Category: Flat Fee Listing Services
June 19, 2014 - No Comments
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – June 19, 2014 – International home purchasers play an integral role in Florida's housing market, according to an analysis of home sales by Florida TaxWatch. "Buying In, An Analysis of International Homebuyers in Florida," looks at the nations that have the highest amount of home purchases in the Sunshine State. The report projects that Florida will sell an estimated 60,000-plus homes to international buyers through 2016.
June 13, 2014 - No Comments
SAN FRANCISCO – June 12, 2014 – The concept of value is subjective when it comes to home amenities, and sellers often find that price and cost do not equal value. Buyers' and sellers' motivations and desires play a big role, but they can be difficult to calculate. Some people may be willing to pay more for a pool, a main-floor master bedroom or to live a certain location, for example, but these features may turn off others.
June 11, 2014 - No Comments
WASHINGTON – June 11, 2014 – Where can you retire comfortably and still live on, say, $30,000 a year? AARP The Magazine recently compiled a list of the best places for retirees throughout the country, factoring in taxes, housing costs, and dining and entertainment options for retirees on strict budgets. The following cities topped the AARP list for 2014:
June 7, 2014 - No Comments
NEW YORK – June 6, 2014 – As the country's housing market continues to recover, more mortgage borrowers have moved into a positive equity position. The average financed U.S. residence had a loan-to-value ratio of 60.8 percent in the first quarter of this year. The nation's collective equity position improved from the final quarter of last year, when the average LTV was 61.9 percent. The details were spelled out in the CoreLogic Equity Report First Quarter 2014.
June 5, 2014 - No Comments
WASHINGTON – June 5, 2014 – Among 36 million people who moved between 2012 and 2013, 5 percent said the most important reason for moving was to be closer to work or for an easier commute, while another 8 percent cited the desire for cheaper housing, according to a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The most common reason for moving in 2013 was "wanted new or better home/apartment." The report, Reason for Moving: 2012 to 2013, presents an in-depth look at 19 reasons why people changed residences during the previous year. It's the Census Bureau's first on this topic since 2001, and the report compares numbers to 1999.
May 31, 2014 - No Comments
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – May 29, 2014 – Staging may not be important and may not raise residential sales prices, according to researchers at the College of William & Mary. The study polled 820 homebuyers who were shown a series of six virtual tours of a single property, each focusing either on wall color or furnishings. The tours showed the property without furniture, with "ugly" furniture, with "good" furniture, and with wall colors such as neutral beige and an "unattractive" shade of purple. The researchers determined that buyers would pay the same price for the home, no matter how it was staged.
May 20, 2014 - No Comments
Al Bennati's company, BuyOwner.com, was created to help people sell homes without a professional Realtor®, but when it came time to selling his own home, Bennati hired a Realtor to do it. The chief executive of BuyOwner.com is selling a $3.78 million St. Petersburg, Florida, beach estate. The Mediterranean Revival-style home is on 90 feet of waterfront and has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a six-car garage.
January 23, 2014 - No Comments
// Let us work together with you to find your Orlando area dream home starting today! Virtual curb appeal as important as the real thing ONTARIO, Canada – Jan. 22, 2014 As more buyers search for homes online, Realtors need to pay close attention to virtual curb appeal. The reasoning is the same as it is with actual curb appeal: First impressions count ...
January 9, 2014 - No Comments
// Let us work together with you to find your Orlando area dream home starting today! Study: Staging doesn’t influence selling price NEW YORK – Jan. 7, 2013 While effective home staging can influence first impressions of a property, new research concludes that the strategy by itself may not convince buyers to pay more. College of William and Mary real estate and finance professor ...