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The race to the finish is nearing an end.  Buyers interested in the homebuyer tax credit are now under contract and have closed or will close by the end of June.  As the insanity winds down a bit, it gave me a moment to pause and consider what type of sales I closed since the last week of March. ...
06/27/2010
No matter how you look at it, buying a home is a major investment. For many home buyers, it can be an even more expensive process. They fall prey to some of the many common and costly mistakes, which trap them into either paying too much, losing out to another buyer on their competitively priced...
12/13/2009
When shopping for your home, you'll discover that most homes on the market are resales. Yet, one out of four home buyers purchase a new home. Both new homes and resales offer advantages. Before you make a decision, let's COMPARE THESE POINTS! New Homes: 1. Offer innovative use of space and style....
12/13/2009
The best part of the Government's $8,000 Housing Tax Credit is that it is a TAX CREDIT, not a deduction. Unlike deductions, such as mortgage interest. a first-time home buyer that qualifies (has not owned a personal home in the past 3 years) will receive $8,000 (or up to 10% of property's value, ...
12/13/2009
A foreclosure home can make for a great investment. Here are a few items to consider when shopping within this special market: 1. The process is usually faster and less challenging than the short-sale process, and, in many cases, foreclosures offer a better deal than do short-sales. 2. Foreclosur...
12/13/2009
Simply placing your home on the market at a competitive price is not enough to attract an offer. The home has to have appeal. The look and "feel" of your home will generate a greater emotional response than any other factor. Prospective buyers react to what they see, hear, feel and smell, even th...
12/13/2009
Currently, there are some very good real estate buys on the market. For clients like you, this is the perfect time to move! There are several reasons for this: While as a Seller your house may sell for less than you had hoped, on the flip side of the transaction, you'll reap the rewards as a Buye...
12/13/2009
Just the thought of remodeling makes homeowneres start dreaming of a hefty return on their time and effort. However, these projects often result in merely bringing the property up to current market standards, as opposed to making the home stand out from the competition. Therefore, it's crucial to...
12/13/2009
Although the lending environment has tightened up, there are still several options available for "no money down" loans. VA Financing. If you qualify for VA financing, you will be able to receive 100% financing. Rural Housing.If you want to buy a home in Santa Rosa County or certain parts of north...
12/13/2009
If a home fails to sell, it is usually due to a problem in one or more of these four major areas: 1. Teamwork. The relationship between you and your Realtor should be a full partnership, where vital feedback from both buyers and other Realtors is shared. Open and honest communication should be en...
12/13/2009
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