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Desirability of the city plays a huge role in real estate prices and how they are affected by the economy. Three cities where this is prevalent are New York, Boston and San Francisco. Although all markets in the country saw a large decline in home value, these cities were less impacted. Demand i...
Given the wake of the recent foreclosure epidemic, I want to take some time to provide a means of knowing if you and your home are at risk.  The foreclosure process is long and complicated, but it is possible to minimize your losses and the impact on your credit.  The key is to solve the problem ...
Continuing with advice for sellers, this article covers the staging process. Staging a home is when you make the interior as neutral and welcoming as possible. Remember from last week, first impressions are everything. There are two ways you can tackle staging your home. You can do it yourself or...
Before you start showing your home, it is a good idea to make it as presentable as possible. This includes making some repairs and/or improvements. This stage of the selling process is call “pre-marketing”. The first part of the home you want to check is the exterior, including the yard. First i...
So now that I’ve spent some time giving tips for consumers looking to buy a home, I will devote my next few post to providing advice for sellers.  Even though the market is dominated by foreclosures and short sales, which are significantly discounted compared to a traditional sale, it still coul...
Hello Everyone, I hope you all had a great Holiday break and New Year. Now that we are back to the grind, I will continue with tips for home buyers. If you remember, my last two posts went over getting started and finding the right home. Today, I will talk about what to do once you find the righ...
In continuation from last week, today’s blog will be tips for the home buying process. Let’s talk about how to find the right home for you!   When looking for a place to live, it is important to consider the community. You should pick a community that corresponds to your family’s needs. Do you h...
With all that’s been going on with our economy real estate industry, there has been a lot of talk about now being the perfect time to buy a home. For many people, this is correct. Although lending guidelines are stricter than in the past, if you have decent credit, you can still get a great loan...
Say you have a decent amount of money in the bank and don’t just want it sitting there. You want to have your money work for you, so you need to invest it. When it comes to investing, there are pretty much limitless possibilities.  You can invest in stock, mutual funds, bonds, cash deposits (CDs...
Here is the final part in my short sale advise blog. It covers the application process for short sales and some other issues.   V.  Short Sale Application Process and Other Issues   Q  20.  What is the process for applying for a short sale? A  It is always in the best interest of the borrower to...

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