Archives of real estate blog entries for April 1, 2010 (Page 18)
Home Staging: Simple Fixes in Fairfield County, CT - 11:03 AM
In Fairfield County, sometimes it's a matter of simple fixes to get your home Staged, but it takes a professional Stager to point them out. Here are some real situations along with their solutions, as suggested to Sellers in their Staging Consultations:
The true star of this show is the fireplace behind this children's playhouse. This family room was totally given over to the kids, but needs to be more adult-friendly when it's on the market. Store the toys and bring in some adult-sized seating to focus on the fireplace.
A lot of
Federal Reserve Stops Mortgage Purchases - 10:44 PM
A recent article from the NPR indicated that The Federal Reserve will stop buying mortgage-backed securities on Wednesday March 31. This marks the end to a massive program that's been helping the housing market recover.
When the economy showed signs of decline over a year and a half ago, the government wanted to drive down interest rates for homeowners to stimulate the economy by making it cheaper to buy or refinance a house. The problem was that lenders were not issuing loans, even to homeowners with good credit. As a result, interest rates rose.
The Federal Reserve aimed to solve this problem by
Mystic Lake Neighborhood REAL ESTATE Market Report in Cochran's Crossing, The Woodlands, TX - 02:24 PM
Real Estate Report for MYSTIC LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD is a highly sought after area in the VILLAGE OF COCHRAN'S CROSSING, located in The Woodlands, Texas. The Woodlands is the #1 Master Planned Community in Texas! There are one level and 2 story beautiful homes ranging from the high $300's up to $500,000. Recent homes selling (with a pool) have been averaging $117 per square foot.
As you enter you pass by a gorgeous pond where you can fish, picnic, watch birds, turtles and enjoy nature! There are bike and foot paths around the lake. Fishing is also an option!
HUD announces new lottery system for liquidation of inventory. - 07:31 AM
In response to the many complaints about the sometimes tedious and often confusing bidding system for HUD homes, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is looking at a new plan to streamline the process.
The new system will allow potential HUD buyers to purchase Scratch-off tickets at any convenience store or other lottery center with houses being awarded to the lucky winners!
For $20, you could buy a lottery ticket for a move-in ready house. Ten dollars gets you a chance at a moderate fixer-upper, and a deep-discounted dollar scratch-off might net you that moldy piece-of-crap house that is
Homebuyer Tax Credit Expires on April 30, 2010 - 04:54 AM
Homebuyer Tax Credit Expires on April 30, 2010
If you've been thinking about buying a new home, now is a great time to buy. The reasons are the homebuyer tax credit is set to expire on April 30, 2010, mortgage rates are still at historic lows, and home prices are down in many areas.
First-time homebuyers can get up to $8000 in tax credits while repeat homebuyers can get up to $6500. You still have time to take advantage of the homebuyer tax credit - if you act quickly. To qualify for the homebuyer tax credit, you must have a signed Purchase and
Mortgage Rate Alert for Massachusetts for April 1, 2010 - 08:05 AM
Mortgage Rate Alert for Massachusetts for April 1, 2010
Here are some of the events affecting mortgage rates today in Massachusetts.
What Mortgage Backed Securities Are Doing Today:
The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened at 100.06 this morning - and quickly fell 183 basis points (59/32) lower than yesterday's close. At 9:00, the 4.5% MBS coupon was trading at 97.01 - down another 121 basis points (39/32) from its opening. Price Trend in Mortgage Backed Securities:
The chart below shows the price trend of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% coupon over the past 30 days from 3-2-2010 to
Mortgage Rate Forecast for Chatham MA for April 1, 2010 - 09:31 AM
Mortgage Rate Forecast for Chatham MA for April 1, 2010
Here are some of the events affecting mortgage rates today in Chatham, MA:
What Mortgage Backed Securities Are Doing Today:
The price of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% MBS coupon opened at 100.22 this morning - the same as yesterday's close. At 9:30 AM, the 4.5% MBS coupon was trading at 99.91 - down 5/32 from its opening. Price Trend in Mortgage Backed Securities:
The chart below shows the price trend of the FNMA 30-Year 4.5% coupon over the past 30 days from 3-2-2010 to 4-1-2010:
Remember, on mortgage backed securities
Home Value Update for Chatham MA 02633 Through February 2010 - 10:18 AM
Home Value Update for Chatham MA 02633 Through February 2010
According to Trulia.com, the current average listing price of homes for sale in Chatham, MA is $1,531,675, while the current mean sales price of homes is $425,000. Sale prices of single family homes in Chatham, MA have fallen 15.0% in the past year through the end of February 2010, and have fallen 26.7% in the last 5 years. Below is a chart of the trend of median sales prices of homes in Chatham, MA, in the past year through February 2010:
Chatham Recently Sold Homes
If you're looking to purchase
1007 Brayden Ln, Georgetown, TX 78626 - Pleasant Valley - 03:31 PM
Visit our website for pricing and availability and to learn more about Georgetown real estate
Neighborhood: Pleasant Valley Sec 02MLS Number: 3969268
1,473 sq ft, 3 beds, 2 bathsLot size: 9,365 sq ft (.21 acres)
3 bedrooms and 2 baths* Bamboo floors in living, dining and kitchen area* Large covered patio for entertaining* Tile in laundry room and bathrooms* 2" faux wood blinds* Fireplace* Open kitchen to living area* 2 car garage* Garage door opener*
Caruso's Fools Day! - 01:18 PM
Happy April Fools Day Everyone! Can you believe it's already April?! Time is flying by! In light of this fun holiday I thought I would provide you with a few silly, old fashioned practical jokes.
