Anne Arundel County Maryland New Construction 55 + housing

Fortmeadehomes posted this 1 7,273 Views

You've no doubt noticed all the "55 and better" signs for new construction in Anne Arundel County Maryland.   From Gambrills, toPiney Orchard to Odenton and Severn, they are everywhere.  I was recently speaking with a home buyer who wondered just how our area can support the sheer volume of the new homes being built just for this one segment of the population.  And why, oh why aren't there more new and affordable housing to serve buyers of all ages?   ...

End Of The Line For Real Estate Agents?

Spoken Gently posted this 3 3,680 Views

I received my weekly copy of the Washington REALTORS® Newsletter and usually there is a good article or two inside. This week's edition was no exception. Bill Miles posts an article on The End Of The Line For Real Estate Agents and discusses the current market and the shift towards home owners' self reliance in selling/buying their own home without the use of a real estate agent. Miles illustrates the need for real estate agents to make adjustments factoring in the changing marketplace b...

Safety Concerns Over Fleet Week in The Bay Area

Oakland Ca Real Estate posted this 1,101 Views

Fleet Week is always an interesting time in the Bay Area, because we get to see the Blue Angels perform. Last year was the first Fleet Week I attended, and I can say it was an impressive display. Watching the Blue Angels pull tricks right over your head, with the background of the city of SF and the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge is really something. The sounds, the speed and the tremendous skills of the pilots make it quite an experience. This year some SF county supervisors tried to pet...

Affordable housing in Mill Valley, CA

Marin posted this 1,086 Views

Homebuyers looking for property in Mill Valley recently had an interesting option added to their realm of possibilities.  Pacific Trail Townhomes is a complex of 16 apartments that are being sold as individual units, with ownership being an arrangement called tenancy-in-common.  The bottom line is that this creates housing which is a bit more affordable than a typical arrangement.  The homes range from $298,000 to $340,000, and in a market where condos can’t be found for...

10 signs it is time to buy a home

OCTeam posted this 1,084 Views

If you listen to the news media the sky is falling and the last thing anyone should consider doing is buying a home. As with everything in life, real estate goes in cycles. Prices fluctuate in the short term, but long term real estate is still an excellent investment. Below are the Top 10 Signs It Is Time To Buy A Home: 10. You are ready to stop paying your landlord's mortgage payment and start building wealth of your own. 9. You could use the property tax and mortgage i...

Lake St Charles Homes Riverview

brandonre posted this 1,579 Views

Lake St Charles Community Riverview Florida Home Price Range $190,000- $389,900 Single Family Homes Square Foot Range 1200-3400 Year Built 1996-2005 HOA Fees (Approx) $75/Annual CDD Community  Yes Varies Community Features: Search all the Lake St Charles Homes Riverview for sale. Schools Elementary    Riverview Middle          Guinta High School   Spoto Riverview  Florida Schools   Brando...

Improving Your Credit Score and Saving for a Down Payment

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Given the current state of the mortgage industry, the days of no money down and poor credit loans are all but gone. With that in mind I just completed a series of good articles on my Tampa Real Estate Blog with information on building your credit score and saving for a down payment. The first article, The Credit Fixer Upper – 6 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score, provides practical advice on how to improve a poor credit score. Learn how to get a free copy of your credit report, d...

The Louisville Real Estate market and Yellow Journalism

Eric Blackwell posted this 3 1,835 Views

"Yellow journalism" was a phrase coined in the 1800's to describe the press taking liberties and pushing their own views on the people. And when they did not like someone or their point of view, simply running a smear campaign was what happened. In my opinion, the Louisville real estate market is suffering somewhat from visit back to those dark days.How else do you describe the onslaught of real estate articles promoting doom and gloom. The Courier-Journal has been a veritable nega...

Louisville Rentals and Real Estate Investing- TIME TO BUY

Eric Blackwell posted this 1,557 Views

The Louisville rental market is getting ready to ROLL. Why do I say that? Think about it. Over the last few years, whoever wanted a house (and had a pulse could buy one. With the changes in the loan market, we now are in a position where many otherwise decent people now can no longer buy their own home. For those with cash and good credit, it's TIME TO BUY, PEOPLE! What are we seeing? GREAT deals on the market. Homes that will ACTUALLY cash flow and less and less folks to buy them. The ba...

Caught a Salmon and Cooked It For Breakfast, Then Polished It Off With A Richland Spudnut

Spoken Gently posted this 1 3,725 Views

Yup, I went to the end of my backyard this morning, threw a spinner in the Columbia River, and caught a small Salmon. Brought it in, cleaned it, and ate er for breakfast. Salmon doesn't get any fresher than freshly caught in the back yard! We live on the Columbia River and Salmon run throughout most of the year, however, there are a few periods in the year where the "salmon are running." Right now is one of those times. I wake up in the morning and see them coming to the surface for their mo...