Hello Dan! These are 2 very general questions so I need more information in order to answer you correctly. Would you be so kind and clarify for me? Would you like information for detached Single family or multi-family homes (townhomes/twinhomes/condos/coops); or all homes combined? When you ask about Stillwater, is it just that municipality or would you like to know the entire 55082 zip code which includes Stillwater Twp,Baytown Twp, May Twp, Oak Park Heights,etc.?
The market seems to be shifting towards the Seller's favor at this time. Interest rates are expected to rise by the end of the year and there is a decrease in short sales and foreclosures. I can inform you that we have less inventory; 90 this March vs. 104 last March 2013 for the city of Stillwater. The average sales price is $239,560 year to date vs. $228,496 same time last year; which is a 4.8% increase. The days a listing stays on the market is shorter this year; 140 vs. last year's 154.
Please connect with me if you would like me to provide more detailed information depending on your real estate needs. Thank you for your questions Dan.
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The homeowners warranty typically covers Systems & Mechanicals for 2 years so I would contact the Builder directly by phone, email and in writing so the report you submit is time-stamped. Good luck Jp!
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I agree with Ben on Craigslist for sure. Trulia also has rentals! I found my rental from a interdependent website which is another option. That is what stinks about rental listings they are just all over the place.
For a house though renterswherehouse.com has the biggest market share I believe. Good luck to you!
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Hi Amy! Trulia pulls photos from the MLS, and not all agents find value in including as many photos as possible on their MLS listings. And quite frankly - as a listing agent, you really want to put out the very best photos - and sometimes the properties do not lend themselves to great photos. Most buyers I've worked with who are interested in foreclosures just commit to going out and taking a look to really see the true condition of the property.
Hope this helps!
Absolutely negotiate the price. Since builders are sitting on a lot of inventory now is a great time to negotiate price and/or options. You will be amazed at some of the great deals out there for qualified buyers. Be ready with a signed contract which includes what you'd like from the builder, an earnest money check and a letter from your lender indicating you have an approval for the mortgage the contract says you will be getting to purchase the home. Once you submit your initial offer is when the negotiating begins in earnest. Good luck!... more