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Ideal Home Size

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 Julia Vakulenko (October 01, 2008)  The size of a home that one should have affects every aspect of one's day-to-day life. How big or small a home one should have is determined by various factors chief among them being one's spending power as well as personal likes and dislikes. In addition, the size of the family that is expected to live there should be taken into consideration. A small home could mean a one room .. (Buying)

Choosing the Right Home

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 Stephen Cohen (October 01, 2008)  Putting aside whether or not buying real estate right now is a smart decision, those who choose to do so usually have to start off by determining what they can afford and then figuring out what they're looking for and where they'd like to live. There are countless property types to select from but in general the average family or individual chooses between a condominium and single .. (Buying)

Buying a Home - Know What You're Looking For

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 Andrew M Szalontai (September 30, 2008)  It is particularly crucial for prospective purchasers to have exhaustively thought of all the reasons why they want to buy a house. It is imperative that the buyer understand his needs well. The buyer must also learn about the different options available in the market. If you're buying a house, find out what is really essential to you and your family. Do not focus too much on the .. (Buying)

The Golden Secrets to Buying a Property in Spain

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 Nick Snelling (September 30, 2008)  Of course, like anywhere in the world, there are secrets to buying property in Spain. To know these is vitally important, particularly if you are thinking of relocating. Buying a holiday home is one thing, but buying when you intend making Spain your new permanent home is another matter altogether, because - to put it mildly - the stakes are very high. Without question, where and what .. (Buying)

DIY Home Inspection - How to Recognize and Inspect Foundation Problems

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 Gary Fuller (September 30, 2008)  The foundation walls are connected to the top of the footings. The purpose of a foundation is to carry the weight of the house structure down through the foundation to the footings. Whatever their construction, (concrete, brick, concrete blocks, etc. ), foundation walls crack because of lateral force, settling, heaving or uneven loads (more weight than designed on a specific section of . (Buying)

Home Sweet Home - Cheap Homes of Your Dream

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 William Dean (September 30, 2008)  Here are some tips to buy a home. There are a number of things a home buyers can do when buying a home to minimize the possibility of having a problem. You can make your contract offer subject to a inspection. You can ask the seller to sign an affidavit stating that to the best of his knowledge the permit was issued for the number of bedrooms the home has, or, alternatively, you can .. (Buying)

Inspect Your Potential Home's Surroundings Before You Buy

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 Ted Guarnero (September 30, 2008)  Consider the impact your neighborhood can have on your personal investment. You may wish to avoid neighborhoods that have a lot of elements that you don't want in your day-to-day life, like noisy partiers or run-down neighboring houses. The value of exploring the neighborhood before you buy and see if there are elements that may inhibit your enjoyment of your property cannot be .. (Buying)

List of Features You Need to Have Before Buying a Home

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 Eliza Maledevic (September 29, 2008)  Buying a home, there are a lot of things that you need to consider. It needs a lot of preparation and you should be prepared financially. Choosing to buy a home at Miami real estate market is one great option because there are vast of options that you can have on this market. When you think that you have enough money to buy a home, you should be careful in choosing which home to buy. .. (Buying)

Top 7 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Last 100 Days of 2008

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 R Barnes (September 29, 2008)  Any pro will tell you that the last quarter is the best chance for a real deal. This is especially true right now. 1- $7,500 tax refundable credit. The new housing bill allows 1st time buyers (no home in 3 years) a big juicy tax credit. If you earn more than 75k single or 150k joint then it begins a phase-out, otherwise this is awesome. Check with your tax preparer for your situation .. (Buying)

What to Look For in a Title Services Company

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 Regina R Rivard (September 29, 2008)  Whether you're a lender, realtor or other real estate professional, utilizing the services of a reputable title company is important to providing your clients with a smooth real estate closing. A title company should be able to provide you with all or any portion of the closing services, internet-based transactions, in-house transactions or anything else you need for your title service. . (Buying)

What Services Can You Expect From a Mortgage Processing Company?

