Monday, January 31, 2011

Real Estate Foreclosures Listing

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Have you a been ignoring the warning letters and telephone calls from your

bank? If you are, you may find yourself in the middle of a foreclosure

crisis. What will you do? Where you will live? Can you afford to move?

Before you let fear take over, it is important to know that foreclosures

can be stopped. Although this process is not easy, it can be done.

It is advised that you speak with your financial lender as soon as you find

yourself experiencing financial difficulties. For example, when you get

laid off or fired from your job, schedule an appointment to meet with your

lender and develop a plan, before any problems arise. At the very least,

communication should be made when you start receive intent to foreclosure

notices. Even if you have a sign on your home stating that the foreclosure

process has officially begun, you can still talk to your financial lender.

In this instance, the sooner you do so the better.

As for why you should talk to your financial lender, even at the last minute,

they want to avoid foreclosure as much as you do. Often times, lenders lose

a considerable amount of money on the sale of foreclosure homes. If you can

prove that your financial troubles are only temporary, your lender may give

you a reprieve. They may stop the foreclosure proceedings for you. As for

what can lead to this, you or your spouse getting a second job can help.

If you are dealing with a locally owned and operated bank, which you have been

a loyal customer of, it is important to outright ask what can be done. Offer

suggestions yourself, if you do not receive them. Could you continue making

all future mortgage payments on time, but develop a payment plan for your past

due amount? Can you only pay interest for the time being? Can you be given

time to sell your home, as opposed to simply just losing it? These are all

important questions that you should ask.

Another way that foreclosures can be stopped, in most states, is with a

declaration of bankruptcy. However, this step is one that should not be made

on a whim. It is first important to meet with an attorney specializing in

bankruptcy. If you file for bankruptcy will the foreclosure proceedings stop?

Can you make it so that your home is not considered an asset in bankruptcy

proceedings? If so, this is the avenue that you may want to take. However,

since bankruptcy can negatively influence your credit, it should only be used

as a last resort.

Before you take any action with the hopes of stopping foreclosure, you need to

closely examine the situation at hand. For starters, would you like to get out

from under your property? If it is a money-pit that needs constant repairs, it

might just be easier to go the route of foreclosure or even outright allow

your bank to sell the property. If you want to keep your home, make sure that

you can honestly do so. It is recommended that you take forty percent of your

income and apply that towards your living expenses, this includes mortgages and

taxes. If this isn’t possible for you to do, the avoidance of foreclosure now

may result in the process starting again in a few months.

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Home at last. The drive from Marlton to Berlin down 73 was horrible. I don't think
I went over 30 mph the whole way.
Leaving for settlement on our Berlin Boro listing on Rondon Ave.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Well that was the last Wednesday night run from 144, just me and Dave Stewart. Looking forward to starting at the new store next week
The one that can make a 10+ mph head wind worst then it already is, mix in some hale with it, talk about stinging the face
On my way to the last Wednesday night group run to start at 144
Heading to the office to meet with clients to sign contracts

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Congressman Ryan I am ok with you having your own opinionS, no matter how stupid they maybe, but Congressman you can NOT have your own facts!
Here come the tears
The Speaker doesn't look to happy right now
We need the fastest, most reliable ways to move people, goods, and information—from high-speed rail to high-speed Internet.
We shouldn’t just give our people a government that’s more affordable. We should give them a gov't that’s more competent & efficient. SOTU
Heading out for a quick run before dinner.
"The road to success is always under construction."Arnold Palmer
Break out the "Tommy Bahama" we're having a HEAT WAVE... Going up to a balmy 42 degrees today!

Monday, January 24, 2011

1 offer successfully negotiated, 3 still working on and a possible 5th coming. Busy Monday, feels like old times.
Well done & well said Sen Sweeny
Busy ,busy Monday. Working on & negotiating 4 offers while getting ready for a settlement on Friday

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mendenhall is just unstoppable
Had a great Open House today! Looks like we are getting an offer from one of the buyers that stopped in today.
Shocking..the Packers are a 3 1/2 point favorite in Chi-town today.
The Open House signs are up. 5lbs sledge hammer 6, frozen ground 0. There isn't much a 5 lbs hammer can't fix.
Holy Crap, it is sooooo COLD!!
Heading out to put up Open House signs should be interesting with the ground frozen like concrete

Saturday, January 22, 2011

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing." Einstein.
Meeting a buyer in Cedar Brook to look a great deal on a Bank Owned foreclosure
Big win for Nova-Nation
Choices..Go for a run outside or the elliptical inside? I am going to whimp out and hit the elliptical in a nice and cozy 70 degrees inside.
Brrrrrrr..14 degrees and a tile floor in the powder room, not a good combo

Consdirations to Make When Building a House

To own a home is always a dream for many people . Financial matters which may hinder us from acquiring this particular dream house may appear . For this kind of predicament, you may find some useful secured home loans which may help you to achieve this dream. Aside from money, you might also want to consider other things .

Planning should be done much earlier before building a house . Planning is very important especially the things that will be doing in the house . Planning the size of the house can be a good starting line . Do you want to have many bedrooms or do you want to have a big parking space or do you want to have a garden on your backyard . A bigger family may need a bigger space for the house . Whether for sleeping or for just hanging out, a bigger space may be needed for the whole family .

