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This is a LONG newsletter (hope you read it anyway)

Let’s start with real estate.

Good news

The Interest rates are down down down !!!

So, hopefully that will keep a lot of people with ARM’s in their homes because they can afford their mortgage payments again. Also, a 30 year fixed is the lowest rate we have seen in 37 years.

It will get buyers “off the fence” and motivate them to buy because the interest rate is so low (how much lower can it get)

Add these two and we will see a lower inventory which is exactly what we need to balance supply and demand.

I am not going to give you any bad news this time because you get enough from the media and after all, it is the holidays.

Just a few real estate numbers for Pinellas County as of Dec.1st.

Our inventor is down to 15,540 single family homes and condos (combined)  for sale in Pinellas County. Remember, we were around 17,000 not too long ago.

We sold 8682 properties so far this year

More than 65% of the sold properties were in a price range between $100,000 and $400,000.

Thanks to one of my friends (keep the info coming)

We now know how to

Save money on directory assistance when looking or a business phone number.

Call Google. Yes that is right It is called Goog-411

A free telephone based information service that could replace expansive 411 calls. About 2.6 billion 411 calls are made in the U.S. each year, and it is a $7 billion/year market.   So, try it, dial 1-800-GOOG-411   =  1 800  4664  411 The computer even understands my strange accent. . . . .

Special thanks to Nancy Scarangella and Lana Wagner who have (literally) given me a truck full of stuff to donate to CASA

 I got this from yet another friend, please read.

Change your cell phone location setting to “on”.

You may remember that a young woman was recently abducted from a Target
parking lot in Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City. Her body was
discovered many miles away in Missouri. They were able to locate her by
the sequence of cell phone towers that picked up her cell phone location.

She had not attempted to dial out, but when her family was trying to call
her the towers could sense her phone. Sadly, the authorities were not
able to reach her in time. However, they were able to locate her body
which was in an area where they never would have searched without the
cell phone tower information.
The cell phone ‘locator’ can be either set to:

1. E911 … in which case you must dial out to be located;
2. or it can be set to be on all the time … ‘Location on’

With it on all the time you can be located by emergency services through
the police if you fail to respond (sick, injured or worse).
ALL cell phones have this feature. It’s called Location.
It’s under the Settings tool
Once you turn this on, THEN your phone is traceable (select Location On
instead of ‘E911 Only’).

Here are my tips for this month.

Let’s help and save the planet.

Put that extra plate or two in your dishwasher or the extra towel in the washer.

Use half of the shampoo, (you will still look gorgeous)

Do not take bags at the store if you can fit the purchase in your handbag or simply carry it to the car.

Set your water heater a few degrees lower, you won’t really notice the difference.

Try to recycle; bottle and cans are the easiest.

Sat away from Bleached paper products, brown is beautiful color, so use the none bleached.

Last but not least Mr. Mandell brother of Mr. Diabetes

 (We work in the same building) asked me to tell all of you about this special event on Dec. 21. His brother will complete a 10,000 mile walk on that day and you are invited come to join the Walk and PARTY. Read this story, it is amazing, he walked for 8 years !!! http://defeatdiabetes.org. Final walk 1.30 to 4 pm starts at the north end of John’s Pass 2 miles to Archibald Beach.

Here are my tips for this month.

Let’s help and save the planet.

Put that extra plate or two in your dishwasher or the extra towel in the washer.

Use half of the shampoo, (you will still look gorgeous)

Do not take bags at the store if you can fit the purchase in your handbag or simply carry it to the car.

Set your water heater a few degrees lower, you won’t really notice the difference.

Try to recycle; bottle and cans are the easiest.

Sat away from Bleached paper products, brown is beautiful color, so use the none bleached.

OK

Enough with the reading, go out and enjoy yourself, have a good time and smell the roses.

Happy Holidays and a wonderful start to the New Year.

As always, check out my website

AnneHensel.com leave your comments and questions, get updates on the market and find more information on Saint Petersburg Real Estate.

Here are some older Real estate newsletters for Saint petersburg Florida 

South Beaches newsletter November

  

St. Petersburg Real Estate Newsletter for October

  

Real Estate news for Pinellas County

  

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