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 Regina R Rivard (September 29, 2008)  For many mortgage brokers and loan officers, it can be overwhelming processing numerous clients’ loans. Because time is money and efficiency is the key, many brokers are turning to mortgage processing companies to increase business and keep overhead costs to a minimum. Processing loans is often one of the bigger overhead categories a broker can have to deal with. Between labor .. (Buying)

Understanding Title Services

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 Regina R Rivard (September 29, 2008)  Buying a property requires title services and there are a number of steps that must be taken in the process of securing a title and closing on your property. An order for title insurance is requested with a title officer who will respond to the request within 24 to 48 hours. The preliminary report is issued with a minimum of information and without identifying the buyer or the terms .. (Buying)

Understanding How Foreclosure Sales Work

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 Regina R Rivard (September 29, 2008)  A real estate short sale occurs when a lender agrees to accept less than the full amount due on the foreclosure property. Though it is a type of sale found in the real estate industry, not all lenders will accept short sales. If you are interested in selling your property by way of a short sale, there are a number of points that should be considered: Seek legal advice from a .. (Buying)

Closing More Loans Using the FHA 203(k)

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 Steven L. Jackson (September 29, 2008)  Real estate agents and home buyers are scrambling to adjust to today's real estate market which is filled with foreclosed homes that have suffered from disrepair and neglect. Most banks that own these foreclosed properties do not repair them. This means that many of these houses do not meet the minimum standards in order to qualify as acceptable collateral for most conventional loan .. (Buying)

First Time Real Estate Buyers to Get Tax Credit

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 Robbie Foglia (September 28, 2008)  With the home market slowing down in the wake of recent mortgage lender failures, the government has been contemplating different ways to jump-start the purchase of new homes, especially trying to attract first-time home owners. One method the government is initiating is a tax credit program for all first-time home buyers that make a home purchase before June 30th, 2009. Recently .. (Buying)

Living in the Village of Monee, Illinois

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 Alice Lane (September 28, 2008)  When one thinks of the state of Illinois one of the first cities they will most likely think of is Chicago. However, when someone thinks of the state of Illinois, the odds are pretty good that they aren't going to first visualize many villages within the state. Big cities and big businesses are the first thing that most people are first to associate with the state of Illinois. However, .. (Buying)

Living in Watseka, Illinois

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 Alice Lane (September 28, 2008)  If you were to walk down the street and ask people if they have ever heard of Watseka, a small city in the state of Illinois, the odds are pretty good that the majority of the answers would be no. Watseka is a small city approximately ninety miles south of Chicago. As of the year 2000 census Watseka had a population of approximately 5,700 residents. Watseka is a small town that lies .. (Buying)

Getting Your Desired Home in Tampa Real Estate Market

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 Eliza Maledevic (September 27, 2008)  The history of Tampa began when Col. George Mercer Brooke positioned his army post next to a Cuban fishing village at the opening of the Hillsborough River. Ever since then, Tampa has gone a long way; it truly began a city full of business. Gold Coast is some call Tampa because of its booming trade and industry in the year 1970's and 1980's. Other calls it the Sunny Coast because of its . (Buying)

Huntsville, Alabama - Home of Exciting Professional Baseball and Hockey Teams

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 Gregory McDivitt (September 27, 2008)  So you're considering moving to Huntsville, Alabama?  You're not alone.   Due to the decisions of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC), tens of thousands of people are expected to move to the Greater Huntsville Metropolitan Area in the coming few years.   Many of these will be military families directly affected by BRAC, and others will be the employees of .. (Buying)

North Cyprus Property Benefits - Why You Should Buy in North Cyprus

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 Vince Vivaldi (September 25, 2008)  Northern Cyprus property benefits are many. The real estate market in North Cyprus is in the beginning stages. This means that prices are at their lowest - and now is the time to get in before demand drives the prices up. Real estate is a lot like the stock market. The key is knowing when to buy and when to sell. Buy when the prices are low - sell when the prices are high. Real estate .. (Buying)

How Important Are Real Property Amenities?

