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Moving South? Bring your houseplants! - 04/23/11 08:11 AM
Moving South? Leaving the cold winter weather behind? You might want to consider bringing your houseplants with you. Chances are, they will grow happily outdoors and adorn your home in the Sunshine State. I moved to Central Florida, aka Florida's Heartland in 2003 and I was amazed to see the vast amount of northern houseplants being used as year around landscaping plants in Florida: Caladiums, Dragon Trees, Bromeliads, Boat Lilies, Poinsettias, Crotons - just to name a few. Hint: if you like Caladiums, visit Lake Placid in August for the Annual Caladium Festival. Lake Placid is known as the Caladium Capital of (0 comments)
Sebring REO / Foreclosures are moving fast! - 04/22/11 07:39 AM
Sebring REO / Foreclosures are moving fast! We have a daily updated foreclosure list on our website and a surprisingly high amount of subscribers (it's free!). It's a pretty simple process: you can see the current foreclosure list on our website MillsRealEstate.net and you can also subscribe to daily updates, meaning as soon as a new foreclosure hits the market, you get notified. The same goes for changes in price - you get notified! Everything is updated every morning. Pretty neat, isn't it? During the last two months we've noticed that many times when people call us about a particular REO (0 comments)
Double Check before you move ahead... - 04/18/11 07:29 AM
Double check before you move ahead! The media has done its fair share of painting a picture of doom and gloom when it comes to the housing market. No, not everything is fine and dandy in real estate and depending on your area, there might be quite some shadow inventory lurking in the dark. Nonetheless, FoxNews has a great article about very affordable homes throughout the country that can be purchased without having to wait out a short sale or deal with damaged REO properties: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2011/04/17/cities-80000-buys-real-home/?test=faces But before you move ahead, verify the information given:A property for sale in Arizona, for (2 comments)
Owner Financing @ triple the market value? - 04/15/11 01:17 PM
Owner Financing Available! Many buyers have a hard time getting qualified for a mortgage these days. According to the Federal Reserve, nearly one quarter of mortgage appliants are being rejected.FICO scores matter more than ever and many buyers might be looking towards Owner Financing as a way to purchase a property.We recently spoke with a Polk County home owner looking to sell his beautiful golf front property. Before we met, we took the time to research the market and neighborhood and found that comparable homes haven't sold for more than $55,000 only a month ago. The seller sold us he had (2 comments)
Less available foreclosures doesn't mean we're done yet! - 04/15/11 12:00 PM
Have you noticed there are less foreclosures available for sale in your Highlands County neighborhood than last year? Are you having a hard time finding a good REO property to purchase because there's isn't as much to pick from anymore? Is this the end of the foreclosure crisis in Highlands County? Short answer: NO!Yes, there are far less REO properties available for sale these days and one might speculate that this means there is a big bold bright light at the end of the tunnel, meaning our market is well on its way to recovery and the bargain prices are going (0 comments)
1 in 4 mortgage applications rejected? - 04/08/11 08:37 AM
According to the Federal Reserve, nearly a quarter of mortgage applicants are rejected."Good borrowers with one or two blemishes on their credit are being denied credit," says Lawrence Yun, the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors®.As lenders are now requiring higher credit scores and larger down payments, many buyers are left out in the rain:Anthony Sanders, director of Real Estate Entrepreneurship at George Mason University, estimates that the tighter credit standards has caused as many as 30 percent of would-be buyers - or even more - to sit on the sidelines.In some rural areas of Polk County and within (1 comments)
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