New Florida Mortgage Law Signed

Gulf Coast Associates posted this 4,495 Views

With mortgage fraud continuing to rise throughout the country and the state of Florida ranking number one for its occurrence in 2005, Gov. Charlie Crist signed a new law last week intended to combat the problem. Changes in lending rules will go into effect on October 1st of this year with the goal of making the mortgage lending process more transparent. Any person, including buyers, sellers and real estate licensees will be held accountable if they are caught knowingly lying, misrepresent...

Austin Real Estate Market

jimolenbush posted this 1,748 Views

The Austin real estate market is on a roll!  According to the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight the home prices in Austin appreciated more than 10% in the first quarter alone! On Wednesday the Austin Business Journal reported that home sales in the area increased for the second month in a row.  The city had a record month of May that was up 2% from May of 2006.  The median home price was up 5% and the average days on market dropped by 7%. The job growth in ...

Part 2 - Google Spam Team Targets Real Estate Websites

Marc Rasmussen posted this 8 3,612 Views

A shot across the bow   Advanced Access is an enormous real estate website provider with around 30,000 Realtor websites. I am not up to speed on the details but apparently many or all of the Advanced Access users were penalized by Yahoo. Many of the AA users would trade links with each other and it was possibly viewed by Yahoo as one big incestuous link farm.   Advanced Access hired Greg Boser, a search engine guru, to solve their problems with Yahoo. His recommendation...

Part 1 - Google Spam Team Targets Real Estate Websites

Marc Rasmussen posted this 1,913 Views

I have been debating the last half hour on whether I should even write this article/blog post. I have recently made a few comments over at Matt Cutts’ blog about what Google has recently done and a few of my real estate peers thought it was a bit brave or stupid for being outspoken. I will take my chances and write about what is happening. Hopefully, someone can learn from this in the future. Will Google keep me in the penalty box longer? Hopefully not.   If you have any ...

Bellingham Waterfront Redevelopment

ericbadgley posted this 859 Views

Bellingham Waterfront Redevelopment   For years the Bellingham downtown was seen as an industrial area. With heavy industry dominating much of the waterfront there was little room for development. This, however is a situation that has changed. The revitalization of the Bellingham waterfront is underway! In 2005 the Port of Bellingham purchased a significant package of land along the waterfront with the purpose of converting it into a multi-faceted community incorporating light in...

Great Investments starting at $89,900

Michael Peterson posted this 757 Views

Centrally located large one and two bedroom units. The area offers recreation, parks nearby and is conveniently located on the bus route. Excellent investment opportunity or a great way to enter into the market for a first time home buyer. All measurements are approximate and to be verified if important.

Home with suite! $294,900

Michael Peterson posted this 659 Views

A Great bargain in this price range and area! This home has some updates and features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths plus a 1 bedroom suite that has a great tenant. The home has large bright rooms with some newer laminate flooring just to mention some of the updates. The kitchen is big and bright and so is the Family room off of it. The Dinning and Living rooms are also on this level and there is a air tite wood stove that heats the entire home. The yard is fenced and nicely landscaped with mature f...

2 year old ocean view home! $299,900

Michael Peterson posted this 698 Views

This 2 year old Ocean view home boast a large 14 X 20 deck. This custom built home is finished on both levels and offers 8 years remaining on the New Home Warranty. Upstairs is tastefully decorated with maple cabinets, laminate and ceramic tile flooring. There are 3 large bedrooms and a den with the Master Bed having a 4 piece en suite. The other bathroom upstairs is also 4 pieces. The bright upper floor is complemented with 2 skylights, and there is plenty of room in the large kitchen and e...

Waterfront condo! $249,900

Michael Peterson posted this 656 Views

Beautiful Waterdown Quay Complex right on the lake and centrally located to all amenities. The elegant foyer of this unit is only the beginning of this 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom condo. The Master bedroom has plenty of room if you want to set up a home office or reading area. Enjoy the tranquil setting while sitting in your cozy living room with the gas fireplace. The oak kitchen is bright and offers a breakfast nook, or if you are entertaining the separate dining room is spacious and bright. ...

Bellingham MLS: search the bellingham multiple for homes and condos

ericbadgley posted this 1,009 Views

Bellingham MLS has one of bellingham's best map search.  You can choose from a standard search, best for slow conections.  Or you can try our new Map search.  It works really well.  You can search the bellingham mls for all homes, condos and land.  We have all listings from every major company in Bellingham, these company's post there listings in the MLS so every agent in whatcom county can sell their listings.  You can eve...