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Boise Real Estate Stats - How Much Are Buyers Paying?

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 Ben Janke (September 04, 2008)  When you are looking into a home purchase in the Boise real estate market, there is nothing more important than knowing your numbers. When it really comes down to it, the “asking" price from the sellers really doesn't matter that much. What Boise buyers really need to look at is the “sold" numbers in the market so they really know what price a property is selling for. You .. (Buying)

Five Tips to Help You Prepare to Buy Real Estate

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 Billings Farnsworth (September 04, 2008)  Are you thinking about investing in some Alabama real estate? How about New York or Las Vegas? Wherever you choose to put money down for an investment in some land or a home, there are some things that you'll want to consider to make sure that you're financially ready to take on the burden of a long-term mortgage. If you're thinking about buying real estate in the next year or so, here . (Buying)

Making Real Estate Accessible For Everyone - Working For Clients With Disabilities

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 Joshua Keen (September 04, 2008)  Good real estate agents know how to work with a diverse client base. Often this means working with people of different ages, cultures, and income levels. Occasionally, you also need to work with buyers who have special needs such as mobility issues and other medical concerns. These buyers may have a number of pre-existing conditions that limit not only their health and independence, .. (Buying)

Five Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent Before Hiring One

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 Billings Farnsworth (September 04, 2008)  If you're thinking of hiring a real estate agent to help you find your new home there are some questions that you should ask before you hire one to make sure that you can work closely with that agent and that you feel comfortable in that agent's ability to find the home of your dreams. Before you sign on with any real estate agent, make sure to ask these questions. Some questions are .. (Buying)

Mobile Home Real Estate Agents in Polk County, Florida

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 Robert Grazian (September 04, 2008)  Polk County, located in central Florida, offers a dizzying array of options for a mobile home buyer. As any mobile home real estate agent in Polk County will attest, the sheer number of mobile homes makes Polk County distinctive. With nearly four hundred mobile home parks, real estate agents have a lot of options to show a potential buyer. Whether you are looking for a small park model . (Buying)

Boise Real Estate Search Guide

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 Ben Janke (September 04, 2008)  There are thousands of homes sold in the Boise real estate market every year. There seems to be no shortage of homes, styles, options, and areas to look at, but there is always a challenge of finding a home that will work best for your lifestyle. The Boise market is complicated and seems to change weekly. That is because whenever a home is sold in Tuscany Subdivision in Meridian, it .. (Buying)

Additional Real Estate Expenses

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 Jennifer VanScoy (September 04, 2008)  When you are saving for your down payment, you will also need to save more money for the following expenses:   Home Inspections Professional inspections are a crucial element in the home buying process. Depending on the age and type of real estate property, inspections usually cost between $300-$800 so make sure to factor this into your budget. Inspections are definitely money well .. (Buying)

Is Costa Rica Real Estate Still Affordable?

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 Randy Berg (September 04, 2008)  Many publications (depending upon who they represent!) will represent that Costa Rican real estate is grossly overpriced and that there are really no “bargains" any longer. These so called “experts" will represent that prices in Dominical, Tamarindo, and Playa Flamingo and Papagayo have increased ten times in value and that the average sales prices is approaching prices in .. (Buying)

Working With Real Estate Agents

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 Erik Olson (September 04, 2008)  If you sell your goods or services to real estate agents, you need a steady stream of them to survive. The more people you have to market to, the better. Therefore, buying a list of real estate agents is a great idea to spur your business. But how do you know that you're getting the best bang for your buck? With an internet search for lists, you'll find several choices to pick from. .. (Buying)

Purchasing a Home and Getting a Loan

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 Eliza Maledevic (August 31, 2008)  Sooner or later, there comes a time that a person would feel the importance of purchasing a new home that it becomes so urgent it couldn't be postponed anymore. This is one of the main goals of individuals and families actually - to secure themselves and their future by having their own properties. Of course, there are a lot of locations for you in the country to choose from when it .. (Buying)

