Real Estate Tips For Home Buyers, Home Sellers And Realtors

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Home seller tips

Proper preparation will help your home sell faster and for more. Get advice from professionals.

Homes for sale in Fort Washington

Just south of Washington D.C. is the small unincorporated census-designated area of Fort Washington, MD. As the capital, its location is on the right side of the Potomac River and there are around ...

Jun 15, 2020

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When A Friend Lists For Sale By Owner

Being a real estate agent kinda makes you the go-to person for friends and family who are looking into buying or selling a house. When you find out that a friend of yours is going about selling ...

Apr 23, 2020

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Social distancing during the home buying/Selling process

Being a homeowner after many years of moving from one rental to another is probably one of greatest accomplishments a person can feel. Also, during our lifetime we will be faced with the decision ...

Apr 02, 2020

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How to sell a house in Orlando, Florida

The state of Florida also known as the “Sunshine State” is renowned worldwide for its touristic attractions. World-class beach experience, dining, and amusement parks are just some of ...

Mar 17, 2020

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How to Rebuild Your Life After a Foreclosure?

When one chapter ends, another one begins. Foreclosures are simply that: fresh new beginnings. Of course, it can bring you down for a while, it may have a negative impact on your credit score for ...

Jun 19, 2019

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9 Unusual Ways in Which Water Increases the Value of Your House

What really increases the price of the house is its location. So, if your house is not on an exotic beach, we will tell you how to bring the sea to your house. Stay with us as we look at the ...

May 13, 2019

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Innovative Ways to Sell and Buy a House

What do you do when your listed house sits on the market way longer than you anticipated? It’s time to get creative and try some alternative ways to sell your house! According to major listing ...

Apr 03, 2019

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Real Estate Terms Every Home Seller HAS to Know

You’ve finally put your house on the market but every word that comes out of the real estate agent and potential buyers (or their real estate agents) seems like a foreign language to you. You ...

Jan 14, 2019

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QR Codes for Real Estate Signs

There has been a revolution going on when it comes to those traditional for sale real estate signs. Instead of the boring static old for sale real estate signs, savvy real estate agents and ...

Nov 19, 2018

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Things Home Sellers Should NOT Do

We’ve made several articles in the past regarding things that home sellers should do to sell their house. We gave home staging tips and tricks, advice on how to optimize your next open ...

Sep 05, 2018

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5 Signs You Should Sell Your House

From time to time, homeowners wonder if it’s the right time to sell their house. They look to the sky and say “God, if this is the right time to sell my house… just give me a ...

Aug 06, 2018

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Short-term Lease Pros and Cons

Although the biggest chunk of home buyers are thinking about long-term commitment – buying a home where they’ll grow old and raise their children or buying a home where, hopefully, ...

Jun 25, 2018

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Spring Landscaping Ideas to Improve Curb Appeal and Sell Your House

They say April showers bring May flowers, but in many parts of the USA May had a lot of rain, so we guess June is the month bringing them…. With that in mind, we have decided to write a post ...

Jun 13, 2018

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DIY Home Improvement to Increase Your Home Value

We’ve talked about how to increase your home value with some home improvement ideas, but the truth is that they can be quite costly. Sometimes we just don’t have the money to change ...

Jun 06, 2018

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Increase Your Home Value With These Home Improvement Ideas

It’s a given. Whenever we decided the time to sell a house is getting closer, we think about all the home upgrades we could make in order to spike up our asking price. It’s also a given ...

May 30, 2018

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Furnished Rental Tips for Real Estate Investors

There are a few reasons why real estate investors choose furnished homes instead of “naked” properties when playing the landlord role. Sometimes its because they intend to attract ...

May 09, 2018

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The Ugly Truth About Open Houses

This one is not for the faint-hearted; walk away if you don’t want to hear the truth: the reason a real estate agent throws an open house event is not selling the home. Well, at least not only ...

