on. Recently American Express unveiled a plan that allo...

Nanaimo Market Going Strong!

Michael Peterson posted this 1,032 Views

Consumers and real estate professionals alike are happy to see that Nanaimo’s housing market is continually climbing and holding strong. Vancouver Islands Real Estate Board number’s show: Average sale price of a single family home is up 8% from one year ago, from $319,000 to $346,000 (roughly). Unit sales are up from 107 in August 2006, to 152 August 2007. These numbers are due to availability of listings, low interest rates aiding in affordability, and consumer...

Troy State University to put Business School on the Phenix City Riverfront!

Wayne Long posted this 2,269 Views

   Phenix City officials have anounced that HUD has approved the purchase of the land along the Phenix City Riverfront known as the Triangle Properties.    This is the major hurdle that has been holding up construction of the new Business School for Troy State University.   This new Business School coupled with the building of the Phenixian High Rise Condominiums by Ronnie Gilley Properties will be a major step in revitalizing the downtown area of Phenix Cit...

Bad Market and Bad Press

loudog posted this 1,273 Views

A great little tip I picked up at the last Prudential manager's conference.  It has everything to do with combating some the bad press that seems to be relentlessly distributed in regards to the state of the market. As stated in some of my past blogs, our local Ulster County Real Estate market enjoys a significant boost to our second home market.  This boost comes about because of the unique combination of our proximity to New York City and the value of the home buying dollar in our area a...