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Published: Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:23:07 -0500

 



5 Hidden Costs You Will Encounter While Buying Ready to Move Apartments in Bangalore

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:10:40 -0500

Investing in property is a significant decision. You know you have sweat, earned and saved for buying a dream home. You would not want any of your hard earned money to be spent in any unknown expenses while investing in property.



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.



Should I Buy a House or Condo to Start?

Mon, 01 May 2017 08:02:07 -0500

Having a space to call home is a delight to many people. To many, it is the realization of an ultimate dream. Yet, when time comes to choose the perfect fit of a home - one might get torn to several choices such as a house or a condo unit.



5 Home Buyers' Misconceptions

Mon, 01 May 2017 07:50:40 -0500

Wouldn't it be nice if buying a home, was as simple, and stress - free, as shopping in a store, or buying something online? However, since, for most people, their house represents their single largest asset, there is a need for much care, protections, and abiding by the law, etc! In my over a decade, as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, in the State of New York.



Why Home Buyers Must Evaluate The Listing Price

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:11:24 -0500

After more than a decade, as a Real Estate Licensed Salesperson, in New York State, I have observed the behavior and perspectives of many actual and/ or potential home buyers. One of the stumbling blocks, has often been how many of them, rigidly look at their negotiating stance, considering all listing prices, as something to bargain down from. While there are certainly times when that is the case, it takes far more finesse, understanding, perception, etc, to properly review what a particular listing price, might mean, in a specific situation.



How Infrastructure Status to Affordable Housing Is Beneficial to Both Developers and Home Buyers

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:37:52 -0500

In order to revive the slump-hit real estate industry, the Union Budget 2017 put-forward an announcement which was a win-win for both home buyers and developers. The finance minister granted an infrastructure status to affordable housing, this move is directed to give a boost to affordable housing. This proposal has been received positively by the real estate industry - right from middle-class home buyers, developers and home loan providers.



The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) Affecting Property Transactions

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:37:26 -0500

The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) applies to all transactions occurring within South Africa - Where consumers (individuals and entities with a turnover of less than R2million) are afforded protection in their dealings with suppliers (Estate Agents and Developers). The primary purpose of the Act is to protect the consumer against exploitation and unfair marketing practices and to empower the consumers to make wise purchasing decisions.



Should I Buy a New or Used Home?

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:43:43 -0500

You've spent several years working hard in a company and decided it's time to reward your self by buying a house. Looking for a unit that suit your needs brings forth a wide of choices ranging from new and used homes alike. Which one is a better fit?



REO Homes for Sale

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:43:20 -0500

REO homes for sale are probably a term that not many people are familiar with but are homes that are real estate owned homes. This type of home is often associated with bank foreclosures. They are often offered for sale at a rate that is highly competitive. They are often offered to potential buyers in hopes of recouping most of the investment that the bank made on the property.



How Real Estate Agents Represent Buyer Customers/Clients

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:15:07 -0500

While some may attempt to give some argument or purported reasons for trying to sell one's home on their own, there is little logical purpose, to buying one, without utilizing the services of a real estate professional (as an aside, I could take ages, explaining why it makes sense for those selling to hire an agent, too). It is, therefore, important, for potential buyers, to better understand some of their options, including how they may be represented, when purchasing a home! Every state has somewhat different laws, so for the purposes of this article, we will rely on the laws,...



Real Estate Auctions - What To Know

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:08:55 -0500

In the United States today, there seems to be a massive surge in real estate auction popularity. Some people feel a real estate auction is a complex process but it is actually very simple to carry out. There are advantages for both the buyer and sell with this type of auction. Until a several years ago, if a homeowner defaulted on their payments and the house went into foreclosure the only way then to sell it was through the foreclosure sale. It was a lengthy process. There was a big commission of approximately ten percent of the home's value went to the real estate agent who conducted the sale.



