The Making of a Great Deal with a Great Competent Agent

Getting more for your money in today’s real estate market is important. With multiple offers on most foreclosure listings and time ticking away with short sales, how can someone compete and get a great deal.

My Big Three - Buyers Tips to Save you Money

Mortgage rates continue to surge

Mortgage rates on fixed mortgages surge for the fifth straight week. Freddie Mac said last Thursday the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage rose to 4.83 percent from 4.61 percent last week. In November, the rate was at a 40-year low of 4.17 percent.

The average rate on the 15-year loan also increased to 4.17 percent this week from 3.96 percent. It reached 3.57 percent in November, the lowest level on records dating from 1991.

Home Sale Trends improve as Interst Rates Increase

Today, 12/13/2010 Freddie Mac reported that the average mortgage interest rate for 30 year fixed-rate mortgages was 4.625% up from 4.46% just a few short days ago. A year ago the 30 year rate was 4.71%.

As the interest on bonds go up the interest rates on home mortgages follow. There is continued evidence that the housing market in Southwest Florida is improving including increases in closed transactions.

Buying a Home Without the Stress

Removing the stress from the home buying process is the Real Estate Agents number two objective after finding your buyers the perfect home of their dreams. Rated as one of the most stressful times in a human's life, buying a home does not have to be stressful. There are several things that you can do to remove layers of the stress from your shoulders.

Save Money On Your Home Owners Policy

One of my most biggest suprises when I moved to Southwest Florida was the price of home owner insurances. The two significant exposures for homes in Southwest Flroida is flooding and hurricanes. Home owner insurance prices are reflected with quotes my clients receive from the insurance companies. As a real estaet professional, I am always trying to save my clients money anywhere I can and insurance is one of those areas.