8 Tips for buying in a tight market….

Jen Sells Las Vegas

It’s always hard to predict how long it will take to find a home to buy. Given the current low-inventory environment, it may take you longer than it would in a balanced market that has enough homes for sale to satisfy the current buyer demand.

Patience needs to be a key component of your home search mentality. Even if a home you like a lot comes along quickly in your search, other buyers may have the same idea. You could end up in competition. If you aren’t the winning bidder, don’t let disappointment immobilize you.

To prepare yourself to buy in this market, plan to look at every new listing that comes close to satisfying your wish list. Accept that you won’t find everything on your wish list. Successful buyers make sacrifices. Just make sure to make intelligent compromises.

For example, don’t get so overwhelmed by the urge to buy…

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Marketing Your Home? Target Your Audience…

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When home is for sale, it is important to realize which types of buyers will likely be viewing your home and how to market to them. Here are a few target audiences and some marketing tips.
• First time home buyers: First time home buyers likely have been renting and will be looking for a home with a mortgage payment in line with the rent they have been paying, perhaps close to the apartment or rental they are currently in. If you think that your home may appeal as a starter home keep this in mind when selecting a listing agent. Make sure the agent will be comfortable in working with first time home buyers. Most first time home buyers will not be as familiar with the buying process and will need an agent proficient at answering their questions throughout the process. While it’s always a good idea to be…

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7 Red Flags for Home Buyers

Castaneda & Co. Blog

From Pat Mertz Esswein, Associate Editor, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Dec 7th, 2009

Before you bid on a home, check for potentially dicey, and pricey, problems.New home

In most states, home sellers must disclose any defect they know about that could affect how desirable — and marketable — their home is before they sign a purchase contract. Even in the six states that lack a “mandatory seller’s property condition disclosure” (Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming), the state’s licensing agency may require real estate agents to tell buyers what they know. In all states, real estate agents who belong to the National Association of Realtors are obligated by their code of ethics to disclose any defects they know about.

But you may have fallen in love with a house, and spent hours preparing a purchase contract, before the disclosures are made. You should always make your purchase contract contingent on…

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Showcase Your Property with a Hotel Site

The WordPress.com Blog

If you want to promote your hotel, inn, or bed & breakfast with a stylish and functional website that looks and works great on mobile devices, look no further than WordPress.com/hotels.

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An online property for your property

You’ve worked hard to create a comfortable home-away-from-home for your guests, and now, we can set you up with an online home to help keep your “No Vacancy” light burning brightly.

WordPress.com makes it easy to get your website up and running, and keep it secure, making housekeeping a breeze — saving you time you can now spend with your guests.

Come Stay with us

Our new theme Stay, designed with hotels, inns, and bed & breakfasts in mind, allows you to show off the features and amenities your property provides with stunning imagery and plenty of baked-in functionality.

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Add rooms with rates and guest testimonials with a few clicks of…

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