buyers: 6 Mistakes That Devalue Your Home - 06/10/13 11:21 PM

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As a homeowner, there are countless tweaks and additions you can make to your abode. If you’re enthusiastic, Home Depot can eventually start to feel like an all-you-can-eat home improvement buffet of fun.
But before you go into project-planning overdrive, slow down! It’s important to be selective with your add-ons because some changes can actually devalue your home.
Here are six things to double-check.
Note: Every home and region is … (1 comments)

buyers: Renters pursue the American Dream of Home Ownership - 06/09/13 11:04 PM
Renters pursue the American Dream of homeownership   Most view becoming a homeowner as an important stepping-stone in their life — a chance to put down roots and fulfill the American Dream.
Although 90% of renters expect to purchase a home in the future, most believe it would be difficult to get a mortgage today, according to respondents to Fannie Mae’s recent survey.
The primary reason most are renting now is to financially prepare themselves to be ready to own in the future.
"The ongoing decline in the homeownership rate, as well as strong growth in multifamily property construction and investor interest … (1 comments)

buyers: 915 S. Miller Road, Valrico, FL - Back On The Market - 04/23/13 06:09 AM

 
Short Sale. Bank Approval $75,500! Wonderful opportunity to own this 3BR/2BA home in the heart of Valrico. Situated on a LARGE lot which is completely fenced in makes this the ideal home for a new or growing family. Plenty of space to park your BOAT or RV. No HOA or DEED RESTRICTIONS. A LARGE screened in lanai make this a tremendous value. Call today for a private showing.
 
 
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buyers: SOOOO Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want.. - 04/22/13 11:04 PM
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buyers: Why Didn't I Think of That??? - 04/16/13 11:20 PM
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buyers: Selling to move up? - 04/10/13 10:31 PM
 
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buyers: How to Protect Your Home - 04/08/13 09:32 PM
How to Protect Your Home from Burglary  
According to the FBI, over two million burglaries occur each year in the United States, and 70 percent of them are in residential areas.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to turn your house into Fort Knox to secure your home – many of these solutions are free and take less than ten minutes!
Maintain your doors and locks. Inspect the condition of your exterior doors. Make sure that they fully close, are sturdy enough to provide resistance to kick-ins and that there are no gaps along the frame.
Also, check each door’s strike … (2 comments)

buyers: Don't send that buyer packing! - 04/07/13 10:28 PM
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buyers: Lack of inventory, making sellers reluctant? - 04/03/13 11:04 PM
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buyers: I can't agree more! The time is now! - 04/02/13 10:59 PM
 
All of a sudden, the time to sell is now It seems the transition is complete. In a recent survey by Redfin, 82% of agents described now as a "good time to sell," while only 57% described now as "a good time to buy."
Let’s back up to the third quarter of 2012, when 54% of the agents polled considered it a good time to sell, but 75% called it a good time to buy.
This complete ‘180’ in the housing markets can only be backed by dangerously low inventory, prices that continue to appreciate and low interest rates pushing buyers … (2 comments)

buyers: 10 Cities Where You Might Be Eaten by a Dragon!! - 04/01/13 02:12 AM
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Game of Thrones!
Excuse us while we go all fanboy on our blog and spew unadulterated love for the masterpiece TV show that finally—finally—returns to the airwaves this week.
If you haven’t guessed, everyone around the Movoto office has devoured “Game of Thrones.” A lot of us have watched the first two seasons multiple times. Some of us have even dived into the novels the series is based on. Our love is that great.
Just last week we got to talking about how we could bring the series, in some … (0 comments)

buyers: It's a Block Party! - 03/24/13 10:41 PM
 
Block Party: Build Your Home Out of Tetris Pieces By Movoto
 
If you’ve been reading the Movoto blog for a while, you’ll know that in addition to real estate, we’re also kind of crazy about video games. This borderline obsession has led us to examine such highly practical things as how much Mario’s coins would be worth in real life and the value of Bowser’s castle. You know—the important stuff.
Which lead us to our latest quandary: figuring out just how many pieces from the classic puzzle video game Tetris would be required to build a house. Not a giant game of Tetris like … (0 comments)

buyers: Should I stay or should I go??? - 03/21/13 11:22 PM
The time to sell is a waiting game for some By Megan Hopkins  • March 21, 2013 • 2:57pm Real estate is always a game of knowing when to make your move.
With that in mind, industry experts suggest move-up buyers remain mindful of how quickly home prices appreciate while riding the current market recovery.
For move-up buyers wanting to wait out rising home prices to ensure they can sell their current home at a maximum price, analysts say the value of such a move depends on when the homeowner purchased their current residence.
Daren Blomquist, vice president of RealtyTrac, says homeowners … (1 comments)

buyers: Oh la la! Patio Appeal May Add Value To Your Home - 03/20/13 10:59 PM
 
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buyers: Are Dining Rooms Dead? - 03/10/13 11:23 PM
Are Dining Rooms Dead? 5 Ways to Reuse That Space
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How many times did your family use your dining room in 2012?
If you can count the meals at the table on one hand, then you may want to consider repurposing that room. It can be hard to let go of the dining-room dream, but let’s be realistic. A room that only gets used during holidays isn’t worth keeping.
If you’re willing to break out of the traditional dining-room mold, the possibilities can go a lot further than three-course meals and dress shoes.
Here are five ways … (3 comments)

buyers: Momentum continues to build for housing recovery - 03/04/13 09:53 PM
Clear Capital: Momentum continues to build for housing recovery By Megan Hopkins  • March 5, 2013 • 2:00am February home prices rose 6.1% nationwide year-over-year, according to data from Clear Capital.
Although current home prices have improved significantly over the last year, gains are expected to moderate over the short term, since this rate of growth is measured against lows in 2012.
“Consumer confidence continues to be vital to a broader housing recovery, and national quarterly home prices expanding 1% in the midst of winter is confirmation the recovery has legs,” said Alex Villacorta, director of research and analytics at Clear Capital.
Villacorta added, … (0 comments)

buyers: How Much Is Doctor Who's TARDIS Worth? - 03/03/13 09:53 PM
How Much Is Doctor Who’s TARDIS Worth? 15  
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If you’re a science fiction fan, you know about “Doctor Who.” Even if you don’t like the long-lived British series, you at least have the basics down. There is a guy, the Doctor, who travels through time and space having one adventure after another.
We’ll admit that most of the Movoto bloggers aren’t lifelong “Doctor Who” fans. Yours truly will die singing the praises of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” But there has been a recent addition in our lives named Netflix. And low and behold, the twin gods … (0 comments)

buyers: Face of uncertainty - Avoiding Buyer's Remorse - 02/28/13 09:40 PM
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buyers: Real Estate Through Time - Fun little history lesson! - 02/27/13 09:58 PM
Real Estate Through Time (infographic)
  Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that “We are not makers of history…We are made by history”. We’re inclined to apply that to Real Estate, since it’s come a long way since the days of huddling around a rudimentary fire in a dank, dark cave.
 
 

Here’s the timeline in text format, with a few additions from some great real estate minds:
REAL ESTATE THROUGH TIME
334 BC – Alexander the Great’s defeat of the Persians shows aggressive acquisition of real estate by force 1066 – William the Conqueror decrees that he owns all of the land in England … (0 comments)

buyers: 11148 Rodeo Lane, Riverview, FL 33579 - Just Listed! - 02/27/13 01:56 AM
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