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Buy Now and Beat the Christmas Rush - 08/23/09 06:46 PM
Christmas in August? Well...not exactly. Beat the Christmas rush, BUY NOW, is the true spirit of the market in August. As buyers are quickly realizing that there are incredible SHIFTS taking place in the market, it is more clear than ever that it is time to GET OFF THE FENCE. The widely successful Cash For Clunkers program is coming to an end on Monday. It provided a great stimulus to the auto industry and now it is time for the government to allow that market to function on its own. The question in my mind is, how many people will be (2 comments)
Foreclosure Update - 08/23/09 06:40 PM
Foreclosures continue to rise since the lifting of the government moratorium. The statistics from July are now released and national experts weigh in with some of their thoughts as reported on Bloomberg , as well as this article from the AP found on Yahoo Finance. It is a tough time to be UNDER WATER as a home owner. The government programs to help troubled homeowners have not helped nearly as many as previously hoped for. In addition, those attempting a short sale are faced with the reality that most sales take at least 4 months to close. There are always exceptions, (0 comments)
First Time Home Buyers Scrambling - 08/23/09 06:35 PM
First Time Homebuyers Nationwide are scrambling to find a home that they can purchase in time to receive the $8000 Tax Credit. Home sellers are competing to get offers from this very active section of the market. Competitive bidding is taking place on REO/Bank Owned homes that are priced aggressively. A common strategy is to price the home slightly below market value for a quick sale. We are seeing multiple offers on these homes and quite often they end up selling ABOVE the listing price. Asset managers are seeking the HIGHEST AND BEST OFFERS, and quite often that means a cash (1 comments)
Obama Loans Not Going As Well As Planned - 08/23/09 06:31 PM
The "Obama Loan" as many now call it, is actually part of the Making Home Affordable Program that was introduced a few months ago. Passionately Introduced to an awaiting public, the plan has not lived up to its lofty expectations. Far fewer people have received relief than the founders of the initiative had hoped. At the core of its problematic implementation is the lack of incentive for banks to participate. Foreclosures continue to pile up and Congress is threatening new reform acts to stimulate participation in loan modification programs. Some interesting feedback from a national news service demonstrates how a well (6 comments)
$8000 Tax Credit Update - 08/23/09 06:23 PM
It has certainly been an interesting sequence of events surround the $8000 tax credit that is available for 1st time Home Buyers that purchase before November 30,2009. Perhaps the best way to characterize the situation is to stop short of saying that there is misleading information, but rather say that there is a lack of complete information. The disconnect appear to lie in the fact that there are several initiatives, in various degrees of implementation, regarding the availability of the $8000 tax credit, as well as the use of such funds. The National Coalition of State Housing Agencies has information available (2 comments)
Home Buyers Mortgage Checklist - 08/23/09 06:16 PM
With real estate sales on the increase it seems to be an appropriate time to give a quick loan program update. Many buyers have recently gotten off the fence, and started shopping for homes. It's a great time to buy, and banks are lending more than in recent months. They key to any deal is getting the right price. How do you know you are working with a loan officer with the skills to get you the best deal? Will the loan with the unbelievable rate actually close? A quick checklist for any home shopper is below. •1. Make sure your (0 comments)
One Day Home Sale - 08/14/09 12:18 PM
One Day Home Sale! 3577 Grande Tuscany Way Venetian Bay - New Smyrna Beach Saturday August 15, Noon - 2PM Tour this breathtaking home in the prestigious Tuscany Reserve Gated Community in Venetian Bay. This 4688 sq. ft., 5 bedroom ,4 bath custom built home features an enclosed heated pool and spa, bonus room with wet bar, state of the art kitchen with Viking stainless appliances, two spacious balconies and many other upgrades. Simply one of the finest custom homes available in the area. (0 comments)
Live Interview From Open House At Golf Course Home! - 08/14/09 12:14 PM
What a STIMULATING week it has been! Last Saturday morning I received a call from WELE Radio 1380 AM requesting that I be a guest on the Homes and Loans Real Estate Show. They had seen my Open House Announcement on the MLS Bulletin Board for my Golf Course Listing in LPGA and thought it would be a good idea to do a live interview from the home as part of their market update. We spent a good deal of time discussing the home, as well as the real estate market. This is a certainly a unique way that I was (0 comments)
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