Thursday, March 19, 2009

Recouping Costs

In todays market, we all know that price and condition sells houses. I was interested in an article I read on which rehabs recouped the most money. I was surprised. In the south Atlantic states - 86.6% of costs were recouped at the sale with the addition of a deck - surprise - surprise - i was expecting it to be the kitchen!! Of course the kitchen was not far behind but it was still behind replacement of siding. I thought this was very informative so I put a button on my website for everyone to click which will take you to all the results. Just go to and look for the link along the left side of the home page.

Monday, March 2, 2009

First Time Homebuyers

Hello to all my Friends, Family, and Clients.

Put on your thinking cap!!! Do you know anyone that may have:

Just gotten married……
Just had a baby…….
Just graduated from school……
Just gotten promoted……
Just gotten sick and tired of renting and paying for someone else's mortgage…….

And wants to be a homeowner!

Many of us have children, grandchildren, or know friends of our children and grandchildren that are in the age bracket of being a first time homebuyer. You may even be the one in the age bracket!! Now is the very best time to buy a first home. I am attaching a link that will explain the huge $8,000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit.

Prices are down, rates are low, and the spring rush for homes hasn't begun.

Copy and paste this link to learn about this tax credit for first time homebuyers.

Also, there are loans available with down payment assistance, 100% financing, and loans with rehab money built in. I have a great relationship with a lender who will help answer any borrowing questions like: How much can I afford?

Please reply with questions or names, emails, or/and phone numbers of anyone you may know who may want to take advantage of this great opportunity. I would love to help them purchase their first home. Or, you may forward this email to them and tell them to call me. Keller Williams also has a book called Your First Home that I offer to my first time home buyers. It does not matter where anyone lives – we are a national company and I am happy to answer any of their questions and will put them in touch with a great agent. Remember – a referral is the finest compliment and gift that I could ever receive from my friends and family.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

3025 Bishop Estates Rd., Fruitcove, FL is FOR SALE

Imagine living on 3 Acres of Deep Water!!! South of Jacksonville in St. Johns County on Durbin Creek off the St Johns River with ocean access. Quiet, peaceful, yet close to everything. There is a Guest House, Tennis Court, Dock, Boat Lift, and Screened in Pool!!!


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3 Acres of Waterfront Property with guest house, screened enclosed pool, and tennis court!

Foreclosure Rate

Did you know that nationally one out of fifty-four housing units filed for foreclosure.
In Nevada the number changes to one in fourteen and here in Florida the number is one in 22. When I look down a street, with these numbers in mind, it is most likely that one is in trouble!