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Double check before you move ahead! The media has done its fair share of painting a picture of doom and gloom when it comes to the housing market. No, not everything is fine and dandy in real estate and depending on your area, there might be quite some shadow inventory lurking in the dark. Noneth...
04/18/2011
Owner Financing Available! Many buyers have a hard time getting qualified for a mortgage these days. According to the Federal Reserve, nearly one quarter of mortgage appliants are being rejected.FICO scores matter more than ever and many buyers might be looking towards Owner Financing as a way to...
04/15/2011
Have you noticed there are less foreclosures available for sale in your Highlands County neighborhood than last year? Are you having a hard time finding a good REO property to purchase because there's isn't as much to pick from anymore? Is this the end of the foreclosure crisis in Highlands Count...
04/15/2011
According to the Federal Reserve, nearly a quarter of mortgage applicants are rejected."Good borrowers with one or two blemishes on their credit are being denied credit," says Lawrence Yun, the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors®.As lenders are now requiring higher credit sc...
04/08/2011
We get a good deal of inquiries on listings and we find that most people seem to believe that the asking price or list price is also the sale price. Many times, with overpriced listings, this leads the caller to believe that the home is not within their price range. Real Estate is not like a stor...
03/31/2011
Hurricane Season starts June 1st, so now is a good time to review your insurance policies to understand what is covered and what is not. If you believe you need to make changes to your policies, do it now. Don't wait until a storm is knocking on your door: Windstorm: Make sure that your policy co...
03/30/2011
Better quality and printable map at heartlandflorida.com When Highalnds County will be impacted by high winds, the following shelters would be opened. Citizens in the Lake Placid area are ancouraged to drive to Sebring and utilize wind compliant shelters. As these shelters apprach capacity, we o...
03/29/2011
'Tis the Season ... well, almost: Even though the forecast for last year's hurricane season predicted some major storms, it stayed nice and calm in Florida. "The U.S. was extremely lucky in 2010 in that none of the 12 Atlantic basin hurricanes that formed crossed the U.S. coastline," said Philip ...
03/29/2011
The other day I wrote a blog post about expired listings and internet marketing. The majority of sellers we talk to tell us that their home didn't sell due to lack of internet marketing and we definitely see the point here. If nobody knows your home is for sale, how could you possibly have showin...
03/20/2011
522 Lake Mirror Drive LAKE PLACID, FL 9 acres, 230 ft lake frontage, private dock 4BR/3BA Single Family House $899,000 Year Built 1966 Sq Footage 4,194 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking Unspecified Lot Size 174,240 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DescriptionClassic an...
03/13/2011
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