exit realty select: Buying a Home as a First Time Home Buyer? Where do you Start? - 03/28/11 09:05 AM
Buying a Home as a First Time Home Buyer? Where do you Start?

So I asked my friends on Facebook what they wanted me to talk about and I had someone ask, " How do i get started buying a home?" Well Kara, Here is what i would do to get started.
The biggest misconception about buying houses is that you have to start months and months ahead of time... That Myth is so not true....
Step 1 I would go meet with a lending institution or bank of your choice and get a Pre-Qualification Letter. This letter states, what … (0 comments)

exit realty select: Ok, You just Bought a Foreclosure now what do you do? - 03/07/11 04:14 AM
Ok, You just Bought a Foreclosure now what do you do?

If you are like a few of my clients, You see a Foreclosure as a chance to get a really good deal on a house.
So my question is what do you do with a foreclosure once you purchase it? Well hopefully you Had a home inspection which I myself as YourExitRealtorhighly recommends on any home. I would study the home inspection and make a plan of attack. What do you the buyer have to do to make the home livable? (if it is not)
Every foreclosure is … (0 comments)

exit realty select: Existing Home Sales Rise in January! - 02/23/11 04:15 AM
Existing-Home Sales Rise in January

www.realtor.com Posted an article about rising home sales for the 3rd month in a row across the country.
Sales in Central Arkansas haven't not been as lucky... Home sales here have dipped slightly but we expect the trend to catch on this spring. 
First time home buyers would be crazy not to take advantage of this down market. Sellers are more apt to pay closing cost and reduce the sales price on existing homes. Rates are still great.. There are plenty of programs out there that will help with Closing Cost and or Down Payment.
I … (0 comments)

exit realty select: Get in while the getting is Good... - 02/21/11 06:42 AM
I saw this and thought some other people ought to read this if they are on the fence about buying a house in todays real estate market... If this article interest you please go to www.yourexitrealtor.com and start your search today for houses in the Central Arkansas Market... As i have been saying all along is that the housing market can't be beat right now.. We have the best housing prices in 10 years and the best interest rates in HISTORY... So don't hesitate to purchase now...

Get in while the Getting's Good - Why Buyers and Sellers Should Take … (0 comments)

exit realty select: 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 select: 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 select: 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 select: 11 Reasons to List your home during the Holidays - 12/10/10 06:39 AM
11 Great Reasons To...  
•1             People who look for a home during the holidays are more serious buyers.
•2             Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition mean more money for you.
•3             Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular home.  Less demand means less money for you.
•4             Houses show better when decorated for the Holidays.
•5             Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays so they are more … (0 comments)

exit realty select: 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 select: 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)

Blake Roussel (Sandstone Real Estate Group)

Blake Roussel

Conway, AR

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