Tag: home buyers

Is Now the Time to Buy a Home?

Maybe. It is certainly a buyer’s market, which means that home buyers have the advantage in negotiations, as well as a broad range of choices. However, since it is a difficult market for sellers, our team’s counsel to inquiring would-be buyers is that they need to be reasonably confident that...

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Finding the Right Real Estate Agent for You

I just read this excellent and informative post by Rudy Bachraty of Trulia entitled “How to Pick the Best Real Estate Agent for You.” It gives steps to find your ideal real estate agent in your region — either online or offline. Before your start doing your homework, I want...

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Buyers, Are You Able, Ready, and Willing?

This month’s REALTOR Magazine is out, and in it is a fascinating article entitled “Overcoming Buyer Reluctance.” We are regularly speaking with home buyers about their wants and needs for a new home, but many times — especially now — they are reluctant to actually go through with a transaction....

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Who’s Buying Real Estate… and Who’s Not

The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys home buyers and sellers on an annual basis, and they have published their findings for 2008. Here is a glimpse at the type of folks buying: Married Couples: 61% Single Women: 20% Single Men: 10% Unmarried Couples: 7% Other: 2% Compared to the...

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3rd Quarter Virginia Home Sales Stats Are In!

The Virginia Association of REALTORS (VAR) has just published the 2008 Quarter 3 home sales statistics. See below for home sales versus 2007 3rd quarter sales in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. ——————————————————————————— Harrisonburg / Rockingham County 3rd Quarter 2008 Data Q3 2008 Home Sales: 280 Q3 2007 Home Sales: 353...

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