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The Front To Back Fix Up Strategy

The Good Karma of Instant Curb Appeal When you buy a home with the intention of fixing it up to realize the full value you have to make choices about how much work you should do yourself. You need to proceed based on a plan and there are a few things that you can do […]

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Planning Your Relocation Across The Nation

Cross Country Planning The rhythm of life is often determined by the need to balance careers and family. Sometimes to best support the family you have to take that job across the country and bring the family with you. This can be a good thing if you have the resources to make the experience as […]

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Your Second Home and The 1031 Exchange

Pronounced Ten Thirty One Let’s say that you have had a second home, a vacation home for a while now, it is a proven good investment, one that has appreciated considerably and you’d like to dispose of it by sale. Technically there could be some problems with the increase in value that has accrued, if […]

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How Do You Know Your Money Is Safe When You Sell?

The Secret Strengths Of The Escrow System During the process of buying and selling residential real estate there will be some point at which the funds have to go from one party to the other, while the title to the property is transferred in the opposite direction. When you are not in a high trust […]

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The Difference Between Houses Townhouses And Condominiums

Should I Stay Detached Or Go Condo? Have you ever wondered about the differences between detached homes, townhouses and condominiums? From a standpoint of comfort it is a matter of choosing the lifestyle that best suits your needs. However, from legal and practical standpoints there are numerous things that clearly mark out the distinctions between […]

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Building Permits And Why You Need Them

Could They Make You Tear Your House Down? If you build or convert your home without a building permit there is always the ultimate threat. It is the fear that the county, city or municipality will resort to making an example of what happens to people who fail to get the right permits before making […]

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Will The Value Of My Home Drop Again?

Fear And Loathing In Homeownership There was a time when it was common knowledge that real estate only ever goes up in value. With the traumatic drop in prices in 2007-2009 it is pretty clear that this “fact” was utterly false. The truth is that real estate is like any other capital asset, it can […]

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What To Look For In A Great Realtor

The Obvious Answers In Character You have decided to buy a home, possibly selling the one you already have, you have your finances in order, now what do you do? One of the biggest decisions in the process of moving is going to be choosing the real estate agent that you work with. This is […]

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The Help That You Get From A Multiple Listing Service

What Is This MLS Thing? A multiple listing service is a local or regional network of real estate brokers that share information about listings that creates a larger marketplace and allows member to have more information on which to judge the price at which to buy or sell a particular property. There is no real […]

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The Open House Event As A Spectator Sport

Being Seen Creates Possibility Selling a home requires a bit of marketing and inspired action and that is what you get from the best realtors who specialize as sellers’ agents. One of the best things that a seller can do, and the most dramatic, is to stage the property creatively and then to promote it […]

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