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Top 10 Effective Ways to Prepare your Home for Sale

Preparing your home before coordinating visits from potential buyers can maximize and speed up the process of selling your home. A few tweaks can make a big difference in making a good impression on

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Tips to Fix-Up a Property without Breaking the Bank

Fixing up a property is often a challenge that wears on your bank account. Whether you are trying to bring a few updates to your home to make it more enjoyable for your family or if you are trying

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The 10 most common closing costs for the seller

Buyers and sellers have to pay closing costs associated with the transaction. It's important to estimate the costs each person must pay before placing the property on the market. This also allows

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How to Choose the Right Agent for Selling your Home

Selling your home is probably one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. Thus it is essential to go through a detailed interview process when hiring an agent. This professional will be

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For Sale vs. Sold

The difference between a property being “For Sale” and “Sold” lies mainly in the sales price. It's important to determine the appropriate sales price before placing the

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Before Selling your Home

Find the answers to the following questions: The three main reasons you are moving?Realistic price you expect?Net income expected after closing?Mortgage payoff amount?Budget for a replacement

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5 Negotiation Strategies that Kill Deals

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a

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What does Insurance Protect Against?

Insurance, regardless of the type, isn't really appreciated until it's needed. Therefore, the decision about having property insurance, health insurance, car insurance, maternity insurance, etc.

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8 Ways to Improve your Credit Score to Buy a Home

Buying a home is more than just waking up one day and deciding to look at houses. Buying a home requires planning to ensure you make informed decisions.  Patience is keyA poor credit score can

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The 8 most Costly Mistakes Investors make when Leasing Property

1. 1.       Ignoring Local Legislation and not Hiring the Proper Attorney·         Knowledge of local tax and real

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Protect your Investment with the Inspection Contingency Clause

What is the inspection contingency clause?·         This is a clause that gives the buyer the right to inspect the property that he or she intends to

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FIRPTA Tax Withholding - All you need to know

What is FIRPTA? ·         It's the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980. ·        

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Buying Property in your Own Name or Through a Company

Over the last decade Limited Liability Companies (LLC) have become a widely used option for acquiring real estate in the United States. Despite the benefits that LLC’s offer, they’re not

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All you need to know about Real Estate Commissions

Commission Rates·         Generally speaking, commissions for residential real estate transactions are 6% of the home's sales price, divided equally

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5 Key Strategies for Rental Property Investors

1.    Set the Correct Rental Price ·         Your main income for rental properties is the rent you collect. Therefore, make sure you

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