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Opportunity Knocks: Real Estate Back to Basics For Buyers and Sellers

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Real Estate Agent with ERA First Advantage Realty, Inc

Qualifications are tougher these days and they should be.  Lending has been out of whack for a long time and if you are planning to buy or sell real estate in Evansville Indiana, Vanderburgh County, Warrick County or anywhere it is imperative to get that credit score in the upper 600's or better.  I cannot do that for you but I can point you to a reputable lender that can.

Foreclosures are truly running amuck and with a minimum down payment of 3.5% and good credit you may be able to purchase more home than you previously thought with the currently low interest rates.  Property taxes in Evansville and Newburgh Indiana are substantially lower than many statistical areas of comparable size and definitely worth looking at.

So, who should buy now in this mega field of foreclosures, short sales, REO Bank owned properties?  Anybody that wants a home, qualifies for a loan, and has the good sense to keep their budget in sync with their earnings.

And who is the prime candidate for selling?  Obviously, there will always be those that need to sell due to the catastrophic events of divorce, death, mandatory moves for family or job placement but also sellers that just want to sell to move into a larger home or downsize.  You must be realistic with the times.  We are in a recession and "true" market values of a year or three ago have drastically changed especially if you are a seller.  The "benefit" is really for the seller with a strong equity position that is moving on to purchase another home.  I know the buy low, sell high theory is a great concept, however;  sell low, buy low may very well work in your favor in our current market.

Regardless of your individual circumstances, I invite you to visit my website at www.CharsHomesOnline.com  by simply registering your email address.  You will not be harassed, but simply receive my monthly newsletter on the 9th of each month.  You can do your own property searches in the entire statistical areas of Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey, and Gibson Counties and the numerous cities and burgs outside of and including Evansville, Newburgh, Haubstadt, Fort Branch, Haubstadt, Princeton, Mount Vernon and New Harmony.

If you would like to receive a Buyer Orientation Book of basic information and terms or a Pre-ListingInformation Book including my marketing plan and guarantees, please just email me at char@evansville-homes.com and I will promptly send it to you.

As you have probably gathered in your mind if you have read this far....I pretty well Cut to the Chase and don't mince words.  What I haven't told you is that I love what I do and honestly do try to make selling and buying a home as pleasurable as the situation will allow.  After 21 years in this business, I hope I have some incentives that will make your transaction quite successful.

 

 

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