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Who the heck Priced that House? There is trouble brewing... - 01/31/12 09:41 AM
I agree on pricing the home at the right amount. However, sometimes the seller won't go along with my advice despite the graphs showing the large gap between home listing prices and home sale prices. Also, sometimes my sellers can't go down because they do not have money to bring to the closing. Via Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Brokers (Godzyk Real Estate Services): There is a war raging and some of you may not even have noticed...yet... Others may be right in the heart of it. As the amount of homes Listed on the market declines sharply and the amount (0 comments)
6205 Kentwood Drive in Kannapolis NC - 01/31/12 09:38 AM
Good luck on selling your home in Kannapolis, NC. Looks like a nice home at a good price. I like your pictures in a row --I need to do more of that myself. Via Team Honeycutt (Allen Tate): 6205 Kentwood DriveKannapolis, NC 280813 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom1600-1900 square feet$144,000
Great brick ranch style home on .73 acres with 2-car garage/workshop. This home is well-maintained and updated. The house features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, an open floor plan, fireplace, sunroom, living room, dining room and much more. Replacement windows have been installed. New HVAC 2005. Low County taxes. (0 comments)
The Negative Side of Buying Short Sales - 01/30/12 03:47 PM
Buying short sales might seem like a good deal for the buyer, but that's not always the case. Here are three major conflicts buyers and sellers face when a short sale, pre-foreclosed home is on the market: Time: Don't let the name fool you. Buying short sales takes a very long time. There's a whole gambit of scenarios of why a short sale might be delayed, but many of the hurdles buyers have to overcome have to deal with secondary financing on the homeowner's original mortgage, bank processing delays and private mortgage insurance policy breakdowns. Buying short sales is a (1 comments)
What Does Short Sale Mean? - 01/30/12 03:42 PM
Buying Short Sales: What You Need to Know As the real estate market remains volatile, one of the best options for many new homebuyers is purchasing a short sale home. But, what does ôshort saleö mean? A short sale is when lenders have the opportunity to sell a property before the bank forecloses on the home rather than after. While buying short sales creates the opportunity for real estate investors to pay well-below-average housing prices for properties within ideal locations, there are still drawbacks. Why Banks Short Sale Pre-Foreclosure Homes The last thing a bank wants to do is own (1 comments)
Most properties owned by relocation companies will be sold ôas-is.ö This means your home inspector's inspection needs to be as thorough as possible when buying a house from a relocation firm. Be sure the home inspector knows the home is a relocation house being sold by a relocation company. This is really important for all real estate transactions, but especially when buying from a relocation company. The relocation company's property disclosure form will likely say that they have "no knowledge of any problems." In other words, they can say whatever they want, and you'll have a virtually impossible time trying (0 comments)
Steps to Make Relocation House Purchases a Good Deal - 01/29/12 04:33 PM
Find a reputable real estate agent from a well known company who specializes in relocation properties. Make sure this agent works with more than one relocation company. In order to get a good deal on a relocation house purchase, you want to know that you're not being steered to only one relocation company's listings. Let the real estate agent know you are interested in seeing listings of properties owned by relocation companies. You need to find out the pricing history for the home and the neighborhood. Is the relocation company pricing the property to move? Get pricing opinions on the properties (1 comments)
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What a wonderful story and post. You sound like a truly remarkable person and I wish you continued good health and posting with Active Rain. Via Paula McDonald, The Woodlands, TX ~ 936-203-0279 (Chevaux Group, PLLC): WITH THIS POST ~ I THEE WED!
Hello my Active Rain family! This is a super exciting post for me to write. I began my journey here in the Rain two years ago this February 12th! Little did I know what I was getting myself into! No really, little did I know the coolness, awesomeness and fun that would come with my blogging efforts! WITH THIS (1 comments)
Are Relocation House Purchases a Good Deal? - 01/29/12 04:15 PM
Are Relocation House Purchases a Good Deal? A lot of people ask, ôAre relocation house purchases a good deal?ö If you're asking this question, you are most likely interested in purchasing a house from a relocation company. By buying a house from a relocation firm, often called a ôrelo,ö you can get a good deal if you take a few precautions as you go through the home buying process.
