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  • Caught In A Low-Priced Home Rut? You Can Dig Your Way Out


    A large number of people across the nation are stuck in a glut of owning low-value houses that are hard to off-load on the market. However, a growing number of sellers are following these steps to increase the value of their real estate. Understanding The Cycle Of Recovery The real estate market typically goes through four different phases. These include the phases of recovery, expansion, hyper supply, and recession. The housing bubble burst in 2008 and caused a recession that made many homes nearly worthless.
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  • How Contract Contingencies Protect An Earnest Money Deposit


    Once a prospective home buyer decides to purchase a particular property, a purchase offer must be written out. Along with a written offer, the buyer usually submits a payment of earnest money to one of the seller's representatives. To minimize the risk of losing the earnest money if the sale never closes, home buyers can include protective contingency clauses in a purchase offer. There is no set formula to determine how much earnest money to include with a purchase offer.
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  • What Are Managers Looking for in Tenants?


    When you are looking for a place to rent, it will be very helpful to have a clear understanding of what managers are looking for when it comes to finding tenants to inhabit the homes they have up for rent. When you have a clear understanding of what they are looking for, you will have a better chance of knowing what things you can do to impress managers so they feel comfortable renting to you and your family.
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  • Moving From An Apartment To A Home? Should You Rent Or Buy?


    If you've just about had it with apartment living, you may be browsing home listings in your area in search of a single-family home that can provide you with the space, privacy, and lack of shared walls you need. However, jumping straight from a rental arrangement into a home purchase can mean more than just moving, and you may wonder whether easing your way into a home through renting may be a better option.
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  • How To Pick A Good Ranch To Rent For First Timers


    If you are considering purchasing a ranch property, but can't decide, why not take a ranch for a test drive? There are several vacation ranch homes that you can rent for the summer. In order to have the best experience, there are several things that you should look for in a ranch home. Choose The Location Wisely Look for a ranch home that is nearby the area where you are planning on purchasing a ranch home.
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  • Utilizing A Real Estate Agent


    Buying a house can be a very long process, and for many people it is overwhelming. Some people start out and want to buy a home, but get distracted and overwhelmed with all the different aspects of buying a home. There is a significant amount of work that goes into buying a house; your credit needs to be in good standing, you need an income, and financially you need to be stable, but one aspect of buying a home that you may not have thought about is utilizing the skills of a real estate agent.
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  • A Few Reasons To Consider Investing In Multi-Family Homes


    If you are looking for ways to invest in real estate, you should consider looking at multi-family homes for sale. You probably understand the process of buying a house and may have experience renting. However, there are a few benefits to having something bigger. Think about the following before you make a final decision. Cash Flow When you have multiple units to rent, you could have more money coming in. You could buy a bunch of different single-family units, but that will require more maintenance and upkeep bills.
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  • 3 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Property Maintenance Expert For Your First Apartment Complex


    When hiring a property maintenance expert for your first apartment complex, it's important to be sure that the person you hire has the skills and abilities to fulfill all job duties. Unfortunately, previous experience with maintaining homes or duplexes does not always mean that the applicant will know how to maintain or repair the laundry room appliances, hot water boilers, and swimming pools often found in apartment complexes. In addition, background checks are also a good idea, given that maintenance personnel are frequently left alone in tenants' homes to provide repairs, and you need to know that he or she is trustworthy.
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  • The Five Pros Of Buying Versus Renting


    There's always a huge debate when it comes to determining whether or not buying or renting a home is the best option. Really it comes down your personal needs. However, many times, you will find that the benefits mostly come from buying a home. Here are the five major pros that usually make this a better decision: No Additional Monthly Fees: Unless you are living in an HOA community, there are no additional fees, such as pet rent, parking fees, and wall painting fees.
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  • Buying A House: You Can Always Change The Yard!


    When you look at what may be your new house you have a vision for it. However, along with meeting that vision, you also want to make sure the house meets your comfort, style, and other needs as much as possible and this includes the yard. If your yard has dirt then you have a clean slate to work with. You can keep the dirt, but most people don't like this idea because it can cause a lot of dust problems inside and mud issues each time the yard gets wet.
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