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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Good News: Pending Home Sales Turn Around in May

Pending home sales rose strongly in May with all regions experiencing gains from a year ago, pointing to higher housing activity in the second half of the year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Pending Home Sales Index … Continue reading

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Important “Tidbits”

Mortgage Interest Rates Remain INCREDIBLY LOW, despite the inflationary pressures we’ve seen lately.  We may never see such an opportune time to buy real estate!  Please click the link below for specifics on the rates. http://realtytimes.com/rtpages/20110617_rates.htm Foreclosure Filings Fall 33% in May … Continue reading

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Why You Should Buy a Home Now

Why They Are Saying to Buy A Home Now Posted: 14 Jun 2011 04:00 AM PDT by Steve Harney, Keeping Current Matters Despite what appears to be a non-stop wave of tough news regarding real estate, four major media players … Continue reading

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The “Zen” of House Hunting

Realtors work with customers from all walks of life, all demographic backgrounds, and all nationalities. Finding homes on the internet is one way that people first encounter their possible future homes. Despite all the videos with soothing music and professional … Continue reading

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Exercise Caution when Using Online Appraisal Websites!

Here’s an outstanding article written by Tallahassee area appraiser, Greg Lane concerning Zillow and its “estimates” of home values.  Good stuff.  (posted with permission from Greg Lane, June 6, 2011)  ONLINE APPRAISAL SITES MAY MISS ASPECTS OF HOME’S VALUE   For … Continue reading

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The “Pricing Error”

    –This chart illustrates the typical “Pricing Error” that occurs resulting in a home staying on the market for many months and possibly never selling. –This happens because the seller and agent set a price too high to from … Continue reading

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