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Imagine your boat here!   Updated tastefully throughout.   Great location near the white sandy beaches This is truly heaven on earth! Not a Short Sale.Waterway Luxury Condominiums has everything a person could want and the view is incredible. The property has a pool, spa, exercise room, pool room...
10/05/2009
The home loan industry has been steadily resisting giving homeowners any principal reduction breaks throughout this real estate inferno.The government has been all over it to do mortgage modifications at a reasonable clip in an effort to keep the foreclosure epidemic from getting out of control. ...
10/05/2009
We were splashing about in the pool.  My son is not quite swimming yet, so we have to watch him carefully,  The pool we were using at our club is outside, and there are a number of coconut palms around.  One game we with the kids is fetching baby coconuts as a diving game. My daughter is quite a ...
09/30/2009
10213 Discovery Terrace, in Waterlefe Golf and River Club is the Perfect home for someone seeking a great deal in Florida for a  Boating and Golf Course community.   This is the perfect home on the perfect lot.  The buyers had their pick of the street, and choose this lot for the superior view, a...
09/30/2009
The first time home buyer tax credit will expire on November 30. With Thanksgiving that week it might as well be a week earlier. Typical F.T.H.B. are getting financing through FHA, VA, or USDA. These type of loans will usually take 45 days to close, if there is no major issues with the borrower. ...
09/17/2009
  Sales are up in Manatee County. Inventory is down 35% down from last year.  The listing inventory in certain neighborhoods has dropped even more. Here's why...(my opinion of course....)   1.  Federal income tax credit  This is stimulating the entry level price ranges.  In my market this is 50,...
09/15/2009
I have now have closed a lot of short sales in the past three years. My words of wisdom for buyers, and sellers who are considering a short sale.  Short sales can be a great deal typically selling for 10-20% below current market value. BUT, they have a tendency to frustrate buyers, and sellers in...
09/09/2009
A sign of a recovery, or just a blip from the 8,000 dollar tax credit?? Here are the changes that I am seeing in my local market. comparing today to a year ago.  I am curious to see if anyone else is experiencing the same effects?  It feels like the tax credit is working like the "CASH FOR CLUNK...
09/04/2009
In the past three years I have been forced to become an expert doing short sales.  Right now over half my business is dealing with short sales.  One common frustration comes up time and time again. Here is a typical scenario. A family owns a home that was bought at the peak of the market, or refi...
08/10/2009
Today's news about the big upswing in the stock market, and the 20 percent increase in sales confirms what i have seen in the last month.  Sales locally have been brisk, and the traffic to my listings has really picked up.  This is of course "peak season", so I hope that this trend will continue ...
03/23/2009
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