negociations: Seven Golden Rules For A Successful Bid On a House - 05/03/09 06:46 PM
First time home buyers are looking at a market that shows no mercy, is highly competitive and does not reflect the conditions of a so-called "depressed real estate market." It is not easy to find a good house at the entry level without having to compete with other buyers, but with persistence, good preparation and the help of a professional local Realtor your chances of becoming a homeowner are better. Above all, be realistic, your very first house is not your "Dream House" but getting on the homeownership wagon will eventually get you there.
Many home buyers have decided to jump … (77 comments)

negociations: Would you rather entertain "Low-Ball" offers, than no offers at all? - 09/15/08 12:10 AM
The challenges of this "Buyer's Market," are very unique, with inventory of homes for sale at an all time high, plus banks getting ready to acquire more properties via Foreclosures and then ad them to the list of "For Sale" homes, having an offer is sort of... a privilege, a blessing.
But what if you, Mr. seller, get a "Low-Ball" offer on your house?  Recognizing that an offer is an opening salvo for the beginning of negotiations is critical. Unfortunately, some sellers get right down... offended by a low offer. They refuse to take it seriously and a rejection is the result that kills … (20 comments)