david stewart: **New Listing** 102 Eden Isles Blvd, For Sale $324,900 - 07/13/11 02:41 PM

david stewart: What is Appraised Value? - 07/10/11 07:35 PM
Appraisals provide an objective opinion of value, but it's not an exact science so appraisals may differ. For buying and selling purposes, appraisals are usually based on market value - what the property could probably be sold for. Other types of value include insurance value, replacement value, and assessed value for property tax purposes. Appraised value is not a constant number. Changes in market conditions can dramatically alter appraised value. Appraised value doesn't take into account special considerations, like the need to sell rapidly. Lenders usually use either the appraised value or the sale price, whichever is less, to determine … (1 comments)

david stewart: Is Your Buyer Qualified? - 07/10/11 07:26 PM
Unless the buyer who makes an offer on your home has the resources to qualify for a mortgage, you may not really have a sale. If possible, try to determine a buyer's financial status before signing the contract. Ask the following:1. Has the buyer been prequalified or preapproved (even better) for a mortgage? Such buyers will be in a much better position to obtain a mortgage promptly.2. Does the buyer have enough money to make a downpayment and cover closing costs? Ideally, a buyer should have 20 percent of the home's price as a downpayment and between 2 and 7 percent … (4 comments)

david stewart: How to Prepare for the Open House - 07/10/11 07:23 PM
Advertise your open house. Ideally you should advertise both the weekend before and the weekend of the open house. Check with the local paper to see when their ad closing deadlines are. Create a property summary sheet. This sheet gives prospective buyers an overview of your home. Include dimensions for each room, copies of a property survey, summaries of utility costs and property taxes, and a list of when capital items such as roofs and furnace were added. Develop a sign-in form for prospects' addresses. You'll ideally want both phone numbers and e-mail addresses to follow up with prospective buyers. … (2 comments)

david stewart: Understanding Capital Gains in Real Estate - 07/10/11 07:19 PM
When you sell a stock, you owe taxes on your gain - the difference between what you paid for the stock and what you sold it for. The same holds true when selling a home (or a second home), but there are some special considerations.
How to Calculate GainIn real estate, capital gains are based not on what you paid for the home, but on its adjusted cost basis. To calculate, follow these steps:
1. Purchase price: _______________________
The purchase price of the home is the sale price, not the amount of money you actually contributed at closing.
2. Total adjustments: … (0 comments)

david stewart: **New Listing** 65483 Dixie Ranch Fire Tower Rd. $185,000 - 07/08/11 10:30 AM

david stewart: Slidell Subdivisions- Kensington Estates - 07/07/11 11:24 AM

Kensington Estates in Slidell, La. is located off of Gause Boulevard just north of interstate 10.  The houses in this subdivision are 0-3 years young and are mostly traditional style construction.  You will find a range of 3-5 bedrooms and 1800-2750 square feet.  Kensington Estates is close to many department stores and restaurants.School District:Bonne Ecole Elementary/Slidell Middle/Slidell HighSold Price Ranges: $195,000. - $263,500.For more information about Kensington or other Slidell, La. Subdivisions check out; http://www.RealEstatePub.com
Davd Stewart- RealtorCell: 985-710-1728Email: dstewart.realestate@gmail.com


david stewart: Moving Check- List For Sellers - 07/06/11 11:40 AM

Provide the post office with your forwarding address two to four weeks ahead of the move.
Notify your credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, and bank of your change of address. Create a list of friends, relatives, and business colleagues who need to be notified about your move. Arrange to disconnect utilities and have them connected at your new home. Cancel the newspaper, or change the address so it will arrive at your new home. Check insurance coverage for the items you're moving. Usually movers only cover what they pack. Clean out appliances and prepare them for moving, if applicable. … (1 comments)

david stewart: How High Tech Is Your Home? - 07/06/11 11:30 AM

If the latest technology or entertainment options are important in your new home, add the following questions to your buyer's checklist.1. Are there enough jacks in every room for cable TV and high-speed Internet hookups?2. Are there ample telephone extensions or jacks?3. Is the home pre-wired for home theater or multiroom audio and video? Does it have in-wall speakers?4. Does the home have a local area network (LAN) for linking computers?5. Does the home already have wiring for DSL or another high-speed Internet connection?6. Does the home have multizoning heating and cooling controls with programmable thermostats?7. Does the home have … (1 comments)

