buy: Should Buyers Hire A a Realtor? - 05/25/12 08:10 AM
By Tom Miller @ www.NewHomeSource.com

It’s a question that’s been asked hundreds of thousands of times, yet there is still debate to this day. Although this seems like a seemingly straightforward question (either yes or no) there is one key misconception that keeps the debate alive. Today, we will end this immortal inquiry.
In short, if you are buying a home, hiring a Realtor is the right decision 99% of the time. You may think to yourself, “Of course a Realtor’s website is going to say everyone needs a Realtor- it’s good for business.” While that is true enough, you … (2 comments)

buy: New Listing - 1554 Belmont Trace, Tallahassee, FL 32301 - 05/11/12 09:51 AM
This two bedroom townhome sits in a beautiful shady area with gorgeous trees! Convenient to everything yet tucked away in a quiet area. Vaulted ceilings, back deck leading out to backyard. Living room has a beautiful and unique wood burning fireplace! With a little TLC this home would go far! 

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buy: New Listing - 241 5th St, Havana, FL 32333 - 05/09/12 10:07 AM
This charming three bedroom home is located right outside of town in historic Havana! Very clean and well kept with two bathrooms, a one car garage and a spacious fenced in back yard. Warm paint throughout this adorable home, a must see! 

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buy: New Listing - 3299 Woodbriar Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32303 - 04/19/12 09:07 AM
This beautiful three bedroom home is located in the Woodbriar subdivision in NW Tallahassee. Super clean and spacious at an affordable price. Living room has a fireplace and built in area for a television. Fenced in large backyard with a two car garage.

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buy: New Listing - 1209 Chocksacka Nene, Tallahassee, FL 32301 - 04/19/12 08:55 AM
This gorgeous three bedroom, two bathroom home features a large beautiful fenced-in back yard. Master bedroom has a huge walk-in closet with a custom built bathroom including a jacuzzi garden tub. This home has a family and living room, both with fireplaces. Vaulted ceilings and a gigantic back deck!

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buy: Florida housing - new Bond Issue changes - 04/12/12 10:01 AM
Big News about Florida Housing’s Upcoming Changes for the new Bond Issue!
 
In the next 2 to 3 weeks when Florida Housing funds the new Bond Issue, there will be new guideline changes: 
 
·         640 credit score required
·         Co signers are NOT allowed
·         Borrower must invest $1k into the transaction AND it has to be the borrowers own funds that have been seasoned for 60 days (we will need the last 2 months bank statements showing they are the borrowers own funds).  They cannot be gift funds!
 
Mortgage Rates for 04/11/2012 (all rates are quoted with 30 day lock in periods and no points)
Conventional 30 year:  … (0 comments)

buy: NAR predicts home sales to be the strongest they have been in five years! - 03/29/12 07:54 AM
The National Association of Realtors is predicting existing-home sales will jump 7 to 10 percent in 2012 to the highest level in five years, based on an "uneven but higher sales pattern" so far this year.
Pending home sales fell a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent from January to February, which was up 9.2 percent from the same time a year ago, NAR said today in releasing its latest Pending Home Sales Index.
Last week, NAR reported a similar trend for existing-home sales, which were down 0.9 percent from January to February, but up 8.8 percent from a year ago.
The pending sales data … (0 comments)

buy: Single-Family Rental Growth Won't Infringe on Multifamily - 03/20/12 08:55 AM
As the government begins to tiptoe into the REO-to-rental arena after many months’ deliberation and input from thousands of industry participants, Fannie Mae released a data note on the single-family rental market.

Overall, single-family renters increased by 2.7 percentage points from 2005 to 2010, according to data Fannie Mae compiled from the American Community Survey.
However, the percentage of single-family renters varied greatly from market-to-market, with 9.8 percent in the New York City metro area and 57.8 percent in the Stockton metro area.
According to Fannie Mae, this variance is expected “because of differences in factors such as foreclosure rates, … (1 comments)

buy: The things that Gary says.. - 03/08/12 09:32 AM
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buy: Team Carlos New Listing! 71 Provo Place - 02/20/12 09:46 AM
Beautiful clean home at 71 Provo Place, Crawfordville, FL 32327.