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 Glenn Rigdon (September 25, 2008)  To appraisers and real estate agents amenities are those features that can make a real difference in real property value. Amenities include things like; city views, mountain views, golf course frontage, water frontage, water views, private roadway access and gated entries. Buyers want to own properties with many amenities. How much of a difference does an amenity make? The proverbial .. (Buying)

All About Old Houses

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 Joseph Devine (September 25, 2008)  People are drawn to older homes for many reasons: their beautiful design, rich history, and often spacious floor plans. It's true that a stately Victorian or Queen Anne house can make a wonderful home for all kinds of families, from newlyweds to college students to retirees. It is important, however, not to be swept away by the fantasy of living in a luxurious historic home. Any .. (Buying)

Looking For Home in a Real Estate Market

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 Eliza Maledevic (September 24, 2008)  Each of us desire to have their very own home, so if you wish to buy one, you have to think about some factors needed in order to have the best home you want. Buying a home doesn't mean you simply look for home and viola that's it. There are certain things that you need to do and settle to make sure you could acquire the home you want and need. Before going to the market in search for .. (Buying)

Purchasing Automobiles From Probate

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 Ron Mead (September 24, 2008)  Buying personal property from heir groups is a topic I get questions about quite frequently.  Specifically, I got a question last week as to whether you can buy cars from the estates. The answer is . . .  absolutely!   Once the Personal Representative has been appointed, he/she has the authority to act for the estate and can sell anything in the estate.  So, if the estate has a car . (Buying)

North Cyprus Property Market - What You Should Know

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 Vince Vivaldi (September 24, 2008)  Buying property in North Cyprus is a growing trend. And why not? The economy is great, the home prices are affordable, and the location is one of many people's dreams. Where else can you live on an island paradise in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea for around GBP 50,000? Sure, most homes won't be this cheap, but imagine if you were going to spend GBP 200,000 on a home in London, why . (Buying)

Why Buy Real Estate in North Cyprus - Benefits of Owning Property in a Mediterranean Paradise

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 Vince Vivaldi (September 24, 2008)  There are so many different places in the world to live. With all of the beautiful places and wondrous landscapes to choose from, you may wonder which location is best for you. North Cyprus, known as the Republic of Cyprus, is a great option for a home, a vacation home, or a great place to invest in property. Why buy real estate in North Cyprus? Well aside from the stunning views and .. (Buying)

North Cyprus Property - 5 Reasons to Buy

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 Vince Vivaldi (September 24, 2008)  Many people decide to buy property in North Cyprus. Why they do is completely up to them. However, if you're thinking about buying North Cyprus property, but aren't completely sure, we'd like to offer you five reasons to buy a home in this Mediterranean paradise. Reason #1: Affordability With homes starting as low as GBP 50,000, anyone can afford to buy a home or vacation property on .. (Buying)

USDA Rural Development - Last Loan Standing For 100% Financing

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 Jonathan Blackwell (September 24, 2008)  And then there was one. With the recent struggles in the mortgage and housing industries the availability of true no down payment programs have all but vanished. All, but vanished except for little known and little used program offered by the US Department of Agriculture and their Rural Housing Division. USDA Rural Housing Loans have been around for a while, but with all the easy money . (Buying)

Why Should I Buy Now? Now is the Time to Buy

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 George Hooper (September 23, 2008)  Everyone's dream a home of their Own. Yes it was always mine. When I was young I bought my 1st one, not cheap by standards today. It was the best deal I could have made at that time and still is. Now is the time to buy the home, You have always dreamed of. Why now!! You may ask. ‘'That is dumb, '’ Others may say. The market is falling apart. Yes Now!! Prices Will never go .. (Buying)

Buying Property in Turkey is a Priority For Investors

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 Dale Campbell (September 23, 2008)  If you're thinking of an overseas property investment, buying property in Turkey is an attractive option. In recent years Turkey has become a firm favourite with British holiday makers as there are direct flights between the two countries. The beaches are sandy, and both the weather and the Turkish people are warm and welcoming. Turkish food is renown throughout the world, such as .. (Buying)

How Well Do You Know Your House Styles?

