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Foreclosures down 78% since 2010 peak | Debbie Dawson, RE/MAX Advantage Realty, Trinity, FL 34655

ATTOM Data Solutions’ Midyear 2018 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report found a total of 362,275 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings – default notices, scheduled auctions or bank repossessions – in the first six months of 2018. That number is down 15 percent year-to-year and down 78 percent from its recession-era foreclosure peak in the first six months of 2010. Unlike earlier…

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How do I know the seller actually received my offer?

Dear Anne: I called a listing agent the other day to find out if he presented my buyer’s offer and he said, “Yeah, I presented it.” But I don’t believe him. What angers me most is that he doesn’t understand why I’m upset. My buyer feels I’m inept because I have no clue what’s going on with her offer. “I…


Looking for your dream house? Here’s help

Question: We have been having trouble finding our dream home. The few homes we have seen have been snatched up before we could even make up our mind, or the seller has shot us down. We want the perfect home for our family but don’t know what to do! — Amelia and Kelly Answer: We are in the middle of…


Home Negotiating Tip – Listing Your Appliances as Part of the Deal

Moving large appliances like refrigerators and ranges is a pain in the neck, so many sellers prefer to leave their appliances and buy new ones for their new home. That’s fine, just don’t list them as “going with the house.” If you do, the appliances, just like the rest of your house, will be subject to inspection, and if one…


4 Tax Deductions for Sellers | Debbie Dawson, RE/MAX

Some tax deductions for home sellers may amount to potentially big savings. Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, March 15, 2018 –As such, homeowners who are selling their home soon or sold it last year will want to educate themselves on the tax deductions available. Realtor.com® recently highlighted some, including: Selling costs: “You can deduct any costs associated with selling…


REAL ESTATE NEWS: Review 11 year cycle | Debbie Dawson with YourHomeTampaBay.com at RE/MAX

Evaluating Housing Market Since the Great Recession IRVINE, Calif. – March 1, 2018 – A new CoreLogic® report, “Evaluating the Housing Market Since the Great Recession,” reviews the 11-year economic cycle surrounding the last U.S. housing market downturn. It takes a look at the boom and bust years between 2006 and 2011 and the ensuing recovery, with data through December…


It’s official: Lennar, CalAtlantic merge | Debbie Dawson, RE/MAX | YourHomeTampaBay.com

CatAtlantic Homes is Now Part of the Lennar Family of Companies Feb. 15, 2018 – Homebuilding giant Lennar Corp. announced that it completed a merger with former rival CalAtlantic Group Inc., creating the nation’s largest homebuilder based on revenues. Both companies’ stockholders this week overwhelmingly approved the actions making CalAtlantic a wholly owned subsidiary of Lennar. “This combination brought together…


Some lenders are making it easier to get a home loan by lowering their FICO score requirements | Debbie Dawson, RE/MAX of Trinity, Florida

Study: Lenders approved lower credit scores in 2017 To attract a larger pool of potential first-time homebuyers, some lenders are making it easier to get a home loan by lowering their FICO score requirements. The latest Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker found there was a slight decline in average scores for closed loans to Millennials year-over-year. The trend was most pronounced…