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5 Ways To Improve The Value Of Your Home

Making changes that increase the value of your home is a great idea - even if you aren’t planning to put it on the market yet. After all, many of the alterations will enhance your lifestyle; you’ll find yourself...

How to be Prepared for Your Real Estate Closing

With interest rates still low, now is a great time to buy a home. After finding your dream house, it’s time to begin preparing for the closing process. Sales of existing homes increased 2% in October, the largest increase...

Things to Consider When Purchasing a New House/Condo with the Intent to Sell it...

As many Builders know, newly built homes often will sell themselves; buyers love the quality of construction, earth-friendly materials, modern features, safety and health-related benefits & energy efficiency (and therefore, a new home’s ability to save its new owner...

How Big a House Do You Really Need?

Real Estate Trends The number of residents per household had been on a fifty-year decline as our wealth grew but has suddenly reversed, thanks in large part to the downturn in economics. The trends in home size have been a fascinating...

House Poor Life Rich – How Much House Can you Afford?

Starting to look at buying a house, aren’t you? I knew it. Well, as a long-time real estate broker, former real estate rehabber, investor, homeowner, and a man who made a lot of money and lost a lot as...

House Appraisals – Estimating the Value of a Home

Real estate appraisals are something which occurs in all segments of the market, from single family homes to commercial properties to condominiums. Appraisals are a useful tool for several aspects of real estate, and are important to the home...

Home Invasions – Facts and Statistics

Recent high-profile incidents of home invasions have received considerable exposure in the media. The impact of home invasions extends well beyond just the violence of the crime itself to a long-term loss of the victim’s sense of safety in...

Flipping a House – Buying and Selling Homes for Profit

The notion of flipping a house has become quite popular these days, and everyone wants in on the action if this is a viable method of making a good return on investments in a short period of time. Television...

Advantages of using a Real Estate Agent

It’s official: having a real estate agent help you sell or buy a house carries numerous advantages. This opinion does not come from the books we’ve read that extol the 101 virtues of real estate agents. It’s from the...

Becoming a Real Estate Agent – Making a Career of Selling Homes

With 2005 setting records in sales of homes all across North America, it should come as no surprise that the number of people becoming real estate agents is on the rise. Real estate has a long history of making...

How Big a House Do You Really Need?

Real Estate Trends The number of residents per household had been on a fifty-year decline as our wealth grew but has suddenly reversed, thanks in large part to the downturn in economics. The trends in home size have been a fascinating spectacle to watch, especially here in Florida. St. Petersburg, for...

House Poor Life Rich – How Much House Can you Afford?

Starting to look at buying a house, aren’t you? I knew it. Well, as a long-time real estate broker, former real estate rehabber, investor, homeowner, and a man who made a lot of money and lost a lot as well, I have two sentiments for you of equal importance:...

House Appraisals – Estimating the Value of a Home

Real estate appraisals are something which occurs in all segments of the market, from single family homes to commercial properties to condominiums. Appraisals are a useful tool for several aspects of real estate, and are important to the home owner in particular. The purposes of house appraisals Taxes. Every year, the...