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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Title Insurance Requirements for Insuring TrustsIn today’s world of busy probate courts and exorbitant death taxes, the living trust has become a common manner of holding title to real property. The following may help you understand a few of the requirements of the title insurance industry if tit...

By Steve Reed, Steve Reed Branch Manager | Benchmark Home Loans
(Benchmark Home Loans)
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The National Association of REALTORS© reported today that potential buyers signed fewer contracts to purchase homes in January due in part to rising mortgage rates and low inventories. Pending Home Sales in January fell 2.8% from December, the lowest level in a year. The index represents signed c...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
Comments 1
Title Insurance - Where Does Your Dollar Go?Title Insurance: As a homebuyer, the term is probably familiar - but is it understood? What is your dollar actually paying for when you purchase a title policy?Title Insurers, unlike property or casualty insurance companies, operate under the theory of ...

By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
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The average price of Brentwood TN homes sold during January was $726,730 and the average price per square foot was $168, an exceptionally low number that seems to be an anomaly because the average price of the 89 homes currently under contract is $919,800 and the average price per square foot is ...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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The Functions of an EscrowBuying or selling a home (or other piece of real property) usually involves the transfer of large sums of money. It is imperative that the transfer of these funds and related documents from one party to another be handled in a neutral, secure and knowledgeable manner. Fo...

By Steve Reed, Steve Reed Branch Manager | Benchmark Home Loans
(Benchmark Home Loans)
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average began the day with nine straight record high closes beginning at 20,775.60, while the S&P and NASDAQ are right near record highs. The major indices have been driven higher by positive corporate earnings, better-than-expected economic data, and President Donald Tru...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Statements of InformationWhat’s in a name?When a title company seeks to uncover matters affecting title to real property, the answer is, “Quite a bit.”Statements of Information provide title companies with the information they need to distinguish the buyers and sellers of real property from other...

By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
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Canterbury Homes in Thompsons Station TN 37179 - 8 Canterbury homes closed during the month of January 2017 at an average sales price of $417,213, with only 13 homes available for purchase, Canterbury is still in a sellers market. the average days on market for Canterbury homes sold was only 66 d...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Required Reporting to the I.R.S.Sellers of real property will have certain information regarding the sale reported to the Internal Revenue Service.This required reporting is a consequence of the Tax Reform Act of 1986; it is intended to encourage taxpayer compliance and aid in audit and enforceme...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Creative FinancingCreative financing: You’ve heard of it, and, as a seller, the idea sounds pretty attractive. But, do you know everything you need to know about carrying back a second; essentially, about becoming a lender? You better know the same things that financial institutions know - you be...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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Ellington Chase and Ellington Gaite February 2017 Market Report Are there still new homes available in Ellington Gaite and Ellington Chase in the month of Febraury?This has been a wet winter but mild temperatures have enabled the builders to continue building through the holidays and into the ne...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Closing and Title CostsIt’s the big day.The day you go to the title or escrow company, sign your name on the dotted line, hand over a check and prepare to take ownership of your new home.It’s also the day that you and the seller will pay “closing” or settlement costs, an accumulation of separate ...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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Clarksville/Montgomery County TN Property Taxes Due for 2016It's time to pay property taxes in Clarksville and Montgomery County TN. Many property owners have already paid them early to get the tax benefits in 2016.City and County property taxes are due for 2016 by February 28, 2017 and payment a...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Strike while the iron’s HOT! Yes! I’m talkin’ to YOU! If you want to get where you’re dreaming of going, this has to be your mantra . . . always moving forward. Intimately aware that everything is moving – ALWAYS! You are resolutely committed to achieving the imminent reward for your consistent a...

By Paula McDaniel, The Paula McDaniel Group
(Real Estate Partners Chattanooga, LLC)
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Open House On 2/19/17 From 2-4pm.www.10298RopheDr.comSoddy Daisy – New Price! $255,000. 3 Bedroom home with 2.5 baths, main-level master, living room and den with FP, loft, bonus room, and 2-car garage. MLS# 1252531. The Paula McDaniel Group Cell: 423-355-0311 * Office: 423-362-8333  Real Estate ...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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What is a Short Sale Anyway?An increase in foreclosure rates will inevitably bring with it an increase in short sales. But what is a short sale?A short sale happens when you sell your house for less than your remaining mortgage balance, the proceeds of which go to the lender and in return the len...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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Stones Manor New Homes are Attracting Home BuyersThere are several new homes being built in Stones Manor that will please any buyer looking in the mid $300's and higher. Buyers like new homes for many reasons and the finishes and looks are bringing buyers to this neighborhood. Stones Manor also h...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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How messy does it have to get before you do something about it? After all, some of us are PROUD of our messes as if they are some sort of architecturally engineered marvel. If that thing topples, someone is going to get hurt. Others are tidy all the time (or they shove all of the spillage into a ...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Setting the PriceThe price is the first thing buyers notice about your property. If you set your price too high, then the chance of alienating buyers is higher. You want your house to be taken seriously, and the asking price reflects how serious you are about selling your home.Several factors wil...

By Jay Cash, THE Auctioneer & Real Estate Broker
(James R. Cash II Auctions & Real Estate #5802)
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There are two types of auctions, Auctions with reserve and absolute auctions. All Auctions are conducted with a reserve unless stated otherwise.  Absolute means the auciton is without reserve. ABSOLUTE AUCTION The property is sold to the highest bidder, regardless of the price.Since a sale is gua...

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