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    Posted on December 29th, 2006

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    The Best Places to Own Real Estate in 2007

    Here, according to Fortune and Moody’s Economy.com — apparently, the housing market looks particularly healthy in the Southeast in terms of growth in the next year+… The top market, McAllen, Texas, is predicted to rise 8.5 percent in 2007, and another 9.8 percent in 2008. In all, four of the magazine’s hottest U.S. home markets […]

  • Real estate

    Posted on December 18th, 2006

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    I’ll Take a 3BR/2BA, and a .44 Magnum, Please

    Is this one of those "only in Texas" stories or what?  A Houston realtor, shunning the time honored yet way overdone offer of "free market valuation of your home", is offering potential clients a free Glock pistol if they buy a home from her.   The only caveats are that you have to be a member […]

  • Real estate

    Posted on December 14th, 2006

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    Myth: Californians Falling Behind Their Mortgage Payments

    Just saw this recently in the SF Chronicle. The number of homeowners falling behind on their mortgage payments rose during the third quarter, with the sharpest increase among high-risk borrowers who qualify only for high-interest-rate, subprime loans. A survey found that 4.67 percent of homeowners with outstanding mortgages had fallen at least 30 days behind […]

  • Real estate

    Posted on December 6th, 2006

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    Declare the Pennies On Your Eyes

    As the famous early Beatles song once said, "There’s one for you, nineteen for me"… The Square Feet blog (from the SJ Merc), passed on this gentle reminder: Hey, homeowners — A reminder that the first installment of your 2006 property taxes will be late if you don’t postmark your payment before 5 p.m. Dec. […]