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Inventory Is Low – Sell Now ?

Inventory Is Low – Sell Now ?

Thinking of selling… well if there is even a slight chance you may want to sell, NOW is the time! We are now in a seller’s market – inventory at a 13 year low. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports the…

Spring Into Action To Sell Your Home

Spring Into Action To Sell Your Home

Freddie Mac U.S. Economic & Housing Market Outlook indicates Spring as an ideal time to market & sell your home.  A combination of low inventory, low mortgage rates and buyers again feeling comfortable in home ownership many areas have seen an increase in…

Buying Your Home – Is the Time Right?

Buying Your Home – Is the Time Right?

Wondering about the possibility of buying your home in the current housing market? The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released this week confirmed other recent reports of growth in the real estate market.  Spurred on…

Got Asteroid Insurance ?

Got Asteroid Insurance ?

News of an asteroid touching down in the Chelyabinsk Ural region of Russia last week may have you wondering if your home is insured against such a calamity. If you haven’t heard about the incident that demolished glass buildings and…

Low Inventory Means – Good News For Sellers

Low Inventory Means – Good News For Sellers

Many areas across the United States have seen a change in the market.  There are less homes on the market, which means less competition.  Buyers are now beginning to realize that the interest rates and prices will not continue to remain…

Underwater Mortgage Debt and Your Home

Underwater Mortgage Debt and Your Home

Beginning March 1st, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will begin the process of allowing some home owners to cancel their underwater mortgage debt using a deed in lieu foreclosure alternative. If you are wondering how and if this applies to…

Tax Credit For Improvements

Tax Credit For Improvements

Tax savings on certain improvements to your home have been extended to December 31, 2013.  You can find out what improvements qualify in the Taxpayer Relief Act.  Check out the tax credit information on the Internal Revenue Service form 5695, this will give you…

Debit Relief Continues On Short Sales!

Debit Relief Continues On Short Sales!

Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 has been extended to the end of 2013. If you are considering a short sale, this is great news for you. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act extends mortgage cancellation relief for home…

What’s Up For The Real Estate Market In 2013 ?

What’s Up For The Real Estate Market In 2013 ?

What do they foresee for the real estate market in 2013? Here is some insite with predictions by Frank Nothaft, Vice President and Chief Economist of Freddie Mac on December 10, 2012. Read below or check out the video focusing on some housing predictions by Mr.…

Housing Market Confidence Increases

Housing Market Confidence Increases

With the elections over and the fiscal cliff approaching, many people may think that homes sales are tapering off.  This is not the case, according to a recent survey from Fannie Mae National Housing in November.  Actually,  Americans are showing more confidence in the housing…

Flip Your Home Through 2014

Flip Your Home Through 2014

Are you thinking of investing in real estate or selling the home you recently purchased ?  If so, you will be glad to know that the Federal Housing Administration is agreeing to a temporary extension on the waiver on flipping houses. Previously, buyers were required to hold on to…

How Buying Your Home is Like Finding the Perfect Holiday Gift

How Buying Your Home is Like Finding the Perfect Holiday Gift

Looking for the perfect home… sometimes it is like finding the perfect gift.  Thanks to the Internet, home shopping and gift shopping have become much easier… in some ways. Great deals on gifts can be found by shopping on different websites like eBay…

Fixed Rates Drop – Great News For The Market

Fixed Rates Drop – Great News For The Market

Wow, even lower rates !!! Currently the 30 year fixed is averaging at 3.31%, this means more buyers can now qualify for the home of their dreams. With lower rates, home buyers can purchase the same house and have a smaller payment OR buy a bigger home than…

Want Multiple Offers ?

Want Multiple Offers ?

Maybe you have heard it on the news or read it in the paper.  It seems like we are entering a “seller’s market.”  Our area is experiencing low inventory and now may be a good time to sell.  Hopefully, you have regained…

Low Rates & Short Sale May Sell Your Home

Low Rates & Short Sale May Sell Your Home

Rates still low… This is good news if you are a home owner hoping to sell your home. Low rates along with news of Freddie Mac’s announcement that delegation agreements have been signed with mortgage insurance companies allowing Freddie Mac servicers to…

Home Buying Made Easy

Home Buying Made Easy

Interest rates are remaining at record lows… If you are wanting to buy a home, now is the perfect time to secure a super low interest rate for 30 years ! With these low interest rate, you will be able…

Wanting A Second / Vacation Home?  Now May Be The Time !

Wanting A Second / Vacation Home? Now May Be The Time !

Everyone Has Dreamed Of Owning A Vacation Home Maybe you have found yourself in a position where you could own another home in a great  vacation location or even a condo near family or friends. If you can swing it,…

What it Takes to Get Your Home Sold

What it Takes to Get Your Home Sold

Trying to sell your home but not getting the foot traffic and interest you expected? Chances are your home is not priced correctly or not available at the right hours. Pricing to sell is a very individual process and may…