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Home Staging Can Help Sell Home for More, Realtors® Say

 

Media Contact: Maggie Kasperski / 202-383-1290 / Email

WASHINGTON (January 27, 2015) – Most homeowners know it is important to keep a home clean, bright and free from clutter while it is on the market for sale. But sometimes, Realtors® say, taking the extra step to stage a home can make a difference in how a buyer values it and the price a seller might get for it, according to the National Association of Realtors® 2015 Profile of Home Staging.

“Realtors® know how important it is to have a home in… Continue reading

Boise is Number 8 in Forbes’ Best Buy Cities

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The Modern Real Estate Agent: The Big Picture

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Modern Real Estate Agent: The Big Picture

 

This week’s Know It Now article is the first in a series, called The Modern Real Estate Agent.

It’s aim is to change the way you think and to provide direction for those unsure of how to instigate such change.

The good news?

It’s much easier than you think.

The author of this series is RealtyNinja, a participant of our brand new Marketplace, where RESAAS users can purchase some awesome products and services for their real estate business at an exclusive discount price.… Continue reading

You Don’t Need That Much of a Down Payment

Many consumers are overestimating  the down payment they need in order to purchase a home, according to Christina Boyle, vice president and head of single-family sales at Freddie Mac.

Consumers believe they need 11 percent to 15 percent in order for lenders to approve them for a loan, according to a survey of renters and non-home-owners conducted by Zelman & Associates in New York. Thirty-nine percent say they need at least 15 percent of the purchase price in order to qualify for financing. Only 28 percent of respondents say they… Continue reading

‘Boomerang’ Buyers Get Second Chance

About 7.2 million homes have been lost to foreclosure or short sale since the housing crash began, according to housing data from Black Knight Financial Services. That has forced millions of former home owners into renting, as they work to rebuild their credit.

But a government program launched last summer by the Federal Housing Administration is helping these former home owners step back into home ownership in as little as a year after a foreclosure or short sale. The FHA’s Back to Work program allows them to qualify for… Continue reading

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