springfield mo homes for sale: Springfield Missouri Real Estate - Rejecting Offers in A Slow Market - 08/07/10 01:59 PM
If you live in the Springfield area and your home has been on the market for quite some time, you've had offers and rejected them, you might want to reconsider.  Homeowners across the country are making the same mistake.  Read what Cindy Jones-Northern Virginia Real Estate & Military Relocation Services has to say about rejected offers.
We made an offer on your home that you have been trying to sell for over 6 months.  We know our offer wasn't full price and we did ask for some seller concessions but your rejection shows you might not be fully attuned to the … (1 comments)

springfield mo homes for sale: As a seller, do you listen to your listing agent's advice about potential buyer's financing offers with FHA Loans? - 08/02/10 02:52 PM
Financing your Springfield Missouri home in today's market may prove to be more difficult than you thought.  FHA is getting ready to reduce the amount paid by the seller to only 3% of the selling price.  Jeff Belonger has information that will help every home seller make informed decisions when they receive an offer with the buyer using FHA financing.

 

Sellers, don't accept offers from a buyer with FHA financing. Wait, don't accept offers with VA financing. Wait, don't accept offers with conventional financing. Gee, you might as well wait around for a cash buyer.
FHA loans are … (10 comments)

springfield mo homes for sale: LENN JUST HAD A EUREKA MOMENT ! ! CONVENTIONAL FINANCING MAY PERMIT MORE SELLER INCENTIVE THAN FHA! - 08/02/10 02:21 PM
Springfield Missouri real estate still has a variety of loans available with the seller paying over 3% down on behalf of the buyer.  With low interest rates, low home prices, why wait?  This post by Lenn Harley, Homefinders .com is a good example of what each lender will allow the seller to pay on behalf of the buyer.

FHA LIMITS SELLER CONTRIBUTION TO BUYER'S CLOSING COSTS TO 3% OF THE PURCHASE PRICE.  (Any day now.)
O.K.  We get it.  We don't like it but we get it.  We believe it's wrong headed for FHA to limit seller contribution to the buyer's … (2 comments)

springfield mo homes for sale: Understanding Short Sale Transactions | A Guide to Short Sale Facts & Myths - 07/28/10 12:59 AM
Sellers are faced with important decisions concerning their ability to save their homes.  Bill Gassett has described in detail what a short sale is and the facts concerning short sales.

            Understanding Short Sale Transactions | A Guide to Short Sale Facts & Myths
                                                                                                                                                        
A short sale unfortunately has become a common buzz word in the Real Estate industry. For those that have been hearing the term "short sale" and don't quite understand what it means, a short sale is a legal lender approved solution designed to assist a home owners who is financially strapped to get … (2 comments)

springfield mo homes for sale: 3658 S Linden Springfield Missouri Home For Sale - 07/17/10 03:58 PM
Springfield Missouri Real Estate - 3658 S Linden Springfield Missouri - New Listing For Springfield Mo Homes Priced at $91,000, with a finished walkout basement on a corner lot in South East Springfield, this wonderful home has been the owner's pride and joy for the past 17 years.

Complete with 4 bedrooms, 2 living areas and a 2 car garage, CLICK HERE for additional photos.
Looking for homes with basements between $80000 - $200,000, START YOUR SEARCH HERE.
 
 
 
 
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springfield mo homes for sale: Springfield Mo Market Reports - Foreclosures Market June 2010 - Springfield Mo Real Estate - 07/17/10 03:01 PM
Springfield Mo Market Reports - Foreclosures Market June 2010 - Springfield Mo Real Estate Early in 2010, the Springfield Multiple Listing System added a foreclosure catagory to track foreclosures in the Springfield real estate market.

As of June 30, 2010, there are currently 274 active foreclosures on the market.  An additional 265 foreclosures have sold.
If you are looking for foreclosures in the Springfield and surrounding areas, contact me and request a list of foreclosures.
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springfield mo homes for sale: 289 Woods Edge Road, Billings, Mo 65610 - Ancient Oaks- Billings Mo Real Estate - 05/30/10 04:08 PM
 289 Woods Edge Road, Billings, Mo 65610 - Ancient Oaks - Billings Mo Real Estate Welcome to Ancient Oaks - a subdivision minutes south of Clever, Missouri.

