Cape Gazette

Less Than Market Value

By Bill Cullin | May 22, 2015

Real estate ads are sprinkled with terminology that often puzzles consumers who don't have applied knowledge of housing industry lingo. Internet homebuyers find that information about properties is often presented in abbreviated form or unfamiliar language. Shedding a little light on some basic real estate terms may help you locate a home that is available at a very affordable price.

'MLS' refers to the Multiple Listing Service, which is the national database of listed homes for sale. Some real estate web sites allow homebuyers to preview local listings that appear on the MLS. If you see a real estate ad for a "FSBO", it means that the property is for sale by the owner, who is declining the services of a Realtor. A home listed "As-is" is being sold in its existing condition. A "bargain sale" home is priced at less than its market value, and a "fixer-upper" is priced low because it needs refurbishing.


To Learn More, Contact Bill Cullin Today.

Bill Cullin, REALTOR®

Your Real Estate Source at the Delaware Beaches


Direct: 302-841-7147

Office: 302-227-2541

Toll Free: 1-800-462-3224, ext. 117

Fax: 302-227-8165

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

37156 Rehoboth Avenue Ext, Suite 5

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971

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