Buying a HUD Home - Advantages

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:07:57 -0500

This type of home is one that has been foreclosed and the new homeowner may be eligible to purchase it using an FHA loan, which stands for Federal Housing Administration. The term HUD means Department of Housing and Urban Development. This department is responsible for providing affordable housing for those who want to become homeowners. The process of selling this foreclosed property is not like regular real estate deals and foreclosed properties. HUD takes the home if the FHA has approved the loan on it and it must be a foreclosed property.



Questions to Ask a Home Inspector Before Buying a Home

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:17:41 -0500

Every process within the home buying attempt is vital. Included with that is the home inspection which as crucial as every process involved. During this process, a home buyer will be in touch with a professional generally known as a home inspector.



Avoid These Common First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:03:23 -0500

This article discusses common mistakes that first-time homebuyers make when purchasing their first home. A list of suggestions are offered to help eliminate stress and unnecessary expenses during the home buying process.



Rent Vs Buy a Property in Bangalore

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:15:12 -0500

Planning to buy a flat in Bangalore? And having a second thought of continuing to rent the home in the city, or vice versa? This article is for the first time home buyers and renters who live in the city.



Short Sales - 3 Tips to Remember When Buying a Short Sale Home

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 11:09:48 -0500

Buying a home which is out on a short sale is almost considered by many persons as a delicate step. For them, it is a hassle that mostly results in failure. But with the right urge and of course, the right moves, buying a home put in this tag can indeed be profitable for you.



Closing Costs Breakdown for Home Buyers and Home Sellers

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 07:19:41 -0500

This article provides a breakdown of the typical fees charged when buying or selling a house. It also reviews lender protocol for changes in loan type, interest rate, and closing costs.



Buying Houses For Cheap - Taking Advantage of The Struggling Market

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:59:05 -0500

A struggling real estate market isn't always about a recession due to economic factors. Sometimes, an area becomes struggling because of the excessive number of homes on sale such that the number is bigger than the actual demand for homes. The wide array of choices from single family homes, to row houses, duplex, and other types bring more advantages to home buyers.



Advantages of Buying a Home

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:58:54 -0500

The pride of being called a home owner is one of the sweetest advantage that buying a home can accord to an individual. But beyond this, there are many more advantages that home ownership brings. Right now, you may have some hesitations and you're still contemplating if buying a house is a right move.



What Is a Buyer Home Inspection?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:12:28 -0500

A buyer's home inspection is where you the purchaser of the home has a home inspection performed during the 10 day option period. The purposes of this inspection is to identify any safety issues and areas of concerns for the potential purchaser of the home.



3 Us Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2017

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:42:54 -0500

The first quarter of 2016 saw an increase in residential real estate activity, home construction and housing services. Together, these three make up one-fifth of the total overall output in the US economy of 2016, according to fortune.com. It's easy to see why real estate is so important in any nation's economy. Historically, housing has always powered the US economy out of recession. So, it's obvious to see why careless mortgage practices could trigger the great recession of 2008.



Home Buying Tips - Steps To Ensure That You Do Not Get Overcharged

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:49:31 -0500

It does not really make any sense to stay in rented homes, especially when you have a regular income generating profession or business. When you reach that stage in your life, it becomes imperative for you to think about buying your own home.



Photos Of Your Property Matter a Lot In Real Estate

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:21:47 -0500

Nowadays, real estate buyers go online to check out the houses, apartments and other buildings in their locality. Instead of visiting each of the houses in person, they just look at the pictures of the houses to get a pretty good idea of the beauty and condition of the property. This article is focused on the importance of photos of your house in real estate. Read on to how you can go about taking the photos of your property.



Houses for Sale - Improving the Market Value

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:40:15 -0500

When houses are for sale is put on the market the homeowners want to make sure that they can sell it for as much money as possible so this is why it is important that you improve the value of your home. A homeowner can accomplish this in many ways. Some home improvement projects can be expensive while others are inexpensive. When deciding what home improvement projects to do to increase the value of houses for sale the homeowner should try to look at the house from a buyer's perspective to see what they might see that would make the home worth the price you are asking.



