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Originators Largely Responsible For Higher Closing Costs It's not enough that home prices are rising and mortgage interest rates are trending up. Closing costs are on the rise, also cutting into affordability for buyers. Closing costs are found on the HUD-1 Settlement Sheet, along with other cos...
08/14/2013
Side-Yard Appeal Can Help Sell Your Home I'm sure you've heard of curb appeal but what about side-yard appeal? Sellers that have side yards may be squirming right now as they look for the fastest way to change the topic. Yes, side-yard appeal matters too and those often slim, tucked away (to the...
08/13/2013
A Little Known Secret to Finding Real Estate Deals by MICHAEL LACAVA on AUGUST 11, 2013   inShare38    Finding real estate deals is hard – I can’t find ANY! There’s nothing to buy out there right now… There are no more foreclosures anywhere now, where are you guys finding all your deals? It’s gr...
08/12/2013
Key Rules to Showing Your Home: Preparing The Exterior In my last blog, I wrote about how to prepare and stage the interior of your home so that every showing counts. I suggested going through your home room by room and making some significant decisions about which items you want to sell, store,...
08/11/2013
12 Sneaky Ways to Ninja-Proof Your House Forget zombies—Ninja are the real biggest threat to your home security. Find out how to keep these masters of stealth and assassination at bay. Ninja: Masters of stealth, skilled assassins… threat to your home? While the lords of feudal Japan recognized th...
08/08/2013
Buzz From The Boards: Bedroom Storage Tricks By: Cayla Rasi   Photo: Mark Lund Guilty of pushing things under your bed? There’s no shame in using that extra space to store things you don’t need access to every day. But what’s the best way to do it? Nesties reveal top tricks: “We used to only use ...
08/07/2013
St. Pete Mayor Changes Stance, Will Allow Rays To Look At Stadium Sites In Tampa BILL FOSTER, STUART STERNBERG 15 COMMENTS In a move that was probably inevitable but still surprising, St. Petersburg mayor Bill Foster will now allow the Rays to look at new stadium sites in Tampa according to Step...
08/07/2013
Housing 5 House Hunting “Deal Breakers” You Should Ignore Aug 2, 2013 / By BrightNest / Comments4 by House hunting is a little bit like going on a whole bunch of first dates. In both situations, you’re on the lookout for deal breakers, like a creepy attitude (bad neighborhood), nasty breath (mold...
08/05/2013
9 Things to Ask Before Hiring a Real Estate Agent WHETHER YOU'RE BUYING OR SELLING, HERE'S WHAT TO ASK AN AGENT BEFORE SAYING "YOU'RE HIRED."                 Whether you're buying or selling, there are a few key questions to ask an agent before saying, "You're hired." Before hiring a real estate...
08/04/2013
Here’s What Buying a House Looks Like in Animated GIFs So, you want to buy your first house, do you? No, not that kind of House. This kind: We think that sounds like a great idea. But where do you start? You can talk to a real estate agent… Or you can start your search on the Internet. You go wit...
08/01/2013
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