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Looks can be deceiving.  Would you like a home, that's not a short sale, and it has a "conforming" apartment that can be rented out? This property is zoned duplex, but it does not look like a "typical" duplex unit.  This could be a great option for someone that would like a home with some income...
01/25/2010
This past 4th quarter has been busy as compared to the previous year.  This can be attributed to the 8,000 first time home buyer tax credit, and also to the lower overall sales prices.   In December there was 442 SALES compared with December of 2008 when only 328 homes closed. Pending sales have ...
01/11/2010
My prediction.  The market is going to bounce back this spring!  Unofficial of course, but in my 8 years of selling real estate in Manatee County the colder the winter is the more people want to buy a Florida home.   Now of course, it was 32 degrees this am..  Brrrrr!!  But, that's here in Florid...
01/11/2010
So you have to sell your home, but you owe more than it is worth. Here are your options if you have to sell.IF you would rather stay in your home, but are having trouble afford the payments a loan modification should be your first step.   But, Tried to modify and the payments are still to high.  ...
12/22/2009
Where are all the foreclosures?  As I figured, there are plenty of inventory being held back as I suspected.  Here in Manatee County there are more homes that are in some phase of foreclosures than all the active, and pending homes combined. No doubt there is a shadow inventory.  In fact, our so...
12/19/2009
We have been living here in Waterlefe golf and river club since 2003 and the annual holiday golf cart parade is an event that we look forward to every year. Last year there was over 25 carts, and about 10 motorcycles, all decked out with holiday decorations, and plenty of lights. Even Santa Claus...
12/13/2009
What does it mean too the market if half (48.5%) of the homeowners with mortgages, owe more than their home's worth? With this kind of grim statistic it could be easy to get pretty down on the market, but I think it could be worse.  The Wall Street Journal's report shows the percentages of homes ...
12/13/2009
Loan Modifications with PRINCIPLE REDUCTION does not happen hardly at all.  It should, and it makes sense.  This is a good call to action, and I would support this bill.  Please spread the word if you can CONTACT CONGRESS: Support Judges Modifying Mortgages NOW! Otherwise, It's All Up to the Ban...
12/10/2009
I just withdrew a short sale listing off the market.  It was a typical short sale.  The owners were having a struggle making their payments, and then one got laid off from work.  The bill collectors start calling, and they start getting behind in the mortgage.  I meet with the owners and gave the...
12/10/2009
Wow,  My Iphone can do some amazing things!  Streaming live video will have some amazing uses when it comes to real estate.Today was a rather exciting day as I heard about Ustream releasing a new Mobile iPhone App for the iPhone & the Droid.  So what is this new Ustream Mobile app, & what is mobi...
12/09/2009
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