real estate tips: Why Now is the Time to Purchase a Home - 05/24/11 02:08 AM
Although the housing market has been in the doldrums for the past few years, most of us realize that home ownership is a worthy long term financial goal, not to mention the pride and comfort of living in space that is yours.  There hasn't been a better time to buy a house in the last 30 years. Here's why:1. Prices are remarkably low, especially in neighborhoods that have been hit hardest by foreclosures. In some cases, you can buy a house for less than the cost of a lot in the same subdivision. People forget that houses don't have a memory. … (0 comments)

real estate tips: Must Do's to Sell Your Home - 05/10/11 10:11 AM
As we sail into the traditional busy season for real estate, there is good news to be had, no matter what shoes you fill.  For buyers, there is an abundance of competitively priced homes on the market and interest rates have dipped in the past few weeks.  For sellers, the buyers are back, but property values are no where near where they were a few years ago.  Sellers must be sensible when preparing to enter the market.  The homes that sell the fastest for the highest price are those that outshine the competition.  Here are a few tips to make your … (1 comments)

real estate tips: Home Sellers Must be Realistic this Spring - 04/08/11 03:52 AM
With Spring Break winding down, we are now moving into the prime real estate season.  Spring can be an exciting time for homeowners ready to sell.  But not so much in recent years if your home has lingered on the market through multiple Spring selling seasons.
Years of listings, open houses and showings without offers are weighing on many homeowners this year as the nation's housing market tries to recover from the Great Recession's housing slump, credit crunch and high unemployment.  The traditional real estate cry of "location, location, location!" has given way to "price, price, price!"
With new foreclosures and mortgage short … (1 comments)

real estate tips: Creative Real Estate Solutions - 03/10/11 09:20 AM
It's a new year in real estate, but for the most part we are still living in a buyer's market.  Many homeowners who had planned to sell their homes are choosing to stay put. If you have no choice but to sell, the important thing is to offset your losses and do everything you can to prevent going into a foreclosure. Consider these alternatives:
Be a landlord. Renting out your home should help you cover your mortgage.
Try a lease-to-own deal. If you have a buyer who can't close immediately, offer to rent to them for a predetermined amount of time, … (0 comments)

real estate tips: Don't be Afraid to Sell Your Home Now - 10/11/10 04:09 AM
The early months of 2010 saw a spurt of home buying and selling, thanks in part to a federal income tax credit.  Most real estate agents say Spring is the season to sell a home, but don't rule out Fall just yet.  Job changes might mandate a relocation, and the glut of bargain priced homes and low interest rates might motivate some of us to move up.  There may be fewer buyers in the Fall, but they tend to be more motivated. The key is to find them fast, because you don't have much time before the holidays kick in and … (0 comments)

real estate tips: How to Work a Buyers' Market - 03/17/10 06:24 AM
Housing prices across the country continue to slump, and the forecast for the immediate future is gloomy. Gloomy for sellers, that is. In many markets, the supply of homes is now greater than the demand to buy them, so sellers can't be terribly choosy. You, the buyer, have greater leverage than usual to name your terms and make them stick. Welcome to the elusive but profitable condition known as a buyer's market.
Individual markets vary, so look out for signs that yours is slow, such as persistently unsold homes in your neighborhood and signs trumpeting price reductions.  Chances are, if you're … (0 comments)

 
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