After that, you can now think of its style and decorations . This may depend on your personal preference. You may want it classic or modern or little like the houses in the suburbs. Ideas of your family or your ideas may now be used . Its location can affect its style and design . You may want different colors so you will have to talk about it and decide as a family. You may have differences but the point is you are making your own house together.

If you have searched for secured home loans and have picked the best deal, you may proceed to other considerations which you will have to make. You might want to think about ventilation. Which part of the house would you to put the windows? If you are going to have a heating or cooling system, you might want to start looking for companies that would give you wider options about this matter. Another factor which you might want to think about is the appliances and lighting system that you would like to put in your house. Do you want to have a lot of appliances in the house? Or would you want to save energy and just have a few appliances, the ones that are really needed?

These are just a few considerations that should be made and there are many other things to thinks about. If you find the best loan among all the secured home loans offered by many companies, you might wan to enjoy this experience with your family.
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Monday, January 17, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Put up or shut up, no need for Ryan and the Jets to Shut up quite yet.
So I show up for my open house,I am locked out.find an unlocked window & a ladder to get in and greet the 2 couples waiting to see the house

Solar Energy Lighting

Lighting is necessary to everyone. When the solar goes down we count on the lights to be only a click away. Sometime we might make the most of our lighting and miss it when it's out. Lighting is utilized in many various ways. You can have completely different wattage bulbs of your lighting in addition to different colors. Your lighting source could also be a lamp, an overhead gentle, a porch light and a flash light, just to call a few. Mild can be taken with us or left behind. The supply that powers your gentle is what this article is about. Study indoor and outdoor lighting using solar energy and methods you can get one of these lighting.

Indoor Lighting

Some really great concepts for indoor photo voltaic lighting embrace utilizing it inside your sheds, gazebos, garages, or inside your home. You needn't consistently change delicate bulbs. The set up is easy and your repairs is minimal. You might want to set up a photo voltaic panel that can receive most likely the most doable daylight in your area. That is it. Take pleasure in your lighting system all by way of the night. You have to to find a photograph voltaic panel that's proper for the size of developing you will be offering gentle to. As soon as your indoor lighting has been put in you will be able to use the lighting every night time and day. Throughout the day you would not need it besides on cloudy days. Throughout the night time time you have to have enough vitality from the solar power to remaining you through the night. It's changing into the latest in lighting barns on farms as properly as a result of there isn't a wiring wanted to get lighting out to the barn.

Outside Lighting

When you are exterior in the course of the day you won't need a lot light but at evening you will recognize the lighting that you've got put in utilizing photo voltaic power. There are several types of outdoor lighting using solar energy; flood lights, pond or pool lights, backyard lights, submit lights, spot lights, security lights, solar flag lights and sign lights. In case you have a pool or pond in your yard that you like so as to add lighting to it is easy to do and there are a number of choices to select from as far as the design and shape. Everybody desires an eye fixed catching yard that has been well taken care of and now your efforts can be reflected at night. In case you display a flag out in your yard individuals only see it at night time, till now. Add your flag to a stand that is photo voltaic powered so it can be seen in any respect times. If your yard is too darkish invest in safety lighting that will work even when the facility is off and trees are down. When the sun is out you're sure to have mild at night.

The mild glow from solar energy lights calm and relax. They aren't vivid and in your eyes however they're eye catching. Investing in solar power lighting is a great economical and sensible various that can be very affordable.

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Buying A House Subsequent To Bankruptcy

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Have you been through a bankruptcy or foreclosure? You might wonder if you still will be able to find a home loan. You might as well be wondering if buying home after bankruptcy is a good idea for you.
Despite the fact that bankruptcy or foreclosure can make your mortgage loan authorization difficult, it is in spite of everything possible to get accepted. In actuality there have been additional and additional, bad home loans coming available all the while.

Current governmental and lending programs are focusing more on helping folks with poor credit in acquiring a house subsequent to bankruptcy or foreclosure.

This is going on frequently since bankruptcies continue to be on the rise plus there are an increasing number of individuals with bad credit who seek home financing.

Just to give you a bit of an outline here are a few very good factors to think about after bankruptcy buying home:

Boost your credit rating: When you make your payments in a timely manner, you will be able to increase your credit score. Once your pre-payment penalty is done, you should be able to refinance your credit loan for a much smaller interest rate.

Subsequent to your bankruptcy has been for passed 2-3 years, you ought to have a much less difficult time qualifying for a smaller rate of interest home loan.

You will be able to own an asset. If you're now renting a home then you are utterly throwing your month to month payments away. Why not just purchase a home, over time, its value will increase and also you are working your way towards owing an asset.

After you have bought the house, as soon as six months or so later on, you could be able to get a equity loan on your home and consolidate any debt which you might have since your bankruptcy or debt that may not be a part of your bankruptcy.

Taxes and student loans is not going to be discharged in a bankruptcy. You may also wish to use the extra cash to put money into a small business venture or for required home improvement.

It is very tempting to buy an new house, fresh car, do some renovations, etc., after bankruptcy discharge you haven't any debt left. You will probably feel such as you can have the funds for a larger home payment because of the financial incident for which you have.

