Many home buyers now and into the foreseeable future will face tight lending standards and the need to improve their credit score to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for mortgages. Be aware of the following steps your prospects can take for some speedy credit repair to gain lender approval and the best possible rates, especially if they are months away from a purchase: Credit Card Wisdom -Paying revolving credit cards down is generally more beneficial than, for example, paying down student loans, mortgage...Continue Reading!
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South Florida's pre-foreclosure sales, or short sales, surged nearly 46 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period last year, according to data from RealtyTrac. There were 6,691 pre-foreclosure sales between April and June, which itself was a 14 percent jump over the first quarter of 2010. All foreclosure sales, both pre- and post-judgment, continued to increase in South Florida, with the number of properties sold either after or before foreclosure jumping nearly 10 percent to 3,285 properties,...Continue Reading!
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RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties released its Q2 2010 U.S. Foreclosure Sales Report, which shows that foreclosure homes accounted for 24% of all residential sales in the second quarter of 2010 and that the average sales price of properties that sold while in some stage of foreclosure was more than 26% below the average sales price of properties not in the foreclosure process—down slightly from a 27% average discount in the first quarter. A total of 248,534 U.S....Continue Reading!
As part of the Obama Administration’s continuing effort to provide quality housing counseling to the nation’s homeowners, buyers and renters; the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the availability of more than $5.1 million in grants for housing counseling training. HUD’s goal is to fund eligible organizations to deliver training in the full spectrum of counseling services. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan made the announcement while meeting with borrowers and homeowners receiving counseling at an event in Oakland, California. “Every...Continue Reading!
"Great Real Estate Application" This application puts you in touch with a knowledgeable realtor in South Florida. She used the application along with other modern media to do business which for busy professionals is great. This application allows push notices of new listings that may be of interest and gives great exposure for listings. Great and innovative idea for marketing real estate! ...More Miami FL Real Estate By MyFriendApps View More By This Developer Open iTunes to buy and download apps. Description The Miami FL...Continue Reading!
Week of September 30, 2010 We're mad as hell about the double-digit tax increase Miami-Dade hit us with last week. But don't make matters worse by campaigning to recall officials who ignore taxpayers' pain. It feels good to lash out at bunglers who OK'd the travesty — and "bunglers" is kind. Substitute your own unprintable noun if you like. These unprintables piled on 12.2% more in operating taxes for every dollar of shriveled property value. To read the remainder of this article, visit: http://miamitodaynews.com/news/100930/story-viewpoint.shtml ...Continue Reading!
If you are considering selling your home the first question you must ask yourself is,"Am I serious about selling?" If the answer is "Yes" then I am sure you will want to attract buyers and receive the highest possible purchase price for your home. Pricing is crucial in today's market. An over-priced home gives the impression that you are not serious about selling. Although, inventory is progressively decreasing there are still a lot of homes to choose from out there. Serious buyers are aware of this and are doing their homework...Continue Reading!
It’s that time of year again. Summer is gone and the “off season” has begun. Between counting your rental income and planning a few autumn weekends in your vacation home, you may have found yourself wondering how you can shore up more bookings in the future. Vacation home rental expert Christine Karpinski has the solution: Next time you’re in your beach cottage or mountain cabin, don your “guest glasses” and perform a do-it-yourself audit. “It’s always a good idea to look...Continue Reading!