On the Day of the First Presidential Debates: Texas Realtors and Homeowners Not Too Keen on President Obama

By Candy Evans / October 3, 2012 / 6 Comments

Homegain is a company based out of San Francisco, CA — Emeryville — and I know the GM, Louis Cammarosano. HomeGain exists as a portal for finding real estate agents, researching home values, and viewing homes for sale — yes, kind of like a Zillow or Trulia, but with more Realtor research. HomeGain is a division of Classified Ventures, LLC a strategic joint venture formed by Belo Corp., Gannett Co., The McClatchy Company, Tribune Company, and The Washington Post Company. Classified Ventures’ also owns and operates, an automotive Web site where consumers can find information on new and used cars and shop for a vehicle,, a national on line apartment guide and relocation resource and, a national network of local newspaper real estate websites.

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IPhone 5 Announcement: Buyers Now Hunting For Homes on Mobile More Than Desktop, So It’s Really Time to Look & Move…

By Candy Evans / September 12, 2012 / 0 Comments

Ain’t no secret where buyers are looking for house porn these days: on their telephones! Today we hear about the new Iphone 5 as if it were a movie star — in effect, it is! The three big boys — Zillow, Trulia and — all know this and that’s why they got smartphone apps […]

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Will Crime on the Katy Trail Affect Home Values? Is It Already?

By Candy Evans / May 22, 2012 / 0 Comments

What do you think? I spoke with one Realtor Monday who said, yes, buyers are already worried about buying on the Katy Trail, where there have been a rash of robberies and gunmen threats to “pop you”. Not just buyers, but sellers are worried about how this will affect property values. Talking to a real estate […]

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Monday Morning Millionaire: A Rare Chance to Live on Daria Drive, Hang Out With the Former Prez…

By Candy Evans / May 21, 2012 / 12 Comments

Talk about a rare opportunity, here is a chance to live behind those pearly gates on the Darias and rub shoulders with George and Laura on the Fourth of July (if he’s not at the ranch) and trick or treat chez Bush come October. Talk to another Realtor and they will tell you that having […]

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Listing No-No’s: When Cruising MLS, What’s Your Biggest Pet Peeve?

By Joanna England / May 1, 2012 / 0 Comments

Apparently, leaving the toilet seat up when photographing a home’s bathroom is enough to get some Realtors’ dander up.

And don’t dare leave cars parked in front of your listing when taking a photo. Or leave the television on. That’s another big one.

Personally? I can’t stand to see smudged and dirty mirrors.

So, tell me, what’s your biggest no-no when it comes to a property listing?

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Were You an April Fool? Surely There’s Some Crafty Realtor Out There Who Loves a Good Prank?

By Joanna England / April 2, 2012 / 0 Comments

I love April Fools. My two favorite jokes include putting a rubber band around the kitchen faucet sprayer so that the unsuspecting user of said faucet gets soaked, and hijacking a friend’s phone and sending a picture of a positive pregnancy test to their entire contact list. Were you the butt of a good April […]

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