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Happy New Year!

by Desi Sowers

Happy New Year!!

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Christmas Greetings!

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Wishing You and Yours a Very Merry Christmas!

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Yes, Buying During the Holidays IS a Good Idea

by Desi Sowers

 

  Traditionally, buyers have avoided buying a home during the      holidays, thinking the last month of the year is a time of many  religious, social, and cultural celebrations. Many people feel they are too busy to deal with real estate matters and/or are convinced that the market is pretty much dormant until at least early spring.  Not so!  Not only do many folks have vacation time in December and are thus free to house shop, but the slower months are often the ones where buyers are really serious and prices have been reduced. 

 Here are four strong reasons to buy a home during this season:

  •  Lower prices. Because many people are too busy to house hunt now, the slackening of demand is reflected in softer house prices.
  •  Less competition. With fewer active house-hunters out there, you are unlikely to end up in a bidding war, and sellers will be willing to negotiate.
  •  Favorable mortgage terms. Because there is less demand for mortgage money during the holiday season, lenders may be willing to shave a few basis points off the interest rate or to forgo some of their fees in order to get your business.
  •  Tax deduction. If you close on or before December 31, you are likely to be eligible to deduct the interest component of your first monthly mortgage payment and any money you paid for points from your taxable income for this year.

Sales are UP!

by Desi Sowers

Pending Home Sales Post Strong Gains in October

 

The Pending Home Sales Index, which reflects contracts signed but not closed, jumped 10.4 percent in October from September and was 9.2 percent above October 2010, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR). NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun believes the improved contract activity is a sign of better times ahead for the housing market. “We hope this indicates more buyers are taking advantage of the excellent affordability conditions. Many consumers are recognizing that home buyers in the past two years have had one of the lowest default rates in history. Moreover, continued inventory declines are another healthy sign for the housing market,” Yun says. 

Pending home sales posted big gains in three of the four regions of the country. In the Northeast, the index surged 17.7 percent in October and was 3.4 percent above October 2010. Pending home sales jumped 24.1 percent in the Midwest in October and was 13.2 percent above a year ago. In the South, pending home sales rose 8.6 percent in October and they were 9.7 percent above October 2010. The index slipped 0.3 percent in the West but was 8.1 percent above a year ago. WED, NOV 30, 2011

Open House, Sunday, December 4th - Come See!

by Desi Sowers

Open House

  

​Sunday, December 4th, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Located on a cul-de-sac lot this stunning home is oozing with character. Special features including soaring ceilings, tiled floors, and sun-drenched rooms adorn this bright open floor plan. The sunny great room with a warm fireplace joins the dining and kitchen area offering fantastic entertaining space. A super kitchen with oak cabinets, smooth-top range, pantry plus a serving bar and patio access is sure to please. The pampering master suite offers vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet, whirlpool tub and a double vanity. The additional bedrooms are generously sized and share a hall bathroom. Relax on the private patio and enjoy the peaceful views. The two car garage is perfect for extra storage. Public transit is just steps away. Call today for a personal tour and ask about rent back. 

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