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Real Estate Market Conditions – Video Update 01/23/2012

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Real Estate Market Conditions Video Update 01/23/2012

NATIONAL NEWS
     Real Estate Outlook:  Housing at the Forefront of Concern
     City Report:  Beige Book
     Relying on an Agent
     Sell Your Home with Pictures
     Real Estate Outlook:  More Markets Show Measureable Improvement
MORTGAGE ADVICE
     Mortgage Moment
Q&A
     Home Inspections
     Buyers: Making the Right Choice
     Ready to Buy?
     How to Sidestep the Spread of Mortgage Fraud
     The Joys of Home Ownership
GET YOUR HOME SOLD!
     Why Show / Why Buy Webcast

Real Estate Market Conditions – Video Update – 01/16/2012

See the 10 tips for sellers in the Mortgage Advice section.  

Real Estate Market Conditions Video Update 01/16/2012

NATIONAL NEWS
     Real Estate Outlook:  More Markets Show Measurable Improvement
     City Report:  Forbearance
     Green Living:  Tips for the New Year

     Real Estate Outlook:  Mortgage Applications Down
     City Report:  Remodeling Pays
MORTGAGE ADVICE
    Mortgage Moment
    10 Tips for Sellers
Q&A
     Home Inspections
     Buyers: Making the Right Choice
     Ready to Buy?
     How to Sidestep the Spread of Mortgage Fraud
     The Joys of Home Ownership
GET YOUR HOME SOLD!
     Why Show / Why Buy Webcast

Real Estate Market Conditions – Video Update – 11/07/2011

 Here is the current real estate market conditions video update:   Katy Real Estate and Events Blog.

 

NATIONAL NEWS:  Real Estate Outlook: Pending Sales Decline; Mortgage Moment; City Report: Types of Buyers; 5 Great Things about Home Ownership;  Bankruptcy – a Financial Bailout?

MORTGAGE ADVICE

Q&A:   Ready to Buy?  How to Buystep the Spread of Mortgage Fraud; The Joys of Ownership; Choosing a Condo; Tips for Saving

GET YOUR HOME SOLD!  Why Show / Why Buy Webcast

      via Katy Real Estate and Events Blog.

Renters Spending 5% More Than Home Owners Realtor Magazine

According to the Daily Real Estate News recently, renters are outspending home owners on housing costs.

“In the last 26 years, home owners have increased the amount they spend on household expenses by 12 percent while renters have increased it by 22 percent, according to the study.”

Read more:  via Katy Real Estate and Events Blog.

HAR MLS Market Update: HOUSTON-AREA HOME SALES RISE FOR A FOURTH STRAIGHT MONTH

 

Average and median prices reach September highs; market on “strong footing”

 

HOUSTON — (October 18, 2011) — Houston temperatures finally cooled a bit in September, but home sales remained hot. Sales of single-family homes climbed nearly 17 percent when compared to one year earlier and accounted for the fourth consecutive month of increased sales volume. The prices of those homes achieved all-time highs for a September in Houston. In addition, months inventory fell to the lowest level since May 2010 while pending sales rose and active listings declined. All are considered signs of a healthy and balanced housing market as the fall season gets underway.

Continue:  HOUSTON-AREA HOME SALES RISE FOR A FOURTH STRAIGHT MONTH

Step-by-Step Guide to Buying a Home

 “Home buying knowledge before you start shopping is powerful. You will find that being an informed individual about the home buying process is empowering for you. Lucky for you that you came to the right place. So let’s get started buying your first home! ”

Before Buying a Home, Get Your Finances In Order

Line up your financing, set aside a down payment and study the loan programs available. By doing your homework, you will know exactly how much you can pay and what it will cost you.

By Elizabeth Weintraub, About.com Guide

via  HOUSTON – KATY AREA REAL ESTATE BLOG.

10 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes – MSN Money

 This is good advice for the first-time homebuyer, and it is a good review for seasoned buyers.

“A house is probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make. And, if you can avoid these missteps, chances are you’ll be happy with the home you choose. Are you gearing up to buy your first place? Shopping for a home is exciting, exhausting and a little scary, especially in this market. In the end, your aim is to end up with a home you love at a price you can afford. Sounds simple enough, right? Unfortunately, many people make mistakes that prevent them from achieving that simple dream. Arm yourself with these tips to get the most out of your purchase and avoid making 10 of the most costly mistakes that could put a hold on that sold sign.

1. Not knowing what you can afford.

We learned from the subprime mortgage mess, what the bank says you can afford and what you know you can afford or are comfortable with paying are not necessarily the same. .”

via HOUSTON – KATY AREA REAL ESTATE BLOG.

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