But it is not that easy so here are some factors to consider prior to committing yourself to a brand new home payment.
Early Payment Penalty: This penalty is frequently roughly 6 months worth of mortgage payments. And frequently lasts from 2-3years. As soon as you autograph those mortgage papers you absolutely have to make those repayments. If you don't have the total amount for the pre-payment penalty in savings, you are locked into making the payments or losing the house.

The 2 Year Mark. Keep at heart with the aim of following 2-3 years from your time of this bankruptcy discharge, home loans will be a great deal less difficult to acquire. By means of a tiny down payment, you could still be capable of obtain a home loan with no pre-payment penalty.

So, if you are within 6 months roughly from your two year mark. It might be clever to wait it out and have additional mortgage loan options.

Borrowing Excessively: This can be the most typical error that we usually get into. If you do choose to purchase a home, purchase one that you know you are going to be able to pay for. Never max yourself out on credit, existing just up to the edge of your wages.

In case your earnings unexpectedly drop, you will need to make sure that you can still manage to pay for your house expense. Be conservative by the amount house you need to buy.

Nearly all of us always are convinced bankruptcy is the end of our credit life. But do not fret since I know some people which have been into bankruptcy but have been in a position to rise up once more and rebuild their credit quickly the majority of them has even been able to purchase a brand new house.

Bankruptcy will show up in your credit report for ten years. That means that every credit lender will definitely see that detail while evaluating your mortgage application.

Although it could possibly be tricky to find a bank to give you a mortgage it is certainly not impracticable. Banking institutions have the desire to make money and you may find one which's agreeable to look at the risk.
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

I'm in! Are you in? The Broad Street Run the best & fastest 10 miler in the country
On my way to Camden to look at 5 houses with an investor

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

So is 1/11/11 a good day to head to AC and put some money on 11 at the craps tables ?

Looking Into The Weird And Wonderful World Of Shed Plans

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Browsing the Internet, you'll find dozens of plans to building sheds, some for free and others costing a fee to download.In order to make the best decision possible, you should have a good idea as to what you are looking for in your wood shed building plan.Before taking on the job of building a shed and then finding out that it was not what you were expecting.Checking for a reputable company or individual should be a top priority.Anyone can use take inspiration from the designs of sheds that they see all around them.

To judge the integrity of a website and its desire to deliver on what is offered, see if they've lasted for some time and let people comment on forums and blogs.The blueprint for building the wooden shed must contain a list of whatever materials and tools are required to finish the work.A good building plan will provide detailed items that will be needed such as galvanized bolts and not a generalized list such as nuts and bolts.Depending on your eventual purpose for your shed, there are different types of materials that you may want to use in your shed blueprints.You should consider and write down all the facets of your project, from the style of shingles for the roof to the kind of wood and type of post.

Perhaps you have seen a wooden shed in your neighborhood that really looks professional.Find out which company designed and built their shed.Lots of those in your neighborhood will be glad to tell you what a good deal they got on that beautiful structure everyone asks about.Go on the Internet and use this information to search for a company or plan that suits your intentions.

Home building stores and warehouses offer a wide variety of books on DIY projects that will offer a huge amount of information on the dos and don'ts of building your own wooden shed.See if you can find these plans on the internet before you buy them.Downloading can save you money if you do not want to purchase the book.You can often find a day to attend classes at building supply warehouses, where you can ask specific questions about the design you've chosen.

This is a good way to get some free advice on selecting the right plan that you had in mind.More often than not, the instructor involved will be able to point out a Do It Yourself website for your project.Checking out recognized, well-reviewed websites is a good way to begin whatever construction plan you're considering.Even better is when a site provides a forum that you can go to for assistance as you encounter problems in your project.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Good night all
Meeting with a client to sign contracts, then a mad dash to make it to Rotary on time.
Heading to Delran for a CO inspection, then back to Berlin for 2 CO Inspections

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Well it was a nice run, considering how the season started.
The Eagles Defense is sleep walking through this game.
A little less then 5 hours til game time, who has already started tailgating?
Ate you ready for some Playoff Football?
Gotta love Sunday mornings, reading paper, coffee and sports center. This is my time

Solar powered energy Water Heater - Delight in the Gains of this New Type and Source of Power

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With our ominous economic crisis the importance is going to be on saving money although, as well as , it many involved in protecting the earth, which usually comes along appropriate all the way down to be able to protecting energy and water preservation. The power of sunshine subject . Most of us understand all of us might help you save energy together with taking solar power driven electricity right into our own home's, but many individuals have been however uncertain in relation to it. However, most of us yet need solar driven water heaters to help can help with the conservation of water and charges proficiency.
In cases where an individual have expended in the geothermal energy product therefore this solar warm water system might be perfect in order toward generate ones own solar power unit expense a lot more charges efficient. Solar power powered water heaters lessen carbon wastes together with these minimize our own reliance in new power apart from to be decreased charges.

