3 things to know about 2014 Real Estate According to David Berson (chief economist at Nationwide) 2014 should prove to be the strongest year for housing activity since 2007 1) Home sales are supported
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While this story may look gloomy for many of the hot, national real estate markets, it may be promising for Connecticut. House prices have trailed the nation since the beginning of the Connecticut recovery
Short sales often look like other listings in the MLS, except they may have a lower asking price than comparable properties. The term “short sale” is a bit of a misnomer, though, as this type of transaction
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Hi everyone and thanks for your responses to my question. I certainly get the message that a tiered commission rate would not be a useful incentive.
I'd like to comment a bit on the majority of the responses. First, any commission based on a percentage of the sale is fundamentally incentivized by the house's selling price. Otherwise, all commissions would be fixed-fee, unrelated to the selling price. While not a broker, I don't see much of a difference in the amount of work or outlay needed to sell a $250K house compared to a $500K house. Second, payments tied to performance above a certain benchmark level are very common in business-to-business transactions. For example, you might pay supplier more for delivering ahead of schedule, either by a lump sum bonus, or a higher item price (which more resembles a tiered commission). I don't really see why real estate seems so different than other sales transactions.
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I actually worked with a client recently who added a half bath to a home and even that smaller addition made a big difference in its attractiveness to buyers. Whether you should add a full or half bath depends on where it will go and how much space it will take from other areas of the home. If you are adding a second bath area on a level that does not include a bedroom, say a lower level family room, a half bath would probably be sufficient. If you are adding it on the same level as the bedrooms, then a full bath would be preferable if it does not compromise other living space too much. I'd be glad to take a look at your property to give you a more definite answer to your specific situation.... more
While interest rates are still at a low time low fact is the most exposure would be right after New Years when people are looking forward to spring and summer and not about the holidays. If you wait until March or April the competition comes on to the market against you. You want to be the first property people will see.
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The best time to re-hab or winterize is in the late fall and winter....The best time to sell waterfront
in Ct. is Spring & Summer & early fall.
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October 2013WHY YOU NEED A REAL ESTATE GUIDEAny homebuyer or seller who peruses news outlets for information can become quickly confused by the news headlines regarding real estate. There is no doubt that
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Cash remains king in the market place. Overseas investors and local investors disappointed with bond and CD yields below 3% are flocking to real estate, profiting from depressed values and strong rental