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Home Improvement | Improve Your Air Quality - 04/27/11 12:44 PM
There has been a lot of talk in recent news about the worsening condition of the air we breathe, particularly in large cities. Discussions of pollution and overpopulation lead to talk about the ozone layer. At times, it can be difficult to see how this directly applies to and affects you in your own personal life. The air quality outdoors should not be your only concern, however. Indoor air quality is also something important to consider. We spend a lot of time within our own homes, particularly during the winter months of the year. Poor air quality can affect our lives in (1 comments)
Kitchen Remodeling | Choosing The Best Kitchen Cabinets - 04/26/11 02:09 PM
There’s a saying in the real estate industry that kitchens and bathrooms sell homes. Home buyers often don’t want to have to make major improvements to either room of the house. Kitchens are especially expensive. Countertop and appliance replacement are usually a buyer’s prime concern. Cabinets are just as important, though, and arguably just as expensive. They can often account for between 50-70% of the cost of a kitchen remodel. As a consequence, if you are considering remodeling, it is important to make sure you choose the best type of cabinets for your kitchen. There are three kinds of cabinets from which (0 comments)
The Girls Arriving after riding seven miles to school for Earth Day in Boulder. SPRING IN BOULDER I'm not sure which is my favorite season here in Boulder, Colorado. Spring in Boulder usually isn't spring, it's usually winter or summer. But, this year we are actually experiencing spring; rain, just a little snow, somewhat warmer days. Mother nature is painting her canvas with beautiful color popping up everywhere. I like spring because of the opportunities to celebrate a few things that really matter such as Earth Day (go green!), Bike to School Day (see photo), Easter (an opportunity to reflect (0 comments)
AARP Home Insurance Policy | AARP Member Benefits - 04/21/11 04:58 PM
Are you a member of AARP? If so, there is good news for you. There are many benefits offered by this company, especially when it comes to home insurance policies. As a retiree, finances are integrally important to keep balanced, and any little bit of savings or benefit can help. Some of the main benefits to owning an AARP home insurance policy are outlined below. AARP home insurance policies offer its holders replacement costs for the contents of your home. Most home insurance policies take the depreciation of your valuables and furniture into account in the event they need to compensate you (1 comments)
Real Estate Law | Right to Quiet Enjoyment - 04/19/11 01:08 PM
As a landowner, you have certain rights that are associated with your property. Tenants who are considered leaseholders have similar rights, although they do not technically own the property in which they’re currently living. The legal term that describes one of these rights is called the right to quiet enjoyment. The right to quiet enjoyment dictates that neighbors and other types of people are not allowed to interfere with your right to the full use and enjoyment of your home. If such a person consequently causes smells, noises, pollution or virtually any other hazard you can imagine that extends beyond their own (1 comments)
Real Estate Information | PITI Acronym - 04/18/11 06:43 PM
When it comes to home ownership and the real estate industry in general, there are so many terms floating around that it’s understandable to want to ignore some of them. Most times, you can just have an accountant, real estate agent or an attorney handle the complicated terms you don’t understand yourself. PITI is one of those acronyms you’ll want to take note of and commit to memory, however. PITI is an important acronym that deals with your home loan payment. It is an acronym for the four types of costs that are associated with your mortgage payment. These are principal, interest, (0 comments)
Rent to Own Options for Real Estate Sellers - 04/14/11 02:15 PM
If you’re trying to sell your home in this economy, you probably know that finding a buyer who wants to pay full asking price will be difficult. In most cases, it seems like today is a buyer’s market, where terms can be dictated to a seller. Among all the foreclosures, as well, buyers can have their pick of properties from which to choose. Some sellers are just relieved to be able to sell their home at all in this market. Some, on the other hand, really want to sell their home for what they believe it’s actually worth, down market or not. (0 comments)
What Are Pocket Listings in Real Estate? - 04/13/11 03:12 PM
In the often complicated world of real estate transactions, real estate agents and other players in the know tend to throw around a lot of terms. The meanings behind this property terminology are not always intuitive to home buyers and sellers. Just the same, it’s integral to a satisfactory real estate transaction that you understand at least some of the terms being used. This includes the definition of a pocket listing. As you probably guessed, a pocket listing is a term that comes from the United States real estate industry. It refers to a piece of property where the seller and real (2 comments)
