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Things to Consider Before Buying a Vacation Property

Things to Consider Before Buying a Vacation Property

by Katherine Watkins on Aug 7, 2011

Do you have a strong desire for a vacation home? Your own vacation property can be a wonderful haven providing you with solitude and relaxation. It may also be a residence close to fun and activities that you enjoy. There are certain factors that you should take into consideration before making a purchase of vacation property. Here are a few tips to help you in making a wise decision. Continue reading →

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Home Improvements That Can Help Sell a Home

Home Improvements That Can Help Sell a Home

by Katherine Watkins on Dec 16, 2011

With several cable channels devoted to home improvement the industry has seen a boom in recent years. Many people are choosing to do renovations on their own rather than pay someone else to do them. If a project is being done with hopes of one day selling the home, some remodeling projects provide better payoffs than others. Continue reading →

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Tips for Buying a Home - Vitality Today and the Future

Tips for Buying a Home - Vitality Today and the Future

by Guest on May 15, 2012

When considering a property try not to focus on the past economic growth. This growth is very important, but also look into the future potential or downfalls of the property. Do keep in mind it's impossible to predict the future, but by taking the time to ask the right questions, you will have the necessary information available to make the best decision for you and your family giving the current market. It does pay to leave as little to chance as you can Continue reading →

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Tips for Buying Bank Foreclosure Houses

Tips for Buying Bank Foreclosure Houses

by Guest on May 15, 2012

There are many people out there who want to purchase real estate properties. The problem is, they just do not have enough money. So, rather than enter into a binding contract to purchase a brand new house just to have it foreclosed because of failure to pay, why not purchase a foreclosed property right away? Foreclosed houses are real estate properties that have been foreclosed by the lending companies or the government because of the failure of the owner to pay their loans or mortgages. As such, whenever a banking institution or an agency end the long and complicated legal process with the foreclosure, they have to sell it off right away to get the proceeds and apply it to the terms of the contract. Continue reading →

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Helpful Hints Homeowners Should Know

Helpful Hints Homeowners Should Know

by Guest on May 15, 2012

With the cost of real estate and repairs always growing in expense, it is good money savings to practice preventive maintenance that will later as you avoid costly repairs! This article was prepared to minimize your house upkeep costs and maintains the value of the property with preventive maintenance before repair costs escalate. Continue reading →

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Who Pays for What in Real Estate?

Who Pays for What in Real Estate?

by Guest on May 15, 2012

One very common question of real estate transactions is, "Who pays for what on a real estate transaction". Below is a list to give you an idea of some of the common expectations, but this list will vary from region to region. Also, if it's a buyer's or seller's market could possibly change the common fee responsibility. Continue reading →

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Tips for Selling your Home

Tips for Selling your Home

by Guest on May 15, 2012

There are only four major items to concern yourself with when selling a home, and yes there are minor details and technical items. No matter what those details may be in each individual situation, these four items are key to successfully selling your home. Price, Exposure, Prep and Showing. Learn more. Continue reading →

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Long Distance Moving Tips to Save Money

Long Distance Moving Tips to Save Money

by Guest on May 15, 2012

When moving long distance you may want to contact a long distance moving company to help you with your move. A moving company can help you by doing most of the work to relocate your belongings to your new place of residence. You should not have to do much as far as loading and hauling your belongings. However, there are some things you should consider doing before the movers arrive to move your things. Continue reading →

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Glossary of Real Estate Terms

Glossary of Real Estate Terms

by Guest on May 15, 2012

Anyone planning to buy or sell real estate can benefit by using this free real estate glossary of common terms. While this information provided is considered accurate within real estate definitions, vocabulary cannot be 100% accurate in all jurisdictions or under the terms of your needs. This information is for general use and should not be used for legal purposes. - PART 1 Continue reading →

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Tips for Selecting an Agent or Realtor

Tips for Selecting an Agent or Realtor

by Guest on May 15, 2012

Most of the articles Ive seen on the Internet have been written by Realtors or agents trying to sell their services. These notes are a combination of my personal experience of actually being a home owner, and the results of your selection dont effect me directly. With this in mind, I would feel comfortable in saying that this is an honest home owners perspective not a seller's pitch. The right agent makes all the difference, and if you follow these guidelines, you'll find that buying or selling a home could be a pleasant experience. Continue reading →

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