The Team Newsletter - April 13, 2010 See five foreclosed properties in one afternoon

Posted by Cal Carter Team Leader on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 12:39pm.

In this issue:

The Team's World: Finding Health and Wealth

Feature Article: I would give anything to be healthy for just one day

Special Opportunity:  See five foreclosed homes in one afternoon


The Team?s World: 

It has been an eye opener watching buyers that want to buy hesitate because value properties might decline some more in price and then seeing the value properties that were presented to them get rapidly snapped up by another buyer. 

I was listening to Wayne Walker in our office reflect back on when the Destin market was in shambles a couple decades ago and his buying a beach front lot for 50K.  He said he felt like he had lost his mind at the time!  Yet yesterday he stated that it really changed his life. It was about the lifestyle and pleasure derived for him and his family.

Way back then Wayne was experiencing the gut wrenching thoughts of the pain he would feel if he ended up not buying at rock bottom. Reflecting back it was overcoming his pain and focusing on his pleasure that has placed him in a good position today. 

What is your pain? What is your pleasure?  Are you thinking in the long term or the short term?

On another note, we continue to get the interest of cash buyers looking for motivated sellers in high end condo complexes that lenders will not lend on.  If you are a cash buyer and would like to learn more about these complexes (we are calling them the no-lend complexes) simply fill out this cash buyer request form .

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Feature Article: ?I Would Give Anything to Be Healthy for Just One Day?

By Rob Minton

I write about real estate and building businesses, but I?m veering off course with this article. I?m going to write about your health, which is more important than your business and way more important than money.

A week ago, I was with someone, whom I love very much, at a chemotherapy treatment. These treatments usually last 3 to 5 hours. There was another patient receiving chemotherapy and we were all talking. This other patient had been receiving chemotherapy, on and off, for a year or two. He was struggling with some of the side effects of the treatment. One of the side effects is neurosis, which is numbness in your feet and hands. This complication tends to be permanent and is in addition to several other side effects from cancer treatments.

At one point in the conversation, he said the following:

?I would give anything to be healthy for just one day??

Here I was worried about various problems with my investments and businesses and he was dealing with a multitude of physical problems. All of my so called problems were trivial when compared to what he was dealing with. It became very clear that our health is something we tend to take for granted. In fact, if you?re healthy right now, you don?t have any real problems.

Cancer has impacted everyone in one way or another. More than likely, you know someone who has cancer. You may even have someone in your family who has cancer. I do and almost everyone I know does, too.

The BIG problem with cancer is we haven?t had any major significant progress in reducing the loss of life. We?ve made a lot of progress on extending life, but not very much progress on saving lives.

If you compare death rates from heart disease, cardiovascular disease and pneumonia/influenza in 1951 compared to 2001, you will see that we have made major progress in every life-threatening illness except cancer. We haven?t made any progress in reducing the death rate from cancer in 50 years. 

Not good, considering the millions of dollars invested to cure this dreaded disease.

The best strategy seems to be prevention.

In a TED 2010 presentation by Dr. William Li, he detailed new strategies focused on preventing cancer. Unfortunately, this presentation isn?t available on yet. However, at one point in the presentation he said, ?What we eat is our chemotherapy.?

Shortly after watching this presentation, I read a little article in the Readers Digest titled ?How to Save Your Own Life.? The article highlighted the results of a new study showing that people who:

  • avoid smoking
  • exercise three and a half hours a week
  • maintain a body mass index of less than 30 (the cutoff point for obesity)
  • and eat a diet favoring fruits, vegetables and whole grains

Reduce their risk of developing diabetes, heart attack, stroke, or cancer by a whopping 78%. The suggestions from this new study seem to coincide with Dr. Li?s recommended foods. Unfortunately only 9% of some 23,000 people studied achieve all four of these goals.

I started this article off sharing a story about a man who would give anything to be healthy for just one day. I?d bet if he could go back in time, he would follow these guidelines religiously. The only question remaining is what will you do with this information? Do you value your health or are you taking it for granted?

I?ve made many changes to my daily routine after learning this information because I?ve seen first hand the impact of cancer. I try to exercise for 45 minutes a day. I also try and eat one of the cancer fighting foods included in the chart above with every meal. I?m also drinking green tea every day and I?m not a tea kinda guy! Cancer is a horrible disease that impacts just about everything you do and everyone in your family. You may be able to prevent this from happening. I certainly hope so.       


Special Opportunity: See five foreclosed properies in one afternoon

The foreclosure crisis has created an incredible opportunity for home buyers and investors to buy homes for pennies on the dollar.

If you?re thinking of buying a home and would like to learn more about the fantastic deals available, register to attend a special educational foreclosure home tour scheduled for Saturday, April 17th at 2:00 PM.

During the tour, you?ll be able to walk through 5 foreclosed homes in Orange Beach. We will simply meet at the first home and then caravan from home to home. The educational tour should finish in about 90 minutes.

This special tour is a great way for you to learn more about the foreclosure market because you?ll be able to see and evaluate each home inside and out. You?ll even be able to have all of your questions answered.

At the first home, you?ll receive a special educational Foreclosure tour packet which will include the following:

1. Details on each home included in the tour.

2. A map in case you get stranded from the caravan.

3. A summary of the real estate market statistics including recent comparable home sales, the average length of time it takes to sell a home today and the average selling prices of homes in the area.

Each tour is limited to 10 because the caravan process becomes challenging with more attendees . Tour spaces will be given   on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register for this special educational foreclosure tour, call Tammy at our office 251-923-2322 or visit this registration page:

If you?re one of the first 10 to register, we will contact you with the address of the first home on the tour.


Have a great weekend!

Cal Carter
Keller Williams Alabama Gulf Coast

P.S. J ason recently wrote about Laguna Key on our blog. Check it out here:

P.S.S.  Don?t forget you can get a free copy of our ?Foreclosure Home Buying Secrets? book at

Cal Carter
The Team


Realtors® serving the Alabama Gulf Coast
Keller Williams Realty Alabama Gulf Coast

2 Responses to "The Team Newsletter - April 13, 2010 See five foreclosed properties in one afternoon"

New Homes by Builders wrote: There is really nothing more important than one's health. Have a regular exercise. Eat healthy and live healthy.

Prevention is really better than cure because how can you enjoy life if you are troubled with your heath problems. Not to mention that there are some health problems which are incurable.

Posted on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 7:03am.

Madison foreclosures wrote: Hey, great idea to do a distressed property tour of the foreclosed homes in your area! Not only can buyers get a feel for what properties are available at what price levels but they can meet other like-minded buyers to compare notes and experiences. If I had a small tour bus or a large van I would set up one of these tours for foreclosed properties in my area as well.

Posted on Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 1:08pm.

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