Makeover Your Home for Fall-Six Easy Ways

Makeover Your Home for Fall-Six Easy Ways

Makeover Your Home for Fall-Six Easy Ways

Makeover Your Home for Fall-Six Easy Ways

 

A fall home makeover doesn’t require a total interior overhaul. Just a few decor updates can make a big impact when transitioning your home from the breezy days of summer to the crisp nights of fall. Replace your bright colors and linens with a blend of warm neutrals, lux fabrics, metals and soft lighting to create a warm retreat for the longer nights ahead. Below are a few low commitment tips to make each room of your house autumn ready.

  • Front porch
  • Entryway
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedroom
  • Backyard

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4 Steps to Get a Fair Deal When Buying a Flipped Home

4 Steps to Get a Fair Deal When Buying a Flipped Home

4 Steps to Get a Fair Deal When Buying a Flipped Home

 

4 Steps to Get a Fair Deal When Buying a Flipped Home

If you plan on buying a home in the near future, chances are you’ll come across a flip in your search.

2013 was a banner year for house flippers. They grossed an average of $90,200 per flipped home across major U.S. housing markets, according to Redfin research. This is not surprising since housing inventory was notoriously tight and demand led to unprecedented bidding wars in 2013.

In other words, flipping came easy.

As we enter the final months of 2014, however, there are more homes for sale and buyers have more leverage when it comes to getting a fair price. Here’s how to know if a home is a flip and to make sure you get your money’s worth if you are considering buying a flipped home.

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Home Buying Myths

Home Buying Myths

Home Buying Myths

Home Buying Myths

A generation ago, buyers didn’t have the luxury of the Internet to research and investigate real estate. Today, of course, many enter the real estate market with statistics and information gathered online.

It’s important that real estate agents be prepared to watch for and potentially debunk a buyer’s myths about the home buying process. If myths go unchecked, buyers may hold back from negotiations or even the home purchase because of things they think are true—but aren’t.

Here are the home buyers myths that buyers bring with them to the process. 

 

Working directly with the listing agent will get the buyer a better deal

Buyers should never offer full price

Spring and fall are the best time to buy

Always leave room for negotiations after inspections

A buyer must put down 20 percent to get a loan

A buyer with a loan can’t compete with a cash buyer

Buying real estate guarantees appreciation

Educating the buyer is part of my job

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How to Buy a Home in Another State

How to Buy a Home in Another State

How to Buy a Home in Another State

Whether you’re relocating to another state for work or always dreamed of moving when you retired, you’re going to need somewhere to live. If you know you want to own a home rather than rent, you’ll need to buy one before you move.

But to buy a home in another state requires some effort, but you can simplify the process if you know all the right steps.

Know Your Timeline
Obtain a Loan
Do Your Research
Find a Good Buyer’s Agent

Tour Homes Virtually
Understand the Closing Process

Nick & Cindy Davis are looking forward to assist you whether you are here in Tampa Florida or you are in Alaska. Both of us being in the military know how much stress it can be moving to another state or even country. Let us help you make the transition a smooth one and if you are coming to Tampa Florida. We are ready to assist you and your family.  To see the complete story please visit www.TampaHomesSold.com/Nick-Cindy-Davis-Blog.aspx

September 2014 Item of Value – Top Smartphone Apps for your Car

This month’s Item of Value is dedicated to the best Smartphone Apps for your car.  These apps can help you save money on gas, get you where you need to go faster and keep your car in great shape!  Check them out!

September Item of Value - Top Smartphone Apps for your Car

Tips to Sell Your Home in The Fall of 2014

Tips to Make Your Home Stand Out in the Fall

Tips to Sell Your Home in The Fall of 2014

Tips to Sell Your Home in The Fall of 2014

Fall is a great time of year to sell your home. While springtime may be the most popular season to put a house up on the market, there is no reason to wait if you want to sell when autumn rolls around. People are ready to buy homes any time of year – especially if you know how to prepare the property to sell. There will likely be fewer homes on the market during this time of year, meaning a well-positioned home can sell fast if you draw in the right buyer. Most people have an aversion to moving when the weather is stormy and cold, so the fall is your last chance to accommodate buyers before the winter season rolls in. For many people the fall season is one of their favorite times of the year due to the crisp air and the colorful changes of the leaves on the trees. For these reasons, autumn is a time of year not to disregard when deciding whether to sell. Keep reading to see how you can sell your home in the fall with these great tips!

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Jumbo Mortgages -Banks Sweeten Terms to Woo Borrowers

Instead of selling Jumbo Mortgages on the secondary market, large lenders are keeping them on their books and reaping the profits. That may lead to better terms for borrowers

 

Jumbo Mortgages -Banks Sweeten Terms to Woo Borrowers

Jumbo Mortgages -Banks Sweeten Terms to Woo Borrowers

The secondary market for jumbo mortgages—in which banks bundle and sell their mortgages as consolidated debt to investors—is doing worse than a year ago. But that may be good for borrowers, at least for now.

Only 2.3% of all jumbo mortgages originated in the first half of 2014 have been securitized, according to Inside Mortgage Finance, an industry newsletter. That’s a drop in the bucket compared with the peak of 49.3% in 2005.

Now, instead of selling mortgages on the secondary market, large lenders are keeping them on their books and reaping the profits themselves. What’s more, lenders that don’t want to hold on to their mortgages are finding national and regional banks are eager to buy them, says Mathew Carson, a broker with First Capital Group in San Francisco.

In essence, one secondary market was replaced by another, says Guy Cecala, CEO and publisher of Inside Mortgage Finance. “The case could be made that borrowers are better off without a mortgage-backed securities program than they were before,” he says.

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