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Getting to Sold - 04/13/10 10:26 AM
Getting to Sold Homeowners who have to sell in today’s market can face a number of obstacles, but Realtors® are rising to the challenge with innovative approaches that help sellers get their houses sold. Securing financing can hold many home buyers back. An attractive alternative for these buyers is seller financing – an arrangement in which sellers may be willing to finance all or part of the purchase– and a Realtor® can help negotiate these transactions. Albeit, this is not the ideal cure to getting your house sold, but it is a great 2nd option so long as you take the (4 comments)
FSBO ~ For Sale But Onerous - 04/13/10 08:45 AM
FSBO – For Sale But Onerous Selling your own home might sound like a good idea at first, but many sellers quickly realize they’ve gotten in over their heads or may have sold their home for much less than they would have had they worked with a Realtor®. The 2008 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers found that two-thirds of “For Sale By Owner” sellers found someaspect of the home sale to be difficult. Twelve percent of sellers who knew the buyer thought that getting the price right was the hardest task. Among FSBOsellers who didn’t know the buyer, (4 comments)
Shopping for a Bargain? - 04/09/10 01:55 PM
Shopping for a Bargain? Distressed properties account for a large part of today’s housing market; however, after some consideration, most buyers choose to keep looking rather than purchase a home in foreclosure. According to the NAR 2009 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, almost half of all buyers and 56 percent of first-time buyers considered purchasing a foreclosed home but ultimately did not. The survey revealed several factors that went into buyers’ decisions not to move forward with a foreclosed property.Twenty-five percent of buyers couldn’t find the right home, 17 percent thought the home was in poor condition and 16 percent (2 comments)
The clock is ticking on the $8,000 first-time home buyer and $6,500 homeowner tax credits. Buyers must have abinding written contract in place by April 30 and must close on the property by June 30. To claim the tax credit on their 2009 return, home buyers must fill out IRS form 5405 to determine the amount of their available credit; apply the credit when they file their 2009 tax return or file an amended return, and attach the documentation to the return or amended return.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.