home buyers: APPEALING TO THE SENSES TO SELL A HOME - 04/08/11 06:00 PM
If a homeowner really wants to sell his/her home there are some basic features that must be addressed and here is the second on the list:
#2 APPEAL TO THE SENSES
Homes that promote lots of natural light are more appealing - keep windows clean, consider replacing harsh fluorescent fixtures, use well placed mirrors to intensify light in a room, light paint colors should be used on walls, and open drapes and blinds and turn lights on prior to showings. Neutral colors are best used both outside and inside - white, beige and gray are popular exterior colors, while white, off-white and pastels … (1 comments)

home buyers: USING CURB APPEAL TO HELP SELL A HOME - 04/05/11 06:34 PM
If a homeowner really wants to sell his/her home there are some basic first impression points that should be addressed and here is the first in the series:
#1 CURB APPEAL - Did you know that within the first 15 seconds a buyer has developed an opinion about your property?   Here are some fundamental elements to share with your sellers to help ensure that their home makes a good first impression:
make sure the street in front of your house is free of litter, debris and anything else that might give the appearance of neglect (that includes weeds and snow); if your property has a fence then make sure it does … (3 comments)

home buyers: SOME THINGS TO LOOK FOR WHEN PURCHASING A BANK OWNED PROPERTY - 12/28/09 04:55 PM
This sound advice is courtesy of RISMEDIA - Housing prices are at their lowest in more than a decade, inventories are high, analysts are predicting a new wave of foreclosures and the government is offering two substantial tax credits for which many homebuyers qualify.
These 10 signs may indicate that trouble is around the corner.
1. Unheated house in winter months. If the home has been properly winterized, there's no need for heat. But if the home has not been properly winterized, pipes will burst and cause water damage.
2. Missing sinks, toilets and other fixtures. Make sure they've been … (0 comments)

home buyers: GOOD HOUSING NEWS!! - 10/23/09 10:43 AM
I love news like this:
WASHINGTON - Home resales rose in September to the highest level in more than two years, beating expectations, as buyers scrambled to complete their purchases before a tax credit for first-time owners expires.
The National Association of Realtors said Friday that sales rose 9.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.57 million in September, from a downwardly revised pace of 5.1 million in August. Sales had been expected to rise to an annual pace of 5.35 million, according to economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters.
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home buyers: ANOTHER FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS INCENTIVE REPORT - 10/02/09 09:32 AM
"The housing market is getting a much-needed boost as first-time homebuyers rush to take advantage of an $8,000 federal tax credit that is set to expire Nov. 30, 2009. 
The incentive is helping to slow the decline in home sales. In August, sales were down 1% over the comparable period last year, the smallest year-over-year decline in any month since late 2007. As Congress considers extending the credit, real-estate agents and home builders worry sales could slump again if it's allowed to expire.
A full accounting of the program's popularity won't be available for several months, but brokers say first-time buyers have … (4 comments)

home buyers: BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE - 09/26/09 02:11 PM
Information provided by RisMedia:
Zillow analysis of current market trends shows that, if the credit were extended, a total of 1.86 million first-time home buyers would purchase homes between Dec. 1, 2009 and Nov. 30, 2010. If all could take advantage of the full $8,000 tax credit, this could mean up to $14.86 billion in tax credits. "Although nearly two million first-time home buyers may receive the tax credit if it is extended for another year, the incremental impact of the credit is far smaller," said Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries. "These numbers suggest that extending the credit might bring an additional … (1 comments)

home buyers: SPRING HAS FINALLY SPRUNG SO TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY! - 03/21/09 05:25 PM
I hope that I am not being overly optimistic but it looks like the home shoppers are starting to come out in full force.  All of a sudden my phone is jumping, my email Inbox is full of inquiries, and the Showing Desk in my office is very busy making appointments.  I know that we are now moving into Our Season but could it be that the housing slump is leaving NJ? 
I like to believe that buyers are anticipating a surge and they don't want to miss out on any opportunities to snap up those lovely bargain-priced homes that have been drastically reduced from original asking. We have a lot … (4 comments)

 
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