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Tallahassee Lis Pendens Filings November 2013

New lis pendens filings in Tallahassee fell 15% in November when compared to November 2012, and foreclosures rose a whopping 316%.

The continuing decline in new lis pendens filings is exciting, and the rapid rise in foreclosures looks to be a stronger move by banks to resolve the lingering non-performing loans.

The blue line in the graph below shows that nearly 100% of all filings are ending up in foreclosure sale, indicating falling success with short sales due to the speed of approval of the banks that are still overwhelmed with non-performing loans.

Tallahassee Foreclosures...

Tallahassee Foreclosure Filings November 30, 2013

This is a list of properties that received a lis pendens filing in Tallahassee, for the week ending 11/30/2013. Most of the properties on this list will eventually show up in our market as short sales or as a foreclosure sale at the Leon County Court House.

Lis Pendens Tallahassee November 2013 ...
Subdivision/Location Address Sqft Age Date Tax Value
APALACHEE RIDGE 701 APACHE ST 890 1957 11/27/2013 $44,293
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It's The Craziest Thing I Ever Heard, Are You Guilty Of This Too?

People say some of the craziest things.

I guarantee you have heard (and perhaps even uttered) one of these phrases that I have listed below.

And before we explore them one by one, I ask you to consider why the perception of value is so often clear in one case, and yet totally ambiguous in others?

Value Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

craziest thingsIt's Black Friday today, and many people are out shopping.

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The Definitive Resource On How To Sell A House

I have finally compiled a single blog post that is loaded with tons of information on how to sell a house.

In fact, this is one of the longest posts that I have ever produced, so don't expect to ingest the whole meal in one sitting. But I promise you this, you will not find a better resource on how to sell a house.

I recommend that you bookmark this page (and share this article with your friends) if you really want to be an authority on how to sell a house.

This has been a long-time coming, but I suspect there is a niche of analytical homeowners who want to know everything there is to know about how to sell a house, so here's a compilation...

Have A Happy Thanksgiving Tallahassee

On behalf of all of the real estate agents and employees of Joe Manausa Real Estate, I would like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving Tallahassee! While our office will be closed today and tomorrow, we still have people standing by if you would like to use your time off to shop for a home. Our widely popular property search tool is active, and you can request a showing through the tool. Of course, you can always drop me a note if there is anything we can do to help. Happy Thanksgiving Tallahassee....

Multiple Reasons To Buy A Southern Estate Home

The owners of WaterOak Plantation, an eighty acre southern estate home, have made a significant price reduction for the property.

In case you missed the press releases a few months ago when they decided to sell this icon of Tallahassee history, it's worth revisiting as something this grand does not occur often in the Tallahassee real estate market.

WaterOak Plantation

Southern estate home for sale WaterOak Plantation...

Please Do Not Use The Sergeant Schultz Home Selling Plan

One of my favorite TV shows of all times was Hogan's Heroes, and my favorite character of course was Sergeant Schultz.

The sitcom ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to July 4, 1971, on CBS and was set in a German prisoner of war (POW) camp during World War II.

Most episodes served to show how "crafty" the allies were, while the Germans were always bumbling idiots.

Now you might be wondering what the heck this has to do with the Tallahassee real estate market and specifically what (NOT) to do when you plan on selling a home, so I'll let the famous words of Sergeant Schultz be our guide.

Your First Attempt At Selling A Home

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Number Of Short Sales And Foreclosed Homes Declining

The number of foreclosed homes and short sales continues to decline, though they still account for nearly one third of all homes sold in Tallahassee.

Our continued tracking of the distressed homes for sale in Tallahassee has yielded a report that has exceeded our expectations for 2013, and looks to continue doing so next year as well.

Short Sales And Foreclosed Homes Decline

Currently, there are 515 properties for sale that are marked as distressed in Tallahassee. Furthermore, it breaks down into 263 short sales and ...

You Can Learn A Lot From A Neanderthal About The Real Estate Market

You might wonder how on earth a Neanderthal can possibly be linked to the Tallahassee real estate market, but I have recently found the link.

Long term readers know the Tallahassee Real Estate Blog likes to focus on charts, graphs, and analysis of the Tallahassee housing market, but we occasionally stray "off topic" when we find something that could be interesting to our readers.

Today I want to share a neat experience (which I am still enjoying) from when I recently discovered the benefits of doing a DNA test.

Personal DNA Test

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Tallahassee Foreclosure Filings November 21, 2013

This is a list of properties that received a lis pendens filing in Tallahassee, for the week ending 11/21/2013. Most of the properties on this list will eventually show up in our market as short sales or as a foreclosure sale at the Leon County Court House.

Foreclosures Tallahassee November 2013
Subdivision/Location Address Sqft Age Date Tax Value
APALACHEE HILLS 2394 QUAZAR CIR 1,173 2006...

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