Nothing to do with FSBO Real Estate, just a friendly tip 2

Posted by Admin2 Mon, 07 Jun 2010 06:26:00 GMT

Every once in a while we post friendly tips that have nothing to do with FSBO real estate, or buying property.  This week we found an interesting article about how to lower summer utility bills so we thought we'd pass it on http://bit.ly/byG0bE

An additional glossary of real estate terms educating themselves on the web, as an FSBO 449

Posted by Admin2 Sat, 22 May 2010 23:29:00 GMT

Another glossary of terms, some familiar and others that may be unfamiliar.  This one published by HUD contains all of the terminology and acronyms associated with buying and selling real estate, including financial terms.  http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/buying/glossary.cfm

Glossary of Real Estate Terms from the Federal Trade Commission Related to Buying and Selling Homes 138

Posted by Admin2 Fri, 21 May 2010 15:41:00 GMT

The whole process of buying and selling real estate can't seem complex.  Lots of forms and the terminology that is used is not always obvious.  Here is a link to a glossary of commonly used terms from the FTC http://www.ftc.gov/bc/realestate/resources/realestateglossary.pdf

The future of home price appreciation, a few things to keep in mind 216

Posted by Admin2 Wed, 19 May 2010 02:12:00 GMT

Can we expect home value to surge like they did from 2002-2006, probably not, or at least not at a comparable pace.  But this article does provide a backdrop for expectations based on historical trends.  Basically it's not all doom and gloom relating to the long-term investment of real estate.  Just an interesting read for keeping perspective http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=23764511

Home Buyer Tax Credit may have expired, but.... 14

Posted by Admin2 Sat, 15 May 2010 05:08:00 GMT

The Home Buyer Tax Credit may have expired, but if you have a binding contract in place now it's not too late http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/

For more information about the tax credit if you did use it you can read more here: http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/faq1.php

This was a great opportunity, but if you missed it at least you can still capitalize on the interest rates that have been falling in recent weeks and are now near 5% http://bit.ly/current_interest_rates so it's not all bad news if you missed the tax credit.

Housing bubble, who was to blame? .... 13

Posted by Admin2 Thu, 13 May 2010 08:16:00 GMT

So, who was to blame for the housing bubble?  Easy money, supply and demand, lax oversight ? This article discusses some of the issues that have impacted all of us in the past few years relating to overall real estate prices. A fairly well-written article: http://yhoo.it/dhDWSy

Just something to think about when considering the hierarchy of real estate, a case for FSBO 11

Posted by Admin2 Tue, 11 May 2010 01:22:00 GMT

There has been plenty written both for and against the use of real estate agents, and in this blog we'll do our best to be even handed despite operating a site that certainly promotes for sale by owner as the emerging way to sell real estate.  But today we dust off a rather old article to re-examine the process as a whole.  Is it flawed? Should it change? And just why is it that the Internet has not yet fully obsoleted the traditional model?  This insightful article http://bit.ly/d4zCwN_FSBO_ideas by Douglas Gantenbein is a well-researched piece that asks the question: are real estate agents, and the entire MLS structure really necessary?  Some good questions from an old article that are still valid today. 

 

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