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 2104 Lakeway DrLeague City, TX 775734 bedroom home for sale in League CityPrice:$229,900.00Bedrooms:4Bathrooms:2.00Square Foot:2,590Lot Size:8,116 sq.ft.Community:South Shore HarbourCounty:GalvestonProperty Type:Single FamilyYear Built:1989MLS Number:90324184click for more information and picturesProperty DescriptionBeautiful Perry Home with incredible curb appeal! Entry boasts ceramic tile ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/20/2014 By Monica Foster]
Why you need someone to bargain or negotiate from your side? Absolutely not! But if you want to buy a medicine and don’t know which cheaper generic drug is available for any branded drug, you take help of Pharmacist without second thought. Why? Because you believe that he knows more about drugs then you. Same is the case of Realtor. They are also subject matter specialist. They know m...
Read Post [Posted on 04/20/2014 By Roopali Shishulkar]
Home sales are “stuck” this spring due to the limited number of homes available to buy as the supply of homes for sale is still below year-ago levels. For-sale inventories are most constrained on the low-end of the housing market, where investors had moved in floods to purchase distressed homes and hold them as single-family rentals, housing experts note. Some home owners are still h...
Read Post [Posted on 04/20/2014 By John Askins]
Margin loans for short-term financing can help potential home buyers get cash fast to close a deal or win a bidding war — and an increasing number of people are turning to them for a quick fix. "A person with easy access to cash may have a leg up over someone who has to have long-term financing," explains Tucker Watkins, a private wealth adviser with wealth-management company Ameriprise Finan...
Read Post [Posted on 04/20/2014 By John Askins]
Real estate professionals say incentives to sweeten a real estate deal are certainly good ways to generate buzz about a property, but the asking price is the real key to getting a home sold.  Incentives to get home buyers’ attention have gotten lavish. Recent examples include a new BMW, season tickets to football games, a boat for waterfront properties, $3,000 gift cards at interior design s...
Read Post [Posted on 04/19/2014 By John Askins]
The number of home owners who find “strategic default” socially acceptable is growing in most states.  Last year, 27 percent of foreclosed home owners say they strategically defaulted on their mortgage. Strategic default is when a home owner is financially able to make their mortgage payments but decides to stop, usually because the property is underwater. For those who decided to walk away f...
Read Post [Posted on 04/19/2014 By John Askins]
Traditional Heights home retains plenty of its original charm with a generous front porch, original built-in china cabinet, stained glass and original glass throughout while offering plenty modern updates. Beautiful hardwood floors and warm colors throughout. Backyard has privacy fence and elevated deck making it easy to enjoy those warm summer evenings. Blocks away from hike a...
Read Post [Posted on 04/18/2014 By Cynthia Mullins]
Home prices across the Houston region jumped again in March as inventory remained at historic lows, making house shopping a frustrating exercise for many Houstonians. "We have an employee whose children are in school and they'd love to buy up, but they can't find anything in the school district," said Chaille Ralph, chairwoman of the Houston Association o...
Read Post [Posted on 04/18/2014 By John Askins]
The share of first-time home buyers on the market is falling to historical lows, despite recent record levels of housing affordability. With low mortgage rates, many would expect first-time home buyers to be flooding the market for their chance to get part of the American dream. However, the number of first-time home buyers is shrinking, falling to around 32 percent of buyers who purchased their ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/18/2014 By John Askins]
Gorgeous home for your growing family nestled in the heart of Fall Creek on oversized  lot. State of the art media room has screen,surround sound speakers and tv that stay. Spacious master bedroom with luxurious bathroom-- dual sinks, separate tub and shower. The kitchen is an entertainer's dream. Fall Creek offers a thriving community, outdoor recreation, great schools and a short commute to...
Read Post [Posted on 04/17/2014 By Cynthia Mullins]
Buying a Home With Unpaid Real Estate Taxes Is Risky   If you’ve been looking for a home but find yourself frustrated by high prices or the lack of homes on the market, you may find yourself lingering over ads for properties sold at a tax-sale auction. While all real estate transactions come with a “buyer beware” label, the warning sign should be larger when it comes to pu...
Read Post [Posted on 04/17/2014 By Michelle Cannon]
It’s not a $64,000 question, but rather a $41,000 one. “Where are the first-time buyers?” It’s important because $41,000 is the amount renters have missed out on by not buying three years ago when prices were at a low point. The annual median home price was $166,100 in 2011 and $197,100 in 2013. The median national home price this year is expected to hit $207,000. Money left on the table.Unfortuna...
Read Post [Posted on 04/17/2014 By Susan Arnoldy]
5 Buying TipsWHEN PURCHASING A HOME These 5 buying tips will save you time, money, and headaches. 1. Get Pre-Qualified – before you can seriously consider purchasing a home, it’s important to know exactly how much you can afford. This can be the scariest part of the buying process for some. It’s perfectly natural to be nervous, but we can put you in touch with someone you can trust to help ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/17/2014 By Mary Ann Lipsey]
The Chicago metro area tops the list of the most affordable major markets this year, according to ZipRealty’s newly released list of the 10 most affordable housing markets in 2014. To create the list, the real estate brokerage analyzed median home sales price data from 30 major metro areas as well as family income data from the Department of Housing & Urban Development. “In the most...
Read Post [Posted on 04/17/2014 By John Askins]
Young, first-time buyers are struggling to purchase a home. With low inventories of homes for sale, young first-timers are finding themselves competing against other bidders who are willing to pay cash. Meanwhile, many young buyers are having trouble qualifying for a loan, often due to high student loan debt.  Overall, young buyers have been left out of the housing recovery more th...
Read Post [Posted on 04/17/2014 By John Askins]
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