If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed, you can however try blogging about the property; if and when you do list with an agent he/she can post it for you, ask; or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site.... more
I always recommend that my clients talk with a professional negotiator in WV. There are a couple very experienced professionals in Charles Town who really understand home owners' options based on their experience negotiating short sales and loan payoffs for individual home owners. While you would never want a Realtor to give you advise on this, as you guessed, we can direct you to local experts who can answer your questions. Feel free to message me directly or call for a reference.... more
I have been told by my mortgage lender friends that if you have a move in mind, you should lock your rate ASAP - so I think the rate hike is coming soon.
If you are buying a home, now would be a great time - before pricing begins to creep back up. If you have to sell to buy, you will likely have to accept that you are going to get less for your home than you would have in previous years. In a move up situtation, you will save more on the more expensive home than you would have in previous years as well. In some cases, the change in the market has made that move up a possibility.
Good luck either way. The market has been showing signs of improvement - less days on the market, multiple offers, etc..... more
Hi Fed Up,
I think you would be surprised by what is selling in Charles Town right now. Contrary to what you have been told, a finished basement, nice landscaping, and upgraded interiors ARE making a difference in sales of homes. With inventory in Jefferson County and all over the DC area lower than it has been in 10 years, people are jumping on great houses that are priced right. And a buyer for a Dan Ryan is a different breed than a historic home, etc (like BMW and KIA buyers).
Appraisals are catching up, too. Things have changed significantly in 4 the last 4 months as far as sales and comps go. I blogged about it 2 weeks ago: http://www.blackwellpropertymanagement.com/posts/1399-now-is-a-great-time-to-sell.
Locally, this has become a mini sellers market, in many expert's opinions. I agree.
Hope that helps a little bit.