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Come Together! - 08/30/08 08:01 AM
Rising real estate inventories are presenting buyers with more options and sellers with more competition. In the center of it all, you'll find the guidance and expertise of professional full time real estate agents. If you price a home reasonably, buyers will buy. If buyers make a reasonable offer, sellers will sell. It really is that simple. For sellers, pricing is still the biggest factor in a listing's success or failure. Sellers, buyers and real estate agents all stand to lose from an overpriced property. Likewise, buyers also need to be aware that negotiating skills are more critical now than ever. (2 comments)
Via Richard Zaretsky, Esq.: The deluge of short sale activity has acquired a distinctive flavor - Buyers are increasingly investors seeking to buy and flip or buy and rent for positive cash flow. Missing from the field are homebuyers seeking a place to live. Why? Banks Encourage Short Sale Investors and Discourage Retail Buyers Let's look at the basic premise of a short sale. The lender generally has a loan in or near foreclosure and likely it is non-performing. The owner determines that continuing to make the payments has become financially irresponsible or impossible. The owner also determines that avoidance of a (0 comments)
What will mortgage rates do? - 08/28/08 08:59 AM
The Federal Reserve Board appears to have finished with its interest rate cuts and mortgage rates have been moving slowly up.If you want to know how rates will change, I'll polish up my crystal ball and make a prediction: They are going up. Now mind you, this is my crystal ball and I'm not saying the view is always perfect.Still, at this writing, rates are about 6.3 percent and fluctuating up and down for the past few weeks. This could very well be the lowest interest rate we will see for a while.There are currently more factors pushing interest rates up (0 comments)
Too many choices, too little advertising dollars.... - 08/27/08 08:20 PM
This is very true. Our experience on the Treasure Coast is the same. We recently spent big dollars on a cover page ad that received zero calls. The same listing on the Internet generated lots of showings and the property sold!! Via Fred Light - Real Estate Video Tours for MA, NH & ME: For the average real estate professional, the opportunities for exposing listings in a slow market is more than overwhelming - Newspaper advertising, open houses, web sites, single property sites, blogs, lawn signs, grocery store carts, bus benches, symphony programs - the list goes on and on. Clearly in any (0 comments)
Waterfront Home for Sale on Indian River Drive - 08/26/08 08:05 PM
Over 3,000 sq. ft. living area • 3,172 sq. ft., 1 bath, 3 bdrm single story "Solid CBS" - MLS® $390,000 - Affordable Waterfront Indian River Drive, Port Saint Lucie - Over 3000 sq ft of living space in this solid CBS waterfront home on the miles wide waterfront of the Indian River. This home is situated on two lots for a total of over 1/2 acre plus an additional .89 acres of submerged land that is deeded with this property. Located on Florida's scenic Indian River Drive and close to downtown Jensen Beach restaurants and shopping. This home is on a (0 comments)
Finding the Right Home - 08/25/08 03:52 PM
This is a very interesting article from a Georgia Realtor! Via Sheila H. Bragg, ABR: With all the choices in today's market, how do you go about finding the right home? It seems the more research you do, the more alternatives you discover. It's important to visualize your needs and plan ahead. "Know what you want in a home, what's important to you, and what you can live without," Sheila H. Bragg, Realtor of RE/MAX 1st Choice says. "Many of us start out with a champagne taste and a beer budget, so it's important to be realistic," she adds. Where and what you buy will affect you for (0 comments)
While the pundits determine whether the real estate market is plunging or recovering, buyers are in the unique position of looking at a glass that is half full, not half empty. When sales are slow, that's actually a good thing for qualified buyers, and there has not been a better time to consider finally purchasing a new home or even that vacation home. A home is not a short-term investment, like those that have been "flipped" in recent years. Your home is meant to be a long-term investment that pays big dividends not only in appreciation, but also in recreation (2 comments)
Immaculate 5 BR Pool Home for Sale in Stuart Florida - 08/22/08 06:55 PM