The solar powered water heater applies solar power energy electricity rather over solar power utility (photovoltaic or pv) electrical power to be able to heating the water together with solar power applies longer wave along with short wave power. The solar power collector have to be postioned for your own house as well as around ones own house facing to the south. The moment this sun rays strikes this glass this definitely will also hit a sheet metal as well as rubber material it may take up it sunlight. This material might convert this sunlight toward the longer wave heat. This magnifier will continue to keep this heat in may be a released, working very much like the greenhouse. The temperatures of the solar power panels could reach three hundred degrees Fahrenheit. Because that they happen to be simple, price effective as well as higher performance this collectors utilized on solar power heaters happen to be the glass flat sheet. Such tend to be created associated with a good shallow box, generally rectangular in shape, with the help of a good clear glass window covering the black plate or even a single with a chrome layer. The sheet is attached to help you whichever type of tubing the water passes through. Regardless of whether it's a good sequence of tubes or a good serpentine tube, the sheet is actually attached to help you it. Heat is and then collected as well as brought toward the storage tank as well as this water is therefore heated. This solar heated water is after that placed on a particular storage tank right up until an individual want it again. The storage tank of the solar power hot water heater in order to accommodate even more heated water as heat is simply collected during the day.

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Well the playoffs have gotten off to a great start, hope tomorrows games are just as good
What a crazy 3 minutes of Football
Great return
He could have kicked that 15 more yards
Oh My God
The ultimate comfort food for lunch...Grilled Cheese and Chicken Soup mmmmmm good
Sidewalks and driveway shoveled and salted time to relax with Tom Clancy's new book in front of the fire
On my way to 34 Rondon to make sure it is ready for Monday's CO inspection

Hot Tub / Spa safty Tips

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If you are going to own a hot tub there are certain safety tips that should be taught to yourself or anyone who intends to use the hot tub.The very first item, as far as safety goes, is to never let a child near the hot tub without adult supervision. It is the first point of critical knowledge that is needed for hot tub safety. Even if you know the child to be an Olympic swimmer, please, do not ever, for any amount of time, leave the child alone within the area of the hot tub, it's just too dangerous and preventable to take the risk. Drowning, like in any pools or bodies of water, are the number one causes of fatalities in regards to palju hot tubs. Because the effects of a palju hot tub are to induce relaxation, awareness of how long a person should stay in the tub is important to mention. Too many times there have been people, even adults, who have relaxed to the point of falling asleep and drowning as a result. Always keep in mind that the effects of soaking in the palju hot tub and the benefits they bring can also cause dizziness, light-headedness and sometimes confusion so it is best to be aware of these possible side effects whenever you or someone new comes into your palju hot tubs.

Two of the most dangerous problems with palju hot tubs are these: body part entrapment and hair entanglement. When a drain is working properly, its function is to suction the water from the bottom of the pool and circulate it through the heating units and back into the palju hot tub. Because these drains can be powerful, it is worth noting that there have been instances where a body part has become sucked into the drain, which has caused the person to be held under water. As you may know, if a drain is partially blocked, it will work extra hard (producing more suction) in order to get the job done and this just endangers someone who may not be aware of it. It is best if there can be two drains working together so if one becomes blocked, it will allow the other to pick up the slack and there will be a much less chance of causing a part of someone's body to become entrapped in the drain. The other safety issue is hair entanglement. This is particularly dangerous when someone with long hair falls asleep or becomes too relaxed to untangle themselves quickly enough and the end result is usually drowning because their hair has caused their head to be held under water for too long. One safety measure that can be helpful in this type of situation is being aware of the emergency cut-off switch is located and responding immediately to turn the power of the drains off, in order to allow the hair to become untangled. It really doesn't take much more than good common sense to keep everyone safe in a palju hot tub but it does require some understanding of what can go wrong; and what to do if it does.
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Infant Room Dividers: Decorative and Practical Choice

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Nowadays, it is not advisable to build additional structure(s) in your condominum to create more space or add a storage area. Infant room dividers provide you with practical as well as decorative choices. These are low-priced, easy to assemble, disassemble and store if you do not want to use them or if your children have outgrown them.
These modern dividers are available in materials that are non toxic, thus safe to use by children. They are designed not only to divide a room but also serve as playthings or learning tools for your children. Check out some dividers available on the marketplace today.

Versare Plastic Opaque Room Divider:

This contempoary room partition is waterproof, lightweight and impact-resistant. It is constructed of translucent and sleek polycarbonate core panels and long-lasting aluminum frame. The polycarbonate panel has excellent toughness and sound insulation. This modern room divider is a great replacement for both residential and commercial applications. This contemporaneous unit comes with casters and patented panel ends to provide superior stability and ensure safety by eliminating any possibility that kids could trip on. These movable partitions measure 8.5 feet in length with height options of 72 inches, 82 inches and 90 inches. Color choices are gray, green, bronze and blue. Prices vary depending on choices at

Double-Sided Preschool Partition – Flannel Surface by Best-Rite Manufacturing:

This piece of furniture is ideal for creating a classroom with mobile and versatile display panel. It features a black flannel surface in which you can hang optic aids, artwork and learning tools. The anodized aluminum frame of this unit can withstand constant use. It comes with four two inch locking casters. Buy this item at for only $293.49.

