exit realty arkansas: 12 Tips to Help Home Buyers in 2012 - 01/26/12 06:08 AM
12 Mortgage tips for 2012
As YourExitRealtor,  I am always trying to put helpful information out there so you can make those critical decisions on whether to go ahead and purchase, or try to get a good deal and find a larger house.  Here are some very helpful tips from BANKRATE.COM that I read this morning. With Interest rates staying low through this year, and the deals are out there. Why Not Take Advantage of the Current Real Estate Market?
Getting a mortgage loan has become challenging in recent years. Don't expect that to change anytime soon.
Lending standards … (0 comments)

exit realty arkansas: What Could you do with an extra $65000? - 01/12/12 04:32 AM
What could you do with an extra $65,000.00?
Buying a house now instead of waiting a few years can Save you BIG…. Interest Rates have no where to go but up in the future.
As YourExitRealtor
I hear all the time about how bad the economy is and that people do not want to buy a house because they don’t want to chance spending the money and making a bad investment. I have also heard that people are waiting for the interest rates to drop even lower…. I say stop waiting…. Rates can go up just as easily as they … (0 comments)

exit realty arkansas: Are you Facing Foreclosure? Do you need some options? - 10/12/11 03:30 AM
·         1 out of 8 homeowners is facing a hardship.
·         4.5 million Homeowners owe more than their home is worth.
·         10 million homeowners will fall into default in the next 36 months.
These are some sobering facts. If you are a homeowner and you feel you might be falling behind contact me at www.yourexitrealtor.com.
As YourExitRealtor  I want to stay on top of ways to greater serve my clients and help the general public in buying and selling real estate.
2 months ago I receive my Short Sales … (2 comments)

exit realty arkansas: Would a new Home Buyer Tax Credit Motivate you to purchase a Home? - 09/08/11 07:36 AM
Would a new Home Buyer Tax Credit Motivate you to purchase a Home?
Stumbled across this article from RIS Media…. If there was another Home Buyer Tax Credit would that motivate you to purchase a home? YourExitRealtor would love your feedback.
The National Mortgage Complaint Center is urging US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to introduce immediate legislation that restores the Federal Tax Incentive Plan for home buyers. However, the group says, “the Federal Tax Incentive Home Purchase Program should not be limited to first time home buyers only. We believe a more robust federal tax … (0 comments)

exit realty arkansas: Your Choice of Realtor Could affect the sell of your home.... - 09/02/11 02:51 AM
Why Hiring the Right Agent is a key factor in getting your home SOLD!
As you may know these days selling a home can be a little more difficult in a Buyers Market.YourExitRealtor read this article and thought that it could be of some use to all the Sellers and Potential Sellers out there. I lays out the key to success in selling your home. And as you will read it starts with hiring the right Realtor to guide you through this Buyers Market.
While certain tips like properly staging your space will help get your home sold no … (0 comments)

exit realty arkansas: IT IS TIME TO GET OFF THE FENCE..... - 08/22/11 03:18 AM
BUYERS it’s time to get off the FENCE…..
So I was at a meeting at one of my local banks on Friday, and brought up how low the interest rates are. My lender said that they were swamped with refinances but had very few new loan applications…. Which to me is crazy….
With Rates at an all time Historical Low…. (Click Here to Get my Lenders Contact info!)
15-Yr Conventional - 3.25%
30-Yr Conventional - 3.875%
15-Yr FHA - 3.25%
30-Yr FHA - 3.75%
30-Yr VA - 3.75%
30-Yr RD - 3.75%
From what I see every day being … (0 comments)

exit realty arkansas: 100% Financing is not just a MYTH, it can be YOUR REALITY.... - 08/03/11 04:33 AM
100% financing it’s not just a myth! When you use unconventional methods to get it!
Thinking about owning your own home, but you just do not have the money to cover the down payment required by the bank? Well this information might help you a little bit. The day of the easy 100% financing is gone, but if you really want to purchase a home and are willing to do a little extra to get that dream of home ownership then keep reading.
Now days there are no true 100% FINANCING, but there are grants out there for … (1 comments)

