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If you have begun a search for homes in South Florida, then you may have already noticed a shrinking inventory. This reduction is contributing to an increase in home values throughout the region. Other contributions have been the improving job market, and lender confidence resulting in the financing of several condo projects. Residential listing inventories have decreased 45.1% since February of last year in Miami-Dade. The number of distressed property closings has decreased as well – 54% this year vs. 69% last year. Cash continues to be king, as 69% of all closings involved cash transactions – 46% of single (0 comments)
With spring in the air, notions of fresh starts and new horizons have a way of pushing into just about everybody’s consciousness. It’s only natural, whether because of the weather, school schedules, or everything else around us that seems fresh and new. And something else is in the air, too: if past history is any guide, now is also simply the most popular time of year to sell or buy Naples, Florida property. For those with a home to sell, this is traditionally the most active time to be in the real estate market. Homes entered in (2 comments)
When Fighting Over Procuring Cause Just Isn't Worth It - 07:53 AM
Procuring Cause. Definition: the broker who FIRST brings a property to a buyer's attention and proceeded to interest them sufficiently in that property, resulting in a chain of events culminating in that buyer purchasing that property. The squirrel who shook the tree, not the one who collected the nuts. Have you ever shook that tree? For months? Only to find the listing office walked in and gathered the nuts. Or a buyer 'got amnesia', led by a family member or friend who 'knew someone'. Or my personal favorite -- an interfering third party interjects themself into the deal at the last (6 comments)
Do You Know What Type of Smoke Alarms You Have? It's Time for an Upgrade. - 05:08 AM
Many of us in the Northern Virginia area think just like any other appliances in the home smoke alarms are built to last. However when our inspector inspect the property they do know that any smoke alarm over 10 years have to be replaced. Via Minneapolis Home Inspections - Reuben Saltzman (Structure Tech Home Inspections): Do you know what type of smoke alarms you have in your house? There are two basic types of residential smoke alarms - ionization and photoelectric. The vast majority of smoke alarms in use today are the ionization type, but they're being questioned more and more as (1 comments)
Why Is The Owner Selling?? Because They Want To!! - 01:58 PM
In-spite of us as Listing agent requesting our sellers to leave the home alone to the buyers we constantly have to struggle with unwanted situation where seller said something. Via Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker, Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate): WHY IS THE OWNER SELLING?? BECAUSE THEY WANT TO. Inspired by Scott Godzyk's post about buyers making low ball offers and the information buyers seek.
5. If it is Owner Occupied, why is the seller selling?
I always found this question amusing and always wondered what the prospective buyer or buyer's agent really (2 comments)
Harp 2.0 A New Mortgage Aid Program to Stimulate Economy - 03:06 PM
fter months in the works, HARP 2.0 is available to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac purchasers who wish to re-finance but must pay back more on their house loans than their homes now are worth.HARP 2.0 HARP indicates Home Affordable Refinance Program is being billed as an enhancement over the three-year-old version that just about everyone recognizes didn't aid anyone.The reason for that downfall: The initial program had limitations on loan-to-value ratio, the amount of a home finance loan as a percentage of the evaluated monetary worth of a property. If the dividend of a mortgage went over the assessed market (0 comments)
This graph shows Delaware County, Ohio single family home sales for the past 15 months. The light green bars are homes for sale for the past 15 months. The dark green bars show home sold by month. Compare Delaware County, Ohio March 2012 home sales to Columbus Board of REALTORS mls home sales (the whole mls, big area.) Delaware County, Ohio Home Sales a market report for March 2012 Homes for sale -1000 Homes sold - 138 The number of homes for sale in Delaware County was (2 comments)
The graph shows single family homes for sale and single family home sales for the past 15 months through March 2012. The ligtht green bars are homes for sale. The dark green bars are home sales by month. The graph is for single family homes in the Columbus City School district. Inventory was down but so were home sales in the Columbus City School District in March 2012. Compare Columbus home sales March 2012 to: Franklin County, Ohio Home Sales Columbus Board of REALTORS mls Home (0 comments)
Relocating to Chicago - The Northwest Suburbs of Chicago - Palatine Illinois - 07:42 AM
Relocating to Chicago may not mean you'll be living in the city, many families choose the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago as home. Welcome to the Northwest Suburb of Palatine. Home to over 65,000 residents, Palatine is one of the larger suburbs in northwest Chicago-land area and one of the communities we sell homes in. Palatine is well located for commuters, close to I-90 for commuting to Chicago by car, there's also a Metra station if you decide to take the train. If you've found employment in the suburbs Palatine is centrally located in the northwest area, close to many of the (0 comments)
Why Is The Owner Selling?? Because They Want To!! - 08:25 AM
Lenn Harley, arguably the best buyers broker I know in the USA explains why buyers and their agents are wise to listen to any information given by the seller or sellers listing agent. It can serve us well in many ways as Lenn shows in her examples. Via Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker, Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate): WHY IS THE OWNER SELLING?? BECAUSE THEY WANT TO. Inspired by Scott Godzyk's post about buyers making low ball offers and the information buyers seek.
