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5 Things to Think About When Looking for a Home for Your Family

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 20:14:31 -0500

If you and your family are looking to buy a new home, there are some important things you'll want to keep in mind before making your purchase. Some of these things are no-brainers, but some aren't.

Fiduciary Duty of a Real Estate Agent - Why Should I Care?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:03:46 -0500

Buyer's agents, seller's agents, dual agents, what is the difference? It is all about who does, or doesn't owe fiduciary duty.

5 Reasons To Own Your Home

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:11:50 -0500

Many individuals, face the need, to make a very essential decision, and consider, whether they should rent, where they live, versus taking the leap, and buying, a home, of their own. While one must be prepared, emotionally, financially/ fiscally, and with a decent understanding of what owning a house, encompasses, if, the right set of circumstances, exist, we better understand, why, for most people, their house represents, their single, biggest, financial asset! Since this is a very serious decision, which should not be taken lightly, but rather, in a well - informed manner, this article will attempt to briefly consider,...

6 Stages Of A Homebuyer's Process

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:19:06 -0500

While many real estate professionals, tend to, focus on acquiring listings, and homeowners, to represent, and the best ones, realize, how many services, both professional, and personal, this should require, often, less attention is paid, on the potential, trials and tribulations, potential home buyers confront and face. Since, for most, their house, represents their single, largest, financial asset, and, many consider, home ownership, to be, the American Dream, it is obvious, this has the potential of creating an extremely stressful period of time, from the onset (beginning the search), throughout the entire transaction period. With that in mind, this article...

What You Can Expect From A Luxury Home

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 06:57:46 -0500

Most people define luxury majorly in terms of price but there is so much more to luxury than just the amount of money you spend. It is very hard to define luxury homes in an exact way because this is something made up of several factors. If you are looking for a posh home to buy, there are some general qualities expected within it and they are what together create the luxury that is the home. Below are some of the features that such homes tend to have in common.

Why Consider Buying Property in Altos Del Maria

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 13:42:03 -0500

Many potential investors are looking for a place to invest in real estate, not only for their retirement but also for a permanent vacation home. One of the attractive places for real estate investment right now is Panama.

What To Do & Not To Do After Getting Pre-Approved For A Mortgage

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:10:10 -0500

Getting pre-approved is only the first baby step to buying a home, the following information is a list of what to do and not to do once pre-approved. These tips will likely help you get better financing terms and also avoid self sabotaging your dreams of home ownership.

Home Buying Advice for Young Los Angeles Couples

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 07:51:56 -0500

Most homebuyers enjoy looking at real estate, particularly in character-rich Northeast LA. But first you should get your financial ducks in a row. It is no secret that Northeast LA is a hot real estate market. For many years, real estate in Highland Park, Eagle Rock and Pasadena have consistently been in high demand.

7 Areas Potential Homeowners Don't Pay Sufficient Attention

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:04:15 -0500

Wouldn't it be nice, if potential homeowners, entered into the process, with their eyes - wide - open, and, as prepared, as possible, so there were far fewer surprises, once they moved in? Many rely, merely, on the Inspection report, from their hired engineer, or home inspector, and ask, far too few questions, or take certain things, for granted, or minimize them. With that in mind, this article will briefly attempt to consider, review and discuss, 7 specific areas, where potential owners, fail to pay sufficient attention, and/ or focus.

5 Preliminary Financial Steps To Take Before House-Hunting

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:03:28 -0500

You've either, decided, it's the right time, for you to, own, a home, of your own, or to upgrade, and/ or relocate, for some, personally, relevant reason. If your objective is, like most home buyers, to make the process, as stress - free, and hassle - free, as possible, quality, proper, efficient, effective preparation, is the best way, to proceed. House - hunting might, either, be, a pleasant adventure, or far, less, so, and, thus, this article will proceed, to attempt to briefly review, examine, consider, and discuss, 5 preliminary financial steps, to take, in advance, before proceeding, along a...

Nannies, Grannies and the Ontario Fire Code

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:25:38 -0500

Before closing deals involving basement apartments or duplex, triplex or any other multiple dwellings, Realtors should ensure that purchasers have obtained written confirmation of whether or not apartments are registered, and have been inspected and found to conform to the Fire Code. Realtors can be faced with angry, disappointed purchasers because under the new rules an illegal or non-conforming apartment is easy to detect and easy to shut down - and may be costly for the new owner to renovate, to keep it operating.

