Welcome to an area where the weather is moderate, the crime rate is low, neighborhoods are diverse, real estate taxes are reasonable, cultural and recreational opportunities are available, the job market is stable and HOMES are affordable. Thank you for visiting my web site. I hope you find it easy to navigate and especially easy to find listings.
On the main page under Search for Properties, you can choose from five basic listing searches of information in the Mid-Ohio Valley Multiple Listing Service. Or above under Find a Home, your searches are more defined and include map searches.
Sign up to receive daily email updates under Subscribe to New Listings on the main page. This service will watch the MLS every day for listings that meet your personal requirements and send them to you. Under Community, I have added community information on several Wood and Washington County Communities ie. Parkersburg, WV and Marietta, OH for you to consider.
Please take a look at my NEWSLETTER which has informative articles, monthly market statistics, and changes monthly.
Additionally there are links to my favorite links, community links, school information and buyer/seller information.
Under Resources, I have added hints for doing an I-Phone Search and most recently a link to our Real Estate Today Radio.
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94% of purchasers last year opted for a fixed-rate mortgage at some of the lowest rates in home buying history. Yet, some of them will pay more in interest than necessary based on the time they’ll … [Read More...]
With interest rates lower than they’ve been in over 40 years, it may be difficult to think of a “window of opportunity” closing. However, it isn’t difficult to understand that it may very probably … [Read More...]
IRS allows taxpayers the option to take the standard deduction or the itemized deduction. The astute taxpayer will compare to see which one will result in the greatest deduction and the election can … [Read More...]
Prepaid interest, sometimes called “points”, is generally tax deductible when a person pays them in connection with buying, building or improving their principal residence. When points are paid on a … [Read More...]
The Qualified Mortgage Rule came into effect on January 14, 2014 as one of the results to the Dodd Frank Reform Act to protect consumers from predatory lending practices. This will affect the … [Read More...]
The more things you have, the more you have to take care of. And in this case, the more that you have to store that gets in the way of finding the things that you actually use. Periodically, you … [Read More...]
A ½% increase in interest rate may not sound like much but it is roughly equivalent to a 5% increase in price. It becomes obvious when you compare the payments.
If you financed 100% of the cost of … [Read More...]
Whether you continue to rent or decide to buy a home, according to recent Zillow 2014 housing projections, the cost is going up. Zillow projects home prices to increase nationally by 3%, mortgages to … [Read More...]
Click Here to read some interesting articles in this month's newsletter.
I have added January statistics for our Mid-Ohio Valley MLS.
Blanche Evans has two articles: one about which home … [Read More...]
A certificate of deposit will generate a cash flow based on the interest rate that it pays which is the only way it generates a return for the investor.
An investment in a stock that doesn’t pay … [Read More...]
You’ll need to earn $2.00 for every $1.00 you want to spend assuming you pay 50% of your earnings on income tax, social security and Medicare. On the other hand, you get to keep 100% of every dollar … [Read More...]
Taxes are a timely subject for January as we face that awesome tax of gathering receipts, organizing data, and resolving to do better next year.
This article by Donna DeZube from Houselogic brings … [Read More...]
I discovered Pixabay this year while looking for pictures for my blog that were FREE! You can go to http://www.pixabay.com and join. You can contribute your own pictures and have the use of others. I … [Read More...]
“I’d wish I’d know that before I made a decision.” If you’ve ever regrettably said this to yourself, having a checklist might have prevented the issue in the first place. This list of questions can … [Read More...]
The two most frequently quoted constants in life are death and taxes. Two more things would-be homeowners can expect in the near future are increases in mortgage rates and housing prices.
Interest … [Read More...]
My news articles for Realty Times this month contains several items of interest including:
End of year MLS Statistics
9 Ways to Go Green
New Loan Requirements
Effective Staging to prepare … [Read More...]
One of the most frequent calls from homeowners to their agents is about the listing’s inactivity due to the lack of showings. The homeowner commonly believes that the home is shown only when a buyer … [Read More...]
What will the Mid- Real Residential Estate Market Be Like in 2014?
Buyers who have been looking for a home for awhile have asked what can we expect the market to be like in 2014? They are … [Read More...]
With a 2,000+ mile long winter storm affecting much of the country, there are plenty of home owners who wish they were better prepared. Even when you live in warm climates, some of these things are … [Read More...]
The Winter Home Buyer Report conducted in the second week of November by REALTOR.com® revealed the sentiments of current home buyers expecting to buy a house during the winter months. It appears … [Read More...]
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Licensed in both WV and Ohio Ted Gaston, Broker 3700 Poplar Street, Suite # 100 Parkersburg, WV 26101 Office phone 304-428-7653