Relocation companies typically buy homes at a discount, but with the increased number of foreclosures and short sales in the past couple of years, they may be more willing than ever (0 comments)
A True Home Buyer Knows His/Her Home in 6 seconds - 01/28/12 10:41 AM
I love it when my buyer(s) walk into a home and know it is the right one. The adrenalin starts pumping and the excitement grows for everyone. What a great feeling! Via Loreena Yeo, Realtor®| Frisco TX Community Ambassador (214)783-2210 (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co.): Profile of a true Frisco TX home buyer Every home buyer in the Frisco TX these days want a “good deal”. However, a “good deal” may be relative. What is good for you may not be good enough for me. And often times, “good deals” also occur in the higher-priced Frisco TX properties. (3 comments)
Effect of Trees on Property Value - 01/28/12 10:34 AM
Effect of Trees on Property Value The value of a tree in your yard can improve your property value more than you may think. The Arbor Day Foundation cites some of the following effects of trees on property values:
The effect of trees on property value. Landscaping can add approximately 10 to 20 percent more value to a property - especially landscaping that incorporates mature trees. Commercial areas with trees also attract more customers (and they stay longer and spend more money), and apartments with trees have reduced tenant turnover. The effect of trees on resale value. A well-chosen tree (8 comments)
How Your Garden Grows: The Effect of Trees on Property Value - 01/28/12 10:11 AM
Return on Investment: Home Improvement Lists Should Include Landscaping With real estate values down across the U.S., it is important for homeowners to do what they can to try to improve property values, and the effect of trees on property values is often overlooked. Most articles that focus on the return on investment of home improvements list kitchens and bathrooms. Although improving these areas of your home can yield good returns on investment, these improvements can also be quite costly and, in today's market, the return may not be as great as it once was. The Value of a Tree in (1 comments)
10 TIPS TO HOLDING SUCCESSFUL OPEN HOUSES - 01/27/12 12:51 PM
Here's some useful information on open houses that Re/Max Preferred Associates put together: 1) Check your open house attitude! Make sure it’s positive and realize you can have a successful open house if you get one buyer or seller to work with. 2) Buy a plant or gas card to use for a drawing at your open house. Use drawing entry cards instead of sign in sheet with a place for name, address, cell phone number and email address. With this information you can notify winner and deliver prize to their home or office and add them to data base to provide them (4 comments)
Things to Consider About Foreclosure and Second Properties - 01/22/12 04:49 PM
Things to Consider About Foreclosure and Second Properties There are two different scenarios that can occur with foreclosures and second properties. The first is the buy and bail situation explained above where the homeowner buys a second property and allows the home that has been his primary residence to go into foreclosure. The second is where a homeowner has a second property, perhaps a vacation home, and allows that second property to go into foreclosure. When a home goes into foreclosure it will be auctioned off û usually for a much lower amount than what is actually owed on the property. (0 comments)
What Does it Mean to Buy and Bail? ôBuying and bailingö refers to the act of buying a second property and allowing a first home to fall into foreclosure. Homeowners who purchase second properties in this scenario are typically ôupside downö on their primary residence, meaning they owe more on their first home than it is worth in the current market. It's likely that they had an adjustable rate mortgage and their monthly mortgage payment grew to a payment they could no longer afford. For some, an easy solution appears to be buying a second property at a depressed price (1 comments)
Real Estate--Toledo, OH--Zip Code 43617 - 01/18/12 11:27 PM
Understand the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what buyers are willing to pay). By comparing these price trends, you'll have a good idea of where the market is heading. The median listing and sold property prices are calculated based on the market activity each month. Some sales are not immediately available from public records. As they become available, the data are updated. Understand the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what buyers are willing to pay). By comparing these price trends, you'll have a good idea of where (0 comments)
