7 Unadvertised Facebook Features!

SEO Nick posted this 1,118 Views

    Last night while surfing the web, I came across this cool article on the lesser known features of Facebook. Here's 1 of 7. "1. Feed tweaks: Dial it up. Did you know the Friends' feed you see on the Facebook home page doesn't contain every little piece of information about what people are doing on the network? While everyone can tweak what they want published to the news feed, you too have control of what you see others doing. To adjust the feed, there's a handy set ...

Oakland First Time Home Buyers Hurt By Mortgage Meltdown

Oakland Ca Real Estate posted this 1,135 Views

In the past several months, several of the nations largest lenders have closed their doors. The ones that are still around have tightened up their standards in terms of who they lend money to, which puts home ownership out of reach for thousands of individuals. Even the below market interest rate programs have adjusted standards. Some people who were wating to pull  the trigger on purchasing, and did not have interest rate locks were suprised to learn that their interest rate h...

Southwest Florida Real Estate - Collected Ramblings

Gulf Coast Associates posted this 2,874 Views

The following are tidbits of information we've come across that may be of interest for buyers or sellers of Southwest Florida real estate. A year after the Cape Coral utility expansion project came under fire and the federal government launched an investigation, the costs for water, sewer and irrigation lines have dropped from about $22,000 to $13,690. A weakened dollar combined with the slow real estate market continues to attract foreign buyers to Florida. The state ranked #1 in ...

Finding the Right Lender for You

Skeast posted this 675 Views

As a Realtor, I constantly get calls from people wanting to own a home in the San Antonio/Fort Sam Houston, TX vicinity, but have no idea where to start. Their questions range from how much home they can afford and if so, how much they can qualify for. Here is the question you should really be asking when it comes to buying your Texas home: Can I afford NOT to buy one.  If you can afford to rent a house while during your assignment at Ft. Sam Houston, you can certainly afford ...

What is Google Pagerank?

Morgan Carey posted this 1,941 Views

According to Google Technologists PageRank Explained PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page's value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at considerably more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; for example, it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves "impo...

Get Your Buyers Agreements Signed

Ryan Ward posted this 6 1,553 Views

Do you have buyers sign a Buyer Brokerage Agreement? You should. This is more of a vent and you can look at me as an example if you aren't using an agreement before you show houses. We all know how important it is to get that agreement signed and many of us don't take the time to get it signed right away because we are afraid we are going to lose a potential sale. What if I told you that you can lose sales by not getting this agreement signed? Would that help you to get it signed? Well, t...

Sandy Springs Market Update

Ryan Ward posted this 1,191 Views

Sandy Springs, like most areas around the country has seen a slowdown in home sales compared with the same time last year. I though it would be a good time to compare the numbers from June and July of 2006 to the same time period this year. We use data from the First Multiple Listing Service for our reports which is the largest MLS in Sandy Springs. A quick glance of back at this time period during 2006 shows 161 sold. This same time period during 2007 shows a dramatic dr...

Naples Real Estate Sales Update - January to June 2007

Gulf Coast Associates posted this 3,145 Views

The mid year city of Naples real estate sales statistics for both homes and condominiums are listed below. Naples is considered the "Crown Jewel" of Southwest Florida's coastal cities. It is very well known for its 5th Avenue shopping, artists, world class resorts, mansions, and famous residents. Naples Sales Data Naples Home Sales Jan-Jun 2007*: 856 Closed Sales Average Sales Price - $1,057,057 Average Days on Market - 197 Price/Sq. Foot - $350.93 Naples Condo...

New Tagging on REW Blogs, organized posts, better interlinking

Morgan Carey posted this 1 2,935 Views

What took me so long? Oh I don't know, maybe it was the 50,000 other things I was working on - anyways who cares blog tags are now a reality at REW Blogs. Now users can tag their blog posts with relevant labels that allow readers of REW Blogs to find other blog posts on the system that are related quickly and efficiently. The way we have set up these tags will also significantly improve the internal link architecture of REW Blogs which is a good thing for everyone! So how do...