Top 10 Markets Embracing Self-Directed Home Selling Techniques

  Buying and selling homes continues to increase constantly depending on the geographic market and individual need. Embracing self-directed home selling techniques is quickly becoming recognized amongst households. Geographic regions with high home values as well as tech savvy inhabitants, motivates home sellers to list their properties on self-directed FSBO sites such as Fizber (www.fizber.com). […]

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1.5 Million Homes in 2014 Sold For Sale By Owner (FSBO) or with Limited Agent Support

NEARLY 1/3 OF ALL U.S. HOMES IN 2014 SOLD FOR SALE BY OWNER (FSBO) OR WITH LIMITED AGENT SUPPORT Technology has evolved greatly and the real estate industry is shifting. Now, more than ever, there is an increase in viable alternatives to a full-commission agent. As a result, many home sellers are using new For […]

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For Sale by Owner: Markets to Watch in 2015

Is your For Sale by Owner (FSBO) property in the top 10 markets to watch in 2015? If you’re thinking about selling FSBO in the upcoming year, consider the recent housing forecast released last week by Realtor.com. Last week the realty website’s chief economist, Jonathan Smoke, suggested that existing home sales will continue to trend […]

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Zero-Downpayment. Unsafe?

Does it makes sense to think the key to preventing potential foreclosures is to require borrowers to put a substantial down payment down when purchasing a home? In other words, borrowers need to have “skin in the game”, right? Below are a few things that say there is something wrong with that conclusion. 1. VA home […]

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Mortgages Are Getting Easier To Secure

Phillip Ratliff, a 27-year-old software engineer, is part of a growing class of first-time home buyers that is purchasing in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008/2009. He obtained a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage with a 3.5% interest rate for his four-bedroom house in Seattle, Washington. He put 5% down on the $325,000 loan. Ratliff, […]

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Low Inventory: The Big Real Estate Story Of 2013?

We’ve heard it on the street, we’ve seen in on Facebook and Twitter, and we’ve seen it in our own neighborhoods: low inventory is a major story in the real estate market right now. While it is not a universal condition, a low inventory of homes on the market seems to be prevalent in many […]

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Home Prices: Biggest Rise in More Than 2 Years

In another sign of a housing market rebound, home prices posted the biggest percentage gain in more than two years in the third quarter, according to the closely followed S&P/Case-Shiller index…

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Not Able to Catch the Last Minute House Deal? No Worries!

A lot of house buyers are worried about not being able to ourchase a property before April 30 because of the finishing of the subsidary period. The hustle and bustle around closing the house buying deals before April 30, caused by the stopping of the $8,000 dollar first time homebuyers credit or the $6,500 current […]

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A Basic Guide to Mortgage Rates

Let me continue the mortgage topic. In this post I’ll describe various kinds of mortgage rates, as the question of mortgage types are spoken about in details in Fizber Consumer Guide to the Most Popular Mortgage Loans. In the viewpoint of many, mortgages should be straightforward – you borrow money to buy a house and […]

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Struggling Homeowners Qualify for Mortgage Relief

More than four in 10 South Florida homeowners who bought in the last five years owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth. Now, strapped homeowners are saddled with houses that aren’t worth what they paid for them, and banks don’t want to lend to them. Nationally, an estimated 12 million households, or […]

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