Choosing The Right House

Is Buying A New Home A Good Choice For You?

Posted by on January 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is Buying A New Home A Good Choice For You?

If the time has come to purchase your first home or to “move up” in home quality, you’ve probably started browsing various homes for sale in your area. The instinct is usually to buy a home being resold by a previous owner — after all, there are many more “resale” homes on the market than new homes in most areas. But consider that, while buying a new home is not necessarily for everyone, there are some advantages to buying a brand new residence. Here’s a look. You can typically have some things customized....

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6 Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Must Do

Posted by on January 5, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 6 Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Must Do

As a first-time buyer, you are certain to be at least a little bit confused by everything going on around you. Buying your first house is a big process, and it is certainly not one that you want to do jump into lightly. Not sure where to start? Practice with these steps before you make a commitment. 1. Check your credit and work to give it the boost it needs. Before you even begin looking at houses, you should work on repairing your credit. You need to have great credit to secure a mortgage with your typical down payment, so it is important...

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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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