11 acres Camp Rawls/Little Rock AIKEN, SC 29805

Located in the desirable equestrian corridor this land is the best buy in Aiken County only $3900 per acre.The acres offered is a suggested way to divide a portion from the larger parcel that contains a total of 449 acres.Deed restrictions. Buyer to survey.
Hunting season.Mandatory to have an appointment prior to showing.Call susan for more details, 803 645 8881

Dynamic location in horse country.This 11 acre parcel has panoramic views over an exquisite 500 acre farm.Massive trees and frontage on two roads. Hunting Season.Mandatory to have an appointment.Call susan for more details, 803 645 8881

68 acres Flowing Well Road AIKEN, SC 29805

Panoramic views, Pastures,Build your home overlooking a sparkling blue pond !!!Located in the desirable equestrian corridor this land is the best buy in Aiken County only $4200 per acre.The 68 acres offered is a suggested way to divide a portion from the larger parcel that contains a total of 449 acres.Deed restrictions. Buyer to survey
Hunting Season.Mandatory to have an appointment prior to showing.Call susan for more details, 803 645 8881

Panoramic views, Pastures,Build your home overlooking a sparkling blue pond !!!Located in the desirable equestrian corridor this land is the best buy in Aiken County only $4200 per acre.The 68 acres offered is a suggested way to divide a portion from the larger parcel that contains a total of 449 acres.Deed restrictions. Buyer to survey
Hunting Season.Mandatory to have an appointment prior to showing.Call susan for more details, 803 645 8881

64 acres Flowing Well Road AIKEN, SC 29805

Panoramic views with Pastures overlooking a sparkling blue pond !!!Located in the desirable equestrian corridor this land is the best buy in Aiken County only $4900 per acre.The 64 acres offered is a suggested way to divide a portion from the larger parcel that contains a total of 449 acres.Deed restrictions. Buyer to survey.
Hunting Season.Mandatory to have an appointment prior to showing.Call susan for more details, 803 645 8881

Panoramic views with Pastures overlooking a sparkling blue pond !!!Located in the desirable equestrian corridor this land is the best buy in Aiken County only $4900 per acre.The 64 acres offered is a suggested way to divide a portion from the larger parcel that contains a total of 449 acres.Deed restrictions. Buyer to survey.
Hunting Season.Mandatory to have an appointment prior to showing.Call susan for more details, 803 645 8881

54 acres Flowing Well Road AIKEN, SC 29805

Located in the desirable equestrian corridor this land is the best buy in Aiken County only $2800 per acre.The acres offered is a suggested way to divide a portion from the larger parcel that contains a total of 449 acres.Deed restrictions. Buyer to survey.
Hunting season.Mandatory to have an appointment prior to showing.Call susan for more details, 803 645 8881

Located in the desirable equestrian corridor this land is the best buy in Aiken County only $2800 per acre.The 54 acres offered is a suggested way to divide a portion from the larger parcel that contains a total of 449 acres.Deed restrictions. Buyer to survey.
Hunting Season.Mandatory to have an appointment prior to showing.Call susan for more details, 803 645 8881

43 acres Flowing Well Road AIKEN, SC 29805

Located in the desirable equestrian corridor this land is the best buy in Aiken County only $2800 per acre.The 43 acres offered is a suggested way to divide a portion from the larger parcel that contains a total of 449 acres.Deed restrictions. Buyer to survey.
Hunting season.Mandatory to have an appointment prior to showing.Call susan for more details, 803 645 8881

Located in the desirable equestrian corridor this land is the best buy in Aiken County only $2800 per acre.The 43 acres offered is a suggested way to divide a portion from the larger parcel that contains a total of 449 acres.Deed restrictions. Buyer to survey.
Hunting season. Mandatory to have an appointment prior to showing.Call susan for more details, 803 645 8881

