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  • Selling Real Estate in 2010
    on Sep 27, 2010
         Believe it or not, we are not in a "bad" real estate market.  What we are currently experiencing is a unique real estate market.  Every market is different, but they do all go through ups and downs, buyer & seller ma...
  • Home Selling Price & Home Worth are Interchangeable
    on Sep 14, 2010
    Your local real estate market dictates what your home will sell for.How much you purchased it for, how much you spent on remodels, or even how much you still owe on your mortgage, all have nothing to do with it.  The cards no...
  • Under PressurePicture this:  Your home's market value is currently less than what you owe on your mortgage.  You are Underwater.Take it one step further: You need to sell your house - now.   Don't feel ashamed, alone, or even responsible, for t...
  • 30 Years of Payments? Pshh, Make Mine 15!
    on Sep 6, 2010 in loan mortgage interest rates
    The mortgage norm is a 30 year fixed, rate loan.  It's not a bad norm, nor even a rip off; it's just usually the most affordable option for many home buyers.  The banks break down a lot of numbers & figures for you, but there is one tha...
  • 4.32% Mortgage Rates!
    on Sep 2, 2010
    Well, they have done it again.  They lowered interest rates to the lowest ever recorded since 1971!  This is 30 year fixed rate conventional loan, no bells and whistles.  A 15 year fixed rate mortgage is at 3.83%! Is there a New Home o...
  • U.S. house prices climb in second quarter: FHFA - MarketWatch
    on Aug 25, 2010
    U.S. house prices climb in second quarter: FHFA - MarketWatch...
  • Calculate Your Home's Worth
    on Aug 23, 2010
    This tool on the FHFA's website provides a general estimate of a home's worth in the Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Radford metro area.  It projects what a given home purchased at a given point in time, would be worth today, if it appreciated a...
  • Tips For 1st Time Home Buyers
    on Aug 19, 2010
    I was a "1st timer" about a year ago, and it was such a fun, yet admittedly scary, experience!  I love working with First Time Home Buyers; you all are one of my favorite groups to counsel!  I will never take advantage of any of my clients...
  • Phillip Thomas goes BLUE!
    on Aug 16, 2010
    “I went blue for Coldwell Banker Townside, REALTORS® because I was Katelyn Compton’s first client, and she taught me a lot throughout the process and I’m extremely happy with my purchase.” You can GO BLUE too! Click here to GO...
  • So....For Sale By Owner, eh?
    on Aug 9, 2010
    So, you want to sell your home on your own?  That's cool, there's probably just going to be a lot...to learn.  :)I am not trying to use scare tactics, but here are a few brief things that deserve a little thought.Legality If nothi...
  • Want a Free Home Protection Plan?
    on Jul 28, 2010
    List or Buy your home with me, and I will provide you with a Coldwell Banker Home Protection Plan administered by American Home Shield at NO COST TO YOU!**  This is a one year warranty which covers almost everything in your house from your dishw...
  • The Psychology of Real Estate
    on Jul 28, 2010
    This was a pretty interesting article on the different perspectives of buyers & sellers.  Check it out!
  • Here's one way to have your property value decrease overnight
    on Jul 28, 2010
    Very Sad Story - Waterfront homes now on mud banks, and worth a quarter of what they were yesterday.  :(...
  • I went BLUE
    on Jul 27, 2010
    I went blue for Coldwell Banker Townside, REALTORS® because we have the best agents, the best management, and the best marketing dept in the NRV, period. You can GO BLUE too & get a free t-shirt!
  • "Best Opportunities"
    on Jul 23, 2010
    I am starting the page called "Best Opportunities". You will find foreclosed properties & homes priced below their market value! Your Welcome ;)...
  • Have Faith in Econ 101
    on Jul 23, 2010
    If you bought your home just a couple years ago, you may be having some trouble recouping your money right now.  Don't worry though, everything in life cycles. Yes, I believe prices were a little over-inflated, and so the market had to equi...
  • 100% Financing @ 4.75%!
    on Jul 20, 2010
    Right now, Alcova mortgage in Blacksburg, is doing USDA loans @ 4.75%.  You can get 100% Financing, with absolutely no money down, at one of the lowest rate we have had in years!  The basics: a family of 4 has to have an annual income of &l...
  • It's 10:30pm, a lit up "for sale" sign catches your eye. So, FIRST, you pull over & then text for info on that gorgeous home! To which you get an instant response with pictures too!
    on Jul 20, 2010
    2 new & unique attributes to my selling strategy:1. Utilize Text Messaging.  Each home that is sold by me will be assigned a 5 digit number & this number will be hanging on the yard sign.  Potential buyers can send a text message to...
  • Welcome to the Blog!
    on Nov 1, 2009
    This is a place for anything and everything related to real estate in the New River Valley Virginia!