botetourt realtor: September 2010 Market Minute-Botetourt County, Virginia - 10/31/10 03:23 AM
September 2010 Market Minute-Botetourt County, Virginia, courtesy of Long & Foster Realtors, Roanoke North Office. … (0 comments)

botetourt realtor: Tips for getting your finances in order before looking for a mortgage in Roanoke,Va. - 04/25/10 02:08 AM
Tips for getting your finances in order before looking for a mortgage in Roanoke,Va.
      If you are considering shopping for a mortgage in Roanoke, Va then these tips can assist you in securing the best rate possible.
       Develop a household budget. Instead of creating a budget of what you'd like to spend, use receipts to create a budget that reflects your actual spending habits over the last several months. This approach will factor in unexpected expenses, such as car repairs, as well as predictable costs such as rent, utility bills, and groceries.
      Reduce your debt. Lenders generally look for … (0 comments)

botetourt realtor: Botetourt County, Va. - country living close to Roanoke, Va. Totally remodeled top to bottom! - 03/28/10 04:12 AM

botetourt realtor: Are you thinking of moving up to a new home in Roanoke, Va.? - 02/28/10 01:10 AM
      Thinking of moving up to a new home in Roanoke, Va.?
      Are you thinking of moving up to a new home in Roanoke, Va.? These questions will help you decide whether you're ready for a home that's larger or in a more desirable location. If you answer yes to most of the questions, it's a sign that you may be ready to move.
       Have you built substantial equity in your current home? Look at your annual mortgage statement or call your lender to find out. Usually, you don't build up much equity in the first few years of … (0 comments)

botetourt realtor: What are the hottest areas in Roanoke,VA. for houses to sell? - 02/06/10 01:15 AM
     What are the hottest areas in Roanoke,VA. for houses for sale? Check out the chart below. Some of these zip codes have seen a huge year over year increase in units sold.


botetourt realtor: Botetourt County,VA...There are 100% financing options available for homebuyers! - 02/02/10 02:39 AM
Botetourt County,VA.there are 100% financing options available for homebuyers! The USDA is providing financing for people interested in buying homes in most counties in our area. The guidelines are provided below. This is good for 1st time homebuyers as well as current homeowners looking to move to a different home. A great way to receive the $8,000 or $6,500 tax credit.

We have created a toll free $8,000 Tax Credit/First Time Buyer Information line 888 279 0083 ext.8878, to help with any questions you might have.

botetourt realtor: Big Impact, Low Cost home remodling projects for Roanoke, VA. - 01/31/10 01:19 AM
      Big impact, low cost remodeling projects can make a big difference when listing your home for sale. In a recent issue of the National Association of Realtors magazine "Realtor" several projects were discussed for Sellers who have some, but not unlimited cash for upgrades.
       One place that has a big impact on homebuyers is the kitchen. Adding pull out shelving to exisitng cabinets is a great way to update without replacing.

      Most home improvement stores carry inexpensive tile that can beused to update a backsplash or add a new one. For $1 to $2 a tile and the cost … (2 comments)

botetourt realtor: Roanoke VA. Homebuyers get your $8,000 tax credit when you buy this home. - 01/30/10 11:29 AM

botetourt realtor: Looking for a home to buy? Theres more to it than meets the eye! - 01/24/10 02:59 AM
      Looking for a home to buy? Theres more to it than meets the eye. Most first time homebuyers are amazed when they begin the process. Unfortunately many are never informed of all the steps involved until they have submitted a contract to purchase a home.
      Did you know that in Virginia there is an Agency Disclosure form that details the duties and responsibilities of the Realtor to their client?
      Did your Realtor take the time to determine your exact needs and wants or just ask you how much you wanted to spend?
      Did your Realtor refer you to … (2 comments)

botetourt realtor: "I will list my home in the Spring time." Why this is the worst thing a Seller can think in 2010! - 01/23/10 02:02 AM
      Recently Long & Foster Realtors held a regional sales meeting here in Southwest Virginia. Alexander Boone of Boone and Company spoke to the attendees. Mr. Boone brought several important issues concerning the Roanoke market to light is his presentation.
      The first was the average sales price for Roanoke, VA. in 2006 was $209,000 while the national average was $221,000. Fast forward to 2009 and the national average has dropped to $173,000 while Roanoke is now $188,000, meaning that Roanoke now exceeds the national average.
      There is opportunity in the real estate market right now. The current market offers excellent … (4 comments)

botetourt realtor: Is your home getting maximum exposure? - 01/17/10 03:01 AM
      In the current market getting your home the maximum exposure to all potential buyers is crucial. The days of having a sign in the yard, a flyer box, more than likely empty, and one picture on the MLS is just not cutting it.

      Buyers today are better educated, the internet can provide more information in a few minutes than many buyers ever recieved in the past. People today want to see multiple pictures, virtual tours, and even video tours of homes they are interested in. Has your agent done this for you?

Walter Grewe III, Realtor, SFR, A-REO, Roanoke Homes and Real Estate (Long and Foster Realtors)

Walter Grewe III

Realtor, SFR, A-REO, Roanoke Homes and Real Estate

Roanoke, VA

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