Reasons to Buy a Home

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 Pauline Go (August 19, 2008)  Generally, first-time home buyers have some questions regarding their dream home. While friends and family encourage buying a home, Homebuyers are always on a hitch in deciding whether buying a home is a right thing to do. Actually, the entire process will appear easier if first time home buyers know the advantages of buying a home. Here are some good reasons why first-timers should buy . (Buying)

Home Shopping Tips For First Time Home Buyers

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 Pauline Go (August 19, 2008)  Buying a dream home can be an arduous task sometimes, especially if an individual is buying for the first time. First time home buyers are generally surrounded with obvious questions about their dream home that make them quite nervous. Here are some home buying tips for first timers who are looking forward to spending thousands of dollars while making the most important financial .. (Buying)

How to Purchase a Property

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 Eliza Maledevic (August 18, 2008)  Whatever your status in life, there really come a time in a person's life when the desire to purchase a home can come very powerfully to you that it could be almost impossible to resist. Most especially when you no longer like the place where you live in, then you could really be seriously considering about moving elsewhere just to have a feeling of happiness, peace of mind and .. (Buying)

The Benefits of a Dordogne Property

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 Derek Rogers (August 18, 2008)  Situated in the Aquitaine region, the Dordogne is one of the largest departments in France (a department is the equivalent of a county in the UK) and its wondrous qualities set it apart from the rest. There are many benefits to buying a Dordogne property. From North to South and East to West the Dordogne offers breathtaking views as well as some hidden gems, not to mention the Dordogne . (Buying)

France's Little Secret - Property in Lot-et-Garonne

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 Derek Rogers (August 18, 2008)  In the corner of South West France, is a secret spot known as Lot-et-Garonne. The area is a little-known gem just beneath the picturesque region of the Dordogne. This is a tiny corner of France; only forty kilometres square in total but it offers some of the greatest benefits to living within the French countryside. The Times newspaper described this area as 'France in the raw'. Its .. (Buying)

To Buy Or to Rent in Today's Market

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 Julia Vakulenko (August 18, 2008)  It is a common knowledge that the current housing and real estate industry all around the world is experiencing a crunch. That is why many couples, families and individuals who have planned to acquire homes and residential properties are now temporarily stalling their purchase plans until the situation improves. While many real estate and homes are priced less costly, it can be .. (Buying)

The Real Estate Appraisal in a Declining Market

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 Ted Mazzei (August 18, 2008)  In today's declining real estate market lenders are reluctant to make loans for several reasons. But they need to make good loans to be able to sell the loan on the secondary market and also to stay in business. Therefore, real estate appraisals that accurately reflect the market today and trends in that particular area are scrutinized more critically than ever before for market value .. (Buying)

Take Advantage of Market Trends!

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 Lee Keadle (August 18, 2008)  It's a great time to buy real estate in Charleston right now. Four factors benefit home buyers in Charleston's real estate market: 1) Low interest rates - We're seeing interest rates in the 6% range. A lot of home owners are refinancing right now. Most of what you hear about refinancing in the news right now is related to adjustable rate mortgages. But, there are also a lot of people .. (Buying)

Bangalore - Discovering New Avenues

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 George Gonigal (August 17, 2008)  Real estate in Bangalore is witnessing a smooth growth in real estate sector. The city is exploring new growth avenues and corridors of development. Bangalore city is finding its satellite town which can act as a magnet attracting the bulk of population from Central Business District region. The city is facing the similar kind of problem like that of Delhi. Bangalore is also adapting .. (Buying)

Drop in Mumbai Suburb Prices - Hopes For Buyers

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 George Gonigal (August 17, 2008)  Owing to nil supply the property prices in the core areas of Mumbai are buoyant as ever. However, the suburban areas are witnessing a drop in prices by 10-20 percent. As the supply side is in excess the values of property are much less in the suburbs as compared to the main city. According to market research reports, while in Borivali, prices are likely to come down by 10 per cent, the . (Buying)

