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April 2010

Found 12 blog entries for April 2010.

There are a number of things you can do increase the chances of selling your home, but there is nothing better than showing buyers that you are interested, serious and motivated to sell your home. Once you have shown buyers that your serious about selling your Alamo Heights home you will likely see an increase in activity, which will likely lead to a few serious offers. There are a number of things you can do today to make sure that you show buyers you are more than ready to sell your Alamo Heights home:

  • Price it Right – The absolute best way to show your intentions and your willingness to sell is to price your home right. Sure, you can price it according to what you want to get for it, but in the end it won’t do you a bit of good. Frankly, buyers
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One of the very best things we can do when considering purchasing a Terrell Hills home is to determine how much we can afford to put towards housing expenses each month. As a result, we consider things such as our monthly mortgage payment, our homeowners insurance and our taxes into our monthly household expenses. However, not many of us take it further and really dig deep to find out how much our dream home will cost us each month. Before you sign on the dotted line for your new Terrell Hills home, don’t forget to consider the following hidden expenses:

  • Landscaping – Does your new Terrell Hills home have a sprawling backyard that is the envy of the neighbors? Although a great yard is often a selling point, consider the cost of maintaining your yard
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Open houses are a bit of a confusing prospect for many home sellers. Some real estate agents swear by them, while others don’t ever hold open houses. The question is: where do you stand on the open house debate? Open houses certainly have a purpose in today’s real estate market. They can draw a big crowd and generate loads of interest. However, on the opposite end, they can attract no more than curious neighbors and passers by.

  • The first thing we all know is that we must prepare in advance for an open house for our Bexar County property. The house has to be in pristine condition and it has to be staged to show well. After all, the point of an open house is to wow potential buyers the moment they walk through the door.
  • Secondly, you must be prepared
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As a buyer, you may think you are in the driver’s seat, especially given the fact that many industry experts refer to this type of market as a “buyer’s market.” However, you may not always have the perfect case scenario in your back pocket when it comes to buying a Bexar County property. In fact, you might just find yourself in a situation where you must prove yourself to your seller.

The bottom line is that the more prepared you are, and the more you show your sellers (and their agent) that you are prepared and serious about purchasing a Bexar County home the more likely you will be able to negotiate a great deal on a great home. How to Show Sellers you Mean Business

  • Get preapproved – One of the best things you can do before you start home
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Buying a home is still considered to be the American Dream by many; however, this dream has gotten a bit more complicated over the last year or so. One of the biggest changes to take place in the Sonoma Ranch real estate marketis that only those individuals the best credit and a substantial down payment can expect to be approved for a home loan. Simply put, lenders are not willing to give loans to those individuals who have not proven themselves to be credit worthy.

If you’ve paid your dues and have maintained a flawless credit history you are well on your way to purchasing your first home. However, along with a good credit score you must have a nice down payment for your first home. In fact, most lenders now require about 20 percent down for a new home

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Spring is almost here and that means you may have a renewed interest in your Olmos Park home! Why not take the time to refresh and spruce up your home so that your buyers can experience spring the moment they walk through the door? There area a number of things you can do to spruce up your Olmos Park property today!

  1. Fresh flowers – Nothing says spring more than a few strategically placed vases of fresh flowers. Stop by your local florist on the day of your next open house or showing and purchase a few bouquets of inexpensive, colorful flowers. Consider placing your flowers in the entry way, on the bedside table or on the dining room table.
  2. Clean the windows – The rainy weather over the last few weeks has taken its toll on otherwise clean windows.
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One of the first things every buyer should do when purchasing a new Bexar County home is to check on their credit. Before you even begin the process of applying for a home loan, you should request a copy of your credit report from all three credit reporting agencies: TransUnion, Experian and Equifax. It is important to obtain your credit report from each credit agency, as information contained in each of these reports may differ.

Once you have ordered copies of your credit report, make it a point to read through them carefully and thoroughly and to correct any mistakes or discrepancies. Also located on each credit report is your credit score. Generally, a good credit score is anything over 700; however, what do you do when your credit score falls short

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Military relocation is a popular term heard around San Antonio, as many families from all over the country move to San Antonio because of the many military bases found here, including Lackland Air Force Base, Brooks Air Force Base and Fort Sam Houston.

Although military relocation is similar to other types of moves, it does present a number of challenges over other types of relocation. Relocating yourself and your family due to a permanent change of station is a process that most military families must go through at one time or another, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful event, provided you take the time to plan ahead:

  • Each military relocation should start with a visit to your Personal Property Office upon receiving your orders. Make an
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There are still plenty of San Antonio foreclosure deals on the market, but how do you find them?  Looking for San Antonio foreclosuresare typically not advertised as foreclosures, thereby making the process of finding foreclosed or pre-foreclosed properties quite difficult. However, there are a number of resources that you can use to find San Antonio foreclosure deals:

  • Public records – Foreclosures must be recorded with the country clerk through your county recorder’s office. Luckily, this information is public record and can be accessed by anyone. You can find most San Antonio foreclosure deals simply by searching for Notice of Defaults at the county recorder’s office. Other terms that may tip you off to a foreclosure or pre-foreclosure are Lis
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