LANSDALE IS THE HOT SPOT FOR LISTINGS- BUYERS GET MOVING.WE ARE LISTING HOMES EVERYDAY!

ATTENTION:  If  you are looking for a home in the Lansdale, North Wales, Pennsylvania, Now is the opportunity to buyer. These HOMES are all well kept and go from low 300′s into the 400′S, These homes are all single and on beautiful streets.

PLEASE CALL ME AND I CAN SHOW YOU SO MANY WONDERFUL HOMES IN LANSDALE AND NORTH WALES!

BUYERS WITH INTEREST RATES SO LOW, I JUST SETTLED A HOME FRIDAY WITH INTEREST IN THE 2percent GATEGORY.

YOU HAVE TREMENDOUS CHOICES, WITH LOW MONTHLY PAYMENTS.

 

CALL ME NOW WHILE THEY LAST, I WILL GET YOU THE BEST HOME FOR THE BEST PRICE-WORKING WITH YOUR BUDGET

THANK YOU

MARY ANN GRABOYES-REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST

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REAL ESTATE MARKET IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IS SEEING GREAT NUMBERSR SELLERS AND BUYERS

Sellers have finally decided to put their homes on the market after waiting or placing back on the HOT Market. All our fabulous towns, Upper Dublin, Blue Bell, Lansdale,Lower Gwynedd, Ambler. Homes of all sizes, new to resale. This part of Montgomert County, Pa have some of the finest communities around. We are close to transportation, A train station in every town. Close to major highways, fine restaurants. THE OLD BLUE BELL INN HAS JUST RE-OPENED WITH THE FINEST ATMOSPHERE, AND THE BEST MENU. THE INN IS IN BLUE BELL, PA. IT HAS BEEN A LANDMARK FOR YEARS.

NOW IS THE BEST TIME TO SELL AND BUY. MY LISTING ARE GOING FAST, INTEREST ARE VERY LOW, SO BUYERS CAN BUY MORE HOME AND SELLERS WILLN GET MORE MONEY.

 

CALL ME AND I WILL SHOW YOU SOME FABULOUS HOMES OR I CAN TELL YOU WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH.

MARY ANN GRABOYES  25 YEARS OF SERVICE. SEE MY WEBSITE WITH MY REFERRALS AND THE GREAT SERVICE I AM KNOWN FOR.

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Millennials: Optimistic & Ready to Buy

A recent survey by the PulteGrouprevealed that the Millennial generation has a more optimistic outlook regarding the American economy than other generations. According to the survey, 54% of Millennials believe the economy is in better shape today than it was last year compared to only 41% of the total population.

It seems this optimism is impacting purchasing decisions as 74% of Millennials view now as an excellent or good time to buy the things they want or need. Jim Zeumer, vice president of corporate communications for the PulteGroup explained:

“No other cohort of adults is nearly as confident about their economic future as the millennials are right now. This is definitely a change, as millennials have regularly been viewed as the disenfranchised generation vastly affected by the fallout of the recession.  But now, with an increased sense of optimism, this generation is starting to feel as though they have the resources available to lead the lives they want or expect to in the future.”

WHAT ABOUT HOUSING?

Specific to real estate, the survey indicated:

  • 85% of Millennials plan to purchase a home in the future
  • 49% plan to purchase a home in the next two years
  • Of those planning to purchase in the near-term, 56 percent are current homeowners and 41 percent are renters
  • 65% prefer spending more money on a home that is move-in ready compared to doing renovations
  • 58% increased their interest in purchasing a home in the past year as the positive attributes of homeownership resonate with this generation.

 

 

 

Open House Marketing: 4 Things Sellers Should Avoid

This post by Renee White, broker associate at Keller Williams Realty East Bay in Walnut Creek, Calif., originally appeared on ActiveRain.

Most of us are all too familiar with the television channel HGTV (Home & Garden Television) with its lavish home remodels and spunky hosts. Although it has given the common man both firsthand glimpses into the ins and outs of home maintenance and great tips for buying and selling a home, it has also provided a dramatic exaggeration of real-life residences and homeowners.

And when it comes to open houses, the TV entertainment may have on display fine art showings and free-flowing Champagne.

Even though everday homeowners and their agents have upped the ante on hospitality, the focus of the most successful open houses is still the same: showcasing the house to the right population of prospective buyers and staging your house to sell.

Sometimes, to keep the right focus and successful sale of your house, it’s best to eliminate the things we shouldn’t do. Here are four tips about what smart sellers should avoid during a sale.