5. If it is Owner Occupied, why is the seller selling? (4 comments)
Farmington Kildeer - Homes and Real Estate From Your Farmington Expert Realtor - 02:18 PM
Farmington Kildeer is an established neighborhood of homes of all styles and sizes. From French Provincial to Colonial, Cape Cod or Contemporary, Farmington Kildeer offers fabulous family homes in a luxury neighborhood at affordable prices. What's more Farmington is a neighborhood where you'll find the prettiest gardens for those with green fingers, expansive green lawns for all to play, even your pets, and if you're like me and love trees, they tower above you, evergreens and deciduous decorating properties and providing shade during summer and a wonderful picture postcard winterland scene when the snows fall. Farmington Kildeer is a medium sized (0 comments)
Market Reports - Want to get better at them? - 10:08 AM
Market Reports - some people hate 'em, some people love 'em. I'm in the latter category and wanted to share with you other great examples on how to improve your current market reports. These are my favorite people here that give you the optimum examples of what can be done with a simple report. I'm sure that after you look through these examples, you'll also agree there's much to learn from. Pointing out these few examples will save you the time of having to scroll through or find by chance some great reports. When I started here on AR, there were (60 comments)
How to Use Twitter Effectively - 09:01 AM
Are you using Twitter for your real estate business? You should be. When used as a marketing tool, Twitter can prove a powerful asset for generating leads, networking and building your reputation. As with anything, however, getting what you want out of Twitter depends on how well you use it. READ MORE HERE-->
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Ocean Bay Villas on Hutchinson Island - 03:26 AM
Ocean Bay Villas on Hutchinson Island Ocean Bay Villas on Hutchinson Island is an exclusive private enclave for only 78 owners located beautiful and unspoiled Hutchinson Island in Saint Lucie County on Florida’s Treasure Coast. All villas in Ocean Bay feature three story luxury town home style residences with elevators and modern updated interiors.
There are three different home plans; The Azalea with 3 Bedrooms, 3 & 1/2 Baths and Den in 2171 sq. ft. of living area. The Beachberry which has 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Den and Office in 2,327 sq. ft. of living area. And, the Cocoplum (10 comments)
Get top google ranking while your competitors are dropping position - 10:30 AM
Good Morning Friends,This is a LONG post, but worth reading!I laid awake last night thinking alot about my new friends here on ActiveRain, and kind of getting an education on some things myself as to how ActiveRain works. and I was looking at the activerain network and had a great idea. This will work if you all work together on it.Any SEO will tell you that you need links. Google will tell you that you need great content, I would say you need both!Google however is cracking down on the link farms. They are de-indexing sites and also penalizing the sites (12 comments)
Why Fido Is Called A "Watch Dog"! - 04:39 AM
Fido is called a "watch dog" because he/she is often "hired" to WATCH! Let the family pet do his job and don't present a threat to the house or family. Strangers entering a home for sale may be considered a THREAT to many dogs. This post inspired by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl. Dear TZ - How do I show my home with pets? Fact is, many agents don't understand the RISK and liability that accompanies showing a home for sale with a loose dog. I can recall reading about judgments AGAINST the real estate agent who showed a home with (19 comments)
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