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August 2011 Blog Posts (181)

More Americans use Smartphones

About 35 percent of Americans aged 13 and older who use mobile devices now have a smartphone, according to new data by market analysis firm ComScore. The number of people who have smartphones increased 10 percent in July to 82.2 million people.

And Google Android is taking the lead in the U.S. smartphone market.

ComScore’s data from July shows that Android devices accounted for about 42 percent of the smartphone user base in the country -- that’s up from 36 percent three months…

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Added by GLOZAL on August 31, 2011 at 5:56pm — 1 Comment

Can you get a mortgage with bad credit?

Can you get a mortgage with bad credit? That depends on how bad your credit is.

These days, most lenders won’t write a mortgage for anyone with a FICO score below 620 – that’s pretty much the standard cutoff. Some may demand a score of at least 640-660. On top of that, other factors are involved as well – a higher existing debt load, down payment or equity of less than 20 percent, or relatively low income will all cause lenders to demand a higher…
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Added by Lucy Rivera on August 31, 2011 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Investors Needed For Multiple Investment Properties..In Florida

I have been getting alot of Properties In the Central Florida Area But I also have been receiving from other

parts Of Florida..So If Anyone Is Intrested In some good Cash Flow Properties Let me know.

Contact: conquesttsi89@gmail.com

Added by Thomas Justice on August 31, 2011 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Spring buying pushed home prices up

WASHINGTON – Aug. 31, 2011 – Spring buying pushed home prices up for a third straight month in most major U.S. cities in June. But the housing market remains shaky, and further price declines are expected this year.



The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home-price index showed Tuesday that prices increased in June from May in 19 of the 20 cities tracked. Prices rose 3.6 percent in the April-June quarter from the previous quarter. Neither of those numbers is adjusted for seasonal…

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Added by Michael Chagnon on August 31, 2011 at 11:46am — No Comments

Spring buying boosts home prices in U.S. cities

WASHINGTON – Aug. 31, 2011 – Spring buying pushed home prices up for a third straight month in most major U.S. cities in June. But the housing market remains shaky, and further price declines are expected this year.



The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home-price index showed Tuesday that prices increased in June from May in 19 of the 20 cities tracked. Prices rose 3.6 percent in the April-June quarter from the previous quarter. Neither of those numbers is adjusted for seasonal…

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Added by GLOZAL on August 31, 2011 at 10:10am — No Comments

How Do I Stop The Foreclosure Process During A Cape Coral Short Sale?

Please read "The Rest of the Story" on my blog:

http://www.CapeCoralShortSales.info

thanks

Donna

Added by Donna M Bishop on August 31, 2011 at 9:26am — No Comments

2 Men Face Charges on Duping Home Owners

Two men suspected of scamming homeowners struggling to avoid foreclosure will be arraigned today in San Bernardino Superior Court on a 45-count criminal complaint.

 

Prosecutors say Stephen Andrew Easterly, 47, and Emanuel Percival, 36, defrauded at least 25 people with their Fontana business and affected more than $17 million in home loans.

"Basically, they…

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Added by GLOZAL on August 30, 2011 at 3:07pm — 1 Comment

Faith

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”

Added by Lucy Rivera on August 30, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments

7 Methods to Keeping a Positive Attitude

1. Misery Loves Company

As most of us have trouble keeping a positive attitude, one of the biggest mistakes we all make at times is sharing our troubles with others in a similar situation. Before long, the conversation turns in to story after story of negativity. If you find yourself involved in one of these “pity parties”, politely excuse yourself. These sessions are a waste of time and energy and are not at all productive. Avoid misery.

2. Poison…

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Added by Lucy Rivera on August 30, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments

A Common Cape Coral Short Sale Marketing Mistake: Your Realtor Doesn’t Make Sure That Your Home Shows Well

Please read "The Rest of the Story" on my short sale blog:

http://www.CapeCoralShortSales.info

thanks

Donna

Added by Donna M Bishop on August 30, 2011 at 10:05am — No Comments

TOP 5 Real Estate Markets Offering the Most Business

Which markets are offering the most favorable conditions for real estate professionals? Inman News recently analyzed total sales, median sales price, real estate licensee data, and REALTOR® membership counts in metro areas across the country for its latest report,"Top Markets for Real Estate Agents." 

