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Are Signs Important?
Signage, though quite fundamental in nature, plays an important role in the home selling process. The Yard Sign should be two-sided, easy to read, and look great (defaced or worn signs can negatively impact curb appeal). For more upscale properties, consider a Colonial Sign Post instead of a yard sign. Directional Signs should be placed at all major intersections in the property's immediate vicinity and situated so they "direct" traffic towards the property.
If you live in an active neighborhood, add an Outside Flyer Box with sales brochures. Though your neighbors will take note of your sales price, if reasonable, neighborhood referrals can work wonders for your sales effort, especially if it's a relatively close knit and stable area. If you're selling your home, place an Inside Flyer Stand with 'Sellers' Disclosure Statement' on the kitchen counter.
This document conveys much needed assurance and also provides a basis for negotiation. For rental homes, include a good copy of the lease or rental agreement. Use the link below to review and find additional details on these items.
Lastly, if you're not available to show the property, get a Shurlok Lock Box. Off-loading this responsibility on a friend or neighbor is ill-advised, since they are typically not aware of the property's specifics.
Barry M. Milteer
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What is a Predatory Lender?
Several months ago, the 3,000-member California Association of Mortgage Brokers (CAMB) created the first real definition to describe the abusive lending practices of predatory lenders. According to the CAMB, predatory lending was described as "placing consumers in loan products with significantly worse terms and/or higher costs than loans offered to similarly qualified consumers in the region for the primary purpose of enriching the originator and with little or no regard for the costs to the consumer.
High Tension for the Buyer and Seller of Real Estate Can Be Reduced
Tensions can run high in both the selling and buying of real estate. After all, there is a lot of money and emotion involved! There are also time pressures and numerous privacy issues to deal with.
What Makes Fractional Shares Different from Owning Other Kinds of Vacation Properties?
Fractional shares ("fractionals") are sometimes confused with other vacation property options, such as time shares and condo hotels. While there are similarities, there are a number of things that make fractional shares unique, and thus suited for a certain type of vacation property buyer.
3 Strategies For Buying Property With No Money Down
Everyone has heard a story or read about someone who bought a property without paying a single dime as a down payment. But how does this work?There are several "classic" methods commonly used to purchase real estate with no money down.
California Home Seller Disclosure Duties
Property Condition - Seller's What to Expect During the Inspection ProcessThe Transfer Disclosure Statement (T.D.
Real Estate Investing - Free Vacations While Searching for Real Estate Acquisitions
Real estate investing professionals look for all possible tax deductions because of the generous profits derived from real estate investing.For example, real estate investors are concerned whether the sale of their real estate is subject to capital gains taxation or qualifies as ordinary income.
Green Building Media Fact Sheet - Past, Present & Future
PastSpecialized, niche home builders began constructing resource-efficient, environmentally sensitive homes in the early 1970s. The home building industry coined the phrase "green building" in the late 1980s/early 1990s, turning a movement into a quiet revolution.
Timing Is Everything When It Comes To Buying Homes
The old adage that "timing is everything" especially applies to buying a new home. And trying to be at the right house at the right time and get it for the right price can be tricky.
Choosing An Estate Agent
With so many estate agencies vying for your business, choosing the right agency can be difficult. We have put together the following top ten tips to help you find and use the most appropriate estate agent to sell your house.
The Perils of the Property Ladder: Has Anyone Noticed the Silence?
There was a time when every conversation was focussed on property and every other TV programme was about property makeovers. Everybody wanted to get into property and those already on the ladder seemed fixated on becoming wealthy overnight.
Apartment Loan 101
So you're interested in going into business as a property manager? Have you given any thought yet to you'll enter this potentially profitable market? Reality check-unless you've just inherited a large sum of money from a relative or are otherwise independently wealthy you're going to find someone to borrow from. This is where an apartment loan comes in.
What Should I Do If My Home Isnt Selling?
Suppose you've been trying to sell your home for months. You haven't had even a nibble from a prospective buyer.
Reinventing Real Estate, Part 1: Online and Empowered Consumers Are Taking Charge and Paying Less
For decades, the real estate world turned in a predictable manner. The roles of buyers, sellers and real estate professionals were fairly well defined and transactions followed a predictable path of yard signs, newspaper ads, open houses and miles of paperwork.
How To Buy Property in Spain Safely
Buying property abroad is not an undertaking one should embark upon lightly! It is not wise to assume that the entire purchase process will follow the rules we're used to 'back home' and generally speaking there are usually a whole new set of rules and regulations, traditions and traps to learn, understand and watch out for.Spain is absolutely no exception and has a tangled web of laws and legislation seemingly designed to trip up an unwary real estate buyer.
Real Estate Investing Contracts on Toilet Paper
Even if your real estate contract has been written on toilet paper, it's valid.Content of your real estate investing contract is what's important.
San Antonio Texas Real Estate
The San Antonio, Texas real estate market is still going strong even after several years of growth.San Antonio ranks as one of the most affordable cities in the nation to purchase a new home.
10 Ways To Find Investment Properties
If you really want the best deals in investment properties, you have to increase your odds by finding more deals. Who is more likely to get a cheap apartment building, an investor that looks through the MLS listings and calls it a day, or the one that uses ten resources? Here are the ten:1.
Selling Your Home - Alone or with a Broker?
How do you decide whether to sell your home (or land, farm, ranch, etc.) on your own or use a real estate broker? There are pluses and minuses to each approach.
Las Vegas Real Estate - Luxury Properties
Las Vegas is known for it's over the top hotels and casinos, larger than life celebrities and jaw dropping shows.Over the past couple of years the Real Estate Market has taken center stage breaking national sales records in 2003 and 2004 with record appreciation rates as high as 52%.
Selling A Home - What Attachments Stay or Go?
The home selling and buying process can be confusing. This is especially true when it is a FSBO (for sale by owner) operation.
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