Thanks Margaret! Great advise!Dear Crofton Homebuyer, The seller accepted your offer, your home inspection is complete, the appraisal has been ordered... now the fun of renovating and furnishing that home begins!  But wait... Don't go shopping yet for furniture, appliances, and contractors. Right...
Great advise!!  WHY DO YOU NEED TITLE INSURANCE? Title Insurance is essential in protecting you as you make the most important investment you'll ever make - the investment in your home. A Title Insurance policy provides you with an indemnity contract that reimburses you for any loss that you woul...
Thanks Gary!Going Green? Are you thinking of building or buying one of the more trendy if not the way the world is going, GREEN homes? You know energy efficient, environmentally friendly? Well you need to know about LEED which is the certification they come with. LEED or Leadership in Energy and ...
Great points for both Sellers and Buyers It happens to me several times each year; I inspect a home for a buyer, I point out a construction defect, then I get a call from an angry seller or seller’s agent, accusing me of being wrong. If someone challenges my call, I’m always happy to provide an a...
This is great news for Barksdale AFB, Louisiana!!!The US House of Representatives overwhelming voted to extend the first time home buyers credit for an additional 12 months to anyone in the military who has served overseas for three months in 2009.  In a vote of 416 to zero the bill now has to go...
Great points!In an effort not to beat a dead horse this will be short, sweet (?) and to the point. The head of the FHFA, James B. Lockhart, also the former Director of OFHEO, initiated the Home Valuation Code of Conduct to (paraphrased) "help curtail fraud between loan officers and appraisers". H...
Let me help! The Shreveport/Bossier City/Barksdale AFB area is growing leaps and bounds!!! There is so much to do here in our area that was not available not so long ago.  If you are being transferred to this area, please let me offer you a relocation package. It will give you some inside informa...
With all the media hype of our nation going down the drain; it's no surprise that people are shying away from purchasing that new home. In the Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana area; we are far from heading down that drain! We are doing great! The real estate market is thriving. We have an abund...
If you are a First Time Homebuyer -- It is a GREAT time to buy!While in office, President Bush signed the Economic Recovery Act of 2008 which provides a $7,500 Homebuyer Tax Credit that will be available for qualified purchases between April 8, 2008 and June 30, 2009. The credit is repayable over...
Some great points! I was recently shown an email that an agent sent to prospects she had received from an internet lead generation company and was shocked at the way she was talking to her potential future business.  After reading it, my first thought was "No wonder you're not getting any respons...

Vanessa Hackleman

Vanessa Hackleman, REALTOR, ABR, ePro
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