KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

You know that real estate agents help you to move. Did you know that agents can also help you stay where you are? This has become quite an issue in light of the recent rise in loan defaults. Real estate agents provide critical information and a link between lenders and buyers.

Subprime loans, in and of themselves, are not bad. They provide financing for substantial numbers of people who cannot otherwise qualify under standard lending practices. However, buyers must be informed and realistic about what terms they can actually afford to accept.

No one – not banks, not agents, not homeowners – sees foreclosure as an acceptable option. It hurts everyone, including the communities where vacancies lead to declining prices. This is where a trusted local real estate professional can provide assistance.

Real estate agents are advocates for smart lending practices, and they stay in touch with local lenders. Agents also work with state and local governments, as well as local non-profit organizations that can help homeowners facing trouble meeting their mortgage payments.

Perhaps most importantly, realty professionals work closely with buyers to educate them about resources and options. This helps homeowners and prospective buyers keep their homes and build their equity. The key to it all is education and reason, and a strong desire to preserve the quality of our lives and our communities.

We know and understand all the new and innovative finance methods available on the Treasure Coast of Florida. Why not give us a call at (772) 323-6996 or visit us on the web at www.GabeSanders.com. Our office is located at 1121 SE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart, (Sewall’s Point) Florida; please ask for Gabe Sanders or .

New Home for Sale in Stuart, Florida

2 Story For Sale in Martin’s Crossing
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• 2,604 sq. ft., 3 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story “Spacious Floorplan” – MLS® $236,900 – Large Home – Great Price

Martin’s Crossing, Stuart – Martin County new construction at well below original cost. 3 Bedrooms with a large loft/playroom or make it into a 4th bedroom. Spacious living areas with tile on the diagonal. Featuring a chef’s kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and cherry cabinets. Ideally located in our ‘A’ rated school system, close to the beaches, shopping, restaurants and only minutes to I-95 and the Turnpike for commuters. Sellers are very motivated and will look at all offers!

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READY FOR SOME GOOD NEWS?

Some financial experts have labeled 2007’s market as the “roulette economy.” As we all know, whatever goes up must come down, but the nice thing about real estate is that whatever goes down always comes back upward again (much like stocks work).

On the Treasure Coast of Florida, a healthier market is anticipated in 2008, as Wall Street cleans up the lending mess and the pressure cooker of home demand releases its top. While the national average of home prices declined between one and five percent in 2007, that’s peanuts compared to how much homes appreciated in the previous years. And many markets are appreciating still.

Keep in mind that “national” statistics for real estate mean about as much as a forecasted high temperature for the entire nation. Consumers get skittish when they hear that 40% of foreclosures are due to doubtful subprime loans, but it’s important to put that in perspective, because those loans only constitute about 10% of all mortgages.

As the lending industry stabilizes and interest rates rise only slightly, buyers who are ready to purchase will discover that housing is still the best investment out there. As your real estate agents, we can monitor new listings, selling times and final sales prices, and then advise you when conditions are right to either buy or sell. 2008 should be a year of opportunity in the real estate industry.

Understanding real estate dilemmas and their solutions is our business, and we’ll happily share our knowledge with you. Why not give us a call at (772) 323-6996 or visit us on the web at www.GabeSanders.com. Our office is located at 1121 SE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart, (Sewall’s Point) Florida; please ask for Gabe Sanders or .

Willoughby Glen Home for Sale in Stuart, Florida

Single Story For Sale in Willoughby Glen, Stuart Florida
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• 2,432 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm single story “Solid CBS Construction” – MLS® $320,000 – Better than New Home

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New Stuart TownHome for Sale – Martins Crossing

New TownHome for Sale in Stuart, Florida – Martins Crossing

Seller will consider all offers!
• 1,076 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm 2 story “Townhome” – MLS® $190,000 – Foreclosure – Bank Owned

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