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Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2019


Important Things To Know About Home Inspections
Written By: Realty Times Staff

1. You can choose your home inspector.Your real estate professional can recommend an inspector, or you can find one on your own. Members of the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc. NAHI, must complete an approved home inspector training program, demonstrate experience and competence as a home inspector, complete a written exam, and adhe...

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Four Rooftop Owners: Three Want to Repair; The Fourth Says No
Written By: Benny L Kass

Question continued This case has four homes sharing common walls between them and all under one continuous roof. The roof is at replacement age and should definitely be replaced within the next year as it shows heavy wear per a contractor that made minor repairs. The 4 owners involved were approached, 2 owners agree that it should be replaced, o...

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

Such volatility has been rare over the past year or so but thatrsquo;s how rates can be higher in the afternoon compared to earlier in the day. What consumers also may not know is that mortgage rate quotes mean little until yoursquo;re able to lock that rate in.Years ago, a borrower could call up multiple lenders over a period of time and not on...

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Junior Liens Who Choose to Foreclose
Written By: Edward Brown

Many private lenders may choose to fund a junior lien where the first mortgage is >In looking at a foreclosure, a lender has to strategize. In the case of the second mortgage, it is imperative that the first does not foreclose out the second as there is usually nothing left over from the foreclosure to pay the second. In California, the foreclos...

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Use Corporate Sales Strategies to Sell Your Home
Written By: Blanche Evans

Lets start with Apple and Samsung. Apple distinguished its products by going white when other hardware producers had black or metallic casings. Samsung imitated the success of Apple products by copying their interfaces, then took the inside lane by creating a bigger viewing screen. So what does that have to do with selling a home? Here are three...

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Simple DIY Projects That Will Increase the Value of Your Home
Written By: Damien Justus

Modernize FixturesReplacing outlet covers can cost less than a dollar each, but if they have paint or other things on it, its a good change. While youre at it, consider updating the outlets themselves. For about 25-30 you can buy an outlet that also includes two USB charging ports. With all the smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices l...

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Working With Professional Real Estate Agents
Written By: Saul Klein

License RequiredState licensing law requires anyone acting as a broker or salesperson to first obtain a real estate license this involves taking real estate >Common examples of violations would be a misrepresentation, false advertising, undisclosed dual agency, secret profits, and commingling of client monies.An agent is one who represents anoth...

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HOA Volunteer Pheromones
Written By: Richard Thompson

Develop a communication system.A frequent complaint of members is not being kept informed. To draw out volunteers, itrsquo;s critical that they know whatrsquo;s going on. Also, some members develop a suspicious nature about board motives when kept in the dark. Suspicion breeds volunteer resistance. The board should strive to do business transpar...

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Why You Should Just Say No to FSBO
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Well therersquo;s an oversimplification. While we await a follow-up sometime NEVER saying the home has been sold, without a Realtor and for asking price, we thought it was a good time to examine again why itrsquo;s not a good idea to try to sell your own home. It just so happens that the National Association of Realtorsrsquo; NAR 2018 Profile of...

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How to Find a Living Space That Works for Your Disability
Written By: Nicole Jones of homeownerbliss.info

According to a US Census Bureau report, 12.6 percent of non-institutionalized Americans were living with a disability in 2015. While your situation is a unique one that requires special attention, you are certainly not alone. However, the average home might not be the right dwelling for you. Instead of staying in a place thatrsquo;s not suited t...

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Can Experian Boost Turn You into a Homebuyer?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

ldquo;The first thing most lenders look at when you want to buy a home is your credit history. Most people have traditional lines of credit such as credit cards, auto loans or a current mortgage that form a track record of how they manage debt,rdquo; said NerdWallet. ldquo;But if you have no credit history or whatrsquo;s sometimes called a nontr...

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Your VA Loan the Second Time Around
Written By: David Reed

Yet just checking that box isnrsquo;t enough for a lender to verify the applicant is eligible for this special program. Instead, the lender contacts the VA directly the borrower can but it takes too much time and asks for eligibility. This eligibility is verified by receiving a copy of the applicantrsquo;s Certificate of Eligibility.The certific...

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HGTV is Bringing Us a New Breakup-Inspired Design Show, and We Cant Wait
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

ldquo;The share of homebuyers in the U.S. who are single women has been steadily increasing over the last several decades and is now at an all-time high,rdquo; said WTOP. Ralph McLaughlin, chief economist at Veritas Urbis Economics, told WTOP that, ldquo;In the early 1980s, it was about 9 percent. Itrsquo;s about 19 percent now, so almost one-fi...

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Using Independent Contractors
Written By: Benny L Kass

Our legal documents require our Board approve an expenditure before it is incurred. For this reason, I am asking you 1 Do you think that the board should proceed with a legal opinion of our procedure for hiring contractors to work on our Common Element? 2 Can you give us an estimate of the cost that we would incur for you to proceed with this ma...

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Agency Mess Report: Are You Doing Enough?
Written By: PJ Wade

When intent on delivering real estate services rated ldquo;excellent,rdquo; itrsquo;s not only what goes right that counts.How you explain what you do and what clients can expect from you is an essential and valuable part of excellence.What term do you use to describe and define your level of expertise and service delivery? If you donrsquo;t con...

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