Home Buying Negotiations - The Psychology of Placing a Counter Offer

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 21:54:02 -0500

At first glance of ideal homes, buyers are already keen on placing offers. But sellers can always place a counter offer. But this doesn't mean that you can't place a counter back.



Things To Consider When BUYING A House

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 07:25:49 -0600

Congratulations! You've made one of the most important, and hopefully, best decisions of your life, and decided to buy a home of your own. You've saved your money, evaluated your finances, personal situation, and needs, and determined, it's time!



How Much Down Payment Do I Need To Buy An Early Education Company?

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:30:25 -0600

The amount of down payment required for your purchase of a childcare company, daycare, Montessori, special needs school, or preschool is determined primarily by the 4 factors. Those 4 factors are discussed in this article.



Insurance Companies Want More

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:31:38 -0600

For years now, helping people buy a home is one of my favourite things to do. I love helping them fulfill their dream. There are a lot of details and legal paperwork involved, including making sure that the purchaser has the house covered by insurance for the act of sale.



HUD Homes for Sale - Bidding Process

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 06:58:19 -0600

HUD homes for sale are foreclosed properties but buying them is different from buying regular foreclosed properties. With HUD, homes for sale to purchase them you have to submit a bid and then go through a certain process before you can call the home your own. HUD is short for Department of Housing and Urban Development and they have initiative to help provide potential homeowners with assistance for housing.



Searching for Your New Home?: Carefully Consider If The Present Owner CARED

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 07:17:45 -0600

When someone makes that often - life - changing decision, to search for a home of their own, they are often counseled about finances, credit, mortgages, location, and the best Realtor, to select, to make their efforts better and more effective. However, there are some often - considered variables, which may be include certain intangibles, etc. Since you are looking at, what for many, will be their largest, single, financial asset, as well as liability, doesn't it make sense, to, at least, give it more thought, than you might automatically give, when purchasing a used car?



How to Avail Governments Grants to Buy a New Home

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 12:34:37 -0600

Buying a house requires a lot of money. Savings becomes involved. Sellers need down payment - a pretty huge fraction of money which may or may not be on the buyer's hand.



Real Estate: 4 Explanations For A Seller's Market

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:23:44 -0600

The nature and historical perspective of the real estate housing, is that there are times when it might be classified as being a Seller's Market; other times when there is a Buyers' Market; and other times, when it is somewhat neutral. The determining, underlying factor, is generally based on the economic concept, of supply and demand! Simply stated, when there are many houses available, and not so many buyers, there is a Buyers' Market.



Buying a Home - Before Making an Offer

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:26:55 -0600

When buying a home before you make an offer on it there are some things that you should consider. You want to make sure that this is the home that you want to raise your family in. Is the neighborhood is safe, schools close by, close to work, and more.



Before You Buy Your Home, Understand Your FINANCES

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:03:29 -0600

One of the most challenging, albeit, essential and important decisions, most of us make, is deciding to purchase a home of your own! This period is often a period of tension, uncertainty and nervousness, especially because, for most people, one's house, becomes their biggest, single financial asset. As a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, in New York State, for over a decade, I always remind my buyer - clients and customers, to examine and consider their personal finances carefully and thoroughly, so as to do what's best for them.



Buying a Home? 7 Important Steps to Consider While Shopping for a Home

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:11:20 -0600

Shopping for a home is unlike shopping for a dress or any other thing. It can possibly be the biggest purchase that you'll ever make in your lifetime. Thus, it involves a great decision-making skill to make sure you'll have no regrets in the end.



Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Inspector

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:07:36 -0600

We asked several Certified Home Inspectors what questions they would ask when hiring another inspector to inspect a property for their family or friends. Use this article as a guide to get the answers you really need to select the best home inspector.



Your Sequential Guide to Buying a New House

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:13:56 -0600

Buying your house is a big investment and you should consider some factors to make it a wise choice. Get in touch with a good real estate agent who can help you in the entire process.



First Time Homebuyer 101

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:26:45 -0600

Buying your first home is such an exciting event in your life! It's a reflection of how far you've come and it's the biggest investment you can make in your future. Just the thought of walking into your very own place for the first time can send excitement through your body. But as exciting as it can be, the process to getting there can be equally as overwhelming if you're not prepared.



