Forbes.com Names Best + Worst Public High Schools

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"We have the worst public schools in the nation" isn't something you would expect to hear from your real estate agent, neighbors or even the local school district itself.  To help separate fact from fiction, Forbes.com / Forbes Magazine recently conducted a comprehensive national study of public high schools to identify which counties provide the best return on their investment when it comes to public education.     A total of 97 counties were evalu...

Historic Downtown Kennewick Project to Highlight the Kennewick General Hospital

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The Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership is welcoming Commissioner Wanda Briggs, Kennewick General Hospital Board President; Glen Marshall, CEO and Teresa Long, Director of Marketing on Friday, September 7th at 8 am as they discuss the future of the hospital and the financing plan for the expansion with the downtown business and property owners. This is an opportunity for the downtown businesses to hear first hand the hospital’s goals and objective with not only the new hospital, but the ...

Real Estate Tax Certificate | Real Estate Tax Lien Certificate: An Overview

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A potential investor is always on the look out for the best and the safest place to make a profitable investment. A good investment should necessarily be one which is supported by the government, pays incredibly high returns and offers sufficient security. And for those young prospective investors who are on the hunt for investment opportunities, tax lien investing is perhaps, the top solution! For those unaccustomed to the term, a tax lien could be broadly defined as a lien that is impo...

Oakland Real Estate Agents: Short Sale or No Short Sale?

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By now every Oakland real estate agent knows what a short sale is, because we are seeing record numbers of them. If you are a real estate agent and you started your career less than four or five years ago, then it is very possible that you didn't even know what a short sale was until recently. Unfortunately, today short sales are simply a reality if the business and the market that we are in. From the perspective of a real estate agent, a short sale is much more of a riskier edeavor. In a...

How To Insert An Image | Real Estate Blog Image Insertion 101

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I enjoy inserting images into my blog entries (as well as web pages) to break up text, hyperlink to other sources, and just plain, it looks cool! As a consequence, I am often asked how image insertion is accomplished. I am no expert, but know enough to pass along a rudimentary understanding of how image insertion works, plus I can recommend a few resources for further study. We also have a how-to on hyperlinking images, as well. The easiest way for me to show you how to insert an image is...

Westfield to Cut Property Taxes

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The good news:  Westfield real estate owners will pay a lower tax rate in 2008. The bad news:  Because the assessed value in Westfield has gone up, most residents will not see a big change in their tax bill. In an almost unheard of move these days, Westfield actually lowered the property tax rate.  This could actually be a turning point for Westfield.  Westfield has typically had a very high tax rate compared to some of its other Hamilton County neighbors.  Th...

Live Nanaimo!

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Nanaimo is becoming one of the most popular places to live, work, and play on Vancouver Island. This trend is due to Nanaimo’s comfortable climate, flourishing job market, and affordable real estate. Many young families are also choosing the city for its excellent school system, and expanding facilities at Malaspina University-College. Not to mention the senior population look to retire to our island paradise. The Harbour City is well connected to the lower mainland and internat...

$2.1 Million Luxury Home for $150.00 - Try your Luck!

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Looking for a luxury, $2.1M home with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, Chef's kitchen, infinity pool, new appliances and more but only have $150.00 to spend?   You might be in luck! Before you grab your checkbook, call the moving company and head out West to enjoy fine California living and some of the best Marin county real estate available, you should know that there is a slight catch! The not-for-profit organization Community Action Marin is holding a raffle t...

The Libor and Adjustable Rate Mortgages

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There is a good article in today’s Wall Street Journal on the Libor, London interbank offered rate. Why should you be concerned? Many adjustable rates mortgages (ARM) here in the U.S. are indexed to the Libor and despite the Federal Reserve’s recent cut in short term rates, the Libor has continued to rise. The article gives a great explanation on why the Libor has continued to rise and what the consequences might be. If you have an ARM that’s indexed to the L...

Pasco Real Estate and the McNary National Wildlife Refuge

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One of the major draws to Washington’s beautiful Tri-Cities area, for both real estate opportunities as well as tourism, is the wide variety and abundance of natural attractions to be found there. The Tri-Cities community of Pasco is home to many of these wonders, including the McNary National Wildlife Refuge. Although this beautiful refuge spans a large portion of the whole Tri-Cities area, it is considered to, in a sense, “belong” to Pasco because of its proximity to and accessibility f...