right choice realty: Adding Closet Space – What to Consider Before You Start - 12/02/15 01:48 AM
When you have more items to store than closet space, something's got to give. Building and installing a closet is a fairly low-cost solution that the average adult is capable of doing. In a weekend's time, with a little planning and knowledge, you can transform an unused area into the most useful spot in the room.
Planning a ClosetIf you're going to build a closet, you might as well build it right. It's too late, after it's built, to wish you had done something different. Taking time to plan any home improvement project will prevent regrets later.
If you want to skip the DIY … (0 comments)

right choice realty: 4 Common Roofing Choices for Your Home - 11/30/15 11:21 PM
Although often overlooked, a roof is one of the most critical elements of your home. If you're in the market to replace an old roof, or planning to build a new one, you have several common roofing types to choose from. Here's what you need to consider when comparing four popular roofing choices.
Asphalt ShinglesEasy to work with, modern asphalt shingles come in a wide variety of colors and styles. The traditional three-tab asphalt shingle – a form of strip asphalt shingles – still outsells newer architectural asphalt shingles, a thicker, heavier shingling that provides a rich, sculptured look to your roof. Premium … (0 comments)

right choice realty: How to Bring Nature Inside - 11/09/15 12:33 AM
How to Bring Nature Inside
 
What do you love most about nature and the outdoors? Is it the first sign of spring blooms, the colorful autumn foliage, or maybe the smell of fresh cut grass on a warm summer day? Do you enjoy the soothing sound of a trickling creek or a bright blue sky on a sunny day?
Incorporate these organic elements into your décor and invite nature into your home.
Don't Block Natural ViewsOne of the easiest ways to invite nature into your home is to ensure a direct connection through glass doors and windows. Leave them undressed to welcome in sunlight … (2 comments)

right choice realty: Digging for Gold – Investing in Condemned Properties - 11/05/15 09:35 PM
Digging for Gold – Investing in Condemned Properties
To some people, broken windows, dilapidated roofs or collapsing porches mean trouble. People like Kenny Rushing, a Tampa, Florida-based real estate investor, see dollar signs.
"More than 60 percent of the houses I have bought in Tampa were condemned properties," says Rushing. "I have yet to lose money on those."
How Properties get CondemnedLocal authorities condemn buildings for a variety of reasons. In some cases, the government wants to build something in its place and will condemn the property as part of an eminent domain proceeding. Or, it could be a construction, maintenance, or pest issue … (0 comments)

right choice realty: Furnish your home for less. - 10/20/15 10:34 PM
Starting out with a "blank slate" can be both a blessing and a curse. The blessing comes if you have enough money to furnish your home with whatever you want from wherever you choose. Furnishing a home on a shoestring, though, takes creativity, an eye for a good value, and possibly some elbow grease.
While some discount stores, such as Ikea, sell inexpensive new furnishings, careful shoppers can find better quality for less money with used furnishings. Here are a few ideas for getting what you need at dramatically discounted prices.
 
InspirationWhether you are furnishing one room or a whole house, it's important … (0 comments)

right choice realty: Designing Backyard Shade Structures - 10/02/15 02:22 AM
Designing Backyard Shade Structures
In the midst of summer's sweltering heat, nothing provides relief like having a shady spot for relaxing. Backyard shade structures also help keep your outdoor furniture from fading.
If you want to add a shade structure to your yard, explore the variety of options available and customize the design based on your needs.
Design ConsiderationsHow do you envision your backyard retreat? Here are some factors to consider:
Location: If you wish to erect a shade structure that relies on flat ground, select an area that needs little leveling to reduce labor. Look at your backyard and consider the amount of work … (1 comments)