*If your milk comes in a cardboard container, add a few drops of food coloring, the results are pretty colorful.
*If you have a sink with a sprayer, put a rubber band around the handle. This automatically keeps the nozzle in spray-mode. Make sure the nozzle is pointing up and outward. The next person to use the sink will get a splash
*Superglue some coins to the
Time to get registered to vote - 02:22 PM
Just checking to see who is registered to vote and who is not. If you are not WHY NOT? Are you not concerned about our Country?, Our children?, Thier future? The thought of having our constitutional rights taken from us scares me to death. If I wanted to live in a dictatorship I would have moved. Please get registed by April 19th it can be done on line, and vote!
The Dillema: Do you disclose Rumours & Gossip: Or do you tell the Buyer do your own investigation? - 12:10 AM
The San Fernando Valley is famous for many reasons. Some know it as the "valley of the stars" others recognize it as the' other movie industry's center', that is the Porn Capital of the World. Different cities are vying for the title. Some of people consider it the Sherman Oaks hills.
I was going on a listing appointment and the owner of the house was telling me, that two streets from her house, she knows someone who was a "neighbor" to a "studio". She assured me, that the neighbors got together and shut the operation down.
I find this an interesting
OPEN HOUSE-PRICE REDUCED-41322 De Luz Road, Temecula, CA 92590 - 08:39 PM
You are cordially invited. Please stop by or refer someone.
April 4th @ 12:30pm-5:30pm
This beautiful home is still AVAILABLE, PRICE REDUCED and still waiting for the right buyer. Is that you??
David A. McCloskey - Let's Make It Happen...NOW!
Coldwell Banker-Town & Country
REALTOR FOR HIRE - DAVID A. McCLOSKEY - 10:22 PM
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Corona, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar, Temecula, Riverside County REAL ESTATE - 11:07 PM
As a buyer, no matter what city you prefer, it never hurts to check out the surrounding cities to see what type of REAL ESTATE they offer and at what price. Who knows, you could just end of getting a great deal, which isn't so bad.
Whether you're looking for REO (Bank Owned), Standard sales or Short Sales, let's discuss your options and see where it goes from there. It has to make personal and financial sense. Variety is the spice of life so why not check out the surrounding cities and compare. I'm all about choice.
David A. McCloskey
New Federal Program begins April 5, 2010! - 02:39 PM
Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative Program
How it helps people looking to buy a home:
The H.A.F.A program requires banks to respond to short sale offers 10 business days after receiving the buyer's offer. No more long waits wondering if a short-sale will be approved. Some banks will even pay all the buyers closing costs. This means it is possible for a buyer to have a short-sale offer accepted and under contract by the home buyer tax credit deadline April 30, 2010. The buyer can receive either the $8000 tax credit for first time home buyers or a $6,500 tax credit
Technorati Ranks The Tallahassee Real Estate Blog #4 - 08:21 AM
Technorati has noticed. With our massive site change at the end of December, the Tallahassee Real Estate Blog fell “off the grid” for a while. Our google rankings dipped a little, and Technorati real estate blog rank dropped out of the top 100. But not any longer!
The Tallahassee Real Estate Blog has moved to #4 on the Technorati Real Estate Blog ratings. This is our highest ranking thus far, but we don’t want to rule out #1!
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a New Door Opening on St Croix - 04:37 PM
March 31 is "transfer day" in the US Virgin Islands. The day commemorates an event that occurred over eight decades ago, when the Danish West Indies were formally ceded to the United States by Denmark. They became the U.S. Virgin Islands, in exchange for twenty-five million dollars. To learn more, visit Consulate US VI.
The date was MY "transfer day" too. I have left Coldwell Banker Land-de Wilde Realty and re-joined Buyer Agent St Croix. It is with sadness that I leave Coldwell Banker. I loved it there and have nothing but great things to say about Amy Land-de Wilde and the team she has painstakingly assembled.
Bloomfield New Jersey Condo Complex Whitestone Gardens offers the simplicity of one floor living - 08:36 AM
Tucked away just behind John F. Kennedy Drive in Bloomfield, New Jersey sits Whitestone Gardens Condominium complex. The 188 unit Whitestone Gardens Condominium complex is located on Hoover Avenue, conveniently nestled between to John F Kennedy Drive, Broad Street and Bay Avenue. The Bloomfield, New Jersey Condo Complex, the Whitestone Gardens consists of 188 units, 12 buildings and two driveways. Buildings 1-5 are located in Whitestone Gardens Driveway #2 while ironically buildings 6-12 are located in Driveway #1.
Whitestone Gardens, a Bloomfield New Jersey condo complex, offering the simplicity of one floor living, is comprised of one and two bedroom units, each unit
PARKLAND HOME FOR SALE IN HERON BAY - 08:54 AM
Heron Bay- Greenbrier
11380 NW 77TH PL
This home was built in 2006 from concrete block stucco and is over 5400 square feet with 6 bedrooms and 4 baths along with a 3 car garage. The driveway is paved and sitting on a beautiful lake view. Throughout the home is ceramic and marble flooring, in this two story home. Gourmet kitchen with butlers pantry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, spacious master suit with whirlpool and spa.
Included in the home is a dishwasher, disposal, washer and dryer, oven, and refrigerator.
If you are interested in
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