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November 11, 2008

Technology Debriefing Post NAR 2008: Best of Breed money-saving tools for home buyers & sellers

Gogopin_bestnar2008v1 Used GoGoPin's new browser-based ad designer to create this call for nominations for "Best of Breed" money-saving applications for home buyers and sellers following the National Association of Realtors convention in Orlando, November 7-10, 2008.  Watch this one minute screencast for more information on the proposed technology debriefing.  Should we meet in person in Boston, like real estate round tables and technology debriefing hosted in the past by The Real Estate Cafe, or online so anyone can participate?

If you attended the NAR convention and spent time visiting some or all of the 500+ vendors in the EXPO, we'd love to receive your nomination for "Best of Breed" money-saving tools for home buyers and sellers.

Bill Wendel | 09:39 AM in Best of Breed, Do-it-yourself, FSBO: Best Practices, Savings & Rebates, Tech Trends | Permalink


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The Best of Breed real estate technology concept seems very beneficial. Real estate lends itself to increasingly beneficial technology. There is so much real estate technology today that it tends to become somewhat confusing as to which technology is most valuable. The Best of Breed initiative hopefully will help sort that out and focus on the technology which is most valuable.

Posted by: Irene Chandler and Jim Shultz | Dec 6, 2008 2:34:07 PM

I would love to use this tool especially for craigslist. I wonder I never stumbled upon this one. Thanks

Posted by: Daniel | Dec 12, 2008 6:10:32 AM

intrested post, I'm useually pretty up to date on what is going on in the real estate technology work but i missed this

Posted by: grande dunes | Dec 30, 2008 11:50:32 PM

What a neat tool! Thanks for sharing : ]

Posted by: Jenna | Dec 30, 2008 11:51:14 PM

HometownRenter.com has the questions to ask yourself if it is better to rent or buy in your situation. Do you need the flexibility of renting? or can you afford to stay in your home for at least 5 years or longer?

* Can you afford a 20% down payment?
* Can you afford a monthly payment on a 30-year fixed mortgage?
* ask your CPA ... Does the tax benefit of home ownership offset a potential decline in home value?
* Have you reduced other real estate debt before you add more on this home purchase?
* Does a fixed monthly mortgage payment for the next 15 years outweigh the likely inflation of rents during that same time (called an inflation hedge)

These are broad questions that can have many variations for each individual situation. However, it is a good foundation from which to start your home buying process.

If you are in the market for a rental, visit www.HometownRenter.com to find your next rental home!

Posted by: Gerwin | Feb 25, 2009 7:41:25 AM

Great resource, Bill. Thank you for posting this.

Posted by: Suzette West, ABR, EBA | Feb 27, 2009 6:17:37 PM

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