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5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale - 11/14/11 11:55 PM
5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale Posted on October 4, 2010 by Realty Executives By: G. M. Filisko Published 2010-02-10 11:12:47 Working to get your home ship-shape for showings will increase its value and shorten your sales time. Many buyers today want move-in-ready homes and will quickly eliminate an otherwise great home by focusing on a few visible flaws. Unless your home shines, you may endure showing after showing and open house after open house—and end up with a lower sales price. Before the first prospect walks through your door, consider some smart options for casting your home in (4 comments)
Bad Credit and Good Income - 11/11/11 08:11 PM
Bad Credit and Good Income Posted on November 9, 2011 by Realty Executives The last few years have been rough on everyone. Bankruptcies, foreclosures, short sales, and unemployment have ravaged the savings and credit ratings of hard-working honest citizens, and their effects can linger. As our economy gets back to work, you may find yourself in an increasingly-common position: bad credit but good income. Mountains of debt? Is your credit score only hampered by past behavior, or are there current items weighing you down? If you have unpaid judgements or high revolving debt balances, you should almost always pay them down (2 comments)
LSU beats Bama in battle of field goals, 9-6 in OT - 11/06/11 12:35 AM
LSU beats Bama in battle of field goals, 9-6 in OT By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP National Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP)—No. 1 LSU gained the inside track to the BCS title game, beating No. 2 Alabama 9-6 on Drew Alleman’s 25-yard field goal in overtime after a fierce defensive struggle in which neither team reached the end zone Saturday night. The Crimson Tide missed four field goals, including Cade Foster’s 52-yard attempt after Alabama got the ball first in the extra period. LSU appeared to win the game on Michael Ford’s run around left end after taking a pitch, but he (2 comments)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The LSU and Alabama showdown promises to be a throwback of old-school football. Both the top-ranked and barely-tested Tigers, and No. 2 and mostly-unchallenged Alabama are built on power runs and run-stuffing defenses in a time when spread offenses are en vogue and huddles are optional. "If you want to see 1970s smashmouth," Alabama tight end Michael Williams said, "then this is what you want to see right here." Yes, Saturday night's game will have a retro look to it. The vintage philosophies make this one reminiscent (2 comments)
Is It Really Time to Buy a Home? - 11/04/11 11:55 PM
Is It Really Time to Buy a Home? Share On Monday, we gave you the links to four different articles that came to the same conclusion: it’s time to buy a home. Today, we want to take a closer look at one of the sources, the JP Morgan’s Market Insights report. Right from the beginning, the paper identifies the greatest challenge in today’s housing market: consumer emotion. They attempt to overcome that emotion with logical reasons why now is the time to buy a home. They break it down to the following. Price-to-Income Ratio One measure of housing values is the (1 comments)
Insurance Anyone? - 11/04/11 06:08 PM
Insurance Anyone? Share I am often asked about the different types of insurances that surround real estate. And while I am no expert on the topic, I do feel qualified to give an overview and some insight to assist you in asking intelligent questions to true insurance professionals. So, here it goes: Homeowner’s Insurance covers the replacement cost of the home and is required by lenders to ensure that their collateral (the home) will be replaced in case of damage. The amount of the policy need not include the value of the land. There are variables in cost by company and by (1 comments)
It’s Simple: Now Is the Time to Buy a Home - 11/03/11 02:10 PM
It’s Simple: Now Is the Time to Buy a Home “The millionaire says to a thousand people, ‘I read this book and it started me on the road to wealth.’ Guess how many go out and get the book? Very few. Isn’t that incredible? Why wouldn’t everyone get the book? A mystery of life.” – Jim Rohn Mr. Rohn explains that if we want to make the right financial decisions in our lives, we should depend on the same sources the wealthy read. This past month four different iconic financial resources said the same thing: IT’S TIME TO BUY A (3 comments)
Four Tips for First-Time Buyers - 11/02/11 10:33 PM
Four Tips for First-Time Buyers Posted on October 5, 2011 by Realty Executives A dream first home, or in over your head? Inventory is high, interest rates are low, and sellers remain motivated. Time have never been better for buyers, and with the market showing signs of a turnaround, they may never be this good again. But if you’re new to the homebuying game, you’ll need some help. Here are four tips to help make your first home purchase a little less daunting and a lot more successful. 1. Get pre-approved Prices may be low, but good properties go fast. Pre-approval (1 comments)
6 Tips for Buying at Auctions - 11/02/11 12:52 AM
6 Tips for Buying at Auctions Posted on October 31, 2011 by Realty Executives With millions of homes in or approaching foreclosures, auctions are an increasingly popular method of liquidating inventory quickly. Banks unload distressed properties in a hurry, and potential buyers can compare and bid on dozens or hundreds of homes in their area in one place. It’s a win-win for everyone, as long as they’re prepared. Here are six tips for keeping your game-face on and getting the most out of an auction. 1. Know your goals: Talk with your family and decide which features are most important to (7 comments)
Do-It-Yourself Home Staging Advice - 11/01/11 09:00 PM
Do-It-Yourself Home Staging Advice Posted on November 1, 2011 by Realty Executives A clean, spacious kitchen will sell a lot faster than one cluttered with dishes and refrigerator magnets. You want your home to sell quickly, for the right price, but it’s hard to stand out in a buyer’s market. Home staging is an increasingly popular, cost-effective way to give your home the punch it needs to catch a buyer’s eye. One survey by the International Association of Home Staging Professionals even claims an 83 percent reduction in time on market for staged versus non-staged homes. Even a fraction of that (0 comments)
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