Archive for October, 2015

Melbourne Listings Fare Best with Sparkling Vocabularies

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

If 90% of home buyers use the internet at some point in their search, the percentage who go to the Melbourne listings has to be close to the same ballpark. It’s hard to imagine anyone NOT wanting to take at least a peek at the current listings. Even if they have already settled on a […]

In Autumn, Selling Your House in Melbourne Takes Organization

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

It’s October­­­; a time of year that has a lot to recommend it. In many parts of the country, it’s the season when Mother Nature goes full throttle with the Technicolor. Sunsets can be outrageous. In some parts of the country, leaves can bid adieu with displays that put rainbows to shame. Fall weather turns […]

Melbourne Rental Properties Stand to Benefit from U.S. Trend

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

  The outlook for owners of Melbourne rental properties has been buoyant for some time, but last month a widely-publicized report added to the long range outlook. The study presented multiple scenarios in which demand is likely to outpace the supply of rental properties in the U.S., creating a market bound to reward their owners. […]

Melbourne Fixer-uppers can also have the “Wow Factor”!

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

You know what the “wow factor” is for any Melbourne home that’s for sale—it’s the extra something that’s highly desirable and unique to the property. It could be a three-story entry hall, or a game room that’s large enough for a pool table and a conversation pit. It might be a home theater with four […]

Melbourne Homeowners Heads-up: El Niño is Happening!

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

With fall newly arrived, it’s a time of year when Melbourne homeowners can breathe a sigh of relief; relax and take it easy. With summer behind us, most gardens require less attention. The demands harsh winter weather will make are off in the distant future— or are they? This year it might be prudent for […]

New Reports Help Guide Melbourne Real Estate Market Decisions

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

  At the beginning of any month, Melbourne onlookers can find batches of fresh reports about national real estate market activity. Take October, for instance. We’ve just learned a bunch about what happened across the country. September’s numbers won’t be collected and analyzed for a while, but the fresh real estate market data for August […]

Melbourne Mortgage Availability has Improved with Time

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Whenever an unplanned and unwelcome financial situation develops, a Melbourne mortgage-holder can find himself or herself in the onerous position of being unable to keep up with the monthly home loan payments. If the unhappy situation continues long enough, the likely result is a foreclosure or short sale. In addition to losing the property, the […]

Cost of Living Here in Melbourne is Downright Attractive

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Being able to work within a realistic family budget has become an increasingly important part of modern living for many Melbourne residents. Melbourne’s cost of living may not have been exploding —but most people are keeping an eye on it anyway. The lingering effects of the last decade’s financial dislocations—combined with the slow-motion recovery from […]

Off-Market vs. Off the Market: Tricky Real Estate Distinction

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

The Melbourne real estate listings consist of the lineup of Melbourne homes that are currently “on the market.” They’re for sale. Offered to buyers. Available for purchase. “On the market” is a straightforward real estate term; end of discussion. So, you’d think that “off the market” should be equally unequivocal, and it would be, if […]

Revisiting the ‘Pinch Me’ Moment for Melbourne Home Values

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Back at the beginning of 2012 there came a ‘pinch me, I must be dreaming’ moment. This was back in what seemed to be the Bad Old Days, when Melbourne homeowners who dared to check the latest in neighborhood home values were apt to spend a sleepless night as a result. Melbourne home values had […]