FSBO in Centerton – 104 Hoss Street Offered Under Appraisal

100% – Down Financing AND $8000 Tax Credit Available! Current Homeowners are that have been in their home for 5 of the past 8 years may be eligable for the $6,500 Tax Credit until April 30th. Visit our virtual tour here. This is a beautiful, well designed Cornerstone Builders home on a level 1/4 acre lot selling for $25k below the current Cornerstone price. Wide open spaces, large rooms, Archways in all living areas, tray and tall ceilings, level yard, His her closets in Master. Less than 10 minutes from Walmart Home Office. Bentonville schools. Call today to see if this home is right for you!

104 Hoss Street Centerton Arkansas 72719
Listed at only $169,900 this great 3 bedroom, 2 bath Cornerstone Builders home has what you need. Give us a call to schedule a showing or fill out the form below.

Fayetteville’s Lights of The Ozarks 2009

Lights of the Ozarks in Fayetteville is an annual winterfest light extravaganza where 450,000 lights adorn Fayetteville’s downtown square. Bring some holiday cheer, bundle up, get a thermos of hot cocoa, and take your family to see the best light show in Northwest Arkansas this holiday season.

Lights of the Ozarks 2009

When is it?
Kicks off on Saturday, November 21st at 6:00pm with the “Keep Fayetteville Festive” Parade and runs through the holidays. Go here for a bit more information on lighting night.

What is there to do?
Besides the obvious, “look at the lights…” there will be farmer’s market vendors, caramel apples, kettle corn, and more before the parade. Santa will be available for pictures on parade night and select nights in the following weeks. Every other night there are horse drawn carriage rides and carrolls by local choirs.

Choirs on the Square dates:

December 1st
5:00pm – Sharon Long & Martha Robinson
5:30 pm – Prairie Grove High School
6:00pm – Harmony of Faith
6:30pm – Testify

December 3rd
6:00pm – Oakdale Junior High School
6:30pm – Ozark Girls Chorus
7:00pm – First Baptist Rogers Christian School

December 4th
6:00pm – After School Youth Orchestra
6:30pm – Springdale State Choir
7:00pm – Amazing Grace Singers
7:30pm – Combs Street Church of Christ

December 5th
5:30pm – JO Kelly Middle School
6:00pm – ArkAppella Show Chorus

That’s all for now… there may be more additions so come back or subscribe to the latest updates. Come out and support our local choirs and enjoy some great Christmas music!

The pet parade takes place on December 4th. Santa will make a return for the pet parade if you missed him on the 21st of November!

If you would like to know more about the Lights of the Ozarks event, you can always give me a call directly (if you are pressed for time) at (479) 631-9738 or contact me by email, facebook, or twitter…

Get Photos with Santa at Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers

I’m pretty sure it broke the freezing mark last night in Northwest Arkansas. So it seems that it’s that time of year again. Time to take the kiddies to see St. Nick. Time to let them sit on his furry red lap and whisper what they want for Christmas. Santa will be at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall starting Saturday, November 21st! Don’t forget to go see him…

Santa at the Promenade
November 21st thru Christmas.

Times:
Monday – Saturday 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, and 6pm-8pm

Sunday 12pm-3pm, and 3:3-pm-6pm

Get a santa photo coupon and Holiday Drawing for your child.

My family went last year and santa is a the real McCoy. This is actually him in the picture. That’s his REAL beard. He and Mrs. Claus are checking into a local hotel today (I know a guy…) to get settled in before talking to good little boys and girls all over Northwest Arkansas at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall starting November 21st. That’s the same day Lights of the Ozarks begins… Here come the Holidays!

If you want to know more just let me know

Exit Pro Real Estate is Here and Growing

Exit Pro Real Estate is still here and growing. Thursday, November 12th the regional offices of Exit Realty got together to show the unity of the brand in Northwest Arkansas. A group of eighty plus licensed realtors made a commitment to work together through marketing and the sales of properties in Northwest Arkansas.

Rumors abound… actions speak for themselves
It has been said that the attacks of one’s competitors should be taken as a compliment. The rumor being promoted in the street by one particular group of offices state that a smaller regional franchise has bought Exit Realty International. This is most certainly not true. Exit is still here and proud to be a leader in the real estate community.

The offices of Exit Pro Real Estate will continue to work together to increase the number of truly professional agents and the the selling of real estate throughout Northwest Arkansas and beyond.

The best choice is now Exit Pro Real Estate

For people looking to buy or sell real estate, consider your local Exit Pro Real Estate office. No other franchise or independent brokerage in Northwest Arkansas has the training, the technology, and the leadership to stand toe-to-toe with Exit Pro Real Estate. Therefore, no other office(s) can a client’s property as well as the collective offices of Exit Pro Real Estate.

For agents looking to make a move to another real estate company, you should also consider your local Exit Realty office. For more information on Exit Pro Real Estate, call (479) 631-9738


List My Home During the Holidays? Are You Crazy?

