Real Estate Season is Here

Yes, it has finally arrived. This is the time of year when the MLS or Multiple Listing Services go up like crazy in all most every city, town and village.

So, what does this mean for you? Well, it might mean absolutely nothing...or, it might mean a huge profitable opportunity. How so you ask? Read on...

Spring, generally as mentioned is the time for realtors. It is a great time to buy and sell or both, depending on your situation. So, the market becomes ripe for action. As an example I have been watching the market in my home town for the last month or so and it amazes me how dramatically the asking prices have dropped. One home up the street that was $119,000.00 is now $91,000.00. That is a serious drop.

My question was why? So I did some digging and it seems here locally, that homes that are higher priced are actually doing it for a very smart reason. Have a high price in "dead" season of the year...it peeks the buyers interest, and then drop it in a huge loss (or so it seems) and you have a buyer frenzy. Case in point, this home I am speaking of was appraised originally at $86,000.00 Smart move on the owners part when you think about it. To the buyer they are getting a sweet deal and for the seller if he sells it at this price or higher if there is a bidding war going on, he makes a profit of at least $5,000.00 Nice.

Now in all honesty the first time home buyer doesn't know or care about this usually, they are too busy trying to get there finances in order to obtain a mortgage. The end result being a win-win for everyone involved.

Why this Topic?

I am speaking about this today to illustrate how some strategies are used when supply and demand hits, so I have a few suggestions for you today. Here they are:

1. Get the home appraised, if possible. Could save you loads of your money.

2. Get the home inspected. This is a MUST. It costs a few hundred dollars but it's worth it for piece of mind and protects you if any ill should befall you.

3. Most importantly, go in with a much lower asking price than you can actually afford, this will give you some haggling and may very well save you a few hundred dollars if not a few thousand.

Take a look around as always, this is a very lucrative time of year for the home owner and home buyer in terms of cash flow. These posts are designed to help you along the way to owning a home and saving you time and money.

As always take a look around and keep up to date with the posts and the information you find in the pages, if something catches your eye. Write it down, explore the options as presented.

Until our next discussion.

Garret Belisle is the author of a blog designed to help you on your way to home ownership, and some helpful tricks on down payments and credit repair. You can view the site here at http://www.gbcmortgage.blogspot.com< /a> While your there make sure to sign up for the weekly updates on the bottom left corner to keep up to date with all of the latest advice.

Real Estate Wealth Protection Through Short Sales

Is a sharp correction in store for the real estate market?Fannie Mae, the largest buyer... Read More

Feel At Home Faster After You Move

Moving to a new community can be a great adventure, if you go with the... Read More

Jacksonville Real Estate Listings

With over 30,000 residents, Jacksonville in central Arkansas is a thriving city that offers many... Read More

Yes But, How Do I Evaluate Buying Undeveloped Land And Get Into The Business?

These real questions on buying undeveloped land are answered by a US Master Builder and... Read More

Homes in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill is located right in the middle of North Carolina, halfway between the Blue... Read More

Landscaping Adds Great Value to Real Estate And Helps You Sell

Over the years several of our clients have had professional landscaping done and it's amazing... Read More

How Do I Implement The Lease Purchase Plan?

Well, as we have discussed in previous newsletters first you have to set up goals... Read More

Buying A Holiday Home in Rural Ireland

Ireland has recently witnessed an upsurge in the number of investors buying holiday homes in... Read More

Taxes When You Sell Your Home

What's the difference between death and taxes?Death doesn't change every time Congress meets. But taxes... Read More

Lease Options or Rent to Own?

Finding a rent-to-own house is one of the many ways someone with bad or no... Read More

A Simple Step by Step Aproach to Fail Your Way to a Million Dollars

If You want to be Financially Successful you need to Learn to FailAt a Robert... Read More

Home Inspections or Home Warranty?

Homebuyers are a curious lot. They routinely ask thought-provoking questions. A common question is, "If... Read More

What to Look Out For When Buying Off Plan

Buying Off PlanIt can be difficult to decide when every deal seems to be not... Read More

When Showing Your Home

Here below are some of the reasons why buyers may be put off when visiting... Read More

Dont Get Stuck Having To Deal With The Sellers Household Hazardous Wastes - After You Move In!