Apr 25, 2018

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The Solar Panel Trap: When Renewable Energy Messes up Real Estate

One of the many advertised reasons to get solar panels to a home is the fact that it increases the market value of the property. Although in a broader sense not only solar energy but all type of ...

Apr 09, 2018

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3 Reasons Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Sell Your Home

Last year, sellers sold 5.45 million existing homes in the United States. This year, projections suggest that number will rise to 5.78 million. With a promising outlook for real estate in 2018, ...

Apr 05, 2018

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Seller’s Agent vs. Buyer’s Agent: the age-old question

What is the difference between a seller’s agent and a buyer’s agent? Where do their duties collide? Who’s got the most power? Can one agent act as both? Pick your side and place ...

Mar 05, 2018

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LISTINGS 101: What You Need To Know When You Hire a Real Estate Agent or a Broker

Open Listings, Net listings, Exclusive Right to Sell Listings, Exclusive Agency Listings, Dual Listings… feeling you’re getting drowned by so many different types of Listing ...

Feb 26, 2018

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Large Real Estate Companies vs Individual Agents or Small Companies

When buying or selling a home, finding a real estate agent is a good way to get the job done quickly, efficiently, and responsibly. Real estate agents are trained to market, sell, and close deals ...

Feb 22, 2018

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5 Things Home Sellers Always Forget

  When selling a house, homeowners often follow a ‘checklist’ of sorts to make sure that everything is spic-span to help in wooing potential home buyers. Landscaping, repainting, ...

Nov 02, 2017

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Top Things to Budget for When Rehabbing a Flip House

Rehabbing a house for sale purposes is an entirely different ball game than renovating a home for living purposes. Where you might have no problem dropping twenty grand to personalize a home how you ...

Oct 31, 2017

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When to Dispute Your Home Appraisal

When refinancing or selling your home, the lender will want an appraisal to determine the home’s value. Usually it must appraise for at least the amount of the loan. The lender will send an ...

Aug 22, 2017

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Why Use a Real Estate Agent?

Wondering why use a real estate agent when you can do it all by yourself? Surely going the For Sale by Owner (FSBO) route can save you big – right? You can maximize profits by not having ...

Mar 02, 2017

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Getting Ready to Sell? DIY improvement tips

From Dallas to Dubuque, homesellers DIY their way to speedy, satisfactory sales - but what should you focus on and what should you leave to the pros? If you are preparing to sell your home and are ...

Dec 29, 2016

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What Must I Disclose When Selling My Home?

For decades, buying a home was a home buyer beware business - sellers didn't have to tell the purchaser a thing. Termite damage? Hush hush. Leaky roof? Make sure to show the home when it's dry ...

Oct 04, 2016

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What Costs Do Buyers and Sellers Pay On Big Day When Escrow Closes?

Many wannabe first-time home buyers and sellers alike wonder who should pay what costs for on the wonderful day that both parties seal the biggest deal of a lifetime. As virtually every item is ...

Feb 24, 2016

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Is it better to buy or sell a home first

If you are looking to buy a home and already own one, the age-old question is whether you should sell your home first before you buy a home. There are pros and cons to selling first just as there are ...

Feb 11, 2016

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Real Estate Open House - The Do's and Don'ts

Homeowners in the market to sell their property will likely engage in hosting an open house. The leading reason is to secure contracts. The next is the opportunity to showcase it to serious home ...

Jan 25, 2016

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3 tips to ensure your sale goes through

New home buyers to the housing market do not always realize that to buy a home means competing with other interested parties. Placing a contract on a property is one phase in the process. Taking ...

Jan 19, 2016

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How To Sell Your Home

When it is time for homeowners to sell their property, there are a variety of tactics and strategies to employ. These ideas should secure the most lucrative asking price as well as move the home ...

Jan 14, 2016

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What do Real Estate Attorneys do?

