Seller Down Payment Assistance Program

Gulf Coast Associates posted this 3,844 Views

In the last few weeks, all of the seller funded down payment assistance programs have ceased operations in order to comply with the IRS Revenue Ruling 2006-27 that ruled that providing seller funded down payment assistance was not a chartable activity. The IRS is now making full efforts to revoke the 501c3 status of these non-profit organizations. In order to fill the void created by this action for low to moderate income buyers needing help, an alternative is the Grant America Program wh...

Charlotte Golf Course Communities and Homes for Sale

Tim Baur posted this 3,615 Views

Ok, so I don't work all the time. One of the greatest things about being a real estate agent is getting to play tons of golf  Charlotte has so many awesome golf course communities and the weather allows for year round play. Luckily,  the last few years I've been able to score tickets to the Wachovia Championship played at Quail Hollow CC here in Charlotte. I'm still in awe of how far Tiger Woods can hit a drive!!  Home prices in golf course communities start from...

Las Vegas Real Estate Futures

SVRPaul posted this 2,362 Views

It's not too hard to pick up something from the media and hear doomsday news about the real estate industry. Generally, the media picks up a story from a heavily speculated real estate market such as Arizona, Florida or Las Vegas real estate and pinpoints a story of a homeowner that paid too much money for their real estate in 2005. Now the prices have gone down  resulting in the homeowner losing valuable equity and their great investment in real estate not being such a g...

The Columbia River Exhibition

Spoken Gently posted this 966 Views

The Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science, and Technology (CREHST) in Richland is an interesting repository of information regarding the Columbia basin and adjacent regions. Many multi dimensional exhibits comprising physical activities and interactive displays involving onlookers are featured here. This center traces the history of the region from the time when rudimentary forms of irrigation were developing down to the emergence of the nuclear era. It is a fascinating journey c...

Finally! Back from the Middle of the Pack!

Ryan Ward posted this 12 1,104 Views

This will be a short post, but, I am just so relieved that my website has finally returned from the penalty levied by Google. I have learned a valuable lesson that will not be forgotten. Never again will I engage in reciprocal linking schemes set out with the sole intention of gaining improved ranks in the search results. I made some improvements to my Atlanta real estate website since I had the extra time. One feature that I am excited about is the addition of Google maps to all of the c...

Nashville Home Renovation and Custom Builds

Gary Ashton posted this 1,409 Views

  Nashville Home Renovation The market for home renovation is huge. The last 5 years have seen an explosion in the do it yourself craze of room make overs and advice from interior designers. If you are in the situtation where you already live in a $1 million home and you feel you've out grown it or you need a change then an option is to look at adding that extra bedroom or bonus room. The concept is quite simple really. Add another bay to your existing 3 car garage or raise ...


Weiss Clawson posted this 1,156 Views

If you are interested in buying a home in Palm Beach Gardens'/West Palm Beach's Ironhorse Country Club, there are some very good values on the market today. Both prices and the number of homes declined significantly when comparing the first six months of sales for 2007 versus 2006. Between January and June 2006 a total of 10 homes were sold.  The measure we use to compare sales is "dollars per square foot."  During the first six months of 2006 the average dolla...

Why Isn't My Florida Home Selling?

Gulf Coast Associates posted this 2,737 Views

Home sales are sluggish, prices are dropping, but buyers still are not making the move! What's up? The number one reason is price - this one is very obvious. Many Southwest Florida sellers still don't accept that the boom of 2005 is over! The days of buyers standing in line to make offers passed with more than a whimper - it was an explosion. So, if your agent and the data say the home is too high - if you truly want to sell you need to lower your price to be more in line with what the marke...

Copper Ridge Valrico FL

brandonre posted this 2,665 Views

Beautiful well kept home features split bedroom plan,  4 bedrooms 2 bath. At the end of the day kick back in your wonderful sunroom which features tiled flooring, ac, cable hookup, and ceiling fan which makes a great room  for entertaining. Home has 1865 SF which does not include the sunroom. Search more Copper Ridge homes. Great price listed at $223,900    

Indianapolis New Homes - Buying Advice

Indy Realtor posted this 1,760 Views

Unlike other parts of the country and years past, it is NOT wise from an investment point of view to be one of the first people to buy in a new home neighborhood in Indianapolis.  As a matter of fact, you could really end paying up the price if the builder is not meeting their initial rosy projections and start offering crazy incentives to move houses.  Indianapolis new home builders are renowned for offering things like: free basements, free sunrooms, free granite, etc.&nbs...