Mortgage Interest Deduction and the Tax Advantages of Owning a Home

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:19:40 -0500

There are many great reasons to be a home owner in the United States. These include: stability, wealth creation and the satisfaction of owning your own home. From a tax standpoint, one of the most compelling aspects of home ownership has to do with the mortgage interest deduction.

4 Ways Of Using Financing When Buying A House

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 07:03:30 -0600

Especially, in sellers markets, there is often, considerable competition, in terms of purchasing, a house. The better a homeowner understands, what each means, and represents, the more capable he is, of determining, which might (or might not) be, in his personal, best interests! Qualified, potential buyers, must realize, some of these options, and determine, which makes the most sense, to each of them, and their self - interest!

Considering Buying A Home?: 5 Steps To Take Immediately

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:18:53 -0600

We often refer to owing a home, of one's own, as the American dream! However, while many individuals contemplate doing so, far too few, proceed in a well - prepared, ready manner, in order to be able to buy a home, they can, both afford, and meets their priorities. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly discuss, examine, review, and consider, 5 essential, important, key steps, educated consumers, should take heed of, care about, fully consider, and take advantage of.

Why Does Location Matter for Home Buying in Los Angeles?

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 08:19:09 -0600

Northeast LA (NELA) already is popular for several reasons. But when narrowing down to a specific neighborhood it helps to know what to look for.

The Problems of Buying a Home Since 1963

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 14:59:23 -0600

In September 1963, the author, having just turned 26 was about to take up his first professional appointment after graduating from university. With no savings, and a coming salary of 1750 a year he sought to purchase a three-bedroom bungalow at a price of 4950. In those days, building societies were offering 25-year mortgages at 2.5 times annual salaries and the purchase was deemed possible if a deposit of 500 could be obtained. An application to the bank secured a 'personal loan' for the deposit and the deal went through. The system was smooth, efficient, fast, and thankfully, sympathetic to the needs of young families and first-time buyers. All that has changed in the 21st century.

Are You Better Off With a Used Home or a New Home? What's the Best Option for You?

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:07 -0600 the site and its mobile apps are dedicated to adding consumers with the following: home valuations, selling your house, refinancing your house, and finding homes and foreclosures for sale.

Home Buyers' Credit Needs: 6 Things To Keep In Mind

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 07:04:54 -0600

When one decides it's time to purchase a home of their own, they must attempt, to ease the process, and make it less stressful, by effectively planning, and preparing, especially, as it relates to the level of their credit. When one plans accordingly, effectively, and properly, he positions himself, to avoid many unwanted processes, because he addresses them, before he begins. In doing so, one can either do so, himself, or, in consultation, with, a recommended, quality, professional, mortgage banker or broker.

5 Financial Considerations For Future Homeowners

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:50:19 -0600

Since one's house, is, the single, biggest, financial asset, for the vast majority of people, doesn't it make sense, for potential homeowners, to consider, recognize, and evaluate, some of the relevant financial considerations? Obviously, a potential homeowner should have a professional look at, and evaluate, his credit worthiness, and what adjustments, and/ or steps, should be made, prior to pursing their house. This article will attempt to briefly examine, consider, and discuss, 5 financial considerations, qualified, potential home buyers, should seriously look at, because their future enjoyment, of the home, of their dreams, might be impacted, by some of these...

5 Reasons Why Buying Property in Koh Samui, Thailand Might Be Easier Than You Thought

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 08:41:44 -0600

In this article we will explore some of the reasons why buying property in Koh Samui is the way forward, if you're looking for your very own slice of paradise. Many people sit and daydream about living on a luxury Island - we say why on earth not?

Why Buying a House Is an Investment

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:49:52 -0600

Buying a house has always been an essential part of the 'American Dream' and is indicative of financial stability. A house makes up for nearly one-third of the total wealth accumulation of the households in the USA.

6 Home Buying Considerations Other Than The House

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 07:03:02 -0600

We often focus on the bones - of - a - house, when deciding whether to purchase a particular residence, but, while that's essential, an educated home buyer, recognizes and realizes, there are other relevant considerations, as well. In fact, before one, should even view and/ or consider a particular house, he should thoroughly consider these factors, to ensue he will also be happy, and satisfied, living there. With that, in mind, this article will attempt to briefly, examine, review, and discuss, 6 important home buying considerations.

