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By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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We walked into the kitchen and saw quartz counter tops, which usually invites the question as to which is better - and so what's the difference - granite versus quartz counter tops. Walking into the kitchen on a home inspection my client asked what a quartz counter top was. So, when you walk into...
By David Saks
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If you bought a house for the listing price less 20% and sold it for the listing price, what percent of profit would you make ? Take your time. The answer is posted below the wildlife photo. A. 25% Here's an example for you. Let's say we bought the home with a listing price of 500 thousand dolla...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
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Verdict Is In on The New England Patriots Deflate-Gate ...Rocky Todaro Found Innocent!   ActiveRain News Update!   Check out the latest news ....Verdict Is In on The New England Patriot Deflate-Gate ...Rocky Todaro Found Innocent!   I know this is a shocker to many (Including Me), but all indicat...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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Christmas Cactus can bring some color to a drab season. One of the rooms of our house is reserved for my wife's plants, and as it gets a lot of light, none of it direct sunlight it seems to make the greenery out there thrive. This is just one corner of this room with a touch of color front and ce...
By David Saks
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The mortgage company decided to lend the owner of a property an amount of money equal to 66.6666% of the appraised value of the property along with an interest rate of 5% annual interest rate. The first years interest in $20,000. A. What was the property appraised for ? B. How much was the loan ...
By David Saks
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A piece of land 500 feet by 350 feet had a sidewalk laid around it by the owner. The sidewalk encompassed the entire lot and a curb was placed along the lot lines. The sidewalk cost $32,000 and the curb was $20 per lineal yard. What was the total cost of the sidewalk including the curb ? Please ...
By David Saks
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A home sold for $750,000 with a profit of 20% at closing. How much did the home cost originally ? Take your time. The solution is below the wildlife photo.   A, $625,000 In this problem you have to remember to add a whole number to the divisor which includes the converted percentage into decimal...
By David Saks
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How much interest would there be on an $87,400 loan for two years, eight month and 15 days at the interest rate of 4.5% annual interest rate using a bankers year ? Please take your time. The solution is below the wildlife photo.   A. $10,651.88 Lets first find the interest on one year by multipl...
By David Saks
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A seller has a tract of land which encompasses 108,900 square feet of land. The selling price is $12,500 an acre. How  much is the seller asking for the tract of land ? Take your time. The solution is posted below the wildlife photo ?   A. $31,250 There are 43,560 square feet in an acre. Divide ...
By David Saks
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An investor bought a block of lots to build on with each lot containing a 75 foot frontage. The investor wants to sell the lots for $337,500 and keep two lots for himself. What does the investor have to sell the lots per front foot for to realize the sale amount he's seeking ? Take your time. Th...
By David Saks
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     A landowner has 160 acres of land. He sold 42.25 acres of the land to one man. He also sold one third of the remaining land to another buyer. How many acres were left ? A. 78.5 Acres Let's first subtract the 42.25 acres that were sold from the total number of acres owned by the seller and we...
By David Saks
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Arnold got his tax bill today and it was $4903.00. The tax rate is 42 mills per dollar. The property is assessed at 58.25% of it's value. What is the actual value of Arnold's property ? Take your time. The solution is below the wildlife photo.   A. $200,408.75 4903 tax billdivided by0.042 mills=...
By David Saks
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A builder / developer has 5.25 acres of land. He wants to divide the land into lots 60 feet wide by 100 feet deep. 36,690 square feet of land is required for street construction With all of the above considered, how many lots could be derived from the tract of land ? Take your time. The answer i...
    "Wind Beneath My Wings" from Samo Kiterij   Written in 1982 by Jeff Silbar & Larry Henley   Have a Great Day   -David-  
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
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Yachting San Diego Style If this is your style, life couldn't get any better. This yacht would seem to have all the latest of everything including the great helicopter on top. I have seen photos of the interior and it is beyond outstanding. It lives palatial.  Not a big TV watcher but one series ...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Timesaving Strategies for Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- Concierge Service)
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By Elite Team, Realtors/Career Consultants
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
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When calling Tammy Lankford, I met an information filled ambassador. She actually helped me solve a technical I was having by giving me the "go to" person. Tammy is very rooted in her community.  Her family has nine generations buried in their local cemetary. She has been on activerain since 2009...
By Elite Team, Realtors/Career Consultants
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
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 Well, I choose Brandon Patton because we both list HUD homes. Brandon was a bit shocked by my call because he doesn't even recall having a profile on activerain muchless blogging. He is the designated broker with six realtors under him. He has been in real estate for five years. Perhaps my call ...
By Elite Team, Realtors/Career Consultants
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
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 Since I apparently got on some sort of Tammy kick, I decided to switch it up. I called Brian Petrelli because I thought we shared a common link of listing HUD homes and both have a MBA and a GRI designation. However, Brian's team doesn't list them but they sale a ton of them! Brian has a mega te...
By Elite Team, Realtors/Career Consultants
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
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As the sun rises on a new year, I want to wish every one of you a wonderful 2013 filled with health, love, success!   I apoligize for not writing those wishes sooner and I know it's been quiet here for the past couple of weeks. I'm sorry. One of my resolution for this year is to write more and so...