RISMEDIA, Nov. 2, 2007-Let’s assume you’re in that growing segment of consumers who have to move soon from their present homes for reasons that range from job transfers and relocations to divorces, wildfires and deaths of spouses. Individual priorities don’t allow enough time for the current sluggish housing cycle to recover or the next cycle to begin. So, what resources are available right now to make your home buying or selling experience faster and easier – and, where do you find them?
The answers may be readily available on the Internet.”Specifically, you can go to the HouseHunt.com home page to find current information on just about everything from home prices, listings and lifestyle preferences in communities across America to solid advice on how to make your home more salable,” said Mike Bearden, president and CEO of HouseHunt, Inc. “Homeowners can learn quickly and accurately what their present home is worth in today’s market, based on actual sales data. We have a data base of more than 2.4 million active listings and the property history and sales information on more than 70 million homes.
“HouseHunt’s quarterly Current Market Conditions national survey of its nearly 2,000 member agents in 47 states is another important source of free consumer information on housing. This random survey measures such key indicators as buyer/seller ratios, how many days on the market needed to sell a listing, sales prices compared to asking prices, and annual price appreciation or depreciation,” Bearden continued. “Member agents update this information on their exclusive HouseHunt territories at least once every quarter and post it on their Internet Web sites under the heading: “Real Estate Market Trends.”
To expedite your search for timely information, HouseHunt.com now includes a number of new features:
- “Average Home Asking Price per Zip code.” Check the number of bedrooms desired and fill in the Zip code for just about anywhere in the country. That will give you the average asking home price. Click again and a complete listing of cities and communities in that particular state will also appear on your screen. Click on any community listed for home prices and listing details. Contact information for the HouseHunt member agent who exclusively owns that particular Zip code also appears on your screen.
- “Today’s News.” Current news articles designed for consumers. For example, “Safest Cities,” “Most Affordable Cities,” “Hot Real Estate Markets,” “Most Expensive Cities,” “Monthly Guide to Buying,” and “How to Get Good Credit.”
- Search by Metro Areas. Consumers can now search metro areas like Atlanta, Denver, Philadelphia, Seattle and Dallas-Fort Worth for active real estate listings and current demographic information for cities and communities within those metro areas. Take Dallas-Fort Worth, for example. Listings are featured in Dallas East, North Dallas, Northeast Dallas, Highland Park, Preston Hollow, University Park and Dallas Uptown. In addition, listings for nearly 80 communities including Fort Worth Central, Fort Worth Alliance, Irving, Arlington, Hurst and The Colony are found on the same Web site.
Additional consumer information found on the www.HouseHunt.com Web site includes: Buying and selling tips; How to come up with a down payment; Ten tips to make your home more salable; Neighborhood information; How to get your asking price; Top 10 house-related tax breaks; Best places to live; Conducting your own home inspection; Ten deal-wreckers to avoid; Getting the best mortgage for you; Taxes and selling your home; What type of home is right for you; Buying and selling in the current market.
For more information, visit www.HouseHunt.com.
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