parkland reserve: 7 Tips To Get Your Home In Tip Top Selling Condition - 04/26/13 05:48 AM
A clean, uncluttered home is very likely the single most important thing to get your home sold quickly and for top dollar. In fact, a recent survey by HomeGain showed a whopping 568% return on investment for money put toward cleaning and organizing a home for sale! And other experts say that a well-put-together home can shorten the time on market drastically as well. Before your real estate agent lists your Parkland home, it's essential for it to look its best. 7 Tips To Get Your Home In Tip Top Selling Condition Examine your living space and see it as a … (1 comments)

parkland reserve: How To Have the Best Garage Sale Ever At Your Home - 04/25/13 12:22 AM
It's getting close to that time of year again — time to have a garage sale at your home! Here are a few tips to help you have your most successful garage sale ever. Advertise Your Sale In Local Newspapers And Online Many of the habitual Saturday morning garage sale patrons around Parkland and Coral Springs use the paper to plan their treasure hunts. They do this to make sure they hit all of the sales in certain neighborhoods. In the ad, mention your home address, date and time of your garage sale and any big or popular items you'll be … (0 comments)

parkland reserve: 3 Ways Clean Floors Can Help Sell Your Home Faster - 04/15/13 10:57 PM
Have you ever walked into a home for sale and looked down to see stained carpet or scratched and worn flooring? If so, you would probably agree that it doesn't leave a positive first impression. Imagine if you were a buyer looking at the same floor. The right type of flooring and whether it is well taken care of can make a big difference to buyers. If your floor is questionably clean, here are a few fixes to help remedy the issue to help your home sell quickly. Does your home have hardwood floors? You're in luck. Buyers love hardwood floors … (0 comments)

parkland reserve: 7 Fun and Easy Housewarming Gifts for A New Homeowner - 04/05/13 11:32 PM
Whether you have new neighbors next door or old friends moving across town, a housewarming gift is a great way to show you care. New owners always appreciate anything that relieves the pressures of moving and settling in to an unfamiliar neighborhood. Here are seven fun and easy housewarming-gift ideas for your friends moving into their home.   A Pair of Candlestick Holders Candlesticks are a simple, yet practical gift for a new Parkland home. They're perfect for a mantel, dresser or table. Choose attractive candlestick holders that match the house's décor and include a set of candles to burn. A … (4 comments)

parkland reserve: 3 Tips To Get The Best Results On Your Mortgage Application - 03/07/13 11:18 PM
Although the financial markets have tightened lending guidelines and financing requirements over the last few years, the right advice when applying for your loan can make a big difference. Not all loans are approved. And even when they aren't approved immediately, it doesn't have to be the end of your real estate dreams. There are many reasons why a mortgage loan for the purchase of your real estate could be declined. Here are a few things to understand and prepare for when applying for a mortgage: Loan-to-Value Ratio The loan-to-value ratio (LTV) is the percentage of the appraised value of the … (1 comments)

parkland reserve: 3 Stress-Free Packing Tips For Moving Into Your New Home - 02/18/13 10:43 PM
Moving everything in your house to your new Parkland home can be an overwhelming task. You never realize how much stuff you actually own until you try to fit it all into boxes and move it somewhere new. When you are packing up your things to relocate, here are some helpful tips to make your moving experience much easier: Start Packing In Advance You don't have to wait until the day before you move to start packing everything in your house! As soon as you find out that you are moving, you can start packing the items you don’t often use, … (0 comments)

parkland reserve: Reasons To Attend Your Own Home Inspection - 01/24/13 11:47 PM
As a home buyer in Parkland or Coral Springs , you can get a feel for whether a home's systems and appliances are in working order. However, you can't know for certain until after the home's been inspected. This is why real estate agents recommend that buyers hire a licensed home inspector immediately after going into contract. It's the best way to really know the home which you're buying. By definition, a home inspection is a top-to-bottom check-up of a home's physical condition and systems, including a review of the structure, and its plumbing and electrical systems. Home inspections are not … (1 comments)

