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Some interesting, fun, and encouraging real estate info for the Sandwich Generation from Twitter this week!

  1. @HousingReporter reports good news about our ability to sell a home fast: July home sales improve in Pinellas County (Tampa Bay, Florida); Ottawa home sales have jumped 11.5%, and Baltimore-area home sales have risen in July as well! Hooray! Now if we can just spur on California and other sluggish areas!
  2. Are you or an aging parent once again house buyers? Or perhaps looking at investment properties? Here’s a good article on mortgage rate locks and how to avoid problems with them –
  3. @Nerdnews found an intriguing article at LifeHacker. The Trap Door Desk would be a great way to help conserve space if quarters are getting tight after aging parents and/or grandkids have moved in to your house, and room additions are not a viable option.
  4. For all you Sandwich Generation business owners, Paul Chaney has another book, The Digital Handshake: Seven Proven Strategies to Grow Your Business Using Social Media, coming out and you can download the 8th chapter on Social Media for free. It deals with social networks and is titled Social Networks Strengthen Your Social Graph. It looks like this book, coming out soon, is as interesting and useful as his book, Realty Blogging: Build Your Brand and Out-Smart Your Competition, which I have underlined like you wouldn’t believe!
  5. This is a duplicate tweet from SandwichINK because I felt it was vital to both sites. 🙂 Alzheimer's Caregiving: Home Safety Per @mike_gamble
  6. Last, but definitely not least, How to Grow Your Own Living House. This is TOO COOL!!! Not sure my adult kids would want to do this, but wouldn’t the grandkids love it! 🙂

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Did you know that Twitter is an excellent resource for those involved in or interested in property investments. I have been active on Twitter for several months. As you may guess, based on SandwichINK, I have several interesting “Tweeple” I regularly read who write about all things caregiving. But I also have many who write about real estate.

From real estate agents to real estate investors to real estate blog-geeks, there are plenty on Twitter with great ideas and info. When I searched Twellow, the Yellow Pages for Twitter, the key words “real estate” show over 25,000 listings! Most of the ones I follow are in the real estate business and I find plenty of useful items of interest, even for those of us who aren’t real estate agents. I’ve learned great marketing tips, encouraging real estate info, and home staging ideas from different tweeps. Here are just a few of the ones I’m following and enjoying:

@BlogBoy2 – The infotech for Sugar Pine Realty in Sonora frequently has fascinating bits of info.

@PChaney – A social media expert who writes on a wide variety of issues, including real estate. I’ve enjoyed his real estate book, Realty Blogging: Build Your Brand and Out-Smart Your Competition, as well.

@nik_nik – Her site is an excellent real estate technology knowledge base and her tweets show that.

@realtors – As you can imagine, the National Association for Realtors (NAR) tweets plenty of interesting links on real estate, including a great article on the 2009 first time home buyer tax credit. That’s a great article to pass on to our adult kids and grandkids!

@TerriMurphy – Author of the real estate agent’s book, Terri Murphy’s E-Listing and E-Selling Secrets: For the Technologically “Clueless,” which I have and enjoyed, she posts about marketing in a wide variety of areas

@RemaxFoothills – a real estate company from South Carolina with some real estate tweets of interest.

@StagingFlorida – A home stager with  interesting links and info primarily centered around staging your home for sale. I’m a big beliver that home staging can help sell a home fast, so I’m always on the lookout for new tips in that area.

@Aging_In_Place – And last, but not least, one of my caregiving Tweeple who shares my real estate interests. His site is an excellent resource for helping you help your aging parents stay in their own home, or be more comfortable and safe in your home.

This is just a handful of all the great real estate tweeters out there. I’ll keep my eyes open and add to this list down the road. In the meantime, enjoy their tweets, and do follow me as well.   🙂    @SandwichINK.  I write about real estate, caregiving, and other items of interest from the multi-generational perspective as a member of the Sandwich Generation of caregivers, grandparents, and more.