Buying and selling a home requires the professional services of a real estate attorney to ensure due diligence is used throughout the transaction. This includes filing the appropriate paperwork, ...

Dec 16, 2015

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Mortgage Loan Types

There are a variety of options available to buy a home. Depending on the home buyer’s financial picture, possibilities exist to save money over the short-term, while long-term options provide ...

Dec 14, 2015

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What is Hazard Insurance?

If you own real estate, one thing you should absolutely invest in is hazard insurance. Hazard insurance is designed to protect a property owner from the damage that can be incurred by different kinds ...

Nov 30, 2015

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What is Earnest Money

So, you are ready to take the big step of purchasing a new home. You've met the home buyer, examined the property and neighborhood and decided that you've found the one. You come to an agreement ...

Nov 23, 2015

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Homebuyer tips

Homebuyer tips

Buying a home is challenging. Find articles below to help guide you and make the process easier.

Real Estate Trends In St. Petersburg Florida

The real estate trends are constantly changing throughout the market as the market itself is influenced by outside factors. These factors can be anything from the presidential elections to a global ...

Aug 06, 2020

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Living in Satellite Beach FL

Have you ever imagined yourself living on the coastline of Florida? Living in a gorgeous waterfront home, and waking up to the morning breeze of the Ocean. What would it be like if you can witness ...

Aug 04, 2020

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Living in Newton MA

Think about the last exciting trip you had to a city you’ve never seen before. The experience you had there was so amazing that you might’ve considered coming back, but this time for ...

Jul 25, 2020

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Living In Bowie MD - Pros And Cons

Have you ever had the opportunity to witness the wonders of Maryland? A state that finds the perfect balance between the exquisite lifestyle along the coastline, along with the impressive urban ...

Jul 10, 2020

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Pros and cons of living in Clermont Florida

Up to this day many people consider Florida to be one of the best places to live. With an average of 237 days of sunshine per year and great year-round weather there is no wonder why many people ...

Jun 26, 2020

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The Pros and Cons of Living in Pensacola

The process of choosing a new place to live is often a bit daunting. When your head is spinning from trying to make sense of all the different relevant factors such as crime rates, climate, job ...

Jun 23, 2020

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Pros and Cons of Living in Melbourne, FL

If you’re starting to think about moving to Melbourne, FL get ready to launch yourself into a new lifestyle surrounded by technology advancements within Florida’s Space Coast. While it ...

Jun 16, 2020

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Living in Tucson Pros and Cons

If you want to experience the authentic feel of the Southwest then Tucson, AZ is the city for you. Located a mere hour away from the Mexican border, this metropolis has ranches and cattle drives to ...

Jun 02, 2020

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Timeshare units - owning a property part-time or full time

Timeshares have been a huge success in the US for a few decades, starting in 1965, when the first hotel-condominium was built in Hawaii. How did timeshares come into being? Well, real estate ...

May 18, 2020

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Waterfront Properties for Sale in Pasadena, MD

There are many places where you can find the most amazing waterfront properties in the U.S. but let’s take a look at the options available in Maryland. Between the Patapsco and Magothy ...

May 13, 2020

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Living In Cape Coral Florida

When people start talking about Florida they mostly focus on Orlando, Miami, maybe Naples or The Villages if they are focused on places to retire, but most overlook Cape Coral, FL. There are many ...

May 12, 2020

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Living in Charlotte, NC Pros and Cons

The most populous city of North Carolina, Charlotte is also the county seat for the county of Mecklenburg. The city is considered to be a relatively new city that is still developing as many of the ...

May 08, 2020

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Negotiating Tips For Lowering Your Closing Costs

We all have pictured the perfect home where we would love to spend the rest of our lives. Owning a home is one of the biggest achievements someone can get during their lifetime. Aiming for the ...

Apr 21, 2020

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Reasons You Should Move to Plano Texas

Nestled on the outskirts of Dallas, the city of Plano is one of the top destinations for those seeking to move to Texas. A beautiful city with dozens of things to see and do, Plano has a long list ...