Immaculate - Like New 5 BR Pool Home • 4,300 sq. ft., 3.5 bath, 5 bdrm 2 story "Solid CBS Construction" - MLS® $1,150,000 Castle Hill, Sewall's Point - Welcome to this immaculate and totally refurbished 5 bedroom home in the prestigious Castle Hill subdivision fo Sewall's Point. The effective age of this home is NEW. Granite counters, kitchen island, stainless appliances, oak hardwood floors, crown molding, new carpet in all upstairs bedrooms (master is 1st floor), totally re-done master bath with marble & Jacuzzi spa and so much more. Pool with new pump and salination filter system, new 2 zoned 14 Seer (0 comments)
What Sellers Can Do To Add Appraisal Value To Their Homes - 08/22/08 06:36 PM
This is an excellent post from a Kentucky professional that provides good advice for Florida sellers also. Via Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lexington KY Real Estate : What Sellers Can Do To Add Appraisal Value To Their Homes I was talking today to an appraiser about adding value to a home for an appraisal. I had planned to use it as a topic on the Welcome Home Show that I taped today. I decide to go ahead and share the ideas with my newsletter clients and blog subscribers. If you have the best house in the subdivision don't upgrade inside. If your home is of (1 comments)
Autism Speaks School Tool Kit is Available - 08/22/08 05:40 PM
My partner Susan Maxwell is the co-chair of the Autism Speaks Inaugural Treasure Coast Walk Now for Autism on the Treasure Coast. Following is their press release: Hello Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast! We are proud to announce that due to the huge support from the Treasure Coast we will be holding The Inaugural Treasure Coast Walk Now for Autism at Jensen Beach High School on Saturday, February 21, 2009. The 2009 Palm Beach County Walk Now for Autism on Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach is also set for the same date! So mark your calendars because Saturday, February 21, 2009 (0 comments)
We had our first storm for 2008 yesterday, August 19th 2008. As for Martin County and the surrounding areas it appears to have been a big rain event of over 10 inches in less than a 24 hour period.
Lots of flooded streets and a few low lying areas had some water intrusion into homes. The worst of Fay were a few Tornadoes that were spawned from the storms that it generated. To my knowledge there was no loss of life or serious injury.
It was interesting being in the storm and listening to the (0 comments)
Via Don Rogers CRS, GRI, Broker/Sales Associate: Lessons Learned From The 2008 Olympics I could probably write a dozen blogs about Michael Phelps and all of his accomplishments in the 2008 Olympics and there are many. He won 8 gold medals, more than any other athlete in the history of the Games. He set 7 world records in the process and this is all good and worthy. But what about all of the other athletes, you know those that didn't win or may have won but not achieved the GREATNESS of Michael Phelps. With about one more week to go in the (0 comments)
Via Jeff Belonger -- The FHA Expert.com -- FHA Loans -- FHA mortgages -- Mortgages :
FHA loans can help you not only make your home 'Green', but save you money. Saving money is a great thing in any economy, right? Don't you like to know about the little secrets of cutting corners? How would you like to save over $200 a month just because you improved your home with energy-efficient ideas. Are you part of the GREEN family now, because not only did you save money, improve your home, but because you are helping the environment? And did you know that (0 comments)
The federal housing bill signed in July by President Bush gives first-time home buyers a $7,500 tax credit as a head start to home ownership. According to the terms of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, first-time home buyers will get a tax credit of 10 percent of the purchase price of a home up to $7,500. That means if you buy a new home any time from April 9, 2008 to (0 comments)
486 NW Fetterbush Way in The Pines is Sold! - 08/17/08 12:58 PM
The Pines, Jensen Beach - Thanks to all that have viewed this home. New neighbors are moving in. Property information More information and listings at http://www.TreasureCoastFLHomes.com (0 comments)
DON'T COMPARE. . . COMPETE! - 08/16/08 06:03 AM
