Consumer Focused Carnival of Real Estate

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May 30th, 2009

The guidelines for this carnival.

As always, I arranged the entries that met guidelines into three levels, based upon originality, usefulness to the consumer, and how much thought and effort and research went into an entry.


There were no strongly recommended articles this time.



Closing on Our First Rental Property is a decent overview of issues regarding rental properties.

8 Common Selling Mistakes Basic but some things cannot be repeated too often.

Help! My Home is going to tax sale This is far from universal. California's rules are completely different (for example it can take up to 5 years to condemn a property for unpaid taxes, but interest and penalties start accruing from the first day you're late).

Your host presents You Want an Agency That Can Pay ENOUGH Attention to YOU



Oswego Townhouse Nightmare about a developer folding midway through a project

Is Now The Time To Buy A House?

I usually don't include posts of this nature, but I'm making an exception for Killearn Lakes Unit 1 Home Prices Holding for one very worthwhile nugget of information: "The previous two real estate graphs are a classic example why most real estate reports are flawed. They lead you to believe that prices are going up or prices are going down, solely based upon the movement of the average sales price. As we saw in these graphs of home sales in Killearn Lakes Unit 1, it is possible for the average price to go up, while values are dropping."



A clown named Jacques Groenewald submitted a post "Make Easy Money On Ebay" which did not so much as mention real estate. This joker cannot even handle easy to understand instructions on submitting to this carnival - and they're giving advice on Arbitrage between auction houses?

The same website submitted a second article called "Thinking Like a Millionare - 5 Steps To Understanding a Millionare's Mindset" All of the millionaires I know of have no trouble with easy things like submitting appropriate articles. Maybe he doesn't understand Millionaires as well as he thinks.

Finally, they submitted another article which just plain pimped a scam alleged to make money from twitter posts. After three strikes, anyone is out, let alone a multiple spammer. Back in with the rest of the slime. 'Tis the Blacklist for you, ya scurvy dog! Except that I think I just insulted scurvy dogs.

"Cheap ways to make your own online beats" was another spam article that was submitted. Well, spamster, you lost.

The same Clown, Ruoall Chapman, submitted more spam "Everything you need to know about how to Make Online Beats", beclowing himself in ignominy. I blacklisted him. You should probably do the same.

Someone named Raag Vamdatt couldn't afford a clue and so submitted "How to use a credit card the financially prudent way" which does not so much as mention real estate. If he can't follow directions - or even wonder if perhaps Consumer Focused Carnival of Real Estate is not the place to be submitting a credit card post, then perhaps there is a fundamental disconnect in his thinking on other subjects?

For those who might object to the treatment their submission received, the relevant information has been in the guidelines since before submissions were being accepted for this carnival. Having been told to read the guidelines, you willingly submitted these posts. Live with it.

Consumer Focused Carnival of Real Estate will return in one month on June 30, 2009, here at Searchlight Crusade, unless someone else wants to host. Deadline for submissions will be Midnight June 28th.


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