Archive for December, 2015

Holiday Magic Spreads through Melbourne Homes

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Last week, those of us who were out and about during the increasingly short daylight hours could take in what looked like the regular number of Melbourne homes decked out with the familiar holiday paraphernalia. When the weather cooperates, it can’t help but bring a smile to your face to spot the reindeer, Santas, menorahs, […]

Tax Break Possibilities Tempt Melbourne Real Estate Investors

Monday, December 28th, 2015

There are two specific times each year when Melbourne real estate investors find their thoughts wandering in the general direction of impending tax bills. As we approach year’s end, this is one of them. The other, of course, will be coming up in April—but this is the time of year when steps can be taken […]

Melbourne Listing Author Reviews Listing Language Critique

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Anyone who creates listings can’t help but be drawn to critiques of real estate writing. There aren’t a whole lot of those to be drawn to, so when a respected national media titan like The Wall Street Journal comes up with an essay on real estate listing language, this is one Melbourne listing writer who […]

Melbourne Bank Owned Homes Still Offer Rare Bargains

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

The return of a healthy Melbourne real estate market has meant that you don’t hear nearly as much about Melbourne bank owned homes. Back before the economic recovery had begun to take hold, the wave of foreclosures triggered a raft of Melbourne bank owned home auctions and sales. It created conditions which hadn’t been seen […]

Every Open House in Melbourne is its Own Unique Special Event

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

If you are planning for your own open house in Melbourne, you won’t have much trouble finding good advice. Here’s a quick list of what you’ll find: ⦁ Don’t leave your pet behind ⦁ Don’t forget the yard ⦁ If you’re not confident in your house cleaning ability, trust that instinct (hire a pro)! ⦁ […]

In Search of the Most Accurate Melbourne Listings

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Have you ever wondered about the way Melbourne listings appear on your screen when you search for houses for sale through one of the search engines? If you have already found a local Realtor’s® website (like this one!), it’s easy to search the Melbourne listings right from that site without bothering further. You’ll come up […]

Coming Decision Could Affect Melbourne Mortgage Interest Rates

Friday, December 18th, 2015

It’s really as simple as this: when Melbourne mortgage interest rates are low, good things happen in Melbourne real estate. And last week, when The Washington Post commented on the news coming out of Washington, it indicated exactly that. “Mortgage rates fall for the third week in a row” was the headline summarizing the latest […]

Melbourne Rental Investment Property Search Starts with a Question

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

It’s a good thing that the human body is constructed the way it is, which is to make it difficult to do any real damage by kicking yourself. Particularly after many of us recall quite clearly how incredibly low Melbourne prices dived during the last decade’s real estate meltdown. When you see the bounce back […]

Selling Your Melbourne Home during the Holidays

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Selling your Melbourne home during the holiday season may sound like a less than ideal game plan, but there are some advantages now present only at this time of year. It’s true that some extra effort may be called for, but it can be worth the endeavor: there are several factors that make showings at […]

One Reason there is No New Melbourne Real Estate Bubble

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

The possibility that a Melbourne real estate bubble might be forming again is a subject that draws everybody’s attention. For all of us who went through the subprime mortgage mess and drop-off in Melbourne real estate prices, the possibility that the current ongoing rebound might be evidence of another price bubble is a matter of […]