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By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(, covering California & most other states)
Comments 5
We have your back when it comes to remodelingThat is just what it means to be a 203k consultant or renovation/remodel consultant. Most people don't remodel their home very often and guess who knows it? That is correct, the contractors know it and quite often they capitalize on it. Task was to add...
By Lydia Puller, Realtor, San Rafael Luxury Homes for Sale
(Vanguard Properties)
Comments 3
4 Best Ways to Improve the Entryway of Your San Rafael Luxury Home An entryway is often overlooked but this space gives the first impression of your house to your guests or potential buyers. The entryway signals the beginning to any interior and the way you design it can spell the difference betw...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 55
Our Latest Acquisition - A Backyard Bee and Bee We’ve just ordered a Bee and Bee for our backyard garden. Friends of the Earth is sending us a bamboo bee house specifically designed to attract Mason Bees. Our donation will help the planet and hopefully save the bees. Mason bees are native and non...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty
(Zion Realty)
Comments 45
We all know "those" people. The co-workers at the office that will draw you in to a 30 minute conversation every time they see you when time is sparse and you have a million things to do. The neighbor who you avoid so that you don't have to listen to their never-ending tales of despair as their l...
By Julie Morales, Your Partner is Real Estate
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
Comments 22
A jubilant optimism has convoluted homeowners. And for good reasons. Fixed low interest rates, appreciating home values, and hopes of refinancing culminate to a rather bright outlook. However, one thing has changed… the Appraisal District has finally decided to wipe the sleep from its eyes and pl...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 33
In the process of doing your job, how many people do you put to work? Let's start with what you do personally – Because you have an income, you provide jobs by purchasing food, gasoline, clothing, shoes, cars, insurance, restaurant meals, travel, toys and entertainment, education, household furni...
By Tabitha Rector-Richardson, Premier Homes Realty (443) 415-4215
(Premier Homes Realty)
Comments 15
  Home Inspection vs. AppraisalWhat's the difference? For many first-time home buyers, the difference between a home inspection and an appraisal is confusing. Are home Buyers required to have a home inspection and an appraisal when purchasing a house?  It is encouraged for Buyers to have a home i...
By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
Comments 15
To know the importance of getting pre-approved means that before you begin the exciting process of looking for a home, you need to connect with a local mortgage lender. A trusted mortgage lender can then begin the process of getting you pre approved. Why should I get pre approved first?There are ...
By Nelson Carrillo, South San Diego, CA Homes For Sale
(McMillin Realty - Phone: (619) 940-6560)
Comments 27
  Five Ways to Increase Home Value on a Budget Summer is coming! It’s time to begin the projects and repairs that you have been putting off all winter. Whether you plan on moving in the near future or are just looking to spruce up your home, these five thrifty ways to increase the value of your h...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 27
 In Front of Buying a Home “Have All Your Ducks Lined Up.”  Before you plan on buying a home, you need to know that buying a home is a complex process. Buying a home is a smart wealth-building plan especially for those that end up doing it right purchasing their dream property for their long-term...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 17
I had an inspection last week in a historical section of Albuquerque called Nob Hill. Nob Hill is adjacent to UNM (University of New Mexico). It is a mile long stretch on Central Ave., which is also Route 66. Lots of unique shops (and people), trendy restaurants and chic nightspots. Very cool are...
By Joseph Metzler, Sr Loan Officer
(Mortgages Unlimited, Inc)
Comments 6
Minneapolis, MN:  Many people believe that if you call around to enough lenders, that you will find someone offering a great deal.  The reality is that it doesn't really work that way.  We generally say that if you call around to enough lenders, all you are likely to do is find the biggest liar.A...
By Nurit Praeger
(Nurit's Naturals)
Comments 10
5 Steps to Great Summer Skin We all had a long winter and are ready to hit the beach!  Be smart and have fun. 1.  Wear sunscreen.  There are so many choices out there with different SPF's, different ingredients, etc.. Basically, the two best are zinc and titanium.  Both are opaque and will block ...
By Kyle Reyes
Comments 76
Man, there are a LOT of people hating on Millennials these days.I didn't even realize just how bad it was until the article I published last week - With the Rise of the Millennial Comes The Fall of the Suit.I'm not sure if it's anger, jealousy or perhaps ignorance.  But there seems to be a lot of...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 8
Or should that be "with great power"? If you’re not aware of it yet, the use of “drones” (unmanned aerial systems) to take aerial photographs of a home or property for sale is still not legal, well, not completely legal. Currently, realtors can apply for what is known as a Section 333 Waiver whic...
By Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE Books on, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 13
A family member bought another home and was able to not have to sell the current one so they now had a first-time rental on their hands. Good and happy for them. Building wealth while going about your life is a good feeling. Now, they needed help in renting. Enter me who does renting.PRO vs OPINI...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 60
Divulging information outside of what is inside, do you? There will be issues that crop up outside our scope of control in a real estate transaction. Part our responsibility as agents, according to the REALTORS® Code of Ethics is to keep information discussed within, confidential.  Never relay de...
By Susan Haughton, Helping you buy or sell your Alexandria home
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Comments 110
A few weeks ago, I attended a wedding.  And at the table during dinner I was lucky enough to be seated next to a gentleman who was retired from the real estate business.  Although we disagreed about who would prevail in the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight later that evening, he left me with a piece of ...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 23
 Middletown, CT has been my home for almost 34 years now, and I would highly recommend others to consider calling it their home as well.  The following are some of the many reasons why I am always ready and happy to say Welcome To Middletown CT Its A Great Place To Call Home! Middletown, CT has a...
By Candy Miles-Crocker, Realtor - Real-Life Real Estate Training
(Online Real Estate Agent Training)
Comments 17
It doesn't matter how long you have been a real estate agent or how many transactions you have each year, all real estate agents need training.  Not just your typical Continuing Education classes, but additional training.Laws and Regulations ChangeLike most things in life, the real estate industr...