right choice realty: Swimming Pools: Do They Add Value or Turn Buyers Off? - 09/08/15 09:59 PM
Sparkling blue water, especially when it's lit up at night – what's not to love about a swimming pool in your backyard? If you have one, you may feel blessed. If you don't, and are considering adding one, hang on a minute.
Who Wants a Pool?According to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, middle-aged buyers with teenagers at home comprise the biggest market segment for homes with swimming pools. This makes sense when you consider how dangerous an unfenced pool is for families with toddlers.
Another segment of homebuyers who may find a pool desirable are younger couples who entertain frequently. There has … (4 comments)

right choice realty: 10 Projects to "Green" Your Home - 09/08/15 09:48 PM
"Going green" means living in a way that's environmentally friendly. It uses less water, less electricity, and less fuel, conserving natural resources while protecting the environment. It also saves money on utility bills, which is something all homeowners can appreciate. From simple to elaborate, here are a few ways to green your house and property.
Focus On the LightReplacing your most-used light bulbs with CFLs will lower your electric bill while producing less heat and lasting longer than your incandescent bulbs.
While you're at it, consider adding dimmer switches, motion sensors, and timers for when you're away from home in the evening. Also, … (0 comments)

right choice realty: Scoping Out a Neighborhood - 09/02/15 10:21 PM
Homebuyers enter the process with one of two mindsets. There are those who know what kind of house they want – the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the type of kitchen and maybe whether or not they want a yard. Then there are those who knowwhere they want to live, such as a specific school district or neighborhood, but haven't completed a wish list of home features.
Seldom does a homebuyer tell her real estate agent that she wants a "three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with a gourmet kitchen, a fireplace and a pool in the backyard, located on J Street in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood."
While … (1 comments)

right choice realty: 10 Projects to "Green" Your Home - 09/01/15 10:46 PM
"Going green" means living in a way that's environmentally friendly. It uses less water, less electricity, and less fuel, conserving natural resources while protecting the environment. It also saves money on utility bills, which is something all homeowners can appreciate. From simple to elaborate, here are a few ways to green your house and property.
Focus On the LightReplacing your most-used light bulbs with CFLs will lower your electric bill while producing less heat and lasting longer than your incandescent bulbs.
While you're at it, consider adding dimmer switches, motion sensors, and timers for when you're away from home in the evening. Also, … (1 comments)

right choice realty: What Traits Do Salespeople Often Have in Common? - 08/05/15 12:06 AM
What traits are most common amongst the best sales people?
Researchers for the Behavioral Sciences Research Press studied sales production for more than 25 years.  Their work revealed that most successful salespeople share two characteristics.
(1.) They contact more prospective buyers than less successful salespeople do.
(2.) They ask for the order more often than less successful salespeople do.
 
Sounds simple enough, right?   Surprising Research Findings:
46% of salespeople ask for the order only once before giving up
24% ask twice before they shy away
14% give it a third try
12% are brave enough to ask a fourth time before they quit
So what is the secret to achieving … (4 comments)

right choice realty: America. What a Country. - 07/30/15 10:59 PM
What a country we have. America produces an unbelievable opportunity for all that are willing to work hard, educate themselves, and pursue their dreams. Amazing how the media has trained everyone to be a victim through this recession/downturn. Victim of poverty. Victim of racism. Victim of circumstances. Victim of a bad loan, the terms of which I never bothered to read?  Victim. Victim. Victim.  
Above is a picture of the home I grew up in.
I was raised in a blue collar life and received a great high school education while I bailed hay all summer long for money, worked at McDonald's, and started pulling … (48 comments)

right choice realty: Here's what we have to offer Realtors. - 07/30/15 04:18 AM
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A Marketing Machine on site at University Building that can produce every piece of marketing material you will EVER need at pass through costs!  James McClain from Chicago's L2 Productions has been hired in a full time … (2 comments)

right choice realty: Top 3 Real Estate Deal Killers - 06/08/15 09:52 PM
Top 3 Real Estate Deal Killers
The way some people talk, it would take a miracle to make it from a signed purchase agreement to the closing table. But in reality, most real estate transactions go through with nary a hitch. Those that do hit snags, however, run the very real danger of completely falling apart.
The problems are sometimes out of the control of all parties. More often than not, though, there are ways to handle them that won't result in killing the deal. Whether you are the buyer or the seller, read on to learn how to keep the deal alive.
1. … (0 comments)

