Archives of real estate blog entries for February 14, 2012 (Page 7)
Contemporary Condo, Nashville TN. 2BD/1.5BA, $89,900 - 09:55 AM
A Nice Problem To Have....I guess. - 10:14 AM
What do you tell a seller when the appraisal comes in a good bit higher than the purchase price?Now, I know that sellers don't always know the value, as the appraisal belongs to the buyer and/or lender, and unless the appraisal comes in low, we usually just move on when we hear that 'the appraisal came in OK.'BUT, the seller asked the value, and the buyer and their Realtor was gracious enough to tell us, And it is higher than purchase price.We will make a few points to the seller: One, with the value being higher, the buyers will likely feel
If You Have A Smart Phone, Protect Your Family's Privacy - 05:19 PM
Information came to me today in a video with a warning of taking photos, especially of children, and sending them to a social networking site. This can be dangerous as the location of your camera can be determined by stalkers through the location services on the phone.
To help protect yourself on your iPhone, go to 'settings,' 'location services,' and on 'camera' click 'off.' Hopefully, this keeps your camera from giving your location.
Stay safe with your technology!Sarah
Seriously Stupid FHA Appraiser's And The Three S's - 10:04 AM
I decided to reblog this because it clearly differentiates the duties/obligations of an FHA appraiser vs. a standard Conventional Loan. It is a great tool we can use in assisting our Sellers to determine if their home is an FHA candidate. Additionally it's a great summary of an FHA appraiser's mindset during their property walk-thru .
Via Michael S. Bolton-MN Appraiser (Michael S. Bolton,Inc.):
FHA guidelines state that a house has to meet MPR (minimum property standards) for existing houses, and MPS (minimum property requirements) for new construction. FHA is very concerned with the three S’s: Safety, Security, and Soundness.
When a Realtor
It's a Price War and a Beauty Contest - 07:26 AM
IT'S A PRICE WAR AND A BEAUTY CONTEST!
This is a re-blog, please visit the Branch team for comments.
We have heard this info...but I like the way this is presented.....hope you think the same!
Via Tom Branch | Broker, CDPE, SFR, ACRE | Plano TX Ambassador | 214-227-6626 (RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs):
If your home is listed or you are thinking about listing, you need to realize that selling in today's market is a price war and a beauty contest. Even worse is that you often have to win both!
In many areas there are far more homes available than there are
GRAND HARBOR VERO BEACH, PERFECT FLORIDA LIFESTYLE - 11:44 AM
GRAND HARBOR VERO BEACH, PERFECT FLORIDA LIFESTYLE
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Cape Coral Florida | Cape Coral Real Estate | Waterfront Expert - 05:43 PM
Looking for the perfect waterfront home in Cape Coral Florida? Shouldn't you been working with a Waterfront Specialist / Expert who lives, fishes and sells the local waterways! Joe Kendall, Broker Associate with Sandals Realty offers a complete inventory of waterfront homes, condos, bank owned properties, and real estate for every Cape Coral lifestyle.
For more information on a listing, contact Joe Kendall a Cape Coral resident and local Expert
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Tuesday, February 14 Market Report for Winnetka, Wimette, and Kenilworth - 05:29 PM
Tuesday, February 14 Market Report Winnetka, Wilmette and Kenilworth There is some definite buzzin the market these past few weeks - it is the Spring market after all and the weather has been mostly cooperative. Today as I toured broker open houses I had two thoughts: some sellers are pricing to sell and others are still overpricing. I saw two homes today located on the same block - the larger and better one was priced almost $100,000 less than the other one . . . I guess that says it all.
Summary of today's activity for Winnetka, Wilmette and Kenilworth
Is it time to move from that apartment to your Hilton Head or Bluffton home? - 10:28 AM
Is it time to move from that apartment to your own Hilton Head-Bluffton home? In the Hilton Head-Bluffton area, it is very much a buyers' market, with historic record low mortgage rates. However, it is important to understand that a purchase goes beyond financing options and a signature to seal the deal. Look at purchasing a home as a long term investment. It is important that you hire the right people, to help you throughout your home buying journey. If you are really looking for a return on investment, talk to your real estate agent about long term options. Find out
Fairfield, CT - Market Trends Report - January 2012 - 02:09 PM
The Fairfield, Connecticut real estate market is still showing signs of slowing down. The slowdown over the past 3 months can be attributed in part to the season and the freak October snow storm and accompanying power outages. However, the 6 months to 12 months’ comparison also shows that fewer homes are selling and sales prices are declining. In fact, the current inventory suggest that it would take more than 21 months to sell all the homes currently on the market.
