FIRPTA – A Tax on Home Seller’s that Home Buyer’s May be Liable For

FIRPTA – A Tax on Home Seller’s that Home Buyer’s May be Liable For FIRPTA has been around awhile but I ran up against it so many times in the past year that I’ve learned a lot more about it lately. The friendly folks at Pioneer Title were especially knowledgeable and helpful, explaining the finer… Read More

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Evaluating Your Real Estate Options? #1 Tip – Get Local.

Evaluating Your Real Estate Options? Get Local. Investing? Relocating? Evaluating your financial position? It’s reasonable to assume that Real Estate will be an important factor in your equation. The relationship between our country’s economy and the nationwide real estate market is undeniable- the strength and weakness of each has an effect on the other. A… Read More

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Video: The Pros and Cons of Buying a Property for Your College Student.

Video: The Pros and Cons of Buying a Property for Your College Student. Buying a property for your college can be a good investment but you must go into it with eyes wide open. In addition to the points brought up in the video, there are a few other considerations to keep in mind. You… Read More

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Report: Multi-Family Homes as Investment or Residence?

Report: Multi-Family Homes as Investment or Residence? Folks shopping for a place to live have rarely considered multi-family homes in the past, but maybe they should start. Investors long ago realized the value of multi-family properties as a more efficient, more profitable way to cover their mortgage and investment costs. Multi-Family doesn’t need to imply… Read More

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Think the final walk-through is a waste of time? Skipping it could cost you!

Think the final walk-through is a waste of time? Skipping it could cost you! I recently had a Home Seller client who was threatened with the loss of a deposit. I say threatened rather than ‘at risk’ because one very important procedure was ignored. Here’s the scenario. The Seller’s home was sold, closed and recorded…. Read More

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Will Environmental Hazards Have an Impact on Your Home Value?

Will Environmental Hazards Have an Impact on Your Home Value? The factors most people consider when determining their home’s value include size, condition and location, but have you considered the impact of possible environmental hazards? In areas where they are most pronounced—environmental hazards such as poor air quality can and do have an effect on… Read More

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Equity-Rich Homeowners Accumulating Wealth and on the Move

Equity-Rich Homeowners Accumulating Wealth and on the Move. I’ve been in this business a long time and I’ve seen several market cycles with all their ups and downs, the confident and the dismal. It’s heartwarming to see homeowners again being able to sell their home because they have equity and not in spite of it…. Read More

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Real Estate Investing Outside the US is Easier Than You Think – Top 6 Locations

Real Estate Investing Outside the US is Easier Than You Think – Top 6 Locations. Costa Rica. Not only is Costa Rica a fairly short flight from the US, but beautiful condominiums right next to the ocean are reasonably priced and highly rentable. But Costa Rica is a fantastic investment for more than just a… Read More

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What will Home Buying Look Like in 2017? Check the Realtor.com(R) Consumer Survey

What will Home Buying Look Like in 2017? Check the Realtor.com(R) Consumer Survey The 2017 home buying season will be characterized by a large increase in first time home buyers, increasing affordability issues among buyers, and high demand for suburban homes, according to realtor.com®’s Active Home Shopper Report released today. The study, based on September survey data… Read More

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Know Before You Buy: A Guide to Multi-Unit Developments

Know Before You Buy: A Guide to Multi-Unit Developments Townhomes, Condominiums and Planned Unit Developments were at one time very popular among first-time buyers. That’s a thing of the past. The issue with multi-unit developments is not with the development itself, but with current financing regulations. During the Real Estate down-turn, FHA financing tightened on… Read More