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 Jerry Ciifford (September 23, 2008)  If you were in the market for a new home, would you know what style of home appeals to you? Perhaps a bungalow, a ranch or a grand Victorian or maybe a Georgian? Having a basic knowledge of architectural styles can really help to narrow down your choices and assist your realtor in helping you locate that perfect house. Take this little quiz to find out how architecturally savvy you .. (Buying)

Snellville Homes For Sale - 3 Tips to Help You Find the Perfect Home For Sale in Snellville GA

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 Max Suther (September 23, 2008)  Snellville Georgia is a small town located about forty miles northeast of Atlanta Georgia.  At the time of writing this article, there were about five hundred homes for sale in Snellville.  Finding the home that meets your needs and budget can be very difficult, but if you follow these three steps the process is much easier. Before contacting a real estate agent in Snellville, you .. (Buying)

Searching For a Home? Narrow Your Search to Save Time and Effort!

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 Brad Golik (September 23, 2008)  The internet has become a very valuable tool for individuals looking to buy a new home. With beautiful photos online it is easy to find homes that can be added to your “favorites" list of homes to go see in person. It can also help you save a ton of time by weeding out homes that don't stand a chance of you buying. Where is the best place to begin your journey? No question, the .. (Buying)

Beverly Hills Homes With A View

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 Luis Pezzini (September 23, 2008)  If you're considering buying a new home, or a mansion for that matter, the best place to look is obviously Los Angeles. Los Angeles offers the best luxury homes at an affordable price. When you live in Los Angeles, it is unlike any place on earth. In one day you can experience the beach, desert, and even snow! This area literally has everything to offer even warm weather nearly all year . (Buying)

Federal Housing Tax Credit Could Increase Home Sales

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 Julia Vakulenko (September 23, 2008)  The new Federal Housing Tax Credit could be just the boost the housing market needs to get homes moving again. The real estate industry, sellers, and buyers can all benefit from this tax credit. The legislation allows first time home buyers a tax credit of as much as $7,500. Homes that are purchased and close between April 9, 2008, and July 1, 2009 are eligible for the tax credit. The .. (Buying)

Buying a Property in Cyprus

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 Richard Bowles (September 22, 2008)  Especially in these times of uncertain property values in Britain, more and more people are considering buying overseas as a sensible option. Homes abroad are usually looked at by most people as some kind of luxury, but as an investment they can often produce high financial returns and whether it is for an investment, a holiday home or a residence for retirement, buying abroad today .. (Buying)

Why Now is the Best Time to Buy Property - A Contrarian View

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 Ross Taylor (September 22, 2008)  To me, one of the most interesting aspects of life is always hearing the contrarian view of things. I am not talking about holocaust denial or anything like that! Simply, the views of people who go against the grain and step out beyond our “two-party" view of life. One such person is Ajay Ahuja. Ajay is a successful property investor and public speaker. I have been on his email .. (Buying)

Homes For Sale That Suit Your Needs

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 Peter Shukla (September 22, 2008)  Looking for homes for sale is especially lucrative right now, since the real estate market has slowed down quite a bit. Equipped with the right information and education, as well as sufficient funds, the opportunities are available to make a great amount of money in a very short time frame Some people choose to sell and rent back their houses to get some quick cash. Although banks .. (Buying)

Financial Considerations When Buying a Home

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 Joseph Devine (September 22, 2008)  When you are preparing to buy a new home, you will want to carefully examine your financial situation to make sure that buying a home is the responsible thing for you and your family to do at a particular moment in time.  Not only will you need to conduct a thorough examination of your finances, but you should anticipate that a bank, or other lending agency, will also look at your .. (Buying)

Having the Perfect Home in a Real Estate Market

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 Eliza Maledevic (September 21, 2008)  Certainly, Sarasota is well known to be one of the greatest places for vacation. A lot of tourists love to go to Sarasota to enjoy the attractive and beautiful places and attraction here. Reasons why, others decided to purchase their second home in Sarasota real estate, other even their first homes. In Sarasota, you can find perfect white sand beaches, five star resorts, country clubs, . (Buying)

