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Organizing Your Move Smartly – Things to Consider

The question of moving to a new apartment has always been relevant to many. There is no such a person who has never encountered this process; all know that it is a turning point in life. However, unfortunately, sometimes...

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...

When is the Best Time to Buy a House?

Sometimes we don’t have a choice as to when we buy a house. Factors such as changes in employment or family circumstances can dictate our need to buy a home at any time of the year, regardless of what the market is doing. Of course there are always the...

What Upgrades Increase the Value of a Home?

It’s a common mistake – homeowners spending thousands of dollars in upgrades then finding their home isn’t worth what they thought. Or you find it difficult to sell because those upgrades you made don’t appeal to a wider market. For this reason, choosing what upgrades you make, and how...

Buying a Smaller House – The Joy of Owning a Smaller Home

Do you share our opinion that buying a smaller house is like buying freedom to be able to engage in other activities more enjoyable than playing dust detective? Or does the prospect of buying a smaller house conjure up images of cramped spaces and the invasion of one’s private...