FEATURED LISTING OPEN HOUSE 11-2:00 THIS SATURDAY MAY 26, 2012 "11-2:00 COME BY AND REGISTER TO WIN DOOR PRIZES" 4 BEDROOMS 3 FULL BATHROOMS "2 MASTER BDRMS" 2900 APPROX SQ FT LIVING, KITCHEN COMPLETELY REMODELED...AGENTS TELL YOUR CLIENTS TO STOP BY AND SIGN YOUR NAME AND YOUR NAME WILL ALSO BE REGISTERED FOR PRIZES. A PERCENTAGE OF MY PERSONAL AGENT COMMISSION WILL GO TO BENEFITS ALEX'S ANGELS...SO PLZ SEND THIS TO ANYONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A NEW HOME!!!
TYPICALLY KW AGENTS WILL DONATE AN UNDICLOSED AMOUNT FROM EACH OF THEIR COMMISSION CHECKS TO A FOUNDATION STARTED BY KELLER WILLIAMS TO HELP FAMILIES IN NEEDS DURING MUCH NEEDED TIMES THE FOUNDATION IS KW CARES...I HAVE DECIDED TO DONATE PROCEEDS FROM MY OWN PERSONAL COMMISSION TO BENEFIT ALEX'S ANGELS "ALEX OXFORD WAS DIAGNOSED WITH THIS RARE DIASESE" WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW
Monday, May 7, 2012
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Housing inventory is increasing rapidly all across the country. That signals an excellent opportunity to invest for the savvy Buyer. Real estatehas always been considered a conservative, long term strategy to building wealth. Over the long term real estateappreciates in value. Notice I said “long term” twice. Do not confuse this with anything you see on TV. Quick ‘fixing and flipping’ can gain you short term advances but it can also earn you major losses. Losses include both money andrelationships. That being said, beginning investors should still be careful before committing to being a landlord. Consider some basic principles involved before starting in:
1. Learn all you can about real estate. Before putting your hard earned cash and credit on the line you need to have a fundamental understanding of how real estate works. This is the business of real estate not the emotional high of buying your own home.
2. Real estate is not a “liquid” investment. You cannot expect real estate to sell at a moment’s notice because you have other needs. Markets have cycles and usually you cannot turn over a property in 30 days unless you are willing to sell at a very low price or with flexible terms. Depending on the market it is most often the case that you need to hold on to your investments even during difficult times.
3. How is your cash flow? You need to have enough capital on hand and incoming to cover any short term losses caused by vacancies, increased taxes or unexpected maintenance costs. Create a separate budget for each property that includes expectations of the unexpected.
4. Target properties that will be in demand for the area. On the Seacoast that might be a two bedroom condo unit within walking distance to the beach or downtown. Always ask about the parking situation and can the condo be rented. For a single family home you will want to look into the school district and find a moderately priced home that is at least three bedrooms with preferably 2 baths and a garage located in a quiet neighborhood. When looking at units that cater to college students, ask yourself – is it located near public transportation, groceries and restaurants. You also need to find out how many un-related persons that town allows to live in one unit.
5. Research the location of the property. Find out what is around it not just in it. Investigate the schools, crime rate, Meghan’s Law sites, town/state plans for highway expansions, any vacant land being developed. Drive around the neighborhood and look at the other properties in the area. Are they well maintained? Do they need major repairs to roofs, windows or siding? Are they lawns kept up and neat? Is their pride in ownership showing?
6. Inspect everything. Get professional home inspectors to go over the building from top to bottom. General building, roof, electrical, HVAC, well, septic, radon, mold and pest inspections are crucial. Major repairs can destroy any re-sale profits. Put a portion of your budget aside to maintain your investment.
7. Be ready for renters needs. You need to be available and responsive to any minor repairs. If being a landlord is keeping you from investing, consider hiring a professional property manager to relieve of those problems while still reaping the benefit of property investment.
8. Work with a professional licensed real estate agent that has many years experience in the local area. They can help by knowing the history of the town or neighborhood. Good agents know the trends and where the deal are. You need someone who has completed real estate deals under a variety of circumstances. Savvy and smart are key elements of a good agent.
