Carnival of Real Estate Makes Another Visit

Welcome to the 91st edition of The Carnival of Real Estate. This is my 2nd time hosting the carnival and I think there’s some good articles in this week’s carnival but I couldn’t pick one that stood out from the others… I suggest you browse them all.

From 20+ posts I’ve whittled it down to 9 that I think are worth your time.  To be honest, the spam posts were much higher this year over last… it is a shame that such a great tool is taken advantage of by so many. Maybe we should figure out a way to block repeat junk posters?  There was also some submissions that were so location-specific or minuscule in subject that they just did not make good candidates for a national blog carnival.

Trevor Mauch presents Marketing To Pre-Foreclosures – Why Most People See ZERO Results? posted at Real Estate Investing Brain. This article explains how mailing to pre-foreclosures is a numbers game… you have to be in front of them not once, but many times to get the point across… not unlike farming a neighborhood.

TerryT2 presents Negotiation Tactics and Tricks posted at Actual Real Estate Profits. A good list of tricks to employ or defend yourself against.

Sagar Satapathy presents The Foreclosure Investor’s Cheat Sheet: 100 Useful Web Resources posted at International Listings Blog. A good list of web sites for reference… several of which I bookmarked.

Ken Haedrich presents The Whole World is Waiting for Ourselves posted at Annapolis Home Digest. I have to agree Ken… I feel you on this 100%.

MoneyNing presents Right Time to Buy a House? posted at Money Ning. I get this question a lot too and if you look at the comments, they run the gamut of responses.

Debt Freedom Fighter presents Home Equity Loans: Why They Don’t Make Sense as Part of Debt Reduction Plans posted at Discover Debt Freedom!. Seems obvious to me, but I know a lot of people who get trapped by this.

Dan Melson presents A Good Listing Agent’s Most Important Responsibility posted at Searchlight Crusade. Yep, Dan’s right on the money with this.

Tim Soper presents “Walk Away” Foreclosures Sign Of Times? posted at Will & Grundy County IL Real Estate Report. I see this trend too… it’s disgusting. Maybe we need teacher unions that invested heavily in CDO’s to do a course on “responsible borrowing” and teach little Johnny & Jill to go home and tell their parents to own up to their responsibilities….

Joe Manausa presents Short Sale Advice posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog. Some good tips from Joe on how to be prepared for a short sale and what to expect.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of real estate using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.  Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. says

    Despite the sub-prime meltdown and reaching a nadir in real estate prices, some areas continue to do well, as do some segments of commercial real estate. It’s a complicated business. I’d like to see more, however, coverage about green lending and the role which sustainability plays in the real estate market.

  2. says

    Thanks for the love, Aaron; its an honor to make the Carnival. I enjoyed reading your other choices, too; good work people!