Click the photo to preview the home This home will thrill you the moment you walk thru the front door.  On 5 acres with a panoramic view, if you're looking for a large home with acreage, here it is!  With a full finished walkout basement, the home offers of 3300 Sq Ft of living space, 3 living areas, corner gas log fireplace, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and 2 car garage.  In the finished … (0 comments)

springfield mo homes for sale: 848 S Jester, Springfield, Mo 65802 - Whispering Meadows - Springfield Mo Homes For Sale - 05/29/10 03:12 PM
848 S Jester, Springfield, Mo 65802 - Whispering Meadows - Springfield Mo Homes For Sale   
 
 
 Welcome To Whispering Meadows, a community of Springfield Mo real estate medium priced homes.
 
 
 
 
Located on the northwest side of Springfield, wonderful brick and permanant sided home offers 1606 Square foot of living space.  Built in 2005, this home is like brand new.  Actually, it's only been lived in a few days out of the year.  The out of state  owner is even willing to leave the furniture for an additional $5000.  
The front door opens to a large entryway  … (4 comments)

springfield mo homes for sale: I Lost My Best Friend Today And Bought A Replacement! - 05/25/10 03:16 PM
I Lost My Best Friend Today And Bought A Replacement!  
Happily going to a new short sale listing in Springfield today, I realized once I started taking photos, I'd forgotten the card for the camera.  So I decided to stop by the local camera store......Lawrence Photo......and pick up a card.  I'd also lost the lens cover to my trusted Minota camera and wanted to replace it as well.
 
I'm not a camera expert.  I've been reading in AR about all the new gadgets and equipment that is being used today.  So I took my camera in to make sure I … (24 comments)

springfield mo homes for sale: 1031 E Rosebrier, Springfield, Mo - Another Successful Springfield Mo Short Sale Closed! - 04/18/10 03:01 AM
1031 E Rosebrier, Springfield, Mo - Another Successful Springfield Mo Short Sale Closed! We started out listing this Springfield Mo home in May, 2009 as a regular sale.  But after several months of being on the market, I could tell the market was dropping faster than the price of the home.
I had spoken with the sellers and had them prepared to complete a short sale.  As time went by, we had a few inquiries, yet no offers. 
The home had a split foyer and  so many buyers were not willing to do stairs every day. 
 
 
 The back yard was full … (8 comments)

springfield mo homes for sale: 6008 S Overlook Trail, Springfield 65810 - Rivercut Golf Community - Springfield Real Estate - 04/13/10 02:57 PM
6008 S Overlook Trail, Springfield 65810 - Rivercut Golf Community - Springfield Real Estate
 
 
Welcome to Rivercut Golf Community. Springfield real estate is full of wonderful luxury homes for sale. 
 
Overlooking the greens, this beautiful brick and stone home offers over 3500 Square Feet of living space.  The front door opens to a large hallway that leads to the formal living room with cathedral ceilings and a gas log fireplace.  Quality throughout, with tile flooring and custom woodwork.
 
 
Down the hall is the oversized kitchen with a large dining area and is open to the hearth room.  … (8 comments)

springfield mo homes for sale: Springfield Homes For Sale In Lexington Square Community in Springfield Missouri - 04/04/10 03:10 PM
Springfield Homes For Sale In Lexington Square Community in Springfield Missouri Located on the outskirts of Springfield, on Evans Road, Lexington Square Community is a terrific, new, upscale community.  Developed by MGM Properties, Lexington Square in one of a number of communities developed in and around the Springfield area.
Homes are custom builty with quality in mind.  Wonderful French Country designs with hand scraped hardwood floors,  Custom Knotty alder cabinets with under counter lighting. 
Many homes have cozy fireplaces, granite countertops, ceramic tile, upgraded carpet, open floor plans with vaulted ceilings and large master bedrooms.
Lexington Square also includes a home owners association, … (2 comments)

springfield mo homes for sale: Springfield Homes For Sale at Bent Tree Subdivision in Springfield Missouri - 04/03/10 02:52 PM
 Springfield Homes For Sale at  Bent Tree Subdivision in Springfield Missouri Bent Tree Subdivision is one of the many developments throughout the city that was developed by Stenger / Montgomery.Bent Tree offers the features and amenities of an upscale neighborhood at entry level home prices.  
Bent Tree Subdivision is a unique planned community in Springfield MO just off of West Grand Street in South West Springfield. The community includes homes with a minimum square footage of 1200 square feet and the exterior must be 25% brick .