If you're preparing to list your home, you'll need to determine how to set your asking price. You may come across the term Comparative Market Analysis, which is used as a tool for gauging the perceived value of your home. However, as a seller, you should think of that informal appraisal more as a COMPETITIVE Market Analysis. Why? Because comparisons can be very subjective, and while buyers may "compare" several homes, sellers must "compete" against other properties. No matter how unique you believe your home to be, it doesn't really matter how it compares to others until you have priced it (1 comments)
Martin County Florida Real Estate Market Report for July 2008 - 08/14/08 08:02 AM
Martin County Florida's single family home inventory in July declined for the sixth consecutive month, continuing this year's trend of an improving market. There are 2342 homes available through the Multiple Listing Service, a decrease of 67 homes from the previous month and 562 home decrease since January 2008. The month-to-month inventory declined 20 percent since January. The current inventory reflects a 16-month supply at the current sales pace. Martin County had 148 single family home sales in July, a slight decrease of 4 homes from the 152 home sales in the month prior, but 32.5 percent above the 116 homes (0 comments)
7 Tips for Crack Real Estate Negotiators - 08/12/08 03:17 PM
Re: #1 Checking the History. Properites with no price changes for months and months can indicate an unmotivated or possibly an unrealistic seller. A steady series of price reductions can indicate motivated sellers looking for the offer. Via Roberta Murphy ~ Carlsbad Real Estate: If this is the worst real estate market (for sellers) in recent history, then surely it creates some of the best buying opportunities in a lifetime as well. We are seeing smart money aggressively buying in our San Diego real estate market, and hear reports of the same elsewhere. The properties are being bought as primary homes, as fix-and-flippers (0 comments)
AN OCEAN OF OPTIONS! - 08/09/08 07:46 AM
As a buyer, you may find yourself drifting on an ocean of financing options. As lenders tighten their requirements, there are a few aspects of the loan application of which you should be aware before applying for a mortgage. First, determine whether you are seeking "pre-qualification" or "pre-approval." What's the difference? Generally speaking, when you are pre-qualified, the lender reviews your information and hazards a "best guess" as to the size of loan for which you would qualify. In the pre-approval process, however, the lender verifies everything on your application, and offers to approve a certain amount at a certain interest (0 comments)
Estate Senior Living • 1,952 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm single story "Solid CBS" - MLS® $249,000 - Attractive Price Conquistador Estates, Stuart, Florida - One of the larger homes in the Estates section of Conquistador. 3 large bedrooms, 2 baths and a large living room, dining room, plus family room & a breakfast nook. Large patio with kitchen pass through. Accordion hurricane shutters throughout. This is a 55+ community with an active clubhouse, pool & tennis courts. The Martin County municipal golf course is next door.Conquistador also has a fishing pier and is conveniently located by the wide Saint Lucie River. (0 comments)
THREE POSSIBLE PRICES! - 08/02/08 12:11 PM
There are many factors that affect how you'll price your home when you're ready to sell. In spite of market conditions, interest rates, and so on, every transaction is unique. So you should seek the assistance of an agent and prepare yourself and your home well in advance of placing the For Sale sign out front. Sometimes a home will have three different possible prices: the price the sellers want to net, the price the buyers would like to offer, and the final sales price agreed upon by both parties. Your home's ultimate value is determined by other local sale prices, (0 comments)
Waterfront Bungalow for Sale on the Wide Intracoastal on Hutchinson Island Florida - 08/02/08 08:18 AM
Magnificent Water Front Views • 1,554 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm single story - MLS® $450,000 - Wide Waterfront Bungalow Indian River Point, Jensen Beach - Spectacular wide water views and soothing tropical breezes welcome you each day at this home nestled in the point of this lovely Hutchison Island waterfront community in Jensen Beach. This is the perfect year-around home or vacation getaway. Vaulted ceilings in the main living room, views of the water from the master suite, beautiful screened lanai, furnishings, and the convenience of electric roll down shutters, are just a few of the outstanding features of (0 comments)
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