parkland reserve: Selling? Improve The Appearance Of Your Home's Bathrooms. - 01/14/13 10:44 PM
Full-scale bathroom remodeling can be expensive and, in today's Parkland & Coral Springs housing markets, you won't likely get all of the money back that you put into it at the time of sale. Knowing that bathroom projects tend to have a low return on investment, here are a few inexpensive changes which you can make to spruce up bathrooms in a home for sale. Fixtures Most sellers will notice if the fixtures in a bathroom are old, and it can have a negative effect on their view of your home. Buy a new set of bathroom fixtures at a home … (1 comments)

parkland reserve: Simple, Inexpensive Ways To Prep Your Home For Sale - 11/25/12 10:59 PM
When Parkland Florida homeowners get ready to list their Parkland home for sale, advice will often come from all corners of their personal and social network -- what within the home to upgrade; what to repair; what to replace. And, although some advice remains valuable, much of it can be ignored. The costs of an expensive upgrade are rarely recouped at the time of sale and studies show that smaller, simpler actions can yield a bigger return on your investment of time and money. Here are four inexpensive, yet highly effective, ways to prepare your home for sale. Improve the curb … (0 comments)

parkland reserve: Existing Home Sales Move Higher In October - 11/20/12 10:38 PM
After a small decline in September, Existing Home Sales rebounded in October, increasing a modest 2.1%. The housing market's slow, steady recovery continues as sales volume in all four regions expanded last month with the exception of the Hurricane Sandy-affected Northeast. The National Association of REALTORS® monthly Existing Home Sales Report comprises completed sales of single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops. The Existing Home Sales report is compiled on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis. It shows a 10.9 percent sales increase as compared last year. Sales volume might otherwise be higher, however, if not for a lack of homes for sale. Total … (0 comments)

parkland reserve: How Choosing Kitchen Colors Can Affect Your Eating Habits - 11/01/12 11:48 PM
Have you ever walked into your kitchen and instantly felt hungry? Rarely do people think about the colors that they choose to paint their kitchens. They are often too busy worrying about whether the kitchen will match the rest of the home, or whether the colors will be satisfactory to the rest of the household. However, when painting and decorating your kitchen, you may want to think about the process in a way many people do not -- how the colors you choose will affect the way in which you eat. As behavioral psychologists have documented, the presence of specific colors … (0 comments)

parkland reserve: Home Supplies Drop To Multi-Year Low - 10/24/12 03:47 AM

As the third quarter closed, home resales showed considerable momentum nationwide. The National Association of REALTORS® reports Existing Home Sales at 4.75 million units in September 2012 on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis, an 11 percent increase from one year ago. An "existing home" is a home that's been previously occupied; a resale. The reading marks the second-highest tally of the year -- second only to August 2012 when 4.83 million homes were sold on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis. The real estate trade association reports that there are now just 2.32 million previously-occupied homes for sale nationwide. It's the thinnest national … (0 comments)

parkland reserve: What's Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : October 22, 2012 - 10/22/12 12:28 AM
Mortgage markets worsened last week as hope for a European economic rebound and stronger-than-expected U.S. economic data moved investors out of mortgage-backed bonds. Mortgage rates of all types -- conventional, FHA and VA -- lost ground last week, harming home affordability in Parkland and Coral Springs, and reducing purchasing power nationwide. Rising rates also thwarted would-be refinancing households hoping to time a market bottom. The increase runs counter to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey which showed the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage rate dropping 2 basis points to 3.37% nationwide. This contradiction occurred because Freddie Mac's weekly mortgage … (0 comments)

parkland reserve: How To Improve Your FICO Score - 10/19/12 03:20 AM
The U.S. housing market recovery is underway. New home sales are at a multi-year high, housing starts are at pre-recession levels, and home builders plan for a strong 2013. Since late-2011, falling mortgage rates have boosted buyer purchasing power. Now, today, in many U.S. markets, the number of active home buyers outnumbers the number of active home sellers. It's among the reasons why home supplies remain scarce and why home prices are rising. Roughly 20 percent of today's home buyers purchase homes with cash. For everyone else, the ability to gain mortgage approval depends on income, assets, and, most importantly, credit … (0 comments)

