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The Internet is the first source for viewing a property for most buyers, even before talking to a real estate professional. That means curb appeal is important because they are "driving by" the listing, and you don't know it. Here are 10 things to consider when assessing the curb appeal of your listing: 1. Pressure wash siding, decks, and walkways. 2. Clean windows and gutters, and check downspouts. 3. Check the growth of trees and bushes-ensure they don't block light from any window. 4. Kill any mold or mildew around the property. 5. Mow the (2 comments)
Understanding real estate Capital Gains - 06/15/10 10:53 AM
When you sell a stock, you owe taxes on your gain - the difference between what you paid for the stock and what you sold it for. The same holds true when selling a home (or a second home), but there are some special considerations.How to Calculate GainIn real estate, capital gains are based not on what you paid for the home, but on its adjusted cost basis. To calculate, follow these steps:1. Purchase price: _______________________The purchase price of the home is the sale price, not the amount of money you actually contributed at closing.2. Total adjustments: _______________________To calculate this, add (0 comments)
New Listing - 3 BR 2050 sq. ft., 3 car garage, guest studio $164,900 - 06/14/10 03:49 PM
3 BR, 2050 sq. ft., 3 car garage,Finished basement, guest studio $164,900 Professionally Decorated/ Immaculate • 2,050 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm single story "Ranch" - MLS® $164,900 - State Land, Park, Trails Paradise Township, Grand Traverse County - Professionally decorated & Immculately maintained home boasts 2 fireplaces, solid oak cabinets, spacious & bright master w/ his & hers closets + a cedar closet,ceramic tile in bath, den, new appliances & counter tops 2004, gym room ( equipment negotiable) & is energy efficient ( less than $1000 per year for heat). Exterior offers 2 garages w/220 service & work area, large (1 comments)
Traverse City Home Sales on the Rise - 06/11/10 12:20 PM
More Positive News for the Traverse City Area - Traverse City homes sales +8.71% from 2009!!! Despite all the gloom and doom we all still hear from the media Traverse City home sales are on the rise and expected to continue to do so. From January 1st - May 30th 2010 Traverse single family home sales rose by 8.71% with 442 homes sold in Grand Traverse County as opposed to only 319 for the same period in 2009. The average sales price has also increased by +$10,581.......2009 avg. sales price for this time period was $163,370 and in 2010 $173,951. Inventory (2 comments)
3 BR 2.5 bath, Guest House, Pool, 6.90 Acres w/ Stream - 06/03/10 02:57 PM
Home, Guest House, Pool, Stream, 6.90 wooded Acres Opportunistic Country Estate • 2,752 sq. ft., 4 bath, 4 bdrm ranch - MLS® $225,000 - Guest House, Stream, Pool Homestead Township, Benzie County - Opportunistic Country Estate w/many options! 3 BR, 2.5 Bath house w/ finished walkout basement, commercial grade Garland stove & exhaust hood w/ huge pantry & solid surface counters, formal foyer, natural fireplace, 3 season sun room, pvt. master suite w/ jacuzzi tub & shower, main floor laundry ( washer/dryer included) & open floor plan, + 1-2 BR guest or in law house w/ att. garage or makes a great (1 comments)
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