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Bankrate lists ten things you should focus on if you want to entice a homebuyer looking to take advantage of the $8,000 first-time homebuyer credit.   1)  Dirt - Dirty = bad 2)  Odors - Stinky is not good either. 3)  Old fixtures 4)  Wallpaper - They recommend removing it all. 5)  Popcorn acousti...
Real estate agents are often asked "What is the best way to show and sell a home?" Almost every agent can tell you a story about meeting with a prospective seller who has just completed a lot of work to prepare their home for the market. It can be difficult for a real estate agent to tell the sel...
Homeowners who don't need the equity from their home to purchase a new home may consider renting it instead of selling. Rental property is almost always a good investment, but you should understand the consequences of becoming a landlord.Tenants may not share your pride of ownership and, therefor...
Who represents the homebuyer in the transaction? The most common scenario is for homebuyers to purchase a home with the help of the seller's listing agent. In this case, known as "dual agent representation," the real estate agent assists both the sellers and the buyers. However, it is also possib...
Real Estate Tip:When Your House Gets Too Big As the Baby Boomers of the 1950s send their children off to college, they join the part of the market called "empty nesters". At this point they no longer need six bedrooms and three baths, a family room and a gigantic yard. Many "empty nesters" are tr...
An Attractive Approach First impressions count! Do you remember your first impressions of your present home? What made you want to buy it? The features or amenities that first attracted you are probably the same ones that will sell your home.Prospective buyers' first impression of your home is th...
Real Estate has proven to be one of the safest and most profitable types of investments available of the past 50 years.  Records statistically show long periods of steady growth With brief re-adjustment periods throughout.  On the other hand, timing the market for quick profits can be a difficult...
Real Estate Tip:Buying Bug Free If your house is a typical one, there is probably some kind of small, leggy creature that makes its home with you. Whether they are termites, fleas, roaches, ants, or spiders, it is a good idea to serve them with an eviction notice before you put your home on the m...
Mortgage banking organizations are in the news closing down offices or shutting down company wide. This economic downsizing is mostly due to the result of relaxed credit activity of sub-prime lenders over the past 5 or 6 years. The interest rates on these subprime loans are now adjusting to highe...
  CONGRATULATIONS to my client Allen on his recent purchase on this property in the Columbia Furnace area of Shenandoah county.  It is going to make a great home for a young family real soon.  Thanks for using me as your Realtor.  It is always a pleasure to work with all my customers as it was wi...

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