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Tips for Selling Your Home

February 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Tips for Selling Your Home

In a recent Today Show appearance, Barbara Corcoran recently gave 5 great tips for selling your home. The real estate market is sluggish until after Super Bowl Sunday, so February is a great time to put your home on the market Price your home 10% to 15% below the competition Do a home inspection and […]

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How To Sell a House in a Buyer’s Market

November 30th, 2010 · Comments Off on How To Sell a House in a Buyer’s Market

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Short Sales With Responses Under 10 Days

August 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Short sales have flooded the marketplace in Dr. Phillips and Windermere the past few years with real estate transactions characterized by response times for offers taking 6 months or longer. It’s not a surprise that many of these short sale transaction are unsuccessful but there’s a new program called HAFA (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives) implemented […]

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Woohoo… The Tax Credit Has Been Extended

July 1st, 2010 · Comments Off on Woohoo… The Tax Credit Has Been Extended

The home buyer tax credit has been extended, but not for everyone. It only applies to those who were under contract to purchase a home before. April 30, 2010. Under the original bill, those buyer would have had to close by June 30. The new bill extends the closing date to September 30. I think […]

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Homebuyer Tax Credit Extention

June 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Homebuyer Tax Credit Extention

Senator Harry Reid proposed a 3 month extension of the Homebuyer Tax Credit this past week for those who are already under contract to purchase a home. The bill gives more time to those who rushed in to get the tax credit but face uncertainty about meeting the June 30 deadline for closing. It provides […]

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Homebuyer Tax Credit Extention

April 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on Homebuyer Tax Credit Extention

I’m working with quite a few first time home buyers at the moment and the question that I get asked the most is has the first time home buyer tax credit been extended? I can see where the confusion comes from with all the ads that I’m hearing and seeing at the moment about the […]

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Foreclosures In My Neighborhood Are Decreasing My Home’s Value

March 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Foreclosures In My Neighborhood Are Decreasing My Home’s Value

Foreclosures and short sales have become a commonplace in the Dr. Phillips and Windermere market as well as most other areas in Orlando and bringing your home’s value down. It appears we’re all at the mercy of banks to set prices for our homes. You’d think the appraisers would take this into account when valuating […]

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Owning Cheaper Than Renting?

December 4th, 2009 · Comments Off on Owning Cheaper Than Renting?

As many of you have noticed, the price of housing has come way down in the past few years. In many cases, it’s now cheaper to buy then to rent. No joke. It’s a reality which I don’t believe many people realize. Let’s take a $130,000 home which is the median price of a home […]

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FHA Approved Condos in SW Orlando

September 15th, 2009 · 3 Comments

There’s been a big push among lenders for the FHA home loan. The advantage of this product is that it allows a buyer to get into a home with as little as 3% down. It’s really a nice choice for a loan, but it can be difficult to obtain if you’re looking for a condo. […]

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What The Heck is a Short Sale?

September 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on What The Heck is a Short Sale?

One misconception I’ve been running into with the public is what the heck a “short sale” really is. They’re a part of the real estate landscape these days and there’s plenty of them for sale in SW Orlando. When a listing mentions a short sale, it means the seller owes more than the asking price. […]

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