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A listing of Saanich homes is getting a lot of attention on social media after being featured in a TikTok video. (Courtesy Realtor.ca)

Saanich home featured in ‘scary’ listings goes viral with TikTok video

Listed for nearly $800,000, a sale is underway on the Gordon Head home

A Saanich real estate ad is getting a lot of attention on social media.

TikTok user Bobbicurtislee, whose profile is described as ‘Oddities on Elm Street’ posted a video commentary on Saanich’s ‘scary’ list, taking viewers on a 3D walkthrough as she compares home to a horror movie.

Posted on May 16, it has since garnered over 426,000 views (and counting). Comments on the post range from disbelief to others noting the price, such as one user stating “800K for a house in BC? Murder scene or not, it’s theft.

@bobbiecurtislee 2 creepy zillow lists in a row?? I couldn’t help myself 🥲#greenscreen #greenscreenvideo #zillow #horror #wtf #fyp #viral #scary #creepy #scarystories #horrortok #LENOVOJUSTBEYOU ♬ Simple scary horror background music (1070744) – indicator screaming

The Hawthorne Street home in Gordon Head is listed on realtor.ca for $799,900 with a note that it has been sold pending deposit. The 1,876 square foot home was built in 1975 and features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and is steps from Majestic Park. The listing notes that the home is “in dire need of TLC but brimming with potential, this is the perfect opportunity to remodel to your tastes for a family or maybe two.”

The listing also states that the home is sold as is, where is, excluding contents.

The Saanich Police Department has confirmed that they have no record of a home having been the site of a murder.

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Florida rents are high, but Crist exaggerates with the New York market comparison https://awebdezine.com/florida-rents-are-high-but-crist-exaggerates-with-the-new-york-market-comparison/ Wed, 18 May 2022 10:30:00 +0000 https://awebdezine.com/florida-rents-are-high-but-crist-exaggerates-with-the-new-york-market-comparison/

US Representative Charlie Crist, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, unveiled what he thought was at stake when voters in Florida voted in November: affordable housing.

Floridians “are ready for a governor who is focused on the real issues facing our state,” Crist said at a May 4 news conference. “This is the real crisis: it costs more to live in many cities in Florida than it does in New York.”

Florida residents are struggling with rising rental prices, exploding demand and limited supply. But are the rents as high as Crist made them believe?

It’s a bit more complicated than his comparison suggests.

Most cities in Florida are cheaper than New York

The cost of living in Florida has increased dramatically since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Rent prices have especially skyrocketed from West Palm Beach to Miami, according to data maintained by Realtor.com.

Realtor.com released a report in March indicating that the median rent in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach area has increased approximately 57% over the past year.

The report looked at 50 “basic statistical areas,” that is, geographic regions drafted by the White House Office of Management and Budget that often consist of two or more socioeconomically related counties.

South Florida, with a median rent of $2,988 per month, topped New York’s median rent of $2,750 in March, according to the report. The Tri-County area also grew at a faster rate year-over-year than New York City.

Related: Tampa Bay rents will get worse before they get better, experts say

However, other major metropolitan areas in Florida trailed New York in terms of median rent. For example, the Tampa-St. The Petersburg-Clearwater area had a median rent of $2,114 per month, an annual increase of about 30%.

The median rent price in Jacksonville was $1,580 and the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area was $1,886.

So, New York’s median rent is actually higher than most cities in Florida. When looking at home prices for sale, the median asking price in New York is also more expensive.

“From the perspective of real rents and real estate prices, the New York City subway remains one of the most expensive subways in the country,” said Ken Johnson, real estate economist and dean of the Florida College of Business. Atlantic University.

Florida’s rental and homeownership premiums exceed New York’s

Crist’s characterization is more accurate in terms of rental and ownership premiums, or the percentage difference between a metropolitan area’s statistically estimated prices and its current prices.

Real estate economists measure rental and ownership premiums to help consumers assess whether their current market is overvalued or undervalued.

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Researchers from Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University and the University of Alabama analyzed major rental markets in the United States and ranked the most expensive areas.

Of the 25 most overvalued rental markets in the country, the five highest are all in Florida.

Related: Tampa Bay Has 3rd Most Overvalued Rent Price, Study Finds

“Six months ago, only a few Florida metros were in the Top 25 on this ranking,” Johnson told PolitiFact. “So the Florida markets seem to be moving up this ranking very quickly.”

Research has shown that residents of Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Tampa, North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton and Port St. Lucie are paying too much rent.

In Miami-Fort Lauderdale, for example, renters are paying about 21% more than they should be, based on long-term trends in the area. It’s the most overvalued market in Florida.

Meanwhile, New York was not on the list. According to another study measuring more than 100 U.S. rental markets, New York City ranks 98th.