This two bedroom, two bathrom home has an incredible master suite! Large kitchen with a great breakfast room and double windows. Nice living room with vaulted ceilings. Indoor laundry area with a fenced backyard!

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buy: Will the housing crisis end this year? - 02/16/12 11:30 AM
Capital Economics seems to think so! One of the main reasons is the loosening of credit. Read more about it here. 

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buy: Six great tips for selling in today's market! - 02/14/12 10:18 AM
Have you been waiting for the perfect time to sell your home? If you've finally chosen to take the plunge and sell your house this article has some awesome information! 

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buy: Team Carlos New Listing! 3244 Whitney Dr - 02/08/12 02:14 PM
 Three bedroom, two bath home with an open floor plan makes this home feel so big! Fenced in back yard and located directly across from a wooded city park. Master bedroom has walk in  closet and double sinks in bath.
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buy: Team Carlos New Listing! 1107 Lovers Lane - 01/30/12 02:28 PM
Check out our adorable pink home we have listed!

3/2.5 1 car garage, so cute and move in ready. Downstairs has open floor plan with family room and dining room open to kitchen and all rooms have view of back yard. All beds are very large and upstairs.
1107 Lovers LnTallahassee, FL 32317 http://teamcarlos.kwrealty.com/listing/mlsid/246/propertyid/222563/ 
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buy: Housing May Turn the Corner in 2012: CoreLogic - 01/26/12 01:01 PM
CoreLogic’s chief economist Mark Fleming says housing statistics and the duration of the downturn to date indicate 2012 may be the year the housing market begins to turn the corner.

In the first release of CoreLogic’s new MarketPulse newsletter Wednesday, Fleming explained his rationale for such an assessment.
He notes that housing is an industry with long business cycles. Regional housing recessions have typically taken anywhere from three to five years to find their bottom, and Fleming says the national housing recession has behaved similarly in that it has bounced along a bottom for the past two years.
Fleming points out that housing … (1 comments)

buy: What room can sometimes sell a house on it's own? - 01/24/12 11:49 AM
If you guessed the kitchen, you are correct! Real Estate agents stress importance of the kitchen while home stagers ensure a beautiful view of it. Read more about it here!
Is your kitchen one of the most valued areas in your home? Have you ever sold a house based on the kitchen?
Share your stories!
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buy: A top value in America! - 01/19/12 07:29 AM
What do you think Americans place high value on? If you guessed Homeownership you are correct!  
Read more about it here.
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buy: Mortgage rates continue as record low rates! - 01/19/12 07:21 AM
Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey®, showing mortgage rates easing to new all-time record lows for all products covered in the survey helping to keep homebuyer affordability high. The average for the 30-year fixed mortgage rate has been below 4.00 percent for six consecutive weeks.
The survey concluded that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.89 percent, with an average 0.7 point for the week ending January 12, 2012, down from last week when it averaged 3.91 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.71 percent.
The 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.16 percent with … (2 comments)

buy: Mortgage rates start year near historic lows - 01/05/12 11:36 AM
Thursday, January 5th, 2012, 9:05 am  
The nation's average mortgage interest rates are starting 2012 near all-time historic lows amid signs of improvement in the housing market and manufacturing industry.
The Freddie Mac mortgage market survey showed the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.91% for the week ending Thursday, down from the prior week's average of 3.95%. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.77%.
This week's 15-year FRM, a popular refinancing choice, averaged 3.23%, down from last week when it averaged 3.24%. A year ago, the average rate for a 15-year FRM was 4.13%.
Five-year, Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages averaged … (0 comments)

buy: 2012 is the year to buy! - 12/27/11 02:00 PM
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