david stewart: 17 Tips For Packing Like A Pro - 07/06/11 11:22 AM

Moving to a new home can be stressful, to say the least. Make it easy on yourself by planning far in advance and making sure you've covered all the bases.1. Plan ahead by organizing and budgeting. Develop a master "to do" list so you won't forget something critical on moving day, and create an estimate of moving costs. (A moving calculator is available at REALTOR.com)2. Sort and get rid of things you no longer want or need. Have a garage sale, donate to a charity, or recycle.3. But don't throw out everything. If your inclination is to just toss it, … (2 comments)

david stewart: Closing Documents You Should Keep - 07/01/11 04:15 PM

On closing day, expect to sign a lot of documents and walk away with a big stack of papers. Here's a list of the most important documents you should file away for future reference.
HUD-1 settlement statement. Itemizes all the costs - commissions, loan fees, points, and hazard insurance -associated with the closing. You'll need it for income tax purposes if you paid points. Truth in Lending statement. Summarizes the terms of your mortgage loan, including the annual percentage rate and recision period. Mortgage and note. Spell out the legal terms of your mortgage obligation and the … (1 comments)

david stewart: Slidell Subdivisions, Clipper Estates - 07/01/11 04:12 PM

Clipper Estates Subdivision in Slidell, La is beautiful gated, waterfront subdivision with navigable waterways leading to Lake Pontchartrain and beyond.  The palm tree lined streets of Clipper Estates and beautifully manicured lawns will welcome you as you enter.  The architecture is mostly French and Traditional and the houses range in size from approximately 1900 square feet to 3800 square feet. These homes range from 2-5 bedrooms.  This subdivision has easy access to the Interstate 10 and Hwy 11.  
School District: Abney Elementary/ St. Tammany Jr. High / Salmen High School  
For more information on Clipper Estates check out www.realestatepub.com


david stewart: Common Closing Cost For Buyers - 07/01/11 12:16 PM

You'll likely be responsible for a variety of fees and expenses that you and the seller will have to pay at the time of closing. Your lender must provide a good-faith estimate of all settlement costs. The title company or other entity conducting the closing will tell you the required amount for:
Down payment Loan origination Points, or loan discount fees, which you pay to receive a lower interest rate Home inspection Appraisal Credit report Private mortgage insurance premium Insurance escrow for homeowner's insurance, if being paid as part of the mortgage … (0 comments)

david stewart: How To Improve The Odds Of An Offer - 07/01/11 12:12 PM

1. Price it right. Set a price at the lower end of your property's realistic price range.2. Prepare for visitors. Get your house market ready at least two weeks before you begin showing it.3. Be flexible about showings. It's often disruptive to have a house ready to show at the spur of the moment. But the more amenable you can be about letting people see your home, the sooner you'll find a buyer.4. Anticipate the offers. Decide in advance what price and terms you'll find acceptable.5. Don't refuse to drop the price. If your home has been on the market … (1 comments)

david stewart: Tips for Pricing Your Home - 07/01/11 12:08 PM
Consider comparables. What have other homes in your neighborhood sold for recently? How do they compare to yours in terms of size, upkeep, and amenities? Consider competition. How many other houses are for sale in your area? Are you competing against new homes? Consider your contingencies. Do you have special concerns that would affect the price you'll receive? For example, do you want to be able to move in four months? Get an appraisal. For a few hundred dollars, a qualified appraiser can give you an estimate of your home's value. Be sure to ask for a market-value … (0 comments)

david stewart: Slidell Waterfront Subdivisions- Eden Isles - 06/29/11 02:39 PM

Eden Isles Subdivision in Slidell, LA is one of Slidell's original watefront communities.  It provides deep water access that lead to Lake Ponchartrain.  Most of the subdivision is a quick commute to the lake and great for larger boats since there are no low bridges to go under.  The architecture is a mix of Acadian, Ranch and Traditional and the houses are approximately 1500- 6000 square feet. Its just 30 minutes to the city and very close to shopping, Cross Gates Athletic Club & Salmen High School "Home of the Spartans"  
School Districts: Abney Elementary/St. Tammany Jr. High/Salmen High School   For more information about Eden Isles or any other subdivision visit www.realestatepub.com

david stewart: **Under Contract** 21254 Oswald Rd, Covington, LA - 06/29/11 02:31 PM

david stewart: **New Listing** 21254 Oswald Rd Covington, LA $69,900 - 06/29/11 02:29 PM

david stewart: **Just Reduced** 311 Foxcroft Dr, Slidell, LA $138,500 - 06/28/11 01:45 PM

david stewart: **New Listing* 185 W Cherrywood Ln, Pearl River, LA $119,900 - 06/28/11 11:28 AM

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Slidell, LA

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