Apr 09, 2020

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Minimum Credit Score In the USA For Home Loans

  We all dream about the glorious day we move into our own home. After all the years, moving from one rental to another, the day has come when you can finally think about your own place. You ...

Mar 23, 2020

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Sustainably refurnishing your home

  Sustainability is a concept for the future and it is highly important that we understand it. If we are thinking of the future we have to think of both something that can be used for the ...

Mar 05, 2020

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Pros and Cons of Living in Boca Raton

  There is a lot to be said for living in Boca Raton FL. Beautiful weather, beautiful beaches and beautiful houses are just a few of the many, many pros of living in this gorgeous city. But, ...

Jan 15, 2020

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Home Loans With 0 Down Payment

Mary V. has always adored the fairytales her mother used to read before going to bed. Since then, she had been dreaming of her own place to call home, which gradually became smaller and smaller. ...

Dec 03, 2019

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How can you improve your credit score?

The almighty Credit Score: The banking industry revolves around it. Landlords demand it. And everybody is concerned about their three digits that reveal how well they are doing financially. The ...

Nov 19, 2019

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All about the USDA loans

What does any real estate agent listed on appreciate more at homebuyers? Their flexibility and their openness when it comes to exploring the many different types of loans that are ...

Nov 11, 2019

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Steps to avoid foreclosure

   As soon as you sign the final document on the closing day, you enter the fight to avoid foreclosure - just like any other mortgagor. Every time you make a payment towards your home ...

Oct 21, 2019

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What flooring is right for you and your house?

At home, we are all kings and queens. Our homes, no matter how big or small, are our kingdoms. But does that mean that we should only walk on red carpets? Well, not necessarily. The sound of the ...

Oct 04, 2019

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The Ultimate Home Theater Room

Don’t you feel that the days keep getting shorter with every birthday? Time seems to fly so fast, especially when we are doing what we love or when we are involved in a pleasurable ...

Jul 10, 2019

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Buying a Home in Scottsdale vs Building Your Own Home

So, you’ve found the best place to live in. The city of Scottsdale, AZ is incredibly appealing for its great weather, the growing economy, safety as well as for its available listings. Maybe ...

Jul 08, 2019

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Passive Income Strategies to Avoid Paying Interest on Your Home Loan

To pay interest means to work twice for the same money. In other words, it reduces your productivity. When you are paying interest, you are simply treading water, that is you’re not making any ...

Jun 03, 2019

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6 Types of Land Surveys You Should Be Aware Of

Land is a precious resource because it is very limited and nobody’s going to make any more of it.  As you already know, about 70% of the Earth is covered by water and the rising sea level ...

May 28, 2019

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Home Types Home Buyers Often Overlook

There’s a long distance between “common” sense and “good” sense, and most of the times, when it comes to real estate, “common sense” is just garbage. Do we ...

Apr 22, 2019

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6 Tips to Better Manage Your Vacation Rental

Do you have a vacation rental? Or do you want to invest in one? Read the following tips to improve your business skills. Wise real estate investments have changed lives for generations. Actually, 45% ...

Apr 19, 2019

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Why Are There so Many Different Types of Loans?

Ever since childhood, I have seen the many faces of debt. A big statement, you might think, but my parents’ debt greatly impacted my life. When I look around, however, not everybody talks about ...

Mar 22, 2019

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Most Common Homeowners Insurance Claims

Are you in the midst of closing your homeowner’s insurance? Trying to save every little penny figuring all the insurance questions we always ask ourselves? Do I need Flood Insurance? What ...

Mar 12, 2019

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Benefits of owning a home vs. renting

Do you want to make a conversation with your friends more interesting? Start talking about the benefits of owning a home vs. renting one and you will see how many different opinions there are. ...