FHA 203K Loans - Godsend or Nightmare

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:02:44 -0600

Buying a home with a low down payment and rehabbing it immediately is now with in your reach. Check out the FHA 203k loan and finally become a homeowner.

Better Home Buyer Preparation: 5 Steps

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:19:44 -0600

The so - called, American dream, often, includes, owning a home, of one's own. While many people realize and understand, why this is important and relevant, there is often, not enough attention paid, to maximizing the ability and potential, for many, to achieve this objective, in an effective, less stressful manner. In order to do so, smart home buyers, prepare accordingly, and proceed, along their quest.

A Buyer's Guide To Home Buying: 5 Keys

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:16:52 -0600

Wouldn't it be nice, if qualified, potential home buyers, would have a clear - cut, guide, akin to a cookbook, so, they might proceed, effectively and efficiently, on a regular basis, and, thus, make their best possible decisions. Since, for most people, their house is their single, largest financial asset, as well as a source of pride, and comfort, but, unfortunately, many consider the home buying experience, to be an extremely stressful, period of time. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly examine and consider, 5 keys to making the home buying experience, a better, more successful...

Things to Consider Before Buying an Investment Property

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:00:30 -0600

Have you thought of investing in a property lately? The property fluctuations are in the favor and so you want to start with investing in the right property for your secure future. To be honest, property investment is always a right choice when you are aware of the market and the right time.

5 Situations Potential Home Buyers Should Walk Away

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:21:17 -0600

There are times, and situations, where a qualified, potential, home buyer, believes he has discovered, the ideal home, which he would love to live in, and make a home, of their own, but, later recognize and realize, there might be reasons, to walk away! While this may often, be a rather challenging, difficult scenario and situation, it's better to make the right decision, which is best for you, rather than making some enormous mistake/ error. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly examine, review, consider, and discuss, 5 instances, where it might make sense, for a potential...

How SPUNTS Influences Home-Buying Decisions

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 07:24:40 -0600

There are so many factors, which affect a potential home - buyers decisions, and priorities, we often fail to realize, while there are many consistencies, there are also, numerous individual considerations, etc! Some of these are logical, while others are far more emotionally, based! After over a decade as a Real Estate Licensed Salesperson, in the State of New York, I've come to realize, and better understand, how many influences, there are, in this decision - making process.

How to Buy a House With Cash

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 09:57:35 -0600

Buying a house with cash is undoubtedly the smartest way to buy a home, it just takes a certain amount of discipline when it comes to saving the money. Nothing can compare to knowing that the home you live in is yours, and you can do what you want with it. No paying rent, no answering to a landlord, none of that. While it is pretty great to own a home, many people take a hasty decision by taking out a massive mortgage on their home rather than pay for it up front.

How FORGEST Impacts Home Buying

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 07:31:19 -0600

As a Licensed Salesperson, in the State of New York, for over a decade, I've witnessed, both, good and bad, real estate markets, including those considered, to be, buyers, sellers, and/ or balanced ones. While these factors, often, influence, pricing, length on market, marketing, etc, certain things, relate, consistently. In order to discuss these, I use the mnemonic, FORGEST, in order to represent, some of the impacts and influences, which help buyers determine, which house, to purchase, and their prevailing, dominant influences.

Buying a Home in Jupiter, FL - Is It the Right Time?

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 10:56:37 -0600

Trying to decide if it's the right time to buy a new home? Learn all about timing and your new Jupiter home.

Evaluating Made to Measure Log Cabins Wholesalers

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:03:06 -0600

Are you a company or a contractor who is looking out for Made to measure log cabins wholesaler? Do you need any guidance in evaluating a wholesaler? Would you like to know about the performance dimensions against which you can evaluate the performance of the wholesaler?

Why Do You Need a Made to Measure Log Cabins Wholesaler?

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:37:54 -0600

There are several reasons why people look to buy log buildings. Recently, it has gained popularity as an outhouse which is placed in the garden to create some extra space for private time, playhouse or for adding beauty to the garden. It is a feasible and easy way to make room for certain activities without spending huge amounts on renovating the house.

How to Choose a Made to Measure Log Cabin Retailer

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:35:23 -0600

Made to measure log structures are nothing but customized homes or cabins made with logs. Many people prefer to have log cabins over normal standard buildings as they are easy to construct and economical. New generation log cabins are known for their quality, durability and resistance.