Exactly What You Must Be Familiar With Concerning Conventional Mortgages - 04/11/11 01:28 PM
Because of the difficult financial situation, banks and mortgage lenders have grown to be considerably more selective with regards to typical home loans and you can forget about the hundred percent loan as well as the no verification of earnings home loan that were once so readily accessible. Home buyers who are now searching for conventional mortgages want a good credit rating, good savings along with an excellent and trustworthy source of earnings. Since every mortgage lender has his own eligibility criteria, this could vary broadly amongst numerous lenders therefore you do have to shop around to ensure that you acquire (1 comments)
HOA Neighborhood Pluses And Minuses - 04/08/11 05:57 PM
It's a big choice for most people who decide to purchase their first house. You will not be ready for a lot of things you have to take into account simply by having rented in the past. Your out of pocket costs on utilities will be greater, because issues like trash and water aren't incorporated within the cost of your home loan like they may have been in your month-to-month lease. Additionally, if your new house has a yard, you will need to factor in maintenance expenses and time. Condos or townhomes are a great transitioning option for those who are doing (1 comments)
Auction Strategies That Can Help Sell Your Home In 5 Days - 04/07/11 03:57 PM
There might be instances you feel that life is coming at you more quickly than you’d expected. A Career advancement to a new area might throw a wrench in your life plans. Similarly, unemployment or even the probability of a much better job might compel you to relocate to another locale on short notice. If this is the situation and you own a house, you need to sell as quickly as possible. When folks contemplate selling their home fast, they often envision finding an expensive real estate broker who'll work relentlessly to locate for them a buyer within their price range. Should (0 comments)
Buyer Beware: Selling Your Home With an As-Is Clause - 04/06/11 12:35 PM
Are you trying to sell your home but don’t want to deal with later repair requests from a buyer about problems with the property? Or maybe you’re a buyer who is concerned about what happens if the seller purposefully conceals a defect in the property that you discover after you’ve signed a home purchase contract with an as-is clause. Either way, there are certain things both sellers and buyers should know about what an as-is clause actually represents. Contrary to popular belief, an as-is clause in a home purchase contract could mean a number of different things. For a seller, it could (0 comments)
The Significance Of Double Closing In Real Estate - 04/05/11 01:57 PM
When you have plans of selling your home, you possibly visualize a situation very similar to this: find a buyer, proceed through the right paperwork, home examination, and escrow method, then close and go on with your life. Certain closings aren't so simple however, and will entail more than one buyer too. These are called double closings. Double closings simply relate to a method that involves the synchronized purchase and sale of real estate, which involves 3 parties rather than the typical two. This typically consists of the original property owner (the seller), an investor, and also the ultimate buyer. The investor (0 comments)
Property Ownership Changes Hands The Fee Simple Way - 04/04/11 07:36 PM
Selling your home involves more than simply signing a home sale contract and handing off the keys. There are, in fact, many different ways you can transfer actual ownership of your land to a new buyer. Transferring your land in fee simple is one of the most thorough of the many options. Fee simple, also sometimes referred to as fee simple absolute, is an estate in land, at its core. There are freehold estates and leasehold estates of a number of different varieties. To own a freehold estate means that the land you own is generally yours free and clear and can (0 comments)
The Best Way To Invest In Commercial Property The Proper Way - 04/01/11 02:39 PM
So that you can be profitable with your commercial property investment, it is necessary that you invest a whole lot of your time and effort in studying the markets also for the kind of property that you're searching for so that you wind up investing in commercial properties that give you the highest sure return for your investment. Furthermore, you should have lots of patience because it's going to take time for rental revenue to come in and property values to appreciate. Whether you wish to start having a single house or scale up to larger properties instantly is dependent upon (0 comments)
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