Archives for January 2013

Jan
31

Nice Home Buying photos

Some cool Home buying images:

Housewife in the Kitchen of Her Mobile Home in One of the Trailer Parks…
Home buying

Image by The U.S. National Archives
Original Caption: Housewife in the Kitchen of Her Mobile Home in One of the Trailer Parks. The Two Parks Were Created in Response to Workers Who Arrived for Jobs in the Town’s Manufacturing Plant Which Opened Since the 1950’s. The Town Population Was Stable at 8 to 9,000 During the First Half of the Century, Then Climbed to 13,051 in the 1970 Census. New Ulm Was Founded in 1854 by a German Immigrant Land Company. It Is Located in South Central Minnesota

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-15848

Photographer: Villalobos, Horacio

Subjects:
New Ulm (Brown county, Minnesota, United States) inhabited place
Environmental Protection Agency
Project DOCUMERICA

Persistent URL: http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=558298

Repository: Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001.

For information about ordering reproductions of photographs held by the Still Picture Unit, visit: www.archives.gov/research/order/still-pictures.html

Reproductions may be ordered via an independent vendor. NARA maintains a list of vendors at www.archives.gov/research/order/vendors-photos-maps-dc.html

Buy copies of selected National Archives photographs and documents at the National Archives Print Shop online: gallery.pictopia.com/natf/photo/

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted
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Resident of One of the Two Mobile Home Parks, Washes His Truck…
Home buying

Image by The U.S. National Archives
Original Caption: Resident of One of the Two Mobile Home Parks, Washes His Truck. The Trailer Parks Were Created in Response to Workers Who Arrived for Jobs in the Town’s Manufacturing Plants Which Opened Since the 1950’s. These Newcomers Reflect the Cultural Influence of the Germanic Penchant for Neatness and Order Even Though They Are Not of Ethnic German Origin. The Town Was Founded in 1854 by a German Immigrant Land Company

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-15847

Photographer: Villalobos, Horacio

Subjects:
New Ulm (Brown county, Minnesota, United States) inhabited place
Environmental Protection Agency
Project DOCUMERICA

Persistent URL: http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=558297

Repository: Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001.

For information about ordering reproductions of photographs held by the Still Picture Unit, visit: www.archives.gov/research/order/still-pictures.html

Reproductions may be ordered via an independent vendor. NARA maintains a list of vendors at www.archives.gov/research/order/vendors-photos-maps-dc.html

Buy copies of selected National Archives photographs and documents at the National Archives Print Shop online: gallery.pictopia.com/natf/photo/

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted
Use Restrictions: Unrestricted

Jan
31

House Selling Tips To Know When Selling a Vacant House

Tips to sell your vacant house

If the time has come that you need to move from your home and you don’t have buyer’s lining up for your home then chances are it will be vacant until it sells.

#1 Make sure your homeowners insurance covers your vacant home.

This is the most important step and it may take the longest to find out the answer.

Homeowners insurance policies are designed for homes that are occupied by the property’s owner.

Many homeowners policies have exclusions for homes vacant for more than a certain time.

Call your insurance agent and find out.

#2 Talk with your neighbors

Yeah, you may think why now after all this time.

It’s very simple. Your neighbors have a vested interest to keep your home safe from vandals. They don’t want their home being stigmatized by an eye sore at their neighbors house caused by vandals. Tell your neighbors your situation, whether your moving across town or across country and who has access to your home besides you.

#3Vandals aren’t the only problem

Many industrious criminals have turned to the Internet to find their next prey. In recent years, many homes have had their high-end appliances among other things stolen by thieves. It’s important to keep track of who has keys to your property and to make sure all doors and windows are secure.

#4 Dual purpose renovations

Add some motion sensor lights outside to illuminate your vacant home at night. There are many good choices available other than traditional flood lights. Most chain hardware stores carry a wide variety of outdoor lights from wall mounted to ceiling mounted motion sensing light fixtures.  Leave some tables and lamps running on timers behind for a little extra interior light. They will help keep your vacant home looking a little more occupied and help with evening showings of your home. 

