We have packed the clutter and reduced our price and still don't have action ... now what?Congratulations!  By packing your clutter and reducing your price you have made your home market ready - a great first step.  Now you need to look with a critical eye at what you are truly offering.  Buyers ...
With all the new technology are agents still offering people a service?There is an abundance of new technology that agents are now able to use to increase their efficiency. There is a fine line that agents must walk to make sure that they don't get absorbed by the new systems and products availab...
What in the wide, wide world of real estate is going on around here? How is the market?The market is still feeling its way along with surprises on a regular basis. Some segments are seeing no activity while others are active, but dropping in value. Buyers and Sellers are trying to determine the r...
All this talk about short sales ... how quick are they?The name "short sale" doesn't reference the time involved, rather it describes the situation when a lender or bank agrees to accept less for the property than is actually owed on the mortgage. It is a realistic phenomenon in real estate marke...
I've heard I should Homestead my house ... what does that mean?The Homestead Act today doesn't mean you can squat on 160 acres of public land and eventually own it, rather it is a means to protect equity in your home against seizure, forced sale by general creditor claims, and judgments that migh...
We are having a hard time making our payments ... what can we do?You're not alone if you are having trouble paying your mortgage. The housing boom took homeownership to nearly 70%, but some homeowners are having problems making their payments and they can't refinance. Lenders invented new types o...
We want to save time by making a verbal offer but our agent recommends against it.Your agent understands that if it isn't in writing it is exceptionally difficult to enforce a verbal real estate agreement. In other words, if the Seller agrees to your offer and later won't sign your written agreem...

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