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2010 

Great Advice!  With as many people looking to invest in real estate right now with property values so low I think this is great information to help you get started... David 3 Things to Look for when Making an Offer   As an investor, how do you make your offers? There are so many deals out there t...
09/30/2010
Great Information!  I think that its our job as professional to make sure and guide out clients in the right direction for them.  We have no emotionals involved in them buying a home however it is our obligation to advise and want the best for our client David When people have the approval in th...
09/30/2010
Understanding Capital Gains in Real Estate 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...
09/30/2010
Is Your Buyer Qualified? Unless the buyer who makes an offer on your home has the resources to qualify for a mortgage, you may not really have a sale. If possible, try to determine a buyer's financial status before signing the contract. Ask the following:1. Has the buyer been prequalified or prea...
09/30/2010
How to Prepare for the Open House Advertise your open house. Ideally you should advertise both the weekend before and the weekend of the open house. Check with the local paper to see when their ad closing deadlines are. Create a property summary sheet. This sheet gives prospective buyers an overv...
09/30/2010
Open House Safety Tips An open house can be a great sales tool, but it also exposes you to numerous unfamiliar people for the first time. Stay safe by practicing these guidelines. Call the local police department and ask them to have a squad care drive by during your open-house hours. Check your ...
09/30/2010
5 Feng Shui Concepts to Help a Home Sell To put the best face on a 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 p...
09/30/2010
12 Tips for Hiring a Remodeling Contractor 1. Get at least three written estimates.2. Check references. If possible, view earlier jobs the contractor completed.3. Check with the local Chamber of Commerce or Better Business Bureau for complaints.4. Be sure the contract states exactly what is to be...
09/30/2010
Prepare Your Home for a Virtual Tour With more buyers shopping for homes on the Web, photos and virtual tours are a must. There are many things you can do make your home shine on camera.1. Understand the camera's perspective. The camera's eye is very different from the human eye. It magnifies clu...
09/30/2010
Short Sales Tips for Sellers If you're thinking of selling your home, and you expect that the total amount you owe on your mortgage will be greater than the selling price of your home, you may be facing a short sale. A short sale is one where the net proceeds from the sale won't cover your total ...
09/30/2010
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