Kennewick Washington Annexation

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The Kennewick Wa City Council acknowledges that rapid development in the area justifies the need for additional services to the region. With the increase in residency that most often is taking place in areas outside of the city boundaries, due to less restrictive zoning requirements and more economically viable housing, has created “fringe areas.” The development of these areas can, if not monitored, lead to increasingly complex administration, with the likelihood of ineffective and costly d...

YOU CAN AFFORD TO RETIRE IN FLORIDA: CHECK THIS OUT

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Thinking about retiring to Florida but not sure you can afford it? Check this out --- We have a cute and affordable one bedroom, one and a half bathroom first floor condo in a West Palm Beach gated community for sale for just $65,000! This is a 55+ community with full amenities including swimming pool, tennis, a clubhouse with exercise room and a community shuttle bus. The condo is fully furnished with a king sized bed in the master plus night tables and dresser, dining room ta...

Update on the VA North Springfield Real Estate Market in Virginia

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Real Estate in North Springfield VA & Virginia Homes for Sale It is generally  known that the North Springfield VA real estate market has been in transition the past 18 months.  How have the Springfield real estate sales fared compared to a year ago and to the rest of Fairfax County.  Have home sales increased?  Have prices come down?  In general the peak of the market for the region was the summer/fall of 2005.  Since then buyers and sellers have been n...

How much is a 1BR Condo in Arlington VA in Clarendon or Ballston?

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Market Values for Condos in Arlington VA I've noticed in the last 2 weeks the emergence of a new market value for 1 bedroom condos in Arlington VA on the orange line in Clarendon, Ballston & Courthouse.  What used to be in the low $400,000s may now be worth in the upper $300,000s.  Here are some recent Arlington condo listings--some of them in my favorite buildings such as Continental, Odyssey and 1800 Wilson. What is interesting is that 2 of them are in Odyssey--in my...

Oakland's Fox Theatre is Being Rehabbed

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The Fox Theatre is a 3800 seat theatre that originally opened as a cinema in 1928. After several unsuccessful ventures, it closed in 1970 and has remained vacant ever since. There were several efforts to demolish it, but over the years it has managed to remain intact. The building's status as a historical landmark is most likely the reason it's still there. Luckily soon it wiil be restored and will no longer be the eye-sore on Telegraph ave that it was for so many years. There ...

NAR or is it the Real Estate Agents Fault?

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There is actually a really good blog post that was posted by Ryan Ward, a REALTOR in Atlanta Georgia titled "NAR to Blame for Third Party Real Estate Listing Websites" and has probably had the most attention I've ever seen on a Real Estate Webmasters blog. One such comment, posted by Jennifer Mackay, a REALTOR in Panama City Florida really brought new light to the subject. Jennifer makes a great analysis --- "I feel the fault lies mostly with agents who have not a...

Today in the Tri-Cities of Washington State

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The Area Climate In the southeastern portion of Washington that the Tri-Cities area is in, the climate is mostly a desert climate where vegetation must survive on typically seven to eight inches of rainfall each year. However, with that lack of rain comes the 300 days of sunshine that the Tri-Cities experience each year, though significant winds can crop up. Snow does occur but is largely a seldom occurrence as temperatures range from 10 degrees to 110 degrees. Because of the significan...

Berkeley Real Estate | The RICO Disclosure: How Berkeley Ca Is Leading The Way In Energy Conserva...

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Berkeley California has been an icon for progressive change for years, and the RICO ordinance is another reflection of this. This law reinforces the city's commitment to being a model for energy conservation. RICO stands for Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance (city of Berkeley ordinance 6099), and it's meant to ensure that anyone buying real estate in Berkeley is informed of their duty to comply with the energy conservation efforts of the city. Under the ordinance, the respons...

Art Foundry at Atlantic Station

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I have a client who has a condo in Midtown Atlanta who just received her new tax bill with an amazing assessment of property value. Her condo is located in the Art Foundry at Atlantic Station. We have had the condo on the market for almost a year minus the holiday season at the end of 2006. Somehow the city of Atlanta, in its infinite wisdom, has appraised the property for far more than the actual value of the property. So, the statistics for this entry will be used for a few things; so...

The Irony of the Bay Area Real Estate Market: Prices Up But Sales Down

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It's interesing to see how the Bay Area real estate market is acting right now. According to Dataquick, the median Bay Area home price rose over 6% in April, even though sales are down significantly. It seems a bit odd, but our market hasn't been very "typical" at all in recent years. Normally we would expect prices to be falling slightly along with sales activity, but the opposite seems to be happening. I think it may suggest that there are less buyers overall right now, but there's sti...