Foreclosures can present good deals, but that means currently-owned real estate receives downward pricing pressure. In this current real estate market, there are many foreclosures available and I have experienced a lot of activity, including being part of multi-offer scenarios, which help increase offer prices. So showing the foreclosure numbers and trends can help you […]
Garage sales can be a fun, profitable, and enjoyable part of life, especially when moving or doing some Spring Cleaning. They can also be hectic and disorganized (not the goal of a garage sale). Hopefully the following info helps inspire you and ease your burden. Helpful Links http://www.theawkwardturtle.com/2009/02/23/yard-sales/ http://www.weekendtreasure.com/tips/index.php http://www.wvu.edu/~exten/infores/pubs/fypubs/wlg90.pdf http://www.ifg-inc.com/Consumer_Reports/GarageSale.shtml http://www.garagesalehunter.com/ Why I Like Garage […]
Long term, there’s no doubt that buying is the better financial decision. However, the Rent vs. Buy question is very personal. The right answer for you today might be the opposite tomorrow. Rent vs. Buy is a moving target, which is appropriate, since we’re considering moving! When to Rent Credit scores or finances aren’t good […]
Gas costs more when you’re not having fun I don’t like to waste money. Yesterday, I was driving to show four properties–the first was about 30 minutes away. I got about 2 minutes from the first when I realized I left my Display Key (the electronic key that opens our lockboxes) at home. It threw off my and […]
Local Market Monitor (LMM) recently released its 2010 list of Best and Worst Cities for Real Estate Investing. I found summary articles on WSJ.com and Forbes.com. The reason I point both out separately is because the lists are different. So I’ll just share both… Summary WSJ.com reported best and worst as of October 1, 2010. […]
“The Oklahoma Broadband Initiative is dedicated to expanding easy and accessible broadband services to citizens, community anchor institutions (health care facilities, schools, libraries, town halls), and businesses across the state” (http://www.ok.gov/broadband/). In an effort to obtain federal stimulus money to improve Oklahoma’s broadband infrastructure technology, please test your broadband Internet connection speed by visiting Testing […]
The USDA Rural Development programs are great financing choices.
“But again, at the end of the day, before any major financial decision is made, while the Zestimate’s fun to kind of get an idea, you should really consult a professional before making any type of financial commitment.” –Zillow