Zero Down Mortgages for Veterans

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:41:49 -0600

This article reviews the basic guidelines for a VA mortgage. It also details the documentation required to apply for a mortgage.



5 Tested Ways to Learn All You Need to Acquire Landed Property in Nigeria

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:17:05 -0600

One of the smartest ways to invest your money is to own landed property. Not only can it save you money, but it can also yield steady residual income for you, and you can pass it to your offspring. Do you dream of owning your own property? If YES, know that the journey to succeeding has to start with LEARNING. Even if you have all the money you need, you will be wise to first of all learn as much as you can about real estate investment.



You Need Real Estate Investing to Achieve Financial Security: But Educate Yourself First!

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:59:58 -0600

Real estate investment has always been an attractive avenue to make money and achieve financial independence, that would eliminate the need to worry about financial down times - like the kind we're currently faced with. Unless you've been living on a remote, uninhabited island or planet, you no doubt feel the effects of the recession that has challenged the income earning ability of even the most prosperous persons, groups/organizations as well as nations.



Reasons Why Your House Isn't Selling

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:14:41 -0600

You have a sign board outside your property for months now, still no one has shown any keen interest in buying your property? What to do to sell your house? If this sounds like you, this may turn you into a helpless, frustrated buyer seeking a ray of hope.



Property and Things to Keep In Mind Before Buying One

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:23:17 -0600

Purchasing a property always seems a difficult task to do. Finding the right property that fits within your budget and suits your requirements isn't actually so difficult. One needs to check if the current market is in your favour and will fetch good returns on the investment.



What You Need To Know About Buying A House

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:51:26 -0600

For most people buying a house is a once-in-a-life time affair, and therefore needs a lot of thought and care before you commit your hard-earned money. Buying a house is sometimes very confusing and a lot of things need to be considered. You must be clear about all aspects involved in such transactions. The right thing to do when buying a house is to look for a good real estate agency. You can always look around by yourself, but there are so many intricacies in real estate - buying, that you will do well to have professionals, who do this sort of work, day-in and day-out.



Points For Purchasers

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 10:16:58 -0600

The true cost of a home is the purchase price plus whatever it takes to restore or maintain the home in serviceable condition. Without a professional home inspection you may not be aware of the total cost of the home you are considering. It is essential to have an idea of what to expect - which defects are major, which are minor and the approximate cost of repair, before you commit yourself.



Vermiculite Q & A

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 10:11:08 -0600

More than 70 per cent of the vermiculite ore mined in the world came from the Libby mine in Montana, which has been closed since 1990. Sold under the brand name Zonolite Attic Insulation, much of the vermiculite from the Libby mine was contaminated with tremolite asbestos.



Realize Your Dream of Luxury Homes in Los Angeles

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:00:52 -0600

Los Angeles, also called the City of Angels, is the 2nd largest city in the whole of USA. It is also the entertainment hub of the country being home to Hollywood, the biggest movie industry of the world.



How to Own Your Dream Home

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:56:51 -0600

A step by step guide for first time home buyers. There is so much information out there about buying a home. This detailed and concise is all you will need to make better choices in your home buying process



Waterfront Property for Sale - What to Consider

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 07:49:45 -0600

The general definition of excavating is the process of removing debris and dirt from the land by using manual labor and heavy construction equipment. Many excavating companies will specialize in certain types of excavating with each company using construction equipment that is specifically designed to assist in their particular excavation job.



Why/How Potential Home Buyers Must Address Credit: 6 Basic Steps/Points

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:56:37 -0600

You've made the decision, it's time to buy and own a house! You realize you will need a down - payment, and additional funds for closing expenses, etc. You figure your credit is fine, because you've checked your credit score, and have often been accepted for credit cards, auto loans, etc.



Research The Neighborhood Before Closing On The House

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:59:18 -0600

Are you a serious home buyer? If you are, you should be aware that you should not only be concerned with the price associated with the house. You should also know that comfortable living is not confined to the four corners of the house.