The report shows that not all real estate professionals are seeing shrinking sales and incomes. Seven out of the 10 markets on the list had median sales prices rise year-over-year in May…

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Added by GLOZAL on August 30, 2011 at 9:38am — 1 Comment

Top 10 markets for REALTORS

No matter the state of the housing market, there are real estate professionals doing business. Despite gloomy housing and economic news at the national level, real estate agents and brokers in some markets are seeing a high dollar volume in home sales due to rising prices and relatively vibrant local economies.

Inman News examined total sales, median sales price, real estate licensee data and Realtor membership counts in dozens of metro areas across the country to develop a list of 10…

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Added by GLOZAL on August 30, 2011 at 9:32am — No Comments

Number of short sales on the rise

SEATTLE – Aug. 29, 2011 – Short sales are increasing as a percentage of home sales in many states, helping some neighborhoods and homeowners avoid the more devastating impacts of foreclosures.



Short sales – when lenders allow financially strapped borrowers to sell homes for less than their unpaid mortgage – accounted for 12 percent of home sales nationwide in the second quarter. That’s up from 10 percent in the same period last year, says researcher RealtyTrac.



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Added by GLOZAL on August 29, 2011 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
October 16, 2011  •  Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Call  today or stop by to sign up,
sponsor an agent or to donate. ~ Together we can make a difference.
    
Mary Ann Giacobbe
 914.749.2582
Maryannhl921@aol.com
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Added by Mary Ann Giacobbe on August 29, 2011 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Pending Home Sales Slip in July

AUGUST 29, 20111.  Pending home sales declined in July but remain well above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All regions show monthly declines except for the West, which continues to show the highest level of sales contract activity.

The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, slipped 1.3 percent to 89.7 in July from 90.9 in June but is 14.4…

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Added by GLOZAL on August 29, 2011 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Top 10 Fastest-Growing Real Estate Co.’s

 

Inc. Magazine recently listed the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies, based on revenue growth in a three-year period from 2007 to 2010. From that list of 5,000, 52 companies from the real estate category made it on the list.  

Here are the companies in the real estate category that topped…

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Added by GLOZAL on August 29, 2011 at 9:08am — No Comments

A Common Cape Coral Short Sale Marketing Mistake: Not Following Up On Showings

Please read "The Rest of the Story" on my short sale blog;

http://www.CapeCoralShortSales.info

Thanks

Donna

Added by Donna M Bishop on August 29, 2011 at 8:42am — No Comments

Market Comment for Week of August 29, 2011...

MARKET COMMENT Mortgage bond prices fell last week, which pushed mortgage interest rates higher. Rates started off on a bad note Monday as stocks surged higher. This negative movement continued throughout midweek as durable goods orders rose 4%, considerably stronger than the expected 1.9% increase. Stocks took a roller coaster ride and fell a bit Thursday morning, which helped support mortgage rates. Rates rebounded slightly Friday morning as Q2 GDP came in lower than…

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Added by Kenneth Bargers on August 29, 2011 at 8:42am — No Comments

THERE IS NO RIGHT OF REDEMPTION AFTER FORECLOSURE SALE IN FLORIDA - CONTRARY TO FLORIDA REALTORS ARTICLE

The Florida Association of Realtors published yesterday an article called The Basic Steps of Foreclosure, picked up from the Detroit Free Press. It lists the 7 stages of a typical foreclosure. Unfortunately, although these 7 steps may be valid somewhere – they are incorrect in Florida. In fact the last step does not exist in Florida. My thanks to Cheryl Link, Esq., General Counsel to… Continue

Added by Richard Zaretsky on August 28, 2011 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Winston Towers Sunny Isles Beach | August 28, 2011 | Sold, Pending, Active Listings Winston Towers

 SIB Realty 305-931-6931 | <a href= www.SIBRealty.com | SIB Realty Feature Properties " />

 Back To Main Page Sunny Isles…

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Added by Evelina Tsigelnitskaya on August 28, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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