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While everyone else is looking doom and gloom. I am running around like a cheerleader, go team go. Sales in my market are off the chart. Contract pendings have doubled over this time last year. Granted quite a few are short sales, but eventually they do get to closing. The media is even jumping o...
Swimming pools and spas on short sale properties are starting to give me grief. Just when I thought nothing else could slow down the short sale process for me, WHAM!, here comes County Code Enforcement slapping fines on bug infested swimming pools and spas. It doesn't take long for a pool or spa ...
2009 is starting off great in my market area, Riverview, Ruskin, Gibsonton, Apollo Beach & Sun City Florida. Over 206 homes have gone contract and 109 homes have closed since Jan 1, 2009. Mortgage rates are helping drive these sales as well as low home prices. Based on whats happening in January,...
We are only 22 days into 2009 and I have leased my last rental property. I have over 60 homes that I property manage. I consider this a sign that the rental market in my area is starting to get better. Rental prices tanked over the past year. Once demand exceeds supply we should start seeing rent...
Is anyone benefiting from being on homethinking.com? I was invited to join homethinking.com today. I checked out their site and found it almost impossible to find my current profile. Not sure how consumers would find me. I'm not even sure how they found any current information on me.
2009 is going to be a great year for all of us. That's my prediction and I'm sticking to it! I have read numerous articles on the Internet and in print about how 2009 is going to turn out. Not that I have a crystal ball or a direct line to the man upstairs, but based on what already happened in 2...
I have had great success lately with getting short sales approved by mortgage companies in record time. Recently, I had one approved in 10 days. I think that mortgage companies are finally getting their act together and getting short sales approved in less than 3 to 4 months. I want to thank the ...
I recently received my TRIM notice and was pleased to see that I am going to pay less in property taxes this year. Obviously Amendment 1 that was approved by voters on Jan 29, 2008 on property taxes is working. Owning a home is becoming affordable again in Hillsborough County Florida. Home prices...
This being my first BLOG on Active Rain. I would like to dedicate it to all the hard working real estate agents that are helping people buy and sell properties all over the world. I am a real estate brat. My parents have been Realtors for over 23 years. My grandfather was a real estate agent for ...