va homes for sale: Analyze Improvements Before Joining the Stonewall Manor Triangle Home Listings - 06/06/13 12:28 AM
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We all do a mental survey before preparing to enter our home in the Stonewall Manor Triangle home listings. We ask ourselves something like, what should I improve that will pay for itself?
 Since anything that improves home listings can result in better offers, the answer can never be proven absolutely. But Remodeling magazine gives it a try. After delving into the year’s home sales numbers, their “Remodeling 2012–13 Cost vs. Value Report” (www.costvsvalue.com) highlights some remodeling ideas that don’t return anything like what the investment is likely to cost.
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va homes for sale: Bubble-Watchers Render Latest Verdict - 06/05/13 12:38 AM
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As home prices continue to rise throughout most of the nation, sooner or later people begin to wonder whether we’ve crossed the threshold dividing undervalued from overvalued. Pundit shorthand for “overvalued” has gradually become almost synonymous with the far more fear-inducing term, “Bubble.” As with the chewing gum and soap-blowing varieties, the term can’t help but conjure up visions of the associated “Pop!”
Just worrying that we are in a home pricing bubble can cause sleepless nights and worse —  financial paralysis. As home prices in Stonewall Manor … (0 comments)

va homes for sale: Stonewall Manor Triangle Real Estate Watchers Buoyed by Market Report - 06/04/13 12:27 AM
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When it comes to Stonewall Manor Triangle’s residential real estate outlook, some truisms say it all: “Strike while the iron is hot!” “The early bird gets the worm!” “Time and tide waits for no man…” Sometimes those hoary old clichés have survived because their wisdom doesn’t ever change — and right now, some hard facts and figures may make these more relevant than usual.
Stonewall Manor Triangle real estate watchers, buoyed by last Tuesday’s stock market jump (a reaction to the bullish real estate statistics), were also digesting The National … (0 comments)

va homes for sale: Tricks of the Trade for a Successful Home Sale/Kid Combo - 05/22/13 11:38 PM
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When it comes to a home sale in Stonewall Manor Triangle, adults automatically appreciate the importance of presenting a pristine property to potential buyers
Kids, on the other hand, would like a glass of apple juice, please.
Parents are forever juggling their other adult responsibilities with the needs of the children, so when you add home sale showings to the list, it might seem to make for a stressful situation. But a home sale doesn’t need to be disruptive — after all, it’s just one more ball in the … (1 comments)

va homes for sale: Conceptions & Misconceptions About Credit Scoring - 05/21/13 11:35 PM
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Whether Stonewall Manor Triangle residents are looking for a home equity line of credit, a refi, or a new mortgage, when it comes to getting a loan, everyone knows that it’s the credit score that ultimately determines the outcome. Yet when it comes to a working knowledge of what major factors affect your score, a new survey shows that many of us are less certain than we should be.
The Consumer Federation of America is a nonprofit outfit that from time to time releases reports designed to improve … (0 comments)

va homes for sale: Spring into Summer: Housing Prices Heat Up - 05/20/13 11:31 PM
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When I update Stonewall Manor Triangle readers about the latest news in housing prices, it’s usually not as ‘latest’ as I’d like. The reason is that there is a delay in most of the truly reliable indexes that measure housing prices. The big indexes are national (Stonewall Manor Triangle housing prices are another matter), and they have a built-in two-month delay.
We can look at trends and directions, but if there is a change afoot, we won’t be sure of that for about 60 days.
Last week, The Wall Street … (0 comments)

va homes for sale: Pre-Inspection Reports Help Stonewall Manor Triangle Listings Stand Out - 05/16/13 12:55 AM
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If you are readying your home for sale this spring or summer, one of my favorite tactics to set your property apart from other Stonewall Manor Triangle listings is to order a pre-inspection. If you’re not familiar with the term, a pre-inspection is a less detailed, less expensive visual inspection designed to report major conditions certain to be noted in the final. Why add this extra expense? Won’t buyers ultimately get their own inspection?
Yes, they will. But the purpose is not to replace a final inspection — it’s … (1 comments)

va homes for sale: Stonewall Manor Triangle House for Sale: Beacon to Unsure Renters - 05/16/13 12:14 AM
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Each day, any number of tenants see the perfect Stonewall Manor Triangle house for sale, yet fail to go ahead and investigate further. Making the move from tenant to homeowner is, after all, one of life’s major decisions — so no matter how perfect such a find might be, making the leap can seem daunting. 
According to the Rental Protection Agency, by last week there were more than 107,000,000 renters in the US — a number that increases by 2,600 a day. In other words, if you are a … (1 comments)

va homes for sale: Setting the Stage for Selling Your Stonewall Manor Triangle Home - 05/13/13 11:30 PM
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The Real Estate Staging Association is always telling the world that when you are selling your home, you can expect to spend 73% less time on the market if you use the services of a professional staging company. Although this is an outcome everyone aims for, the cost of full bore professional staging can be a budget-cruncher.
A compromise solution is to combine a little personal elbow grease with some of the ‘inside’ tricks stagers use. When selling your home in Stonewall Manor Triangle as quickly as possible is the … (0 comments)

va homes for sale: Buying a House Means Chatting With Neighbors - 05/08/13 11:46 PM
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With more than 43 million people relocating throughout the U.S. every year, you don’t have to wait until you are surrounded by stacks of cartons to realize how important it is to make your next move the right one. If you’re buying a house in Stonewall Manor Triangle in the foreseeable future, it’s a particularly valuable idea to take the time to chat with some of your potential new neighbors. And while you’re at it, why not bring up a few relevant questions:
Which schools are best? 
School quality … (1 comments)

