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There are a multitude of homeowners who are in serious distress. The numbers are staggering! It is estimated that 1 in 7 homeowners are in mortgage crisis. That means you most likely know a family member, neighbor, friend or co-worker who is hurting financially and emotionally. When faced with the possibility of foreclosure, homeowners may feel (5 comments)
October 2010 home sale numbers are in for Lake County, Ohio. I am very thankful to be part of the 119 sold shown on the graph - helping my clients to sold status!
As evidenced by the graph, it is imperative for home sellers to WOW the buyers from the very first moment a buyer sets eyes on their home. A few tips to consider Consider hiring a professional stager to package your house product Let buyers see a neat and clean home that is odor free Don't distract the buyer from your house, remove pets, collectibles and (9 comments)
Avoid Foreclosure With These Solutions - 11/09/10 08:36 PM
Foreclosure Solutions Many families are facing very stressful times right now and feeling as though their backs are against the wall.
There are options for homeowners to Avoid Foreclosure, below are Foreclosure Solutions a homeowner can pursue. Reinstatement A reinstatement is the simplest solution for a foreclosure, however it is often the most difficult. The homeowner simply requests the total amount owed to the mortgage company to date and pays it. This solution does not require the lender's approval and will 'reinstate' a mortgage up to the day before the final foreclosure sale. Benefit: Does not (2 comments)
Here is my helpful website for homeowners struggling with mortgage payments: avoidforeclosurereport.com explains the differences between foreclosure and short sales.
At avoidforeclosurereport.com you'll find an informational report comparing the consequences of a short sale and foreclosure.
The report provides a thorough explanation of how a short sale may potentially improve a homeowner’s future financial stability.
A short sale can be a positive step to rebuilding your future
Considering how damaging foreclosure can be for the homeowner it is important for a distressed homeowner to know all of the alternatives available.
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The 8 Pitfalls of Pricing Your Home Over Market Value - 11/06/10 08:33 AM
Valerie Zinger, #50 wrote a great post on the Pitfalls of Over Pricing your home that is right on target. Buyers are savvy, they know the market and are looking for the value, so sellers show them the value! Thanks for a great post #50! Via Valerie Zinger (Royal Lepage Gale Ottawa-Ontario-Canada): Many many sellers want to set a high price for their home and then promise themselves and their real estate agent that they will consider reducing the price at a later date - if the house does not sell. Here are some reasons why listing your house above market value is not a good (11 comments)
Short Sales Explained A Proactive Step to Rebuilding Your Future A short sale can be an excellent solution for homeowners who need to sell, and who owe more on their homes than they are worth. In the past, it was rare for a bank or lender to accept a short sale. Today, however, due to overwhelming market changes, banks and lenders have become much more negotiable when it comes to these transactions. Short Sale Explained: A homeowner is 'short' when the amount owed on his/her property is higher than (6 comments)
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