Feb 26, 2019

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Questions to Ask When Buying a Condo for the First Time

When my mother bought her first condo, she didn’t listen to anyone, not even to me, her own son. She was all by herself. Three years later, unable to keep up with the payments, she was forced ...

Feb 20, 2019

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Real Estate Terms Every Home Buyer HAS to Know!

Real Estate can be tricky sometimes. Real Estate Agents use a lot of particular words and jargons that almost make a dialect of its own. And you, the home buyer, who just wants to find the perfect ...

Feb 18, 2019

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Senior Citizen Housing: Accompanied or By Yourself?

For some people, this issue is a bit taboo but, hopefully, it will happen with all of us: we’ll get to live so long that certain cares around the house will need to be taken in order to ...

Nov 13, 2018

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Living near an airport: the good and the bad

If you’ve been following the content production of you’ve probably noticed how we love to write about strange unusual real estate scenarios. We’ve already ...

Oct 05, 2018

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Essential Home Items Your Place Might be Missing

The mind is always playing tricks on us. Sometimes there are some things that are very obvious, and we come across them all of the time – they are a big part of our lives – and yet; we ...

Sep 24, 2018

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Best Cities for Families

Whenever we do a “best ____ for _____”  type of article, we always discuss the metrics pertaining to that subject and come up with a ranking of sorts. But today, because the ...

Aug 20, 2018

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Buying a Second Home: airbnb, Vacation Rentals or Log Cabin

 After we’ve debated the short-term lease pros and cons as an overall investment, we were wondering: but what if the real estate investor in question actually wants that to be a ...

Jul 23, 2018

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Property tax in the US: a homebuyer guide

Do you know how they say that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes? So, of course, there had to be real estate taxes, right? Yes. Property tax is a way for the government to collect ...

Jul 09, 2018

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Buying a House with Cash vs. Mortgage

Whenever someone decides to buy a house, there’s always that question: what if I pay it off with cash; all in one shot? Enticing as it may seem (for both the home seller and the home buyer) ...

Jun 29, 2018

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Moving Tips: House Relocation Stress Free

Spring and the beginning of the Summer are widely regarded as The Best Times to Buy a House and we did write an article on How to buy a house quickly so people could benefit from that exciting ...

Jun 01, 2018

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Down Payment: Everything You Wanted to Know

Down payments, or “front money”, seem like a pretty straightforward thing, right? You want to buy something pricey without damaging your cash flow, so you ask the seller to pay in monthly ...

May 23, 2018

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How to Buy a House Quickly

  It is fair to say that once a new house hits the real estate market – especially good ones -  it’s always a race to see who gets it first, but considering the still shrinking ...

May 07, 2018

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What is a Credit Score and How Does it Impact Real Estate?

Although our Dollar bills bring the phrase “In God we trust”, it is fair to say that our financial system is actually based on trusting of another thing: credit. Yes, credit is the creed ...

Apr 30, 2018

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Acts of God House Flipper Investing: Is This a Thing?

The mind of the real estate investor works with one goal in mind: making a profit. So, with the Atlantic Hurricane Season Coming, the bold real estate investor sees not only a dangerous scenario, ...

Apr 23, 2018

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The First-time Home Buyers Guide to Home Insurance

  We’ve seen this film several times: the first-time home buyer is thrilled with the chase of finding his dream home and puts all his strength and focus on this challenging and ...

Apr 17, 2018

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Is a Home Equity Loan Right For Me?

A question homeowners often contemplate is whether a home equity loan is right for them. While there are both benefits and pitfalls to opening loans, home equity loans don’t differ. The only ...

Mar 13, 2018

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Understanding the Housing Market on Your Own: How to Predict Local Real Estate Market Trends With no Help from an Agent

Agents have all the tools to predict local real estate market trends. They have that fantastic Multiple Listing Service (MLS) not only to put houses on the market but to do a good Market ...

