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2009 

Some new homeowners are overwhelmed with the closing cost and down payments when purchasing their new home.  As a homeowner, there are a number of additional expenses they will be required to pay, such as, maintenance and insurance, etc.  Most home buyers do not pay 100% cash for their new home; ...
08/31/2009
Prior to putting your home on the market you need to identify your most valuable possessions and their location.  Following is a list of some the valuable property a seller may have in their possession: diamonds, gold, grandmother's pearls, firearms, prescription medicine, mail, bills, insurance ...
08/28/2009
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Owning rental property is an excellent way to accumulate wealth.  It requires desire, skills, and financial means to be successful in this business.  If you are considering becoming an investor and renting property it is a good time to start.  First, you need to talk to other investors and realto...
08/24/2009
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As a seller there are 3 main reasons why homes do not sell quickly.  Therefore, it is important that the seller be familiar with these reasons and make adjustments in their presentation, marketing and listing price to compensate for these factors.  The first reason why some homes stay on the mark...
08/21/2009
Many times buyers and sellers do not fully understand the difference between market value and appraised value.  These two values for a property are generated from two different procedures and may reflect different points in time.  The appraised value is a professional estimate based on prior sale...
08/17/2009
Always make impromptu tours of the neighborhood prior to purchasing a home within the neighborhood.  In many states, buyers have three options available to them to make tours and visit with homeowners within a neighborhood.  The first option, visit and tour the neighborhood prior to making an off...
08/10/2009
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Making the highest offer is not always the most acceptable offer to a seller in multi-offer environment.  No matter what environment you are operating within, making an offer with fewer contiguous will normally work to your advantage.  Always remember when making an offer, the seller will be eval...
08/07/2009
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The first-look appeal is when a potential buyer drives up to your home and views your property in the first 3-seconds.  There is an impression created on this individual that will be either positive or negative.  If you have created a negative impression on this potential buyer, it will be extrem...
08/03/2009
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