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Foster Austin

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Finding ‪#‎quality‬ ‪#‎corporate‬ ‪#‎housing‬ is a far better choice than staying at a hotel. 
Do you need to find corporate housing for a short-term rental? Finding quality corporate housing is a far better choice …
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Anita Clark
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Purchasing a Luxury Home
With over 8% of the U.S. market considered millionaires, there is plenty of home buying power amongst the rich. 

Here are several tips luxury home owners need to consider before they put their luxury home on the market.

Keeping these tips in mind is key for buyers in the upper price tiers as they look for their first, next, or last dream home!

out the article to see several more key things those with the money to afford this type of living are looking for when buying a luxury home.

If you found this information helpful, please socially share it so others can also benefit from the information.
#buyingaluxuryhome   #realestatetips   #purchasingahome  
Buying A Luxury Home via Anita Clark with Coldwell Banker SSK in Warner Robins GA. Check out my blog at http://sellingwarnerrobins.com
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Stephany Arana

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How can you simplify real estate investing without sacrificing profits? Investing in Residential Rental Properties is one of the simplest ways to invest in real estate.

http://bit.ly/1R9J6Mu --- #ResidentialRealEstate
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Easy Soft Legal Software

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Settlement agents, banks, and lenders who have been hoping for more time to prepare for implementation of the Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (TILA-RESPA) are likely breathing a little easier right now. In mid-June, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed an amendment to the Act, at the request of lawmakers, which will push the implementation date back from August 1, 2015 to October 3, 2015.
Banks and lenders seem to have gotten their wish. By all appearances the CFPB is ready to delay implementation of the Truth in Lending Act and Real Es
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Adeel Ather

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And that's why I always tell #realestate business owners to seriously consider their #websites as one of the most powerful #marketing tools available to them. It's not just about having a website, it's more about having an effective website with a proven strategic design and exceptional inventory system that attracts people who are looking to buy or rent properties! www.echofreelance.com
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Thanks +Bill Gassett :) give me a shout if you need my input in any web design or development project! adeel@echofreelance.com
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Cortiers Real Estate

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5 Tips for First Time Home Sellers

Selling your home for the first time can be extremely nerve-racking, yet at the same time one of the most exciting times in your life! 

http://www.cortiersrealestate.com/blog/5-tips-for-first-time-home-sellers.html
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20 Expert Real Estate Video Marketing Ideas And Tactics 


Want to start real estate video marketing? These ideas and tactics will drive your success as you build your real estate lead generating empire  
Want to start real estate video marketing? These ideas and tactics will drive your success as you build your real estate lead generating empire
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James Kobzeff

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Rental Property Marketing
A few tips to help realtors get their rental income property listings noticed by colleagues and real estate investors.
A few simple ways to get your rental property marketing presentations more noticed by colleagues and real estate investors.
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Fred Haywood Realty

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Useful article, the educates on how to price your home to sell. Great for first time sellers.
Maui real estate, selling Maui property. This article talks about the importance of pricing your property well so it will sell quickly and for a good price.
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Joe Samson

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Getting people to land on your website is not an easy task. But convincing them sign-up is a greater task. Take a few ideas and you'll be sure to see the difference.

#realestate #website #realtor
Just keep in mind that it's all going to come down to two things: offering a reason to sign up and making it easy to register. If you’re able to bridge these two obstacles, you will see an enormous increase in the people willing to give you their information. Below you'll see different ideas you can take to help improve your website sign-ups.
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Top Secret Tips for buying a home in a low inventory market

I have made a point with my blogs to keep things simple, and fun for the most part. Even with the most sophisticated of readers; there are times we need to give our brain a break. And, because this is basically a blog, and not a a dissertation on the real estate market; vanilla communication seems best.

There has been a lot of speculation lately, especially among buyers; as to why housing quantity is so low. I have been predominately a buyer's agent for my nearly 22 year career in real estate; so, the onslaught of questions regarding this drought ridden property supply is excessive and continual.

Initially, I can't say I knew the reason; and, excused it as ebb and flow of real estate. Yet, as time has lapsed, and the home accumulation has not grown; I felt it time to investigate.

What I came up with was quite interesting; and, helpful as it relates to my clients moving forward in locating homes to purchase.

A little spy work can uncover conclusions

1. After the bubble burst throughout most of the nation, in the mid 2000's; investors and contractors began gluttonously gobbling up property between 2011 - 2013. Prices were incredibly low, as there was stockpiles of foreclosed homes, still just sitting. These properties could be bought for pennies on the dollar, and were! In some cases, anywhere from 5 to 20 properties were scooped up by LLCs in a single month. So, yay...great for them. And, boo...bad for everyone else that wanted an opportunity to buy a home. Well-off business people pushed many first-time buyers right out of the market, with slam dunk cash offers. Nothing secures a contract better than cash and a quick close (except maybe the word "as is") in the purchase agreement.

