Bill Gates is Beating Me Out Again!

SVRPaul posted this 1,952 Views

In my blog concerning "The Next Great Real Estate Investment" posted on May 5th I highlight the benefit of investing in cheap farm land surrounding Chicago with some highlights of how much land has gone up in Iowa in the past year. I would love to say I have some power followers for my real estate advice and take credit with what Crains Business Chicago featured in their article concerning Bill Gates buying up Illinois Farmland as highlighted on July 3rd,  Hitting ...

Brentwood Hills Homes Valrico FL

brandonre posted this 1,646 Views

Brentwood Hills is a deed restricted community located in Valrico Fl it is a friendly community with lots to offer for everyone. Brentwood Hills offers several amenities which include a swimming pool, tennis courts, soccer field, and children’s playground. The association also holds many social events such as cookouts and other activities. Search Brentwood Hills homes in Valrico to find your dream home in this wonderful community.

Mortgage Industry Needs More Introspection

Gulf Coast Associates posted this 2,897 Views

Having been in the mortgage lending business for 20 years or so, we've seen a lot of things both good and bad. However, in the last couple of years the industry, as a whole, seems to have lost its way when it comes to handing out loans to under qualified borrowers. All you have to do is read a newspaper - or watch a cable business show - to be aware of the problems with predatory lending practices and skyrocketing foreclosure rates. Unfortunately, none of these issues stemmed the tide of len...

Is Inbound Link Authority Dying?

Spoken Gently posted this 10 1,041 Views

I've read in more than a few places that Google is headed towards placing less importance on inbound linking and more importance on other factors for search engine positioning. Jason L. Miller, WebProNews contributor, does a good job of compiling various resources and suggesting a multilateral approach by quoting another writer: ...a multilateral approach that includes PageRank, inbound links, subscribers, content focus, update frequency, comment numbers, numbers of friends, number of Tw...

Calgary Real Estate Stats - July 19/07 Update

Calgary Agent posted this 1 2,684 Views

   Your weekly update of Calgary Real Estate Calgary Real Estate Stats: July 01 - 17/07 Discussion: The average Calgary house price was $561,311 last week, setting another new record. This number reflects the growing number of sales of Calgary Luxury Real Estate. The average price of a Calgary condo was $313,973, a slight rise from the previous week. New Calgary listings continue to outpace sales by almost a 2:1 margin. CR...

Rules for Posting Virtual Tours from the CMLS IDX

MLS Update posted this 1,089 Views

This morning Real Estate Webmasters got an update from the Carolina Multiple Listings Service updating us on the new rules regarding the display of virtual tours in their IDX's. In the past, they had banned the display of virtual tours until they could resolve the issue of not displaying the URL of the host of the virtual tour. Their resolution is as follows: SECTION 17.1.23: VIRTUAL TOURS: An IDX Participant’s Web site may contain links to virtual tours included in the IDX Database. T...

Active Rain Banned By Google : Link spam ruins great resource

Morgan Carey posted this 11 7,713 Views

I would imaging that got everyones attention - It's not true, but it could happen and unless some changes are made, it may very well become a reality. This will be a very long post, but if you would like to see Active Rain stay in Google's good graces like I would, I think it's important that you read this. Active Rain is a social networking / blogging community that has opened it's doors and very graciously allowed it's users (Realtors and other professionals servicing the real estate ...

Austin Luxury Homes

jimolenbush posted this 3 2,842 Views

Just listed!  -  New construction luxury home in Austin, Texas  -  $1,695,000 This beautiful custom home features breathtaking panoramic views.  The home has 6 bedrooms and 6.5 baths, and it is just over 5600 s.f. per the builder's blueprints.  The home has three levels and includes an elevator.  This property is located in northwest Austin in an exclusive subdivision of similar properties.   MLS# 3133968 Call Crystal Guthrie, Realtor at 512-422-3452...

Outbound link abuse in REW Blogs

Morgan Carey posted this 3 4,729 Views

Ok, so not everyone is a search engine expert - I need to accept that, and I do, I really do. I also cannot expect people to know what is not acceptable when publishing an REW Blog unless I spell it out for them so here it goes - Unacceptable REW Blog linking practice #1: Irrelevant outbound linking I come across this one particular situation quite a bit and it just flat out bothers me. What I am referring to is the practice of hyper linking keywords within a blog post to your websites that...

Wallenpaupack Lake Estates Real Estate

Dave Kovaleski posted this 1,694 Views

Wallenpaupack Lake Estates is one of many communities in the northern region of the Poconos, but this community has a distinct advantage.  This community is strategically placed in an area where it has two of its own smaller lakes, Deer Lake and Beaver Lake and then it has Lake rights to one of Pennsylvania’s largest man-made lakes, Lake Wallenpaupack.   This clever positioning offers vacationers and full time residents a great advantage in the way of recreation.  Th...