exit realty arkansas: How will the Debt Crisis affect the Interest Rates for the Local Housing Market... - 07/13/11 08:49 AM
As Your Exit Realtor I try to pride myself on staying on top of what is coming down the pipe for our local housing market. And after talking with other brokers and bankers this is what I So here lately all that is on the new is how will the Debt Crisis affect us in our everyday lives. Well the biggest question I have is how will this impasse that we are at with our debt ceiling start affecting the average American home buyer. Well the answer is not a pretty one.  Here in the Central Arkansas area it is a … (0 comments)

exit realty arkansas: To Buy or Rent- Now is the time to follow the American Dream - 07/05/11 08:10 AM
Got this in my Email from RIS media, a great article for those who are on the fence about if they want to buy a home or continue renting....
To Buy or Rent - Now's the Time to Follow the American Dream
With home prices dropping, minimal interest rates and the cost of rental properties on the rise, now may be the time for renters to seriously consider buying a house.
When the housing bubble burst in 2006, the cost of buying a house was considerably higher than renting that same house in most areas. Today, the opposite … (0 comments)

exit realty arkansas: Do You Receive the Homestead Tax Credit? Do you know what the Homestead Tax Credit is? - 07/01/11 06:11 AM
You know every time I go to sell a house or list one, I always ask my clients do you receive or know about the Homestead Tax Credit you receive as a Home Owner? Most of them barely know what I am talking about! Well I would like to explain to all of you about the Homestead Tax Act of 2000, and what it means to you and how much you pay in Property Taxes.
Any Primary Home Owner:
Homeowners in Arkansas may receive up to a $350 property tax credit on their homesteads. Eligibility for the credit is confined to … (3 comments)

exit realty arkansas: Throwing money away every month on a Rental Home? - 06/22/11 09:34 AM
Many people living in Conway, AR rent their homes. I have always asked them why do you just throw money away? The answer I get time and time again is, "I can't afford a house, or I don't want to spend that much money a month, or I am waiting on the INTEREST rates to go down further!" HELLO interest rates have no where to go but UP!!
A 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in Conway, AR, that is 10 years old, has a market price of around $110,000.00. With a 30 year FHA fixed Rate mortgage at 4.5% interest (taxes, … (3 comments)

exit realty arkansas: The American Dream of Owning a Home is not Dead! - 06/10/11 04:21 AM
New Article says the "American Dream isn't Dead"
I read this over my morning coffee, while watching my 13 month old play with her toys, I thought to myself you know they are right, the American dream is still out there even though all new media is saying negative things about the housing market, and how owning a home is a horrible investment. Well folks here is what average Americans like yourself are saying about how they view owning a home and its part in the "American Dream".
 RISMedia, June 10, 2011-Despite the ups and downs of the housing market, … (2 comments)

exit realty arkansas: WHO IS WATCHING YOUR EVERY MOVE? - 04/21/11 03:33 AM
This has nothing to do with Real Estate but, I figured most of the people my age don't read or watch the news every day. So www.yourexitrealtor.com felt you should at least see who is watching you, with out your knowledge.
Apple Users, Beware: iPhones Secretly Tracking Location, Experts Warn
By Maxim Lott
Published April 20, 2011 | FoxNews.com
Security researchers have discovered that the latest operating system powering the iPhone and iPad keeps a log of everywhere you go, recording both the location and time you were there. 
The feature has been … (1 comments)

exit realty arkansas: Stop Listening to National News... You Buy Locally not nationally... - 03/25/11 07:52 AM
 Stop Listening to National News... You Buy Locally not nationally...

