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  Developing websites related to real estate has been a passion of mine for some time now. Working in our industry and finding ways to use the newest technology to sell real estate really captured me like blogging has most of us on the ActiveRain network. I would like to share free tidbits here o...
Dreaming that falling real estate prices have finally brought a vacation home within reach? Could be, but read on first. After years of double-digit growth, prices in popular hot spots like the Florida Keys and Palm Beach have dropped 10 percent over the past year. Home values in beach markets li...
 Given the pervasive gloom in the face of the housing slump and sudden sharp drops in stock prices earlier this year, you might have figured it was just a matter of time before the economy would collapse like a card house. In fact, a survey last summer found that two-thirds of Americans believed ...
After intense wrangling, the Florida Legislature passed a $12 billion property tax relief plan late Monday night that lawmakers say will gain public support and help jumpstart the state's economy. Lawmakers set aside their nearly week-long standoff to pass a less ambitious tax relief plan.   Whil...
Forget the upscale remodel. You can get a whole new look for a few thousand dollars.You're longing to replace those dark oak cabinets, avocado appliances and worn countertops in your kitchen. But the $50,000 to $100,000 price of a high-end renovation and the thought of living on kung pao for thre...
ure, you order takeout three nights a week, and preparing a burger tests the limits of your culinary know-how. But that doesn't mean you don't need and deserve a spacious kitchen. After all, the kitchen has evolved from a room where food is prepared to the hub of a house, where you do everything ...
Sales are Down, WAY DOWN...The battered markets for real estate and home building still have farther to fall, according to a range of economists who spoke Wednesday at a forecast conference sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders.The economists agreed that the problems with home fi...
Sales of existing homes slowed to an annual pace of 5.04 million in September, compared with a revised 5.48 million sales pace in August, according to the National Association of Realtors. Last month's decline marks the largest since the current measure of existing home sales - which includes mul...
Call them grave dancers, vulture funds, turnaround specialists or the more euphemistic "opportunity investors." However you identify them, the deal is the same: When hyperactive real estate markets lose their sizzle, or property owners no longer can afford to hang on to their houses, well-capital...
(9/17/07) - Lee Forbes of Premier Team inc. has successfully completed the REALTOR e-PRO course to become one of a select few real estate professionals to earn the prestigious certification offered through the National Association of REALTORS.®   The REALTOR e-PROÒ certification course is an educ...

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