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A Short Sale Is Still Your Home Part 3 - 05/31/11 11:39 AM
This is the third installment in a series of blogs meant to help sellers in Davenport avoid the pitfalls that may get in the way of getting their short sale sold. In this installment we are going to talk about making sure buyers can get a foot in the door. See what I did with the picture there? Buyers want to look around the house. They want to nitpick. They want to talk about all the things they like and don't like about the house. They can't do any of that if they can't get into the house (3 comments)
A Short Sale Is Still Your Home Part 2 - 05/30/11 02:17 PM
If you read my last blog post about short sales and Home Owner's Associations, then you know I'm writing about things that will stop you short when trying to sell your Davenport Short Sale. There are any number of things that will kill the deal and should be avoided. Today we'll discuss property maintenance and cleanliness. This is where I need you to help me help you. At a bare minimum, a home should be clean and fresh when it is being shown. The first sense buyers respond to when they walk into a home is smell. If there (1 comments)
A Short Sale Is Still Your Home Part 1 - 05/29/11 02:04 PM
I've been working with a few homes owners on short sales who have sort of abandoned their homes and forgotten about them while trying to sell them. This has made the task of selling these particular homes a little tough. So I thought I'd put together a small list of things that can derail a short sale in it's tracks. This is part 1. There are a few things that will, without a doubt, cause you some heart ache when selling your home as a short sale and could lead to you not selling it at all. One (3 comments)
Short Sale Flipping In Poinciana...Is It Ethical? - 05/27/11 03:48 PM
Short sale flipping in Poinciana...is it ethical? Sometimes I wonder how far out of touch NAR is with the reality of selling real estate in this market. I read in one of their email newsletters a couple weeks ago that they think flipping a short sale is unethical. What they referred to was a cosmetic flip. Where you buy the home, paint, put new carpet in, and sell it for a profit. With over half of all properties in Poinciana being sold as short sales, I think this is a service that this community needs. Short sales sell (5 comments)
Davenport Short Sale Success Requires Realistic Offers. I would say it has become pretty much common knowledge that short sales require lender approval. Many investors are now getting on board with how to successfully buy a short sale. However, just in case you need a refresher please read up on them here: What is a Short Sale? Buying a Central Florida Short Sale. Lowball Offers Are A Waste Of Time. There are two main points that have to be addressed in order to be successful and get lender approval. Most importantly, the offered price needs to be (0 comments)
Trust Is A Two Way Street - 05/05/11 03:20 PM
Trust is a two way street. I recently had a brush with what I think is one of the best scam artists I've seen or even heard of to date. I received a lead from one of my websites and a gentlemen was asking for more details about a property. He was in the United Kingdom and wanted some more information about how to purchase a property in Davenport as well. I sent him some helpful information about buying a home in Florida and the whole thing started off just like any other transaction. I sent some good info about (5 comments)
Fishing At The Bottom Of The Barrel - 05/01/11 08:00 PM
Fishing at the bottom of the barrel. That's how I describe buying condos in Central Florida right now. It's hard to believe, but you can find a decent condo in Orlando for $30,000-$40,000. Investors are buying them up at a staggering rate too. I recently heard of one investor buying 70 units in Hawthorne Village alone. The Central Florida condo market has been very active for the last year or so. You almost can't go wrong at these prices. I have been working with a few investors who have been buying these condos and fishing at the bottom of the (1 comments)
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