right choice realty: Sellers Behaving Badly: The Top 3 Ways to Turn Off a Buyer - 06/08/15 09:40 PM
Not all real estate transactions turn sour. In fact, few do. But once in a while, a bad apple ends up either selling or buying a home, and can throw the entire transaction into chaos.
From buyers allowing their children to run wild through a house they're viewing to sellers trying to hide home defects, the potential to behave badly in a real estate transaction is ever-present.
Let's take a look at some of the ways homeowners sabotage the sale of their homes.
Dirty HousesIf you've ever sold a car instead of trading it in, you probably spent some time spiffing it up: cleaning … (0 comments)

right choice realty: Homebuying Tips for Boat Owners - 05/04/15 04:08 AM
Homebuying Tips for Boat Owners
When one of the most important aspects of house hunting becomes finding a suitable parking place for your boat, it's time to admit that you're a boater for life.
You're also using your noggin. When marina fees can run up to $500 a month in some parts of the country – and that's without the additional cost of electricity – it might make more financial sense to purchase a home on the water, with a dock for your boat.
Whether it's your main home or a vacation place, there are a few key things to consider before deciding on a particular … (1 comments)

right choice realty: The Good Faith Estimate, Defined - 05/04/15 03:57 AM
 
The Good Faith Estimate, Defined
One of the most confusing aspects of the process for first-time homebuyers is the mortgage. Common homebuyer questions include: Where to get one, how to get one, and what does all that jargon mean?
Advice abounds, especially on the Internet. One common tip is that you should compare offers from lenders before settling on one – and that's good advice.
Each lender that you visit will provide you with a form known as the Good Faith Estimate (GFE). By law, they must provide you with a GFE within three business days of receiving your application. This form contains all … (0 comments)

right choice realty: The 6 (Not-So-Simple) Steps to Securing a Home Loan - 04/20/15 12:47 AM
The 6 (Not-So-Simple) Steps to Securing a Home Loan
From the word "mortgage" to the methods used by lenders to determine how much to loan, the home loan process can be confusing to first timers. In fact, one third of the respondents to a 2011 Wall Street Journal survey of homebuyers said that the most difficult part of buying a home was understanding the loan process.
It can also be quite stressful, especially when you've got your eye on a cute Craftsman bungalow and are waiting on pins and needles to learn if you qualify to purchase it.
Let's take a look at the conventional home loan … (0 comments)

right choice realty: Much Ado About Mulch - 04/13/15 03:38 AM
Much Ado About Mulch: Everything Homeowners Need To Know
Mulch was nature's idea long before it became man's. Fallen leaves, pine needles, rotting wood and vegetation, decaying flowers, ripe fruit, rocks rising to the Earth's surface – the environment naturally produces and disperses "mulch," adding a protective coating to the ground.
Knowing the various types of mulch and understanding how best to use them will enable you to assist Mother Nature and easily beautify your lawn and garden.
Why Should You Mulch?Mulching your soil might just be the most important thing you can do for your property – not only for the earth itself, … (0 comments)

right choice realty: Bed Bugs: How to Evict Them from Your Home - 04/10/15 01:12 AM
Bed Bugs: How to Evict Them from Your Home
Believe it or not, bed bugs are an ancient problem. Bed bugs, lice and other parasitic insects thrived through the Dark Ages when hygiene was poor, people lived close together, and knowledge of why things happened was based more on superstition than fact.
After World War II, until 1972 when the use of the pesticide DDT was banned, bed bugs almost entirely disappeared, with remnants seen mostly in poorer countries. Today, unfortunately, bed bugs are making a comeback. Only knowledge of how to avoid and (failing that) combat them can prevent the bed bug's bite … (3 comments)

 
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