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2010 

If you are looking to rent to own a home, here are some tips to get you started.The first step: Get Prequailified...It is a good idea as the first step, to get prequailified. Meet with a local and trusted bank or mortgage company. Stay away from internet lenders. You need to find out how long it ...
10/27/2010
Are open houses worth the agents time and will they bring about a buyer?I am often asked if holding an open house at a listing will help bring about a quicker sale or mor epotential buyers.The answer is not so black and white, It really depends on what type of home and in what type of area you ar...
10/27/2010
This afternoons question is: "Will a bank postpone a foreclsoure auction if i sign a contract to sell my home via a short sale?" The first thing you have to know is the foreclosure department and the home retention or short sale departments work independantly of each other, in simple te...
10/25/2010
This Morning's question of the day is : IS A LISTING PRICE ON A SHORT SALE BASED ON OR AFFECTED BY WHAT THE SELLER OWES?The most simple of answers is the market value of a home listed as a short sale should not be affected by what the home owner owes. The listing price of a short sale should ...
10/25/2010
The new unepmloyment rates for New Hampshire and for the country are out and they are good news for New Hampshire as things remain the same at the national level. New Hampshire's rate for September (seasonally adjusted rate was 5.5%) while the unadjusted rate was 5.1 %) for New Hampshire whil...
10/25/2010
Todays question is one of the most common ones coming in to me lately. 'Can i sell my home via a short sale to my spouse, kids or relative?" The most common answer is not in all cases. The reason is most banks will ask the home owner who is on the mortgage to sign an affadavit that they ...
10/24/2010
I entered into a spirited debate with another agent over the question "Do you attend your home inspections either as a Listing Agent or Buyer Broker?".   I need to know what you think.As a listing agent i think it is important to attend the home inspection. You want to be there to see f...
10/20/2010
One of the most common questions i have been asked recently is, WHERE DO I IS START IF I WANT TO GET A MORTGAGE?The first thing any potential buyer needs to do when they start thinking they want to buy a home, is to contact a local and trusted mortage broker, bank or credit union. STAY AWAY from ...
10/20/2010
Recently a question was asked HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT TO REDUCE MY LIST PRICE FROM THE LAST TIME I REDUCED IT? Simply put there is no set time, but is something you need to do at once. You need to first assess what the value of your home is in todays market either by a Brokers Price Opinion (BPO) ...
10/20/2010
This Mornings question is "My home was listed less than 2 weeks ago, i have an offer but it is lower than my asking price. What should i do?" The first thing you should do i be happy you received an offer where many houses are not even receiving showings.Hopfully you at BPO or appraisal...
10/17/2010
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