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December 2014

Found 4 blog entries for December 2014.

Many people are still in shock from the extreme decline of the Real Estate market that took place in 2009.  Even with the amount of economic recover the country has had in recent years, people still question how the market is doing.  Is now is a good time to buy or sell homes?  Many current factors point to the fact that now is an excellent time to consider selling your home.  Demand for homes is high as of the end of 2014.  There has been more foot traffic (people out physically looking at homes) currently than at this time last year.  Because lots of people have been looking at and purchasing homes over the last year, the supply of available homes as been declining.  This increases home values. 

If you make the decision to sell your current home and

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Some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home without the assistance of a real estate professional.  We think there are several reasons this may not be a good idea for the majority of sellers.  Trying to sell your home without representation really puts you at a disadvantage when you have to negotiate.  You have to deal with buyers, buyers agents, attorneys, home inspection companies, appraisers, banks, all without the experience and guidance of someone who has been through the process repeatedly.  Most realtors have an extensive internet marketing strategy to sell homes.  Most sellers simply can't produce the same level of advertising on their own.  Also, the paperwork involved in selling your home has increased dramatically as industry

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This can be a tough question to answer, but it’s an important question when trying to purchase a home. For one, there are so many factors to consider.  Many homebuyers believe they should immediately respond with a lowball offer; however, this may not be reasonable. A reasonable offer is one that carefully considers market data, how the property compares to others that have sold and the buyer’s overall desire for the property.

Making the right offer is not an emotional decision. Rather, it’s one that should be based on research and market data.  Always be sure to have a qualified realtor advise you to find the ideal offer to make when purchasing a home. For more answers visit

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    After 18 years of continuously selling home: many of them New Construction: I thought I new all about how to prepare my clients for the expenditures that come with a New Construction Purchase.  All of the homes that I had personally purchased had been residential re-sale with a VA Home.  I finally decided to purchase a new construction home because we had never lived in one.  It was in an upper middle class neighborhood around 450K.  I gave my wife a 25K budget to make things comfortable and I sure did under estimate the cost of making things what I considered right. 

   The first things that we purchased did not seem to bad: there are many windows in the home and we wanted Plantation Blinds so it was around 3K for blinds.  I did not realize that

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