MLS Market Snapshot

I’m very pleased to roll-out a new service. Market Snapshot is fully automated and provides you with customized, interactive MLS property reports, packed with LIVE market information, community and school data, plus charts and graphs. It’s never been easier to track your home’s value or obtain market conditions for a specific location. It’s simple, easy and free. Complete the form below. In about 30 minutes you’ll receive your report.

Finding Foreclosures

Curious on how to find foreclosures?   It’s simple, with the right direction.  Once a property has been foreclosed upon, it’s forwarded to the Sheriff’s office to be processed and sold at auction.  Most counties, not all, make this information readily available online (see links below.) NOTE:  Ohio is a “Caveat Emptor” state.  It’s imperative that you take the time to read the Terms of Sale. If you’re looking for properties that are bank-owned or nearing foreclosure, such as “short sales”, call me.  In addition to maintaining a list of foreclosed properties, my office maintains lists of “short sales” and bank-owned

Homebuyer Tax Credit Extended and Expanded

As part of the governments action to stimulate the real estate market, President Obama has signed the bill that includes both an extension on the current $8000 First Time Homebuyers Tax Credit and an expansion by first, increasing the income limits for first time buyers; and second, by providing a $6500 tax credit to current homebuyers who wish to purchase a new or existing home. From a recent article released by NAR (National Association of Realtors), here are the basics:  The legislation “Extends the First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit of up to $8,000 to first-time home buyers until April 30, 2010.

Nix the Waiting Game Now

 In this weeks release, the MMG report (Mortgage Market Guide) provided valuable insights into the upcoming interest rate trends… “BE WILLING TO MAKE DECISIONS.” General George Patton. And that’s exactly what the Fed did last week at their regularly scheduled Federal Open Market Committee meeting. But just what did they decide…and what do their decisions mean for home loan rates? The Fed said they are going to ration out the remaining commitment of Mortgage Backed Security purchases through the first quarter of 2010. There will be no additional buying, but instead, a longer weaning off of the program. There was

$8000 Tax Credit

$8000 Tax Credit Countdown Less than 3 months left on the First Time Buyers $8000 Tax Credit. If you or anyone you know has been considering buying a home and wish to take advantage of this opportunity, CALL me today.  Here are the basics:  10% of the sales price with a maximum of $8,000. For purchases closed between January 1, 2009 and November 30, 2009. Buyer can not have owned a home in the last three years. Maximum income is $75,000 for a single purchaser and $150,000 for a couple. Home must be used as a principle residence. NO repayment

House Whisperers

As the economy continues to gyrate in general, the inventory of homes for sale is at an unprecedented high.  After 18 years in real estate, I’ve learned – when it seems like there’s no way out – dig in.   So I roll up my sleeves, work harder and push the limits of creativity. Which is exactly what led to my beginning this blog.  For those that know me, I could easily write, and write, and write. However, as Jimi Hendrix so eloquently put it – “knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.”  I wanted to blog and share something that was different and hopefully beneficial to both home sellers and