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Sunday, October 11, 2009

September 2009 Sales Statistics

The September 2009 Sales Statistics are out and Alamo Title in Austin reports the following:

However, these are eliminary September 2009 Data:
Units for Sale: (compared to September 2008)New listings are down 4.52%.
Pendings are up 16.63%.; Solds increased by 2.31%

As for Average Prices:
The "New Listings" average list price is down 6.43% to $301,416. In September 2008 the average list price was $322,116. The sold average sales prices decreased 1.43% to $238,763. For September 2008 it was $242,215.

In Lakeway, residential units sold are down 5% compared to last September. Overall, I think these numbers are pretty good. Do you think that the first time home buyer tax credit has a big impact on these numbers? If so, what would happen after November 30th when the tax credit is GONE? Ouch!

The statistics above have been obtained from Alamo Title of Austin and the Austin Board of Realtors and the information has not been verified or guaranteed.

First time home buyers, say (almost) goodbye to $8,000

THE DEADLINE FOR THE $8000 TAX CREDIT IS 11/30/2009! In order to meet the tax credit closing deadline of 11/30/2009, you'll need to be under contract to purchase a home RIGHT NOW! So if you are still sitting on the fence about home buying, you better act TODAY! You really need to tage advantage of the First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit. This is $8,000 in YOUR POCKET. To qualify, you must make less than 75,000 if single or 150,000 if married and you have not owned a home for 3 years!

Join several of my first time home buyers who have filed an amendment to their 2008 tax return and are enjoying their $8,000 at the moment. So if you or someone you know is considered a first-time homebuyer, please contact me RIGHT NOW at (512)786-SELL/512-786-7355 to see if you qualify. I am here to help you and you don't pay me a thing. My fee is paid for by the seller BUT I represent you! If you do not know if you have enough money to pay for the down payment and the closing cost, call me and I can go over the different loan programs and see what I can do for you regarding your closing cost.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

More homes rescued from foreclosures this month

This past Tuesday, October 6th is the first Tuesday of the month. What happens on the first Tuesday of the month in Texas? It is auction date. 3 of my short sale properties were scheduled to go to auction 2 days ago and I WAS ABLE TO CANCEL THEIR FORECLOSURE thru short sales. Only 1-2 months before auction date, I received phone calls to auction these homes. I received their hardship package, got the home in the market and received a REASONABLE offer worth presenting to the banks.

If you or someone you know own a home in Lakeway, Bee Caves, Dripping Springs, Cedar Park, Leander, Round Rock, Steiner Ranch, Manor, Georgetown, Austin, Kyle, or Buda, and are at a risk of losing your home thru foreclosure, please know that you have other options beside foreclosure. Please give me a call, Iam a SHORT SALE SPECIALIST, and all it takes is 15 minutes on the phone to see if you qualify for SHORT SALE. I have received my Certified Default Resolution Specialist certification and have successully helped several homeowners in the past year. I have been doing short sales for a year now! I am the first real estate agent to receive this designation in the Keller Williams - Lake Travis office and in the Lakeway/Bee Caves area.

I have been received referrals from realtors who have tried doing short sales and have not been able to complete the transaction because of their inexperience and non-expertise. Are you willing to put your home and your credit to risk?

Here is a testimonial from a client:

Pearl Jones was a true Godsend for our family. She is exceptionally professional, persistent, caring, and honest. Dealing with a long-distance short-sale is a serious challenge, but Pearl's sincerity and integrity made it as bearable as possible. Contacting Pearl and enlisting her help was the best thing we could have done. She's a true expert on short-sales and a pleasure to work with. We give her our highest recommendation.

Ray Zimmerman and Becky Bourgeois (Orange, CA).

Just like the Zimmerman's, they seeked my help and the home closed 2 months ago. Don't give up without talking to me, and it's FREE! Pick up the phone and call (512)786-SELL/(512)786-7355.