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Who represents the homebuyer in the transaction? The most common scenario is for homebuyers to purchase a home with the help of the seller's listing agent. In this case, known as "dual agent representation," the real estate agent assists both the sellers and the buyers. However, it ...
02/21/2008
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Q What country of the world has the highest percentage of private housing? A Mongolia, where 100% of all properties are owner-occupied.
02/21/2008
  When starting out as a real estate investor, you can choose either the conservative approach of holding a property until it increases in value or the riskier approach of "flipping" - reselling very soon after making some improvements that add value. If you plan on taking the safer app...
11/09/2007
You see them on cable TV, sitting around a swimming pool, sharing stories about how they got rich quick by buying valuable real estate for give-away prices. They took a course on how to invest in real estate and became millionaires overnight--with nothing down and no credit hassles from mortgage ...
11/09/2007
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 Most buyers want a home that is in tip-top condition and ready for them to occupy, but many homes sell for bargain prices because they need work. Buyers love "fixer-uppers" for the obvious reasons: the affordable price and the satisfaction of remodeling the house to accommodate your ta...
11/09/2007
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MeaningFall just short of a successful outcome and get nothing for your efforts. OriginThe phrase, and its variant 'nice try, but no cigar', are of US origin and date from the mid-20th century. Fairground stalls gave out cigars as prizes, and this is the most likely source, although there...
10/20/2007
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MeaningA paradox in which the attempt to escape makes escape impossible. OriginThe title of Joseph Heller's novel, written in 1953 and published in 1961, (properly titled 'Catch-22' - with a hyphen). The first chapter was also published in a magazine in 1955, under the title 'Catc...
10/20/2007
Know your local market stats and use them to help educate buyers and sellers. Revamped listing presentation to provide fresh new emphasis on pricing.  Incorporated up-to-the-minute market stats into that presentation.  Prices are adjusting to meet our current market conditions. Sellers are seeing...
10/18/2007
No Problem or You're Welcome !What ever happened to YOU'RE WELCOME" as a courteous response to "Thank  You ?"Have you noticed that it seems that "You're Welcome" has become rare in the English language? Actually, it is almost non existent these days. "Tha...
10/17/2007
Negotiations for the sale of a home can be affected by emotional factors. For example, it is easy to be offended by someone who is making an offer on your property. Even if the buyers love your house, they are trying to negotiate the best possible price and terms. They probably will not let you k...
10/16/2007
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