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Updated: Sunday, December 17, 2017


What To Do When Your Home Isnt Selling
Written By: Realty Times Staff

When sellers start the home-selling process, no one wants to think "What would happen if my home doesnt sell?" But before you panic, recognize that there are many things that you can do so you dont wind up in that position.Tip 1: Understanding the real estate market and the value of your home will help you avoid this dilemma. The first key point...


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How to Keep Your Mortgage Approval Approved
Written By: Realty Times Staff

You know how tough it is to qualify for a mortgage.Proof youve got a long-term job with ample income. A credit score to the moon. Your lifes savings as a down payment. More cash stashed away. A debt-to-income ratio to die for. For some, tax returns for the last two years.Youve been there, done that. For weeks now. Maybe a month or more.Youve fou...


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Why The Next Two Weeks May Be The Best Time To Buy New Construction All Year
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

If youre looking to buy a home and you would really like to get something in escrow before the end of the year, you might be facing a "slim pickins" situation. Inventory issues have plagued the market for several years, and despite a positive real estate outlook, the lack of homes has kept many buyers out of the game.Thats one of the reasons hom...


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How To Create Year-Round Home Curb Appeal
Written By: Andrea Davis

Exceptional curb appeal will add to the enjoyment and value of your property and home. Maintaining your curb appeal throughout each season may pose its challenges, but with these tips, you can ensure that your home and landscaping will look their very best throughout the year.1 Clean It UpA thorough power wash is essential for maintaining the cl...


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Using Your Homes quot;Deadquot; Equity
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question. Our house is free and clear. We have a 100,000 home equity line of credit, and the interest rate is somewhere in the neighborhood of 7 percent. We itemize tax deductions and are in a high federal tax rate, and hoping that any new tax laws will reduce our taxes.My question concerns using the home equity loan for investment. We are consi...


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Ask the HOA Expert: Repercussions When A Board Throws Out A Member Decision
Written By: Richard Thompson

Question: What are the possible repercussions when a board throws out a member decision voted on at the Annual Meeting?Answer: If member approval is required to do what you describe, the board must follow the dictates of the vote. If the vote was advisory only, the board could go a different direction but that clearly would invite well deserved ...


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REALTOR Analysis Of Tax Bill Is Worth Examining
Written By: Bob Hunt

It is no secret that the National, State, and Local Realtorreg; associations are strongly opposed to certain provisions in both the House and Senate versions of the current tax reform bills. The REALTORreg; concerns range from worry that changes to the present capital gain exclusion will result in a further decrease to for-sale inventory, to con...


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Why Chinese Real Estate Investors Are Still Flocking To Canada
Written By: Jim Adair

Despite taxes on foreign real estate buyers in the Vancouver and Toronto areas, Chinese interest in Canadian real estate continues to have an impact in both regions. In B.C., where the tax was introduced in August 2016, property transfers involving foreign nationals have been steady increasing during the last year, with much investment coming fr...


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Purple Power: How To Use Pantones 2018 Color Of The Year
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Seeing a whole lot of purple recently? Its not an homage to Prince. Its Pantones Color of the Year for 2018, and its about to be everywhere.Pantone, the worlds leading color authority, typically sets off trends with its annual color choice. So expect fashion and home deacute;cor to soon be wrapped in PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, a color choice ...


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The Introverts Guide to Hosting Holiday Get-Togethers
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

So you somehow got roped into hosting a holiday get-together this year, which means dozens of family members will be descending upon your house, and... this is your basic nightmare. Introverts are so much better at going to other peoples houses for these types of things because you can arrive when you want, leave when you want, and play with the...


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Get The Look: Transitional-Style Kitchen
Written By: Yanic Simard, Houzz Contributor

Transitional >The Basics: Mixing Old and NewFundamentally, transitional >Often this means taking evocative traditional shapes and applying a contemporary finish to them. For example, take a look at this beautiful bridge faucet. Its a very traditional >Photo by Titus Built, LLC - More kitchen ideasEssential: Shaker CabinetsPerhaps the best exampl...


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What To Expect from Your Solar Energy This Winter
Written By: Cassandra Gatton

What happens when you >Preparing for WinterWinter is known for drastic changes in temperatures above and below freezing. It is important to inspect your panels and roof before winter weather arrives. Hiring a pro is the safest option when it comes to inspecting roof-mounted solar panels according to HomeAdvisor. Making sure your roof is in good ...


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Drones Make An Impression With A Birds Eye View Of The Neighborhood
Written By: Celeste O’Hara

Technology is changing the way real estate agents sell their listings; from putting the very first digital pin on a map to detail the exact location of a home, to offering video tours online, technology is continuously advancing and its important that real estate agents are keeping up with the times to bring the very best to their clients.Today,...


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Innovative Rent-To-Own Program Could Be The Answer To Your Down Payment Dilemma
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Strapped for cash and desperate to buy a home? We hear ya. While todays homeownership rate is trending back up after reaching its lowest level since 1965 last year, there are still thousands upon thousands of people who would love to become homeowners but who are stymied by the lack of a down payment.Yes, loans you can get through the Federal Ho...


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Real Estate Disclosure Laws Vary From State To State
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question: I believe my house is haunted. Periodically, a door will slam or windows will mysteriously open when no one else is home. I plan to sell; do I have to disclose? Mary.Answer: Dear Mary: For purposes of my response, I will accept your statement that your house is haunted. Frankly, I am a skeptic, and do not believe in such ghost stories....


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Picture Perfect HOA Reserves
Written By: Richard Thompson

A reserve study identifies a homeowner associations future repairs and replacements like a snapshot in time. Imagine that you could picture the buildings and grounds as they would be in five, ten, even thirty years. A reserve study acts just like that by estimating the useful life of the common elements and the cost to replace them in the future...


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Five No Regrets Real Estate Buying Strategies To Avoid Missing-Out
Written By: PJ Wade

In real estate, "the one that got away" stories get told and retold, usually with little satisfaction to the teller.The real estate you didnt buy, but still wish you had, can weigh heavily on your mind and may even top your "Big Regrets List."Every piece of real estate, vacant or otherwise, is unique. Once a property is sold, searching for its e...


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Ethics In The Real Estate Business
Written By: Bob Hunt

Its no secret that real estate salespeople do not, by and large, enjoy a very good reputation. Indeed, the true professionals in the business are discomforted by the fact that opinion polls regularly show that the public ranks real estate sales pretty low on the list of occupations whose practitioners are to be admired.More particularly there ar...


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Updated: Sunday, December 17, 2017

What To Do When Your Home Isnt...
When sellers start the home-selling process, no one wants to think "What would happen if my ...

How to Keep Your Mortgage Appr...
You know how tough it is to qualify for a mortgage.Proof youve got a long-term job with a...

Why The Next Two Weeks May Be ...
If youre looking to buy a home and you would really like to get something in escrow before t...

How To Create Year-Round Home ...
Exceptional curb appeal will add to the enjoyment and value of your property and home. Maint...

Using Your Homes quot;Deadquot...
Question. Our house is free and clear. We have a 100,000 home equity line of credit, ...

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