Does a movie theatre make a difference in a community? Has your local theatre experienced a slowdown in traffic? This appears to be happening all over the U.S. as well as locally. Unless you have a multiplex theatre nearby, running 10-15 different movies weekly, the era of a small town theatre, may be coming to an end. The switch over from 35 MM films to digital has pretty much put the nail in the
We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, with many basic similarities. Eric Belsky, the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University expanded on the top 5 financial benefits of homeownership his paper - The Dream Lives On: the Future of Homeownership in America. Here
You visit a model home in a housing development and like the location, size, layout, and price. You talk to the builder and start negotiations. Soon you sign a contract to have the builder contrast a home for you like the model on his tract.
But wait…. There’s something you should think about as you start making payments. Actually, it’s something you should get as soon as possible – the deed to the propert
In the arena of real estate transactions – there are two parties to every transaction – a buyer and a seller. Some sellers have the mistaken impression that they are at a financial advantage when negotiating directly with a prospective buyer. They couldn’t be more mistaken!
Never underestimate the hard financial bargaining ability of the average buyer. Frankly, if the typical buyer knows you are not
Let’s face it; selling a home is not unlike selling any other negotiable product. Both buyers and sellers expect a little leeway on the final selling price. Often, the house will be sold for somewhat less than the asking price.
On the other hand, in today’s strange real estate market, there are houses that are such good buys in good locations that sell for MORE than the asking price. A lot depends o
Time and families grow, and many condo & co-op owners are now ready to trade up to that single-family home. If you are such a condo/co-op owner and are concerned about finding a ready pool of buyers for a fairly priced unit in a well run complex - don’t be. This is a large segment of the real estate market and the buyers are there.
The mechanics of selling a condo/co-op are not all that different
Before you become a “FSBO” (For Sale By Owner), here’s a Quiz.
1. What is your home really worth? The correct selling price on a home is vital. Too high and it won’t sell and you’ll lose the best prospects. Too low and you may actually lose money.
2. How do you qualify a prospect? When prospects inquire about your property and you are tempted to enter into a purchase agreement, how can you protect
The nature of home loan interest rates has changed completely from the old days.
No longer can we count on level interest rates that will stay within a point or so year after year. It appears that interest rates will be subject to economic activity and volatility either on the way up or on the way down with a little hesitation and the tip of each wave.
One thing most experts cannot predict is exactly