Checklist to Ensure That You Are Ready To Buy a Home

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:30:47 -0600

Buying a home is the biggest decision of one's life as it needs serious thinking, planning, and research. It is a major financial commitment as you are utilizing your hard-earned savings of life. There is no message alert that can tell you when it is the right time to buy a property.

Buying a Home? Don't Make These Costly Mistakes

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:12:50 -0600

Nearly one-third of all homebuyers, and 68 percent of first-time buyers, were 34 or younger last year. And those numbers are expected to grow.

How Prepared Are You To Buy A House? 5 Fail-Safe Tips To Get You Ready

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:20:05 -0600

In the home buying process, preparedness can be very important in making the right choices. Be guided with these 5 fail-safe tips to get you ready.

Why Are Gated Communities Gaining Popularity In Real Estate Markets?

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:37:52 -0600

Gated community is a kind of residential community that provides limited or controlled access to vehicles as well as pedestrians. These residential communities have a closed perimeter of walls and fences, which enhances the level of security.

5 Perceived Needs Of Potential Home Buyers

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 07:19:57 -0600

Obviously, when someone, who is a serious, qualified, potential, home buyer, begins his search, for the home of his dreams and needs, he starts, by looking at the strengths and weaknesses, of houses, which he can, both, afford, and serve his needs and priorities. However, there are other considerations, in addition to, the property, house, condition, and features, which are also important, and relevant, to consider. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly discuss, and examine, 5 perceived needs, of potential home buyers (beyond, merely, the features, etc, of the house, itself.

Before You Purchase Your New Home

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:45:24 -0600

This article offers suggestions on how to prepare to purchase a new home. It reviews credit, mortgage options, upfront expenses, and selecting the right home features.

Banks Are Approving Buyers, But Not Houses

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:19:49 -0600

This past month I had two deals where my clients, the buyers, were approved with the banks. Then the houses were turned down.

Why Are Shahapur Property Markets Growing?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:26:09 -0600

Shahapur is surrounded by the Western Ghats and is located in Thane District of Maharashtra. There are innumerable ongoing and upcoming real estate projects in Shahapur.

Top Best Tips For Buying Your New Home

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:53:13 -0600

Buying a home is never an easy task. You will have a lot of confusion on where to invest and what to purchase.

Homeowners: What's Your FOCUS?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:02:17 -0500

You've made the decision, it's the right time, to locate, and purchase, a home, of your own! Many factors go into that decision, including needs, financial ability, affordability, location, neighborhood, transportation, and, of course, the house you choose, to be, yours. However, in order to do so, in the most effective manner, it requires a considerable amount of true commitment, and understanding your personal, true needs.

Property Buyers - How They Work

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:49:28 -0500

Property buying is a serious business for everyone concerned. There are many people who want to sell their property fast and for many reasons including time, money, trust, obligation, mutual understanding among many others. Each property has it's own set of risks. A property owner is a proud parent of his property, but should some unforeseen circumstance ever come up, the first people he may want to turn to are professional property buyers. In the time of a homeowners trauma, a property buyer suggests advice and guidelines to help an owner get the best out of his property as well as help him to sell it.

The Right Mortgage Option for Buying a Home

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:19:35 -0500

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is part of the home-buying process. All financing home buyers must ensure their debt-to-income ratio and FICO scores are qualifying. Aside from these commonalities, home buyers must figure out what type of mortgage option is right for them.

Financial Factoring Behind Home Ownership

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:19:27 -0500

Many home buyers blindly believe owning a home is better than renting, financially speaking. Owning is often more affordable than renting. The important thing is to buy your home wisely with forethought and planning. In addition to providing a residence, a home is an investment that can have a positive or negative outcome.

Picking the Right Mortgage Broker

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:33:16 -0500

About half the deals that I do are with mortgage broker that I recommend. The other half is a toss-up. Meaning I never know who I am going to get to work with. Yes, work with. A lot of buyers think that they will be the only ones working with their lenders, however as a real estate broker, I put in a lot of time with them as well. It's my job to make sure that they have all the documents necessary for the sale, as well to make sure that our mortgage approval deadline is met.

Why Buying a Home Is a Great Investment For Millennials

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 21:44:28 -0500

As a millennial we know we need to invest our money but it's hard to know where to start. See how buying a home is a great investment for millennials.

