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Tallahassee Monthly Lis Pendens Filings September 2012

New lis pendens filings in Tallahassee fell 28% in September when compared to September 2011, but foreclosure sales jumped by 23%. This is the first sign of slowing for new filings in a year, which is great news, but there are still a lot of distressed properties moving towards the Tallahassee real estate market.

Currently, the foreclosure sale to Lis Pendens filings ratio has dropped from an all time high 12 months ago to 46%, as we can see with the blue line in the foreclosure graph below.

Lis Pendens Foreclosures Tallahassee Florida

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Tallahassee Foreclosure Filings September 30, 2012

Tallahassee Foreclosures Filings September 30, 2012

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Subdivision/Location Address Sqft Age Date Tax Value
BEN-MOR HILLS 809 DEVON DR 2,327 1964 9/28/2012 $175,965
CHILDERS PROPERTY 5460 W W KELLEY RD 1,032 1981 9/27/2012 $72,183
CUMBERLAND FOREST CONDOMINIUM 1103 GREEN TREE CT 888 1985 9/26/2012 $60,000
DRY CREEK RUN 912 SADDLE CREEK RUN 1,381 2006 9/26/2012 $118,821

Everybody Should Buy A Quadruplex At These Prices

If you want a smart and safe real estate investment in Tallahassee, you should buy a quadruplex.

I was talking to a long-time friend last night about the crazy-good returns that are now available in the Tallahassee real estate market, and it made me think it would make a great blog post for the weekend. Everybody who has the means should buy a quadruplex in Tallahassee right now, and the analysis below explains why.

Why You Should Buy A Quadruplex In Tallahassee

The real estate market is in turmoil, with values dropping more than 30%...

What Mark Twain Would Muse About Today's Housing Market

I was reading some quotes the other day that were made by Mark Twain a hundred years ago and realized that many of them would have been profoundly brilliant if uttered today about the state of the housing market.

Now I am no expert on literary history, but I believe that Mark Twain was best known for his wit and satirical views of the world around him. I have therefore absconded 8 of his quotes and applied them to how I believe he would have viewed the broken state of the real estate market.

Mark Twain On Fact Checking

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please

If I did not know better, I would swear that he was referring to the National Association of REALTORS. As you might have read in our previous ...

What Is My House Worth Now?

With all the turmoil of the Tallahassee real estate market over the past 10 years, a question on the mind of many people these days is "What is my house worth now?"

It is so tempting to refinance a home or make the leap into a larger home with interest rates below 3.5%, so I'm not really surprised when people ask me questions about the value of their home.

Since a single blog post cannot possibly begin to report an answer to everybody's question specifically regarding "What is my house worth now," I have chosen to work an example using a random home in the Killearn Lakes Plantation subdivision in Tallahassee.

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How Thesis 2 Will Change Real Estate Communication

An important announcement that will have a long-term effect on real estate agents went mostly unnoticed yesterday, and I'm wondering just how long it will take before the impact of Thesis 2 will be felt at the local level.

The good news for people wanting to buy a home and people wanting to sell a home is that Thesis 2 is a communications tool that is going to attract tens of thousands of non "techie" real estate agents to the business of real estate content marketing. Over the next few years, the online library of real estate information is going to explode.

Simply put, Thesis 2 is the tool that will allow real estate...

I Wanted A Florida Real Estate Agent, But All I Got Was A "Rock"

We are growing again at Joe Manausa Real Estate, and we are truly excited to announce that Ron "Rock" Rice has joined our team and expects to be a top Florida real estate agent.

Our focus on internet marketing for real estate and team based sales operations has attracted the attention of people from all around the world. I get regular correspondence from people who want to know more about excelling as a Florida real estate agent, and many who want to join us.

Florida Real Estate Agent From Ohio

Florida real estate agent Ron Rock Rice...

Tallahassee Foreclosure Filings September 21, 2012

Tallahassee Foreclosures Filings September 21, 2012

Subdivision/Location Address Sqft Age Date Tax Value
BRECKENRIDGE ON PARK 277 WHETHERBINE WAY E 1,008 1988 9/20/2012 $83,662
BUCKWOOD CLUSTER 4313 BENCHMARK TRCE 1,147 1988 9/19/2012 $101,258
BULL RUN 5677 BURNSIDE CIR 1,855 2006 9/18/2012 $229,798
CENTERVILLE MEANDER CT 9/18/2012 $100,000
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Friends Don't Let Friends Sell Their Home

Even after 22 years in the business of selling homes in Tallahassee, I still find myself amazed at the homeowners who do little preparation when they decide to sell their home.

They make a quick decision on who they hire to sell their home, even though it is a decision that will impact them financially by tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars!

A study by the National Association of REALTORS® shows that 64% of home sellers chose the first agent that they spoke to once they decided to sell their home. I do not consider that prudent research for such a large decision, do you?

Let's put it into perspective ...

Who Will Actually Sell Their...

Killearn Estates Home Sales Up 32%

As the top-selling neighborhood in Tallahassee, Killearn Estates is having its best year for home sales since 2007.

While home values are still on the decline, unit sales are on the rise, and the inventory of homes for sale in Killearn Estates is down to just 56 houses.

Killearn Estates Home Prices

Year to date, 74 homes have been sold in Killearn Estates at an average price of $209,600. The average price is down 10% when compared to the same time last year, but unit sales are up 32%!

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