Good evening, I hope everyone is enjoying your summer break.  At Fort Stewart Home Finder we are busy selling Real Estate.  Here is your weekly Hinesville/Fort Stewart residential real estate report for the week ending 31 June 30, 2013.  According to the Hinesville MLS in the Liberty – Long county areas there are 514 active residential listings -2 from last week, of those;

43 are foreclosures -3 from last week

71 are builder properties + 2 from last week

There are 153 pending sales in the market – 10 from last week, of those;

45 are foreclosures -3

48 are builder properties -4

There were 18 closed transactions during this reporting period.

My thought for the week is, while the shows on TV are very glamorous there is actually more to the story than what they show you, for instance 2 specific shows come to mind as I write this, nobody only looks at 3 houses and then makes a decision.  I do not care what country it is in, just saying.  With that thought in mind when you are making an offer on a property, trust your REALTOR ®, go under a buyers agency a with them and let them figure what the property is truly worth before making your offer.  It is ok to start your negotiations lower than the true value, but be realistic in your expectations.  Don’t get me wrong, there are some fabulous deals out there just understand what they are.  My next thought is real estate is local, your local REALTOR ® will understand that.  National media is reporting a rise in the average home price, which is not necessarily a fact in all markets.

 I hope everyone has a great Fourth of July celebration, make sure you welcome home the troops as they redeploy back to Ft Stewart.  Remember I can help you with all of your real estate needs, give me a call today and let me show you the way home.