Potential Homeowners: Look Closely At The BONES Of A House

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:40:54 -0500

When you decide, you want to buy a home of your own, take care, to avoid paying all your attention, on cosmetic items, such as curb appeal, paint colors, how its furnished, etc, and focus on the potential, build - quality, etc! After over a decade, as a Real Estate Licensed Salesperson, in the State of New York, I have become convinced, it's necessary, to pay, far more attention, to the BONES of a specific house. When we refer to a house's bones, it refers to the hidden quality, potential, and build - quality, which might make a house, far more valuable,...

Be A Credit-READY Home Buyer

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:55:20 -0500

You've made the exciting decision, it's the right time, for you, to seek, buying a home, of your own. You've saved for the down - payment, and believe you are qualified, prepared, and ready, to do so, effectively, efficiently and wisely. As a Real Estate Licensed Salesperson, in the State of New York, I, nearly always, advise potential clients and customers, to seek and get, a solid, mortgage pre - approval, prior to beginning the process.

Searching For a Home Is Now As Easy As Placing a Cherry on the Cake

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:25:45 -0500

Clothing, food, and shelter are the essential elements of human life, whether you've shifted from one city to another or thinking to move to the place in the same city, searching a place which will meet your requirements is no easy task of course. This process includes going to places, talking to landlords etc. All of this takes away your energy as well as your precious time.

Mistakes to Avoid Before Buying a Home

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:24:38 -0500

Purchasing your dream home is the most memorable day of your life. To make this feeling last a lifetime, it is significant that you pay full awareness to home-buying nitty-gritty and take informed decision.

Let's Make Home-Buying a Little Less Tricky

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:42:15 -0500

Buying a new house can be a daunting experience and one needs to make the right decisions to maximize the outcome of the same. Here are a few steps you can follow to make your home-buying process efficient and effective.

Dream House Hunting: Essential Pointers for Making an Offer

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:30:19 -0500

Looking for and owning your dream house can be a nightmare if you just give an offer without any idea how to go about it. Here are a few lifesaver house hunting tips for a newbie buyer in search of their dream home.

The Myth of the Perfect House

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:12:10 -0500

When home buyers are looking at potential homes to buy they need to be reminded that no home is perfect. Every home has at least some small issues and things that need to be maintained to help prevent small things from becoming larger issues. Home inspectors are often blamed for the news of less than perfect conditions.

A Short Guide to Buying Property in Thailand

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 08:40:10 -0500

The number of visitors coming to Thailand increases year by year, with some looking to settle in the land of smiles. People look to buy beautiful houses, villas or condominiums and Thailand have a lot of breathtaking properties at affordable prices. Buying properties can be quite complicated but Riviera Phuket has the perfect guide to buying the perfect accommodation ensure you settle in this spectacular kingdom.

7 FAQs About Home Inspectors

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:33:26 -0500

Having a home inspector that you trust is vital. Do your homework and get the facts so you can make selling or buying a home a smooth transition for all parties involved.

Buying a Home First Time? Here Are 10 Essential Tips to Keep in Mind

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:22:20 -0500

If you are going to buy a home for the first time, chances are there that you may underestimate the work involved and the efforts required. Though you may be well aware of the process, however, being new, you may ignore some important things.

5 Home Ownership Alternatives: Which Is Best For You?

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:01:43 -0500

When someone makes the all - important decision, to buy a home, for personal, non - investment use/ purposes, there are several alternatives. There is no such thing as a one - size - fits - all, type, but, rather, different choices suit different individuals needs, goals and priorities, best! Therefore, this article will attempt to briefly review, 5 possibilities, including potential advantages and disadvantages.

Why Altadena, CA Is a Great Place to Buy a Home

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:33:46 -0500

Altadena is a charming city located north of Pasadena, CA and south below the hills of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains. The nature-down-to-earth vibe of the city has attracted a creative, ambitious crowd that continues to positively affect the growth and development of Altadena. Make no mistake, homes in Altadena are in demand and the Altadena real estate market is red hot.

Why Buying a Home in Glendale, CA Is a Good Idea

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:33:21 -0500

Glendale is the third largest city in Los Angeles County. This suburb of the Greater Los Angeles Area is the epicenter of established business, trendy shopping, cultural and artistic attractions and plenty of serene nature.

