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The Art of Selling Homes in a Distressed Market
Ever since the economic melt-down beginning at the end of 2008, real estate markets around the globe have been experiencing tough times. Within the United States, many cities have experienced sharp drop in prices while the prices have remained stagnant Read More...
Update on Real Estate Trends
We can’t argue that the housing market has been a bit of a roller coaster ride for the past year but it seems as though there are signs of hope in the future. While figures seem to be holding at all time lows for housing prices, making it a great Read More...
Deciding to Buy or Rent a Home
There are many advantages to purchasing a home, especially in light of the historic low rates that have become available. Regardless of the fact that these rates dropped considerably as a result of the recent housing and financial crash, more and more Read More...
What is Earnest Money
In the process of buying a home, when the buyer has completed all due diligence and is ready to close the deal, a sale/purchase contract is drawn up. Most sellers ask for an earnest money deposit to be made at this stage and the amount deposited is generally Read More...
Is it time to downsize?
In a country that seems to be enthralled with “bigger is better” and “super-sizing” everything you would think that we would be leaning in the same direction when it comes to homes.While we most people are buying bigger TVs, they’re Read More...
Selling Your Home in a Market Filled With Short Sales and Foreclosures
In many areas the housing market is inundated with homes in foreclosure and short sales. How can your home stand out and be noticed when buyers look everywhere and see homes selling for much less than their value, simply because of the situation the home Read More...
How Do I Find the Bargain Priced Homes?
Every buyer wants to find the best buy out there; but where do you start looking for homes that bargain priced? First start working with a Buyer’s Agent. Buyer’s Agents usually are the first to know when there’s a bargain home out there. Read More...
When is the Right Time to Buy a Home?
If you’ve been looking to buy a home for some time now, chances are you know that 2012 is sure to be the year of the buyer’s market. Many experts expect the economy to rebound and have a respective effect on the housing industry. That’s Read More...
Selling YOUR Home in ANY Season!
There are benefits to selling your home in each season; winter, spring, summer, and fall. There are pluses and minuses in each but most of all there are definitely positive aspects to selling in each season. While many people think selling in the winter Read More...
Understanding a Short Sale
Short sales have become more prominent in the real estate business, in line with the burst in the housing bubble across the United States. However, it could be a good option for a seller who’s facing bankruptcy or even foreclosure. In order to understand Read More...
Single Women Buyers in the Market
Times have changed for sure. In a market that used to be mainly married couples purchasing homes we are seeing more and more single women in the market now. The trend seems to be one on the rise so realtors and sellers alike are starting to recognize Read More...
When Is It Good To Refinance My Mortgage
People often wonder if they should refinance their mortgages when they start seeing newscasts that talk about the great buyer’s market and the falling mortgage rates. But does this mean you should immediately jump on the band wagon and refinance Read More...
Bouncing Back From The Housing Blues
While we’re emerging into the third year of the housing crisis, there are some signs of recovery. However, selling homes still remains a challenge in widespread areas across the US. A major challenge for sellers today is that many intending buyers Read More...
Banks Paying Homeowners Up To $35,000 To Avoid Foreclosure! Call me to discuss your options! John Rainville (717) 554-7430
Print Back to story Banks Paying Homeowners to Avoid Foreclosures By Prashant Gopal - Feb 7, 2012 Banks, accelerating efforts to move troubled mortgages off their books, are offering as much as $35,000 or more in cash to delinquent homeowners to sell Read More...
How Long Your Home is On the Market Matters
How Long Your Home is On the Market Matters In this Buyer’s Market it is very important to show lower numbers of “days on the market” for the home you’re selling. Why does the number of days on the market matter? To simplify it Read More...
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