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Distressed Properties: Working with Buyers

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Keller Williams offers world class training for its agents. Today was the second of three short courses on Distressed Properties designed to explore Keller Williams University’s online complete course for Distressed Properties. Each of these brief introductory courses offer a free downloadable student manual of over 100 pages per topic. Topics include: Listing REO’s, Working with Buyers, and Listing Short Sales. Keller Williams gives our agents the tools they need to master the Market of the Moment. It’s a great day at Keller Williams!

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This Month in Real Estate Video – April 2011

April’s “This Month in Real Estate” video has been released. The top story concerns the length of time you should spend with an agent before looking at homes. According to the report, consultations should be less than 90 minutes. This month’s edition also offers a breakdown of current market statistics. For the complete story and more, click the “Play” button below.

For more information on market trends or to schedule your consultation appointment, contact us today!

 

Eight Reasons to Invest in Your Home

With the current state of the housing market, many homeowners are unsure of whether to implement renovations to upgrade their home.

A recent article posted at CNN Money offers eight different reasons why investing in your home is indeed a wise decision to make. Below is a list of the first four reasons – for a full list, including an explanation of each, please click the “Full Article” link below.

  1. Funding is cheap
  2. Eager contractors are discounting
  3. Materials have come down
  4. You’ll cut your energy costs

Interested in selling your newly renovated home? Contact us for more information!

Source: CNN Money | Full Article

Winter Months Offer a Great Time To Buy or Sell

Although it is not the busiest time of year for the real estate market, winter can be a great time to buy or sell a home. This is due in large part to the market shrinking during the cold, snowy months.

With fewer buyers and sellers actively seeking to move real estate, winter offers a much less competitive landscape, resulting in more flexible sellers and better deals available for buyers.

The obstacles associated with winter, including a decreased curb appeal, slippery sidewalks, and an overabundance of snow are still present; however, when buyers make their way out to a showing in spite of these obstacles, you can be sure they are serious about purchasing a home.

For more information about buying or selling a home, please contact us.

Source: REALTOR® Magazine | Full Article

New Construction Sales Boost Forecasted Through 2012

According to various reports from major homebuilders and economists, a dramatic increase in new construction sales will take place this year, likely extending into 2012.

This boom in sales will help to bolster a housing market that has received plenty of bad press recently for its troubles. David Crowe, chief economist for the National Association of Homebuilders, said new home sales will rise approximately 20 percent to 385,000 this year.

Despite the predicted increase, some experts believe the contracts written for new home sales will be “good” but not “great” – at least initially. As the weather transitions to spring, it is expected that the sales pace for new homes will begin its upward climb.

For more information on the state of the housing market, please contact us!

Source: Businessweek | Full Article

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