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REAL ESTATE UPDATE FOR OCTOBER 2005

Bonnie Fagoh
October 2005
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Murphy's Law for Sellers Murphy's Law states that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Glitches in any real estate transaction are inevitable. If you are prepared, you won't be so shocked when they do. Here are some suggestions that may help:
Understand That Your Home May Not Be Worth What You Think The biggest shock most sellers face is what buyers think their home is worth. Sometimes sellers can be pleasantly surprised, but the reality is that markets change, and home values rise and fall. Many subjective factors such as floor plan, condition, updates and drive-up
Mortgage Rates U.S. averages as of September 29, 2005:30 yr. fixed: 5.91%15 yr. fixed: 5.48%1 yr. adj: 4.68%30 yr. jumbo: 6.98%-->
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appeal affect home values. The truth is that buyers will determine the worth of your home, in this market, at this particular time, and that has very little to do with what you need to
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Four Questions Help Determine "Improve vs. Move" The walls are closing in. Your teenagers are warring over closet space and you long to have a real office room instead of camping out at the kitchen table. What's the best solution? Should you improve the house or move to another? The answers to four primary questions are a good place to start in the dilemma to improve the house or purchase another. Homeowners who are happy with their current neighborhood and school district (usually the top two owner' priorities) are wise to weigh answers to the following: 1. How long do you intend to keep the house? This initial question has impact on several levels. First, it makes little financial sense to pour money into a house only to sell it. Second, if you've ever lived around and through a remodeling project, you know that the emotional upheaval you suffer during construction needs to be offset by enjoying the benefits once the
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Overlooked Energy Conservation Tips Along with disrupting tens of thousands of lives, Hurricane Katrina also disrupted the nation's energy production and supply lines. Gasoline prices soaring by 50 cents a gallon in a single day at some stations portends an even harsher winter than expected when it comes to heating and energy related prices. Days after Katrina left in its wake what's likely to become the nation's largest ever natural disaster, President George Walker Bush called on the nation to conserve. "If you don't need gasoline, don't buy it," he said at a press conference Sept. 1 flanked by former presidents William Jefferson Clinton and his father George Herbert Walker Bush. The two have been tapped again to grow a relief fund much like they did following the Indian Ocean tsunami in December 2004. As the nation taps oil reserves, drills salt canyons in Louisiana and Texas for oil, eases air pollution standards to allow the use of higher sulfur-content diesel fuel and seeks to waive restrictions on foreign ships moving gasoline and other refined petroleum products between U.S. ports, conservation can add as much or more to the supply of energy than any one of
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Fabulous Finds for Decorating That old clich√©, one man’s junk could be another man’s treasure is certainly true when it comes to home decorating. In fact, flea markets, garage sales, tag sales, thrift shops and consignment shops, and, yes, even the garbage, can be good sources to find furniture pieces to enhance your home. Don't let ugly paint, missing hardware, crooked drawers or torn upholstery dim your enthusiasm or cloud your vision. What can I do with it? You're walking down the street, and you spot an incredible headboard at the curb waiting for the trash man. On closer inspection you notice that the base of the headboard is in pretty bad shape, but the rest of it is perfect, right down to the hand-painted flowers. Do you leave it for the trash man?
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