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Monday, February 07, 2011

Everybody is seeking Florida Sunshine

It's been extremely active for this time of year especially with all the bad weather.    I actually think the bad weather has pushed some buyers to pull the trigger----buyers from up north are tired of digging out of the snow and know our prices are down so they've decided to buy that 2nd home, that home for future retirement!!

What is really amazing is the multiple offers on properties!    I know the two properties below had multiple offers within days if not hours of being publicized. 

Waterside condo at $156,000

8 Hwy 98


Both properties were at drop dead awesome prices and are probably going to be purchased above those list prices!!
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I've been preaching for a while now, that if you find a place you like, you better make a move because it will be gone---------if you think its a good property at a good price, chances are several other people do too!!!!

If you are considering making an offer, it is best to have all your paperwork in order before making that offer---if its a cash offer:  have proof of funds ready---this can be a letter from a bank that says you have the money available, it could be some kind of banking statement.

If you need financing, be sure to have a pre-approval letter from a bank.  This does not obligate you to use that bank but it does give the seller a little bit of confidence that you won't have problems getting financed. 

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Properties that are listed at exceptional prices are of course being snapped up quickly.   However, it doesn't cost you anything except a little time to MAKE offers, and this is the time to make offers no matter what the list price is...............offers do need to be close to market value.   If a house next door sold at $400,000, then you can't make an offer of $200,000, but you can make an offer of $375K  for a similar home and see what happens!!!!

You need to make offers based on what similar properties have sold.  Your Realtor has that information!!!!
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Don't forget the Gumbo cookoff February 19th in Mexico Beach.

Check out my calendar for other upcoming events!!

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Sorry this is short and sweet but......................I'm busy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a great week!!!

http://www.maryblackburn.com/
850-896-5222
sundance realty

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