I have a confession to make!I was just outside with Frankie (my dog) and noticed... Read More

Finding, Fixing, Financing, and Flipping - The Short Course

Most people get involved in Real Estate investing to make money.Pretty self-evident - or, is... Read More

Making Money In Real Estate - 10 Ways

Making money in real estate is an endless topic that includes all the various types... Read More

Land Subdivision - $1.2 Billion Dollar Developer Tells You How To Do It

Land subdivision is a bit like helping Mom slice up her beautiful Apple Pie; it's... Read More

Get Rich With Mobile Homes

Does the myth that mobile homes depreciate in value keep you from investing in them?... Read More

Ten Myths Of Real Estate Investing

Is real estate investing only for the wealthy? Can you buy with no money down?... Read More

Property in Northern Spain

If you're looking for the 'real' Spain where the culture, customs and the traditional Spanish... Read More

Refinance Rental Property - Dont Sell It

You own a rental property for years, and never see the "big pay-off." Is it... Read More

How to Negotiate a Successful Short Sale

Anyone who has ever profited from doing a short sale has also without a doubt... Read More

Searching the Hawaii Property Listings

Maui is an island so full of life and vivacity (perhaps because of the fact... Read More

Real Estate Growth: How Long Will It Last?

There has been speculation in the media recently about the fact that real estate will... Read More

Lock In Big Profits By Offering Rent To Own Deals

Why would anyone accept a lease option, rent to own deal? Why would you, as... Read More

Easing Your Way Into Homeownership: A Guide To Low Down Payment Mortgage Programs

There's no question about it: Buying a first home is a big financial commitment. In... Read More

Home Warranties: Are They Too Good To Be True?

What is a 'Home Warranty?'A home warranty is like an insurance policy. In fact, in... Read More

10 Easy but Essential Steps for Home Selling Success

They say that the whole process of selling up, buying new and moving on is... Read More

Real Estate Season is Here

Yes, it has finally arrived. This is the time of year when the MLS or... Read More

Eleven Questions to Ask in an Agent Interview

Questions Sellers Should Ask in Agent Interviews:1. Is your license in good standing?You can check... Read More

Old House? New House? Weighing Your Options

Maybe it has something to do with a childhood home we fondly remember. Many of... Read More

Selling Your Home: 5 Deal Killers That Are Lurking In Older Homes

You've listed your home for sale, you have a Buyer and now their Inspector is... Read More

Product Review of Carelton Sheets No Money Down Course

Real estate continues to be a very important part of any financial wealth building strategy.... Read More

10 ?No Money Down? Ways to Buy Real Estate

Turn the Television on any Sunday morning and you'll find yourself in the middle of... Read More

Should You Use a Property Management Company or Manage Your Real Estate Investment in Florida?

When considering investment properties, first of all, it must be determined that it is profitable... Read More

The Professional Investors Plan

The art of using high-leveraged activities.Here I would like to make just a few suggestions... Read More

Realtors: Forget Your Address?

It's a large real estate agency, and the company depends on a steady stream of... Read More

Vegas: The New Frontier

Unless you have been living in Siberia, you know that Real Estate is on fire... Read More

Home Inspectors: 5 Tips to Choosing the Right One

Choosing the wrong Home Inspector can cost you a lot more than the fee you... Read More

Selling Investment Houses: Psychology of Mirrors

Discover new interior Design Psychology strategies to increase your real estate profits. One technique, using... Read More

Real Estate Investing ? FSBOs vs. Agent Listings?

Many would-be real estate investing professionals face discouragement because of the assumption that acquisitions require... Read More

How to Prequalify a Buyer When You Sell Your Home By Owner

One questions many "for sale by owner" sellers ask is "how can I... Read More

Saving for a Home

So you want to buy a home? This is a big step for anyone, and... Read More

New Homes in Ridgefield

Location:Frequent travelers will absolutely delight in this town! As part of the southwest section of... Read More

The Benefits of A Real Estate Agent 101

Buying and selling property is not as easy as you may think. There are many... Read More

3 Tips to Help You Sell Your Timeshare - For More

The values of timeshares are constantly changing. There are numerous timeshare-selling companies arriving every day.... Read More

Be Careful - A Real Estate Agent Could Lead You Astray

The real estate agent is a valuable source of potential deals for you as an... Read More

Preparing To Make A Zero Down Offer

I'm going to focus on the Seller of a... Read More

Real Estate Investing Produces Extraordinary Profits

Imagine making $5000 a year from real estate investing without recognizing you are real estate... Read More