Open House(s) in the River Region

Posted by: MAAR-MLS on Friday, May 19, 2017

Searching for a dream home?  Check our listings for the area Open Houses this weekend.

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How to Prevail in a Competitive Market

Posted by: MAAR MLS on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

How to Prevail in a Competitive Market Home shoppers are increasingly facing steep competition for the limited number of homes for sale. “Attempting to purchase a house in this type of market can make the already complex process of buying a home even more overwhelming,” the National Association of REALTORS® notes in a recent release. NAR offers up five suggestions for home buyers navigating today’s competitive market: 1. Stick to a budget. Have buyers get preapproved by one or more lenders to ensure eligibility. Be sure to also take into account extra costs of homeownership, such as taxes, utilities, and insurance. “When listings are scarce, bidding wars can drive up prices, so buyers must be prepared to walk away if the asking price surpasses their budget,” according to NAR. 2. Identify home wants versus needs.......

too good to be true

Posted by: MAAR MLS on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Everyone has heard the old saying, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” That old saying has never been more true than today. With a tough economy, money tight and everyone looking to save every dollar, real estate scams are increasing. The most common version we REALTORS® deal with is the rental property scam that begins on the internet.

Creating Curb Appeal

Posted by: maarmls on Monday, April 24, 2017

When starting a home search the first view a buyer sees is typically the exterior. With that in mind sellers must take into consideration their home's curb appeal. Curb appeal can strongly influence a buyer's decision to view a home and the value of a property. It only takes a weekend to spruce up your own yard and improve curb appeal.

Alabama home sales enjoy best 4Q since 2006

Posted by: MAAR on Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Alabama home sales enjoy best 4Q since 2006 Earlier this week Bryan Davis with the Alabama Center for Real Estate at the University of Alabama released the fourth quarter numbers of 2016 for Alabama and the results are impressive. Some highlights ...

So you want to sell your home alone?

Posted by: MAAR on Monday, February 6, 2017
Many homeowners think that selling a home alone without the help of a Realtor® will help simplify the process and save them money. The fact of the matter is that selling your home on your own isn't easy. If you want to sell your home on your ...

Curb Appeal

Posted by: MAAR on Wednesday, February 1, 2017
How your home looks from the outside can significantly have an impact on its market value. Improve your home’s appearance by following these simple tips that add both beauty and function without breaking the bank. Edge your driveway by ...