Putting a house on the market disrupts the owners’ lives. They have to paint the walls; ensure everything is clean, neat, and staged; and be ready to vacate on short notice for showings. Kids and pets compound the hassle, which can go on for weeks or even months. There’s a simple alternative many people haven’t considered — or haven’t heard of — but it’s becoming more popular. Investors called “iBuyers’’ (short for instant buyers) make cash offers with no contingencies. They are often more flexible on closing dates; and some even assist with moving costs or let owners leave behind whatever belongings they don’t want to take with them. The investors usually buy the property for less than market value, then they make repairs, do cosmetic work, and put the house back on the market, expecting to sell it for a profit. Sellers net less money, but they get a simplified, fast, easy sale on their terms and timeline. Anthony … [Read more...] about ‘iBuyers’ offer below-market prices, appeal of a quick sale
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Christina Hall Detroit Free Press Published 3:38 PM EDT May 15, 2019 SOLD! A two-story, contemporary home made of shipping containers in an older neighborhood in north Ferndale is off the market. The house was featured in a March story in the Detroit Free Press about shipping container houses possibly becoming a trend, especially in metro Detroit's suburbs. What did the house sell for? The house at 3271 Inman St. sold for $415,000, said Stephanie Coyle, co-founder of Forever Home, who partnered with Dee Tignanelli, owner of Alpha to Omega Properties LLC, to build the house — their first made from shipping containers. The closing was May 3. The house initially listed for $450,000 when it hit the market in March. "It was very bittersweet taking the sign out the yard," Coyle said. "We're just really pleased with how everything worked out. We didn't set out on that journey making millions making container houses," she said, adding that she wanted to show the type of … [Read more...] about Ferndale shipping container house for sale sells for $415,000
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It's no secret that Buffalo is one of the least expensive housing markets in the country. But did you know it's also the fastest? A new report from online real estate brokerage Redfin found that Buffalo tied with Grand Rapids, Mich., in January as the cities with the shortest time during which a house sits on the market. According to Redfin, a typical home in Buffalo went under contract in just 28 days. That's half of the national average of 57 days, and it's seven days faster than in January 2018. Grand Rapids had the same listing duration, but that was two days longer than a year ago. Coming in third was Omaha, Neb., where the time-on-market held steady at 29 days compared to a year ago. But Buffalo was also the strongest of the three markets for sellers, with more than one-third of homes selling for more than the listing price - consistent with rampant tales of bidding wars. Even so, its median sales price of $141,000 was still the most affordable of the three, with the other two … [Read more...] about Buffalo: Fastest housing market in the country?
By Marilyn Kalfus | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: January 31, 2019 at 1:02 pm | UPDATED: January 31, 2019 at 1:03 pm Despite sales dropping in Orange County, some homes are expected to fly off the market. We’re watching predictions by online brokerage Redfin, which uses an algorithm factoring in price, neighborhood and other variables to gauge if a home will snag a contrast fast. Redfin has pegged the condo at 59 Sorenson in Irvine for a quick sale. How fast will it go? We’ll see. 59 Sorenson (Photo courtesy of Kathleen Reily-Dixon) 59 Sorenson (Photo courtesy of Kathleen Reily-Dixon) SoundThe gallery will resume inseconds59 Sorenson (Photo courtesy of Kathleen Reily-Dixon) 59 Sorenson (Photo courtesy of Kathleen Reily-Dixon) 59 Sorenson (Photo courtesy of Kathleen Reily-Dixon) 59 Sorenson (Photo courtesy of Kathleen Reily-Dixon) Show Caption of Expand At 1,437 square feet with two bedrooms, the detached condo is seeking $769,880. Built in … [Read more...] about At $769,880, this Irvine condo is pegged for a quick sale