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Mary Luca
Hi- Tech, Hi-Touch Realtor Team with a Sense of Humor to De-Stress the Home-Sale Process :)
Interests: Reading, Technology, Camping, Swimming, Running, Golf, Real Estate Investing, Family
Recent Activity
Under Pressure: Affordability Concerns Magnified Two Times for Boomers A new report by The NHP Foundation reveals 30 percent of those aged 55-plus feel "anxiety" about affording housing in their area at least once per month, and 64 percent also... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Tri-State Real Estate Blog
#PropertyPick from Mary alias #BargainBeattie‬ - Why This Home? 1) ‪#SweatEquity Value! THE ONLY 3 bedroom home priced at $160,000 or less in Red Clay School District - excellent for primary residence or #investmentproperty 2) Bonus - for that low... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2015 at Tri-State Real Estate Blog
New Castle County is on pace to drop to 4000 homes sold for 2010. It has been 18 years since sales were as low as 4000 units in NCCo, when units sold were 3548 in 1992. 1993 saw unit sales... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at Tri-State Real Estate Blog
October home sales dropped 37% in New Castle County (274 vs.435) compared to October 2009 sales. Much of the drop can be attributed to last year’s first time home buyer tax credit which originally had a November 30, 2009 deadline,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2010 at Tri-State Real Estate Blog
Summer slowdown continues into Fall. September Pending home sales along with number of units Settled in New Castle County reached their lowest levels in 21 months falling 42% and 44% respectively vs. Sept 2009. Even though the market is slow,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at Tri-State Real Estate Blog
The current real estate market is more competitive than ever. In spite of recent declines in the number of homes sold, homes are indeed still selling. Why? The one constant is that people still need homes. There are still buyers... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2010 at Tri-State Real Estate Blog
Ncco real estate market – summer slow down continues for month of July – Pending home sales are down 42% compared to July 2009. Year to date sales are still slightly ahead (3%) of last year’s pace, thanks again to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2010 at Tri-State Real Estate Blog
"The Congress has acknowledged the unique circumstances affecting members of the military, the foreign service and the intelligence community by making exceptions that apply to both the $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers and the $6,500 tax credit for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2010 at Tri-State Real Estate Blog
The market continued to sizzle in April 2010 as another 658 properties went under contract compared with 484 in April 2009 (up 36%), and 520 in March 2010 (see Supply/Demand chart below). This flurry of activity was supported by the... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2010 at Tri-State Real Estate Blog
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Mar 15, 2010
View ALL Distressed Homes for Sale (Foreclosures, Short Sales, Pre-Foreclosures, Bank Owned, REO) In the past year alone, 20% of my clients' real estate transactions have involved distress sales, and I expect that percent to be higher in 2010.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2010 at Tri-State Real Estate Blog
The March real estate market will look to rebound from dreadful February numbers. New Castle County suffered its worst month in real estate sales in over 10 years with home sales of only 208 units - down 21% from Feb... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at Tri-State Real Estate Blog
The current real estate market in New Castle County appears to be headed in the right direction – “for now”. Buoyed by the First Time Buyer tax credit, January 2010 numbers show higher sales volume (+15% units sold), less inventory... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2010 at Tri-State Real Estate Blog
Here are informative links directly to the IRS site. If you have specific questions it is always recommended to consult with your accountant. First Time Home Buyer Credit Updated November 24, 2009 First Time Home Buyer Credit - Extension and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2009 at Tri-State Real Estate Blog
Sellers commonly ask why can’t we just start a little higher and see if someone makes an offer. The reason that idea doesn’t work is because when a home is priced above its true value, it doesn’t compare favorably with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2009 at Tri-State Real Estate Blog
Market statistics continue to show that homes for sale that are priced correctly according to their condition and the market comparables (similar homes sold recently) sell well - going Under Contract on average in just 76 Days on Market (DOM)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2009 at Tri-State Real Estate Blog