leander: Magic Phrases and Words That Sell Your Home Faster - 01/14/14 08:11 AM

Austin Texas - It doesn't matter how much money you spend on preparing your home prior to listing it because a sale can often come down to just using the right marketing ad words to make the property stand out. The right words or phrases in real estate listings can speed up a sale and even boost the final price. And here's my bonus tip right up front: If you have to sell, don’t put "must sell" in your ad or listing description (unless you want to sell your house below market value). In short, it only takes just a … (0 comments)

leander: My Simple Make-Ready Checklist To Get Your Home Ready To Sell - 01/13/14 01:33 AM
Austin Texas - A house that is nicely polished on the surface will sell faster than its unkempt neighbor. From my experience, buyers feel more comfortable purchasing a "good looking" home because if what they can see on the surface is well maintained, they assume what they can't see has also probably been maintained as well. In preparing your home for the market, my general rule is to spend as little money as possible. Buyers will be impressed by a brand new roof, but they aren't likely to give you enough extra money to pay for it. Before putting your house on … (1 comments)

leander: 7 Costly Home Seller Mistakes You Will Make When You Sell Your Home - 01/12/14 06:42 AM

Austin Texas - There are 7 very common and very costly mistakes that most homeowners make when selling their home. These 7 expensive and unnecessary pitfalls work against you selling your home fast and for the most amount of money.I created a FREE report that shows you exactly what these 7 costly mistakes are and how to avoid all of them. My report also shows you how the traditional ways of selling homes have become increasingly less and less effective in today's market and what do do about that as well. The fact of the matter is that about 75% … (0 comments)

leander: 11 High Cost Inspection Traps You Must Know About Before Listing - 01/11/14 07:24 AM
Austin Texas - According to industry experts, there are at least 33 common physical problems that will come under scrutiny during a home inspection when your home is for sale. I have prepared a new report which identifies the most common of these problems, and what you should know about them before you list your home for sale.
Whether you own an old home or a brand new one, there are a number of things that can fall short of requirements during a home inspection. If not identified and dealt with, any of these 11 items could cost you dearly in terms … (0 comments)

leander: 27 Tips To Sell Your Home Fast And For Top Dollar - 01/10/14 11:17 AM

Austin Texas - Because your home may well be your largest asset, selling it is probably one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. And once you have made that decision, you'll want to sell your home for the highest price in the shortest time possible without compromising your sanity. Before you place your home on the market, here's a way to help you to be as prepared as possible.To assist home sellers, I have put together a report called "27 Valuable Seller Tips That You Should Know to Get Your Home Sold Fast and for … (0 comments)

leander: These Homes Need Work - Bank Owned - Sold As-Is - Austin Texas - 01/09/14 08:50 AM

Austin Texas - If you are looking for a "fixer upper" or "handyman special" Foreclosure and Bank Short Sale properties, then we have the homes for you. Get updated on new renovation and fixer properties that are Bank Owned or are in Bank Short Sale status in the price range and area you prefer.Distress Sales, Bank Short Sales, and Foreclosures often represent a great way to get a fantastic deal on a home. These properties can often be purchased for a fraction of market value (50 to 90 cents on the dollar). It's not easy for the average home buyer to … (0 comments)

leander: Austin Texas Short Sales: 4 Tips If Facing Foreclosure - 01/06/14 08:24 AM
Austin Texas – What can you do if you are facing a foreclosure? One of the scariest and worse case scenarios for a homeowner is getting behind in your payments and now foreclosure is leering around the corner. You feel as though you have let everyone, yourself included, down. You feel embarrassed, even if you haven’t received the foreclosure notice with your auction date yet. So now what? 
Here are a few tips to help you out if facing Foreclosure:1.) First off if you’ve been getting letters “threatening “ foreclosure you need to step up and take action NOW. Ignoring these letters … (0 comments)

leander: What a great time to buy a Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac Foreclosure - 01/05/14 04:54 AM

Austin Texas - Fannie Mae’s book of business continues to grow year over year, according to the GSE’s (Government Sponsored Enterprise) monthly volume report. 
Fannie Mae’s total book of business is valued at about $3.17 trillion currently. The current delinquency rate for all Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac single-family properties (combined) is about 2.5% of all outstanding loans. So there are many homes to choose from when looking to purchase a Foreclosure or Short Sale.
Fannie and Freddie are deep discounting these properties to sell them quickly and often offer special financing whereby the down payments and rates are very low … (0 comments)

leander: Find Out What Your Home is REALLY Worth in Austin Texas - 12/29/13 03:44 AM

