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By Stella Barbour, Principal Broker, Serving Virginia and Maryland
(NoVa Brokers LLC)
Are you worried your home may be going to foreclosure? Have you failed to make your mortgage payments?  You may qualify for a short sale as an alternative. It is best to speak to a real estate agent that is certified in short sales and foreclosure.  If you sell your home in a short sale, you can avoid the sales fees/commissions.  There are other benefits to a short sale which I can explain when we talk including $$ to assist in moving costs.Look no more, if you are in Maryland or Virginia,  contact me to see what your options are. 
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By Jared Chamberlain
(Chamberlain Real Estate Group)
Are you looking for the best place to live in Calgary with your family? Or have you wanted to move to a new community to better support your children’s hobbies and interests?You might be trying to figure out what kind of lifestyle you have, who you are and what you are becoming, and navigating where you need to be; well, here’s a treat for you! We have curated lists of communities that you can consider based on what your family is into! Read More...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
 You can click here at Johnson Creek Wisconsin Real Estate  to search for your next home. The following information is from the MLS and is for the period of 10/22/2022 to 11/22/2022. See you at closing!In the Johnson Creek Wisconsin Real Estate market 3 homes sold; 0 were list and sold by the same  3 were sold by co-brokes.In the Johnson Creek Wisconsin Real Estate there were 1 listings.In the Johnson Creek Wisconsin real estate market there were 0 pending listings.In the Johnson Creek Wisconsin Real Estate there were 0 withdrawn listings.In the Johnson Creek Wisconsin real estate market there were 0 canceled listings.In the Johnson Creek Wisconsin Real Estate market there were 2 expired listings.In the Johnson Creek Wisconsin real estate market there were 0 back on market listings.In t...
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By Leslie Don Wilson, REALTOR ABR ALHS CIPS CRS GREEN GRI MCNE SFR SRES
(281-804-2291)
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
French Quarter Condos           The French Quarter is going to have a large variety of condos that will vary in size, style and age. This page will give you a variety and feel for many of the condos that I see. I will be adding to this page going forward since there are so many small associations.        The vast majority of condos in the French Quarter will be used as second homes.  From the map below you can see that the Quarter is just not that large but there are a lot of properties as we review the condo associations.       Most of the condo associations are small complexes of eight or less. Many will have small courtyards which cannot be seen from the street. Parking will not come with the majority of condos.         The New Orleans French Quarter is unique in so many respects an...
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By Sandy Sills, Associate Broker
(Preferred Real Estate Brokers)
Mortgage Rates Will Come Down, It’s Just a Matter of Time This past year, rising mortgage rates have slowed the red-hot housing market. Over the past nine months, we’ve seen fewer homes sold than the previous month as home price growth has slowed. All of this is due to the fact that the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate has doubled this year, severely limiting homebuying power for consumers. And, this month, the average rate for financing a home briefly rose over 7% before coming back down into the high 6% range. But we’re starting to see a hint of what mortgage interest rates could look like next year. Inflation Is the Enemy of Long-Term Interest Rates As long as inflation is high, we’ll see higher mortgage rates. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen indications that inflation m...
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By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
High Interest Rates Impacting the Buying Power of Bend Oregon HomebuyersAlthough the 30 year interest rate has moderated a bit from its high of 7.08% hit November 10, 2022, the rapid increase in mortgage interest rates we have seen since the beginning of 2022 has greatly impacted our buyer's purchasing power. Many buyers are regretting that they didn't buy several months ago before rates rose to the levels they are now. But is it really cheaper to buy a Bend home today than it was six months ago? Let's look at the true difference between these two markets and see what the numbers actually say. In April, we were still living under high demand for Bend Oregon homes and a $500,000 property hitting the market would often generate multiple offers, pushing the price up; a final price of $550,...
