Monthly Archives: October 2012

“Big tard” and Other Horrible Marketing Mistakes

Realtors that don’t proof read their property descriptions in the MLS inevitably end up in the hall of shame here at AGBeat. We hand pick these bloopers in hope that you will be inspired to check yourself before you go

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Housing-related Industries’ Stock Booming

We’ve said over and over how the housing industry powers so much of the economy — everyone from lawyers to plumbers to architects to landscapers benefits from a healthy housing market. The good folks at John Burns Real Estate Consulting took

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“Dog Ran” and other marketing bloopers gone amuck

Welcome to this week’s blooper reel, friends. We all know that selling homes is a skill, not a game of cards. However, with some of these agents, selling must be a game of luck and chance. Check out these classic MLS bloopers

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Debunking the 3.8% Real Estate Tax Myth

Once again again again, NAR has information debunking the “3.8% real estate tax” myth.This time it’s a video. As we keep telling you, there is no new real estate tax. Period. The Medicare tax that this is referring to… A) is

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Weekly Mortgage Rates : Higher For First Time In 30 Days

For the first time in a month, mortgage rates are rising. With the Eurozone preparing to launch its €500 billion rescue fund and the U.S. economy showing unexpected signs of improvement, mortgage bond pricing worsened across all loan types, sending mortgage

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Trulia: Asking Prices on Homes For Sale and Rent Rising

The timing of signs of improvement in housing are welcome news for the President, particularly as the debates heat up and voters begin making their decision. Home prices continue to rise According to the September 2012 Trulia Price Monitor and

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Hampton Roads 32nd Most Population Dense Region in USA, Biggest Jump in Density Out of Top 50 Metro Areas Past 10 Years

The Census Bureau is now calculating population density in a more meaningful way and the results are intriguing across the board. Studying the shift in population According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s “Patterns of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Population Change: 2000

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