May 2014 Blog Posts (14)

Before you try to protect the world....first start with protecting your client's earnest money!!

It all starts the same....you list a "haute" property in great condition that's price just right and you receive a FLOOD of phone calls.

This is exactly what happened to me, but one particular call stood out from the others...this agent spoke of her client who has a disabled child and they'd already looked at about 50 properties...and missed out on about 20 of those. Instantly, I felt her pain. She showed…

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Added by Vanessa Calhoun on May 30, 2014 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Wisconsin April 2014 Housing Statistics

Welcome-to-Wisconsin The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for April of 2014. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:

Wisconsin existing home sales fell in April even as median prices continued to rise according to the most recent analysis of the state housing market…

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Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR on May 30, 2014 at 7:14am — No Comments

Ignoring Potentially 21%

Ignoring Potentially 21%



In April, 2014, RealtyTrac came out with a report that showed that 1) 9.1 million, or 17% of all US mortgages (total number of US mortgages calculated at over 53.5 million) were STILL seriously underwater, where the loan amount is higher than the property value. Housing values in many areas are coming back, but not enough to put many of the 9.1 million still underwater homeowners into a positive equity position.



In March of 2013, 2) RealtyTrac…

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Added by Pam Marron on May 29, 2014 at 5:47am — No Comments

Millions of Homeowners Underwater

First-time homebuyers are searching for affordable homes; however those homes are a rare find on the market because of the negative equity on most of those homes. According to the first quarter of Zillow® Negative Equity Report, almost 9.7 million homeowners are underwater.

Homeowners who owe more on their mortgage than the house is worth are in a sticky situation. This is usually because they have…

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Added by Trang Huynh on May 21, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Simple Mistakes that can Be Fixed by Home Sellers

Although sellers seem to have the advantage in the current market, this does not mean that sellers can simply put their home up for sale and wait for offers.  There is still some work to be done in order to get a buyer to pay the right asking price.  In fact, a lot of sellers are not aware of costly mistakes that are made that turn…

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Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR on May 20, 2014 at 10:31am — No Comments

Tips for Starting a Backyard Garden

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Added by Robert Yoakam on May 13, 2014 at 3:34am — No Comments

Always positive yet never pushy - Client Testimonial

Rock Realty Client Testimonials



"Mike was great. He worked very hard for us and truly cared about us finding the right home. We were house searching exclusively on weekends, as we moved to a different state and were only available then, and he gave up many weekends to help us (often on short notice!). He was always positive yet never pushy, as many Realtors® are. We would definitely recommend him and enjoyed working with him."

Joe K. (Cambridge,…

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Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR on May 12, 2014 at 7:26am — No Comments

Banning, California Real Estate Market Statistics by Status and Price - All Time as of 5/6/2014

Banning, California Real Estate Market Statistics by Status and Price - All Time as of 5/6/2014

Status: Closed Sale (2746)…
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Added by Garrigus Real Estate Group on May 6, 2014 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Palm Springs Condo For Sale - Condo in the Biarritz, Palm Springs CA



$85,000, 1Bd/1Ba Condo, 568 sqft.

 

 
Garrigus Real Estate | Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters |…
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Added by Garrigus Real Estate Group on May 5, 2014 at 4:20pm — No Comments

45372 Driftwood Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260 - Condo For Sale in The Mountain Villas



$145,000, 2Bd/2Ba Condo, 1457 sqft.…

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Added by Garrigus Real Estate Group on May 5, 2014 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Dane County Housing Authority Down Payment Assistance

DCHA HOMEOWNERSHIP DOWNPAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Dane County Housing Authority The Dane County Housing Authority, (DCHA), offers interest-free, deferred, Down Payment and Closing Cost loans to income-eligible,…

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Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR on May 5, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

HOME Consortium Down Payment Assistance Program

HOME Consortium Down Payment Assistance



The HOME Consortium home ownership assistance program helps families afford a home of their own by providing deferred loans. The DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE LOAN (DPA)program provides eligible home…

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Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR on May 2, 2014 at 6:38am — No Comments

Always there to answer questions - Client Testimonial

Rock Realty Client Testimonials



"Mike was wonderful to work with. He was always there to answer questions but never pushed me to make a decision. My entire home buying process went smoothly thanks to Mike. I would gladly recommend him and would be happy to use him again the next time I move!"

Laura S. (Middleton, WI 53562)

Rock Realty Buyer Client…

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Added by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR on May 1, 2014 at 8:32am — No Comments

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