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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc
Provide the Tallahassee Florida real estate community and public with analysis of current real estate market trends. Informative ideas for selling and buying homes, townhomes, condos and lots & land.
I have been a Realtor since 1980 and over a long period in my real estate career this was an easy question to answer.  During the late 1980's and 90's, you could expect an average of about a 3% increase in your home value per year depending on the location, condition, year built , etc.  Beginning...
I'm busy and other Realtors I have contacted this weekend have been busy.  Buyers from out of town have been contacting me; parents are looking to buy a condo for their kids for college.   Some buyers that have been waiting for the "right" time may realize it is passing, or has passed them by.  T...
We had the usual increase in real estate home sales in May in Tallahassee (Leon County), though fewer than May last year.  There were 153 single family homes sold compared with last year‘s195.  122 homes sold in April; so, our sales in May was a 25% increase.  In May the average single family hom...
The Florida Association of Realtors has just released the April Single-Family Resale Sales report.  The Tallahassee Metro Area (TMA includes Leon, Wakulla, Franklin, Jefferson, and Gadsden counties) reported a decrease of 28% of number or sales compared to April 2008.  While this may sound bad, ...
Have you ever met a sales person that told you otherwise?  No matter what the item is....a car, house, appliance, TV, etc......"if you don't buy today you will regret it later."  Yep, I am a salesman as well; but, I am a believer in informing the customer and letting them make the decision that b...
Our March sales of single family resale homes were down -22% compared with March 2008, which was the worse in the State.  So what!  They were down -37% in February and -31% in January.  In March 2008 the sales were down -29% compared with the previous year.  So, in reality, -22% looks pretty good...
Coldwell Banker Hartung and Noblin, Inc. has already successfully provided two well attended, free to the public, real estate educational seminars in 2009. Their third Seminar, titled "Housing Stimulus:  Short Sales, Foreclosures, $8000 Tax Credit?"  will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at the T...
We are all aware there were a lot of real estate investors that made a lot of money buying and reselling, and frequently before construction was completed.  Those were the ones that were really knowledgeable of the market; or maybe, just plain lucky.  Then there were those that just got caught-up...
The news you read and see on television about the housing market and getting a mortgage to purchase a home is NATIONAL NEWS.  Yes we have large supply of homes available to purchase in the Tallahassee area and we also have lenders that HAVE PLENTY OF MONEY to loan for a home purchase to those tha...
The following is a five year review of the Tallahassee Metro Area single family detached homes, both new and resale, beginning with the third quarter of 2003.  Up to this quarter our real estate market in the Tallahassee area was very stable. The average median appreciation was between 2% to 7%, ...

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