Understand the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what buyers are willing to pay). By comparing these price trends, you'll have a good idea of where the market is heading. The median listing and sold property prices are calculated based on the market activity each month. Some sales are not immediately available from public records. As they become available, the data are updated. (0 comments)
Real Estate Update for Maumee, Ohio - 01/18/12 09:23 AM
Looking for homes in the Maumee, Ohio area? Maumee is located just south of Toledo, Ohio off the Maumee River. Here some great information about Maumee, OH-- (source--http://homesforsalelucascounty.com Additional Statistics for Single Family Homes and Condos in 43537 (0 comments)
Real Estate in Perrysburg, Ohio - 01/16/12 12:28 PM
Today I want to share with you the real estate market in Perrysburg and Perrysburg Township, Ohio. During the year 2010 there were 13 properties sold. During the year 2011 there were 22 homes sold during the sameone-year time period. This represents an almost 60% increase from the year before! Here's some statistics from 2011 that you might find interesting (0 comments)
Market Trends for Maumee, OH - 01/16/12 12:19 PM
What does the future look like for Maumee, Ohio. Check out my web site for further information: http://www.homesforsalelucascounty.com/mimarket/zip/43537/ See the results over the past few months: Review the inventory and health of the market by looking at the number of sold and listed properties. To understand if the market inventory is growing or shrinking, compare the number of sold properties to new listings. If inventory is growing, the market could be trending toward a buyer's market. If inventory is shrinking, then it could be a seller's market. Gauge the health of the market by comparing the number of standard to distressed (0 comments)
Maumee, Ohio--Listings vs Selling Price - 01/16/12 12:10 PM
Listing a property can be a nerve wracking problem for both the owner and the real estate agent. I have a web site where you can compare any area you might be interested in and it will give you all and more information than you asked for. Here's some results of listing vs selling in Maumee, Ohio and the price range difference. http://homesforsalelucascounty/mimarket/zip/43537/. Here's Maumee's list vs sell Enter a Zip Code to Get Started Search Market Analysis Community Info Local Schools Compare Areas Insider Tips Price Trends - Sold vs. Listed Understand the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers (0 comments)
Real Estate Community in Maumee, Ohio - 01/15/12 08:21 AM
Today I want to share with you some community details about Maumee, Ohio. The City of Maumee, Ohio is located just outside the south end of Toledo, Ohio and offers a small town feeling but with the ability to get just about anywhere (airport, malls, the turnpike, I-75, etc) with ease and a short traveling time. When it comes to making a purchase of real estate in Maumee, Ohio be sure to click here for more information at Homes For Sale Lucas County Click here to find out what "Community" means in Maumee, Ohio: Income by Household Review the distribution of household (0 comments)
Real Estate in Maumee, Ohio - 01/09/12 01:19 PM
Today I want to share with you the real estate market in Maumee, Ohio. Duriing the past year--2011--there were 274 completed real estate sales in Maumee, Ohio. During the year 2010 there were 225 completed real estate sales in Maumee, Ohio. This is as 18% increase in real estate sales from 2010 to 2011.
Real Estate in Toledo, Ohio--Heatherdowns Area - 01/09/12 12:50 PM
Today I want to share with you the 2011 year-end results for the Heatherdowns area in South Toledo. For the year 2011 there were 291 completed sales in the Heatherdowns area. When it comes to making a purchase of real estate in the Toledo, Ohio area be sure to contact me. CLICK HERE (0 comments)
What is My Home Worth in Maumee, Ohio? - 01/03/12 11:57 PM
Tax time is coming and some of you may have seen your taxes go up. If you live in Maumee, Ohio you might want to find out what your home is worth. Why? Because with the recent downturn in our economy some of the homes have decreased in value whereas others have increased. The market analysis is offered free of charge, no obligation but to give me your name, address, telephone number and email address. That's not so hard is it? Just go to my website Homes For Sale Lucas County, fill in the information and I will send you a market (0 comments)
Maumee, Ohio Homes for Sale - 01/03/12 11:41 PM
Maumee, Ohio is located along the Maumee River between Maumee and Perrysburg, Ohio. The City of Maumee is a mixture of old and new homes and has a small town feel and neighborly atmosphere. Currently there are 78 homes for sale in Maumee (click here to see them) ranging in price from $267,455 down to $54,900. Since I'm partial to Maumee, Ohio feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the community, schools, recreation, and ease of getting around Maumee and the Toledo, Ohio area. See Homes For Sale Lucas County
