Choosing The Right House

Moving To A New City? Have Your Agent Put Together An Information Package For You

Posted by on December 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Moving To A New City? Have Your Agent Put Together An Information Package For You

Relocating to a new city can be a daunting process, but hiring a real estate agent who works in that city can make the experience more comfortable for you and your family. While your agent will be able to listen to your needs and find potential homes that meet your search criteria, he or she can also help you to get settled once you buy a home and move in. Many real estate agents can provide local information packages for their clients. While you can learn a lot of information through online research, an information package that includes...

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Don’t Want To Keep A Lockbox On Your Front Door? Here Are Some Alternatives

Posted by on December 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Don’t Want To Keep A Lockbox On Your Front Door? Here Are Some Alternatives

When your home is for sale, your real estate agent will customarily ask you if you wish to keep a lockbox on the front door. This box will hold the key to your home, which can make things easier for the agent representing a prospective buyer. For example, since you won’t be home at the time of a scheduled viewing, the buyer agent can arrive at your home in advance, unlock the lockbox to secure the key, and then gain entry into the home. While many people are content with using a lockbox in this location, other homeowners are leery...

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3 Things A Condo’s Pool Can Tell You About Their Management

Posted by on October 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Things A Condo’s Pool Can Tell You About Their Management

When you are looking to purchase a condo, you should be concerned both with the specific property you are purchasing as well as the general management of the complex. Your real estate agent should put you in touch with the condo manager to allow you to ask questions about the by-laws, community expectations, fees, and management process. However, some things about the management, maintenance, and community of the condo you will have to discover through a little investigation. For example, there are several things you can learn about the...

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Tips For Selling A Small Home In A More Family-Oriented Neighborhood

Posted by on September 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Selling A Small Home In A More Family-Oriented Neighborhood

Most families want to live in larger homes with at least three bedrooms. So if you own a smaller 2-bedroom home in a very family-oriented neighborhood, you may have a bit harder of a time selling it. Couples without children and single adults may not automatically think to look for a home in a neighborhood known for family homes, and the families who are shopping or homes in the area are likely to look past yours for something larger. But selling is not impossible! Follow these tips to market your home more effectively. Focus on the features...

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Refuting A Few Myths First-Time Homebuyers Often Believe

Posted by on September 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Refuting A Few Myths First-Time Homebuyers Often Believe

Buying a home will represent one of the largest financial investments that you will make. Unfortunately, it can be fairly common for first-time homebuyers to give credit to some of the more routinely held misconceptions when it comes to the home buying process. This mistake can lead to avoidable confusion that may cause unnecessary stress and other problems for you. Learning the truth behind a few common home buying myths will provide you more insight when you are going through this process. Myth: Applying For A Mortgage Is The Last Step In...

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3 Tips To Help You Lease Your First Commercial Office Space

Posted by on September 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips To Help You Lease Your First Commercial Office Space

Having access to the right office space can significantly contribute to the overall success of your business. If you have never rented out a commercial space before, navigating the leasing process can be challenging. Here are three tips that you can use to help ensure you are able to secure the best possible deal on your commercial real estate in the future. 1. Identify factors that could affect your rental rate Unlike residential properties that often have a set rental rate, the cost of leasing a commercial property can fluctuate over the...

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Two Reasons Why Dual Agency May Not Be A Good Idea

Posted by on August 31, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Two Reasons Why Dual Agency May Not Be A Good Idea

Much of the time, a homebuyer and home seller will have their own real estate agent representing them. Occasionally, though, one agent will work for both the seller and the buyer. Called dual agency, this type of arrangement has several benefits, including faster communication between all parties and potentially lower commission fees. However, there are some disadvantages to this situation you should be aware of before you agree to dual agency representation. Increased Risk of Overlooking Something One of the main benefits of having two real...

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How to Rent an Apartment Quickly

Posted by on July 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Rent an Apartment Quickly

If you have an apartment on your hands that simply isn’t renting, here are some steps you can take to make sure that the property is being advertised correctly.  Do Excellent Marketing Your marketing materials shape the entire perception of your apartment; they are what gets potential renters’ feet in the door. If you aren’t skilled in photo editing, it’s worth the investment to have a professional or semi-professional photographer take photos of your space. It’s also valuable to get the input of a property...

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4 Staging Tips To Make Your Home Stand Out To Potential Buyers This Summer

Posted by on July 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Staging Tips To Make Your Home Stand Out To Potential Buyers This Summer

The summer buying market is really competitive for both buyers and sellers. It tends to be the time of year when many individuals want to buy and sell homes. With the market so competitive, it is essential that you stage your home well so that you attract buyers who are willing to pay the price that you want to generate from the sale of your home. Here are four staging tips that will help your home stand out. Brush Up On Your Home’s Paint Job In the summertime, when the weather is nice outside, potential buyers are going to spend more...

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Buying A Home? 3 Reasons You Need A Home Inspection Before You Buy

Posted by on June 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Buying A Home? 3 Reasons You Need A Home Inspection Before You Buy

If you’re in the market for a new home, you need to make sure that the one you choose isn’t hiding any defects. Before you sign a contract, be sure you insist on a home inspection. Even if a home looks fine when you walk through, it doesn’t mean that everything is fine inside the walls or up on the roof. A home inspection will help you identify problems that might be lurking just below the surface. Here are three areas of concern that your home inspection should cover. Hidden Mold Growth Mold can be a real problem,...

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