Why a New Home Buyer Should Not Rely on the Former Buyers Home Inspection Report

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:01:02 -0500

A Home Buyer Should Not Rely on the Former Buyers Home Inspection Report for these reasons. Relying on a previous buyers report can leave the new buyer unprotected in several ways.

7 Things To Learn From A House's Basement

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:07:55 -0500

While the vast majority of potential homebuyers, pay most of their attention, to areas such as the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, living and/ or dining rooms, and/ or curb appeal, perhaps the most relevant considerations, can be gained from carefully examining the basement. Although this area of a house, may be far from the most glorious, or attractive one, there's a lot of much - needed information, one can gain, by closely examining, some of the many components. With this in mind, this article will examine, and briefly discuss, 7 important things, to be learned, from a house's basement.

Qualifying for a USDA Mortgage

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 08:09:43 -0500

Getting a USDA mortgage has become simpler over time. There are a few things you must know in order to determine if you qualify. Income. Property address. How many in family. This article explains in detail how easy it is to obtain and the benefits of getting a USDA mortgage over USDA or Conventional.

The Best British Town to Live in for Dog Owners

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:23:24 -0500

Are you looking for the best place to buy a home for your family and dog in Britain? Read about dog-loving South Woodham Ferrers, a friendly riverside Essex town in south east England. Find out what makes this location so desirable to dog owners.

Real Estate Closings: 5 Needs To Remember

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:24:04 -0500

Congratulations! You've hoped for, and found, the house, you believe, best serves your needs, requirements, concerns, etc. If you are like most people, you will be using a mortgage, to provide a significant amount of the necessary payment, and gone through the trials and tribulations of the process, and emerged successfully approved, for the amount you needed and/ or desired.

Using Competitive Market Analysis (CMA) For A Home Buyer: 5 Reasons

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:50:06 -0500

Most homeowners expect to be presented with a Competitive Market Analysis (CMA) by their real estate/ listing agent, in order to help guide them, as to the best price range, to set, for the Listing Price. Why, then, do so few home buyers, expect, and/ or receive the same, relevant information? In most states, those buying a house, have the choice, and must designate, whether to work with an agent, as a customer (Seller's Agent), or to agree to hire someone, to work, for them, and provide their allegiance to them, developing a client - agent, relationship, via a Buyer's...

Buying A Home - Do You Know The BONES Are More Important Than Decor?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:10:04 -0500

As a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, in the State of New York, for over a decade, I have often wondered, why so many potential home buyers, making for what most of them, is their single largest financial purchase (and will be their largest financial asset), become overly enticed by minor things, related to decor, etc, rather than to items, which they should prioritize! Often, what is lacking, is the ability to visualize, what could be, rather than being fooled by some, misleading characteristic, etc! Every house has, what, we in the industry, refer to as its bones, which refers to,...

Problems With a Property Following Purchase? What to Do

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:26:20 -0500

You finally closed the deal on your dream house. Your family moved in and ready to begin a new chapter of your life. But then problems also start to show with the house.

Providing a Good Faith Deposit When Buying a House

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:21:09 -0500

How serious are you as a home buyer? How would the seller know that you are indeed serious with being the next owner of the property being sold? One way of this being addressed is through the good faith deposit.

Preparing For The Real Estate Closing: 5 Steps

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 07:41:53 -0500

Congratulations! You've made the decision, and pulled the trigger, to purchase, what, for most of us, is our single, largest, financial asset. Buying a home, is both an exciting, as well as, a somewhat tense process, which, often combines, an emotional roller coaster, with the desire to prepare for one's future and future needs.

How to Lower Your EMI for a Home Loan

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:06:13 -0500

Our finances needs a lot of careful consideration and we need to deal with the EMI's very smartly. Apart from managing the monthly expenses and EMI, we also need to save for the future. Here are some tips that will help in reducing the EMI's of the home loan.

How to Buy Abandoned Property

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 21:33:46 -0500

Abandoned properties are among some of the low-cost investments which are now attracting good number of buyers. In common, these properties are those whose possession are lost by their owners, usually do to financial circumstances. For this main reason, the owner might have become unable to maintain the house resulting in its poor condition.