“In terms of premium, the New York City Subway is one of the cheapest subways in the country,” Johnson said.

Our decision

Crist said, “It costs more to live in many cities in Florida than in New York.”

PolitiFact found that the median rent in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach area exceeded that of New York City. However, while cities in Florida have seen record growth, their median rental prices still lag behind New York.

Crist is more correct when it comes to rental and ownership bonuses. According to a study analyzing more than 100 US rental markets, New York City had one of the lowest rents in the country.

We rate Crist’s assertion as half true.

Former US Ambassador Sells $1.2 Million North Side Home in San Antonio https://awebdezine.com/former-us-ambassador-sells-1-2-million-north-side-home-in-san-antonio/ Tue, 17 May 2022 22:07:30 +0000 https://awebdezine.com/former-us-ambassador-sells-1-2-million-north-side-home-in-san-antonio/ Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Antonio Garza Jr. is selling his luxury property on the north side of San Antonio for $1.2 million.

Prior to playing a role in the administration of President George W. Bush, Garza was a lawyer and served as Texas Secretary of State and Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission.

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Built in 1995, the estate was designed by luxury home builder Roberto Kenigstein on a secluded 0.85 acre lot in the Elm Creek neighborhood. Garza has lived there since 2013, shortly after marrying Eloise Atkinson Garza, records show.

The four-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom home has high ceilings, columns and tall windows that overlook the tree-dotted grounds and pool, according to the listing. There is a chef’s kitchen with professional grade appliances and a family room with a fireplace.

A spiral staircase leads to the second floor of the house. The master suite enjoys its own wing with a private library, exercise room and two full bathrooms.

Garza served as ambassador to Mexico from 2002 to 2009 and is considered a key supporter of Merida’s historic initiative to address critical regional security issues. In 2009, Mexico awarded him the Águila Azteca, the highest honor given to foreigners.

Garza is now an attorney in the Mexico City office of White & Case LLP, one of the world’s leading law firms. His wife is a dermatologist in San Antonio.

To view images of the home, visit the listing on Realtor.com.


Built in 1685, a Connecticut Colonial is the oldest house in the week https://awebdezine.com/built-in-1685-a-connecticut-colonial-is-the-oldest-house-in-the-week/ Tue, 17 May 2022 19:06:38 +0000 https://awebdezine.com/built-in-1685-a-connecticut-colonial-is-the-oldest-house-in-the-week/

A Colonial Center-Chimney in Connecticut that was built in 1685 is the oldest property to go on the market this week on Realtor.com®.

Located about 90 miles north of Manhattan, the well-preserved home features many period details, including decorative woodwork and hardware. The comfortable ground floor includes a family room with fireplace, a library and an office with fireplace. Upstairs, you will find a master bedroom as well as three other bedrooms.

Other period homes for sale this week include the original Benjamin Prior farm in Massachusetts, a terrific Colonial post and beam in New Hampshire and an 8-acre farm in New York’s Westchester County.

For a full look at the 10 oldest homes this week, scroll down.

Price: $895,000
Year of construction: 1685
Colonial Center-Chimney:
Well-preserved period details in this four bedroom home include three fireplaces, wide plank flooring, chestnut beams and built-ins.

The living room has a fireplace with a beehive oven and the dining room also has a fireplace. Upstairs, the master bedroom has its own dressing room.

Situated on nearly 4 acres, the home features an in-ground pool and spa, pool house, greenhouse, two-story barn and shed.

Woodbury, Connecticut


Price: $1,425,000
Year of construction: 1720
Spacious Brick Colonial:
This large 6,660 square foot home has seen a few additions over the centuries. Today it features custom details and a modern kitchen.

In this kitchen you will find Carrara marble countertops, stainless steel appliances and a wood burning fireplace. Historic touches include preserved hardwood floors, eight fireplaces, exposed beams, and cathedral ceilings.

Southborough, MA


Price: $2,399,000
Year of construction: 1732
The original Benjamin Prior Farm:
Situated on 9 acres of private land, this five bedroom home is a gem.

The kitchen and bathrooms have been updated to complement antique details like wide plank pine flooring, seven fireplaces and built-ins. The four season lanai has walls of windows overlooking a heated pool and hot tub flanked by a new composite pool deck.

Duxbury, Mass.


Price: $435,000
Year of construction: 1740
Spacious Colonial:
This charming six bedroom colonial has nearly 3,000 square feet of living space and it comes with 2 acres.

A second staircase and a second bathroom have been added over the last decade. There is also an underground bunker and a large outbuilding currently used as a workshop.

Chester, NH


Price: $485,000
Year of construction: 1742
Charming Cloak:
This New England cape sits on a half-acre lot and features wide plank floors and three fireplaces.

The pretty two bedroom has a kitchen with a high cathedral ceiling and exposed beams. There is also a two storey barn which could be converted into a studio or additional living space.