Realty Wisdom: Visualize What Can Be, Not Just What You See!: 6 Examples

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:52:49 -0600

Congratulations! You've decided you, and your family, need and deserve a home of your own! However, since for most people, their house represents their single biggest financial asset, be prepared, focus, and clearly know what you seek, want, need, and differentiate between goals, hopes, and a want - list, versus needs, and actual deal - breakers.



Interested in Buying or Renting Property in Koh Samui, Thailand?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:38:13 -0600

This article is providing readers with some insight into the idea of buying &/or renting property and living on the tropical island that is Koh Samui, in Thailand. Find out what makes this island such a popular one and get an idea of what kind of life you can enjoy if setting up camp and becoming 'one of the locals'.



6 Reasons Home Buyers Should Consult A Professional Home Inspector

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:31:40 -0600

Unless someone is purchasing a house, with the objective of knocking it down, and building another, home buyers should seriously consider hiring a recommended, quality, professional Home Inspector/ Engineer, to inspect, examine and report, on the condition of the potential purchase! While many mortgage lenders will do some sort of inspection/ review, their reasons and purposes are often considerably different, from yours! They are looking to be certain the value of the property is sufficient, to warrant a specific amount of loan, while you should be checking, to be certain, there are no surprises, etc!



How To Avoid Getting Outbid By Cash Buyers

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:44:49 -0600

Tips on avoiding getting outbid by cash home buyers. This is for millenials or people who need to get a home loan.



How to Find the Right Time to Buy or Sell a Housing

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:12:28 -0600

Home prices are cyclic, they tend to rise and fall. To buy a new home is best at the bottom, and to sell a housing is of course most favorable at the top. Here is some advice that may help you recognize these periods of the lowest and highest real estate prices.



How to Prepare for Homeownership

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:30:35 -0600

This article discusses how first-time homebuyers can prepare for a mortgage. It reviews how to improve your credit scores and how lenders calculate a borrower's buying power.



What Do You Seek From A NEIGHBORHOOD?

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 07:46:02 -0600

When someone makes the all - important decision, to consider buying a home of their own, it is often easy to become overwhelmed by the many considerations, etc! Obviously, one must think about their personal needs, in terms of rooms, location, etc. They must also be realistic, in terms of balancing their wish - list, from the must - haves, and do so, in order to get the most bang - for - the - buck, while paying attention to their personal finances, and knowing both what they can afford, and what they might feel comfortable paying monthly.



Is It the Right Time To Invest In a Property in India?

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 09:56:03 -0600

Demonetization raised many brows and many possible paths for the future of the Indian real estate. Some Gurus of the realty market think that the prices of the properties will go down with the cash flow becoming critical in the market. Some people think that the prices will be stable since the price of the affordable sector has already surfaced.



The FHA 203k Mortgage Process Timeline

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 09:13:15 -0600

This article reviews the steps needed to obtain an FHA 203k rehabilitation mortgage. It also provides insight on the mortgage guidelines and the documentation required by mortgage lender for this loan type.



Are You Paying Too Little for a Home Inspection?

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:27:31 -0600

Choosing a home inspection company based upon the fee is the worst way to choose who will help you finalize your decision on buying a home. Home inspection is no longer some "Bubba" working solo out of his truck. It is a serious business and you need to choose a home inspection company wisely. A home inspector offering a low fee is a red flag to look into.



5 Common Mistakes That First Time Home Buyers Make

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:44:25 -0600

Are you getting ready to purchase your first home? This can be exciting but grueling and challenging at time. Not to mention the fear that comes along with it. Renting a place is much different, you have less responsibility and worries but when you purchase a home, many things come into factor. For most people it may seem easy, they find a house that they love at a reasonable price but it is not that simple. Many of those people make common mistakes that hurt them in the long run. This article provides you with some of the common tips that most first time home buyers make when purchasing a home.