The Evergreen Real Estate Destination in Delhi - Lutyen's Zone

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 George Gonigal (August 17, 2008)  Even though Delhi real estate goes through a rough phase, the posh localities of Lutyen's zone continue to preserve the spirit of the capital city. The Lutyen's region comprising of areas like, Prithviraj Road, Amrita Shergill Marg, Aurangzeb Road, Golf link etc still sells like hot cakes. Delhi's posh localities command massive prices. Since, many families are living in these areas .. (Buying)

Delhi's New Must-Have Address - Common Wealth Village

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 George Gonigal (August 17, 2008)  After the much desired localities of Lutyen's Delhi the new most sought after residential address in Delhi is the Common wealth games village. The village covers about 27 acres, and offers over 1,150 apartments for sale. The residential structure being developed by Emaar MGF is considered to be a ray of hope for the otherwise sinking market of Delhi properties. The village offers 2 - 5 . (Buying)

Financial Tips Before Buying a New Home

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 Sarah Reece (August 17, 2008)  Tax breaks and having a tangible investment are only some of the incentives attributed to purchasing your own home. There are plenty of reasons to choose buying a new home over renting. After you've decided that buying a new home is the right plan for your life, here are some things to consider before launching this grand investment. Whether or not you can afford a house is an .. (Buying)

The First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit - How it Works

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 Nick Piscitelli (August 17, 2008)  Well, the market is all abuzz over the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008's new $7,500 Federal Tax Credit for First Time Home Buyers. And well it should be! Right now, buyers should be out there buying! Rates are low, there is an excessive amount of inventory to choose from, and with this new tax credit it is clear that the time to act is NOW! But everyone seems to have a .. (Buying)

Factors in Buying a Second Home

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 Karen Bellas (August 17, 2008)  Purchasing a second home or ‘vacation’ home is very much like buying your primary residence. As far as lending goes, you will supply the exact same documentation as your primary home loan. However, there are a few differences that a buyer should learn if they are searching for a second place in which to live part-time. Recognize a Lender's Definition of a Second Home Your .. (Buying)

Olympics and the Chinese Real Estate Market

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 Julia Vakulenko (August 16, 2008)  Fortunes come to hosts of the Olympic Games. That is the reason why China has particularly been active to pursue its goal of hosting the games. Beijing knew that if it could secure the rights to stage the game in 2008, it will underpin and seize more opportunities. In this time when the Chinese economy is quickly gaining pace, the 2008 Olympics is formally highlighting the strength of .. (Buying)

Buying a Home - Where Do I Start?

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 Kelly Lee (August 15, 2008)  Buying real estate can be a very confusing process as you start considering the purchase of a home. It is likely the biggest financial decision the average American makes in a lifetime. In Hawaii, the median price for a condominium is $330,000. That is a nice chunk of change to plop down on the table for an 800 square foot, 30 year old condominium. That is in central Oahu. If you would .. (Buying)

Egypt Attracts British Property Buyers

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 Frank Crowley (August 14, 2008)  Arguably, Egypt offers the best property investment opportunities in Africa for the British property buyers. Consider this. A rich history as a testament to The Great Pyramids and Sphinx; the remains of ancient civilization along the legendary Nile River; proximity to Europe (approximately 5 hr. flight from London); the modern architecture of the latest constructions in the country, .. (Buying)

Surf Real Estate - Surfing Beaches are Hot Property in Baja

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 Rachelle Fuentes (August 14, 2008)  Surfing Vacations Surf real estate in Baja is a very viable investment option for those who regularly surf or who have taken it up as a profession. Riding the untamed waves from the Pacific Ocean can be an exhilarating experience. There is no scarcity of beaches in the Baja peninsula offering different challenge levels to the surfers. Buying a surf real estate can be a risky business .. (Buying)

What's the Point! (In 'Paying Points' in a Mortgage Transaction)

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 Jennifer Wiatrowski (August 14, 2008)  Q. What is a ‘point’ and does it make sense for me to ‘pay points’ to get a lower interest rate when obtaining home financing? A. As a loan officer, this is a question I am often asked. All too often in this industry- the answer is- it depends. What does it depend on? It depends on your personal situation and your personal financial goals. Let's start with the .. (Buying)

