Tagged : Real estate World

Found 10 blog entries tagged as "Real estate World".

realestate.msn.com - To many buyers, a house that's been on the market a long time must have hidden problems. And that could lead to unnecessary and endless price reductions. Luckily, even in a distressed market, there are ways to prevent roots from sprouting under the 'for sale' sign.

To get a sense of what we mean, see the five tips below, all from experienced agents who say these are areas where home sellers often need some persuading.  1. Price it right; price it low 2. Try a fresh sales approach  3. Don’t try too hard to fight the market 4. Remember, renovations aren't a magic bullet 5. Don’t, repeat don’t, skip the online sales push

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The housing market has been undergoing significant improvements in the past year, and that trend is reflected in a variety of ameliorating real estate statistics, including the still-growing number of home sales.

The number of pending home sales seen through the end of May increased 6.7 percent from April and 12.1 percent on an annual basis, bringing the current level seen nationwide to its highest point since December 2006, just prior to the start of the housing meltdown beginning in earnest, according to the latest Pending Home Sales Index from the National Association of Realtors.

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homes.yahoo.com - Jumping into the housing market is a lot like trying to catch the next big wave: You never know if you're going to be able to ride it through successfully or get caught in the undercurrent and wipe out.

 These days, news of rising mortgage interest rates combined with a tight housing market and ever-increasing home prices are keeping many standing on shore, as they try to figure out the best time to take the plunge. 

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When you are making the biggest purchase of your life, it helps to have a trusted professional on your side. A Realtor® is more than a real estate agent; Realtors have training in ethics for both their dealings with the public and with the real estate community. The Realtor Code of Ethics is the cornerstone of the National Association of Realtors ethics training. It guides Realtors and also shows the public the level of commitment, education and dedication to their profession that each member of NAR possesses.

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money.cnn.com - Sell quickly. Win a bidding war.

Sell your home fast 
Underprice it from the start. If you list your home for at least 10% less than it's worth, you'll often sell it for 10% more.

Win a bidding war 
Go as high as the maximum price you'd ever be willing to pay -- if someone outbids you, you'll feel confident you gave it your best shot.

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As you search for a home, you may have come across the term easement in a listing and wondered what it means. An easement is a legal arrangement by the owner of the property and a nonowner to use the property in some fashion. You may see this term used in listings where a home is located near a public recreational area. For example, the property may come with a walking easement to the nearby lake.

If there are any existing easements between the current seller and a neighbor, the seller’s attorney or the seller’s agent needs to advise the buyer. It’s important to know if easements exist and how they affect the purchase or usage of the home being bought. Easements often allow the use of a pathway between adjacent properties or a pathway to reach a common

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realtytimes.com - The recently-released May 2013 National Housing Survey by Fannie Mae showed that 40% of responders said that now is a good time to sell a home. That is up from only 16% in May of last year. At the same time, 76% of Fannie Mae's responders said that it is a good time to buy a home -- just a little more than the number of those who thought so last year. Redfin has surveyed real estate agents on the same issue. 82% said that now is a good time to sell, compared to 54% last year. On the other hand, Redfin found that only 57% of agents thought that now was a good time to buy, an 18% drop from last year.

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inman.com - After climbing continuously for well over a month, mortgages rates slipped this week.

Rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.93 percent with an average point of 0.8 percent for the week ending June 20, down from 3.98 percent last week but up from 3.66 percent a year ago, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

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inman.com - As home prices continued to climb, existing-home sales hit their highest level since November 2009 when a tax stimulus was fueling sales, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

Existing home sales rose 4.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.18 million in May from 4.97 million in April, NAR reported.

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cbsnews.com - The watchword in the real estate world comes in triplicate: location, location, location.

That adage can really work against you as a home buyer, particularly in today's seller's market. Homes in the most desirable locations in any city are snapped up within days of going on the market -- and at increasingly high prices.

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