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Mark Nash over at BrokerAgentNews.com wrote an article titled "What's In, What's Out with Homebuyers in 2007". Here are a few of his "Ins" that I agree with....Savvy buyers. With interest rates historically low and pent-up demand from a soft year in 2006, the deals and lack of frenzy won't last l...
12/23/2006
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View a geographical greeting to activerain by following this link. See how many buildings across the world you recognize.Many of the letters for this greeting were found by spending endless hours in a basement hunched over a computer looking at Google Maps. (Think of Jack Nicholson's character fr...
12/22/2006
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Looking for an escape from your real estate world? Check out Saint Paul, Minnesota resident Vince Flynn's newest novel, Act of Treason. Vince is a friend of mine that I met while attending the University of St. Thomas. Now, Vince is a successful author of 8 novels. The novels have been best selle...
12/15/2006
Igglo, is a Finnish company that lets potential buyers earmark houses that aren't for sale.The Finnish company has photographed every building in Helsinki, and plans to do the same in other towns. These photographs are combined with satellite images and maps. They list each property, not just tho...
12/12/2006
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My market area is Minnesota's Douglas County which is in west central Minnesota (I live in Alexandria which is 2 hours Northwest of the Twin Cities). For 2006, the average sale price for Seasonal and Residential homes was $201,098. It would be interesting to hear from others about your market ave...
12/11/2006
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Loopnote launched in private beta today. It is a service that allows users to join groups and receive regular information updates from the moderator of that group. Say you're in a band or you own an museum. You can use Loopnote to alert people about an upcoming exhibit. It works simply: Create a ...
12/10/2006
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There is now a group for activerain Rotary Members.Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians b...
12/10/2006
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Wikipedia was featured on CBS Sunday Morning today. I had never searched for REALTOR within Wikipedia so I decided to open my laptop to check it out."The MLSs are to residential real estate what NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange are to securities" is part of theĀ  entry about 'REALTOR' Wikipe...
12/10/2006
A company called Six Apart, founded by Ben and Mena Trott, offers a simple solution for blogging called TypePad. It is simple but there are also many advanced features available. You can try it free for the first 30 days by clicking the image I have inserted. You can add a one click link for your...
12/09/2006
Gmail now allows you to check mail from your other accounts. The new feature is called Mail Fetcher and it allows users to access non-Gmail email accounts from within the Gmail interface. If you have a Yahoo email account, and a work email account, etc., you can simply access that email from with...
12/09/2006
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