Prices Rise For Condos Over $750K in Downtown San Diego

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 Mark Mills (August 14, 2008)  Every buyer of a condo in downtown San Diego wants to know how much prices have come down lately and how much they can negotiate off the asking price. There is no blanket answer that applies to the entire downtown condo market. Downtown San Diego has many micro markets between the eight different neighborhoods and even within different price segments. Before we get into pricing lets .. (Buying)

Costa Del Sol Property - A Buyer's Guide

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 Robert Grigg (August 14, 2008)  To put it simply. . . Costa del Sol is a paradise. With thousands of kilometers of golden Mediterranean beaches, a slow and easy lifestyle, and more sun in a summer than most countries see in years, it's no surprise that the Costa del Sol has become a real estate hotspot. If you're thinking about buying a Costa del Sol property, you may have heard from those who have gone before that .. (Buying)

Home Sweet Home - Buying Versus Renting

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 Adam Singleton (August 14, 2008)  To buy or not to buy a place to call home is the question on many people's minds when they reach a certain point in life. If you have a good job, you're settled in one place and can see yourself staying there for the foreseeable future, so would it be more beneficial to take out a mortgage or continue to rent? Largely, the answer often depends on the person; you may have different .. (Buying)

Why Buy Property in Egypt?

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 Frank Crowley (August 14, 2008)  Egypt is probably one of the most exciting destinations in the world to holiday in. Just when a person feels that there is nothing more to be seen in Egypt, they are shocked to discover more. 90% of the Egypt attractions are lined up along the Nile River and the mystical past and present of the country is something to be seen to be believed. There is a vast wealth of religious history .. (Buying)

Tips For Shopping Online For a House

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 Julia Vakulenko (August 14, 2008)  When you have finally decided to go and buy a house of your very own, hold your horses and do a little market research of your own. That's opposed to totally entrusting yourself and your valuable money in the hands of a complete stranger would be a much better idea. Looking through local listings on the internet is not a geeky thing to do rather it's the smarter way of shopping for .. (Buying)

9 Stages of Buying a House

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 M James (August 13, 2008)  You've found your dream home, and had your offer accepted, what happens next? As purchasing a house is likely to be the biggest investment you'll ever make, it is important to ensure that the right legal processes are followed in order that you can move in at the earliest opportunity and with as little problems as possible. 1. Preliminary Matters Once you have instructed a solicitor to . (Buying)

Snapshot - Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 - 1st Time Homebuyer Tax Credit Info

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 Shannon Luscher (August 13, 2008)  Let's start with the basics. The who, when & what! Who's Eligible? 1st-time Home-buyers only. This means that neither the purchaser nor the purchaser's spouse may have owned a principal residence in three years prior to the purchase. When Is It Effective? Purchases on or after April 9, 2008 until the feature terminates before July 1, 2009. Thus, it doesn't matter if you signed the .. (Buying)

Jackson Hole Slopeside Properties

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 Caroline Kelm (August 13, 2008)  Imagine being on your last ski run, and heading down the mountain straight to your slopeside residence. You take off your boots, kick up your feet, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while watching the skiers come down the mountain. There are many places where you can achieve this by owning property slopeside next to the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village. One of the many .. (Buying)

Buying a Home? Think of Ditching the Car

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 Marci McFarland (August 13, 2008)  We can't get away from the fact that high oil prices are going to seriously impact our ability to use cars for transportation. Buying a house in a walkable neighborhood will help you cut down on gas, improve your health and help your environment. If you're a cyclist, you can still afford to live in suburbs close to your place of work and necessary amenities. The bottom line is that the .. (Buying)

Big Guide For First Time Home Buyers

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 Jessica Donnovan (August 13, 2008)  So you have decided to buy your first home and off to the right start, but is your decision an informed one? First and foremost, home buyers should be aware of the pitfalls out there when buying a home not to mention being knowledgeable and realistic about what you are getting, before you sign any piece of paper. That is of course unless you have more money than you know what to do with . (Buying)

