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What percentage of homes sold are foreclosures? - 10/14/08 09:26 PM
Originally posted at http://StCloudEdina.com/blog on 10/14/2008: I was asked to see what percentage of first time home buyers are purchasing bank owned homes with the recent flood of foreclosures on the market. I was unsure at first, as first time home buyers can come in any price point. But I did pull together this little statistic in regards to foreclosed properties on the St Cloud MLS: 50.4% of all homes sold on the St Cloud MLS under $150,000 were bank owned (Data from St Cloud MLS for the time period of 01/01/2008-10/13/2008). That means for all of you in Central Minnesota that are trying to sell (0 comments)
Looking to Buy with $0 Down? Rural Financing Might be an Option - 10/14/08 09:23 PM
Originally posted at www.stcloudedina.com/blog on 10/08/2008: For those of you who waited too long and now don't have a home and still don't have the down payment saved, here's some hope. If you are looking to purchase a home with $0 down, check out this website: http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do?NavKey=home@1 This is a link to the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development. The great thing about this website is that it allows you to punch in any address and find out if it qualifies for 0% down Rural Development loans. Check with your lender to see if a Rural Development loan is something (0 comments)
Home Services of America: The Pac-Man of Real Estate - 10/14/08 09:21 PM
Originally posted at http://StCloudEdina.com/blog on 10/06/2008: So much is said about the real estate market and how it is in the tank. I thought it would be nice if everyone got to see Edina Realty's (and their parent company Home Services of America, Inc.) plan during this downturn in the real estate market. http://twincities.bizjournals.com/twincities/stories/2008/10/06/story1.html?b=1223265600%5e1710589 It is nice to be a part of a company that is growing and strong when so many real estate companies around us are having such problems. We are the "Pac-Man" of the real estate industry; gobbling up the competition.
Jason Tangen - GRI, e-Pro - (0 comments)
Sales Starting to Slow as Winter Approaches... Bank Owned Properties Still Coming - 10/14/08 09:18 PM
Originally posted at www.StCloudEdina.com/blog on 10/05/2008: I've noticed a slight increase in the number of active and foreclosed properties that are available on the St Cloud MLS. For the majority of the year, we have had approximately 330 foreclosed listings that are either active to purchase or are pending a sale. We now have just over 370 such listings on the St Cloud MLS. Obviously this creates some problems. We need to continue to buy out the foreclosed properties at a pace that keeps up with the rate at which they are becoming available. Now we get to see what our (0 comments)
3rd Quarter 2008 - Preliminary Real Estate Sales Stats for Central MN - 10/14/08 09:16 PM
Originally posted at http://StCloudEdina.com/blog on 10/01/2008: Well, we are entering the fourth quarter of what has been a truly crazy year for both the real estate community and the financial community as a whole. Here are some of the preliminary numbers that have come off the St Cloud MLS: 2007 3rd Quarter in St Cloud, Waite Park, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, and St Joseph 290 - Single Family Homes Sold $184,696 - Average Sales Price 95% - Original Listing Price to Selling Price Ratio 7.6% - Percentage of Total Homes Sold Due to Foreclosure 2008 3rd Quarter in St Cloud, Waite (0 comments)
New Feature for Foreclosed Listings on St Cloud MLS - 10/14/08 09:13 PM
Originally Posted at http://StCloudEdina.com/blog on 09/26/2008: I have discovered a new and interesting way to send the foreclosed listings available on the St Cloud MLS to my clients. I have always been able to e-mail them to anyone on a daily basis, but it was difficult to keep sending a master list of all of the properties available at any given time. Enter the new real estate portal. Now any of my clients who have signed up to receive the foreclosed properties listed for sale on the St Cloud MLS can also get a specific website that will maintain all of the properties (0 comments)
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