va homes for sale: Stonewall Manor Triangle Luxury Home Listings Can Do Too Good a Job! - 05/07/13 11:49 PM
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Ah, spring is truly in the air…the traditional time when people can fall in love at first sight!
I’ll try not to dampen those springtime spirits too much, but for anyone currently looking into the Stonewall Manor Triangle luxury home listings, some advice may be in order:
Online love at first sight is a really bad idea.
Those Stonewall Manor Triangle luxury home listings can indeed be truly alluring, and using your computer (or iPad, or smartphone) to winnow through the current crop of terrific Stonewall Manor Triangle … (0 comments)

va homes for sale: Supply of Stonewall Manor Triangle Homes for Sale Struggles to Keep Pace - 05/06/13 11:31 PM
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So the market’s recovering, interest rates are low, and you think you’re finally ready to buy a home? Not so fast. Buyers across the country are running into a new roadblock: there don’t seem to be enough homes for sale.
Anyone who has looked at entry- to mid-level homes for sale in Stonewall Manor Triangle probably knows what I mean. Mortgage rates remain near historic lows, and as the prices of homes for sale continue to rise, fears that we could soon see a repetition of a real estate equity loss seem … (0 comments)

va homes for sale: Stonewall Manor Triangle Real Estate Market Balancing Act: Rates vs. Rises - 05/01/13 11:35 PM
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When the Wall Street Journal or Forbes run mortgage rate stories as their lead items, those of us who keep an eye on the Stonewall Manor Triangle real estate market pay close attention. I frequently share what they say here. But when even the non-financial outlets like USA TODAY and the cable TV news channels give top billing to real estate market news, it’s a real attention-grabber.
That’s what happenedlast week. USA TODAY’s online headline focused on the 15-year fixed mortgage rate, “at a record low 2.61%.” The cable news … (0 comments)

va homes for sale: Your Stonewall Manor Triangle Housing Sale: The One That Matters! - 04/30/13 11:41 PM
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The Stonewall Manor Triangle housing market’s recovery is still establishing itself. It’s not exactly in its infancy, but I would say it has a way to go before we can call it ‘mature.’ The majority of predictions for the rest of 2013 remain widely positive, and the young housing recovery is being strongly supported by continuing low mortgage rates.
This might easily lull prospective home sellers into assuming they will automatically have a simple selling process, but housing upturn or not, it’s no time to go to sleep. In … (0 comments)

va homes for sale: Avoiding 6 Common Stonewall Manor Triangle Property Seller Miscues - 04/29/13 11:34 PM
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Previously, we cited three of the most common mistakes sellers make after listing their Stonewall Manor Triangle property for sale. Here are three more
Proper Insurance When you have a Stonewall Manor Triangle property for sale, it’s more important than ever to see that your homeowners insurance is up to date. It is highly unlikely that someone will have an accident on your premises, but the increase in the number of visitors makes it prudent to be well covered. Of course you will want to mitigate … (2 comments)

va homes for sale: Some Stonewall Manor Triangle “Boomerang Buyers” Have Run the Clock - 04/24/13 11:46 PM
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“Time flies when you’re having a good time” we hear. But time can also pass quickly for those who’ve had to go through difficult times. Case in point is a million and a half borrowers who have recently experienced the pain of a foreclosure. That’s the estimated number of those who, by this time next year, will have waited long enough to again become eligible for an FHA loan.
 Anyone interested in buying a Stonewall Manor Triangle home after a foreclosure has come through a tough period. The … (0 comments)

va homes for sale: Part 1— Top 6 Mistakes For Stonewall Manor Triangle Sellers to Avoid - 04/23/13 11:42 PM
Disclosure Signature Disclosing material facts that might affect your Stonewall Manor Triangle property’s value is a fair obligation that’s understood by everyone. Yet properly disclosing all material facts won’t help you at all if an issue comes up later but you can’t prove the disclosure. A good agent will double- and triple-check all the signatures, but at the end of the day, your peaceful sleep at night is only protected when you also take care to keep complete copies of the paperwork with all signatures accounted for
Earnest Money
Ah — the thrill of getting the first offer! After … (1 comments)

va homes for sale: The Not-So-Obvious Tax Refund-Property Connection - 04/23/13 12:05 AM
Remember playing Monopoly? After another player had put up a hotel on a pricey property like Boardwalk or Park Place, remember that feeling of relief every time you got past without landing on them? Whew!
That’s the way many of us feel now that Tax Week is over. If you’re one of the millions who will soon be checking the mail for your refund check, you’re are probably also pondering the best use to put it to.
Especially if you’re thinking of selling your Stonewall Manor Triangle property any time this year, you might do something that’s less than obvious: … (1 comments)

va homes for sale: Property Management as a Cost-Effective Alternative - 04/16/13 11:31 PM
According to the latest from the U.S. Census Bureau, renters comprise about 35% of all households. That’s a pretty healthy portion of the nation’s population —  and a pretty encouraging market-share statistic for investors considering Stonewall Manor Triangle properties capable of generating income to build long-term wealth. 
More than just an investment, the own-to-rent model is actually a simplified small business. It has a financing part, an accounting part, and (the time-consuming element): a management part. Effective management means dealing with labor (maintenance personnel), customers (the renters), and a Board of Directors (the ownership: in this case, you!). Not a … (0 comments)

va homes for sale: Pools Figure into Stonewall Manor Triangle Home Listings - 04/15/13 11:33 PM
Who isn’t ready for summer? One group that’s clearly already there is this spring’s sellers: everyone whose home listings in Stonewall Manor Triangle are already racking up page views. For them and everyone contemplating taking advantage of the busy spring selling season, an interesting fact has come to light. It puts numbers on something that most of us feel intuitively.
It was the Wall Street Journal that recently called attention to it. They uncovered a study from BYU showing that when home listings including swimming pools go into contract in the summer, their selling price is an average 0.22 percentage … (0 comments)

 
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