Bent Tree subdivision is a wonderful place to live. Residents can enjoy the swimming pool and … (1 comments)

springfield mo homes for sale: Springfield Homes For Sale at Kay Pointe in Springfield Missouri - 03/31/10 02:47 PM
Springfield Homes For Sale at  Kay Pointe in Springfield Missouri

 
 
Buyers in the Springfield real estate market looking for homes ranging from $100,000 and up will findSubdivision very affordable.
Located off of Mt Vernon Street on the West side of Springfield, Kay Pointe was developed in 1991.
Kay Pointe home owners pay HOA fees that help maintain the subdivision pool, open areas and recreational facilities for all of the subdivision.

 
 
 

Kay Pointe is a coordinated community unit of detached single family homes.  Homes in the Kay Pointe Community are subject to covenants and restrictions.
 
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springfield mo homes for sale: 2339 E Berkeley St, Springfield, Mo - Wilomere Terrace - Springfield Short Sales - 03/13/10 05:12 AM
2339 E Berkeley St, Springfield, Mo - Wilomere Terrace - Springfield Short Sales
Looking for Springfield real estate that's all brick and in a neighborhood of comparable homes?  This is the one you want to see.
Welcome to Wilomere Terrace.  This subdivision was established in the 1970's with elegant all brick homes with 1500 Square feet and more.
 The home offers a formal living room with a cozy woodburning fireplace, formal dining room, an additional family room that could be used as a 4th bedroom, fenced back yard, covered back patio, storage shed and 2 car garage.
Don't need a … (2 comments)

springfield mo homes for sale: Are There Special Loans For Springfield Mo Fixer-Uppers And Springfield Real Estate? - 03/10/10 12:49 PM
Are there special loans for Springfield Mo fixer-uppers and Springfield Real Estate? If you are purchasing Springfield Mo real estate and need a loan to buy and remodel it, there are programs available.  Check out the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 203(K) loan program. It is designed for major structural rehabilitation for houses with one to four units that are more than one year old.
A 203(K) loan is usually done as a combination loan to purchase a "fixer-upper" property "as is" and rehabilitate it, or to refinance a temporary loan to buy the property and do the rehabilitation. … (1 comments)

springfield mo homes for sale: Springfield Mo Real Estate Market Report - December 2009 - 01/26/10 12:18 PM
Springfield Mo Real Estate Market Report - December 2009 Springfield Real Estate has it's ups and downs, but for the month of December 2009, it appears the market was up.  Compared to 2008, I feel certain the Federal tax incentive had a hand in the increase of sales.   These figures are for single family homes, excluding multi-family, patio homes and townhomes.  Although the average price is up in 2009, during the year, the average sales price was down.
414 single family homes closed in December 2009 $133,233 was the average sale price for single family homes in December 2009.  
339 single … (0 comments)

springfield mo homes for sale: Beneficial Short Sale Changes Are Coming - New Home Affordable Foreclosure Guidelines - 12/06/09 01:20 PM
I'm looking forward to the changes in the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives
Working Springfield short sales this year has been a trying time, yet rewarding when we successfully close a transaction.  I am pleased to see new guidlines that will take effect in April, 2010 that will expedite the short sale process.
Many homeowners bury their heads in the sand thinking there is no alternative to foreclosure and never try to save their credit.  Yet, today's market is allowing homeowners to successfully sell their homes and mend their credit.  Here are a few of the new guidelines:

If you are a … (4 comments)

springfield mo homes for sale: 100% Financing for Springfield Mo Real Estate - USDA Rural Development Loan Program - No Down Payment - No Monthly Mortgage Insurance - 12/05/09 01:50 PM
I recently read an article by Darren Stewart about the possibility of purchasing a home with no money down and no monthly mortgage insurance.  Missouri's USDA Rural development program is still a wonderful program for buyers that are short on down payment money.   Here's a short version of his post.
Communities such as Ozark, Repubic, Willard, Rogersville, Strafford, Bolivar and Fair Grove are eligible for this program.  Springfield, Nixa and Battlefield Missouri are not eligible
Interest rates are 30 year fixed morgages, no payback penalties or tax recapture for the Guaranteeed Program. 
Read Darren's post.
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springfield mo homes for sale: Being In The Right Place To sell Springfield Real Estate - Vintage Hills Estates - 12/05/09 12:42 PM
Our Springfield Real Estate market is full of buyers and sellers......It's about being in the right place at the right time to sell Springfield Real Estate.

 
 
Running errands in all over Springfield today, my hubby and I stopped by a new listing at 4596 W Minota, in Vintage Hills Estates,  to make sure the signs and lockbox was up and ended up showing the home to a couple just getting ready to put their home on the market. 
I let them know the home is already under contract (2 days on the market), but there was another home next door … (1 comments)

 
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