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  I know most of you are hoping that your existing home sells right as your new home is completed.  We have a lot of homeowners who build new homes that are selling their existing home.  This usually works out just fine.  However I feel like many people panic.  If you are able to qualify without selling your existing home, then take full advantage of it.  Once you start building ask your builder who a good appraiser is.  Try and get the highest appraisal possible.  Once you get the appraised value, ask $5-10 thousand more.  This will establish what you are asking.  If your home gets an offer, it will probably be $5-10 less than you were asking.  Take the offer and you did as well Read more
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Published On : 07-21-2004
Author : Steve Donegan
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HOW TO DETERMINE THE PRICE OF YOUR HOME
Why is it that some homes sit on the market for a year while others sell like hot cakes? Frustrated sellers will blame a bad market, while a good real estate professional will tell you that many times, a slow sale is often attributed to the listing price. If a home is overpriced, buyers will stay away. But, if the price is competitive with similar homes in the area and “shows” better than the competition, it will have a better chance of being sold quickly. The secret is perfecting a technique that’s as American as apple pie: comparative shopping. Although comparing houses with different styles, square-footages and locations is challenging, real estate professionals still feel it’s one of the best methods Read more
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Published On : 04-30-2005
Author : Steve Donegan
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SELLING YOUR HOME IN THE WINTER
In many parts of the country, selling a home during the winter months can be a challenge. Dreary, cold weather and the end-of-the-year holidays can keep buyers away and heighten fears of your home staying on the market longer than expected. However, there are a few things you can do to enhance “curb appeal.” And when that happens, buyers will take notice. For example, if your home has been on the market for more than six months, its probably time to change the sales approach. There are several factors that could be reviewed with your real estate agent to determine improvements that can be made. Ask for a reassessment of the sales price; it may be too high for the current market. Also, ask the agent for a new or updated m Read more
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Published On : 04-30-2005
Author : Steve Donegan
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