Saturday, August 18, 2012

Supply and Demand

"The educated consumer is our best customer" was the mantra used by "Syms" Department store many years ago.  Who could argue with their logic?

If one has a good product, at a competitive price,then the educated consumer will be able to recognize it for what it is and be more apt to purchase it.

Likewise, in real estate.  An educated consumer should understand how supply and demand determine pricing in a local real estate market.

That's why I love the Long & Foster Market Minute reports.  One can search by zip code area and find out the latest statistics on the housing market.  Try it!

And call me with any questions you might have.  I would love to work with you to buy and/or sell a home...

                                                       Carla Brooks

Friday, August 17, 2012

Great Flyer

Is the real estate market where we want it to be?  Not yet, most of us are thinking.  There is room for improvement.  Great strides have been made this year, however, and we should take a moment to celebrate the progress!  See this post by the KCM Blog to understand the current momentum in the real estate market.

If you'd like to buy or sell a home, call me today.  I will treat your transaction as if it were my own!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Stay informed on the new taxes on real estate and other investments

Starting in 2013, the new health care law language mandates an additional tax on investments(including real estate) for certain taxpayers.  The National Assocation of Realtors has created a booklet explaining this additional tax. 

Click here: NAR to read first hand about this new tax.

If you'd like to buy or sell a home call me today, I will treat your transaction as if it were my own.

                                                        Carla Brooks