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A blog for real estate specializing in the greater Naples area market.
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Ii it's interesting to see some of the creative ways that real real estate agents from around the country are pricing their properties, trying to stimulate, in some areas, a rather stagnant merket. One creative pricing method is called ‘Range Pricing', also known as Value Range Marketing, VRM, wh...
12/21/2006
The boon in the real estate market, during the last coupled of years, and thoughts of quick money have brought many people into the real estate arena who just plain shouldn't be there in the first place. With the recent downturn in the market, these people have been forced to go back to hairdress...
12/21/2006
With the high reached back on June 28th, (the benchmark at 6.93%,) mortgage rates have continually drifted lower since then and have hit the yearly low of 6.08%. The rate has fallen for the past six weeks and has been causing a firestorm in re-financing. This week, the rate fell by 9 basis points...
12/20/2006
Your credit history involves a variety of things and is basically a total history of your financial life. It includes, but is not limited to, where you live and how long you've lived there; whether you rent or own; any account you have opened, including credit and debit cards; all the information...
12/20/2006
One of the biggest mistakes that sellers make is that they fail to get their house into ‘selling shape', and believe it or not, this can make the difference between a property selling or not selling. Many sellers overlook the small details that can make that difference, because they are so used t...
12/20/2006
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The strong ‘buyer's market' continues here in the greater Naples area, with virtually no letup in sight. I keep reinterating that, in my opinion, it is a perfect time to jump into the game, buy and get off the fence. There are bargains in almost every segment of the marketplace, and yet I still h...
12/20/2006
There are some very interesting statistics out there with regard to Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) and what will be happening in the coming year. With the rocketing real estate market during the last 5 years, more people sought and purchased property with ARMs than ever before. Statistically, t...
12/20/2006
For fifteen years, I've had the pleasure of visiting the Naples Fishing Pier, at one time or another, and have loved every minute of it. No matter how many I've seen them, it never fails to amaze me how absolutely beautiful the sunsets are at the Pier. I've avidly fished the Pier, like many befor...
12/20/2006
There are many small things that a seller can do, prior to listing, to help make the home more appealing, without having to spend a lot of money. These things do not take a great amount of time either. Start with the outside, stand off the property and try to judge it from a potential buyer's per...
12/20/2006
When roofing becomes an issue and all the attempts at patching aren't working, it just might be time to look at a metal roof as a replacement. Metal roofs are getting quite commonplace here in southwest Florida, and actually help to add to a home that is wanting to achieve that old Florida look.T...
12/20/2006
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A blog for real estate specializing in the greater Naples area market.