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Closed MLS Networks In The Age Of Open Websites

Private Networks And Freedom Of Information These days you can search for many different kinds of information with an efficiency and power that would have been hard to imagine a few decades ago. In real estate there are dedicated systems to find information about properties that developed during a previous era, before the egalitarian powers […]

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Living In Gated Communities: The Pros And Cons

Sharing A Reality Apart The rise of the gated community has had a mixed reception in the American real estate marketplace. There are features of gated communities that appeal to some homeowners and that do not impress others. The secret is to be clear on which side of the fence your values fall before you […]

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Watch Out For Those Extra Taxes When You Move

Different Community Different Tax Regime When you purchase a home you want to have all of the expense laid out before you so that you can accurately calculate your budget. This includes state income taxes, property taxes and all of the quirks and exceptions that go along with them. Moving across country, relocating for work […]

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Your Realtor Advised A Different Price From What You Want

Getting The Price Right For Your Home You have been watching the home sale market for months and months. You see what other realtors are asking for homes similar to yours and you want to get the most for your own prized possession. If you work with one real estate professional it may be a shock […]

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Five More Surprising Homebuyer Turnoffs

So Here We Go Again The comprehensive list of why potential homebuyers walk away from viewings unimpressed and determined to buy elsewhere is long and complicated. When you are seeking to sell your home it is surprising how much influence you can have on the buying decision with relatively minor effort. So here are five […]

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A Sellers Guide To Comparable Sales

Squeezing Liquid Gold From Bricks And Mortar When you sell your home you tend to have your heart set on getting the highest possible value in return for your precious asset. As the occupant and owner there is an emotional bond that causes homeowners to have clouded vision when it is time to put a […]

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Five Preventable Reasons Home Sales Fall Through

Five Ways To Blow The Deal Here are some things that can derail a real estate transaction. Home sales are complicated transactions, so it is important to know how to keep transactions moving along smoothly. When you are preparing to buy a home there is a logical order of events that lead up to closing. Each […]

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Always Get Three Bids For Your Construction Project

Finding the Win For Everyone The nature of bids on construction work is that they are tricky for everyone involved. As a homeowner, unfamiliar with the ways of the business, you might find it extra intimidating. There is risk for the contractor as well, they have to price based upon what they expect the project […]

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How To Buy Or Sell A Home That Is Off The Market

There is a strong appeal to homeowners and buyers alike in handling real estate transactions off the market. It has a seductive quality that comes from the innate resentment of the high cost of realtor fees and fear of getting the short end of the stick in the deal. Real Estate Is A Roller Coaster […]

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5 Biggest Turnoffs When Touring a Home

There’s more to a real estate’s agent profile than just touring houses and assisting homebuyers with the small details associated with buying or selling a home. Good real estate agents also have a wealth of experience therefore tour several homes, which makes them experts in their field, and gives them an edge over their competition. […]

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