Aosom Baby Kids Wooden Playpen Room Divider 8 Panel:

This room separator for babies or kids features an adjustable 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 sided playpen which comes with 4 connectors for easy mounting on walls. Use this modern room separator to create a safe and portable play area for your pets and children. This unit is constructed of solid pine wood and easy install, disassemble and store. Each panel measures 35 inches in length and 28 inches in height. This contemporary room divider with model # 5664-0017 sells at

Mobile Library Bookshelf - 4 sections by Jonti-Craft:

This movable bookcase features 32 shelves that you can use for book display. It comes with 2-sided panels with 4 hinges and each measuring 2 feet wide by 2 and ¼ inches deep by 4 feet high. This item retails at for $438.60 under item code 0267JC.

Playpanel Sets:

This playpanel collection available at includes CF900-539 3 Rectangle Playpanel Set that measures 31 inches by 48 inches and comes with cantilever legs for durability and stability. It sells for $179.00. The CF900-309-3 Way Mini Mirror Playpanel Set features a shatter-resistant mirror on one side with red vinyl on the back. This unit retails for only $219.00. The CF900-356-Activity Playpanel Center comes with magnetic dry erase surface, mirror, fuzzy loop and transparent play panels. You can order this unit for only $299.00.

Activity Play Panel Center:

Children’s Factory manufactured this 4-panel unit to include a porcelain, magnetic dry erase surface and mirror, transparent and flannel panels. For stability, the unit comes with cantilever feet. This item retails at for a reduced price of $327.96.

Infant room dividers are practical and versatile options. Online retailers offer them in various styles and designs that will allow you to easily move them to any room in your house and store them when not in use.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

5 Steps to Take Before You Market Your Home

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Selling your house is a very important transaction for most people. You have probably heard commercials say it to the point of nauseam, "Buying a house is the biggest investment you will ever make." While I disagree that buying your house is the biggest investment you will ever make, I do believe that it is a big purchase and certainly a big transaction. Now when it comes to actually selling your house, I know from personal and professional experience that this event can be overwhelming at first. However, to keep your head from exploding as your hit the "pre-selling-my-home" panic button, our team has put together the 5 following action steps that we believe every home seller should take before attempting to sell your home. So before you go out there and spend $5,000 at Lowe's or Home Depot buying items to make small repairs all over your home and before you start cancelling trips to the lake so that you can be available for the OPEN HOUSE weekend, take the time to read this may save you lots of time, and it may help you realize a lot more profit on the sale of your actual home. Avoid the costly mistakes, read this article, take some notes, take some action and then let's go sell that house!

Sit down with your partner (if you are not married, sit down with somebody you can trust) and write down your chief motivations for wanting to sell your house:

Grab an energy drink your caffeinated beverage of choice . Turn off the cell phone. Turn off the distractions and the endless chatter of the world and really ask yourselves, "Why do we want to sell our home?" Just asking you this question and sincerely answering it can be enlightening for most humans. Over the years you might be surprised if I told you all of the stories of people who "thought they wanted to sell their house because they wanted to down-size," but ultimately decided not to. You would not believe the numbers of people that thought they wanted to buy a larger house because everyone around them was buying a bigger house, only to subsequently discover that they were more at home right where they were at. Their expenses were comfortable. Their cash-flow was healthy, and they really did not want to move after all. As a successful entrepreneur, I am a doer. I get things done. I make decisions. However, when it comes to buying or selling a house, I would sincerely urge that you would be a "thinker" and then be a "doer." Whatever answers you come up with, write them down, sleep on them and then look at your pad of paper the next morning. Are the answers on the paper really how you feel? If so, do it. Sell your house now. If not, call off the dogs and don't sell your house.

Determine where you want to live after you sell your house:

If you are selling your house so that you can construct your dream home , this is going to be an exciting time for you. If you are selling your house to move into a larger one, this is going to be an exciting time as well. If you are down-sizing you might be feeling a little hesitant or nostalgic about the whole transaction. In the end , you might be super excited to down-size from that big house. I don't know where you will be at emotionally, but I do know that you need to be prepared for where you are going to live after you sell your house. Well, what if you sold your house in 3 days? Where would you live then? What zip codes to you want to live in? Do you want to buy a home in Voorhees? Do you want to buy a home in Haddonfield? Do you want to buy a home down the shore? Do you want to rent a house while your dream house is being built? Do you want your kids to live near a nice school district? Will you put your kids in a private school that you want to live near? Do you have a dog that you walk daily? Do you want to live near a bike path or the Cooper River park system? Do you want to live under a bridge while your build your house (I would not recommend that)? Really my friend, the answers to these questions are going to be unique to you, and it is our goal here that you will not ever put yourself in a situation where you are forced to buy a house in a rush of emotion after selling your house. We don't want you to ever feel pressured or rushed to buy a house in the next 10 days. Because when you have to buy or sell based on motivation, you are not going to be able to negotiate the best deal. Remember this, "a motivated buyer or seller will not be a buyer or seller who is negotiating from a position of strength."

