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Overpriced Homes-Sell Slower and For Less If there’s anything we can take away from the plethora of Bank Owned Foreclosures is they certainly know how to price a home to move! I maintain that you almost always shoot yourself in the foot by overpricing your home. Your home will almost always sale...
08/07/2010
Here's the 'quick and dirty' way to ensure you're using the word "REALTOR®" in the proper manner. Just as all poodles are dogs but not all dogs are poodles; all REALTORS® are real estate licensees but not all real estate licensees are REALTORS®. Being a REALTOR® simply means you or your firm are ...
08/06/2010
            Understanding Short Sale Transactions | A Guide to Short Sale Facts & Myths                                                                                                                                                          A short sale unfortunately has become a common buzz word...
07/29/2010
I've noticed an interesting trend lately. And by interesting, I mean completely and utterly frustrating. Recently, I've been lucky enough to be working with a few "All Cash" buyers, or at least lucky in so much as their purchases weren't reliant on a bank. Yes, interest rates are ridiculously low...
07/24/2010
We just had another scam hit our area. This one is where an out of the country buyer tries to ratify a contract and "snail" mail a deposit to our escrow company. Next they cancel the contract (based on HOA docs) and try to get the escrow company to wire deposit back... (all before his original ba...
07/23/2010
Image via Wikipedia One of the forums in which I participate has had stories on both sides of this issue for a couple of months… with the more conservative members saying that there is a 3.8% sales tax on the sale of homes, and those that are more supportive of the President and his policies say...
07/22/2010
The scenario is played over and over across the land as bargain-seeking homebuyers attempt to purchase a foreclosed property.  A real estate agent constructs an offer for the home, and the offer is “acknowledged!” But first there are a “few” addenda that must be signed before the deal is done. A...
07/18/2010
An interesting read this afternoon:  A post about an agent who does not sugar coat, gloss over, but knows the facts and is direct with her local market (which has lost 30% of value, overall.) In a comment I read: " . . . there are no short sales [in a particular area] because people do not buy mo...
07/12/2010
Hi folks. Here's a helpful guide put out by Bank of America. To find more useful information like this be sure to visit http://ShortSaleSuperStars.com We now have almost 3,000 Short Sale Professionals sharing information to make handling Short Sales easier for all. Pop over and check us out. It's...
07/11/2010
They call their selves "mortgage specialists" or "mortgage professionals". They are definitely everywhere inside the real estate industry and you see their ads all over real estate centric websites, at real estate events and even in your email. They admittedly buy articles to publish which were w...
07/10/2010
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