Subprime Fallout Continues - More Regulation Ahead

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As those of you who have read our Blog before know, we are not fond of how a large segment of the mortgage industry has conducted itself in the last few years. Common sense went out the window in order for lenders to make huge profits under the guise of helping borrowers obtain more housing opportunities. Unfortunately, it doesn't take an economics degree to see where that got us. Making bad loans because you can does not mean you should. And, originators making them in order to pad their in...

Montclair Real Estate-Live Amongst The Trees

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If you have ever exited highway 13 in Oakland and driven through the hills of Montclair, you have seen first hand why Montclair real estate is so desireable. Montclair was actually developed before Oakland was founded, although many of the homes are contemporaries now. The architecture in Montclair is a mix of contemporary, ranch homes, craftsman bungalows, shingled cottages and other types. Montclair is home to several species of trees, but the eucalyptis is probably the largest and mos...

Things to Think About When Selling Your Own Home in Fort Wayne Indiana

Courtney Bontempo posted this 1,275 Views

Selling your own home can be a very gratifying experience. If you have the time and expertise I as a Realtor have no ill will against you. I personally don't prospect For Sale By Owners, unless my services are requested. With that being said I would like to try and educate those who do FSBO, so that they and their family members don't put themselves into unnecessary danger. The sad but true world, that we live in today, makes it nearly impossible to extinguish friend from foe. We Realtor...

Market Update - Casey Key Real Estate

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Housing inventories on Casey Key have remained relatively stable. Inventory has declined approximately 12% compared to December of 2006. There are currently 40 properties listed for sale in the Sarasota MLS. Prices range from $849,000 to $20,035,000. In addition, there are currently 14 lots for sale priced from $795k to $6,990,000. There have been two home sales in the previous two months. Below is information on these properties. 1716 Casey Key Rd.  Listed: $4,285,000 Selling Price: $3...

Wal-Mart FLW Western Division Series Bass Fishing Competition in Tri Cities Washington

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The Kentucky-based FLW Outdoors has chosen Tri City Washington for the national professional bass fishing competition, Wal-Mart FLW Western Division Series, to be held on the Columbia River. About 400 anglers will compete for the top prize of $125,000 between September 15 and September 22 garnering national media attention for the Tri Cities Wa area. The competition is scheduled for broadcast on Fox Sports, November 18 at 8am. Fishermen and women will travel from as many as 20 states, to...

100 or More Days on the Market - Why is this House on the Market for so Long?

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A common question that Buyers ask is how long a house is on the market. If it is too long, interest is lost quickly. It is a natural reaction to not be interested in something that no one else is interested in. The natural assumption is that there must be something majorly wrong with the home. But there are many reasons why a house has been on the market for a while. A very common reason is that the home was originally listed to high. When a home is first on the market, it will get a lar...

2009 Sausage Fest | Christ The King Catholic Parish and School in Richland Washington

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2009 SausageFest | Christ The King School is holding it's annual Sausage Fest on the weekend of September 18th and 19th. Hours are 5pm to 1am on Friday, and 11am to 1am on Saturday. For 31 years the Richland Washington community has enjoyed fun and games, great food, family entertainment, live music, and of course, the beer gardens. The admission is free, so come and enjoy one of the community's premiere events. Related: Tri Cities Washington Events Calendar | City of Richland Events Cale...

The Alabama Gulf Coast

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The Gulf Coast Region of the United States consists of the coastal States that border the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf States are Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida and are in the Southern Region of the United States. The majority of the Gulf Coast shoreline is in Florida and Texas with Mississippi and Alabama having the least amount of coastline. The waters along the Gulf Coast in Louisiana and Mississippi are influenced by the Mississippi Sound where massive amounts of...

Evaluating the Different Options Available for Downtown Austin Condos

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Downtown Austin real estate is growing faster than ever.  Well, maybe not ever, but more than in the last 14 years I have lived here.  The city council and the community in general is pushing for growing the downtown into a live-work area with high density, shops downstairs, and living upstairs.  The term is "multi-use" and it is pretty much pretty much the montra for Austin real estate.  There are 10+ condo projects going up in the next couple years that cate...

7 Habits of Highly Ineffective REALTORS® | Real Estate Agent Mistakes Not To Make

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There are probably scores of mistakes real estate agents can make, however, there are 7 mistakes, or bad habits, that bother me the most. Probably because I see them more that I would prefer to. Here is my list of 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective REALTORS®: 1. Tardiness, or being late for appointments. When a real estate agent shows up late for an appointment, it communicates the message that "my time is more important than your time," or "I'm too irresponsible or carele...