Archive for August, 2015

Melbourne For Sale by Owner Signs may be an Endangered Species

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

They may be getting rarer, but you still see some Melbourne “For Sale by Owner” signs from time to time. Sometimes they signify an owner who, truth be told, simply doesn’t mind letting it be known that he or she isn’t in much of a hurry to sell the place. This can be true if […]

Melbourne Readers find Sweet Real Estate Reports

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Melbourne’s real estate picture usually differs little from that of the nation as a whole. The latest rumblings from the mass media and web continue to bolster the picture of rising values and quickening activity—a sweet story with nary a sour note. In fact the unanimity of voices from almost every corner of the country […]

Melbourne MLS Listings: Good Place to Start a Class on Real Estate

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Wouldn’t it be great if high schools started a Driver’s Education kind of class for real estate? At some point—I think it was in the 1930s—Americans realized that it would be a good idea for the public schools to offer Driver’s Ed, just as a matter of public safety. If you’ve ever tried to deal […]

Melbourne Man Cave Story Reaches Back into Pre-History…

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Without risking a theological debate, it’s clear that something Darwinian is taking place when it comes to some recent developments in Melbourne home refurbishment. We’re talking about today’s Melbourne man caves. As one Fort Myers, Florida newspaper writer put it last week (without the slightest hint of irony), “the concept of the man cave is […]

Path Cleared for Melbourne Home Buying Geniuses

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

One of CNN’s most popular sites is called CNNMoney. Dollars and cents are its singular focus—no film reviews, fashion statements, or political insights. For Melbourne readers minding their bank accounts, it makes consistently interesting reading. The other day, an eye-catching ad for CNNMoney appeared on the screens of real estate sites. If you’d been browsing […]

Novel Solution in the U.S.’s Most Expensive Housing Market

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Melbourne residents been hearing about unbelievably tight housing situations in some U.S. cities for many years, but last week there was one report that would have challenged any imagination. This was about a Wharton School graduate who is spawning a new way to afford rents in the San Francisco Bay area. His solution: live in […]

One Solution for Selling a Tenant-Occupied Melbourne Property

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

In a perfect world, before you set about selling your Melbourne property you would have emptied it of all evidence of human habitation, called in the best staging pros on the planet, and set off to vacation in a Caribbean island spa-hotel so you could sift through the dozens of offers in comfort. “Let’s see,” […]

A Melbourne Virtual Tour Can Attract Buyer Interest

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

For many homes that will be listed for sale in Melbourne, virtual tours will be part of their prospective buyers’ experience. It’s increasingly common that in addition to the eye-catching still photographs that enhance the online listing, some form of clickable virtual tour is there, as well. Most frequently found are virtual tours that are […]

Housing News that Melbourne Homeowners Have Been Waiting For

Friday, August 14th, 2015

For Melbourne homeowners, the news was a long time coming. The bounce back from last decade’s dizzying plummet in the nation’s residential housing values has been underway for quite a while now—but those values hadn’t quite returned to their former heights. Until last month! The Wall Street Journal was early to break the long-awaited headline, […]

Melbourne Builders Take Note: a “Spec” Home that’s One for the Ages

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

A Melbourne “spec” home is a residence that has been designed and built by a Melbourne entrepreneur who has no pre-existing sales order. Melbourne spec homes are bold ventures: they have to be built with confidence that the design and execution will be attractive enough to generate a sale. To return a profit that’s worth […]