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The Foreclosure Quiz

With all of the recent changes concerning foreclosure homes, it may be difficult to understand how bank-owned properties are handled.  The authors at CNN Money have put together a short quiz that will test your knowledge on foreclosures, helping you to put your foreclosure IQ in perspective. Click here to access the quiz and determine where you stand.

For further information on foreclosure homes, please contact us!

Source: CNN Money | Full Article

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First-Time Homebuyer’s Guide Courtesy of HGTV’s FrontDoor

Although the first-time homebuyer tax credit ended earlier this year, there are still plenty of first-time homebuyers looking to purchase that perfect starter home. Still, there are many things to consider before writing your first offer on a house. Click on the image below to view a thorough first-time homebuyer’s guide courtesy of HGTV’s FrontDoor. Then, contact Keller Williams to set up an appointment with an experienced agent who will provide you with additional information and walk you through the process every step of the way.

First-Time Homebuyer's Guide

Source: HGTV’s Front Door | Full Article

U.S. Census Bureau Report Reveals 2009 Housing Statistics

U.S. Census Bureau Report

A recent report released by the U.S. Census Bureau in conjunction with the American Housing Survey highlights several key statistics on the nation’s housing in 2009.  Some of these numbers are highlighted below.  For a full report, please click the “Full Article” link at the bottom of this post.

  • The nation’s homeowners paid a median of $1,000 in monthly housing costs in 2009, compared with $808 for renters.  However, renters usually paid a higher percentage of their household income on these costs than did owners (31 percent compared with 20 percent).
  • About 70 percent of respondents rate their homes an 8, 9, or 10 on a scale of 1 to 10 with 28 percent giving them the “best” rating of 10.
  • The median purchase price of homes was $107,500; for a newly constructed home, it was $240,000.
  • Thirty-two percent of owner-occupied units were owned free and clear, 66 percent had a regular and/or home equity mortgage and 2 percent had only a line-of-credit.

Source: RISMedia | Full Article

OutFront Magazine

OutFront

OutFront

OutFront Magazine is distributed six times per year to all of the associates in the Keller Williams system. It provides helpful information and tips to agents and features stories focused on what it takes to be a successful businessperson in the real estate industry. To browse the current issue of OutFront magazine, click here.

Source: Keller Williams Realty International

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