Sweat the Small Stuff When Buying a Home

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 Julie A Broad (August 13, 2008)  A man walks into a condo sales office and buys four units within a condo building. It sounds like a joke without a punchline, but there was a punch for this Irish investor buying in Sydney. One of the units doubled in value by closing time, two units had a small increase, and the fourth actually decreased in value. As I sell my condo in North York (Toronto), and sniff and sob over the .. (Buying)

Home Buyers Use Escrow For a Secure Transaction

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 Karen Bellas (August 13, 2008)  What is escrow? Escrow is an arrangement between a seller and buyer in which a third party will hold money or documents, then dispense them according to instructions on which both parties have agreed. What this means in simple terms is that a title company officer holds on to the moneys and the deed to the property, until the conditions that the buyer and seller agreed on have been met. . (Buying)

Welcome to Austin

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 Joseph Devine (August 13, 2008)  When Austin, TX began as a small settlement named Waterloo, no one could have predicted the amazing growth this city would experience. The first of many population booms occurred when this small town was named the capital of Texas and given its current name in 1839. Before long the population had soared to around 850 people. Since then, the city's population has doubled approximately .. (Buying)

Ideas on How to Start in Getting a New Home

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 Eliza Maledevic (August 12, 2008)  After getting married, couples usually wish to have their own home. But getting home from Miami Beach real estate market is not that easy. It needs a lot of perseverance and money to get your own home. For newly wed usually they don't have enough idea where to start and what are the things that they need to know to have your own house. If you have enough savings on the bank getting .. (Buying)

How a Home Inspector Can Save You Time and Money on Your New Home

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 Andy Desantil (August 12, 2008)  The time and effort it takes to finally arrive in your new home can be stressful enough without the added anxiety of dealing with unexpected problems after you move in. Failing to take the time to assess the physical condition of a new home is a recipe for disaster. Unexpected repair costs can be crippling to a family on a tight budget. Home inspectors can better inform you of your .. (Buying)

Is Buying a Real Estate Short Sale the Right Thing to Do?

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 James Boyer (August 12, 2008)  The real estate short sale, what is it, why would a home seller want to do this, why do the banks agree to this, and is it worth your while to try to purchase a home this way? A real estate short sale is when someone wishes to sell their home but more the mortgage balances are higher than the amount one could reasonably expect the home would sell for. This can happen for many reasons .. (Buying)

How to Buy Property in Costa Rica Without a Real Estate Broker

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 Randy Berg (August 12, 2008)  1. Be as close to positive as you can be that the AREA you are choosing is the one for you. Does it “feel right"? 2. Medical. . . if you need to be near medical facilities or other professional services , make certain of their location. Do not assume that the specialist you need will be available at a medical clinic. 3. Shopping. If you enjoy browsing, window shopping or just .. (Buying)

Buying a New Home - Know What You Want First

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 Jim Baker (August 12, 2008)  Getting ready to move? These are tough times indeed if you are looking to sell your house. Whether you're preparing for a local furniture removal, or are in need of understanding how an interstate furniture removal or interstate backload process works, or simply just need advice on handling your finances, this article will help you better understand your situation, with knowledge that .. (Buying)

A Furniture Removalist's Observations on Buying a New Home

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 Jim Baker (August 12, 2008)  As a professional furniture removalist, we observe some great and some not-so-great arrangements that people make when buying a new home. Similarly, if you're getting ready to move, you've probably been contemplating on whether to do the local or interstate furniture removal yourself, or to hire a professional moving team instead. (If you are moving interstate, whether you need a .. (Buying)

Is it Possible to Purchase an Aventura Real Estate Property at a Lower Price?

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 Vanessa A. Doctor (August 12, 2008)  Every homebuyer in the world would always aim to purchase their real estate property at a lower price. In fact, these individuals would go to extreme length to get an ideal property at a price that will fit perfectly with their budget. But there may come a time that looking too much on the digits will make you forget to pick a quality one for your needs. This ended with a lot of .. (Buying)




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