Archive for March, 2013

Your Home: Can Trulia and Zillow tell me how much my home is really worth?

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Question: How do I know how much my home is worth? Can Zillow, Trulia, or the county tax assessment give me an idea of value? I have answered this question numerous times over the last few weeks. As the real estate market continues to heat up, it seems that sellers fear underpricing their home and […]

Your Home: Is the ‘For-Sale-By-Owner’ route worth pursuing?

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Question: Now that we are in a seller’s market, is there an advantage to selling the house by myself, or FSBO (for sale by owner)? As a Realtor, most people just whisper the term “FSBO” around me. It’s quite amusing. Honestly, some of my best clients have tried to sell a house themselves at some […]

Your Home: What’s the difference between a short sale and a foreclosure?

Monday, March 11th, 2013

A short sale is when you sell your house at a price that is less than the balance owed on your mortgage. The bank that holds the mortgage must approve the home for a short sale and will ask for documentation explaining why the property should be allowed to sell “short.” Typically the seller still […]

There has never been a better time to…

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

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Your Home: What’s behind the early hot housing market? 2 Factors

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Why is the housing market “heating up” so early this year? Boy, this could be a very long answer. However, I am going to stick to two main contributing factors: low inventory and affordability. Low inventory, in this case, means a lesser number of homes for sale than there are buyers looking to purchase. This […]