Common Home Defects

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 Michael Del Greco (September 21, 2008)  Common Defect One Fresh Paint: Home inspectors (unless working for Realtors) are not stupid. Fresh paint is frequently and usually applied to cover up another defect. Common Electrical Hazards: I have been to thousands of homes and can not tell you why or how some did not have a major electrical fire. Many have such poor wiring and lucky owners (no fire yet) that I feel like asking the . (Buying)

Questions to Ask During a Home Inspection

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 Michael Del Greco (September 21, 2008)  I'll start my list with questions I am never asked that I think are most important. First question you should ask is one that I have yet to be asked by any home buyer since 1993 despite having 7,000 or so clients. You should ask to see the inspectors state issued license or ID card issued by ASHI or a reputable home inspector organization. Please ask, I have been carrying those ID's in . (Buying)

The Benefits of Owning a House

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 Alice Lane (September 20, 2008)  When the time comes for a student graduating from college, one of the major decisions they face is where are they going to live now? While attending college some students simply stay at a dorm on campus. Other students might opt to live in an apartment with some friends nearby to the school. Other students may even choose to save their money and live at home with their parents while .. (Buying)

The Nudist Home Buyers

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 Julia Vakulenko (September 20, 2008)  When searching for options in real estate for the nudist, the home based community may be the last in a line of choices. Many communities shy away from a totally nude lifestyle for fear of placing children in an atmosphere that may be inappropriate for the youngest of residents. But, rest assured, there are real estate options out there for the nudist that can be undertaken on a part .. (Buying)

What Should You Consider When Buying Your First Property?

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 Susy Copus (September 19, 2008)  Firstly, know why you are buying your first property. Perhaps it is because you want your own space away from parents, family or flat-mates - you want your independence. You may want to enjoy your own style, hobbies, your way of living and not be compromised into fitting in with other people. You may want your privacy and have control over your own living space. Know what you want so .. (Buying)

Real Estate in Gurgaon is a Suitable Choice For Professionals

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 Martinez Collins (September 19, 2008)  The sprawling skyscrapers and mounting infrastructure has made Gurgaon real estate one of the best places to invest. The commercial properties in Gurgaon have grabbed the attention due to its estate boom. The place is housing to diverse world class malls due to availability of ample spaces that is required for corporate industry and its connectivity to Delhi. Aside commercial real .. (Buying)

A Review of Forest VA Real Estate

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 Brian Garvin (September 19, 2008)  There are several reasons one might consider learning more about the Forest VA Real Estate Market and why a Real Estate Buyer or Real Estate Seller could benefit a great deal. Forest VA is a city that is very rich in United States History and Style and is one of the older cities in the state. This city is the rural outskirts of Lynchburg, which is loaded with city attractions and .. (Buying)

Consider Alcudia Or Pollenca For Your Dream Mallorca Property

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 William Robert Wood (September 18, 2008)  There are many popular towns and villages around the island in which to buy Mallorca property. Many of them have a very individual appeal and so finding the best area to meet your exact requirements shouldn't be too difficult - whether you want mountains, beach front or golf clubs you will find a Mallorca property perfect for you! Alcudia is one such town which offers a little bit of .. (Buying)

What to Consider When Choosing a Majorcan Property

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 William Robert Wood (September 18, 2008)  There are a great number of towns and villages on the island in which to find your dream Majorca property, however most of the island doesn't come cheap! Where you choose to buy your Majorca property will depend on a number of factors. First and foremost is your budget - there's no point in looking at properties which cost €1 million if you only have a budget of €100,000 although .. (Buying)

Boston's South End Loft Buildings

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 Daniel Amodeo (September 17, 2008)  Boston's South End is one of the hottest real estate markets in the Downtown Boston area. There have been multiple loft developments constructed in the last few years, including the Art Block Lofts, Laconia Lofts, Wilkes Passge, Gateway Terrace, The Harrison, Dover Lofts, & The Modern. Art Block is one of the South End's most ultra modern luxury loft developments. These lofts are .. (Buying)




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