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What do You Think About Buying Investment Property?
Posted by Norman Polsky on September 26, 2012 in No Category
This question comes to us from  Jack . . . Norm  . . .  Is this a good time to buy investment properties?   It's hard not to hear the rumblings. Experts and talking heads repeatedly say real estate can be a lucrative investment, especially for home buyers who buy at the right price and secure affordable financing. However, for someone who has never done it before, real estate investment can be a tricky topic. Bankrate.com offers a few tips for homeowners who think they are ready to become a ... read more
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What Did Home Sales and Home Prices Do in the Month of August
Posted by Norman Polsky on September 21, 2012 in No Category
 This question  comes from Stan  . . .  Stan, below is a recent article from the National Association of Realtors . . .    For some specific  real estate information about your particular area just go to the Market Analysis tab on our web-site . . . http://coldwellbankerpremier.com This site will show you what home sales and home prices have been doing in your area over the last 12 months.   WASHINGTON (September 19, 2012) - Existing-home sales continued to improve in A... read more
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What Renovations Give the Best Resale Values

Posted by Norman Polsky on September 18, 2012 in No Category

 Renovation and Resale Infographic

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9 Overlooked Items in Preparing Your Home for Sale

Posted by Norman Polsky on September 18, 2012 in No Category
 [The following is a guest post from Cara Ameer, an agent with Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.] . . .      So you’ve prepped your home cosmetically for sale in every imaginable way – fresh paint, a deep cleaning,  landscaping, decluttered closets and even organized the garage!  Your house looks better then it ever has and you are ready to hit the market!  Before you proceed with the “For Sale” sign in the ground, there are sev... read more
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The Law of Supply and Demand - St Louis Real Estate

The Basic Economics of Real Estate Sales in the St Louis Market . . . .
Posted by Norman Polsky on September 13, 2012 in No Category
The basic economics of the „Law of Supply and Demand„ applies to real estate sales as well as the other parts of the economy. That is  why home prices are have shown a slight increase this month. The supply of homes in the area has gone down and therefore we are seeing an increase in Values. The number of foreclosures has gone down  and there are fewer homes on the market.  The market is certainly not any where near what it was in the 2000-2004 years but we are seeing  some signs of improvement... read more
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