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2009 

Contract activity for pending home sales has risen for six straight months, a pattern not seen in the history of the index since it began in 2001, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in July, incre...
09/28/2009
Sometimes people have to sacrifice purchasing their dream home for a less perfect home in a better location. The buyer and family's quality of life can be affected by their surroundings and features a neighborhood has to offer. Choosing the best neighborhood is just as important as finding the pe...
09/28/2009
If you are thinking of buying Montgomery real estate and making it a rental property, there are a number of things to consider when choosing the property. Choosing Montgomery Real Estate to Rent  1. Location If you will be renting to a year ‘round tenant, look for a property convenient to major e...
09/21/2009
If you are buying Montgomery AL real estate, you will want to know what your credit score is. Lenders look at your credit history, debt-to-income ratio and your credit score when qualifying you for a home loan. Credit scores range between 200 and 800, with scores above 620 considered desirable fo...
09/21/2009
Montgomery Homes For Sale 2801 S Colonial Drive, MLS #265600       Attention fans of mid-century modern! This home is right out of the pages of Atomic Ranch magazine! So many windows, you'll feel as though you're outside when you're in! And you'll relish the fab-50's look of half walls, lots of b...
09/17/2009
This really helps us all to understand why some mortgage companies seem so unreasonable when we are trying to negotiate short sales or loan modifications.  Can you spell CYA?!Has your short sale or loan modification been turned down and you have no idea why? Let's examine some of the reasons. The...
09/16/2009
  Pending home sales are up for the fifth consecutive month, the first time in six years for such a streak, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in June, rose 3.6 percent to 94.6 from an upwardly re...
09/16/2009
Montgomery Real Estate For Sale 1530 St Charles Ave MLS#267863     Fully leased and affordable to own. Unit A (left side) has living room/ kitchen/bedroom/bath for a total of 731 sf. Unit B has living room/dining room/kitchen/2 bedrooms (one upstairs)/bath for total of 1032 sf. Owner pays gas and...
09/15/2009
 Montgomery Real Estate For Sale 307-309 S Capitol Pkwy MLS #267860     Yes, financing is tight right now. But rates are fantastic!! Just think: With a 20% down payment, this building can be yours at a payment low enough that the rent from one side should just about cover it. Desirable location n...
09/15/2009
Montgomery Real Estate For Sale 1879 Ridge Avenue MLS# 267886 Bet you never thought you'd find it through the door to an Old Cloverdale bungalow! As soon as the door swings wide, you'll find yourself immersed in Southwest décor! Deep, rich colors and warm wood tones surround you throughout. True...
09/14/2009
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