Month: October 2008

Difference Between Cost, Price and Value

The amount of money we spend on an item is the cost, price and value, right?  In the world of real estate cost, price and value are three very different terms.  Do you know the real estate difference between cost, price and value? Cost in Real Estate The cost of a home in the real estate world refers to the…

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Home Owners Jump Into the Real Estate

With talks of the approaching Greater Depression, the real estate market experts are forecasting slow sales and more foreclosures. Luckily for real estate agents, they are wrong. The National Association of Realtors projected a decline in sales again this month, but potential home owners are tired of waiting around and have decided the market is perfect for buying. Home sales…

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Staying Positive in a Negative Real Estate Market

The positive outlook you have on the real estate market will come across to your clients.  An overall positive mentality is needed especially when the market is bad. Every one has heard of the importance of a positive attitude.  Being an optimistic real estate agent is more important now than ever before.  Real estate agents need to essentially cheer up…

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A Timeline of Tampa’s Tourist Spots

You can never get enough of Tampa Bay the moment you step into the city. The rich culture and history gives you the nostalgia of going back through time and on to the future. That is what Tampa offers you. Here’s a look at the hottest tourist spots that put Tampa Bay on the map. Be prepared to take a…

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Short Sale

WHAT IS A SHORT SALE? A Short Sale occurs when a property sells for a price that is insufficient to pay back the loans secured by the property (or any other liens against the property, such as delinquent property taxes, Homeowners/Condominium Association fees, etc.), as well as standard sales closing costs. In order to complete such a sale, the Seller…

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When You Can’t Sell: Teach

Real estate professional have more to offer the world than their skills at home selling. In a real estate market where sales are few and far between, the key is to see the need and fill the need. Teaching can be a great way to supplement that bank account until the next sale comes through. The real estate agent is…

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Why You’re Not Rich

Many people assume they aren’t rich because they don’t earn enough money. If I only earned a little more, I could save and invest better, they say. The problem with that theory is they were probably making exactly the same argument before their last several raises. Becoming a millionaire has less to do with how much you make, it’s how…

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Entertainment and Your Kids

Even without conducting scientific studies and surveys, we have all come to recognize the influence of media, particularly entertainment, on our lives. What’s more troubling is that extreme violence and overtly sexual content are quite prevalent in television and movies today and some have grown quite complacent about it. But make no mistake, kids are indeed more receptive to this…

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Getting Pre-Approved

Financing a home can be a difficult process if you are not looking for the right loan for you. What you need to be concerned about is not getting the financing, but getting the right financing. You will want to look for the best terms at the lowest cost. If you want to review your financing options, you will need…

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Economic Recovery Bill

As most of you know the “Economic Recovery” bill passed today. Some are calling it “The Lobbyists’ Reward” bill because what started as a 3 page document ended up over 400 pages long! So, you can imagine how many moving parts there are to the puzzle. Some commentators have said there are even parts about the price of imported Jamaican…

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