This is a very strong Buyer’s Market in Fairfield
Darien CT - Market Trends Report - January 2012 - 03:27 PM
Darien, Connecticut is currently a strong Buyer's market with 10-11 months of inventory (based on absorption rates over the past 12 months). Prices have continued to decline over the past 12 months and fewer homes sold. There is one positive trend in the statistics - the days on market (from listing to contract) are declining.
With the job market on the upswing, a better economy, and mortgage rates and home prices low, we are expecting a good Spring market in Darien.
If you are interested in buying or selling
Easton CT - Market Trends Report - January 2012 - 04:59 PM
Easton, Connecticut home sales slowed down by 33% from 2010 to 2011. As you can see from the graph above, home prices also continued to decline over the past six months and even more over the past three months. The freak October snow storm caused widespread power outages and the normal holiday slowdown contributed to the decline in numbers during the final 3 month period, although there was a slight uptick in number of sales in the August through October period.
This is a strong Buyer's market in Easton, Connecticut
Sleepy Hollow NY 10591 - Sleepy Hollow High School Tag Sale... - 10:37 PM
Sleepy Hollow HS Tag Sale Date: March 3, 2012 Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Event Description Saturday, March 3, 2012 * 10-3Sleepy Hollow Middle School Gym210 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NYKnick-knacks, small furniture, plates,glassware, unique items, nice clothing,gently used toys and more!
Tarrytown NY 10591 - The Rotary Club's Annual Wine & Jazz Event... - 10:43 PM
Event at Rotary Club Date: March 12, 2012Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM http://www.tarrytownrotary.org Event Description On March 12th, the Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns will hold their Annual Wine & Jazz Event at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill and will recognize the contributions of The Washington Irving Fitness Playground Committee to our community.This is the Rotary Club’s largest fundraiser which raised in the past over $20,000. In addition to awarding over ten scholarships, the Rotray Club supports many organizations within the villages of Irvington, Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown.All proceeds go directly back to the communities.Join us on March 12th for a fun
Westchester County NY - Indian Point Siren Test - Wednesday, Feruary 15th... - 10:48 PM
Indian Point Siren Test Wednesday, Feb.15
Entergy will conduct a test of all Indian Point sirens in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Orange counties on Wednesday, Feb. 15. beginning at 10:30 a.m. All the sirens will be sounded for four minutes at full volume followed by an activation of the Emergency Alert System on radio and television stations. This is only a test. No response on the part of the public is necessary.In an actual emergency, the sirens would sound continuously at full volume for four minutes, followed by the broadcast of an Emergency Alert System (EAS) message on radio and television
Happy Valentine's Day Everyone... - 10:51 PM
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Thinking of selling your home in Bucks County and Philadelphia area? Read this post before you list with an agent. - 06:53 AM
Listing Presentation for Home Owners thinking of selling their home in Philadelphia region
Dear Home Owner,
Here are three important steps to selling your home :
1. Hiring the right agent.
2.Staging the home so it shows great. This includes taking care of maintenance items and cleaning and decluttering the home.
3.Pricing it right.
Please read the following and make notes of any questions you may have for me when we meet.
Thanks for interviewing me for the job.
1. Hiring the right agent.
My mission Statement : I will help you sell your home with the least amount of stress to
Abington Township Montgomery county Real estate Market report, January 2012 - 01:08 PM
Abington township, Montgomery County, Real estate market report, January 2012
I looked up the mls for real estate activity in Abington township in January 2012.
I looked for residential listings sold in January . This does not include homes not listed, commercial and multi units . It is deemed to be correct but subject to errors and omissions.
There were 28 homes that settled in January 2012.
The average original list price was $ 328,500.
The average last list price was $309,496
The average sale price was $ 290,382
Highest sale price was $960,000
The lowest sale price was $113,000
The average days the
Windrush Townhomes in Jamison . Real Estate market report for 2011 - 06:10 PM
Windrush townhomes are located in Central Bucks School district. This is a good time to buy in Windrush. There are some great buys.
I looked up the mls for homes sold in 2011.
There were 4 homes that sold in 2011.
The average original list price was $303,656.
The average last list price was $281,881.
The average sold price was $254,844.
The highest sold price was $277,875 and lowest sold price was $226,500.
These were on the market for an average of 123 days.
There are 2 homes on the market right now.
They are listed for $264,900 and $297,726
Snapshot of Home Sales Statistics in Stillwater, MN Year End 2011 - 07:51 PM
Home Sales Statistics Stillwater MN 2011 In the eastern Washington County community of Stillwater, MN new listings and average sales price were the only real estate indicators with a significant year to year change from 2010 to 2011. New listings were down nearly 21% from 662 in 2010 to 518 in 2011, while closed sales were up by less than 1%. The average sales priced dropped just over 5% to $246,480, down from $260,161 in 2010. Homes are bringing in an average price per square foot of $116 which is much better than other communities in the northeast
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