2. Interest rates dropped to historical lows during this time, as well. In 2012, mortgage rates dipped into the low 2%. Many folks that were fortunate enough not to have lost their homes in the recession, refinanced; and, some miraculously found, not yet spoken for properties to purchase, at rock bottom rates. So how does this effect today's market? With significantly low house payments, many have no interest in selling, now; or, any time in the near future.

3. More millennial buyers. That age group, between 24 - 35 are now ready to buy! Plainly stated; with more buyers out there scrounging for scraps, what is left are crumbs...molecule, at best.

Well, there is it is; a few solid reasons that we are experiencing the ghost town sound of gently rolling tumbleweed blow through this market. Will it recover you ask? As many of us say, in sales, of any kind...if I knew the answer to that, I'd be a millionaire. However, statistically real estate is an ever moving market. It never stays still. So...yes; it will recover, and then decline...wash, rinse, repeat.

Top Secret tips save the day

Well, I promised some secrets; and being honest, I can't say these are tips that have been buried away in some bound treasure chest, on a deserted island. But, currently, they will help in this Sahara dry industry.

1. Get a good (I mean very good Realtor). In this market, you will want to find an agent that works with buyers, almost exclusively. Most salespeople know how to work with both buyers and sellers; but, each have their preferences and strengths. Therefore, in a crawling commerce; a buyer's agent, is best. The reason for this specific relationship is...skill. A buyer's agent knows to research often, move fast and negotiate strong. If you trust your Realtor; now, more than ever, you will need to trust their advice. This will be the difference between wining the bid in this multiple offer arena. All you have to do is lose the proposal once; to know you don't want to go through that, again.

2.  Make Craigslist your new BFF. Along with CL, start hanging out on the weekends with FSBOs (For Sale By Owners). Disclaimer: be sure you still have your Realtor intact; the only thing worse than losing various offers; is losing the house you love, because you attempted to do it without a professional. Remember, you do NOT pay the Realtor, as a buyer. So, please don't let the FSBO's convenience you, that you will get a better deal if you cut out the agent. This is a lie. You may save "some" money if all goes without a hitch; but, then again...you may lose the home, time and a whole bunch of court fees, when the deal goes south. Not trying to be nasty; but, let the seller deal with how to come up with their commission.

3. Again, as mentioned in the scenario #1; the experience of a good and hard-working agent is crucial. Request your Realtor visit your local county assessor's website; and take an inventory of names and contact information of neighborhood homeowners. Then ask your agent, to kindly reach out to these sellers; seeing if they may be interested in selling their home. It's never good to assume, that just because a home is not on the market, that the occupant inside, isn't considering selling it. Perhaps, if a professional with a solid buyer, knocked on their door (so to speak) with this information...they might just sell! It's happened; more than once.

Clearly, in this parched real estate bazaar; a good (no, great) real estate salesperson is your best bet! An expedient and adept Realtor; will become your..."secret" agent; able to turn into Super Sleuth and discover your clandestine dream home.
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Many MANY thank you's for your generous and thorough response +Caitlin McCown. I am very happy to be sitting in the #Corcoran  Realty Group office (their Corporate office in #Manhattan ) and hope to start finding sellers, AND buyers....somehow.

I will baby-step my way through the advice you shared and see what I uncover. I didn't think you'd respond this fast and sent you a note via Twitter when I sent my first message to you here via Google+

Kindest regards and THANK YOU once again +Caitlin McCown!!

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Bradu Ovidiu Dan

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If you have made the decision to purchase a home, you are about to embark on an exciting adventure. There is a lot of information you will need to understand, and sifting through the maze can be intimidating.http://www.atlantahomesources.com/basic-information-about-purchasing-a-home/
If you have made the decision to purchase a home, you are about to embark on an exciting adventure.
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Timbre Case

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Rental property is one of the best investment available. Good properties give you  a  combination of capital growth, ongoing cash flow and significant tax benefits. Here are the 5 important things you need to know while renting out your property.
Renting out your home may sound like a really good move: you can increase your income and build a steady cash flow. But before you make that decision, think about these questions first: "Is it worth hanging on to this property?" "How will I feel about strangers moving into my home?" "Will my tenants be responsible?"
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If you want your potential buyer to say "I must have this house!", then let them start to envision living in it using Size & Space! 
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Charles Parker

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A great post! How to salvage a relationship with sellers and buyers when there's a presence of mold in the property. It's not the end of the world and these tips can help with assessing the situation!
The presence of mold in a listed property can either make or break your sale. It can sometimes be difficult to placate your clients and prospective buyers, especially with skittish first-timers who have only racked up hours of watching HGTV in preparation. Mold is a common occurrence, and it doesn’t have to be the end of the world if it shows up on the inspection report. Our mold remediation company, Moldman LLC, reg...
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Just Rent-To-Own

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Check out this great ‪#‎infographic‬ from Jacob Grant Property Management on helping first time buyers save beaucoup bucks on their purchase.
To help first-time buyers navigate the uncharted waters, we’re sharing this infographic from the team at Jacob Grant Property Management. It covers 15 money-saving tips. It includes everything from mortgage types, …
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Xavier De Buck
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10 Quick Tips on Downsizing Your Home!