Call Team Clyde (Stephen & Donna Clyde) at RE/MAX Connection and setup an interview with our team:

Obviously I have an extreme bias when it comes to recommending real estate teams, because I am a proud part of Team Clyde at RE/MAX Connection. However, all puffery aside I can tell you this. Team Clyde will generate results for your real estate. When you hire our team you will not just be hiring a broker. You will not just be getting a person in a suit with a liscense and a glamour shot on a business card (although Donna and I do look good on our business cards). When you hire Team Clyde you will be hiring an entire crew of web developers, social media experts, professional photographers, professional videographers, web optimizers, award-winning marketers, selling professionals, real estate consultants, commercial real estate experts, home buying experts and internet marketing gurus. Literally you will be hiring an entire team instead of just one person. I know that it might be hard to grasp why this is so important, so I will give you a specific example:

Normally when you enlist the help of an agent in South Jersey, he or she will come out to your house in a luxury vehicle. He or she will be wearing fine clothes . He or she will be going over a questionaire for you and then he or she will be putting together a listing agreement for you to sign. When you sign the agreement, you will be agreeing to pay a 6% commission to the real estate agent. If the agent brings the buyer and the seller together he or she will get the entire 6% commission. If the agent does not bring the buyer, you will be paying this agent a 3% commission and you will be paying the agent that brings the buyer an additional 3% commission. The real estate specialist you choose will take photos of your property using a consumer grade camera. These photos will then be uploaded to the multiple listing service MLS by the agent. The agent will then put together a hand out for you. The agent will then put a sign in your yard. The agent will then wait for someone to call him or her from the sign or from the MLS listing. This is how 90% of the agents work. The agent will then attend innumerable breakfast networking opportunities and events in the community in an attempt to drum up more listings. This is how most of the agents work. Will the agent sell your house? Potentially.

When you hire Stephens or Donna Clyde of Team Clyde, we will come out to your house with an entire home inventory checklist to review with you. We will then clarify with you nearly all of the variables pertaining to the home that will either help or hinder the home from selling. We will then review with you a punch-list of things that you need to be working on prior to selling your home. We will work with you to make sure that your home looks its very best before we schedule professional photographer to come out to your property to take photos of it. Once everyone agrees that your house is looking its very best, they will then schedule the professional photographer to take great photos of your home. The photographer will then come out and spend 1 hour or more taking great photos of your home's most flattering ammenties. The photographer has a well-trained eye and a high skill level. They are looking to capture the very best features your home has to offer so that your home will look its very best online. The photograher and the agent both know that nearly 85% of all home buyers will be using the internet to search for their potential home before scheduling a time to view any homes. Once the photos are taken, they will then go back to a professional editor who will spend several hours touching up the photos and making sure that they are looking their very best. If you have food on a menu or clothing in a catalog you would want it to look its very best, we believe at the very least, this should be true when marketing your real estate. Once your photos have been edited, they will then be taken down to the videographer team who will be putting together an incredible slideshow of your home. This slideshow is going to look phenomenal. Ths slideshow is going to really encourage buyers to schedule a tour of your home. This slideshow is going to best represent your property in the marketplace. Once your video is completed it will then be uploaded to youtube, tubemogul and a variety of online video portals. The video will then be uploaded directly to and various other internet portals. Once these videos are uploaded your file will be passed on to our web-optimization crew. Have you ever wondered how some items come up top in google and some items do not? Well it has to do with web-optimization and the internet gurus who know how to make your property come up top in the list. As these people are working on optimizing your home and getting it in front of as many people as possible via the internet, our newsletter developer will be working on getting your home into our montly newsletter. This newsletter goes out to 15,000 + people each week. As this newsletter is being put together our marketing team will then begin developing a mailer piece that will be going out to 20,000 homes per month in your area. These mailers drive traffic to our website that is professionally managed. As this is all happening your agent will be dropping by to put up your sign. They will be calling other realtors to tell them about your property. They will be networking. They will be dialing and smiling their lists of potential buyers. Your realtor will be showing the house. Your realtor will be handling the phone calls and answering the questions of potential buyers. The realty is your realtor will be working 40 hours per week on behalf of you and other home sellers, but our team will be working nearly 100 hours each week marketing the properties.

At Team Clyde, we want our agents to be experts at home selling and we empower them by providing them with an entire team of marketing and technology professionals so that your house will be sold with as much speed as possible and with our "we will sell your house in 119 days or we will sell it for free guarantee" we have to.

Knock out this punch-list of items before your sell your home:

1) Move out all bulky furniture before you sell your home. Bulky furniture will make your house look small and some buyers will try to negotiate with you to include the furniture. If possible, take this furniture out of the home before you decide to sell it.

2) Make the essential and blatantly noticeable repairs before you attempt to sell your home. If your front door has been kicked in and your wallpaper is peeling you really need to fix these items before you list your house. If your carpet is in horrible condition you really need to replace the carpet before listing your house. If your fixtures are outdated, you really want to fix them before you sell your house. Old fixtures from the 80s will make your house fetch offers for 80% of its value. When it doubt, replace fixtures, carpet and paint.

