Carnival of Real Estate #86

Welcome to the 86th edition of the Carnival of Real Estate. I’m absolutely thrilled and honored to be hosting the Carnival for the second time and want to especially thank Drew for the opportunity again.  There were a plethora of submissions to read and it is a difficult task always in deciding who makes the list and who doesn’t.  A huge shout out to BlogCarnival for providing their new and awesome Carnival Editor Beta which made this time hosting a true breeze!  Thanks also to everyone who submitted.  Here are my 15 picks of the week in an effort to remind all of you out there that tomorrow is April 15th.

MY PERSONAL FAVORITE:  Not just the rule in Tallahassee Joe Manausa presents Selling Your Home – Single Most Import Fact You Must Know posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog.  He reminds us that buyers are the primary factor in determining the value of our homes.

An excellent source on obtaining your credit score without falling for any gimmicks as Raymond presents How To Get Your Free FICO Credit Score posted at Money Blue Book.

Ned Carey addresses all those late night infomercials granting false hope to those who want to invest with "no money down."Check out Can I Really Invest in Real Estate Without Money? posted at Baltimore Real Estate Investing Blog, which says, "A post to get you thinking not just about money but what other resources do you have."

I know about the changing face of the mortgage market all too well…Joe Peffer presents Pre-Approved? Think Again, You May Not Be. A Cautionary Tale posted at Columbus Real Estate Notes on Homes for Sale, the Columbus Market, and Home Buyer Help, saying, "active buyers need to keep one eye on the market and the other on their pre-approval as the mortgage market changes almost daily these days."

In the 2nd part of a 2 part series MoneyNing presents Be Human and Buy a Home posted at Money Ning, saying, "Buy a Home now!"

In one of the most eloquent blogs I’ve ever read Larry Walker presents Your Money or Your Life posted at Larry’s Take on the Cocoa Beach Real Estate Market, saying, "How good must the deal be to forget that tired old mantra; location, location, location?"

Helen Anderson presents 5 Tips for Buying a Home in a Down Market at Best CD (Certificate of Deposit) Rates, Money Market Rates, High Interest Accounts posted at Bankaholic.

An excellent insight into what goes on behind the scenes when qualifying for a mortgage as Silicon Valley Blogger presents How Do You Qualify For A Mortgage Loan? posted at The Digerati Life.

Nigel Swaby presents 0 Down Mortgages Headed for Extinction (they’re NOT extinct already?)posted at Salt Lake Real Estate Blog.

Sarah Mann presents Does Size Really Matter? posted at Zillow Blog

Eric Bryant presents Every “Real Estate Batman” needs a “Geek Estate Robin”! Unless they want to fade away… posted at GeekEstate Blog.

Trevor Mauch presents – A Cool Way to Find Properties On Craigslist? posted at Real Estate Investing Brain, saying, "Article on a great tool for helping you find properties on Craigslist. This is a map integrated with Craigslist listings to make it very easily searchable for properties by city and price."

Jessica Donnovan presents Marketing Your Real Estate Business Online posted at Real Estate License.

Mike Mueller presents Will Brent Bring Down Zillow Mortgage? posted at Mike’s Minute… "The danger of Zillow’s Mortgage Marketplace – with a comment from David G from Zillow"

Life. Money. Development. presents The 7 Attributes of Leadership posted at Life. Money. Development., saying, "An excellent presentation of the attributes every leader should have."

That concludes this edition. Next week’s carnival will be hosted by Reachd.  Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of real estate using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the blog carnival index page.

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UPDATE Friday, 3/18:  Drew Meyers just interviewed me about my experience with the CoRE, blogging, and the Manhattan real estate market.  Here’s the…

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