25 acres Jade Lane AIKEN, SC 29805

Pastures and beautiful areas to build under enormous trees.Located in the desirable equestrian corridor this land is the best buy in Aiken County only $3900 per acre.The 31 acres offered is a suggested way to divide a portion from the larger parcel that contains a total of 449 acres.Deed restrictions. Buyer to survey.
Hunting Season.Mandatory to have an appointment prior to showing.Call susan for more details, 803 645 8881

Pastures and beautiful areas to build under enormous trees.Located in the desirable equestrian corridor this land is the best buy in Aiken County only $3900 per acre.The 31 acres offered is a suggested way to divide a portion from the larger parcel that contains a total of 449 acres.Deed restrictions. Buyer to survey.
Hunting Season.Mandatory to have an appointment prior to showing.Call susan for more details, 803 645 8881

77 acres Camp Rawls/Jade Lane AIKEN, SC 29805

Pastures and beautiful areas to build under enormous trees.Located in the desirable equestrian corridor this land is the best buy in Aiken County only $3600 per acre.The 71 acres offered is a suggested way to divide a portion from the larger parcel that contains a total of 449 acres.Deed restrictions. Buyer to survey.
Hunting season.Mandatory to have an appointment prior to showing.Call susan for more details, 803 645 8881

57 acres Camp Rawls AIKEN, SC 29805

Pastures and beautiful areas to build under enormous trees.Located in the desirable equestrian corridor this land is the best buy in Aiken County only $3700 per acre.The 57 acres offered is a suggested way to divide a portion from the larger parcel that contains a total of 449 acres.Deed restrictions. Buyer to survey. Hunting season.Mandatory to have an appointment prior to showing. Call susan for more details, 803 645 8881

Window of Opportunity? Some Banks Ease Up

The housing industry has blamed banks’ tight mortgage standards as preventing many potential buyers from being able to purchase a home. But a new survey by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency shows that more banks are finally easing up on their standards, which may open the doors for more buyers to qualify for a mortgage.

About a quarter of the banks reported tighter underwriting standards for home loans, which is down from 40 percent last year, according to the survey of 87 of the largest banks. Ten percent of the banks surveyed say they’ve eased their standards on mortgages, compared to only 8 percent who said that last year.

“This year’s survey showed the continued normal progression toward stable or easing underwriting standards as the economic environment stabilizes,” says John Lyons, chief national bank examiner at the OCC. “Examiners will be focusing on underwriting standards as banks ease standards to improve margins and compete for limited good loans.”

Source: “Fewer Banks Tighten Mortgage Underwriting Standards,” HousingWire (June 28, 2012)

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Sellers to Buyers: Stop With the Lowball Offers!

Home buyers who are looking for big discounts on housing nowadays are finding that their lowball offers are no longer sticking with sellers, and that their offers are getting a flat-out “no” when they’re way below the asking price.

“Right off the bat, buyers say, ‘I want a steal,’ and I tell them they have to wipe that word out of their vocabulary,” says Jackie Smith, a real estate agent in Florida’s Broward and Palm Beach counties.

“People come in, and they think the market is 2008 or 2009, when sellers were desperate,” says Jennifer Sommers, a real estate agent with Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty in Boca Raton, Fla. “They’re not desperate. Not at all.”

What qualifies as a lowball offer? Randy Bianchi, co-owner of Paradise Properties of Florida in West Palm Beach, Fla., says that sellers generally consider lowball offers to be less than 90 percent of their asking price.

Buyers, on the other hand, he says tend to say offers of 80 percent to 85 percent of the list price are reasonable.

“The mistake some buyers make is going so low it’s not even reasonable,” says Stephanie Chen, a seller in Weston, Fla., who refused to take an offer $40,000 less than her asking price. “We just walked away from the table.”

Another big mistakes home buyers are making in today’s changing housing market is that they are taking too long to make an offer, real estate professionals say, and because of that they are losing out on getting the house they want. The number of for-sale homes on the market nationwide has shrunk considerably in recent months, bringing out higher competition for properties, particularly for move-in ready homes.

Source: “Mistakes Homebuyers Make as Seller’s Market Looms,” Sun Sentinel (June 14, 2012)

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