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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
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Creative FinancingCreative financing: You’ve heard of it, and, as a seller, the idea sounds pretty attractive. But, do you know everything you need to know about carrying back a second; essentially, about becoming a lender? You better know the same things that financial institutions know - you be...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Closing and Title CostsIt’s the big day.The day you go to the title or escrow company, sign your name on the dotted line, hand over a check and prepare to take ownership of your new home.It’s also the day that you and the seller will pay “closing” or settlement costs, an accumulation of separate ...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Common Ways of Holding TitleHow Should I Take Ownership of the Property I am Buying?Real property can be incredibly valuable and the question of how parties can take ownership of their property is important. The form of ownership taken -- the vesting of title -- will determine who may sign variou...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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What is a Short Sale Anyway?An increase in foreclosure rates will inevitably bring with it an increase in short sales. But what is a short sale?A short sale happens when you sell your house for less than your remaining mortgage balance, the proceeds of which go to the lender and in return the len...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Setting the PriceThe price is the first thing buyers notice about your property. If you set your price too high, then the chance of alienating buyers is higher. You want your house to be taken seriously, and the asking price reflects how serious you are about selling your home.Several factors wil...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Plan of Action Analyze why you are selling - If you understand your motives, you will be able to better negotiate and to get what it is that you want, whether it be a quick sale, high price, or somewhere in the middle.  Prepare your home for the buyer - Maximize the strengths of your property and...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Making a Good First ImpressionIf you want buyers to be interested in your home, you need to show it in its best light. A good first impression can influence a buyer both emotionally and visually, thus prompting them to make an offer. In addition, what the buyer first sees is what they think of wh...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Know Why You are SellingIf you know exactly why you are selling then it is easier for you to follow the right plan of action for getting what you want.If you are a seller who needs to close a sale as quickly as possible, then you should know that getting the highest price possible is not one of y...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Insist on a Home InspectionA professional home inspection protects both you and the buyer. It allows both you and the buyer the opportunity to learn about the property’s defects.A home inspection usually covers the following: Plumbing conditions - if there is leakage or clogging Roofing condition...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Getting the Highest Price in the Shortest TimeIn order to get the highest price in the shortest time, you need to know how to market your home. The better you market your home, the more offers you will get. And the more offers you get, the more choices you have to get the price and terms you want...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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For Sale By Owner - A Good Idea?FSBO (pronounced fizz-bo), or For Sale By Owner, is a way of selling your home without the use of a professional real estate agent or broker. The idea behind FSBO is that by selling your home yourself, you save the approximate 6% that would be the agents’ commissio...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Finding the Right AgentNot all agents work the same way. The most important attribute of an agent is that he/she is well connected to the real estate industry. He/she should know the market and provide information on past sales, current listings, his or her marketing plan, and at least 4 solid re...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Considering OffersWhen reading an offer, keep in mind that you are out to get the best price AND the best terms for you. If you focus solely on the price, you may overlook terms that could be favorable to you as a buyer.Some terms that may work in your favor: higher-than-market-interest in a seco...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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 The Elkins Home Selling Team with Elite Realty Group provides services with Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale and Morristown TN Homes For Sale to home buyers and home sellers in Morristown Tennessee, Whitesburg, Talbott, Russellville, Sevierville, Bean Station, Dandridge, Pigeon Forgeand surrou...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Why You Should Not Make Any Major Credit PurchasesDon’t go on a spending spree using credit if you are thinking about buying a home, or in the process of buying a new home. Your mortgage pre-approval is subject to a final evaluation of your financial situation.Every $100 you pay per month on a cr...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Use a Buyer’s AgentIt’s important that you choose an experienced agent who is there for you. Your agent should be actively finding you potential homes, keeping you informed of the entire process, negotiating furiously on your behalf, and answering all of your questions with competence and speed.F...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Thinking About Buying a Foreclosure?With the housing bubble burst and the subprime mortgage crisis, millions of homeowners found themselves unable to make their mortgage payments. Many found themselves owing more on the house than the home was worth. Many just walked away from their homes. As a r...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Is Buying a Home Still a Smart Plan?With the burst of the housing bubble, credit crisis, and millions of foreclosures across the country, you may wonder if buying a home is such a good idea after all. However, it’s important to consider all of the facts. The important message to take away from th...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Importance of InspectionAs a buyer, you are entitled to know exactly what you are getting. Don’t take anything for granted, not even what you see or what the seller or listing agent tell you. A professional home inspection is something you MUST do, whether you are buying an existing home or a new...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Hot, Normal, and Cold MarketsHot MarketThis is an extremely competitive market and is advantageous to the seller. Sometimes, homes will sell as soon as they are listed or even before homes are listed. Typically, during a hot market, multiple offers will be made on each home and more often than no...

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