3) Consider hiring a professional stager. Sometimes we all have to know what we don't know. Sometimes we have to hire an expert who really knows their craft. A professional stager can make your house look great, open, inviting and welcoming. A home that is staged badly can look intimidating, off-putting, polluted, cramped, small or just undesirable to many people. If you know that you are not good at decorating or staging then I would highly-recommend that you would hire a professional stager. At Team Clyde we have several highly-recommend professional stagers in our network that we would be happy to connect you with. Some stagers will work strictly off commission as well. Essentially, they do not get paid until and unless your house sells, just like us realtors.

4) Find a lender that you can trust. At Team Clyde we will be happy to connect you to lenders that we know and have worked with over the years. You might be surprised how many buyers want to buy your home, but sincerely have no idea who to go to for a loan. Sometimes buyers go to the wrong lender and they find themselves getting really taken advantage of with fees and slow response time. This can kill their motivation to buy your house which might ultimately kill the deal for you. This is not good. At Team Clyde we pride ourselves on having a great list of referral sources within our real estate network so that we can recommend quality vendors for you that work in the real estate industry right here in Tulsa.

Make the call to Team Clyde at RE/MAX Connection Realtors:

At Team Clyde we will deliver results for your real estate. Don't just hire an agent; hire a team with proven track record. Call 856-988-1800 ext 117 now.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Top Trends and News in Real Estate Investing

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There is frequently a great deal going on in real estate investing. There are many things that you need to observe. There are a lot of current events that you can learn from. The things happening in your own real estate investing business can be advanced using the events in the housing market.

Each day I peruse the real estate news. I pinpoint trends in every area I can. The more you know about real estate the better. It can certainly make it easier to network with other investors. You will find that you can use nearly all real estate information.

Some people do not have the time to research about real estate investing. This is why I decided to start posting my notes online. This will enable you to swiftly review the day’s notes. You do not have to spend hours reading about real estate investing.

Check out my news and notes below:

* You will soon see a rise in Bulk REO investing. - At first it appeared that the entry point was too high for this type of investing. However, it turned out that there was simply a better way to do this type of business. You will soon find that you are able to buy lots of properties at once.

* Some experts believe that flipping, a form of real estate investing is over. - A major publication recently published information indicating this was the case. There are a lot of people making money that way, though. You need to have the right parameters set out for each deal ahead of time though.

* There is a big retail entity going up for sale soon. - This could have a huge impact on commercial real estate investing as a whole. Retail centers could feel some pain over losing a giant like this. It is likely that a number of the stores will eventually be shut down. As you can imagine this is lousy news for this type of retail property.

Always check back in for more real estate investing news!

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Dropping Housing Prices Could Mean Bargains for Smart Buyers

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After the the economic crash in the fall, industry analysts saw housing prices go down by 18.2%. Many people have watched their real estate values plunge downward to under the level that they bought the home for in the first place. This movement is vexing for sellers, but presents home buyers with an opportunity to pick a place at a bargain price. Lenen doorlopend krediet gave me inside information how other countries arrange this.

The dropping real estate values do not bode well for the economy. Many sellers are losing because their homes have dropped in price dramatically. Many homeowners are trying to deal with the fact that their house is now worth less than what they paid for it.

As housing values have taken a beating, so too have new home starts. The explosion of foreclosures has flooded the market with available homes that are bargain-priced as banking companies and other lenders are glad to let these homes go for substantially less than what they are worth. With housing values crashing down, a lot of buyers see an opportunity to jump into the housing market and go bargain hunting.

In this real estate market, affordibility is extremely important. Numerous people who can make a significant down payment and have clean credit are now in the position to buy a home and are taking advantage of the current circumstances to pick up a home for cheap. While banking concerns might be drying up, there are plenty of other institutions and government entities that are lending to qualified buyers.

Homeowners who were thinking about putting their house on the market are reconsidering that idea because of the low real estate values in this market. They also realize that they may not get the price they are asking for their house, but substantially below that. This market is clearly not a good time to sell, unless you have to because of financial trouble.

The low property values coupled with the record amount of foreclosures, bad statistics for the new housing market and slow-moving home sales spells out a dark picture for the real estate market. Even So, it is providing some people an opportunity to buy a house at a much lower price. With property values so low right now, bargain hunters will surely find something that they like, provided they can get financing and are prepared to put down a large down payment.
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Just finished a great meeting with a new client, heading out to list a home in Winslow

Interstate Moving Checklist

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Moving to a new home not only brings excitement and anticipation, but it also brings with it stress and worry about packing, unpacking, hiring a moving company, etc. Interstate moving need not to be stressful and can be accomplished quite easily if you have a detailed checklist to follow.

The first thing you have to do is to decide on which items you would take with you; make separate groups of items that you would be carrying with you, the items that you would sell and the items that you would donate. Should you hold a garage sale to dispose of items that you would not be taking with you, do it a few weeks before the day of the move and do not delay until the last minute. Ensure the availability of the interstate moving company that you are planning to hire by booking the company early; make sure that you hire a reputable and highly reliable company to assist you. It also helps if you would decide on the kind of moving services you would need; would you need the simple door to door kind of moving service or would you require additional services like packing, unpacking, loading as well as other extra services? If you would be packing your items yourself, make sure that you have enough packing materials on hand like labels, boxes, pens, packing tape and bubble wrap for your fragile items; new jersey movers also provide such items to customers who would request it. For people who would be requiring the help of an interstate moving company in packing all the items, make sure that these items are all taken care of for you. Notify your local newspaper vendor about your move to another state so all of you newspapers and magazine subscriptions would be taken care of. Double check if all of the boxes that you are using are wrapped and properly covered with packaging tape, are aptly labeled and marked; also, prepare a master list that you have to keep updated with all of the contents of each box. If you would like to shop around for the best interstate moving company first, you can check out web sites like in order for you to get an idea on how the moving process is accomplished; you can also request a quote from the company and they will send a representative to take a look at the items that you would be taking with you on the move. The number of personal belongings you would be taking with you in the move as well as the distance from your old address to your new one matters and are factors that moving companies take into consideration when computing for costs.

