realtor short sale expert: Going the Extra Mile for Your Stonewall Manor Triangle Open House - 07/25/13 04:30 AM
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             When you are getting near to zero hour for your first open house in Stonewall Manor Triangle , you should know some of the simple moves homeowners can make to help ensure success. Here are three of them -- three ways you can approach your Stonewall Manor Triangle open house to make sure it’s a well-attended and effective marketing event:
1. Buy some flowers
            It might seem extravagant, but when you consider the your Stonewall Manor Triangle home’s asking price, it may prove well worth it.  The … (0 comments)

realtor short sale expert: Strengthening Credit After a Stonewall Manor Triangle Short Sale - 07/24/13 06:14 AM
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A Stonewall Manor Triangle short sale represents real value for the homebuyer, of course. But to some extent, it is also a boon to the seller. Being able to unload a property that’s underwater helps avoid the most dire credit consequences of a Stonewall Manor Triangle foreclosure.
But lingering credit damage can still result from any short sale-- if the short seller allows it to happen. Should you find yourself in the short sale situation, be proactive in protecting your credit score. You will put yourself in a position … (0 comments)

realtor short sale expert: Agents Bring Stonewall Manor Triangle Knowledge to FSBO Dealings - 07/18/13 04:39 AM
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            Suppose you are driving past one of those ‘For Sale by Owner’ yard signs…and the house looks good!
            Do you screech to a halt, jump out and rush up to the front door to – quick! – sign a deal? More likely, you jot down the phone number (hopefully one is visible, though with For Sale By Owner signs, it’s not always the case) so you can call up your agent to get the details.
Veteran buyers considering a Stonewall … (0 comments)

realtor short sale expert: Stonewall Manor Triangle Vacation Home Choice is a Different Animal - 07/17/13 04:52 AM
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 You would think that buying a Stonewall Manor Triangle vacation home would be pretty much like buying your primary home. After all, the technical processes are the same: first, you locate a suitable vacation home the same way you found your primary residence (most likely with the active help of a knowledgeable agent), then the offer, financing, documentation, etc.
In fact, there are basic differences. Appreciating how they affect your final choice can help you secure a Stonewall Manor Triangle vacation home that provides the advantages you set … (0 comments)

realtor short sale expert: Stonewall Manor Triangle House-Hunters Learn to Check Site Addresses - 07/16/13 04:29 AM
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               You are doing some serious house-hunting.
               You’ve been Googling ‘newest Stonewall Manor Triangle listings’, but when you click on the most popular sites, somehow the ‘newest Stonewall Manor Triangle listings’ are the same ones you’ve seen before. Worse, some of them turn out to have been sold! Or the price was wrong! Or the agent isn’t even the agent anymore!
               What is going on? Doesn’t Google (or Bing, or Yahoo!) promise to show you sites with the newest listings in Stonewall Manor … (0 comments)

realtor short sale expert: 2-Step Method to Find the Right Stonewall Manor Triangle Home for Sale - 07/11/13 04:46 AM
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It was fascinating reading: especially if you currently have, or are looking for, a Stonewall Manor Triangle home for sale. The New York Times’ headline was “After You Read the Listings, Your Agent Reads You.”
I thought that sounded sort of hokey — especially since I’m one of the agents who is supposed to be doing the ‘reading.’
I had to agree with one of the signs for reading a client’s reaction to a given home for sale. If their “progress from the hall…through the living room…through the dining room…to … (0 comments)

realtor short sale expert: Luxury Homes Financing Takes Detail Consciousness - 07/10/13 04:35 AM
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Any home carrying a price tag of $1 million or more generally falls into the ‘luxury property’ category.­­ To finance it, a luxury loan is called for.  Since financing luxury homes in Stonewall Manor Triangle can be more challenging than financing run-of-the-mill properties, many prospective home owners at the luxury level seek the services of a specialist lender. MarketWatch has found that the average price of luxury properties in some major US cities is well over the million dollar threshold – making care in preparing jumbo loan applications more important … (0 comments)

realtor short sale expert: Investment Real Estate Value Draws Big New Players - 07/09/13 04:22 AM
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            Observers of residential real estate nation-wide have started sounding a new upbeat note. It has to do with the effect of recent shifts in buying and selling — some of which may well affect investment real estate in Stonewall Manor Triangle, too.
Stonewall Manor Triangle investment real estate has always drawn area residents seeking to profit by owning investment property close to home: properties they can monitor conveniently and with confidence. The one negative has been the assumed general neighborhood effect of widespread rental ownership. When rental home … (1 comments)

realtor short sale expert: Determined Decluttering Aids Stonewall Manor Triangle Open Houses - 07/03/13 01:48 AM
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Why so many open houses in Stonewall Manor Triangle? The reason is because they are so effective -- not only by instantly spreading notice that a property is seriously entering the market, but also by creating a firm target date – a day when all concerned agree that the property will be in peak ‘showability’ condition.
Open houses are like showings on steroids. With dozens of visitors in the offing, there’s little doubt that every effort will go into preparing for them. Along those lines, every agent will tell you that … (0 comments)

realtor short sale expert: Bankers’ POV on Buying Homes in Stonewall Manor Triangle - 07/03/13 01:13 AM
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Sometimes, even after your mortgage application has been approved, you have to scratch your head at apparent non-sequiturs that attach to the process (for instance, when a loan is made contingent upon your repaying an ultra-low-interest credit account).
Even more so if your perfectly dandy financial situation results in a turndown. How could this happen? The answer usually makes perfect sense…but only if you understand that bankers and mortgage brokers are bound by policies and procedures that apply to everyone currently buying homes in Stonewall Manor Triangle. Knowing the … (0 comments)