Feb 28, 2018

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How to Defray the Hidden Costs of Home Ownership

While homeownership is a good way to save money and keep you from getting caught in the rent cycle, it comes with an entirely new set of problems and expenses that you may not expect. Home ...

Sep 30, 2017

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Why Right Now is a Good Time for Millennials to Buy a Home

Many young people are beginning to enter the next stages of their lives, and those stages can include more permanent jobs, children, marriage, and even home ownership. While many millennials are ...

Jul 07, 2017

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Build or Buy? That’s the Big Question

Buying or building a house can be one of the biggest investments of your life, especially if you are making the decision with a loved one or family and plan on it being a “forever home”. ...

May 31, 2017

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5 U.S. Cities with the Best Public Transportation

Not everyone can own a car, and in some parts of the country it’s actually cheaper (and sometimes easier) to use public transport instead of a personal vehicle. Many cities are offering better ...

Apr 04, 2017

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7 Things to Consider Before Moving to a New City

Moving to a new city brings about big decisions, lifestyle changes, and new experiences. Not all of these things may be good, but life is constantly shifting, so you should be too. Before you begin ...

Apr 04, 2017

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Should you Buy a Home with Cash?

While paying cash for a home makes sense in some ways, it's not ideal in all situations. Here are the pros and cons of buying a home with cash. Pros A cash home buyer is an attractive buyer. Home ...

Mar 02, 2017

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What is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Home?

Deciding to buy a home often comes with caveats - the location, availability, job requirements, and commute may come far ahead of scheduling a move to a new location. However, many people seek to buy ...

Jan 11, 2017

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Top Five Reasons Your Home Offer was Rejected

If you made an offer on a home and it was rejected, here are the most common reasons why. Wrong Market You are looking in the wrong market. If you have a home loan approved for $400,000, look in ...

Dec 29, 2016

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Tax Breaks for the First Time Home Buyer

Buying your first home? Where your down payment comes from can affect your taxes. First-time home buyers can take out up to $10,000 from traditional and Roth IRAs penalty-free to use as a down ...

Nov 14, 2016

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How is Square Footage Determined?

If you are buying a home, you may be wondering about square footage. Is the home you are looking at really that big – or that small? The answer to why square footage assessments can vary wildly ...

Oct 06, 2016

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What is Escrow and how does it Work?

  You may not have heard the word “escrow” before you stepped into the world of home buying, but you’ve heard it now. “Escrow” is part of what makes buying and ...

Sep 20, 2016

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How Does The Home Loan Underwriting Process Work?

Most homebuyers know it’s a lot easier to go house hunting with an approved loan in hand. However, the initial visit to the lending institution is just the first step; while you are looking at ...

Aug 30, 2016

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7 Tips for a First Time Homebuyer

The most expensive purchase you'll ever make will be a home. Buying property allows you to build wealth through equity accumulation and tax write-offs. However, the process of buying your first home ...

Feb 08, 2016

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Home Prices-The Extra Costs

Gone are the days when buying a home was a priceless feat. Most banks want down-payments even for those who have perfect credit or who are first-time home-buyers. While you may be thinking about the ...

Feb 02, 2016

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5 signs of house foundation problems

Unless there is a known problem with a home’s foundation, most homeowners don’t give it a second thought. That could be dangerous and costly. Ignoring the signs of foundation problems ...

Feb 01, 2016

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10 Real Estate Tips for Homebuyers

Purchasing a home especially the first one is a rite of passage. It comes with responsibilities from the moment the decision is made. Due diligence is a requisite to ensure an exciting experience. ...

Jan 11, 2016

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Rent or Buy - the pros and cons

There are times when it is advantageous to rent a house instead of making a purchase. The reasons vary based on several factors. In contrast, certain conditions point to best time to buy a home. It ...

Dec 28, 2015

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When to buy a house

  Purchasing a home is the biggest investment that anyone can make. Did you know there's actually the best and worst times to buy a home? To get the best ROI, there are several variables to ...