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Buying Vs Renting

Real estate prices are at an all time low and mortgage rates are even lower. For these reasons many folks are considering leaving their rental places to pursue home ownership. Unfortunately, many of these renters are uncertain about the future. These people do not know if they should purchase a house since they feel that it may end up losing some of its value shortly after.

If your buying a home for yourself and you plan on living there for many years, this should not be a factor. You can purchase the home now and even if it goes down in value for another year, it will most certainly go up again. You'll just need to make certain that you really do want to stay in the same place. If your going to be living in Pennsylvania in another year or two, you want to stay away from looking at Minnesota real estate.

Choose an area that has enough employment for you to work multiple jobs. You wouldn't want to move into a home and find yourself suddenly out of employment with no other options. Disregard this warning if you have a job that you can do from the comfort of your own home.

After you have located a place with a multitude of employment options, you will just need to ensure that the houses in the neighborhood are within your price range. Never choose a home that you cannot currently pay the mortgage on. There is no shame in assuming you will earn a higher income in years to come, but you wouldn't want to risk your financial future on this assumption.

Most folks assume that if you make enough that the mortgage only accounts for 30% of your income, then you have the green light to buy the home. This can be dangerous because they don't take into account any other variables. For example, if you spend 90% of your income on other obligations and monthly expenses, you wouldn't have 30% of your income left to pay on your mortgage.

If your still not sure whether or not to buy or rent, you may want to consult the professionals. Speak with a realtor and a mortgage broker. A good real estate company to speak with is You'll find that this company has a wealth of experience to bring to your aid. Just make sure you have your budget drawn up before you contact them. They'll be able to give you advice on an individual basis this way.

Thanks so much for reading this post on buying real estate. If you enjoyed this article, please add it to your book marks.

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I've learned that finishing a marathon isn't just an athletic achievement. It's a state of mind;a state of mind that says anything is possible.John Hanc

Sunday, January 2, 2011

On my way to Williamstown to meet a first time home buyer to look at four houses.

Nakheel has announced it will restart five projects, as it receives cash from the Dubai Government

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2011: Nakheel restarts

Nakheel has announced it will restart five projects, as it receives cash from the Dubai Government

The Dubai-based property developer, Nakheel , will resume work on the Jumeirah Park, Badrah, Veneto, Jumeirah Heights Clusters, and Jumeirah Village, a Nakheel spokesperson reported.

“Some of the short-term projects will be completed in 2011 and we expect that all short-term projects will be delivered by early- to mid-2012,” the spokesperson said.

The decision follows Nakheel’s announcement in October 2010, which said that it would start work on three projects: Emirates Cluster in International City, Al Furjan , and The Gardens View villas.

As Nakheel approaches a 95 percent agreement from trade creditors to move ahead with its debt restructuring, and other initiatives to organize the company’s financials, Nakheel added that it is, “currently engaging contractors in the short-term projects.”

In a statement made to Nasdaq Dubai, Nakheel said that the Dubai Financial Support Fund has provided it with nearly USD 871 million to pay off certificate holders for the sukuk maturing in January, 2011.

“Trust Certificates due January 16, 2011 will be made in the amount of USD 816.3 million, together with the final profit payment in the total amount of USD 10.3 million,” the statement read.
Moreover, Nakheel would be paying sukuk holders a distribution amount of USD 45 million collectively. “Following the repayment, Nakheel would have repaid all previously issued sukuk,” the statement said.

“We’re moving in the right direction. All the signs we’ve seen have been towards working out a solution, whether this is on Dubai World level or government related entities,” said Hashem Montasser, EFG-Hermes Managing Director and Head of Regional Asset Management. “I expect it to continue on a positive trend."

A number of Nakheel’s off-plan properties were sold during the property boom that plummeted at the end of 2008 due to liquidity drying up in the global financial market.

“Some of the short-term projects will be completed in 2011 and we expect that all short-term projects will be delivered by early to mid 2012,” a Nakheel spokesman added before confirming that the projects below will be nearing completion:

• Jumeirah Park: A residential development within Jumeirah Park and close to Palm Jumeirah.

• Badrah: The second residential development within the new city master plan of Waterfront, a project at the roots of the Palm Jumeirah.

• Veneto: High-end town houses and villas in Waterfront.

• Jumeirah Heights Clusters: Two bedroom lofts within the larger development of Jumeirah Heights that has a Village Centre and The Fronds.

• Jumeirah Village the Triangle and Circle: A community of 6,000 villas and town houses.

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