Monday, March 24, 2008
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Sunday, March 23, 2008
Who pays the realtors or realtor when a house sells? The seller? Not if you ask me.
Think about it. You pay $215,000 for house, the seller gets around $200,000 and the realtor(s) split the other $15,000. If you just happened to meet this seller at the moment they decided they wanted to sell, in theory he would accept the same $200,000 he got in the above scenario wouldn't he? I think so, and you would have bought the property for $200,000, not $215,000.
So who paid the realtors?
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Finding a qualified realtor is not as hard as you might think. The hard part is realizing it may not be your wife's friend who just got liscensed last month, and explaining why you didn't choose to use he or she. Face it, everyone pretty much knows or knows someone who does know a real estate agent. In 2004, people where signing up and getting licensed trying to get in on the booming market. Longevity in this business is tough, most don't make it more than a year or two. Many experts are predicting that 35 to 40 percent of the agents will leave the business over the next two years. So pick a realtor or Agency that has been around and has some experience in selling real estate in Gray, Maine or what ever the location is that you are searching to purchase in.
This is a great time to buy a home. Interest rates are still low, inventory is good, and sellers are willing to negotiate with qulified buyers. Vist us at
Five Star Realty located in the center of Gray Maine.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
The dollar is gaining momentum, but many strategist feel we could see a lot of volativity over the next few weeks.
The housing market has declined in the northeast region by approximately 4% in January alone. Lower rates and higher loan amounts do appear to be jump starting the spring market.
You can search for New Homes/Land for sale in Maine by visiting my website and click on the Search New Homes/Land tab located in the center of the website.
How does this helpinterest rates and when the Fed made another 3/4 point cut this month, did you end up a winner or a loser.
Currently homes for sale in Maine have taken a drop of about 3% over the last few months. This also helps to make it a great time to buy or invest in Real Estate. There are a number of reasons to buy, but here are ten great reasons to get into todays market. There are also some great advantages in hiring a real estate agent to work for you. Check out a few these reasons to hire a real estate agent.
On another note. The Boston Red Sox are heading to Japan to get ready to start the MLB season. Go Soxs!