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Reading Real Estate Listings with a Contrary Mind

Admit it, when you are looking at house listings you like to see: Pictures Video School Info Transportation Info Square Footage So good listing agents put this info in their listings.  More buyers look and the houses sell for more.  But do you want to pay more? To save money on your next home, look for listings that: Have no (or few, or poor) pictures …

House Searches for Walkers, Bikers, Boaters and Cheapskates

Finding the right house at the right price starts with finding the right homes to tour.  This is a list of searches that I’ve found useful for clients looking for houses in Northern Virginia.  Each of these is not meant to be good for everyone, but I hope you’ll find one that draws the RIGHT houses to your attention from the many houses on the …

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Getting Cheap House E-Mail Alerts on FranklyMLS.com

In my previous video I showed you how to search for under-priced homes using FranklyMLS.com.  I suggest you watch that one first, then come back and watch this one on how to get email alerts for your searches for low-priced homes.  This feature was just added yesterday, and is incredibly useful for finding cheap homes as soon as the come on the market and before …

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Video on Finding Low Priced Homes at FranklyMLS.com

I put together this video with detailed instructions on how to use FranklyMLS to find houses that are under-priced.  If you have any questions about the process, leave them in the comments section below and I’ll answer them for you. UPDATE NOVEMEBER 26, 2008:  New features were added to FranklyMLS that allow you to get email updates when under-priced homes come on the market.  See …