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Many times home buyers find themselves trying to make final decision between two houses.  Each spouse may either have a favorite house or both spouses like two houses equally.  This could be further complicated by the fact there are other ready buyers for the houses.  At this time, it is importan...
01/24/2013
Most home buyers need to acquire a mortgage in order to purchase their home.  In order to get approved for a mortgage loan you need to have a job with sufficient pay unless buyer has sufficient income from other sources, good credit, liquid assets for down payment, and minimum debt.  Following li...
12/25/2012
One of the main tasks prior to putting a residential property on the market is to determine the market value or what a buyer is willing to pay for the property.  There are several methods that may be used to determine the market value of a 1 to 4 unit property.  When selling, determine the listin...
12/09/2012
When selling your home you need to be able to identify real property versus personal property prior to putting your home on the market.  Accurately identifying the two types of property will avoid possible disputes.  A general rule in identifying real property: if the property is attached to the ...
11/25/2012
Buying a home can be both exciting and frustrating.  Before starting your home search, you need to develop a checklist of amenities that are a must, and nice to have.  Part of your checklist should include a visual inspection of important areas within the house prior to making an offer. Following...
11/05/2012
Prior to purchasing your home you need to request a blank copy of a home purchase agreement and attachments.  Attachments are legal forms that cover specific aspects of your home purchase agreement.  Become familiar with these documents before signing a contract to purchase a home.  There are man...
10/18/2012
Whenever a buyer or seller is purchasing or selling a house they need to understand how the Kick-Out Clause works from real estate contract viewpoint.  Generally speaking there are 3 times when this Clause is used within a real estate transaction: ·    Contract is contingent upon the buyer sellin...
10/12/2012
Sellers wishing to sell their home may want to consider updating their kitchen.  This project has the possibility of generating the greatest return on your investment over any other major project in the house.  An updated kitchen will help the seller compete better in a tight market.  Prior to re...
10/03/2012
In today’s market some home buyers are only considering homes that are in move-in condition.  This is especially true with some first-time home buyers.  After touring many homes these buyers are becoming discourage because they are unable to find a home they can afford.  If this is true, the buye...
09/11/2012
All homeowners desire to get highest price out of their home when selling.  In order to get the optimal price there needs to be research done on similar properties, location, and must have knowledge on how much a buyer is willing to pay for the home.  Pricing the home correctly will attract showi...
08/22/2012
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