Guaranteed Home Inspection Bliss - Real Estate Tips

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 09:55:30 -0600

You found the perfect home, your offer was accepted by the seller, and now it is inspection time! Home inspections are very important during the home buying process. Your licenced home inspector is quite skilled at discovering underlying problems with a structure. Home Inspection Why A Home Inspection Is Critical When Buying Real Estate If at all possible, make sure you are present when he or she is going over the house. Inspectors are great at explaining all of the little features of the house, especially when it comes to the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. In addition to any problems your inspector may discover, they will also be able to show you where your water shut off valves are located.



Is It Horse-Friendly? Understanding Zoning Ordinances for Horse Properties

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 09:42:07 -0600

If you're considering purchasing a horse property or equestrian estate, you want to know if the property you're considering is horse-friendly! One thing you'll want to pay attention to is the zoning of the property. Here we'll help you understand zoning ordinances for equestrian properties.



8 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Golf Course Home

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 09:41:26 -0600

So, you've decided to buy a property on a golf course or in a golf community. Congratulations! This no doubt means that you'll be close to one of your passions. Based on our experience, here are 8 mistakes we've seen golf property buyers make in the past, and thought you might like to know, so you can avoid them in your own search.



Mortgage Rates in 2016

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:35:29 -0600

Mortgage Rates - With interest rates been dramatically dropped, what does this mean for the mortgage market? It all sounds good on paper, however, what does this mean to you, if you are trying to buy or sell a home? With interest rates going down it means that banks and lenders should be that little bit more keen to lend.



Why Rent When You CAN Own?

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 09:44:20 -0600

Have you been given a notice to vacate because the landlord has decided to sell the property you live in? Perhaps you received a notice that your rent is going to increase again even though the landlord is not taking care of the property management issues in the building.



Should You Rent or Buy

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 07:27:45 -0600

This article reviews the advantages and disadvantages of homeownership. These factors should help you determine if renting or buying a house is the best option for your current situation.



Is It Cheaper to Buy Or Build a House?

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 11:00:22 -0600

After years of working hard, you become financially stable, and decided to buy your own space which you can call your home. But then your mind is split whether you're gonna buy a readily constructed unit or you're going to have it built. Readily constructed houses Most new home buyers like the convenience offered by pre-constructed or existing homes.



Three Important Tips for Shopping for a Lakefront Cottage

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:58:45 -0600

It can be exciting to start looking for your dream lake home, but there are some important considerations you should think about first. Here are 3 important tips for shopping for a lakefront cottage.



Pros and Cons of Owning a Log Home

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:50:57 -0600

Here is a list of pros and cons associated with owning a log home. You may want to factor these into your decision when you're considering whether owning a log home is right for you.



The Insiders Guide to Buying a Lake Home

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:49:08 -0600

For those folks looking to live the lake property dream, it's important to know that there's more to consider about buying lakefront property than just drive time and whether the water's wet. Taking some time up front is critical when it comes to buying lakefront property. It doesn't take long, but there are some important things to consider. You don't want to make the mistake of moving too quickly and regretting your purchase.



Are You Shopping For a Luxury Apartment To Buy?

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 08:30:57 -0600

Have you ever thought of moving into a luxury apartment home? Maybe the concept of such a move seems unlikely for you and your family. Maybe you are quite happy and settled in your house in the burbs. This after all, would be a major change in your life style. However, maybe, just maybe, it may be the best thing that you could ever do for your loved ones.



Never Ignore The SCENT Of A Prospective Home

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:39:06 -0600

Most of those reading the title of this articulate, probably assumed it would be about annoying odors and other distractions, which might adversely impact a home's attractiveness. While those factors are certainly relevant, and I have touched upon them, in previous articles and discussions, the focus of this article, is on aspects, I have labelled as its SCENT, based on using the mnemonic approach/ aid to learning, understanding, remembering and recall. These are some of the factor which are sometimes overlooked, or at least considered, with a lesser degree of priority and concern.



Down Payment On A House - The Bigger, The Better

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:25:37 -0600

Buying a house soon? Are you able to offer a down payment exceeding the traditional 20%? The article below gives you reasons why you should go for it.