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Generally speaking, an affidavit is a written statement or declaration, made under oath before a licensed individual, such as a notary public or even a Judge. You’ve probably heard the term on police and legal courtroom TV shows. In other terms, it’s a legal testimony ...

Wondering what a Judgment Lien is?Well, a Lien can be consensual or non-consensual, right? Meaning it can be forced or agreed upon by way of a bilateral contract. When we say “forced” is by way of a lawsuit that imposes a lien: a judgment lien.Wondering how to st ...

- What are the closing costs?Closing costs are the fees and expenses paid during Closing. They are not included in the final purchase price of the property.- How much are the closing costs?Normally, the closing fees are somewhere between 2 to 5 percent of the final purchase price ...

When someone throws around the term “mobile home”, it almost requires further explanation to fully understand what that person is talking about. Why is that? Well, a mobile home can be understood as a house that is actively mobile – such as trailers and RVs and ...

The best atrium definition is that of a room with a roof open displaying the sky, but as with most things architecture (or even art) the atrium definition has changed with the passing of time. Originally, the atrium definition was that of an open roof to the sky in a rectangular ...

Also called variable or flexible rate mortgage, an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) is a mortgage where the interest rate is not constant, but changes over time by the mortgage lender. Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM) often have attractive beginning interest rates, called teaser r ...

Popular Real Estate Questions

A very common real estate question is:Do Tiny Houses depreciate?Short answer is: yes, tiny houses do depreciate. But let’s explain the “why”s so we get to the bottom of the exceptions.Because most tiny houses are built on wheels – whether as RVs and motorh ...

There’s been a lot of demand for QR codes for real estate signs as they became a fabulous way to go beyond the advertising nature of the traditional static “for sale” signs and can actually generate leads to real estate agents. With a simple scan, a client ...

Not only can homeowners associations impose pet restrictions but almost 100% of them do. Here’s the thing: the job of a homeowners associations or HOA is to look at the big picture and provide a safe and tidy environment for everyone despite one particular resident&rs ...

You’ve searched all through the internet regarding how to close a real estate deal without an agent and now you’ve arrived here and we hope that you finally have the answer you need. Let’s go: Let us be bluntly honest with you: you will never be able to close a ...

When a home is marked “as is”, it means the home seller will not take part on any renovations, will not fix any defects the home buyer might bump into. If the home buyer wants to buy the property, he’ll have to buy it the way the house currently is. However, th ...

Are you wondering how to speed things up with your mortgage payment? Thinking how to build equity to your home”? Well, by paying off your mortgage. The more you do, the more percentage of the asset you gain; that’s obvious. But when you ask “how can I build eq ...

 

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QR Codes For Real Estate Signs

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 homeowners have been trying to improve curb appeal to lure clients to their home via modern high-tech smart “for sale”  signs. And thank God for that! For sale ...

Homebuyer Tips

Senior Citizen Housing: Accompanied Or By Yourself?

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 facilitate our life pace. And even if you’re a Millennial thinking “oh, I’m 50 years away from that, my friend”, you always have family and friends of ...

Agent Advice

Tips To Raise Your Real Estate Commission

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 commission. The highest the house gets sold for, the highest the real estate commission.   So, technically, to raise your real estate commission = to raise the price of the ...

Agent Advice

Why Real Estate Agents Fail And Get Out Of Business

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 it’s actually a way to take some tension out of the way, minimizing the fear of failing to let you focus on making everything work. If you have the worst case scenario ...

Homebuyer Tips

Living Near An Airport: The Good And The Bad

Living Near An Airport: The Good And The Bad

If you’ve been following the content production of RealEstateAgent.com you’ve probably noticed how we love to write about strange unusual real estate scenarios. We’ve already written about living near a highway, considered if living near a cemetery affects the home value and even questioned if you would live in a haunted house if the price was ...

Homebuyer Tips

Essential Home Items Your Place Might Be Missing

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 can’t remember them! Have you ever played Scrabble and couldn’t for the life of you think of a word, then your friend just adds an “r” or an ...

Agent Advice

Working Couples In Real Estate

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 a lot of stories – some successful, some not so much - of husbands and wives working together out there. And in our industry, of course, is no different. If you take a look at some of the real estate agents in The ...

Home Seller Tips

Things Home Sellers Should NOT Do

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 house and even went oriental with Feng Shui to sell your home. But we never talked about the things home sellers should NOT do when selling a home. And you know, that’s ...

Homebuyer Tips

Best Cities For Families

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 discussion within the subject has so many variables, we’ve decided to do it differently. To tell us about the best places to raise a family, we’ve imagined a typical ...

Agent Advice

How To Make Cold Calls

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 higher percentage of lead generation success than cold calls, but hey… sometimes you have to try them all, right? Maybe your real estate market is more technology ...