Is moving to a smaller place a possibility at this point in your life?

Has your home outgrown you? Are you living in this big house of which you only use a few rooms in a year (e.g. kitchen, living room, main bedroom and en-suite bathroom)?

In my guest blog on +Bill Gassett's site, I talk about quick tips on downsizing your home you can easily follow to reduce the enormous stress that comes with moving day!

Make sure to read the educational reference articles as well by +Debbie Drummond +Karen Highland +Bill Gassett and +houzz!

#realestate   #downsizing  
 
10 Quick Tips On Downsizing Your Home
Has the time come in your life where you have the need to downsize into a smaller home?

+Xavier De Buck has put together some excellent advice in his entertaining article with tips on downsizing your home.

See the X man's best advice along with some other terrific resources to articles written from +Anita Clark +Karen Highland +Debbie Drummond and +houzz.

Take a look and if you find the article helpful please consider socially sharing.

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I feel comfortable, putting it out there; even if the only property you ever bought or sold was on a Monopoly board...you more than likely know what an appraisal is.

Cars, jewelry, art and antiques...just to name a few, are items that can be appraised. The purpose of an a appraisal is to advise you of the value of an item. The need for this information is to protect the consumer from overpaying for product(s). In real estate, the dynamics of an appraisal are a little different from those commodities, just mentioned. It can be important, both in the hopes of under-paying (this allows you to walk into a nice chunk of equity); as well as, being assured you are not purchasing too high, in the surrounding market.

Car, dog or thimble...value still has to happen

If your unfamiliar with process of a home appraisal; let me take a minute to help school you.

So, you buy the home of your dreams (okay, the starter home you'd consider); and, you are willing to pay almost any amount of money for it. It's the perfect location, the best schools, close to amazing restaurants, and hip coffee shops...whatever your thing is. You've been looking forever, or maybe you just started; and, the housing market is smokin' hot (again, for sellers)! You've been instructed, if you find a place you love; it needs to be snatched up! Positive that you have found "the one", you make an offer; they accept. Cool. Schedule inspections, order title work and an appraisal. Awesome, inspections are clear, title commitment in; Aaaannnd...the appraisal, doesn't appraise. Huh? Now what?

Or, maybe your a homeowner who is trying to cash in on this seller's market, by way of frenzied multiple offers being tossed your direction. Here's the problem with your potential pay dirt sales contract; unless your buyer has the ability to whip out his Black American Express Card to pay over the asking price; then, you can count on the average buyer digging really really...really deep into those non-designer jeans for that cash. Anything over what the appraiser says is value, is the buyer's debit, most the time. No deniro...no deal.

What happens if I can't collect $200 at GO?

In either case, you can clearly see from these examples, the effect of an appraisal; and the critical need to have an accurate one. Nonetheless, this brings me back to the question; what happens if the appraisal comes in too low? How is this deficit fixed, provided the buyer isn't either willing to, or able to pay the difference between the value of the property and the sale price?

Here are a few options:

1. Have a bomb diggity, Realtor that is on top of that low appraisal report. Basically, your agent should be calling other sales professionals, who have listed properties in the area, and that are now pending for stats. Appraisers are not able to use homes that have not yet closed, as a valid source for comparables. Therefore, your Realtor needs to do their research, to obtain exact closing dates, and sold figures in order for the appraiser to consider a review. Also, looking into the county accessor records for the subject property, and neighborhood sales is another solid way to build value. Your Realtor can then forward this information to the lender, who can share it with the appraiser; and in most cases you can get that value raised. Thus, eliminating the problem.

2.  "Can't we all just get along"? Everybody agrees to a little movement. In the most simple terms; seller comes down in sales price, and the buyer comes up in equal amounts. If you have a home that is in contract for $300,000, and the value came in at $285,000...then seller comes down $7,500 and buyer comes up $7,500 (without liquid assets or cold hard stacks; it would need to be built into an increased approval amount). The bridge has been gaped and the deal is still strong.

3. Seller won't budge, buyer won't budge; now, purchase contract won't budge. Deal...dead.

Got Boardwalk Place? Don't get greedy

You may be the Monopoly King, and, every Thanksgiving for the last 20 years, you've beat everyone in your family at the game; but, in the real world of buying and selling, Boardwalk Place cannot be sold 10 times more than it's value. Unless you plan on passing GO a few dozen times to pay that ten fold difference; your best strategy will be ask a fair price, and getting an equitable deal.

Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.
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Ferris Property Group

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For many couples, the start of a marriage is also the time to venture into homeownership. Here are helpful tips to guide newlyweds through the home buying process without rocking the relationship. 
Helpful home buying tips for newlyweds. Get through the home buying process without rocking your relationship.
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Chimp Studio

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You are a Real Estate Dealer and Looking for your own Website. Then Directory Multipurpose WordPress Theme is best option for you. You can build your website yourself without any coding experience by our theme.
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