Richland's Alphabet Houses

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When a buyer is considering Richland Wa real estate, Richland's alphabet housing becomes the center of conversation. Richland is famous for the alphabet houses designed by Albin Pherson, the Spokane based architect commissioned by the US government during the government's development of the atomic bomb. It took Pherson about 3 months to make a blue print for Richland. By April 1943 the first house was ready even as the streets were being paved. Using lumber and the ranch style of dwelling...

Sandy Springs Homes For Sale

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Here are the Sandy Springs market statistics for the first half of 2007. The data is gathered using the Atlanta MLS, the FMLS. There are currently 504 Sandy Springs homes for sale. An additional 87 homes in Sandy Springs are either under contract or contingent. 235 homes sold during the first six months of 2007 The most expensive home sold for $3,863,000 on Winterthur Lane. The absorption rate for homes in Sandy Springs is currently just under 13 months....

International Buyers and Florida Real Estate

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A Florida study conducted by the National and Florida Associations of Realtors showed that home sales to international buyers dropped by 65% from 2005 to 2006. The report indicates there were four major reasons for the decline: The excessive increase in property insurance. The equally substantial rise in real estate taxes. More stringent border security laws that make it tougher for anyone who wishes to spend an entire season in Florida very difficult. The increase in mortgage i...

North Nanaimo Condo! $229,900

Michael Peterson posted this 1,044 Views

Fabulous "Waterdown Quay" condominiums on Long Lake! Just steps to Rutherford Mall, restaurants, recreation and Long Lake's beaches & parks. This 1060 sqft condo has all new carpet and a fresh coat of paint throughout with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms a lake view from the patio and living room

4th of July at Callaway Gardens

Wayne Long posted this 2,691 Views

Callaway Gardens is only about 30 minutes from Columbus GA and is a fun place for the whole family.   We spent the 4th of July at Callaway dancing to the swinging medallions, eating barbecue and watching the fireworks.   While there it struck me that all ages were having a great time.    There are not many places you can go where kids, teenagers, young adults, adults, and the older generation are all having a blast together.   It is probably...

Seller Down Payment Assistance Program

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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 whi...

Charlotte Golf Course Communities and Homes for Sale

Tim Baur posted this 3,958 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

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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

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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 ca...

Finally! Back from the Middle of the Pack!

Ryan Ward posted this 12 1,311 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 ci...