springfield mo real estate market: 2011 Springfield Mo Market Report - Springfield Mo Homes For Sale - 09/04/11 02:04 PM
2011 Springfield Mo Market Report - Springfield Mo Homes For Sale At the end of August, 2011, the Springfield Mo Real Estate market shows no sign of improvement.  Looking at the homes that have sold by price, homes below $100,000 are still selling, while many of the higher priced homes remain on the market.

1684 homes are currently on the market, 1625 of them under $500,000. 

Here's a breakdown on price ranges:

$0- $100,000                       683
$101,000 - $200,000           626
$201,000 - $300,000           194
$301,000 - $400,000            … (15 comments)

springfield mo real estate market: It's Going To Be A Great Week - Teefy's Coming To Town! - 02/20/11 12:34 PM
It's Going To Be A Great Week - Teefy's Coming To Town! Yippee!!!  Teefy's coming to town.  Our RE/MAX Technology office, David Teefy, is spending a day training all the local RE/MAX Agents more about their website.
We've had our Springfield Mo RE/MAX website for about 5 years.  Everything we write, blog, advertise or work on is focused to helping consumers buy and sell real estate in the Springfield Mo real estate market.
QR codes was the latest technology he introduced to the RE/MAX website.  Here's a new QR code we placed on our newest Springfield listing.

We're excited to see … (2 comments)

springfield mo real estate market: Darn! We Missed A Great Buy Again! - 02/19/11 07:02 AM
Darn!  We Missed A Great Buy Again! We missed a great buy again.  We wanted to sleep on it...  
Homebuyers looking for real estate in and around Springfield, Mo are beginning to see all the great priced homes sell out from under them.  Finding the right home is very important, I understand.  And buyers must take home buying very seriously. 
But after looking for months, when buyer's see the perfect home, it's not a secret........Other buyers are looking as well and recognize a great deal when they see it and jump.  
The Greater Springfield Mo real estate market is always changing.  … (1 comments)

springfield mo real estate market: Home Prices To Rise In 2011 - According To Nar - Springfield Mo Real Estate - 01/05/11 01:40 PM
Home Prices To Rise In 2011 - According to Nar - Springfield Mo Real Estate
According to the National Association of Realtors, existing home sales will rise 8 percent and possibly an additional 4 percent in 2012.
For the Springfield Mo Real Estate market this is great news.  Homes sales in Greene, Christian, Taney, Webster and Stone counties ended up with 4775 sales.  With an 8 percent increase 2011, that means 5190 homes will sell.
Knowing this is a National prediction for the entire country, some areas of the country will see the increase more, others less.  But I'm optomistic … (12 comments)

springfield mo real estate market: Advice Home Buyers/Sellers Won’t Find On TV - 10/03/10 02:07 PM
I'm questioned often about the state of the real estate market in our area.  I can tell them that right now, with low interest rates and reduced prices on homes in the Springfield Mo real estate area, right now couldn't be a better time to buy. 
John Mulkey, Housing Guru has great points about buying a home in today's market.
 

Eager homebuyers and nervous sellers are often confused by conflicting news stories, most of which focus upon the more sensational aspects of the housing market and economy. With TV, major newspapers, magazines, and Internet sites bombarding consumers with ever-changing … (5 comments)

springfield mo real estate market: 2009 and 2010 New Construction Sales for Springfield Missouri - Is It Up Or Down? - 08/26/10 03:55 PM
In a conference with a builder today, I realized I didn't know for sure the number of new homes constructed in the Springfield Real Estate Market.  All I know is the number of new homes on the market has decreased drastically from the past few years.
Here's a breakdown of 692 homes sold in 2009 and 2010 for new homes sales in Greene and Christian counties in Missouri.
In 2007 and 2008 2928 New Construction Homes Sold
From my point of view, anyone wanting a new home will pay more  in today's Springfield Missouri real estate market.  It's definitely a … (0 comments)

springfield mo real estate market: I don't want to talk to a lender till I find the house I want - 08/26/10 01:58 PM
Buyers, today's market has some great homes to buy.  Getting prequalified to buy before you start your search is crutial.  Not only will it keep you in the price range you'll be comfortable in, any hidden problems will be eliminated and make your home buying a pleasant event.
Read what Rita Fong, RE/MAX Real Estate Today has to say about buyers that don't want to qualify before they find their dream home.

As a real estate agent, I have heard of this many many times from a buyer.  And as a buyer, why would you want to spend your time … (8 comments)

springfield mo real estate market: Preparing For A Quick Sale In Today's Springfield Real Estate Market - 08/25/10 03:59 PM
Preparing For a Quick Sale in Today's Springfield Real Estate Market! I wrote this post in November 2006. Market prices have dropped since then, but the main reasons a home sells are:  Location, Price and Condition.
Springfield Missouri is a great place to live and raise a family.  Known as the Queen City of the Ozarks, Springfield, Missouri and the surrounding areas are nestled quietly in the Ozark Mountains of Southwestern Missouri. With its scenic beauty and vast array of lakes, Springfield is truly a great place to retire or raise a family.  
In today's market, if you want to sell your home … (3 comments)

springfield mo real estate market: 15 Things Your Buyer Agent Should (Will!) Do For You! - 08/21/10 03:26 PM
Buyers are more educated when purchasing  a home in today's Springfield real estate market.  Real estate agents are still vital when assisting buyers.
Gabrielle Nemes, of RE/MAX Select writes 15 reasons what a buyer's agent will do to help buyers make informed decisions when purchasing a home.

My daughter is currently shopping for a house outside of Washington State, where I'm licensed and practice. Although I cautioned her and her husband against making sign calls and suggesting (strongly!) that she work with a Realtor I interviewed on her behalf and recommend, they decided to make a sign call and then … (11 comments)

 
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