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Segments For April 18th 2015


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    Top News Of The Week

    - 3 Years of Housing Growth Expected
    - Buying Cheaper than Renting in ¾ of the Country
    - Foreclosed Buyers Re-enter Market
    - Top Ten Healthiest Cities
    - Designer Condos
    - Americans in the Dark About Credit
    - Sellers’ Market in the Spring
    - RMK Financial Fined for Deceptive Practices
    - Small Condos Command Big Prices
    - Property Taxes Vary Widely

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    Local Market Conditions

    It’s time to take look at the latest real estate facts and figures from across the country.

    This week we’re going to go further into the most recent Existing Home Sales report from THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, concentrating on February sales of existing homes by price category.

    February showed modest gains in existing home sales overall on a month to month basis.

    But the Pending Home Sales Report, which looks ahead to future home sales, told a different story. Pending Home Sales surged ahead to their highest level since June 2013.

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    The Moving Checklist

    We’re going to get you “Moving!” We’re talking all about the best practices when it comes to getting you, your family, and your belongings out of one home and into the next. And as we wrap up the first hour of the show, we’re going to help get you organized. WHAT you need to do, and WHEN you need to do it.

    Before anything else—get two things. First? A calendar. You’ll want to keep track of the moving schedule. Second? A bottle of champagne. But don’t open it yet! Save it – for later.

    OK? Ladies and gentlemen, start your calendars!

    First entry? About six weeks before your move, start to check out moving companies. Get references from your REALTOR®, and check out reviews online to find movers with a good reputation.

    Then, make appointments with 2 or 3 companies, and get estimates. And make sure they come to your house and see exactly what you have to move. When a mover visits in person, the quote they give you is often guaranteed. That’s what you want. Not some number that can go up…and hurt your wallet.

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    Goodbye, Hello

    We’re going to talk about the very personal side of moving.

    According to HealthStatus.com, a site that analyzes health risks, moving is one of life’s most stressful experiences, right up there with divorce, a job loss, a major illness, or the death of a loved one. For most people, moving is a bittersweet event, one in which you say goodbye to one home and hello to a new one. The stress of moving – both physical and emotional – can be managed with the help of a good team of professionals who can minimize the drama and make your experience easier. With a REALTOR®, you have someone you can rely on to walk you through the moving process and help you find the right moving company and contractors.

    BUT, there’s no way around the fact that moving is a double-edged sword. It triggers memories of the past and dreams of the future. And that releases powerful emotions that can make moving even more difficult.

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    Segments For April 11th 2015


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      Top News Of The Week

      - Vacation Home Sales Soar in 2014
      - Credit Standards Need to be Revised
      - Housing Market “Healthy”
      - Fastest Growing Cities
      - Bathrooms Add Value
      - Millennials Make Home Ownership a Priority
      - Good Home Sales Could Be Better
      - All Signs Point to Red Hot Spring Market
      - April is Fair Housing Month
      - Moving at Retirement

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      Local Market Conditions

      It’s time to continue our look at the latest facts and figures from across the country as we look at the most recent existing home sales report from THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

      This week we’re going to research the existing home sales numbers for information about the condo and co-op market in February.

      Existing Home Sales experienced an increase in February on a month to month basis. But when we look at it from a year to year perspective they remained almost 5% ahead of February 2014’s numbers.

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      Closing Day Checklist

      We are taking n in-depth look at “The Closing”, the final step in the real estate transaction, that wonderful moment when the property changes hands from the seller to the buyer.

      Both sides of the transaction sometimes get a little nervous as the settlement day approaches. It’s only natural, since it’s a huge financial transaction.

      But really? No need. If you’ve been working with a team of great professionals all along – REALTORs®, lenders, inspectors and title attorneys – then you can feel confident that your closing will go well. Every one of those team members will help you prepare for the closing – and help you get through it. So we though we’d wrap up this hour of the show, by summarizing that advice – in a settlement day checklist – just for you.

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      The Finish Line

      Depending on where in the country you live, you might call it the closing, escrow, or the settlement. But – you could also call it ‘the finish line.’ Because the race is run – and you – are done.

      So take a minute. Put down that calculator that’s been glued to your hand for eight weeks. And pause to rejoice in your accomplishment. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, this is a great day.

      If you’re the buyer – you just bought a property and you’re ready to make it your home. And if you’re the seller – you just sold a home and you’re ready to move onto your next place. Either way, you’ve been on a journey and you’re ready to reap your rewards.

      Let’s look at the finish line from the buyer’s perspective for a moment.

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      Segments For April 4th 2015


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