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Looks like prices have not stopped falling in many areas of the country, although rates started to rise a bit. If you're in the market for a home, now is the time to get off the fence and make a move!! Check out this article for details. For more information, contact Michael Sinton, CRB, CRS, SFR...
As you search and tour homes that appeal to you, how can you be sure that the asking prices are in line with current values? Begin by asking your real estate agent to collect comparables and prepare a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). This report indicates market trends by showing whether simila...
Due to recent government incentives, short sales are becoming the darling of the distressed-property marketplace. A short sale keeps owners out of foreclosure, because the lenders allow the homeowners to sell their house for less than they owe. Banks have really sped up the process, hiring large ...
If my recent column about the three types of foreclosures peaked your interest in making such a purchase, read on to learn a few of the common mistakes to avoid when you're ready to make an offer. First, don't get caught up in a bidding frenzy. Banks may under-price their offering, hoping to gene...
The issue of pricing strategies was recently addressed here, particularly for facing moving deadlines or selling a home that's languishing on the market. But what if you're experiencing financial hardship or losing valuable equity in your home? If you're facing mortgage default and want to avoid ...
If you're looking for a bargain and considering purchasing a foreclosure, you'll first have to decide what kind of foreclosed property to pursue. The three categories are Pre-Foreclosure, Sherriff's Auction, and Repossession (or a bank-owned REO). Pre-foreclosures are in the process, but have yet...
Deciding on an asking price for your home is challenging enough these days, but you need specific pricing strategies for particular scenarios, especially if you're under pressure to move quickly or your home isn’t selling after being on the market for several months. Here are suggestions for both...
As a buyer, you want your offer to be accepted and your contract to close on schedule. However, in today's climate, you should expect some negotiation, and submit your offer with the following advice in mind. The financing contingency in your offer will state your loan total and anticipated inter...
We all know the mantra of real estate: location, location, location. The neighborhood is usually the most critical factor in determining a home’s value. When you begin your home search, you should create a list of criteria for the neighborhood in which you want to live, work, and play. Ask yourse...
Typically, homeowners will spend weeks preparing their home for sale, rushing to repair the roof or drafty windows or electrical issues or old appliances (not to mention rushing to the bank to cover the costs of getting the home in model condition). However, there is another novel approach to mak...

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