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By Jennifer Carstensen -The Real Estate Agency, We specialize in selling houses (License: 317824)
(The Real Estate Agency (Office License: 265417))
  This past year, rising mortgage rates have slowed the red-hot housing market. Over the past nine months, we’ve seen fewer homes sold than the previous month as home price growth has slowed. All of this is due to the fact that the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate has doubled this year, severely limiting homebuying power for consumers. And, this month, the average rate for financing a home briefly rose over 7% before coming back down into the high 6% range. But we’re starting to see a hint of what mortgage interest rates could look like next year. Inflation Is the Enemy of Long-Term Interest Rates As long as inflation is high, we’ll see higher mortgage rates. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen indications that inflation may be cooling, giving us a glimpse into what may happen ...
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If you’re in the market to buy a home, you have many options. Condos offer would-be homeowners the freedom of owning their residences without having to do tons of exterior maintenance. They’re the perfect solution for many who don’t want to drag out the lawnmower every sunny Saturday.However, this style of homeownership isn’t for everybody. The downsides to condo ownership extend beyond not having space for your victory garden and can affect your living standards if you don’t do your research first. Here are the pros and cons of buying a condo.1. Pay Less on Average Than for a Single-Family HomeCondos vary widely in price, with some luxury models far outstripping the cost of surrounding homes. However, you’ll pay less on average, making condos an attractive option for first-time homebuy...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
This past year, rising mortgage rates have slowed the red-hot housing market. Over the past nine months, we’ve seen fewer homes sold than the previous month as home price growth has slowed. All of this is due to the fact that the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate has doubled this year, severely limiting homebuying power for consumers. And, this month, the average rate for financing a home briefly rose over 7% before coming back down into the high 6% range. But we’re starting to see a hint of what mortgage interest rates could look like next year.Inflation Is the Enemy of Long-Term Interest RatesAs long as inflation is high, we’ll see higher mortgage rates. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen indications that inflation may be cooling, giving us a glimpse into what may happen in t...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Living in Southern California is settling in one of the best regions in the US. The area is known for its pleasant weather, stunning landscapes, and deep cultural roots. Investing in real estate in southern California is advantageous for many reasons. Promising growth prospects, various available properties, and a dependable local economy.Real estate investment in Los AngelesThe county seat of Los Angeles is the largest in the United States and the economic and cultural hub of Southern California. Over 10 million people of all sorts call the county home.The real estate market in Los Angeles County is flourishing, and the county itself is a major economic engine for Southern California. Los Angeles is a popular investment destination for domestic and foreign companies because of its pros...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
According to the 2022 census, there were 11,007 locals in Osceola County, Celebration, Florida. A total of 67.1% of Celebration's population is White, 26.3% are Hispanic, and 2.7% are other races, making it one of the most ethnically and racially diverse cities in Central Florida.However, you should research the associated costs before making any major relocation decisions. If you're considering relocating to the Celebration, Florida, area, this guide will help you better understand what you can expect to pay monthly. The Cost of Living in Celebration, FLCelebration, FL, has a 16.9% higher cost of living than the U.S. average. Although these appear high at first glance, they are justified when considering the city's excellent public services, educational opportunities, and relatively lo...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
In the Phoenix Arizona metro area, the current supply of homes is up by 3 times and home prices have dropped from the June 2022 in the Seller's Market and we are now in a Buyer's Market.What does a Buyer's Market mean? Buyers are no longer experiencing multiple offers on homes the first week on the market. Buyers can now expect to make offers and ask for basic repairs an other seller paid for incentives such as the following.A good time to buy a home in a Buyer's MarketBuyer's Market IncentivesIncentives From Sellers1. A lower price offer2. Repairs3. Home Warranty4. Buy down of points on Buyer's Mortgage Rate5. Contribution to Buyer Closing CostsIncentives from LendersThe mortgage companies are also experiencing a slow down in application with rates hovering in the 7% range. So mortgage...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
An effective way to minimize one’s tax liability is by combining the benefits of multiple tax code sections. In the 1031 Exchange industry, a way we see this strategy utilized is with the guidance provided in Revenue Procedure 2005-14. The Revenue Procedure allows taxpayers to take advantage of the Primary Residence Exclusion under §121 AND the tax deferral benefits of §1031. Read all of the details here. Bottom Line Serious buyers should approach rising rates as a motivating factor to buy sooner, not a reason to wait. Waiting will cost you more in the long run. Work with a real estate professional to understand your budget and how you can be prepared to buy your home before rates climb higher.  My Home own search! How to get a Mortgage and FREE Credit Report   Thinking of Buying, We c...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Thank you Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic for your original blog.  If you’re having any real estate agents over at the Thanksgiving table, you’re missing an opportunity if you ask them how the market is or talk about current mortgage rates. While it’s tempting to pick their brain about how much your house is worth, and they’ll gladly talk with you about all thing’s real estate, you have no idea what kind of jaw-dropping stories they have to share! But unless you’re in the real estate business, you’d never know what to ask to get them talking about these things, and they probably wouldn’t think to bring them up. So here are 6 things to ask the real estate agents in your life if you want to take the holiday conversation up a notch: 1) What’s the most awkward things real estate agents have wal...