parkland reserve: Single-Family Housing Starts Rise To 4-Year High - 10/18/12 12:09 AM
The housing market continues to improve. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis, Single-Family Housing Starts rose to 603,000 last month, an 11 percent increase from the month prior and the highest reading in more than 4 years. A "housing start" is a home on which construction has started and home builders are breaking ground at rates not seen even during the 2010 federal home buyer tax credit period. It's a signal to home buyers throughout FL that the U.S. housing market may be permanently off its bottom. At least, the nation's home builders seem to think … (0 comments)

parkland reserve: Buyers Win 6.6 Percent Increase In Purchasing Power - 10/15/12 11:38 PM

Mortgage rates in South FL continue to troll near all-time lows, boosting the purchasing power of home buyers statewide. According to Freddie Mac's most recent Primary Mortgage Market survey, the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage is now 3.39 percent nationwide, just three ticks off an all-time low. At the start of last quarter, 30-year fixed rate mortgage rates averaged 3.62 percent. One year ago, they averaged 4.12%. When mortgage rates are falling, they present Parkland & Coral Springs Florida home buyers with interesting options. Because of lower rates, buyers can choose to tighten their household budgets, buying an ideal home … (0 comments)

parkland reserve: Florida Takes Top Foreclosure Slot For September 2012 - 10/11/12 11:46 PM
Foreclosure volume continues to slip. According to foreclosure-tracking firm RealtyTrac, in September, the number of foreclosure filings nationwide fell 7 percent from the month prior, and fell 16 percent from September 2011. RealtyTrac defines a "foreclosure filing" as any of the following foreclosure-related events : (1) A default notice on a home; (2) A scheduled auction for a home; or, (3) A bank repossession of a home. September's 180,427 foreclosure filings mark the lowest monthly total in more than 5 years. It's a signal that the U.S. housing market is in recovery, while also reflecting the success with which banks and … (0 comments)

parkland reserve: Tips To Close Your Home Loan Faster, With Fewer Hassles - 10/10/12 11:32 PM
With mortgage rates at all-time lows, purchase and refinance activity is climbing. Home sales are at their highest levels since May 2010 as home buyers take advantage of favorable economic conditions. Home prices are low, household income is rising, and rents are up in many U.S. cities. Low rates have stoked mortgage refinance applications throughout Parkland & Coral Springs Florida , too. Last week, with 30-year fixed rate mortgage rates slipping to 3.36% nationwide, on average, more U.S. homeowners were in search of a refinance than during any one-week period since April 2009. With loan volume high, banks are nearing their … (16 comments)

parkland reserve: Fed Minutes Detail QE3 Discussion; Mortgage Rates Down - 10/06/12 02:47 AM
The minutes from the Federal Reserve's September Federal Open Market Committee meeting were released Thursday. The Fed Minutes detail the discussions and debates which shaped the central banker's launch of its third round of qualitative easing since 2008. The minutes also give Wall Street insight into future monetary policy. At 6,987 words, the Fed Minutes provides a level of detail that was unavailable via the FOMC's post-meeting press release, a document that, by contrast, ran 562 words. Despite its large word count, there was very little that was new or surprising in the Fed Minutes, though. This is because, since the … (0 comments)

parkland reserve: With Tomorrow's Job Report Due, Mortgage Rates May Finally Rise - 10/04/12 02:37 AM
It's a dangerous time for home buyers in Parkland Florida to be without a locked mortgage rate. Friday morning, at 8:30 AM ET, the government releases its Non-Farm Payrolls report for September. More well-known as "the jobs report", Non-Farm Payroll data has the power to move mortgage rates up or down. Unfortunately, ahead of the release, we can't know which. Last year, job growth more than doubled between August and September. If this year shows that same growth, Parkland Real Estate home buyers mortgage rates are expected to rocket higher. The connection between rising jobs and rising rates is a chain … (0 comments)

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