#5 Do some gardening

Remove any brush around the doors and windows of your home. Trim back some of the branches and try to make your yard neat, clean and free of hiding spots. it will help your homes curb appeal and keep people from hiding in the bushes.

Final Step

Find an experienced Realtor that can help you identify any marketability issues with your home that can lengthen it marketing time. Depending on your property’s market your Realtor may suggest that  your home be  staged.

Jan
30

9 Tips on Buying a Home

A mortgage bankers give 9 tips on buying a home.

Jan
30

Q&A: Need tips for selling a home fast?

Does anyone have any tips for selling a home fast?
My husband’s job is relocating us and our a relocation package that does not cover selling a home.

We need to get our home sold fast in this tough market.

We can’t really afford two house payments.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Best answer:

The best first step you can take is to get a good real estate agent (me).

You will need an objective opinion of what your home needs to be more marketable.

The general tips are: Quick fix-ups, De-clutter,  fresh paint, carpet, and landscaping.

To sell quickly, set a reasonable price after consulting an experienced real estate agent.

Add your own answer in the comments!

Jan
29

Real estate agent fees when buying a foreclosure?

Question: Real estate agent fees when buying a foreclosure?
I’m a first time home buyer and I’m trying to learn some of the basics of the home buying process. I’m thinking of finding a real estate agent. However, I  want to know if  Iwould have to sign one of those exclusivity contracts and, if I were to buy a foreclosed home, where would their comission come from?

Best answer:

 

Exclusive right to represent buyers agreements have been gaining momentum recently. I don’t use them very much.  I believe that if an agent is good at their job as a real estate professional the client will stick with you because they trust you not because they are legally obligated. There is another side to this is that Real estate agents get stuck working for free way too often by agent jumping buyers that contact  every Real estate agent in a 50 mile radius.

The real estate commission would come from the sellers.  Real estate commisions are incorporated into the purchase price of the home. The real estate commission is set by the homes seller.

What do you think? Answer below!

Jan
29

Condo/Townhouse $229,900

Fredericksburg, VA — This wonderful three story home features 4 generous bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half baths, high ceilings, spacious living and dedicated dining area area, welcoming family room with gas fireplace, a beautiful kitchen with eating area with gleaming wood flooring, center island with gas gooktop, stainless appliances, and upgraded cabinetry.
This townhouse at 1107 Patrick St in Fredericksburg has a 4 bedrooms / 3 bathroom and is available for $229900.00.

Jan
28

Bright Three BR, 1.5 BA townhouse near shopping, schools, playgrounds $68,000

Fredericksburg, VA — Bright 3 beds, 1.5 bathrooms townhouse near shopping, schools, playgrounds, ball-fields, river walk, and interstate 95.
Richard Pruitt is showing 1038 Wicklow Dr in FREDERICKSBURG which has 3 bedrooms / 1.5 bathroom and is available for $68000.00. Call us at (540) 785-2225 to arrange a viewing.

Jan
28

nice home with room for an additional bdr and offers an over sized lot and $199,900

Fredericksburg, VA — Nice home with room for an additional bdr and offers an over sized lot and detached bldg as is, hdwd floors and shows very well..
Douglas Jennings has this 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom property available at 324 Riverside Dr in FREDERICKSBURG for $199900.00. Please call (540) 840-1133 to arrange a viewing.

Jan
27

New Construction at 1008 JULIA’S PLACE, by Drees Homes $424,900

Fredericksburg, VA — Brand New Home in Fredericksburg, VA for 424900
This Fredericksburg property is 4 bedrooms / 2.5 bathroom for $424900.00. Call (540) 368-0620 to arrange a viewing.

Jan
27

New Construction at 1004 JULIA’S PLACE, by Drees Homes $429,990

Fredericksburg, VA — This new construction home is the mcclaren by drees homes, and is located in the preserve at smith run, in fredericksburg, va.
This Fredericksburg property is 4 bedrooms / 2.5 bathroom for $429990.00. Call (540) 368-0620 to arrange a viewing.