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Top Ten Real Estate Blog Posts Of 2011

Jan. 4, 2012
The long-time readers of the Tallahassee Real Estate Blog know that I monitor our traffic (statistics) on a very regular basis. I like to know what is popular and specifically what our readers find most important on their journey to sell a home or buy a h

Home Selling Tips Given To Us From William Shakespeare

Jan. 3, 2012
I have "borrowed" four quotes from Mr. Shakespeare that serve to bind the Minimalist Guide to Selling a Home.

Easier Search Tool Improves Tallahassee Real Estate

Jan. 2, 2012
if you are searching for homes for sale in Tallahassee, you still use our property search tool. But if you are searching for a specific topic, then our new site search tool will help.

How To Prime The Real Estate Market Recovery

Dec. 30, 2011
There are millions of people who would like to move, they just do not know how to get out of their current homes without losing their right to home ownership. A short sale amnesty program would put these millions back into the buyer pool and help solve th

Home Sellers Should Not Be Greatly Concerned About Their REALTOR's Experience Level

Dec. 29, 2011
Experience is wonderful, but you can see that there is not much difference between a first-year "freshman" REALTORĀ® and one with over 40 years of experience when it comes to being able to sell your home.

Home Sales Will Be Slower In 1st Quarter 2012

Dec. 28, 2011
Unless January brings about a rush of heightened homebuyer activity, we should brace for a slower first quarter in 2012. Home sales usually mirror the pending home sales graph, but with a 30 day lag. Our current one year trend of new contracts started to

Purple Trikes, Pawn Stars, And Real Estate Valuations

Dec. 27, 2011
Don't be the fool in Las Vegas who thinks he's going to sell his purple trike to somebody who wins a jackpot. Have your real estate agent explain supply and demand in your price range, in your area of town, and then price the home to sell today

Home Sales In The Betton Neighborhoods

Dec. 26, 2011
Currently, the average price of a home sold in the Betton neighborhoods this year is $275,000, down from $290,000 last year. This means that home prices in Betton Hills are down about 27% from the peak of the market in 2007 (the peak for Betton was hit in

No Cash For Real Estate In Tallahassee

Dec. 23, 2011
Tallahassee was recording nearly 2,500 conventional loans for purchase by the end of the 1990s, yet this year we will only see about 1/3rd of that amount.

Rising Foreclosure Activity Not Good For Home Sellers

Dec. 22, 2011
Year over Year lis pendens filings have risen in 3 out of the past 4 months, but foreclosure sales increased in November for the first time since nearly a year ago in December (the first impact of the robo-signing scandal). This could be the beginning of

Is There Hope For Home Builders In 2012?

Dec. 21, 2011
One good sign for the return to a healthy new home construction industry in Tallahassee is that prices are on the rise. For many years, we were seeing new home prices fall because much of these sales were liquidation or sell-offs, as builders had over-est

Gardens Of Killearn Home Sales Levels Stable

Dec. 20, 2011
Just as we are seeing across the rest of the Tallahassee real estate market, home values are still falling in the Gardens of Killearn. And also like many other Tallahassee neighborhoods, the average recent home sales price has begun to stabilize. So how d

Is Short Sale A Viable Real Estate Solution?

Dec. 19, 2011
My best recommendation for your current situation is to educate yourself on all the options the market is willing to provide.

Imagine What The Gold Rush Of 1849 Can Teach Us About Short Sales In 2012

Dec. 16, 2011
I see "opportunity for sellers!" And just like the Gold Rush of 1849, only a relative few are going to be lucky enough to strike gold. And do you want to know why?

NAR Caught With Bogus Housing Data

Dec. 15, 2011
everybody who relies on REALTOR reports for the US housing markets now knows that things are worse than they previously thought. Who would have thought such a thing could occur? [insert dripping sarcasm tone]

How I Use Social Media In Real Estate

Dec. 14, 2011
This just shows just how small the world is getting. A real estate agent in Toronto asked advice from a real estate agent in Tallahassee. Ten years ago, he would have no idea that I even existed! But online social media are truly creating a global commun

The Shocking Truth About The Huge Wave Of Defiency Judgments Coming Our Way

Dec. 13, 2011
The only means to avoid a deficiency judgment are through bankruptcy or effective negotiation with your lenders like we do during a short sale.

Real Estate Outlook For 2012

Dec. 12, 2011
While the supply side of the formula threatens to be burdensome for years to come, there are many reasons to believe the demand side will be finally gearing up to return to levels we normally see in the Tallahassee real estate market.

Champions Of Service Say Goodbye To 2011

Dec. 9, 2011
With a focus on customer service, these are the hardest working, hardest training CENTURY 21 agents you will find in the world, and the supportive customer feedback can be found to back this up all over the internet.

A Lot Can Be Learned From The November Real Estate Trends Report

Dec. 8, 2011
Our final graph shows that home values are down 7% overall in 2011 versus 2010. This parallels what we have found when we study figures from the Tallahassee MLS.

Tallahassee Housing News

Blog by Joe Manausa
Tallahassee, Florida

Information about the Tallahassee housing market and real estate discussion for everywhere.


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