4 Predictions about 2012 Real Estate Market - 01/03/12 03:12 PM
I read this article in the Inman News and it seems to be right on the mark about what the 2012 year will be for Realtors. The worst is that there will be more foreclosures! Seems like we are swimming in them and then to expect more--what has the lending industry done to the real estate agent and and homeowner! http://homesforsalelucascounty.com Via Lesslie Giacobbi (Seven Gables Real Estate): 4 predictions about 2012 real estate market | Inman News http://t.co/cRizrdK3
Getting Ready for a BIG 2012! - 01/03/12 03:07 PM
You are really on a roll! What beautiful vans with all that advertising for different needs of the buying and selling public. You are not "Gettiong Ready for a Big 2012" but are READY FOR A BIG 2012!!! Via Anthony Lamacchia (McGeough Lamacchia Realty, Inc. ): We've expanded our office space and now our fleet! We just purchased another Ford Transit Connect vehicle because we're prepared to have a very busy year and we want to maintain our level of customer service without missing a beat. We want to be prepared to get more homes ready for the 2012 market. It's going to be (0 comments)
Maumee, OH -- Market Inventory Trends - 01/02/12 11:35 AM
Here's an article from my web site that I hope you will find interesting. Market Inventory Trends Review the inventory and health of the market by looking at the number of sold and listed properties. To understand if the market inventory is growing or shrinking, compare the number of sold properties to new listings. If inventory is growing, the market could be trending toward a buyer's market. If inventory is shrinking, then it could be a seller's market. Gauge the health of the market by comparing the number of standard to distressed listings. If the number of distressed listings (0 comments)
Maumee, Ohio--Price Trends Sold vs Listed Since 2/1/11 - 01/02/12 11:16 AM
Price Trends - Sold vs. Listed Understand the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what buyers are willing to pay). By comparing these price trends, you'll have a good idea of where the market is heading. The median listing and sold property prices are calculated based on the market activity each month. Some sales are not immediately available from public records. As they become available, the data are updated. (0 comments)
Condominium at 6955 Dorr # 51, Toledo, OH 43615 - 01/01/12 05:44 PM
Stony Creek Farms located off Dorr Street between King and McCord Roads in West Toledo. Very nice condo with new granite counter tops in updated bathroom. Could be 3 bedrooms (loft). Dramatic high, vaulted great room with woodburning fireplace & walk out private (new) deck. Lrg master suite w/walk-in closet. Awesome hardwood staircase & foyer. Loft is the place to be-room for everyone, storage or a 3rd bedroom. Galley kitchen with walk-out private new deck,loads of storage. For more information http://homesforsalelucascounty.com
Foreclosure and Second Properties--What Does it Mean to Buy and Bail? - 01/01/12 03:59 PM
ôBuying and bailingö refers to the act of buying a second property and allowing a first home to fall into foreclosure. Homeowners who purchase second properties in this scenario are typically ôupside downö on their primary residence, meaning they owe more on their first home than it is worth in the current market. It's likely that they had an adjustable rate mortgage and their monthly mortgage payment grew to a payment they could no longer afford. For some, an easy solution appears to be buying a second property at a depressed price with a fixed rate mortgage in order to lower (0 comments)
Kindle Fire and Real Estate - Using Google Apps with the Kindle Fire - 01/01/12 01:40 PM
The Kindle Fire might be a really good if you can use it for "Mobile Real Estate". Those of you who have them will really like it if this application works. I have a droid and I got the app from Realtor.com and love using it every time I am out with clients who want to know instantly what the price of a home is as we are traveling around. It sure saves time going to to the office, looking it up, and then finding out it is too expensive for their needs. Check out my web site: http://homesforsalelucascounty.com and you (1 comments)
NEWS FLAST! RE/MAX PREFERRED ASSOCIATES.... - 01/01/12 01:15 PM
"On November 1, 2011, the Ohio Association of Realtors (OAR) announced that Re/Max Preferred Associates, located in Toledo, OH and surrounding areas, was recognized for having a high percentage of agents in the top tiers. The agents had achieved a high level of accomplishment that only 5% of Ohio's real estate agents have attained in this year's Presidents Club Award." In addition, "19% of Re/Max Preferred Associates placed in achieving awards from the Toledo Board of Realtors." Congratulations to all the Re/Max Preferred Associates who helped make this possible.
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