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Will The Value Of My Home Drop Again?

Fear And Loathing In Homeownership There was a time when it was common knowledge that real estate only ever goes up in value. With the traumatic drop in prices in 2007-2009 it is pretty clear that this “fact” was utterly false. The truth is that real estate is like any other capital asset, it can […]

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You Bought A Home Now What?

Time To Get On With The Chores Of Living Once you have completed closing and moved into your new abode you are going to feel great. After all of the stress and uncertainties of buying and moving there is bound to be some mixed feelings that drifts, a sort of anticlimax after all of the excitement. […]

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What To Look For In A Great Realtor

The Obvious Answers In Character You have decided to buy a home, possibly selling the one you already have, you have your finances in order, now what do you do? One of the biggest decisions in the process of moving is going to be choosing the real estate agent that you work with. This is […]

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City Living Has Some Things Going For It Lately

Learning How To Live The Urban Life From Williamsburg in NYC to Queen Ann Hill In Seattle, from Santa Monica California to Collins Avenue in Miami there is a definite trend toward urban living that has emerged over the last decade or two. Although there are always issues of crowdedness and expense in city living […]

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The Help That You Get From A Multiple Listing Service

What Is This MLS Thing? A multiple listing service is a local or regional network of real estate brokers that share information about listings that creates a larger marketplace and allows member to have more information on which to judge the price at which to buy or sell a particular property. There is no real […]

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The Open House Event As A Spectator Sport

Being Seen Creates Possibility Selling a home requires a bit of marketing and inspired action and that is what you get from the best realtors who specialize as sellers’ agents. One of the best things that a seller can do, and the most dramatic, is to stage the property creatively and then to promote it […]

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Closed MLS Networks In The Age Of Open Websites

Private Networks And Freedom Of Information These days you can search for many different kinds of information with an efficiency and power that would have been hard to imagine a few decades ago. In real estate there are dedicated systems to find information about properties that developed during a previous era, before the egalitarian powers […]

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My Lender Seems To Know What I Need – Do I Just Go Along?

Your Professionals Are Your Team Your lender is going to do their best to match the market to your needs, as he or she perceives them. That is their job and they are rewarded handsomely when it all comes together at closing. Having stated that fact it pays to remember that any real estate transaction […]

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How Do I Establish Credit To Qualify For A Home Loan

History As Character Judgment You establish credit by building up a history of credit, use one transaction at a time. It is your recorded credit history. This will be used to judge whether you are reliable enough to finance a home loan and determines the interest rates that you will pay to do so. It […]

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Living In Gated Communities: The Pros And Cons

Sharing A Reality Apart The rise of the gated community has had a mixed reception in the American real estate marketplace. There are features of gated communities that appeal to some homeowners and that do not impress others. The secret is to be clear on which side of the fence your values fall before you […]

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