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They are currently seeking a Broker for the Florida market.
New Seattle Area Condo Brokerage May 23, 2007
I just love all the Geeky Boys turned Real Estate Broker. I know I’m not supposed to love them. I’m supposed to be threatened by them, or point out their weaker points. But I can’t help myself. They bring SO MUCH to the party!
Truth be told, I like these new businesses better than I like some new agents who refuse to go measure the unfinished area of the basement, because they saw a spider web and they have their “good clothes on”.
I happened upon Condo Compare when someone posted a comment on my blog with their link in it. At first I was miffed that someone was putting a commercial for another company on my blog in the comments. I am human after all. But I visited the site and started an “online chat” with the “expert agents”. The person responding turned out to be “THE Broker” at the other end of the chat line. What I find most endearing about Redfin and other Geeky Boys turned Real Estate Companies like CondoCompare, is they are so full of energy and a sincere interest to bring something new to the scene. They may not, and I stress “MAY” there, know as much about real estate as many of the other brokerages, because their background is in the technology field and not the real estate field. But I say let’s help them out. Let’s put out an outstretched hand, wish them well, and help them get a foothold. They have so much talent to bring to the field in the way of exciting new, never been done before, websites. I say, put your arm around their shoulders and celebrate what they DO bring, rather than play “whack a mole” every time they take a mis-step. AS-IF every agent in the Country has never done anything wrong (rolls her eyes) and is perfect.
Anyway, back to CondoCompare. I rarely find a Public Website that presents info in a format that interests me, given I have access to “the real MLS” and Public Websites just fall too short of what I can accomplish in my Agent Access site. But this one is KEWL!!! I find the info, and the format of that info, to be quite PRICELESS! You can click on any condo building by name of building, and check the properties on market and the comps for EACH BUILDING separately.
Maybe there are other sites like this, and they just didn’t put their commercial on my blog But I haven’t seen anything like it before, and would be interested in your thoughts. I think it’s great! And best I can tell, they are not breaking any “rules”, unless someone made a NEW RULE last night or tomorrow, so they can break one.
Sure, I have a problem or two with their model, but I had a great chat with the broker. He’s figuring some of it out as he goes, like most people. We are trying to figure out technology (or not) and they are trying to figure out how to “get into the act” as Jimmy Durante might say. But if we embrace them, the marriage of “The Geeky Boys” and “Expert Agents” could push us up a notch or two into “The Future of Real Estate”. And that’s not a bad thing IMNSHO.
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RentSpider who got bought out a while back from on-site.com has now changed their name to RentalAddress.com.
Looks like they charge $49 for 30 days.
Is it me, or did they make it really hard to find the rental ads on the site?
Many times, a renter may search for a property that accepts section 8 vouchers. If you are a real estate investor what does this mean?
What is Section 8?
Section 8: The section 8 housing is designed to increase the housing choices for low-income household by making privately held single family housing available to them. The government provides rent subsidies, either rental certificates or vouchers, on behalf of the eligible tenants. These vourchers usually equal the difference betweem 30 percent of the houshold’s adjustable income and the HUD-approved fai market rent (for certificates) or the PHA - approved payment standard (for vouchers)
Section 8 Rental Sites
Landlord’s Guide to Section 8
How does the Section 8 program work?
How do I list my apartment with Section 8?
Does the Housing Authority screen Section 8 tenants?
Who pays the security deposit?
Do I sign a lease with the tenant?
What kind of inspection is done?
How much rent can I charge?
How do I get paid?
May I evict a Section 8 tenant?
If you are currently looking for a section 8 application, we have some section 8 resources for you. The Section 8 voucher and certificate programs together help over 1.4 million households in the United States. There are massive amounts of information on section 8 and we wanted to aggregate it to save you time from searching all over the internet. Let’s review some questions first.
First off, are you eligible for section 8 or affordable assistance from the government?
Eligibility for section 8 is determined by the Public Housing Authority (PHA) based on the total annual gross income and family size and is limited to US citizens and specified categories of non-citizens who have eligible immigration status.
- Are you a US Citizen or is at least one member of household a US citizen?
- Family’s income must not exceed 50% of the median income for county or area.
- By law the PHA must provide 75% of its voucher to applicants whose incomes do not exceed 30% of median income
- You can search HUD Median income levels here and here.
- Do you have good references, showing you paid your rent on time and have good standings with residences?
You are not eligible if:
- You have a history of drug use, alcohol abuse or violent criminal behavior.
- You committed fraud in connection with a federal assisted housing program in the past
- If the apartment or home you plan to rent is owned by a family member or other close relative
During the application process, the PHA will collect information on family income, assets, and family composition.
If the PHA determines that your family is eligible, the PHA will put your name on a waiting list, unless it is able to assist you immediately. Once your name is reached on the waiting list, the PHA will contact you and issue to you a housing voucher.
What Income is Counted?
This table shows the types of income that are counted when finding your household’s gross income for Federal tenant-based rental assistance programs such as Section 8.
Counted in Household Income
Total income of all household members 18 and over including:
Not counted in Household Income
How Do I Apply for Section 8?
To apply for section 8, contact your local housing authority.
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By now, everyone has heard of "the subprime mortgage meltdown." It began in the U.S. but its effects are worldwide. Banks lent hundreds of billions of dollars to homebuyers who can't pay them back. Wall Street took the risky debt, dressed it up as fancy securities, and sold it around the world as safe investments. Steve Kroft focuses on one hard hit city: Stockton, California.
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DID YOU KNOW?
- Banks and securities firms worldwide have written off about $133 billion in losses stemming from the subprime crisis, according to Bloomberg News.
- In 2007, for the first time in nearly four decades, the median price of a U.S. home dropped, according to the National Association of Realtors.
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