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You’ll consider several criteria when purchasing your first home, but have you thought about how easy it will be to sell later? Things like location, features, and nearby amenities—the same criteria you’ll consider—can affect a property’s resale value. You like it, but will they? If it’s your first home, you may only plan to stay in it for a few years. And while you may be willing to buy a h...
Read Post [Posted on 11/22/2014 By Brandy Clark]
One in four home sellers are reporting they’ve had to lower their list price, according to a report released by the real estate brokerage Redfin. That represents the highest level since 2011, according to the Redfin survey. It also represents a far greater number than in the spring, when just one in seven sellers reduced list prices.  More home buyers are showing a willingness to wait u...
Read Post [Posted on 11/22/2014 By John Askins]
From CNBC: Sales of existing homes priced above $1 million jumped over 16 percent in October from a year ago, according to a Realtors report released Thursday, outshining every other price segment. The next strongest was the $750,000-$1 million range, up over 12 percent. Sales of homes priced under $100,000 fell 6 percent. To find out more about the growth of the luxury market segment, loo...
Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By Alex Handley]
Lovely 4 bedroom on quiet tree-lined street in Nottingham Forest, just two blocks away from the elementary school. Large mature oak trees in both front and rear yard with branching canopies, rock-edged planting beds and automatic sprinkler system.  Luxurious Reception Hall with chandelier, sweeping staircase and white marble terrazzo tile floor with cased architectur...
Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By Judith Sinnard]
New Fannie and Freddie rules and bipartisan bills aim to speed the short sale process, preventing more home owners from slipping into foreclosure and keeping the economy on its feet.Imagine you’re underwater on your mortgage, but you’re trying to sell your home. Your REALTOR® has a buyer lined up. Everything looks good to go. Except there’s one small problem: Your lender isn’t responding to your r...
Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Home owners may be doubtful that the months of November and December will bring about a home sale. After all, aren’t potential buyers sidetracked with the holidays and likelier to postpone their house hunt due to bad weather and shorter days?   But sometimes the “off-peak” time to sell can actually be the perfect moment for sellers. Several studies show that, on average, homes listed...
Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By John Askins]
To make your home stand out in today's real estate marketplace, housing experts offer these tips for sprucing up a home to get it ready to sell.1. Create curb appeal. Here are some easy, big impact ideas: Paint the front door, pick a new color for the exterior trim, fix any old shutters, and make sure the path from the driveway is clear to the front door. Also, remove any overgrown plants and repl...
Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By John Askins]
For the 3rd time this year, the Monica Foster Team has earned a spot in RE/MAX of Texas coveted Quarterly Top 20 List, #12 in all of Greater Houston and for the first time breaking the top 20 in all of TX at #18! #REMAX #top20#remaxoftexas ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/19/2014 By Monica Foster]
Hi everyone!I hope your week is off to a great start!  (And if not, hang in there folks - we are halfway through.)  I have been speaking with a lot of buyers and sellers lately (as always), and wanted to share a few things with you.  My buyers are ready to buy, and want to buy as soon as possible (i.e., by the end of 2014!) in order to take advantage of the Homestead Exemption. &nbs...
Read Post [Posted on 11/19/2014 By Jill Rainey]
When starting the moving process whether it's cross country or across town, the first step should be finding an agent.  And if you are selling and buying, or just buying, or just selling for that matter one of the most importing assets you can have is a qualified agent who knows the area and has great contacts in the community in your corner.  He/she will navigate for you, advise you, ne...
Read Post [Posted on 11/19/2014 By Teresa Sartin]
Many homeowners are nervous about the housing market during the cold winter months. However, this is one of the best times of year to sell! Why?1. Buyers that look during the cold season are more serious!2. There is less inventory for buyers to choose from. This could lead to a bidding war for your home. More money for you! In the spring, there is way more inventory which could mean less money for...
Read Post [Posted on 11/19/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
Staging Helps!Staging your home is important only if you want your home to sell quickly. Allow your home to sit 60 days on the market or stage it right and sell it in days. Less is best, and going neutral creates a clear canvas for others to imagine themselves in the home with their personal style.De-ClutterYou would be so surprised to know how much clutter you've accumulated over the years of liv...
Read Post [Posted on 11/18/2014 By Desiree Gallow]
here is a recent investment home I bought. we are doing the rehab work now and will complete in a few weeks. Gives you insight to some of the things we do at McKinney Real Estate & Investment Co. We will market the home to a buyer
Read Post [Posted on 11/17/2014 By Daniel McKinney]
Optimism grows around home ownership, though some first-timers struggle to compete in the housing market. Plus, two senators put forth a bill to encourage more refis.A new bill offers important baby steps toward helping underwater home owners refinance their mortgages, first-time buyers compete for purchases as markets heat up, Americans are optimistic about housing, and housing starts to tick up....
Read Post [Posted on 11/17/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
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