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Ten Tips For First-Time Buyers
 Each year more than 40 percent of all homes are purchased by first-time buyers according to the National Association of Realtors, a percentage which should offer some comfort if you're about to buy a first home. Others have done it, others are doing it, and you can .... FULL STORY->


Short-Sale Listings Create A Strange Market Dynamic

After Having kept a close eye on housing developments over the past several years, I thought (as many do) that I would havesellers falling at my feet begging for the opportunity to sell me their home, and that, in the words of my (UCLA AndersonForecast) colleague David Shulman, “If I don't insult the seller with my .... FULL STORY->

IRS Issues Final Regulations On Home Sales

After many long years of waiting, the Internal Revenue Service has issued final regulations regarding the tax treatment when a taxpayer sells the principal residence less than two years after it was purchased. These new rules have significant impact, insofar as many homeowners have made fantastic profits in the past few years, but find that -- for many reasons -- they have to sell their house .... FULL STORY->


"Don't Ask Don't Tell" Not A Wise "As-Is" Strategy

Selling your home "as-is" is a viable strategy in today's hot markets, but it doesn't free you from making legally mandated disclosures.

Quite the contrary. Buyers likely will be particularly suspect about your home's condition and equally persistent about learning just what your home's "as-is" is. Even if the buyer doesn't ask about the condition of your home, not telling what you know .... FULL STORY->


Ask Realty Times
My home was to supposed to close Sept. 30th. The property was inspected and needed four minor repairs, all of which were made by a contractor. Now, with five days to go until closing, the buyer has backed out of the contract because he cannot get a loan due to a credit problem. I had already packed everything and ....

Ghosts Have To Live Somewhere

As if home prices aren't enough to scare the dead presidents out of your wallet, two real estate Web pages offer some deliciously devilish fun with real estate served up with a side of fright. Los Gatos, CA real estate agent Mary Pope-Handy, who has a penchant for things that go bump in the night, recent .... FULL STORY->

Pocket Listings Could Sell For Less

A property came on the market in my neighborhood the other day with a unique rider: "For Sale Soon." At first, I thought that was a unique marketing spin. The Realtor seemed to be on the ball and was able to get a sign in the yard before the property was really ready for showing. It's actually not a bad ploy -- it adds excitement, draws the neighbors' interest ....


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