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Tips for entering this buyer’s market

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Although there’s still speculation regarding the overall health of the real estate industry, there are signs that we’re approaching the bottom of the market.

Before remodeling, make sure you’ll get out of it what you put in

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Have you ever overdressed for an event? Perhaps you understood the dress to be formal, but when you arrived in your sequin dress or tuxedo, everyone else was wearing jeans and turtlenecks.

Short sales can help homeowners avoid foreclosure

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Foreclosure has a negative impact not only on homeowners, but also their neighborhood

Tips to help you sell in any market

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Whether up or down, fast or slow, there are tips you can use to make a home sell in any type of market.

REOs offer buyers plenty of opportunities

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There are some desperate sellers out there, but perhaps none so desperate as banks.

Sellers must overcome price denial syndrome

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A real estate professional recently coined the term “Price Denial Syndrome,” a troublesome condition that afflicts sellers having a hard time facing the realities of today’s markets.

Buyers who get in the game can help turn the market around

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A “new” solution to the gloom and doom scenarios is on the horizon, and it’s called cause and effect.

Tax credit helps first-time buyers get into the market

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Our federal government passed the first-time home buyer tax credit last summer, giving buyers reason to get off the fence and into a home.

Why we saved Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

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Make it a move of a lifetime

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If you’re in your 50s, 60s or beyond, you may be facing your first move in literally decades.

Set the stage for selling your home

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If you’re selling in anything other than a hot market, you might find “staging” your home can help generate more interest and offers.

Carefully inspect the electrical system before buying

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A home’s electrical system is its bloodstream, and when you’re buying, you want to know that the flow is strong and safe.

Be prepared to show

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Selling a home has its challenges, some of which go beyond the obvious aspects of determining an asking price and developing a marketing plan.

Pre-approval can be key in the buying experience

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While many buyers are aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter increases their buying confidence and power, most may not understand exactly why pre-approval is so important.

Buyers wield the power in this market

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Regardless of the causes, most areas around the country are experiencing what is commonly referred to as a buyer’s market.