Dec 13, 2015

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How To Choose A Realtor

If buying a home was just a distant dream that was unlikely to happen, now the time has finally arrived and you are in search of a place you can call home. Like many others, if you are a first time ...

Dec 07, 2015

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Foreclosure - The Pros and Cons of Buying

You may have heard that pursuing foreclosure sales is the best way to get a good deal in real estate. While it is true that foreclosure sales can be sold below value, it is important to be aware of ...

Nov 25, 2015

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How To Get A Loan with Bad Credit

Who said that low credit scores are actually bad for your finances? It might shock you, but bad credit scores are in fact good. They prove that you’ve been through a lot. You’ve faced ...

Nov 23, 2015

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Short Sales Homes

There are negative connotations to a short sale transaction in real estate. One is owners fail to meet the original mortgage obligation. This could be due to several reasons such as job loss and ...

Nov 23, 2015

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Living In Lakewood Ranch FL

If you never experienced the beautiful weather of Florida and never had the chance to watch a beautiful sunset on one of Florida’s breathtaking coastlines then you are missing out on a unique ...

Jun 09, 2020

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Agents: How to sell a house during a pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak dealt a massive blow to the economy. Many industries find themselves struggling during the pandemic because of the restrictions imposed by the government and authorities in ...

Mar 30, 2020

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How to become a real estate agent in Texas?

Being the second-largest state in the United States following Alaska, Texas prides in its prosperous economy and with a gross state product of $1.8 trillion, Texas is amongst the top largest ...

Feb 03, 2020

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5 Real Estate Marketing Ideas for 2020

  The new year is finally here, and with it, a bevvy of new opportunities to explore in the real estate business. The world of real estate is constantly changing and evolving, and a good ...

Jan 17, 2020

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What car should a real estate agent drive?

Okay, we know this question is quite strange. So, is there a link between real estate and cars? Really? What do cars have to do with an agent’s ability to sell a house? Well, you may fall ...

Nov 05, 2019

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How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Nashville?

  Millions of people move every year either within the same city or from one state to another. And as you might guess, real estate agents are as busy as a bee in the states with most ...

Nov 01, 2019

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How to get more leads as a real estate agent

  Customers are the heart of any entrepreneurial endeavor. They keep the cash coming in, nurturing all the vital organs of a business. While in some markets it is quite easy to build a loyal ...

Oct 15, 2019

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How Do Real Estate Agents Market Rentals?

When in the rental market one must wonder about the value of using a real estate agent. If you’re a landlord you may ask yourself if it’s worth the commission? You may try to save money ...

Sep 09, 2019

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Client Gifts: Creative Closing Gifts for Home Buyers

  Who doesn’t like to receive gifts? Gift giving is so rewarding and such a great experience not only for the giver but for the receiver, too. When we were little kids, we used to be so ...

Jul 01, 2019

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How to Take Advantage of the REA Directory Listing

Online directories have been around since the early 90s when the father of the Internet, Tim Berners-Lee, compiled a simple list of web servers. Soon after that, Yahoo and Google took off. Yahoo ...

Jun 26, 2019

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Should Friends and Family Hire You as Their Real Estate Agent?

Haven’t you ever been told to keep friendship and business apart? Real estate could be the ultimate test for friendships because money and greed bring out the true character of a human being. ...

May 21, 2019

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What makes a good real estate agent?

Do you remember what you wanted to become when you were just a child? Boys would say they wanted to become police officers, firefighters or pilots, while the girls would become nurses, teachers or ...

May 06, 2019

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Real Estate Agent Salary vs Commission

From time to time we come up with forecast articles about new disruptive technologies like Self-Driving Cars, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and overall trends like the fact that the US Life ...

Jan 07, 2019

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Best real estate books for agents 2019

One question we always get from our readers that are starting to dabble with real estate is “Which are the best real estate books for agents?”.With that in mind, we decided to make a ...