1. DON’T attend or pretend. A seller’s place at an open house is elsewhere. It used to be that only “looky-loos” showed up at open houses, but it is becoming increasingly common for serious, qualified buyers to tour open houses with their agents every weekend. In addition, these buyers want to have serious conversations about your home — pro and con. It is easier to have these conversaions without the seller present. Sellers, trust that your agent will successfully consolidate and deliver the most useful insights from buyer and broker feedback provided at the open house.

2. DON’T create distractions vs. attractions. When it comes to hospitality in your open house, it is essential to be particular about attracting potential buyers and not creating an area that becomes more distracting. Treats that showcase the home in its best light like iced lemonade in your newly remodeled kitchen on a hot summer day would be a great “attraction.” However, live entertainment or fully catered meals can easily slide over the line, registering at “distractions.”

3. DON’T complicate buyers’ access to the property. There’s a reason it’s called an open house. The objective is to grant buyers relatively free access to see and fall in love with your home. Don’t undermine your own open house by blocking buyers from a room, closet, basement or area of the yard (unless safety absolutely dictates.) Anything you do that requires a buyer to come back and see it at another time just puts one more roadblock between them and buying your home.

4. DON’T neglect the neighbors. Inviting your neighbors to the open house could possibly get you more buyers. Your neighbors are the people most likely to know other people who want to live in your neighborhood. And on a side note, they would most definitely appreciate the heads up about the excess number of cars parking all over their street!

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LISTINGS COMING ON THE MARKET

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A HOME IN ANY PRICE RANGE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY YOU ARE IN FOR A GREAT TRIP.SO MANY BEAUTIFUL, WELL KEPT HOMES IN ANY PRICE ARE NOW AVAILABLE.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A FIXER-UPPER IN UPPER DUBLIN, PA WE HAVE SOME FOR NICE PRICES, MAKE THE HOME THE WAY YOU LIKE. EACH DAY HUNDREDS OF HOMES COME ON THE MARKET.

LANSDALE, PA HAVE MANY AFFORDABLE HOMES IN WONDERFUL NEIGHBORHOODS. IF YOU CAN BUY A HOME  NOW IS THE TIME. GOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT-NORTH PENN

UPPER DUBLIN IS ALSO A BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL SYSTEM.  VOTED ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO LIVE IS HORSHAM, PA

ALL THESE TOWNS HAVE TRAIN STATIONS. ALL CLOSE TO MAIN ROUTES. GREAT MALLS (4)  KING OF PRUSSIA MALL, MONTGOMERY MALL, PLYMOUTH MEETING MALL, WILLOW GROVE MALL.

IF YOUR FAMILY LOVES THE BEACH, WE ARE WITHIN  AN HOUR AND HALF TO THE BEACH. SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AREAS IN DRIVING RANGE FROM PHILADELPHIA,. OCEAN CITY, NJ, SEA ISLE CITY, NJ, AVALON BY THE SEA

MANY OTHER TOWNS AT THE SHORE. THE POCONO MOUNTAINS ARE BEAUTIFUL THE SCENERY IS AWESOME. YOU CAN RENT FOR A WEEKS VACATION AND SWIM IN THE LAKES. BEAUTIFUL LAKES, TRAILS FOR HIKING. RESTAURANTS WITH ALL HOME MADE FOOD.

THE ABOVE IS WHY OUR AREA IS SO POPULAR. IT IS SITUATED SURROUNDED BY AREAS FOR DAY TRIPS OR VACATIONS.

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3 Reasons the Housing Market Should thrive in 2014

3 Reasons the Housing Market Should Thrive in 2014


3 Reasons the Housing Market Should Thrive in 2014Posted: 27 Mar 2014 04:00 AM PDT

threeRecently, HousingWire asked David Berson, chief economist at Nationwide, for his opinion on the near-term future of housing. Below are what Mr. Berson believes to be the three things you need to know about housing in 2014. We have included a quote from the article and a small comment from KCM for all three points.

Number 1: 2014 should prove to be the strongest year for housing activity since before the Great Recession

“Most economists expect an improved job market in 2014, with employment growth accelerating and the unemployment rate continuing to decline. That jobless rate drop will reflect more of a pickup in employment than further declines in the labor force participation rate. This will be the key factor improving housing demand this year, even if mortgage rates rise and affordability declines. While the housing market tends to do especially well when the job market improves and mortgage rates decline simultaneously, that combination of events occurs only rarely…People buy homes when their job and income prospects improve – even if it’s more expensive to do so – rather than buy when it is inexpensive to do so but they’re worried about keeping their jobs.”

KCM Comment:

We agree that the job market will continue to improve and that rising interest rates will not be a detriment to the market in 2014. As Doug Duncan, SVP and chief economist at Fannie Mae, recently revealed:

“Consumers have taken the interest rate rise in stride. Expectations for continued improvement in housing persist, and sentiment toward the current buying and selling environment is back on track.”

