October 2009

There are 129 blog entries for October 2009.

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How To Find Good Deals As The Buyers Market Comes To An End

Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 10:16am. 406 Views, 0 Comments.

At some point in their lives, every home buyer in America has wondered "Is now the best time to buy a home?" In this 3-minute video, NBC's The Today Show does a good job of answering the question.

The conclusion? Yes, but not if you're going to overpay.

The Buyers Market is ending, we learn, as home prices rise across most of the country.  Pockets of opportunity remain, however, and the focused home buyer can still find a "good deal".

Some of the video's tips include:

  • On what types of homes can you get the best prices
  • What you can learn from looking in a seller's closet
  • How to identify a desperate seller

The piece also goes negative on short sales, noting the amount of time required to buy one.  Short sales typically do take longer to close versus…

Falling Home Supplies Mean More Multiple-Offer Situations For Buyers

Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 9:12pm. 428 Views, 0 Comments.

Existing Home Supply September 2009The national housing supply fell to a 2-year low last month, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

At the current sales pace, existing home inventories would sell out in 7.8 months -- 30 percent faster versus November 2008.

For a 10-month window, that's a major housing supply reduction and it helps to explain why multiple-offer situations have been so common lately.

Moreover, the same report from NAR showed sales activity reaching its highest point since July 2007, too.

If you're looking for evidence that the long-standing Buyers Market is ending, this month's Existing Home Sales report might be it.

Even median sales prices -- typically dragged lower by distressed and foreclosed properties -- declined at its slowest pace in a year.  The market may…

Fall leaves!

Sunday, October 25th, 2009 at 3:46pm. 431 Views, 0 Comments.

A recent Michigan State University study has found that mulching leaves into established turfgrass as a leaf litter disposal method will result in an increased spring green up and contribute to the overall reduction of the common dandelion population.


What does this mean for you?  It means that it is not necessary to bag up and dispose of all the leaves on your lawn.  These leaves are beneficial for the overall health of the lawn.


An effective method would be to continue mowing and mulching the leaves back into the lawn through the fall.  It's only necessary to remove them if accumulations are heavy.  By mulching the leaves back into the lawn you are benefiting the turf and reducing unnecessary landfill…

Lost Opportunity??? Maybe Not!

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 at 12:56pm. 486 Views, 0 Comments.

The Omaha Real Estate has seen a flurry of activity especially as the time draws to a close to receive the First Time Homebuyers Tax Credit of $8000.  If you are still on the fence about buying your first home, do yourself a great service by looking at homes before you finalize your decision to buy or not to buy.  You will find that there are many homes to choose from, some of the lowest interest rates in years and a tax credit to top it off.  If you are still on the fence about a home, now is the time to hop off of the fence!   There is still a little time left for those procrastinators out there, but you better move now, or else you may lose the opportunity of lifetime to buy your first home now.  Call me so that we can help you get started today at…

The benefits of a house...none of the work!

Monday, October 12th, 2009 at 2:04pm. 739 Views, 0 Comments.

Love the idea of owning a house, but hate the thought of maintenance and yard work?  A town home at Wyndham Villas could be the right solution for you!  Wyndham Villas have lots of benefits that come with buying a house.  Our residents love having private entrances that walk straight into their homes.  They also love having their own driveways and private attached garages with lots of extra storage.  Kitchens are open and feature ample counter and cupboard space, and bathrooms have oversized bathtubs finished with tile.  Appliances like the refrigerator with water dispenser and the washer and dryer are all included.  You can even walk to the pool or fitness center, the Villas have both onsite! 

Best of all, you never have to worry about yard work,…

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