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Avoid Common Buyer Errors - 12/25/08 08:09 PM
Shopping for a new home is an emotional experience. It is, however, also a business transaction, and must be treated as such. Three of the most devastating things that can go wrong are: Paying too much Losing a dream home to another buyer Buying the wrong home When you have a systematic plan before you shop, you'll be sure to avoid these costly errors. Here are some tips on making the most of your home purchase: Get the information you needWhat price do you offer a seller? Is the seller's asking price too high? Is it a deal? Your own research (1 comments)
How to get your home at your price - 12/25/08 08:01 PM
Whether you are buying your first home or your fifth, the process of buying a home can be an emotional, time-consuming venture. Feeling that, in the end, you made the right decision and got a good deal can make all the difference. As with most major decisions, the amount of work and research you undertake before you start shopping can have a dramatic effect on how well you do in the end. #1 Do you really need that backyard tennis court?Everyone can picture their ideal home. If you haven't thoroughly prepared yourself prior to viewing houses, chances are that you will (0 comments)
An upscale dinner that had existed on this site died, but this did not deter the owners of Fushimi. Fushimi is an upscale Asian Fusion restaurant and lounge decorated in the style of a hip Japanese disco with a branch in Staten Island. There is a Sushi Bar, a liquor bar, seductive dimly lit bathrooms and even a water lily tank in the floor.
Personally I found the décor over the top and done with less taste than their annoying website. Will some tell the web designer that thin knockout type on a (0 comments)
Surviving the Sale - 12/19/08 03:20 PM
The importance of having the right allies in the selling process cannot be overstated. Having an expert on your side, not only to assist you in making decisions and getting your home marketed, but also simply in terms of having an advocate in the process, is the single most important step you can take to reduce your stress. The first step in selling any home should be to arrange to get Comparative Market Analyses for your home from three different Realtors®. Many sellers take this step, but what they do with the information they receive is not always in their best (0 comments)
Common Selling Mistakes - 12/19/08 02:50 PM
Mistake #1 - Incorrect PricingEvery seller naturally wants to get the most money for his or her product. The most common mistake that causes sellers to get less than they hope for, however, is listing too high. Listings reach the greatest proportion of potential buyers shortly after they reach the market. If a property is dismissed as being overpriced early on, it can result in later price reductions. Overpriced properties tend to take an unusually long time to sell, and they end up being sold at a lower price than they likely would have had they been priced properly in the (0 comments)
Selling your house -first impressions - 12/19/08 02:37 PM
Remember what first attracted you to your house when you bought it? What excited you about its most appealing features? Now that you're selling your home, you'll need to look at it as if you were buying it all over again. A spruced up house makes a great first impression on potential buyers. An attractive property grabs their attention and makes them excited about finding a house that looks and feels well-cared for. Because buyers know they'll encounter fewer problems if they buy it, your house becomes more appealing and stands out from the competition. So if you prepare your home (0 comments)
At the Red Bamboo - 12/14/08 05:09 PM
Red Bamboo Restaurant 271 Adelphi Street Brooklyn, NY
At one time vegetarian restaurants that served mock meat dishes were a place to recommend only to your worst enemy. I am a CARNIVOIRE and unashamedly so. So, I went to the Red Bamboo, only under duress or threat of familial rendition. I was pleasantly surprised and in some cases even amazed. The Citrus Beef served Chinese style, no only tasted like good beef, but had beef's texture. The half chicken, no only had the right taste and texture, but also looked like a half chicken. How did they do that? I (0 comments)
Once your home goes on the market, it becomes a product. Home Styling or Staging simply allows you to highlight the best of your home and de-emphasize its flaws. It's not about decorating, but actually turning your home into a model, to appeal to the broadest range of prospective buyers. The goal is to make people feel like they could live there, and the best way to do this is to "neutralize" the surroundings
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Selling your house - 12/13/08 11:38 PM
What is the best thing you can do during showings of your house?Make yourself scarce. Ever shopped in a store where the employees clearly work on commission and almost seem to lurk in the background, watching your every move, while you shop? This scenario doesn't really put you in the buying mood, does it?It can be uncomfortable exploring a home when you also feel like you're being watched. Making buyers feel comfortable when looking for a home is absolutely essential. Buyers tend to have little interest in asking you questions about your property because the answers you provide will certainly be biased in some (0 comments)
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