Referencing this article, Seth asks: The shared belief about real estate might be in danger. The facts changed this month for the first time. The question that those that market real estate have to answer is this: will people treat a bounce in real estate the way that they think about a drop in the stock market (a chance to profit) or will it lead to a long-term reevaluation of what it means to own a house?My prediction - absolutely. Owning a house means owning a place to live - people will pay attention to intrinsic value more than they have … [Read more...] about What will the shift do to real estate consumers’ psychology?
Archives for August 2007
As my monthly quarterly newsletter is not slated to go out for a couple of weeks, consider this a notification to my clients with gas heat: From one of the home inspectors I use frequently: I wanted to pass along some information regarding the CSST gas tubing used in many homes throughout our area (it's in my home too) Some of you or your clients may have this in their homes, and I would recommend forwarding this link on to them so they may take the neccesary action.Â The deadline to submit a claim is fast approaching (September 5, 2007) and … [Read more...] about Have gas? Here’s a lawsuit
With relative frequency, I am asked to give to various charities; most often I give as much as I can. Last week I was invited to be "Locked Up" for Muscular Dystrophy. This is something I remember my dad doing when I was a kid (and he was the Realtor), so I guess this is a sign of adulthood, something I have never quite been prepared for. In short, I am going to be "locked up" at the Downtown Omni at 10am on 1 November of this year. Taking a cue from Todd's recent drive for the March of Dimes, I'll offer a RealCentralVA t-shirt to the first … [Read more...] about Helping out a good cause – Charlottesville Muscular Dystrophy Association
Smoking is bad and may be banned in Virginia restaurants, among other places. Solution? A smokeless tobacco push. There is a market in everything. Accepting and adapting to change is how successes are made. Witness the shift to FHA loans (more). … [Read more...] about There is a flip side to everything
Yesterday blogspot was down. Now Google and Google Apps.?! Shame I run my jduncanrealestate.com email through them. Update: They're back up. What's the backup strategy if Google goes away? They've already lied about "unlimited storage".Â Does Yahoo offer a similar solution? They offer "unlimited storage". Technorati Tags: google … [Read more...] about Google down?
Seen in a new listing's agent remarks: The (Relocation Company's) Addendum to contract of sale and Inspection Acknowledgement are an integral part of said contract. Primacy prefers the same closing agent represent both the Seller and Buyer (Title company's name removed)and ask that thew [sic] Buyer's agent does not contact or open title with another title company or closing attorneyI wonder if the buyers know that the relocation company (the seller) is requesting that the buyer not have their own representation at closing. The Charlottesville … [Read more...] about Go to hell, relo company
From Lifehacker: Email you receive that isn't spam... And isn't personal mail. It's the middle class of email. It's notifications of a new post to your Facebook wall or a new follower on Twitter. It's the Google alert for your name and the newsletter from your favorite company.Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Alerts, Newsletters that don't offer RSS feeds, Pownce notifications, automailings from the MLS so I know what my prospects are seeing ... the list is seemingly endless If only there were an aggregator for all the various social networking … [Read more...] about Bacn!