The biggest thing to keep in mind is that investing in a property is a whole different thing than living in one. Let go of emotion and realize that it is just business and the only thing that matters is your ultimate return on investment. Don’t let any of this scare you from taking your wealth to the next level. Now is the time to get off fence and get going.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Thanksgiving Of Faith
Although things are not perfect
Because of trial or pain
Continue in thanksgiving
Do not begin to blame
Even when the times are hard
Fierce winds are bound to blow
God is forever able
Hold on to what you know
Imagine life without His love
Joy would cease to be
Keep thanking Him for all the things
Love imparts to thee
Move out of "Camp Complaining"
No weapon that is known
On earth can yield the power
Praise can do alone
Quit looking at the future
Redeem the time at hand
Start every day with worship
To "thank" is a command
Until we see Him coming
Victorious in the sky
We'll run the race with gratitude
Exalting God most high
Yes, there'll be good times and
yes some will be bad, but...
yes some will be bad, but...
Zion waits in glory...
where none are ever sad!
where none are ever sad!
~ Cindy Blackamore ~
FROM: Ingrid Fonseca and Family
Happy Thanksgiving and Have a VERY BLESSED DAY!!!
Friday, November 11, 2011
THANK YOU TO ALL YOU VETERANS AND CURRENT MILITARY FOR ALL YOU DO FOR OUR FREEDOM...THE SACRIFICES YOU MAKE, BE IT KNOWN THAT EVEN IF YOU DON'T HEAR, THERE IS FAMILIES OUT THERE EVEN THOUGH YOU MAY NOT KNOW US...THAT KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN OUR PRAYERS EVERYDAY!!! BE BLESSED AND HAPPY VETERANS DAY!!!
FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS
FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
HUD Home Sales Incentives "LOUISIANA EVEN THOUGH NOT ON THE LIST HAS BEEN CONFIRMED" TO BE ONE OF THE STATES-LIST ON HUD PAGE NOT UPDATED YET!!!
HUD is offering several new sales incentives on HUD homes that will make HUD homes more affordable for homebuyers. The incentives vary from state to state, but may include the following:
$100 down payments on HUD Homes financed with FHA-insured financing
Sales allowances that can be used to pay closing costs, make repairs, or pay down the mortgage amount
LINK BELOW CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH MORE INFORMATION ON HUD HOMES EVEN THOUGH LOUISIANA IS NOT ON THE LIST IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED...CONTACT ME SOON FOR A LIST FOR A CURRENT LIST OF AVAILABLE PROPERTIES THAT QUALIFY!
Ingrid C. Fonseca
Keller Williams Realtor
Monday, October 17, 2011
In my mind, a successful negotiation is not where one side has pulverized the other. You don't "win" a negotiation; you get the best possible outcome for your clients while doing the least harm. No one should leave a negotiation angry. After all, you never know when you might have to negotiate with the same people again. When it comes to negotiating on behalf of my clients, I keep the following in mind:
Set the stage: I like a location that's quiet, neutral, pleasant, and away from distractions and confusion. It’s best if everyone turns off their devices, and refrains from calls or texts during negotiations.
Be prepared: I never enter without my homework. I verify any outstanding facts before the negotiation begins. (Later fact-finding can cause a negotiation to bog down!)
Present a united front: I represent clients and have been hired to act on their wishes. At times I may not agree with their position, but I never share that with the other side. If I feel a client’s position is less than optimal, I only discuss it with them in private
Leave attitudes at the door: It’s very simple... treat everyone in the negotiation with respect, regardless of personal opinions. If anyone disagrees, disagree with the idea, not the person.
Watch non-verbal cues and body language: (Sorry, but I can’t reveal all of my secrets here... suffice it to say I take it all in!)
Hold something in reserve: I discuss concessions with my clients before hand and only offer these concessions when we absolutely need to concede something.
I don't harp about points that don't matter to my clients: Negotiations should never choke over a minor point. I like to get agreement on major points such as price and terms and put lesser items aside to return to later.
Never volunteer too much information: Knowledge is power in a negotiation. Telling the other side any information, however insignificant seeming, could weaken my clients’ position. On the other hand, I learn as much about the other side as I can.
If you ever need someone on your side in a real estate negotiation, feel free to contact me directly: [Ingrid C. Fonseca 504-416-6046 Realtor] 1-888-351-5111 L.L.C. Each Keller Williams Each office is Independently Owned and Operated.
VISIT MY WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO:http://www.ifonseca.com/