Thursday, August 27, 2009

Home sales up/new search options

Soaring home sales encourage confidence in the real estate market. The Grant Hickman Team’s new online housing search makes selling and buying a dream.

Good news prevails in the real estate market this week. For the first time in five years, existing home sales have increased for four months in a row, according to the monthly statistics from the National Association of Realtors®.

This increase is due in part to first time homebuyers who cashed in on the $8,000 tax credit. They accounted for 30 percent of homes purchased in July while foreclosures totaled 31 percent of transactions.

As the excitement about home ownership begins to return, the Grant Hickman Team now offers buyers and sellers an incredible online experience. We’ve made searches for all area homes, condos, rentals, open houses and foreclosures a one-stop deal. This new way of viewing real estate includes absolutely everything a potential buyer needs–you get all the property details and set up a list of favorites so you’re not bouncing back and forth between websites.

Pictures galore, of course, and you can email the listing to a friend to see what they think of the property. There’s a mortgage calculator, MapQuest directions and points of interest near the property. You can also request a private showing or contact the Schneider listing agent for more information.

As much as we love our new online search, we also believe that talking to a real person is the best way to learn about your next home. Do some searches online and call us. We’re here for you. Come look around!

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