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Buying a Bank Owned Home - 04/23/09 05:36 AM
This is a great blog about purchasing foreclosure homes. Via Bill Gassett Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty):
In a recent article I wrote about buying a foreclosed home or potential foreclosure property, I discussed the various ways in which you could obtain ownership of a foreclosure. Here is a quick summary of the three scenarios: A pre-foreclosure where you buy directly from the home owner before the bank takes over. At an auction where you may be in competition with other buyers. From a Real Estate company or the bank itself. This is known as an REO aka Real (2 comments)
Via George Souto (McCue Mortgage) FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages CT.: Earlier today I read a blog by Bill Gassett titled Buying a Bank Owned Home that focused on the process of purchasing a foreclosed property. In his blog he made a statement that I thought would go very well with this blog which I had planned on writing earlier. In his blog he stated "Buying a foreclosed home however, is not for the timid at heart and there are many things that buyers need to be aware of going into a REO transaction." That statement is very true, and anyone who plans (0 comments)
Wordless Wednesday for the girls... - 04/08/09 09:32 AM
This is my first time participating in Wordless Wednesday. I am not good at keeping my mouth shut:) This photo was taken last month at the NC Zoo in Asheville NC with the elephants
My daughter said that the sign is there because the female elephants stick together in the herd. I told her and her sister that it is a reminder that they are suppose to stay close to their mother. Today I got to see them with their grandmother who only visits once a year and no matter how far apart they are... they always stick together. Thanks Grandma (1 comments)
Via Jennifer Marks (Real Living Realty Experts): In today's crazy economy -the savviest Realtors are choosing "out of the box" marketing tactics to blend with the traditional. Many have agents were forced to re-evaluate "how" they do business to stay "in" business. Clients need to save money just as much as brokers do. Recently, I was shown how to print and burn my own CDs - I created a traditional sellers power point presentation (with music) and burned it -- The presentation is about 5 minutes long - Pretty much everyone has "no time" so this is a CD about my services - (3 comments)
Via Jennifer Marks (Real Living Realty Experts): Interview your Realtor -- not every Realtor will be the right fit for your needs & personality. Interviewing a Realtor is a job interview and you are the employer!! How long have you been in Real Estate? Have you worked with other brands or just this office/firm? Which ones? Can we cancel this listing if we are not happy? What is a Buyers Agency Agreement? Do you charge a Transaction, Termination or Marketing Fee? Do you work as a team? If so why? Do you have an assistant? May I see your resume or personal (0 comments)
Via Jennifer Marks (Real Living Realty Experts): Mary Cornazter has a great article about being FRUGAL in Sunday March 15, 2009 News & Observer. Yes, FRUGAL, that horrible word, which instantly makes you feel, deprived, but the couple she interviewed still manages to "have a life". Frugal is no longer described only you grandma. Frugal is being reborn into a positive trait & that frivolous charge it attitude may be dying a well deserved death. Staying home for movie night or watching the game from home, can be tough when it is replacing that new martini bar or season box tickets. (0 comments)
Via Bob Stewart - ActiveRain (ActiveRain): Linking from your posts to your IDX home search site should be one of the primary strategies you employ as you create content for your blog. How you create these links and where you send the person clicking on them could make the difference in how your readers interact with you. The proper implementation of this strategy could be the difference between converting your blog readers into clients and ultimately business and simply being someone providing information out of the goodness of your heart. Remember, you should be blogging for business! It is no secret that (0 comments)
Via Jennifer Marks (Real Living Realty Experts): More Money, More Money-Improved $8000 Tax Credit Education is the key - This is still a great opportunity for first time buyers. I searched the web for valid information & found many sites, blogs and articles that are simply opinion & not facts. Get the FACTS from the National Association of Home Builders Opinions Aside -This is what I learned: The tax credit is for first-time home buyers only. The tax credit does not have to be repaid. The tax credit is equal to 10% of the home's purchase price up to a max of (0 comments)
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