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By Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
(HomeSmart)
Here is the most recent Scottsdale AZ Real Estate Housing Market Report for October 2022:  After Scottsdale's average sales price reached a new all-time high of $1,499,763 in June, the average sales price dropped in July, slightly increased in August, dropped way down to in September and increased back up to $1,318,015 in October.After decreasing for four straight months, the average sold price per square foot in Scottsdale has increased and has gone from $435/sf in September to $440/sf in October. The average sold price per square foot in Scottsdale has now increased or remained the same in 23 out of the last 28 months. After decreasing from 52 to 51 DOM in September, Scottsdale days on market increased in October to 59 DOM. The Scottsdale DOM was as high as 76 in January of 2021, so b...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Key Factors Affecting Home Affordability Today Every time there's a news segment about the housing market, we hear about the affordability challenges buyers are facing today. Those headlines are focused on how much mortgage rates have climbed this year. And while its true rates have risen dramatically, its important to remember they aren't the only factor in the affordability equation. Here are three measures used to establish home affordability: home prices, mortgage rates, and wages. Lets look closely at each one. 1. Mortgage Rates This is the factor most people are focused on when they talk about homebuying conditions today. So far, current rates are almost four full percentage points higher than they were at the beginning of the year. As Len Kiefer, Deputy Chief Economist at Freddi...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
No question, 5 feet of snow.  Move to Florida or Arizona. Bill   That was the headlines on ABC News, 5’ of lake effect snow starting Saturday.  Would you to escape for a few days?  The Betts Team makes it easy for you! Where to stay? We are in a very unique position to offer a visit to explore and learn about The Villages.  The past few years we have worked with investors who have properties available for short term rentals in the off season.  One of our agents will meet you at the property, have guest passes and help you make the most of your visit.  There are no strings attached, you don’t need to go view homes while here but if you want, we are here to help you.  Your time here is your time and we will help you get the most out of your visit.  How much? We can put you in a home for t...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
That was the headlines on ABC News, 5’ of lake effect snow starting Saturday.  Would you to escape for a few days?  The Betts Team makes it easy for you!Where to stay?We are in a very unique position to offer a visit to explore and learn about The Villages.  The past few years we have worked with investors who have properties available for short term rentals in the off season.  One of our agents will meet you at the property, have guest passes and help you make the most of your visit.  There are no strings attached, you don’t need to go view homes while here but if you want, we are here to help you.  Your time here is your time and we will help you get the most out of your visit.  How much?We can put you in a home for the price of a hotel room and experience living in The Villages.How d...
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By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
(Re/Max Classic)
If you’re having any real estate agents over at the Thanksgiving table, you’re missing an opportunity if you ask them how the market is or talk about current mortgage rates. While it’s tempting to pick their brain about how much your house is worth, and they’ll gladly talk with you about all thing’s real estate, you have no idea what kind of jaw-dropping stories they have to share!But unless you’re in the real estate business, you’d never know what to ask to get them talking about these things, and they probably wouldn’t think to bring them up. So here are 6 things to ask the real estate agents in your life if you want to take the holiday conversation up a notch:1) What’s the most awkward things real estate agents have walked in on when showing a house?Homeowners should be well-aware th...
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