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Archives of real estate blog entries for September 30, 2009 (Page 6)
Buffalo Grove- its time to buy real estate for many reasons! - 10:37 PM
Buffalo Grove- its time to buy real estate for many reasons! First time buyers its time to buy now since you can take advantage of the $8000 first time home buyer tax credit , ideal interest rates and historically low home prices. This real estate blog post is going to concentrate mostly on bank owned property and short sales. Every buyer in the Buffalo Grove area or for that matter any client wants a deal . Depending on the particular situation, bargains can most definitely be had, sometimes in the form of a short sale purchase , a bank owned property, or in (0 comments)
Buffalo Grove Subdivisions- Which Subdivision meets your family's requirements - 10:48 PM
Buffalo Grove Subdivisions- Which one meets your requirements? Now is the time to buy! There are currently 128 resale and new homes in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. The average listing price for homes for sale in Buffalo Grove IL was $311,609 for the week ending Feb 25. The median sales price for homes in Buffalo Grove IL for Nov 08 to Jan 09 was $267,500. This represents an increase of 3.2% compared to 2008. That's good news folks! The rest of the good news is that we are seeing more buyers now than we have seen for a while in Buffalo Grove Illinois - especially first time buyers. (0 comments)
When Will The Madness End ?? - 09:41 AM
I don't know about you but I am so tired of all the bank bailouts which in essence has bailed out the rich some of them have recieved golden parachutes after thier bank was taken over. Then to top it off the bank that took over the failing bank is provided incentive to let the loans go bad let them foreclose vs. helping out the homeowner. Not to mention the banks that recieved all that TARP money the big banks that are suppose to help foreclosures save the economy, that you hear on commercials about how they are suppose to "help" (0 comments)
Via Marte Cliff (Marte Cliff Copywriting): This probably isn't news that anyone who sells real estate wants to hear, but getting approved for a mortgage is about to become more difficult. From what I've read here, and what agents have told me in person, you thought it was difficult enough all this year! Fannie Mae has announced regulation updates meant to reduce its risk... beginning with a requirement for a credit score of 620. Other changes include options regarding mortgage insurance. Buyers whose loan-to-value ratio exceeds 80% can choose to accept higher monthly mortgage insurance premiums or pay a one time fee (3 comments)
Via Eleanor Thorne, Cary Mortgage Loans (Meridian Residential): There are tons of first time homebuyers out there negotiating the best deal on their new home, and now it's time to get a mortgage. Most of them only know how to ask one question: What's the Rate? We've been in the mortgage business for over 20 years - and the only thing most people know to ask is - "What's the Rate?" While that's a great question, it's kinda' like going into a shoe store and asking if they have any shoes in a size 9. Just shopping the rate is (0 comments)
Central Park -- New York City by Feng Shui Long Island & New York - 11:35 PM
Central Park New York City by Feng Shui Long Island & New York After a recent Feng Shui Consultation in New York City recently, I headed up to Central Park. I lucked out with a beautiful, warm day and while I should be used to seeing these horses, I still have mixed feelings about them. New York City is legendary for their Carriage Rides through Central Park. And years ago I'd taken my children on one; I hadn't looked closely at the Horse at the time and he fell ill during the ride. I hated seeing the horse in such distress (24 comments)
Who Qualifies for the $8000 Tax Credit? - 12:48 PM
I believe buyers still have many questions regarding the first-time homebuyer's tax credit. Real estate professionals in the following video give an explanation of the tax credit. Keep in mind that the November 30th deadline is fast approaching.
Naperville Home Buyers ~ Who Qualifies for the $8000 Tax Credit?
Maria Mastrolonardo is a Realtor Associate with RE/MAX of Naperville and has been assisting home-buyers and home-sellers since 1997. Maria can be reached at (630) 248-6077 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Servicing the towns of: (0 comments)
******************************** We proudly serve and sell real estate in and around all of Charleston, SC. If you are thinking about purchasing or selling your home in Charleston, Johns Island, James Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, West Ashley, Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Sullivans Island, North Charleston, Hanahan, Summerville, Goose Creek or other surrounding areas, and more importantly, want to work with a local area expert, contact us at your earliest convenience.
