florida: Can A Non-Golfer Sell Golf Property? - 03/08/16 11:31 PM
 
Okay, so I have not played golf since I was in my early twenties, about 35 years ago. Has this prevented me from selling golf community property?
The only disadvantage I have in my estimation is because I don't play golf, I obviously don't meet buyers and sellers while playing. I know many SW Florida realtors make a living on the golf course. This will unfortunately never be me.
When times were tough in recent history I wonder how many of those golf playing realtors made a living?
Since that is not my niche, I was not affected one bit by the market downturn … (2 comments)

florida: My basic steps to investing in property to resell or flip. - 03/08/16 10:53 PM
Basic steps to investing in property to resell or flip.
Whether you are a 1st time investor or a repeater typically the same rules should apply to make a good return on investment. Many would be investors who are not given proper guidance end up buying a property that they get buried in and either make little or no profit.
How do you avoid this you ask? You need to be working with a Realtor that understands the market, someone who is not in for a quick sale and disappears before it is time for the resale because they know how difficult it … (0 comments)

florida: Floridians’ confidence shaken by gov’t shutdown - 10/30/13 10:24 PM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Oct. 30, 2013 – Florida’s consumer confidence fell sharply in October to 71, a seven-point drop compared to September and its lowest level in nearly two years, according to a new University of Florida (UF) survey.
“This is the lowest reading since December 2011 following the last debt ceiling showdown in August of that same year,” says Chris McCarty, director of UF’s Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research.
“Confidence among Floridians was already declining prior to any indication of a shutdown and debt ceiling debate,” McCarty adds. “However, there is no doubt that confidence in … (0 comments)

florida: Study: Higher home prices lead to more sales - 10/29/13 10:03 PM

SAN FRANCISCO – Oct. 29, 2013 – If home prices edge higher, the housing market will see higher home sales, according to a new paper by two senior economists with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The economists note that it’s not that the higher prices entice buyers as much as the higher prices entice owners to sell their homes, thereby helping to alleviate current inventory shortages.
Many sellers are still waiting out the market until home prices rise more, economists William Hedberg and John Krainer write in an article in the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Economic Letter … (1 comments)

florida: How investor owners make their choices - 10/25/13 10:35 PM
American Home passes on stucco homes. Silver Bay Realty Trust avoids cedar siding.
Investment companies that buy homes out of foreclosure or other distress situations usually can’t get inside them to see what kind of shape they’re in. Nor do they have the time or manpower to do so.
Instead the firms use criteria and processes – some still evolving – to ensure a house is a decent bet to pay off in the long run.
For instance, water can get behind the stucco if it isn’t sealed properly, said Lee Budden, a broker with Keller Williams First Atlanta who has … (0 comments)

florida: Investors bought 14% of U.S. homes in Sept. - 10/24/13 09:57 PM
IRVINE, Calif. – Oct. 24, 2013 — RealtyTrac’s September 2013 U.S. Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report, which includes single-family homes, condominiums and townhomes, found homes sales up 2 percent from August and 14 percent compared to September 2012. It also found a preponderance of purchases by investors and all-cash sales.
 
The national median sales price of all residential properties — including both distressed and non-distressed — in September was $174,000, up 1 percent from a revised $172,000 median price in August and up 6 percent from a $164,500 median price year-to-year. Distressed sales combined accounted for 25 percent of all … (0 comments)

florida: Home prices up slightly in August Nationally - 10/23/13 10:20 PM
WASHINGTON – Oct. 23, 2013 – The U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency’s House Price Index rose 0.3 percent in August with prices now higher for 19 consecutive months, the agency said.
The agency said the previously reported July increase was revised lower from 1 percent to 0.8 percent.
The index keeps track of prices of homes with mortgages backed by either the Federal National Mortgage Association or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., better known as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, respectively.
The FHFA said the price index, while up for 19 months, is 9.4 percent less than the April 2007 … (0 comments)

florida: Haunted house? 62% would consider buying one - 10/22/13 10:59 PM
 SAN JOSE, Calif. – Oct. 22, 2013 – Realtor.com – The National Association of Realtors®’ (NAR) consumer-facing website operated by Move Inc. – released the results of its Haunted Housing Report that explored consumer sentiments about their perceptions of “haunted” real estate.
“Survey data reveals that while the majority of consumers are open to purchasing a haunted home, many buyers conduct their own research on a home’s history to be aware of any weird incidences,” says Alison Schwartz, VP of corporate communications for Move. “Data also finds that while some respondents are willing to purchase a haunted home at a discounted price, … (0 comments)

florida: FREE SITE, CHECK ALL NEW BONITA SPRINGS, ESTERO, NAPLES PROPERTY - 10/10/13 11:06 PM
BUILD YOUR OWN DAILY SEARCH, THIS SITE IS CURRENT TO THE MINUTE, DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME ON MAJOR PROPERTY WEBSITES THAT UPDATE SO SELDOM. YOU WILL LOVE THIS SEARCH ENGINE.
IF YOU NEED REALTOR ASSISTANCE OR WOULD LIKE TO GET ADVICE OR SEE PROPERTY, CONTACT
BOB FORMA SAND CASTLE REALTY GROUP, INC 239-322-7672...BFORMAN@BUYFLORIDARE.COM.

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florida: Considering Bonita Springs, Naples INVESTMENT property? - 10/10/13 10:50 PM
I AM BOB FORMAN LOCAL REALTOR WITH SAND CASTLE REALTY, INC.
A GOOD PERCENTAGE OF MY BUSINESS COMES FROM INVESTORS BUYING AND SELLING THROUGH ME. HOW WE DO IT IS WE SELECT A PROPERTY IN AN AREA THAT NEEDS MAJOR WORK AND ONCE WE HAVE AN ACCEPTED OFFER AND CLOSE WE HELP OUR INVESTORS WITH CONTRACTOR SELECTION, UPGRADE IDEAS AND MORE, MY WIFE IS AN INTERIOR DECORATOR. CONTACT ME NOW BOB FORMAN 239-322-7672 OR EMAIL ME AT BFORMAN@BUYFLORIDARE.COM. SEE ALL LISTINGS:http://buyfloridare.com/
JUST A FEW EXAMPLES OF WHAT WE HAVE DONE.
9843 COSTA MESA LN paid 75,000 sold 128,000
27679 TENNESSEE ST … (0 comments)

florida: AVOID Bonita Springs/Naples DISTRESSED property until?. - 10/10/13 10:42 PM
Lately, it seems the best deals are NOT seller distressed homes such as foreclosures or short sales. I suggest you have your Realtor check all available property and examine carefully your total cost to repair and renovate over the next three-five years. Lately it seems the BEST deals are non-distressed deals. If you need help in doing this contact your agent, if I can help, let me know. Bob Forman Sand Castle Realty Group, 239-322-7672. bforman@buyfloridare.com.
Want to see all available property and learn more about SW Florida?
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