realtor short sale expert: Stonewall Manor Triangle Businesses Helped by Housing’s ‘Snowball Effect’ - 07/02/13 01:25 AM
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The Weather Channel has nothing to do with it. What’s happening up in the ski resorts, likewise. The ‘snowball effect’ being discussed in print and on TV won’t soften anytime soon (even if the groundhog was right about winter being over).
This is an economic snowball -- one that’s gathering momentum following what CNN’s Money website describes as “the best year for U.S. real estate market in five years.” Businesses that stand to benefit from growth in the Stonewall Manor Triangle housing market are watching closely.
The Wall … (0 comments)

realtor short sale expert: New Factors Widen Choices for Stonewall Manor Triangle Home Buyers - 06/27/13 12:40 AM
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The concept of “starter homes” cropped up after the end of the Second World War, when millions of young families took advantage of low-cost new developments to gain a foothold in homeownership: the emblematic first step in fulfilling the American Dream.
Today’s first-time Stonewall Manor Triangle home buyers are a lot less predictable—just as the market itself is altogether different. As we recover from the previous years’ economic declines, which temporarily suppressed the number of Stonewall Manor Triangle home buyers, the combination of low interest rates and historically affordable home … (0 comments)

realtor short sale expert: Stonewall Manor Triangle Luxury Homes: a Class of Their Own - 06/26/13 01:01 AM
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Some Stonewall Manor Triangle luxury homes are so distinctive that they stubbornly resist fitting into any simple category. Whether due to unusual architecture or unique geographical features, such properties remain in a class of their own.
But for most other homeowners preparing to sell their luxury homes in Stonewall Manor Triangle this spring, some baseline features are close to must-haves. According to Morgan Brennan of Forbes.com, “It is almost a given,” that listed multimillion dollar properties will claim certain features. 
Top-of-class luxury homes almost always include a pool. … (0 comments)

realtor short sale expert: Distressed Sales Decrease, While Short Sales Rise - 06/25/13 12:34 AM
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A Stonewall Manor Triangle short sale is the option usually preferred by anyone who faces foreclosure. It’s the path that, with the approval of the mortgage lender, promises to ultimately minimize damage to the homeowner’s credit score.
According to Realty Trac, distressed sales of all kinds continued to decrease in the last reported quarter, yet the non-foreclosure short sale volume increased by 4%. That amounts to a significant 22% of all sales. Realty Trac’s are the most reliable national statistics, and our Stonewall Manor Triangle short … (0 comments)

realtor short sale expert: Selling Your Home Means Keeping Ahead on Maintenance - 06/20/13 12:49 AM
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The graduations are just finishing up, most summer getaway are booked, and with the end of June soon to be coming our way, many homeowners may be thinking more about holiday weekends and BBQs than home maintenance. But for those selling a home in Stonewall Manor Triangle this summer, keeping ahead of upkeep issues will become an important part of the project. Some items that bear watching: 
The best time to clean air conditioners is before you fire them up for the first time…but since the AC always seem … (0 comments)

realtor short sale expert: Think ‘Safety’ When a Home is Open to the Public - 06/19/13 02:25 AM
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A Stonewall Manor Triangle open house is a great sales tool when your home is on the market, but it also exposes your property to total strangers. As agents, my colleagues and I are trained to red flag suspicious activities, but during an open house, multiple parties will be coming and going at the same time. Choosing to take proactive steps is good practice for keeping your home safe during your open house in Stonewall Manor Triangle.
For openers, it’s a good idea to let neighbors know about the event. … (0 comments)

realtor short sale expert: What Makes a Great Mortgage Broker in Stonewall Manor Triangle? - 06/18/13 12:33 AM
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Getting a mortgage in Stonewall Manor Triangle these days can be more involved than in years past, not least because their historically low rates make them so desirable. That loan can make or break a fantastic deal — the kind of deal you don’t want to lose when you come across it! Central to the process of getting a mortgage is your mortgage broker…but how do you know when you’ve found a great one?
These are some of the qualities I believe most often point to the answer:  
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realtor short sale expert: Final Walk-Through: Protection When Buying a Home - 06/13/13 01:12 AM
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After weeks of dealing with inspections, appraisals, repairs, and the sheaf of paperwork created by your mortgage company, The Final Walk-Through should come as a welcome relief to those buying a home in Stonewall Manor Triangle this summer. Despite its ominous name, that final walk-through is anything but — it provides a last layer of protection for the new homebuyers.
Typically occurring in the final 24 hours before the scheduled close of escrow, this is no mere formality. It’s your ultimate opportunity to inspect the home and ensure that … (1 comments)

realtor short sale expert: Stonewall Manor Triangle Short Sales Can Expand Buyers’ Affordability Range - 06/12/13 12:39 AM
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        Short sales in Stonewall Manor Triangle can hold the key to more than one real estate-related issue. For cash-strapped borrowers, short sale success means relieving an unsustainable obligation without having to go through foreclosure. For sharp-eyed buyers,Stonewall Manor Triangle short sales can present outstanding opportunities to purchase properties otherwise beyond their affordability range.
         Both are reasons to applaud the rising number of short sales. Nationally, the latest projections foresee a continuation of their rising trajectory. The OCC’s most recent report on mortgage performance credits short sales for … (0 comments)

realtor short sale expert: Shortening TOM for Your House for Sale - 06/11/13 12:25 AM
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Near the end of 2012, the National Association of Realtors® announced that the average home took 69 days to sell, a welcome shrinkage from the 98-day Time On Market (TOM) common during the housing market crisis. They expected the 2013 numbers to be even stronger, and they haven’t been disappointed: the last read for TOM registered a median of just 46 days!
Of course, that’s a national average, and if you have a house for sale in Stonewall Manor Triangle this summer, your own experience could well differ. Although a … (1 comments)

 
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