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5 Great Reasons to Sell Your House – NOW!

Categories: Market Update, Sellers
Posted on February 5th, 2010

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TOP 5 REASONS TO SELL YOUR HOUSE NOW!

1. The market for houses priced at $500K and below is busy!
2.  Interest Rates are at Historically Low Levels – This makes your home more affordable to buyers
3. The First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit will expire on April 30th, 2010
4. You May be Eligible for a $6,500 Tax Credit
5. Property Tax Portability May save you thousands of Dollars on the Property Taxes of your New Home

Did you know that just since January 1st, 2010  33 homes or condos have either sold or gone under contract in Avondale, Ortega and Riverside?

Did you know that with historically low interest rates that your home is more affordable than ever to potential purchasers?

Did you know that a person must have a fully executed contract to purchase a home before April 30th, 2010 in order to qualify for the $8,000 first time homebuyer tax credit but that they don’t have to close until June 30th, 2010?

Did you know that if you’ve been in your home for five years or more that you may qualify for a $6,500 tax credit yourself?

Did you know that if you’ve lived in your home as a principal residence (homestead) for 5 years or more you might have a lot of deferred value that you can carry or “port” with you to your next home? This will significantly reduce the property tax bill on your new home.

Did you know that over 85% of today’s buyers start their search on the internet and that professional photographs are the equivalent of internet curb appeal?

We specialize in the neighborhoods of Avondale, Ortega and Riverside and know the area street by street which is essential when making the decision on who you want to work with when selling your home. We live here AND work here so who better to share the good news to your potential buyers about what a great part of town this is!  

Your realtor MUST have expertise in internet marketing which is a primary focus of our business plan. We have a comprehensive marketing package that includes: professional photography, direct mail, print, blogging, facebook, twitter, foursquare, video, extensive personal networking and more! Call us, we’d love to share what we know about what your home might be worth and what we can do to help you sell it!

Thanks for reading — please join me for my next blog about what’s happening in the Avondale, Ortega and Riverside real estate market.

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If you or someone you know is thinking of buying or selling a home in Avondale, Ortega, or Riverside give us a call at 904-252-5181 or send us a note.

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Allison Steilberg

Realtor®
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty 3627 St. Johns Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32205 904-252-5181 (Allison)