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Monthly Archives: March 2015

    Why Waiting To Buy Might Not Make Sense

    By Don Parsons | March 31, 2015

    Whether you are a first time or a move-up buyer, there are two factors that will impact the amount of house you can afford in your price range: home prices & mortgage rates. Let’s look at what the experts are predicting over the next twelve months for these two areas: PRICES Over 100 economists, real... Read More

    Why You Should Sell Now!

    By Don Parsons | March 30, 2015

      As the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream home. Inventory is still below historic numbers and demand is strong. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for you and your family. Here are five reasons to list your home now. 1. Demand is Strong Foot traffic refers to the... Read More

    Hurry Up!! Call your Agent and List your House!!

    By Don Parsons | March 23, 2015

      That headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2015 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME! We realize that existing home sales stumbled in January compared to December. But, if we compare... Read More

    FSBO Millionaires Use Real Estate Agents

    By Don Parsons | March 23, 2015

      Do as I Say… not as I Do This adage could be no truer today after it has been reported, in a recent Herald Tribune article, that when it came to selling his Florida mansion, Al Bennati, the longtime chief executive of BuyOwner.com, has chosen to list his home with a local real estate agent. BuyOwner.com... Read More

    Freddie Mac’s New 3% Down Program

    By Don Parsons | March 23, 2015

      Today, Freddie Mac is scheduled to start buying mortgages with down payments of only three percent – the first time down payments have been this low on Freddie Mac loans in nearly five years. The program is called Freddie Mac Home Possible AdvantageSM. In a recent Executive Perspectives, Dave Lowman EVP, Single-Family Business Freddie Mac, explained the... Read More

    Don’t Get Caught in the ‘Renter’s Trap’

    By Don Parsons | March 23, 2015

      There are many benefits to homeownership, one of top ones, is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released their findings of a study in which they studied “income growth, housing costs and changes in the share of renter... Read More

    Don’t Wait! Move Up To The House You Always Wanted

    By Don Parsons | March 23, 2015

      Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. In most areas, prices are still below those of a few years ago. Also, interest rates are still near 4%. However, sellers should realize that waiting to make the move while mortgage rates... Read More

    FSBO’s Must Be Ready to Negotiate

    By Don Parsons | March 23, 2015

      Now that the market has showed signs of recovery, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their home on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation. In most cases, the seller is not. The seller must realize their... Read More

    5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

    By Don Parsons | March 23, 2015

      Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO. The 5 Reasons You NEED a... Read More

    5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale By Owner

    By Don Parsons | March 23, 2015

      Some homeowners consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are five reasons: 1. There Are Too Many People to Negotiate With Here is... Read More