Marshfield, MA


Price: $789,900
Year of construction: 1742
Captain Uriah Eager Homestead:
This gorgeous four bedroom home has two staircases, a fireplace, built-ins and vaulted ceilings.

The 3,218 square feet of interior space is highlighted by a remodeled kitchen with quartz counter tops and custom cabinetry. The half-acre property offers beautiful views from all three porches.

Marlborough, Mass.


Price: $999,900
Year of construction: 1748
Allen Perley House:
Historic details such as exposed beams, biblical doors, woodwork, built-ins and window seats have been beautifully maintained in this four bedroom farmhouse.

Set on over 3 acres with blueberry fields, this majestic residence offers 4,357 square feet of living space. There are five fireplaces and a separate living space for the in-laws which could be an income opportunity or an office.

Ipswich, MA


Price: $2,195,000
Year of construction: 1750
9 idyllic hectares:
Located in highly desirable Westchester County, this four bedroom home sits on almost 9 acres and is adjacent to 115 acres of the Fordham/Calder Estate for Ecological Research.

The secluded grounds include a meadow, a pond, a garden shed and a detached two-car garage with an unfinished studio above.

Armonk, NY


Price: $465,000
Year of construction: 1750
New England Charm:
This charming three bedroom home has been well maintained and updated over the centuries.

Original details include parquet flooring and fitted units, and a spacious master suite has a walk-in closet. The beautiful lot has a stone wall, patio, fire pit, garden, fruit trees and sheds.

Uxbridge, MA

(Uxbridge, Massachusetts)

Price: $749,000
Year of construction: 1750
Colonial Posts and Beams:
Set on 20 acres, this idyllic four bedroom home overlooks two ponds and rolling fields.

There are eight working fireplaces and two wood-burning stoves. Other original features include wide plank pine flooring, wainscoting, raised wainscoting and high ceilings. A chef’s kitchen has been updated to include granite countertops and an island with a six-burner gas range.

Loudon, NH


NorCal housing market ‘competitive’ even as interest rates rise https://awebdezine.com/norcal-housing-market-competitive-even-as-interest-rates-rise/ Mon, 16 May 2022 16:28:00 +0000 https://awebdezine.com/norcal-housing-market-competitive-even-as-interest-rates-rise/ Sacramento-area buyers and sellers brace as interest rates spike after years of relief. “Instead of seeing multiple offers, five, six or more, we get a few offers,” said local real estate agent Ahrash Zamanian. Zamanian explained that fewer offers are finally giving buyers a chance, but the overall real estate market is not cooling down. “We just had a little 2 month old baby…hoping to get a bigger space for her play area and stuff like that, but let’s see how it goes,” said a potential buyer visiting a doors day opened in Folsom with Zamanian. “The housing market has been completely bananas for the start of the year, unreal and really price growth over the past month or so we’ve seen the market start to change temperature” , Sacramento appraiser and housing analyst Ryan Lundquist said t year. , but Lundquist notes that even at this lower rate, the number of offers is still significantly higher than one a decade ago.According to the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, fixed-rate mortgage averages are the most bred since 2009. beautiful suddenly people think they’re going to keep going up, but nobody really has a crystal ball on that,” Lundquist said. Local property experts are advising against buying a home at this time due to market pressure and current interest rates. Experts say a general rule of thumb is to spend 28% or less of your gross monthly income on a mortgage.

Sacramento-area buyers and sellers brace as interest rates spike after years of relief.

“Instead of seeing multiple offers, five, six or more, we get a few offers,” said local real estate agent Ahrash Zamanian.

Zamanian said fewer offers are finally giving buyers a fighting chance, but the overall real estate market isn’t cooling.

“We just had a little 2 month old baby…hoping to get a bigger space for her play area and stuff like that, but let’s see how it goes,” said a potential buyer visiting a doors day opened in Folsom with Zamanian.

“The housing market was completely wiped out at the start of the year with unreal price growth and really over the last month we’ve seen the market start to change temperature,” said valuation and analyst Ryan Lundquist. housing in Sacramento.

According to regional analyzes by Lundquist, the Sacramento area is in its 11and year of growth, with house prices up about 15% compared to the same period last year.

Seventy percent of properties over the past two years have received multiple offers, that percentage has dropped to 55% in recent weeks, but Lundquist notes that even at this lower rate the number of offers is still significantly higher. higher than ten years ago.

Fixed-rate mortgage averages are the highest since 2009, according to the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation.

“No one predicted that mortgage rates were going to get closer to 5.5%, so I think in terms of the future, a lot of people think they will continue to rise, but no one really has a ball. crystal clear in that regard,” Lundquist said.

Local property experts are advising against buying a home at this time due to the pressure being felt by the market and current interest rates.