Austin Texas - Find Out What Your Home is REALLY Worth in the greater Austin Texas Metro.Knowing what your property is REALLY worth is important information to have if you are thinking about selling, refinancing, or buying a property. Stop using websites that just give you numbers tied to "county tax values" (those sites are typically very inaccurate since Texas is a "non-disclosure state" meaning sold data is private and confidential and not released to the county when a property sells).We will conduct a thorough comparative market analysis for you by searching the MLS database of all recently sold properties … (0 comments)

leander: Banks Have Asked Us To Get Rid of 100+ Homes in Austin Texas Metro - 12/28/13 06:06 AM

Austin Texas - Banks have asked us to get rid of 100+ homes in the Austin Texas metro area. Some of these properties need work and others are move-in ready.
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leander: FHA Loan Limit Increased To $361,100 in the Austin Texas Metro Area - 12/28/13 05:33 AM

Austin Texas - The FHA limit for single-family homes in the Austin Texas metro area will increase $361,100 in 2017. The increase is effective for FHA case numbers assigned on or after January 1, 2017. That means more Austin metro properties and buyers will soon be eligible for FHA loans. This is great news for buyers.An FHA insured loan is a US Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance backed mortgage loan which is provided by an FHA-approved lender. The FHA does not make loans. Rather, it insures loans made by private lenders. FHA insured loans are a type of federal assistance and … (1 comments)

leander: Answers To The 5 Most Common Foreclosure Questions in Texas - 12/27/13 03:34 AM

Austin Texas – When meeting with clients to discuss how they can avoid foreclosure, inevitably 5 questions will always come up at some point. These are by far the 5 most common asked questions regarding foreclosure I hear in almost every bank short sale case I work. These 5 frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding foreclosure are the following:Q. How many payments do I need to miss before I lose my home to foreclosure?A. After one missed payment on your mortgage, you are in breach of your agreement with your lender/servicer. Although most lenders/servicers do not start foreclosure proceedings after only one … (2 comments)

leander: Bank Short Sale in Hutto Texas - Bank's Loss Is Your Gain - 12/27/13 01:47 AM

Hutto Texas - Bank Short Sale. Spacious and bright 2,647 square foot home in The Enclave at Brushy Creek in Hutto. Large Office/Study plus a Game Room too. Master Suite is downstairs. Gourmet Kitchen that opens to the family room. Covered Patio in the back yard. 2005 Armadillo (Builder).
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leander: HUD Foreclosures - HUD Changes Investor Bidding Policy - 12/26/13 06:24 AM

Austin Texas - HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) has made a material policy change to their bidding rules that will affect investors wanting to bid on HUD owned homes (also known as HUD Foreclosures).  As a general rule currently, on FHA "insured" HUD owned homes there is a 30 day owner occupant bidding period (no investors are allowed to bid during this first 30 days on the market period).  Normally, the first 10 days are a sealed bid period for owner occupants only and then the next 20 days are a daily bid period for owner occupants only. … (2 comments)

leander: Luxury Foreclosures and Short Sales are heating-up in Austin Texas - 12/22/13 03:50 AM

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leander: FHA relaxes rules for Buyers with past Short Sales and Foreclosures - 12/21/13 08:51 AM

Austin Texas - The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is now allowing some borrowers who went through a bankruptcy, foreclosure, deed-in-lieu, or short sale to re-enter the market and obtain an FHA loan in as little as 12 months.Currently, borrowers who experienced a past foreclosure must wait at least two years before getting a chance to get approved for an FHA loan, but with the new FHA guideline, certain borrowers who lost their home as a result of an "economic hardship" may now be considered for an FHA loan even earlier (as little as 12 months).For borrowers who went through a … (0 comments)

leander: Don't Miss Another Central Austin Texas Foreclosure - 12/21/13 04:11 AM

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leander: Foreclosure Property and Distress Sales in Austin Texas - 12/19/13 07:01 AM
Austin Texas - Foreclosures, Bank Short Sales, Probate Sales, Estate Sales, Lender Auctions, Hard-Money Sales, and Distress Sales often represent a great way to get a fantastic deal on a home. These properties can often be purchased for a fraction of market value (50 to 90 cents on the dollar). It's not easy for the average home buyer (or real estate agent) to find these deals. And it's not just single family homes in Distress that are being sold at huge discounts. Condos, townhomes, acreage homes, ranches, lots, duplexes, 4-plexes, luxury homes, lake view homes, lake front homes, golf course homes, … (0 comments)

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Austin, TX

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