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Single Women Buyers, Making Moves! - 10/21/08 01:30 AM
WHAT WOMEN WANT Breaking Records: Currently, single women buyers purchase 22 percent of new homes, compared to only 9 percent by single men. They purchased 1.5 million homes in 2005, which equates to one in five sales. What they’re buying: Many single women harbor similar desires in homes. But others do go against the average. Here is a list of the common trends in home buying for single women: · Prefer 2 bedrooms or more · More likely to choose resales · Buy in city over suburban areas · Will not compromise on location or quality of neighborhood · Prefer condos (1 comments)
Understanding Capital Gains In Real Estate - 10/21/08 01:25 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 gain in 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 (0 comments)
If you are living in San Marino or are thinking about relocating to San Marino, you've come to the right place. CLICK TO SEARCH SAN MARINO HOMES FOR SALE San Marino rests just below the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The beauty of the city parks and landmarks make San Marino a proud and beautiful part of Los Angeles County. The quality of the community's resources provide tremendous value and enjoyment for residents and their guests. San Marino is also regarded as having one of the best-performing schools in the Greater Los Angeles area. Its high school consistently ranks (4 comments)
5 FENG SHUI CONCEPTS TO HELP A HOME SELL - 10/15/08 11:48 PM
Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese practice of learning to live in harmony with one's surroundings - being a part of nature rather than a blot on the landscape. There are several different schools of Feng Shui, with varying methods. To put the best face on a Pasadena Home listing and appeal to buyers who follow feng shui principles, keep these tips in mind. 1. Pay special attention to the front door, which is considered the “mouth of chi” (chi is the “life force” of all things) and one of the most powerful aspects of the entire property. Abundance, blessings, opportunities, (1 comments)
In a down market, whether you're selling a multi-million dollar mansion or a condo, pricing it well affects how long it sits on the market. When it's a buyers' market, time is of the essence, and the longer a house sits, the less it will eventually sell for. Especially if you have a high-quality property, don't be afraid to sandbag the listing price to garner more interest. Chances are the money you lose here will be less than if you listed it higher and subsequently reduced the price. Tip #1: Proper Pricing Economists, brokers and home sellers agree a mispriced (7 comments)
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