Experts say a general rule of thumb is to spend 28% or less of your gross monthly income on a mortgage.

Mill City Ventures III, Ltd. announces its quarterly results https://awebdezine.com/mill-city-ventures-iii-ltd-announces-its-quarterly-results/ Mon, 16 May 2022 12:30:00 +0000 https://awebdezine.com/mill-city-ventures-iii-ltd-announces-its-quarterly-results/

MINNEAPOLIS, May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Mill City Ventures III, Ltd. (OTCQB: MCVT), a non-bank lender and specialty finance company, disclosed its revenue and net profit for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 with the filing of its quarterly report on Form 10-Q on Friday May 132022. The filing stated that:

  • Interest income from lending operations increased by 83% for $1 million compared to $546,000 for the period of the previous year;
  • Pre-tax profit from lending operations increased to $454,000 compared to $12,000 in the period of the previous year; and
  • Equity increased to $13.8Mfrom $13.4M to December 31, 2021.

“We achieved our record ninth quarter for revenue and profit from our lending operations,” the chief executive said. Douglas M. Polinsky. “We continue to see strong demand for our lending products and have been able to maintain a zero loss ratio on defaults in our lending portfolio so far.

“With the creation of our $5 million line of credit in the fourth quarter, we were able to leverage our equity and significantly grow our lending business. Our revenue growth continues to outpace operating expense growth, allowing us to increase our net margins,” said Polinsky.

The company also recently filed an S-1 registration statement for a potential common stock public offering, the proceeds of which would be used to continue to meet loan demand. Additionally, the company continues to work with its attorney and the NASDAQ to acquire a stock exchange listing.

Mill City continues to explore potential opportunities in real estate bridging loans, title loans, insurance claims, litigation funding and business acquisitions.

The forward-looking statements contained in this release are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause material differences between actual results. future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, continued demand for short-term specialty non-bank loans, increased levels of competition, new products or offerings introduced by competitors, changes in market loan rates, and other risks.

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RE-Target® chosen by Dayton, Greater Alabama and Prescott to improve member engagement and increase non-dues revenue. https://awebdezine.com/re-target-chosen-by-dayton-greater-alabama-and-prescott-to-improve-member-engagement-and-increase-non-dues-revenue/ Mon, 16 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://awebdezine.com/re-target-chosen-by-dayton-greater-alabama-and-prescott-to-improve-member-engagement-and-increase-non-dues-revenue/

RE-Target displays MLS, REALTOR® and affiliate messages to agents using visible and attractive display points.

RE-Target® is an innovative advertising and communication channel designed to leverage MLS traffic to engage users and generate revenue through placed advertising.

RE-Target helps support the local real estate ecosystem, linking separate Realtor and Affiliate memberships in a highly visible and meaningful way. »

— Warren Dow, General Manager of Real Estate

SAINT PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, USA, May 16, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dayton REALTORS®Greater Alabama MLS and Prescott Area Association of REALTORS® announce partnerships with SavvyCard® to deploy RE-Target®, a professional service and advertising technology solution to improve communications, increase member engagement and increase non-dues revenue in support of their strategic initiatives. Together, these organizations represent over 12,000 real estate professionals.

RE-Target® is an innovative advertising and communication channel for multiple listing services (MLS) and real estate associations to deliver highly targeted messages to their core subscribers and member audiences. This new channel leverages heavy user traffic on MLS dashboards and consumer-facing SEO websites, creating strong advertising opportunities for each organization’s affiliate members and local businesses.

“RE-targeting® helps our Partner Organizations improve engagement with their internal resources and generate non-dues revenue, two of the biggest challenges facing Member Organizations today,” said Warren Dow, General Manager of Real Estate at SavvyCard. “Most importantly, RE-Target helps support the local real estate ecosystem, connecting the distinct realtor® and affiliate memberships in a highly visible and meaningful way.

Dayton Realtors® in Dayton, OH, serves over 4,000 members dedicated to serving the needs of home sellers and buyers in the Miami Valley of Ohio.

Greater Alabama Multiple Listing Service, headquartered in Birmingham, AL, serves more than 6,300 real estate professionals and offers listings to consumers through its LiveInAlabama.com website. MLS is owned by the Birmingham Association of REALTORS®.

Prescott Area Realtors Association® in Prescott, AZ is a trade association representing over 2,000 REAL ESTATE AGENTS® serving the greater Quad Cities area of ​​Arizona.

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US stocks are expected to open higher on Monday https://awebdezine.com/us-stocks-are-expected-to-open-higher-on-monday/ Sun, 15 May 2022 22:40:00 +0000 https://awebdezine.com/us-stocks-are-expected-to-open-higher-on-monday/

Wall Street was on course to open higher on Monday. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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