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Posted on 05/31/2020
What is "Subject-to" Real Estate?
Image by Ricarda Mölck from Pixabay If you've heard people talk about "subject-to" real estate, you might be curious what that means and if it would be a good investment for you. Briefly, "subject-to" real estate means you're buying the property but the loan on that property stays in the name of the existing seller. You're making your...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Pros & Cons of HOA Communities
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay When you’re looking into buying a new home, one of the decision you’ll need to make is if you want to live in an HOA community or not. Homeowners association (HOA) communities offer certain advantages and disadvantages compared to non-HOA communities. Knowing more about these pros and cons can help you make the...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
How Should Interest Rates Influence When You Buy?
Photo by Doubletree Studio via Shutterstock Interest rates rise in correlation to inflation and other economic activity. When that happens, it can increase housing costs. But the question is, should it prompt you to buy sooner than you’re ready? The Right Time Is Now In real estate, the right time is always now for someone. Is it the...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Identify Your Residence's Weaknesses
If you intend to add your residence to the real estate market, you should try to differentiate your house's weaknesses and strengths. That way, you can plan ahead for the home selling journey and make myriad house improvements before you list your residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you identify your house's weaknesses. 1....
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Interior Design Trends for 2020
Photo by Emre Can from Pexels The start of the new year means it’s time to focus on the latest interior design trends for luxury homes. Being familiar with these trends can help you determine what changes to make to your home if you’re planning to spruce it up. The following are some of the interior design trends...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Bring Your A-Game to the Homebuying Journey
The homebuying journey may be long and arduous, regardless of whether you're pursuing a house for the first time. However, if you bring your A-game to the homebuying journey, you can speed up the process of finding and acquiring your dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you bring your A-game to the homebuying...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Choose the Best Luxury Home Location
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay If you are ready to move into a luxury home. You'll find options in most locations in any state you desire. Before you choose, especially if you plan on moving to another state, you should first tackle some other questions. Work Do you need to keep working to enjoy the lifestyle you have...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Prioritize Your Listing for Millennial Buyers
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The home selling trends for 2020 are predicted to skew toward the millennial generation given the most recent statistics of age demographics. While the exact definition of millennial varies, the term usually refers to anyone born between 1980 and 2000 (give or take a few years in either direction). Given the relatively...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Presentation is Everything When Selling Your Home
The good news about selling your home is that everything does not have to be absolutely perfect to attract buyers! Although some prospective buyers may be sticklers for things like cleanliness, the condition of appliances, and the amount of available storage space, perfection is rarely a requirement. Since most house hunters are primarily focused on finding a house that...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Pick Up a Smart Home Gadget Without Breaking Your Budget
A smart home device may prove to be a great pick-up, regardless of the size or location of your house. Yet finding an affordable smart house gadget sometimes can be difficult. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to acquire economical smart home devices, such as: 1. Conduct an In-Depth Search for Budget-Friendly Smart Home Devices A...
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Posted on 03/26/2020
Another Property Sold - 32 Calvanico Lane, Staten Island, NY 10314
First time offered by original owners. Lovely townhouse in a very convenient location near West Shore Expressway and local and express buses.First floor features porcelain tile flooring and an open concept living room/dining room combo and eat-in-kitchen with stainless steel appliances and sliding glass doors to TREX deck and backyard. Second floor features master bedroom and second bedroom with vaulted ceilings, third bedroom with skylight and full bath with skylight and hardwood flooring throughout.Finished basement has tile flooring throughout and large family room with closet, second room with additional closets and three-quarter...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
Can an Outdoor Kitchen Make Your Home More Appealing to Buyers?
Photo by toddpharistx via Pixabay Today's home buyers are looking for ways to maximize their space and their enjoyment of that space. While having friends and family over to enjoy a meal out on the patio or a backyard BBQ has long been a favorite way of spending time with loved ones, it's frequently left the hosts separated...
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