Category Archives: Selling Real Estate

Homes in a Row: Classic Style and Traditional Design Updated

Row homes are a classic housing style that is enjoying a revival because of the advantages it brings to home owners. Owners have full control over the building and the ground on which it is built. Since there is no … Continue reading

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Seven Ways to Lose Your Buyer

1. Hang out during an open house. No matter how nice you are, you’re bound to make the buyers uncomfortable, and they won’t be able to visualize themselves living there. 2. Say “My price is FIRM!” It’s the real estate … Continue reading

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Maximizing The Rental Income From Your Rental Properties

As a rental property owner, I am always looking for ways to maximize the rental income and keep my units marketable without having to do any major renovations. I am always keeping my eye out for potential properties that I … Continue reading

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New Conforming Loan Limit Guidelines

Fannie Mae announced yesterday the details of the new conventional loan limits. While these changes were made to buoy the sagging home finance market, please note the measures are conservative. In a nutshell, here are some of the highlights: 1. … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Lowering Your Property Taxes

by Glenn Curtis 1. Request Your Property Tax Card and Study It Few homeowners realize they can go down to the town hall and request to view (or receive a copy of) their property tax cards from the local assessor’s … Continue reading

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Sell Your House Quickly by Staging

No one can argue that deciding to sell your home is a heart wrenching decision. Unless you are amongst the few that like jumping from place to place, odds are you have spent quite a bit of time turning your … Continue reading

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1031 Exchanges, A Tax-Deferred Real Estate Strategy

By: David Chazin In conjunction with Sagemark Consulting, a division of Lincoln Financial Advisors, a registered investment advisor. Mr. Chazin is a regular contributor to PlannerConnect.com. This article is for educational purposes. 1031 exchanges have restrictions and limitations. When the … Continue reading

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Words of Advice: What others have to say about why they prefer buying a home rather than renting.

From a recent article in the New York Times, January 4, 2008. I live in coastal Southern California where prices have been insane for a long times (5 years). Only 15% of the folks who work here can afford to … Continue reading

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Zillow: What’s the Big Idea?

You may have heard of Zillow.com or you may have even tried it yourself. Zillow has a web site that gives free estimates and offers various online tools for real-estate buyers and sellers. It makes money from online advertising, selling … Continue reading

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Why Room Rentals?

Why would you want to make your home into a boarding house? Maybe you shouldn’t. I enjoyed having people living in my house, and most of them became friends. On the other hand, you might not like that arrangement. I … Continue reading

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