Dec 19, 2018

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Tips to Raise Your Real Estate Commission

If one is to answer how much does a real estate agent really make, it will become very clear that the place where you make a difference on your earnings as a real estate agent is the real estate ...

Oct 29, 2018

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Why Real Estate Agents Fail and Get Out of Business

You know how they say you should always enter places, situations and even relationships with a backup plan and an exit strategy? Romantics say that’s not the right way to go about things, but ...

Oct 19, 2018

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Working Couples in Real Estate

Beyonce and Jay-Z, Melinda and Bill Gates, Sonny and Cher, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Hart to Hart, even Ant-Man and the Wasp… There are a lot of stories – some successful, some not ...

Sep 12, 2018

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How to Make Cold Calls

There’s an argument to be made that cold calls are not the most current way of getting that sweet lead generation going for you and that SMS, social media, and cold email marketing have a much ...

Aug 15, 2018

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Old-School Marketing vs. Modern Marketing: Which Works Best for You?

Huntington Beach real estate agent Jerry Del Mauro made the news the other day not for closing a deal and scoring a sweet commission, but because he was ordered to pay a $2,750 fine to the city for ...

Jul 25, 2018

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Building a Real Estate Team

  We don’t know about you, but one of our favorite parts of those heist movies is right at the beginning of the second act when the leader makes his/her team selection. You get to see a ...

Jul 18, 2018

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Luxury Real Estate Forecast

Although June is shaping up to be the fastest month to sell a house from listing to closing – and we have even written tips on how to buy a house quickly and make the most of it – ...

May 15, 2018

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Cryptocurrency: a Real Estate Niche

Last December, the first-ever Bitcoin-to-Bitcoin real estate transaction in America took place: a condominium sold in South Florida for 17.741 Bitcoins (equivalent, at the time, to 275,000 Dollars). ...

Apr 16, 2018

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Working With The Disabled: A Real Estate Niche

We’ve recently written an article for Autism Awareness Day on how Children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) need safer homes and, while researching the subject, we noticed how limited ...

Apr 11, 2018

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Spring Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Are You Ready to Bloom?

Spring is a beautiful season where temperature starts to warm and flowers bloom. And to the real estate market, this feeling of new life isn't just a metaphor. For a bunch of reasons, it is widely ...

Mar 14, 2018

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Find Your Real Estate Agent Niche: Vacation Homes

Vacation homes are a luxury that many people cannot afford, but that makes them the perfect investment for those that can. For real estate agents, this creates a viable niche. Whether you're helping ...

Feb 27, 2018

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A Real Estate Agent’s Guide to Using Social Media Effectively

Many real estate agents could tell you, using social media correctly helps you build an impressive following quickly and effectively. While many people don't have the patience to keep up with ...

Jan 11, 2018

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Finding Your Real Estate Niche: For Sale By Owner

FSBO listings, or For Sale By Owner listings, are becoming increasingly popular among people who want to save money and reduce the amount of strings they have to cut once the deal is over. Don't be ...

Jan 04, 2018

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4 Effective Ways to Market Real Estate to Millennials

Millennials have begun to enter the housing market in a big way, and now is the time to cater to them. Many agents still use outdated methods that may alienate their younger, tech-savvy customer ...

Dec 28, 2017

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An Agent’s Guide on How to Plan the Perfect Open House

An open house can be the perfect way to attract visitors to your home and make a lasting impression. Some of these people may even return or place a call afterwards to offer on the house, which is ...

Nov 14, 2017

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How to become a real estate agent

One of the best careers available today is that of real estate agent. Flexible hours, attractive salary and a demanding but rewarding list of responsibilities, this is a dream job for ambitious ...

Feb 17, 2016

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6 Reasons you are not selling properties

Selling properties is a daunting task particularly in the beginning. Consider reviewing your skill sets to help mitigate the challenges. Below we present six possibilities that may be hindering the ...

Jan 21, 2016

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