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The Lakes August 2009 Real Estate Resale Market Report: Listings (9/15/2009): 39 Under Contract (9/15/2009): 75 Sold August 2009: 23 Month's Inventory: 1.7 Since Last Month's Report: Listings DOWN -6, Pendings UP +8, Sold DOWN -1 Why Las Vegas Pendings Aren't Selling View Last Month's Market Report Right Here! For More Las Vegas Communities and Reports Click Here (6 comments)
Las Vegas Area Sellers and Sales (Transaction) Categories: Lease Option to Purchase (#9 in a series) - 08:08 PM
Las Vegas Area Seller or Sales Transaction Category #9: Lease Option to Purchase A Lease Option to Purchase is a Type of Sale. A Lease Option is technically a lease with the option to purchase the home and has two separate contracts secured by a non-refundable "option" deposit. Lease Option to Purchase is generally best when used for speculating on market changes in price. So basically, the buyer is "locking in" a price to purchase a home during a certain timeframe. In this current environment, buyers should NOT be speculating that their loan product will exist when the option to purchase (6 comments)
The National Association of Mortgage Brokers is the voice of the mortgage broker industry, representing the interests of mortgage brokers and homebuyers since 1973. But this webinar is open to all of us in the industry.... Bankers and Realtors too!!
You do not need to be a member to join this webinar. https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/296700555 Sign up at the link above!!
* YSP is going away come January 2010 (14 comments)
Week 2 of my 14-week journey to be lighter and healthier by the end of the year. If you missed my previous posts, here are links to them: The Anti-New Year's Resolution Week 1: Know Your Numbers This week only down 1/2 lb. Not great but slow, sustainable progress is the aim here. I kept a journal of my eating and exercising, and have been able to identify a few (quite a few in fact) trouble spots that I know need to be turned around. If I try to change all of them at once, (5 comments)
Top 3 Real Estate Calculators for Buying Tampa Homes for Sale - 07:36 PM
If you're looking at one of the many Tampa homes for sale (and especially when reading about buying a home), you've probably already read articles that ask, "How much house can you afford?" and "Can you really afford the mortgage for a new home?" From beginning to end, to get a good estimate, you'll need to figure monthly payments, loan qualification guidelines, closing costs and much more. Frankly, all those calculations can set your head to reeling. To cut down on some of the frustration, save a few trees from the paper you'd use up and help give you a better (0 comments)
Townhouses For Sale in Leisure World of Maryland - 07:23 PM
Leisure World of Maryland Townhouses For Sale Townhouses are one choice of the many different style homes available in this premier Active Senior Living Community located in Leisure World in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland.
These two level units offer living room, dining room, and kitchen on the first floor and two bedrooms on the second floor. Contact Barbara Michaluk, Realtor for more information on individual townhomes for sale in this premier Active Senior Living Community in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Homes for sale in Olney, MD - 08:55 PM
Homes For Sale in OLNEY, MARYLAND Olney is one of the most desirable communities in Montgomery County. There are approximately 8,000 homes in Olney. The zip codes are 20832 and 20833. Voted by Money Magazine in 2007 as #17 out of the top 100 places to living in the country. You'll find every type of shopping and other services including public library, several banks, hospital, drug store, grocery stores, pet store, toy store, bakery, restaurants and more in this extremely family-friendly community.
There are currently 37 single family homes for sale in Olney, MD as follows:
Contact Barbara Michaluk, (0 comments)
S&P/Case Shiller Index Chicago and Country - 02:52 PM
Just released yesterday, the S&P/Case Shiller Index has some interesting and positive news for the month of August. It appears to continue the trend of stabilization that it seems like we're currently in. Particularly for the Chicagoland market that I work in, it continues 3 solid months of home value increases. This is welcome news for our industry and home sellers in general. Here's the top question that comes to mind: Will it last or is this just a blip? Here's the problem. I personally feel that we need to see some improvement in the foreclosure department before we see a (0 comments)
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