Category: The Un-Real Estate News

EXTREME HOME TAKEOVER »

ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition producers never estimated the tax bill on the houses featured on the show, increasing their values and subsequent tax assessments out of the income range of the contestants, which have resulted in two foreclosures and several home sales.
One house cost $450,000 to build, it turns out that after such a [...]

ODE TO THE HOME SELLER »

Your house is perfection, a positive dazzle,
It took you two weeks and you’re worn to a frazzle.
You’ve patched up the drywall and hidden the leaks,
And hushed-up the living room floor where it squeaks.
The ad’s in the driftwood you’re hoping to sell,
Today is the day, and you wait for the bell
Then it begins-there’s a knock at [...]

WHY REALTORS ARE LIKE ROCKSTARS »

Although there may be many differences between us, Realtors® and Rockstars aren’t all that dissimilar. The two professions are more intertwined than you may think, so here’s some food for thought:
Rockstars are independent business people, agents are too.
Rockstars have to perform to survive, agents need to perform or their brokers will let them go.
Rockstars show up in shorts to work, agents work short sales.
Rockstars sign autographs for fans, agents get [...]

OWN A HOME IN YOUR SECOND LIFE »

Ailin Graef– AKA Anshe Chung– works as a real estate developer. She buys property, develops it, resells it, and uses the profits to further her portfolio. Her business has rapidly snowballed, and she has just made her first million–although none of the “property” exists in the material world.  All the houses are virtual houses in [...]

BLESS THIS HOUSE »

The Church of England plans to enter into partnership with real estate agents to offer services of blessing to people moving into new homes. The vicar will offer his services to house buyers in each diocese  whose special prayers are intended to cover almost every
eventuality.
The Rev Chris Painter, a vicar in Eccles, Greater Manchester is the pioneer behind this [...]

JUST ASK CUBA »

During the Spanish-American War, the U.S. fleet needed shelter from the summer hurricane season; they chose Guantanamo Bay, with it’s excellent sheltered harbour, for this purpose.  It was established in 1898, when the United States obtained control of Cuba from Spain at the end of the Spanish-American War.
The U.S. government obtained a 99-year lease.  In [...]