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2007 

Most every buyer can afford something - but can they afford what will make them happy? Can they afford the type of home they really want? In your preliminary interview of the buyer (your 1st call) ask them the questions that will enable you to figure out if they are calling on a property they can...
12/30/2007
With Agents looking for ways to gain exposure for their listings while opening up the door to potential buyers & sellers Open Houses are still a must for most listings. The Sunday afternoon Open house seems to draw the buyers... and the neighbors (ask them if they are interested in selling!) The ...
12/30/2007
As we wind down 2007, certain financial trends seem to be accelerating: As a nation, we’re still spending more than we earn. Credit, which has been the backbone of our ability to live beyond our means, appears to be tightening. And, home values have fallen nationally (although they may be up in y...
12/28/2007
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12/28/2007
The do's of a Short Sale 1.Obtain all existing lender information from your client. Name of the bank and loans numbers. 2)Have seller sign authorization so you can speak to the bank on their behalf make sure to have them include their SS# 3) Order O&E and TBD on the property so you have no surpr...
12/28/2007
My fellow Realtors, have you heard this lately? "How's the market? Bad, right?" It's the question & answer rolled into one. I find that this kind of uninformed buyer sentiment is often based upon current media coverage - some of which isn't all so current. The market has been dragged through the ...
12/26/2007
I thought it might be interesting to ask where the most interesting place you ever spent Christmas was. I have a friend who spent Christmas in a Santa Suit visiting the homebound. I have another who spent it at the airport. I have had Christmas Dinner at my house every year so I'm without an impr...
12/26/2007
Choosing The Right Furniture - The furniture in a person’s home says a lot about personal style and taste. In effect, most of us spend endless hours searching for the perfect piece of furniture before we actually make a purchase. With the availability of furniture from so many different time peri...
12/22/2007
A short sale in real estate occurs when the outstanding obligations (loans) against a property are greater than what the property can be sold for. Short sales are a way for homeowners to avoid foreclosure on their homes and still be able to pay off their loan by settling with lender. Here are 7 ...
12/22/2007
Preforeclosures are houses in the default phase of foreclosure; where the bank has filed initial foreclosure papers but the sheriff sale or trustee sale where the bank auctions off the property, or repossesses it if no-one buys at the auction, hasn't occurred yet. Buying during the preforeclosure...
12/22/2007
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