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Wonderful Raised Ranch on large corner lot.  .69 acres.   3 bedrooms with Lower level family room.  Very large wrap around deck   Newer furnace and roof just replaced Feb 2010.
02/21/2010
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Have you thought about the current homeowners that have wanted to upgrade or downsize and just saw the market as a no win situation? We need to reach those people and educate them on great opportunities available to them with great interest rates, with prices down it is still a great time to buy ...
11/15/2009
What a great opportunity to market to more than first time homebuyers, but so many who have purchased a home in the last 10 years and now have a great opportunity upgrade.  But how many of them actually know that they can???  I am working on my planright now.   What are the rest of you planning t...
11/14/2009
We are beginning to see many more changes in our market in the last few months.   About 1/2 the houses are being sold each month as compared to the same time last year.  About twice the number of houses are on the market.  SO it is definely a buyers market with an inventory approaching 8 to 9 mon...
04/07/2009
Current stats for Newington as of November:      Number of SalesNovember    November    %Change    2007    2008    %Change2007            2008            07-08       YTD     YTD       07-08 19                17               0.53%      284     277       -2.46                                  Medi...
01/08/2009
Is every realtor feeling the lack of buyers this week?   Little in the way of phone calls with questions, etc.   Just deafening silence.   Any ideas??????      What's up right now anyway????????
11/07/2008
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 Our local market is still in very good shape.   While total sales are about the same as this time last year, the median price is slightly up.   Prices only seem to go down on the asking price when sellers are in a tough position and must sell.  Inventory is about the same as last year at this ti...
05/06/2008
Potential buyers are much more likely to return to a home that impresses them at first glance, while homes that appear disorderly or poorly maintained seldom sustain buyer interest.•1.      The first (and largest) area of concern is home odors.  Because homeowners become desensitized to the odors...
04/03/2008
 Whether you are buying or selling a home, you should have a professional home inspection performed.A home inspection will look at the systems that make up the building such as:Structural elements, foundation, framing etc Plumbing systems Roofing Electrical systems Cosmetic condition, paint, sidi...
03/22/2008
Setting the Sales PriceBefore we set the sales price of your house, I'll run a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) that will show the listing price of similar houses in the area as well as the prices at which the houses actually sold. Additionally, the analysis will give us information about houses...
02/21/2008
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