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Updated: Wednesday, October 21, 2020


9 Ways Becoming A Homeowner Can Change Your Life
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Homeownership. It shifts so many things. If youre coming from an apartment, you may experience conveniences like direct-access garages and walls that arent shared for the first time. If youve been renting a home, you will probably feel a new sense of security and peace of mind once the mortgage is in our name. Not to mention the itch to repaint,...


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What is an FHA Loan and Is It Right for You?
Written By: Ashley Sutphin

The Federal Housing Administration insures what are called FHA loans. These mortgage loans provide opportunities for buyers with less-than-perfect credit or limited down payments to purchase homes, but they arent without potential pitfalls.FHA loans are available to borrowers with a credit score of at least 580, and you have to make a minimum 3....


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What Should You Know About Buying Real Estate Overseas?
Written By: Ashley Sutphin

Owning real estate overseas is often a lifelong dream. It can look different for everyone. For example, maybe your goal is to retire in Tuscany, or perhaps you want to buy a second home but keep your primary residence in the U.S. You might want to purchase property now where youll live later, or you could want to move overseas full-time.Regardle...


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ULI & 3 Adaptability-Booster Perspectives
Written By: admin

As the pandemic evolves, real estate professionals continue to adapt to changeboth for themselves and their clients.Over the past months, I have been struck by repeated situations in the media and on social media that reminded me that professionals in all fields often overlook opportunities to improve adaptability while in the midst of change.Wi...


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5 Tips for Staging Your Home
Written By: Realty Times Staff

If youre in a tough sellers market or just looking to get top dollar for your home, you want to do any little thing you can to make your house stand out in a potential buyers mind. Staging is one of those things that can make the difference between a sold sign and a house that lingers on the market.The National Association of Realtors suggests t...


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Rate Locks: What You Need to Know
Written By: David Reed

If youre a homeowner and thinking of maybe refinancing or youre out shopping for a new home, certainly interest rates are part of the picture. Rates determine your monthly mortgage payment as well as determine affordability. In either case, its important to know that any rate you see advertised on the internet or a rate you get from your loan of...


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What Online Dating Can Teach You About Selling Your Home
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Online dating is a big business; according to eharmony, forty percent of Americans use online dating and twenty percent of all committed >Be smartWhen you create a dating profile, youre trying to capture the essence of your beauty and personality. Apply the same principle to your home for sale. If youre not certain what your homes best features ...


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Buyer vs. Seller’s Agent: How Do They Compare?
Written By: Ashley Sutphin

Sometimes we dont focus on distinguishing between a buyers agent and a sellers agent, but understanding the differences is important when youre choosing someone to work with. The terminology can also get a bit confusing.A buyers agent is also called a selling agent because they help buyers find properties. A sellers agent is referred to a listin...


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Ask the HOA Expert: Shared Expenses, HOA Newsletters, Swayed Managers
Written By: Richard Thompson

Question: Our By-laws indicate that expenses are shared equally. We have one and two bedroom units that vary significantly in size. Dividing expenses equally seems unfair. Can we simply vote to change it? If so, how many need to vote in favor of it?Answer: Occasionally, developers propose an expense allocation like the one you describe. Its easi...


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Can You Get a Mortgage with Bad Credit?
Written By: Ashley Sutphin

The real estate market remains hot right now, despite economic headwinds. Many people want to jump in and buy a home or upgrade their current home to a new one for good reason. Interest rates are incredibly low, so now could still be a buying opportunity, despite limited inventory and high prices in some locations.If your credit isnt perfect, yo...


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How To Use Color To Boost Emotion And Well Being In Your Home
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Having trouble sleeping? Or staying awake? Feeling down? Or stressed? Maybe you just need a new paint color.Turns out that the colors you use in your home can impact more than just the way it looks."Home decor is often viewed as simply a matter of aesthetics - what looks attractive. But proponents of color psychology believe that the colors you ...


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What is a Short Sale?
Written By: Ashley Sutphin

The idea of purchasing a home at a deeply discounted price is appealing to most people, but these situations can come with strings attached. One way to get a deal on a property is to buy a short sale, but the transactions are complex and risky.Short sales are transactions where a home is sold for a lower price than the debt thats owed. When a ho...


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Want To Cut Down A Tree In Toronto? Good Luck With That
Written By: Jim Adair

Recently the Arbor Day Foundation, one of the largest conservation foundations in the world, presented its Champion of Trees Award to the City of Toronto.The award recognizes exemplary leadership to develop and implement new policies and practices for municipal tree planting and care, natural area stewardship or arboriculture.Toronto has planted...


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What’s a ‘Drive-By’ Appraisal?
Written By: David Reed

One of the more important documents a lender reviews when a loan application is first submitted is the property appraisal. In reality, once a loan application is turned in, there will actually be two separate approvals- one for the applicant and one for the property. The application is documented with a combination of borrower-provided paperwork...


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Gifts Of Real Estate To Children – Not A Good Idea
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Question: My husband and I own our house free and clear. We purchased it in the l960s for 30,000, and have added approximately 50,000 of improvements over the years. We are at the stage in our life when we can no longer take care of the house, and are planning to give the property to our only son, and then move into a retirement home.We believe ...


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What To Expect When Visiting Chip And Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Market
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Chip and Joanna Gaines havent just taken over the airwaves on their uber-popular HGTV program, Fixer Upper. Theyre taken over the city of Waco with their Magnolia Market at the Silos. Those of us who live in Texas within a few hours drive of Waco can get in the car and be at Magnolia easily to shop and soak in a little of that Gaines magic. But ...


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Marketing Tips for Agents During a Pandemic
Written By: Ashley Sutphin

Were many months into the coronavirus pandemic, and while its perhaps not something we expected to be still dealing with, thats the reality we have. As a real estate agent during this time, you want your marketing to be both sensitive and >The real estate market is thriving despite the pandemic, and you want to be part of that.How do you achieve...


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Use Construction Loans to Adapt Your Business to the New Normal
Written By: Erick Copello

The COVID-19 pandemic has modified the way businesses serve their clients. Drive-thru windows and delivery services are emerging as feasible solutions to comply with quarantine measures while avoiding a complete shutdown of the business activities.But adapting to the new normal may require some renovations to comply with safety protocols. Thats ...


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