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Five Mistakes Sellers Make In This Real Estate Market - 03/30/10 06:45 PM
The 5 Mistakes Sellers make that could be avoided by working with an experienced real estate professional: *OVERPRICED! If your home hasn't sold or at least gotten an offer in 30 days, it is probably too high and needs a market adjustment in price. Call Janet's team at ERA Realty Center 435-865-1019 for sold & active comparables. *FRUMPY LOOK! If your home isn't show-perfect, it probably needs a face-lift to attract the offer once the buyer tours the home. Staging homes is big in this market. Call your real estate agent, Janet's team at 435-865-1019 for suggestions. *CAN'T GET IN! In this market there (1 comments)
Is the Word Out That the $8,000/$6500 Tax Credit Deadline Is Upon Us? - 03/26/10 05:43 AM
Are you seeing a rush in the real estate market right now? We are. We are also seeing multiple offers on the lower priced homes. The homes under $150,000 seem to be moving quickly. I woke up in the middle of the night feeling the urgency of getting the word out that even if buyers act now to get their dream home under contract, the April 30 deadline is breathing down our necks and may even already be out of reach for some buyers. Then if they do meet the deadline and criteria of April 30, they still have the lengthy process of (2 comments)
Great Sunday! Now It's Monday! Have a Great Real Estate Top Service Day! - 03/22/10 01:47 PM
I've always felt that service is all we have to offer, so It better be tops! We don't own the inventory, and it's our job to get homes and properties sold at top dollar in the least amount of time. I spend a fortune in time and money doing just that. In this market the only way to get top dollar quickly is to advertise like crazy especially internet. However, I've found that it doesn't matter how much I advertise in this market if the price isn't right, the phone won't ring and the real estate won't get shown. People search square footgage and price. Buyers want bargains, and (1 comments)
Real Estate News: USDA/Rural Development Home Money Is Going Fast! - 03/17/10 09:17 PM
A local lender gave some figures at our Real Estate training meeting today that are very interesting. He said that 75% of the mortgage loans for homes in our area are USDA/Rural Development (RD) and that 15% are FHA. He said only about 5% are Conventional loans which leaves about 0% for cash buyers. We do have a few cash buyers, but they are rare in this low-income area. He said that RD mortgage loan money may not be refunded for awhile and will be gone approximately mid-April or the end of April. If that's the case, I would assume that FHA loans will (0 comments)
Have You Ever Had a Sale Fail Because The Bank Wouldn't Help? - 03/11/10 11:11 PM
I've been marketing foreclosures during tough markets for 26 years. Has anyone else noticed a decline in the quality of foreclosed homes? It seems the foreclosures on the market currently are problematic properties. Recently, I had a foreclosed property on the market that needed a lot of work. We are a low-income area for Utah. In our area, it is difficult to find a cash buyer, so we put the sale under contract believing that it would qualify for conventional financing. When we dewinterized for inspections, the pipes had apparently frozen before the Bank had winterized the home, so pipes needed (2 comments)
My Assistant, Matt, Tells Me He Believes Our Real Estate Market Is Picking Up! - 03/09/10 10:56 PM
Matt came into my office today excited that we were getting multiple-offers on some of our listings. He said he believes the market really may have turned upward. I believe he is right, but it is too soon to be sure. A local appraiser did announce recently that homes under $160,000 in our market only had a 6 month supply. He predicted a possible future shortage in that range. We certainly are experiencing more closings, more offers and multiple-offers on the lower price range homes. I recommend that buyers select their homes now. I'd love to hear what other realtors are (5 comments)
Back To Cedar City Utah Real Estate Market After Meditating In Sedona, AZ! - 03/08/10 01:58 PM
I learned all kinds of fun things while enjoying the breathtaking beauty of Sedona including the spiritual benefits of hugging a tree to both you and the tree! Is that where the term tree-huggers originated? My beautician had explained a little about a Vortex before I left, but I took a class while there to try to understand more and visited a Vortex Area. I enjoyed Cowboy Music and Native flute music, as well as the red rocks and Montezuma's Well and Montezuma Castle and more! I traveled home to the spectacular beauty, gorgeous views and red mountains that I love (0 comments)
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