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Still Benefits to Owning a Home - 11/30/08 10:44 AM
Owning a Home is Still the American Dream! Now may be the best time in the past 20 years to buy or invest in Real Estate. House sales in many areas have stabilized, mortgage interest rates are down, inventory has declined over the last 2 months nationally, and housing affordability has improved. The National Association of Realtor recently posted the following facts from a Real Estate Survey: Home ownership is an investment in your future. Owning a home helps build wealth over the long term, and it provides significant social benefits. On average, owners who purchased their home six years ago have seen the value of their (0 comments)
Seattle Real Estate Market Best Set for Speedy Rebound - 11/24/08 12:47 PM
Good news!!! If you are a homeowner in the Seattle - Tacoma area, the Seattle real estate market was awarded the #1 city most likely to rebound. In a recent article from Forbes.com, "Real Estate Markets Most Likely to Rebound," they cited a survey of real estate professionals including, private developers, real estate agents, and real estate investment executives identifying Seattle as the top city to have the best chance for a speedy recovery. The survey was completed by The Urban Land Institute. The article writes: Seattle is "a diversified market, has a good base of business and is becoming a 24-hour city," (0 comments)
Mortgage Prepayment Fees Can Sting! - 11/18/08 02:47 PM
Mortgage Prepayment Fees can STING! How they swarm: You may need to sell your home sooner than expected, or you may have received an inheritance that you would like to use to pay off your mortgage. If your home mortgage has a prepayment penalty clause, you may owe the lender a fee equal to up to six months of interest just to get out of the loan. How not to get stung: The best practice upfront is to avoid mortgages that carry these prepayment penalty clauses. If you need to sell your home and you have a prepayment penalty, you (0 comments)
1. Who is eligible? · First-time homebuyers or any homebuyers who have not owned a principal residence in the last three years. 2. Who does it work? · Eligible purchasers can claim the $7,500 credit on their annual tax return form. · Amount of credit: 10% of cost of home or a maximum of $7,500. 3. Repayment: · Two years after the credit is claimed, the homebuyer will have to start paying it back. · 15 equal annual installments will have to be paid back to (0 comments)
Home Buyers CAN Find Loans - The Right News! - 11/08/08 12:21 PM
Need a Loan to buy a Home? Here's the truth... Contrary to what you may have heard, there is money available for home buyers who qualify and can prove they can afford the loan. So, if you are considering investing in a home in Tacoma Washington, or the surrounding cities of Pierce County, North Thurston County, or South King County, don't let the media discourage you. Brian Everstine and C.R. Roberst recently wrote the following article for the Tacoma News Tribune on the same topic. Here is a bit of what they wrote: ____________________________________________________________________________ Home, auto buyers can still borrow money No (1 comments)
(Stats provided by Realist, NWMLS) For more current & local market information call The Trey Affolter Team. ______________________________________________________________ Search Thurston County Homes for Sale Search Thurston County Foreclosures _____________________________________________________________ Find out what your home is worth... For a FREE Highest Price Analysis, call THE TREY AFFOLTER TEAM today @ 253-222-6000. _____________________________________________________________ FREE Seller Resources Tips to Sell Your Home Get the Highest Price Selling Your Home Tips to Stage Your Home to Sell
(Stats provided by Realist, NWMLS) For more current & local market information call The Trey Affolter Team. ______________________________________________________________ Search King County Homes for Sale Search King County Foreclosures _____________________________________________________________ Find out what your home is worth... For a FREE Highest Price Analysis, call THE TREY AFFOLTER TEAM today @ 253-222-6000. _____________________________________________________________ FREE Seller Resources Tips to Sell Your Home Get the Highest Price Selling Your Home Tips to Stage Your Home to Sell
(Stats provided by Realist, NWMLS) For more current & local market information call The Trey Affolter Team. ______________________________________________________________ Search Pierce County Homes for Sale Search Pierce County Foreclosures _____________________________________________________________ Find out what your home is worth... For a FREE Highest Price Analysis, call THE TREY AFFOLTER TEAM today @ 253-222-6000. _____________________________________________________________ FREE Seller Resources Tips to Sell Your Home Get the Highest Price Selling Your Home Tips to Stage Your Home to Sell
Is the Washington State Real Estate Market Tide Turning? - 11/05/08 10:50 PM
Tacoma & Pierce County Washington Real Estate show signs... Sales of existing homes shot upward in September, as buyers took advantage of price reductions, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.
Sales of existing homes rose 5.5 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.18 million units, and up from 4.91 million units in August. September 2008 sales figures are 1.4 percent higher than the 5.11 million units sold in September 2007.
Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said more markets are seeing year-over-year gains. “The sales turnaround which began in California several months ago is broadening (0 comments)
Washington State Foreclosure Rate Fairs Better Than Most - 11/05/08 10:44 PM
The number of home foreclosures in Washington State is lower than many. In the most recent edition of Washington Realtor News, they report: "According to the Mortgage Bankers Association the current foreclosure rate for Washington State is 1.04%, whereas nationally it is 2.75%. Washington ranked 45 in delinquencies and 44 in foreclosures started. This means Washington is currently performing 62% better than the national rate." "Our foreclosure numbers are below our rates from late 2001-early 2003 when the hit to the tech industry had a great impact on our local economy" -Washington Realtor News Nov/Dec 2008 Help me (1 comments)
Five RIGHTS to Successfully Selling Your Home! - 11/05/08 06:29 PM
Five Rights to Selling Your Home What Are Your Rights? To sell your home in the shortest amount of time and for the highest price, you need to make sure you exercise the following five rights: house right, yard right, price right, marketing right, and using the right Realtor®. 1. House Right It is important to prepare your house for sale by making sure your house is in ideal condition before putting it on the market. Preparing your House for Sale Staging Your Home Video 2. Yard Right Does your house have curb (0 comments)
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