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5 Most Popular Homes For Sale By Owner in October

November 7, 2013

Leaves may be falling, but home prices are on the rise. According to a new CoreLogic report, home prices jumped 12% in September over 2012 and are projected to continue their climb 12.5% over last year for October. This market optimism can be felt in the five most popular by-owner home listings featured on ForSaleByOwner.com [...]

Don’t Wait! 5 Reasons to List Your Home for Sale By Owner in the Fall

November 4, 2013

Leaves are falling and Thanksgiving is right around the corner — two sure signs that it’s getting late in the year. Are you concerned that you’ve missed your opportunity to sell your home before 2014 arrives? Relax. There are benefits to putting your home on the market before the end of the year.  Here are [...]

No Need to Fear Home Improvements

October 29, 2013

Thinking of selling, but afraid your home looks a little like 1313 Mockingbird Lane, where the Munsters lived? It’s probably not that scary, but the last thing you want is for potential buyers to tour your house and get scared away by the amount of work they’d need to do to bring it into the [...]

A New Way to Protect Your Home

October 24, 2013

Did you know October is National Crime Prevention month? As a homeowner, we know keeping your family and your home protected morning, noon and night is a top priority. Kelly Campbell at Protection 1 says that while there are a lot of security products to choose from, wireless motion detectors come with unique benefits that [...]

6 Secrets to Selling a Home in the Fall

October 22, 2013

Most sellers won’t be able to sell their homes without at least a few showings or open houses, and a buyer’s decision to make an offer often comes down to how well the rooms are staged. Our favorite tip in any season: Stage your home from the outside in. Most buyers begin their search scouting [...]

For Sale By Owner Customers Sell for More

October 15, 2013

For sale by owner: Homeowners ditching brokers. Now that’s a headline we love to see. CNNMoney used it in an October 11 story that told the ForSaleByOwner.com success story of Tara and Brent Anderson of Dallas. With the housing market recovering, more and more homeowners are selling their homes on their own and saving thousands of [...]

5 Most Popular Homes For Sale By Owner in September

October 7, 2013

Fall just might be the right time for buyers to make their move. Mortgage rates fell for three consecutive weeks in late September and early October, according to Freddie Mac. The 30-year fixed loan dropped to an average of 4.22%, the lowest level since June. Buyers be aware: These five homes that received the most [...]

14 Ways to Heat Up Interest in Property Listings Now

August 29, 2013

Featured home: 201 Seminary Dr., Dyer, IN 46311Listing ID 23963174 Have you noticed sales in your area have started to slow down? You’re not alone. As mortgage interest rates increased, pending home sales dipped slightly in July, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Dr. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said the dip is [...]

4 Simple Tips to Help Sell a Home by Summer’s End

July 10, 2013

If you’ve been watching the news or reading the paper, you know that the last few weeks have seen a pretty significant increase in mortgage rates (Freddie Mac is reporting that the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose to 4.46%, the highest it’s been in almost two years), which means that it’s more important than [...]

5 Most Popular Homes For Sale By Owner in June

July 2, 2013

Although mortgage rates increased in June, the number of purchase applications also rose, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), which indicates buyers aren’t shying away from closing the deal. This is great news for homes still on the market, especially these five by-owner homes that were the most popular listings on our site last [...]