Columbia, MO -- April Ferrao

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Real Estate Agent - Re/Max Boone Realty

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2007 

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What are people hearing about mortage rate?  Here is what I heard:Right now, we are seeing 30 year mortgage rates at 6.25% and a 15 year rates at 5.875%.  Be watching out going forward though, Fannie Mae is implementing price adjustments for lower credit scores.  Those will be going into effect o...
11/20/2007
Today's favorite speaker was Brenda who spoke about the Hispanic Market.  Do you know that 40% of baby boomers are in the Hispanic Segment.  That is HUGE! Do you need to speak Spanish or be of Hispanic origin to target this segment?  NO!  provide them with what they want and need and they wil...
11/15/2007
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NAR is Great. Went to the Expo opening last night.  Too little time, too much to see and do.  I've been 2 more times and still haven't seen everything I want to get to.  My only complaint is that the expo is only open during the same times as the classes so today closed at 4 and tomorrow ...
11/15/2007
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This is Great!Everyone should come.  There are some sessions that I have been to that seem like a repeat. However, th others more than make up for it, plus the Expo is great!   I've learned about streamlining my advertising to those who actually want to recieve my adverstiing.  This is great,...
11/14/2007
Just announced today.... The new high school for Columbia, MO will be located on St. Charles Road.  This is north of I-70 and East of 63.  No one can know at this point what subdivisions will be includeded but to give you a perspective of what is near by:  Lake of the Woods, Watersege, Deer Ridge...
11/14/2007

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Off to National Association of Realtors convention next week in Sin City (Las Vegas).   Not only is the location great, but the learning opportunities will be phenominal.  I think this is a very important event that anyone who is serious about this chosen profession should attend.  I've worke...
11/08/2007
As mentioned in a previous blog I thought I would break down a few numbers. So here you go: IN the 350-400,000 price rangeSales are down 22.4%  (BAD)New listings are also down 30% (good less competition coming on the market)Days on the Market down 40% (good what is there is staying on the market ...
11/08/2007
Election Day Nov. 6th.  The only item on our ballot is to approve a 1/2% sale tax increase.  I received the "sample ballot" which spoke aobut the 1/2% sales tax increase.  At first I thought, another tax increase, gee I can't handle more.  However, after learning more about it, I fo...
11/04/2007
Thought I would share some market research with you.In the Columbia MLS which includes towns such as Ashland, Fulton, Harrisburg, etc the number of months of inventory we have for residental property currently stands at: 9.53 months of inventory.  A balanced market is 6 monthsIn the Columbia Scho...
11/04/2007
I just have to write about this amazing experience.  I obtained my license in late 2005 in April 2006 I met some clients from Alaska who wanted to relocate.  They found a home, closed and decided not to relocate.  They decided to rent the home out, which I took care of and managed for them.  This...
11/04/2007
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