Archive for April, 2011

“Odds are I’m coming to city near you!”

It’s a Price War to the Door is my most renowned and sought-after course.  This program contains new words, dialogues, scripts and methods to separate even the most seasoned agents from the crowd.  Agents around the country have increased their listing inventory, decreased their days on market and increased their income after attending this powerful, fun and enlightening course.  Join me…I’m coming to a city near you!”   Coach Jackie

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Real estate: It’s time to buy again

Real estate: It’s time to buy again

March 28, 2011 5:00 am

A new study by Deutsche Bank measures affordability in two ways: first, the share of income Americans are paying to own a home. And second, the cost of owning vs. renting. On the first metric, the analysis finds that homeowners now pay just 9.8% of their income in after-tax mortgage, tax, and insurance payments. That’s down from 17.2% at the bubble’s peak in 2007, and by far the lowest number in the Deutsche Bank database, going back to 1999. The second measure, the cost of owning compared with renting, should also inspire potential buyers. In 28 out of 54 major markets, it’s now cheaper to pay a mortgage and other major costs than to rent the same house. What’s most compelling is that in all of the distressed markets, owning now wins by a wide margin — a stunning reversal from four years ago. It now costs 34% less than renting in Atlanta. In Miami the average rent is now $1,031 a month, vs. the $856 it costs to carry a ranch house or stucco cottage as an owner. (For more, see The top 10 cities for home buyers)