Top 10 Worst Home-Showing Offenses
Don’t let one of your listings suffer from one of these common showing mistakes.
October 2012 | By Melissa Dittmann Tracey
When it comes to presenting a home to buyers, some sellers are clueless.
Are your sellers’ homes leaving buyers with a bad impression? REALTOR® Magazine received more than 50 responses from buyer agents ...
Mariposa in For Major Tax Hike?
By Rosalie Rayburn / Journal Staff Writeron Thu, Jun 14, 2012Comments Off -->
RIO RANCHO – Mariposa residents could face a near tenfold increase in the property tax they’re paying for a water treatment system and other infrastructure improvements in the high-end community if developer High Desert Investment Corp. fails to meet ...
Tips for buying a house
The top 10 things you need to know when buying a home.
1. Don't buy if you can't stay put.
If you can't commit to remaining in one place for at least a few years, then owning is probably not for you, at least not yet. With the transaction costs of buying and selling a home, you may end up losing money if you sell any sooner - even in a rising market. When prices are falling, ...
New-Home Inventory Shrinks to Record Lows
Daily Real Estate News | Monday, February 27, 2012
Inventory of new homes on the market shrank to its lowest point on record in January, marking a 5.6-month supply at the current sales pace, the Commerce Department reports.
With fewer homes available, the price of new homes increased slightly last month. The median price for a new home ticked ...
Winter Alert: Get Outdoor Spaces in Shape
Warm weather is just a month or two away in many parts of the country. Here are some steps you can take to make outdoor areas more livable during long, sun-filled days.
February 2012 | By Barbara Ballinger
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean that it’s time for outdoor spaces to be off of home owners’ to-do lists. ...
Fannie Mae says it will suspend evictions for single-family foreclosures and two- to four-unit properties during the holiday season, from Dec. 19 through Jan. 2, 2012.
“The holidays are meant for families to spend time together, especially if they’ve gone through the stress of financial challenges and foreclosure,” Terry Edwards, executive vice president of Credit Portfolio ...
On December 1, 2011, in Did You Know, by Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research
Realtor® price expectations for the forthcoming 12 months have increased, with 58 percent of Realtors® predicting constant or rising home prices in the next year, up from the previous 53 percent level last month as reported by the Realtors® Confidence Index. The overall performance of the economy ...
5 Reasons You May Not Want to Counter That OfferIt never hurts to ask, right? How many times have you heard that expression? However, as a real estate agent, I have a front row seat and back stage pass to home buying and selling action, and I can say with absolute authority that -- sometimes it does hurt to ask. Countering a buyer’s price and terms is the equivalent of asking. ...
5 Mistakes Home Sellers Should Never Make
By Ann Brenoff | Posted May 31st 2011 9:00AM
Trying to sell a home in today's market requires courage, smarts and a fair amount of humble pie-eating. It's a buyers' market, which means sellers are expected to roll over and grovel appreciatively over each showing their agent landed.Sometimes, whether through ignorance or a last gasp ...
Keep Safety in the Foreground During Showings
Posted on Apr 22nd, 2011
Andrew Wooten, a crime-prevention expert based in Jacksonville, Fla., offered some safety tips for home sellers during a recent webinar sponsored by the National Association of REALTORS®. He noted that while real estate professionals generally "do a good job" of relaying potential risks to their clients, "safety often takes ...