What The Real Estate Sector Wants From the Budget in 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:28:30 -0500

The industry is all set for greater challenges in 2017-18 and, expectedly, the Budget in 2017 wish list of the real estate industry is a long and demanding one. Some of the key items are:

Are You A Prepared Home Buyer? 6 Considerations

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:56:28 -0500

Congratulations! You've made the decision, the time is right, for you to find the house for you, and make it your home! However, doesn't it make sense, since, for most people, one's house is their single, most valuable asset, to be as prepared, as possible?

5 Common Property Frauds

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:36:38 -0500

If you are looking to buy a property in the near future, here are a few checks that you should have in place before taking that step. These will not only ward you from the entire gamut of real estate scams but also guard you from false promises of the builders.

Is Buying a House a Good Investment?

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:26:19 -0500

A lot of individuals are still thinking of where to invest the money they earned, from the years of working hard. There may be some advises you to put your share on various networking companies or invest in a new company to get stocks or either does some traditional business. But, is this really the most practical thing to do? Yes, may be.

Home Loan Guidelines for the New Buyers

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:34:42 -0500

Are you going to buy a home for the first time in your life? It's very natural for you to be baffled with a number of queries. Here, we come up with a handy guide to solve all your confusions and endeavour to provide you with a greater peace of mind.

Is It Better to Rent Or Buy in This Economy?

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 20:08:28 -0500

To rent or not to rent. To buy or not to buy? Which is a better choice towards having a decent shelter, come rain or shine?

Home Buying Tips - Location Considerations

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 20:04:26 -0500

When buying a house, there are many things to consider. Normally, the price is what homebuyers would usually look into often forgetting equally important aspects such as the location. This aspect is very broad and encompasses several factors too.

Which Mortgage Program Is Best For You?

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 10:28:23 -0500

This article reviews the 4 main mortgage types. A description of each mortgage program and their down payment requirements are detailed..

7 Tips To Keep In Mind When Buying Your First Property

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:41:47 -0500

Many people got rich buying and selling real estate. So, investing in real estate is a lucrative business. Unlike buying stock, you can easily put in millions of dollars into your first purchase. But you have to have the necessary information before getting started. Below are some tips for you to get started.

What Makes Lucknow the Most Preferred Place for Buying a Flat or Apartment?

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:41:56 -0500

The City of Nawabs, Lucknow, which is so popular for its culture, Nawabi and Victorian era monuments and gastronomical delights, is witnessing rapid development over the last few years. The city where people converse in a very courteous manner, and is home to some of the most splendid historical monuments such as Bada Imambara, Chota Imambara and Rumi Darwaza is gradually losing its old world charm with the development of wide roads, highways, flyovers, glittering shopping malls, swanky multiplexes, discotheques, hotels, and more. Today, many multinational companies, public sector firms, top realtors of India and foreign luxury brands have their...

5 Good Reasons to Buy Property in North Cyprus

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 09:44:54 -0500

Buying property is always a big decision. When in addition, that property is abroad, the decision might be even more challenging. North Cyprus offers quality built homes, modest prices, amazing climate and the beautiful Mediterranean sea. Throw unspoilt nature and neverending sand beaches into the mix, and you have found a legitimate heaven on earth.

5 Tips for Buying a House Cheaply (Like an Investor)

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 20:14:12 -0500

Do you want to buy a house at a rock-bottom price? Here are 5 strategies used by real estate investors to buy a house for 30%, 40%, or more off its "market value." You can use these same house-buying strategies, save a bundle, and end up with far more house than you'd thought possible.

The 2 Worst Pieces of Advice That Homeowners Hear, And Often Take

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 07:35:23 -0500

Home buyers hear a lot of bad advice from well-meaning friends, relatives, and co-workers. But two pieces of bad advice stand out because they're likely to cost the buyer a lot more money if the buyer actually succeeds in buying the house. But the bad advice also results in many buyers losing the home of their dreams. What is the bad advice? Why is it bad? And what should a smart buyer do?

Where Are Homes the Most Expensive?

Mon, 29 May 2017 10:26:03 -0500

Ideally, the average home buyer would just opt for a house that barely fits the family size and serves functions and needs just that fine. Yet, for some persons who can spend more than the average home prices, expensive and luxury homes are good finds. But what if you can't afford one?

Tips To Find The Best Apartments for Sale in Colombo

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:38:59 -0500

With the growth of the economy in Sri Lanka, there has been an increased focus on the real estate market within the island as well. Due to the higher concentration of development occurring closer to the capital city Colombo, it has also increased the demand for property either for purchase or rent in the vicinity.

