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A great piece I came across on Trulia from Tara Nelson about if you got a good deal on your house. Buying or selling a home is a funny endeavor (but not ha-ha funny - puzzling funny!).  It's your biggest purchase ever, but unlike many smaller purchases, making an offer on a home can feel like pul...
11/04/2010
I always include the option of holding an open house or multiple open houses in my listing presentations and I am asked all the time if they really help to sell the house. It's hard to say. I think that it depends on the house. I personally have never sold a house from holding an open house at th...
11/02/2010
I have had a lot of seller and buyers ask "me who pays the closing costs?" Well, it depends. I tell my sellers that in this market, it is not uncommon to get an offer requesting the seller to pay toward that buyer's closing costs. I am finding that with it being a buyers market, some buyers try t...
11/01/2010
So recently I have been talking with potential sellers (Whose properties I am trying to list) and everyone seems to think the same thing. They tell me that they want to sell their houses, however they say they want to wait till spring. I ask them why? Now I know from being in the business and liv...
10/30/2010
So I have had a few sellers who's houses I have listed, end up getting offers in a matter of days. Each one of the sellers had said to me that they didn't think that they should accept the offers and wait it out longer. I asked them why. Each one thought that we priced the house too low and that ...
10/29/2010
Good Article I came across on Trulia on from Tara Nelson on why buyers are not biting in this market even though rates are low and prices are down.   Interest rates are at historic lows: less than 4.5% on a 30-year-fixed and below 4% on 15-year fixed rate loans. And prices are low, too - at or ne...
10/28/2010
Here are Four Main Reasons why your house is NOT selling.   Price: The hard truth is, if your house was on the market and didn't sell, most likely it was overpriced. Prices are fluctuating weekly. If it was overpriced when it was first listed, the price reductions you may have done may not have k...
10/27/2010
Just came across this piece and thought it was interesting.   "If you don't own a home, buy one. If you own one home, buy another one. And if you own two homes, buy a third and lend your relatives the money to buy one." - John Paulson 9/27/2010 WOW! That's a powerful statement. There is no questi...
10/27/2010
I have been asked a lot lately buy numerous buyers and friends as to what exactly a short sale is. Everyone tells me that they keep hearing the term, but they are not familiar with what it is. I personally have gone through the short sale process and have a better insight now from doing so. What ...
10/25/2010
Click here to view complete details and photos Bedford home Newly Updated Open Kitchen with Granite, New Appliances, and a large granite island that looks out to the tranquil setting with private pond & large open yard. Kitchen has a beautiful cathedral wood ceiling with recessed lighting and is...
10/21/2010
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Bill Burke

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