For Sellers

Oct. 6, 2017

Prices Continue to Climb

The pricing gap that has emerged in the commercial real estate market is shouldering much of the blame for slowing transaction volume. How that gap is resolved – and how long it takes to narrow – is a top concern for investors still sitting on a lot of dry powder ...

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Oct. 6, 2017

Real estate Q&A: Should a widow sell her home to save money?

Question: I am an 86-year-old widow. I own a townhouse with stairs, which are becoming difficult. I must dip into savings to pay taxes and insurance. I might need those savings for a nursing home some day. I'm thinking of selling and buying a less-expensive condo with costs I ...

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Oct. 5, 2017

Tax Reform: Deducting Property Tax or Mortgage Interest

Homeowners would be forced to choose between two popular tax deductions – one for local property taxes, the other for mortgage interest – under a potential compromise that House Republicans are considering as they craft the evolving tax revamp.

The nearly $6 trillion tax overhaul plan being pushed by President ...

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Aug. 2, 2017

Reviewing listing agreements with sellers

 

Congratulations, let's assume that your potential sellers have made the decision to give you the listing.
 
But before actually signing the listing agreement you need to collect a lot of information from the sellers and explain to them all the provisions in the listing agreement.
 
Listing ...
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July 31, 2017

More Home Owners Are Remodeling Rather Then Moving

Surging prices in single family homes and lack of inventory are making this market turn to remodeling vs buying or moving. Americans are projected to spend 316 Billion in remodeling this year, according to Harvard's study. Which is an increase from $296 Billion last year. Home owners are tapping ...

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July 19, 2017

Best Cities in the Country for 1st Time Home buyers

The criteria used to figure out this formula was: affordability, quality of life and the current state of the local real estate market. In general,  a number of California cities hovered at the bottom of the list, while the top three cities for first timers was Texas. In FL the ...

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July 17, 2017

Amazon Sends Warning Signals to Zillow

Amazon recently hurt the real estate giant Zillow's stock by saying that they are entering the Real Estate industry. May they be getting into it? 

In what appears to be a counter or possible warning shot to the Zillow's recent actions that indicate that Zillow may be ...

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June 26, 2017

Do You Wanna Be a Real Estate Agent? You now passed your exam. Now what?

You've now passed, sign on with a new brokerage and received your new license. Now were is the instruction manual on how to be a real estate professional?  It's the first day of "school" and you have no idea on what to do, what to expect and how ...

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June 20, 2017

10 Threats to 2017 Real Estate Market

Global uncertainty and political polarization are the top threats facing the housing industry in 207-2018. Despite this unsettling environment, opportunity remains embedded in every issue on the list.

 

Top 10 issues:

 

1. Political polarization and uncertainty. Uncertainty about changes to trade, travel and immigration policy threatens cross-boarder investing ...

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June 14, 2017

Investors back away from home flipping

Investors are backing away from home flipping today data shows in the 1st quarter of 2017. About 43,615 single family homes and condos were flipped in the 1st quarter of 2017. Down 8% from the previous quarter and 6 % from last year. It represents the lowest number of flips ...

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