So i read the Wall Street Journal article detailing the top 10 Reasons to Buy a House. And i have to say i agree and Disagree with certain parts of this article.
As you may hear everyday on the National News the Housing market takes another hit in Feburary. Well I am Hear to Testify to the opposite for Central Arkansas.
National News said the U.S. Housing market took the biggest hit in NAR (National Association of Realtor) Recorded history. Well that might be true for a … (0 comments)

exit realty arkansas: Spring Time is Here!! - 02/14/11 03:55 AM
I don't know about you, but the 12 inches of snow we have had in Central Arkansas in the last month can stay gone!
The sun is shinning and the buyers are out in force.... I guess they read my blog post "Now is the Time to Buy"!  Last week during the 8 inch snow i secured 3 new offers for First time home buyers. I guess they realized that there are some amazing deals out there and decided to take advantage of the Great interest rates...
I know rates are 3.99% like they were 2 months ago, but don't be … (0 comments)

exit realty arkansas: Now is the Time to BUY!! Why are buyers waiting? - 01/14/11 03:21 AM
With Interest Rates Low, and good deals on the Market. Why are the buyers waiting?
After talking with some of my potential clients about purchasing their first home, i have heard some startling objectins to why they are hesitant to purchase a home?
 Buyer: The media says we are still in a slight recession and i just dont think purchasing a house is right for us at this time.
YourExitRealtor: Now is the perfect time to purchase your first home, Interest rates are at a Historical LOW! I have had clients lock in at 4.00% we haven't seen rates that low … (2 comments)

exit realty arkansas: Is 2011 The Year for the Housing Market to Come Back? - 01/14/11 03:03 AM
December 28, 2010
Economic and Housing Outlooks Brighten for 2011
RISMEDIA, December 28, 2010-Improvements in consumer spending and consumer confidence, increased demand for goods and services, and falling unemployment claims are all positive factors for a brighter outlook as we move into 2011, according to the December 2010 Economic Outlook released today by Fannie Mae's (OTC Bulletin Board: FNMA) Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group. Downside risks still exist, however, including a weaker than expected employment report, the ongoing economic turmoil in Europe, and potential inflation problems in China.
For 2011, forecasted growth was upgraded from 2.9 percent to … (1 comments)

exit realty arkansas: Little Rock Metro Area Housing numbers - 11/30/10 08:20 AM
Yep, Arkansas homes sales dropped by 21% compared to September of 2009.  Of course, at that time last year the tax credit deadline was approaching.  BUT....home prices have actually INCREASED by 4%.  The Arkansas market is actually one of only a handful of states that the average home prices have increased.  FYI....the Little Rock market was recently ranked by MetroMonitor as the fourth strongest economy in the country based on employment change, unemployment change, gross metropolitan product and home price changes.  We have a good market
Per Scott Deaton of Exit Realty Deaton Group..

exit realty arkansas: 10 Ways to make your Small Room look Larger! - 11/28/10 11:18 AM
10 Ways to Make a Small Room Look LargerRISMEDIA, November 27, 2010--Most people have one: that room in the house that they wish was just a little larger. What many don't realize is that with a little work and some TLC, they could have exactly what they're looking for. Here, Lowe's offers 10 designer tricks to help you make any room look larger: 1. For the illusion of a larger room, use a color scheme that is light rather than bright or dark. Pastels, neutrals and white are all color possibilities.2. Use a monochromatic color scheme on the furniture, rugs and … (1 comments)

exit realty arkansas: Americans Still say Real Estate is a great investment. - 11/03/10 09:47 AM
Nearly 80% of Americans Still Believe Buying a Home Makes Good Financial Sense
Nearly Eight in 10 Americans Still Believe Buying a Home Makes Good Financial Sense
RISMEDIA, October 15, 2010-Nearly eight out of 10 respondents believe buying a home is a good financial decision, despite ongoing challenges with the economy and housing market. That's according to the 2010 National Housing Pulse Survey, an annual report released by the National Association of Realtors. The survey, which measures how affordable housing issues affect consumers, also found job security concerns to be the highest in eight years of sampling, with 70% of … (0 comments)

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Conway, AR

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