5 Reasons Potential Home Buyers Should Get A Pre-Approval

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:09:47 -0500

You've made the decision to own a home of your own. Congratulations! This is a very important decision, because, for most people, their house becomes their largest.

Buying Multi Family Properties

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:41:36 -0500

For several years, the real estate has seen a slide on the number of interested buyers of multi-family properties. But as millenials rise to the forefront of homebuyers, there is again a surge in who could be the next owners of these properties. Why would the millenials consider these kinds of homes when they could settle in single family homes?

Know the Essentials to Buy a Property From the Real Estate Market

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:05:06 -0500

The real estate market is an ever-growing one. The buyers can get great deals from the market even though the market is not a fully grown one. The only thing that they have to keep in mind is that they have to know exactly where to approach.

A Simplified Home Buyers' CHECK List

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:55:32 -0500

If every real estate transaction was exactly the same, and there were no variables involved, the home buying process, and transaction, would obviously be simplified! However, reality may be, as Charlie Brown, claims, yet if one is prepared and ready, the process may be far simpler than many believe and experience. This checklist assumes all of the preliminary necessities have been properly taken care of, such as a potential buyer's credit, mortgage pre - approval, sufficient funds for down - payments, etc, and that the buyer knows what he wants, needs, and can afford.

How a Mold Test Protected a Real Estate Agent

Tue, 16 May 2017 21:24:21 -0500

Mold is unfortunately a four letter word that real estate agents at times fear. Combine that with the four letter word "test" and things can get even more complicated. There are agents who are not familiar with mold testing, reading mold test results and how to negotiate with issues if there arise. Mold is a naturally occurring organism and as such agents should learn how to deal with the issues so as to be the professional they should be and to help protect themselves from potentially costy statements.

Home Buyers: Can You Visualize What COULD Be?

Tue, 09 May 2017 07:55:09 -0500

Like in many things in life, quite often, those seeking to buy a house of their own, are often their own worst enemies, because they fail to take necessary, basic actions, which might make their task, a far simpler, easier, less stressful, one! While we often consider the obvious items, which fall into this category, such as paying too little attention to their credit history, addressing factors which might make getting the best possible mortgage challenging, etc, we often overlook the fact, many potential home buyers, either don't really know what they want, or, become blinded by marketing tricks, such...

6 Steps to Buying Your Home

Thu, 04 May 2017 14:18:50 -0500

Unless you've purchased a home before you may not know what is involved and what to expect. It may even depend on the type of property you are purchasing, because buying off the plan can be different to buying a pre-existing home for example. Regardless of the type of property the following is an overview on the 6 steps that will get you from a pre-approval to moving into your new home.

Home Buyers: Get Pre-Approved, Instead Of Pre-Qualified

Thu, 04 May 2017 12:02:09 -0500

Before anyone decides to own a home of his own, he should ask himself several questions, and do certain preliminary work. Some of these questions include: a) How much down - payment can I afford?; b) What monthly payment do I feel comfortable with (including mortgage interest and principal, real estate taxes, regular monthly expenses such as utilities, etc, and a reserve for unexpected expenditures); c) How is my credit?

How To FIGURE If A House Is For You

Tue, 02 May 2017 08:15:12 -0500

Since purchasing a home of your own, is one of the most challenging decisions, in our lives, and often is a stressful period, it might be helpful to potential buyers, to have an easy to remember (and understand) way, to ease this decision - making. Wouldn't it make the process easier, if you could have a way, to decide, which house if right for you, better understand your needs and priorities, and proceed in a less stressful, focused manner? With that, in mind, based on my decade, plus, as a Real Estate Licensed Salesperson, in the State of New York,...

10 Top Tips for Non US Residents Buying a Vacation Home in the USA

Mon, 01 May 2017 10:06:11 -0500

International Buyers from around the world purchase billions of dollars in residential real estate each year in the United States to vacation in or invest as rentals - sometimes both. Whether a beach home, resort condo, ski lodge or rental home, what are the top questions potential buyers should consider.

Home Buyer Rebate/Cash Back Programs

Mon, 01 May 2017 09:41:19 -0500

Details about how a home buyer/cash back rebate programs in real estate work. Taking advantage of a cash back real estate rebate program.