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Some housing deals come with sweet incentives for the real estate agents who can bring in a buyer, everything from big bonuses to fancy cars. But if you’re not careful, you might get in trouble for 'steering', some real estate professionals warn. One home seller in Virginia offered a C-Class Mercedes, priced at $37,900 — or a $30,000 bonus— plus commission to a buyer’s agent who is able to ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/21/2014 By John Askins]
Have you thought of downsizing your home in Texas? Sometimes downsizing can be a big step before retirement. As you read this post, it is important to prepare for retirement, and real estate is a great way. If you are purchasing your first home or an additional home, smaller might be better.The number 1 reason to downgrade is to get a smaller mortgage. What is a better way to save f...
Read Post [Posted on 10/20/2014 By Tiffany Markovsky]
You might want to take a closer look at your home's curb appeal: Upgrading your landscaping from average to excellent can help raise its overall value by 10 percent to 12 percent, according to research from Virginia Tech.Researcher Alex X. Niemiera with the Department of Horticulture at Virginia Tech found that a $150,000 home with no landscaping could fetch an additional $8,300 to $19,000 by addi...
Read Post [Posted on 10/20/2014 By John Askins]
Read Post [Posted on 10/19/2014 By Susan Roddy]
Q: We signed a contract to purchase a house. When we finished the inspections, we amended the contract to provide that the seller perform certain repairs. During our walk-through on the day of closing, we discovered nothing had been repaired. The seller refused to delay the closing or perform the repairs. What is our next step? A: This is a people-problem. You appear to have done everything rig...
Read Post [Posted on 10/19/2014 By Mary Ann Lipsey]
In the recent past, low appraisals have been blamed on delaying—or even canceling—many real estate transactions over the last few years. While real estate professionals are limited in how much involvement they can have in the appraisal process, they can do a few important things to help ensure their sellers receive a fair valuation. Be there. Appraisers and other real estate agents say that being ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/19/2014 By John Askins]
NewsUSA - You’re supposed to check your roof twice a year. You know this. But somehow you just never got around to it. Now the weather has turned sharply colder, and who relishes the idea of climbing up a ladder to check the health of your roof — even if it means saving a few dollars on your heating bill, since the roof is the key to a home’s energy efficiency? As it turns out, while even a qui...
Read Post [Posted on 10/17/2014 By Susan Roddy]
If the listing for your home hasn’t been attracting buyers for a few weeks in a fast-paced real estate market, or for a few months in a slower one, you certainly have good reason to be worried.A home doesn’t sell due to a variety of factors, some of which you can control and some of which you can’t.Let’s start with the things you can control, which also happen to be the most important elements of ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/17/2014 By Michelle Cannon]
DO NOT PUT YOUR HOME ON THE MARKET IN HOUSTON BEFORE YOU READ THIS SPECIAL REPORT!!FREE REPORT AT:http://www.HoustonHomeSellerSite.com ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/17/2014 By Katie Kohlhauff]
READY TO SELL YOUR HOME AND DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START?CONTACT ME TODAY FOR A FREE NO OBLIGATION APPOINTMENT THAT INCLUDES A MARKET ANAYLSIS AND HOME STAGING EVALUATION!I USE PROVEN PLANS AND STRATEGIES TO GET YOUR HOME SOLD FOR TOP DOLLAR95% of my listings go under contract w/in 14 days!!! WWW.HOUSTONHOMESELLERSITE.COM http://www.katiekteam.comKatie Paulsen/Katie K Team RE/MAX North...
Read Post [Posted on 10/17/2014 By Katie Kohlhauff]
Are you asking yourself why your home has not sold yet? There are several reasons that a house does not sell quickly! VISIT MY NEWLY REDESIGNED WEBSITE FOR ALL YOUR HOME SELLING NEEDS!!! http://www.HoustonHomeSoldGuaranteed.com MY WEBSITE HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON HOME STAGING, MOVING, PRICING!! ALSO READ ABOUT MY CANCELLATION GUARANTEE IF YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH OUR SERVICE!&nb...
Read Post [Posted on 10/17/2014 By Katie Kohlhauff]
HOMES SELL FOR 2 REASONS-PRICE AND EXPOSURE! My Team implements the most proven methods that get results! MARKETING & PROMOTIONAL PLAN FOR YOUR HOME: Once your home is listed, The Katie K Team will implement the following proactive strategies: Install Highly Effective Yard Sign Prepare Color Home Flyers/Brochures Advertise Home In Area Home Magazine Deliver H...
Read Post [Posted on 10/17/2014 By Katie Kohlhauff]
The fall housing market isn’t known for being as robust as the spring market, but there are different motivations that tend to attract consumers during this season, experts say. "We've observed in seasonal household buyer patterns that there is a higher ratio of first-time buyers and childless couples in the fall," says Walter Molony, economic issues media manager at the National Association of RE...
Read Post [Posted on 10/17/2014 By John Askins]
ATTN HOME SELLERS:FREE REPORT!! When you decide to sell your home, setting your asking price is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Depending on how a buyer finds your home, price is often the first thing he or she sees, and many homes are discarded by prospective buyers as not being in the appropriate price range before these homes are given a chance t...
Read Post [Posted on 10/16/2014 By Katie Kohlhauff]
**ATTN HOME SELLERS!!!** CONTACT ME TODAY FOR FREE MARKET ANALYSIS!! I USE PROVEN PLANS AND STRATEGIES TO GET YOUR HOME SOLD FOR TOP DOLLAR!!95% of my listings go under contract w/in 14 days!!! WWW.HOUSTONHOMESELLERSITE.COM Katie Paulsen/Katie K Team RE/MAX Northwest Realtors 281-893-8400  ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/16/2014 By Katie Kohlhauff]
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