Most people think that listing their home during the holiday season can’t possibly be a good idea. They want to either take if off the market or wait until next spring to put it on the market. But with the new Tax Credit extension and additions, there’s no a better time to list your home than right now! Here’s 11 Great Reasons to List Your Home During the Holidays…

11 Great Reasons To… LIST YOUR HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS!

1. People who look for a home during the holidays are more serious buyers.
2. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you.
3. Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular home. Less demand means less money for you.
4. Houses show better when decorated for the Holidays.
5. Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays so they are more likely to pay your price.
6. Buyers have more time to look for a home during the Holidays than during regular weekdays.
7. Some people must buy before the end of the year for tax purposes.
8. January is traditionally the month for employees to begin new jobs. Since transferees cannot wait until spring to buy, you must be on the market during the Holidays to capture that market.
9. You can still be on the market, but you have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven days during the Holidays.
10. You can sell now for more money and we will negotiate for a extended occupancy until early next year.
11. By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the spring when many more houses are on the market for less money! This will allow you to sell high and buy low.

Congress Passes First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Extension with a Bonus!

It’s official the tax credit that has been nearing it’s end has been extended until the end of April, 2010. Technically, the end of June. This is good news for first time homebuyers and long time home owners alike… read below to find out why.

RISMEDIA, November 6, 2009—After the Senate gave final approval last night without a dissenting vote, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly this afternoon to pass legislation containing an extension and expansion of the homebuyer tax credit, completing Congressional action and sending the tax credit to President Obama for his signature, possibly as early as tomorrow.

The $8,000 homebuyer tax credit for first-time buyers, due to expire in 25 days, will be extended through April 30 of next year and buyers will have an additional two months, until the end of June, to close. First-time buyers who are in the process of making a purchase will no longer need to worry about qualifying for the $8,000 credit if they close after the November 30 deadline. The new legislation increases the income limit for couples with income up to $225,000, a nearly $55,000 increase above the level in existing law.

For the first time, the new legislation makes buyers who already own a home eligible for a credit. A $6,500 maximum credit will be available to existing homeowners who have lived in their current residence for five of the prior eight years. The legislation limits eligibility for the existing homeowner credit to homes worth $800,000 or less.

The legislation takes effect December 1 and is not retroactive. Both credits are available only for primary residences, not second homes or investment properties.

In the House debate, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) took the floor to say the homebuyer tax credit was helping a new generation of Americans live out their dream of homeownership and financial independence. Debate on the homebuyer credit was overwhelmingly positive and the legislation passed 403 to 12.

However, several leading economists have voiced concern about the $16.7 billion cost of the credit and the wisdom of spending up to $400,000 per homebuyer to stimulate real estate sales and White House support for extending the credit has been lukewarm at best. However, it is virtually certain that the President will sign the legislative package, which contains an expansion of unemployment benefits as well as the tax changes.

In the Senate, the homebuyer tax credit was amended to a bill expanding unemployment benefits by 20 weeks for those who have exhausted their benefit. The latest unemployment numbers are due out tomorrow and Congressional leaders are rushing the unemployment bill to the White House so that the President can show compassion by signing on the same day more job losses are announced.

The legislation included provisions added to address complaints of fraud. The Internal Revenue Service is given greater authority to oversee the process to root out fraud, and provisions are added in response to past abuses of false sales or underage buyers. An investigation by the Treasury Department’s Inspector General for Tax Administration found that more than 580 children, some as young as four years old, had received $627,000 in first-time homebuyer credits. The IRS has identified 167 suspected criminal schemes and opened nearly 107,000 examinations of potential civil violations of the first-time homebuyer tax credit.

The legislation also contains a provision supported by the National Association of Home Builders which will help larger companies strapped for cash with net operating losses (NOL). Ordinarily these companies can carry back these losses for only two years to qualify for a tax refund. The provision would make this process extend the carry-back to five years for either 2008 or 2009. The tax break will now apply to losses in either 2008 or 2009, and the income cap will come off.

EXIT Pro Realty Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner and Virtual REbarcamp November 17th!

Exit Pro Realty is pulling out all the stops during it’s monthly feast and gather by serving up Thanksgiving Dinner and Virtual REbarcamp! So eat, be merry, and learn how to make technology work for your business, all on one day!

Educating Real Estate Agents On How To Use Modern Technologies To Better Their Business Will Never Be The Same!

On November 17th, 2009 dozens of the most respected educators in the real estate industry converge to host the first of its kind, Virtual Real Estate BarCamp.

Virtual Real Estate BarCamp is a 1-Day Learning Extravaganza.

From 11am until 6pm, three concurrent webinar “rooms” will each host 9 different sessions, for a total of 27 different presentations.

There is something for everyone and everything for someone, and best of all, IT IS FREE and attendance is unlimited!

Attendance is projected to be at least 1000 agents, nationwide.

Do not miss out on being part of this ground-breaking event.

Session topics include:

Social Media Risk Management
Flickr for Real Estate
Developing Your Brand
Online Advertising Secrets
Facebook for Real Estate
WordPress Training
Daily Goal Tracking
Starting a Real Estate Blog
…and much more, with new sessions being added every day.

And if that wasn’t cool enough, individuals from around the country are volunteering to host In-Real-Life MeetUps for after the event.

Learn all day, and then meet to have a beer with local participants. This is going to be a blast!

We hope to see you there!

Don’t forget about the food!!!
More on the Thanksgiving Dinner/Lunch soon… just make sure and set your day aside on the 17th and come hungry!