Category Archives: Buyers and Sellers

Spring is in the Air!

Spring is in the air and we all know what that means….spring cleaning! With this nice weather finally hitting the LC Valley, I am sure we are all thinking about cleaning up the outside, deep cleaning the inside, and exchanging winter toys for spring and summer items. If you are feeling the cleaning bug as well, …

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Is a Fixer-Upper a Good Idea?

Should I buy a house that needs little more work than most, just so I can save some money? Most people have thought about this at some time in their home buying career. There are some major things to consider when thinking about buying a fixer-upper. Check out this article for some advice! Should you buy …

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Good News on Mortgages

In most current news articles, there has been a positive outlook for mortgages. Articles are stating that foreclosure rates have dropped to a new low, along with positive changes to the rules regarding mortgages. These are just a couple of articles talking about the subject. Check them out if you have time! What the new mortgage rules mean for you by …

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Looking for Fire Pit Ideas?

This DIY website features a bunch of great ideas for do it yourself projects. This article presents a lot of different ideas for outdoor fire pit arrangements. Everything from making a fire pit the new focal point, to incorporating a seating arrangement into your current layout. “66 Fire Pit and Outdoor Fireplace Ideas” By Watson Hawkins October 17, 2013 http://blog.diynetwork.com/maderemade/2013/10/17/66-fire-pit-and-outdoor-fireplace-ideas/

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Some Simple Weekend Fixes

Even though it’s Monday, according to CNN Money, there are a few simple weekend fixes that help to maintain a home. These repairs are quick, easy, and inexpensive to carry out. Small home repair jobs with a big payoff by Josh Garskof http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/01/real_estate/home-repairs.moneymag/index.html

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Mortgage Rates Continue to Fall

Good news! According to Les Christie with CNN Money, “Mortgages got more affordable again this week.” Check it out! http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/03/real_estate/mortgage-rates-fall/index.html  

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The Value of Environmental Features

This article can be helpful to both buyers and sellers! Even with the economy slowly improving, it is still a good idea to coordinate environmentally-friendly features into a house. Home Buyers Value Environmentally-Friendly Features by Regina Ludes, 10 October 2013 https://crs.com/community/home-buyers-value-environmentally-friendly-features

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Housing Market Back to Normal?

This short article is well worth the read. It exhibits an optimistic view that at least one market is on it’s way back to the pre-recession norm. https://crs.com/community/housing-markets-back-normal-52-cities by Regina Ludes 7 October 2013

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Housing Recovery Continues to Improve into 2014

Housing Recovery to Gain Momentum in 2014: NAHB by Regina Ludes, October 3, 2013 This is good news for both sellers and buyers. Check it out! https://crs.com/community/housing-recovery-gain-momentum-2014-nahb

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Home Owners are Gaining Equity

More Borrowers Gain Positive Equity in Their Homes Nearly 2.5 million more residential households with a mortgage returned to positive equity at the end of the second quarter of 2013, increasing the total number of mortgaged homes with equity to 41.5 million, according to the latest analysis from CoreLogic.  While 7.1 million homes were still …

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