Number 2: Demographics should start to favor housing activity

“If the economy expands at a faster pace this year, bringing a more rapid rate of job creation, that should translate into more households, raising housing demand. We won’t see all three million missing households return to the housing market at once. (That wouldn’t be a good thing for the housing market anyway, since that would be on top of the 1.2 million households that normally would develop this year; such a surge would swamp the existing housing supply). Beginning in 2014, the pace of household formations should accelerate to an above-trend pace for several years, pushing up housing demand.”

KCM Comment:

The Urban Land Institute recently released a report, Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2014, projecting that 4.48 million new households will be formed over the next three years. Millennials will make up a large portion of these new households. With the economy improving, we believe they will finally be moving out of their parents’ homes and, after they compare renting versus buying, many will choose homeownership.

Number 3: Mortgage availability shouldn’t worsen and may improve

“The rise in mortgage rates already has reduced mortgage origination volumes as refinance activity declines. If mortgage rates rise further this year, as expected, then refinance activity will fall still more. In response, mortgage lenders probably will ease lending standards to the extent possible under the QM rules to boost lending activity by increasing purchase originations. As a result, the increase in new households expected to be created this year, spurred by a stronger job market, should find that qualifying for a mortgage loan will be somewhat easier in 2014 than in prior years.”

KCM Comment:

We also believe that, as the refinancing market begins to dry up, mortgage entities will be more aggressive in the purchase money market (mortgages necessary to purchase a home). There even seems to be recent evidence that lending standards are actually loosening.

 

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Home Sales: Are they Increasing or Decreasing?

There has been a lot of chatter about the last few Existing Home Sales Reports from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Year-over-year sales have been down four of the last five months. Experts are asking whether or not the housing recovery is beginning to stall. Let’s take a closer look at the data.

It is true that last month’s annualized sales rate of 4.62M was less than the 4.87M reported last January. However, after further scrutiny, the report reveals an interesting situation: sales of non-distressed properties are actually up. In January 2013, 23% of the 4.87M sales were distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales) meaning 3.75M non-distressed properties were sold. In January 2014, 15% of the 4.62M sales were distressed properties. That means 3.93M non-distressed properties sold - an increase of 180,000 sales.

When we dig deeper into NAR’s research, we also see that homes at the higher price points are selling at greater increases than the lower price points.

This deeper look at the report shows evidence that the housing market is still doing quite well when we removed distressed sales (which are in many cases lower end properties) from the equation.

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

Whether you are buying or selling a home, you need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you toward your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and Internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO.

The 5 Reasons You NEED a Real Estate Professional in your corner haven’t changed, but rather have been strengthened in recent months with the Federal Government continuing to taper bond purchases and the impact that decision has had on mortgage rates.

1. What do you do with all this paperwork?

Each state has different regulations regarding the contracts required for a successful sale, and these regulations are constantly changing. A true Real Estate Professional is an expert in their market and can guide you through the stacks of paperwork necessary to make your dream a reality.

2. Ok, so you found your dream house, now what?

According to the Orlando Regional REALTOR Association, there are over 230 possible actions that need to take place during every successful real estate transaction. Don’t you want someone who has been there before, who knows what these actions are to make sure that you acquire your dream?

3. Are you a good negotiator?

So maybe you’re not convinced that you need an agent to sell your home. However, after looking at the list of parties that you need to be prepared to negotiate with, you’ll realize the value in selecting a Real Estate Professional. From the buyer (who wants the best deal possible), to the home inspection companies, to the appraiser, there are at least 11 different people that you will have to be knowledgeable with and answer to, during the process.

4. What is the home you’re buying/selling really worth?

Not only is it important for your home to be priced correctly from the start, to attract the right buyers and shorten the time that it’s on the market, but you also need someone who is not emotionally connected to your home, to give you the truth as to your home’s value.

According to the National Association of REALTORS“the typical FSBO home sold for $184,000 compared to $230,000 among agent-assisted home sales.”

Get the most out of your transaction by hiring a professional.

5. Do you know what’s really going on in the market?

There is so much information out there on the news and the Internet about home sales, prices, mortgage rates; how do you know what’s going on specifically in your area? Who do you turn to, to tell you how to competitively price your home correctly at the beginning of the selling process? How do you know what to offer on your dream home without paying too much, or offending the seller with a low-ball offer?

“When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.” – Dave Ramsey

Hiring an agent who has their finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying/selling experience an educated one. You need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear.

Bottom Line:

You wouldn’t hike up Kilimanjaro without a Sherpa, or replace the engine in your car without a trusted mechanic, why would you make one of your most important financial decisions of your life without hiring a Real Estate Professional?

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