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Updated: Sunday, April 30, 2017


Three Big Things Homebuyers Are On The Look-Out For
Written By: Realty Times Staff

As a seller, you have a lot more control in pleasing buyers than you think. If you start the selling process by learning what buyers really want, you can prepare your home to come as close to their dreams as possible.Here are the five biggest turn-ons for homebuyers and what you can do to please buyers.Curb AppealYou only get one chance to make ...


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Homeowners: Should You Stay or Should You Go?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Should I stay or should I go. Its not just an anthemic line to a >Its a conundrum. So much so that its even spawned the popular show on HGTV called Love It or List It, where owners of a problem pad fight over whether to remain in their home with the help of a sizable budget and a skilled reno team or move to something else."Families evolve, whet...


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The Definitive, No-Fail Way To Pick A Neighborhood Youll Love
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Nothing stinks more than finding a home, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, moving yourself your family your pets and all your stuff, and ending up with buyers remorse. Especially if youre >Check the listsWhether youre looking to move across the country, the state, or the city, moving away can be an overwhelming proposition. Local real e...


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Are Your Pets Soiling Your Chances of Selling Your Home?
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Pets are often so loved by their owners that they are allowed the run of the house. At their worst, doggie and kitty dictators mark their territory with pungent odors and unsightly stains.When you love these little furry friends, its hard to realize how much these pets may be hurting your marketing efforts in selling your home. If you are like m...


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7 Questions to Ask Before Designing Your New Kitchen
Written By: Yanic Simard, Houzz

Addressing these details when planning your kitchen will ensure a smoother project with more personalized >Some of the questions you ask when planning a new kitchen are obvious, such as, "Do I want white cabinets or wood?" and "Do I want stainless steel appliances?"But there are many design decisions that you might not even know to consider unti...


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The Homeowner Associations Future Forecast
Written By: Richard Thompson

Preparing for and overseeing a homeowner associations finances are perhaps the most important board responsibilities. It takes money and careful planning to maintain and preserve common area property. One of the best forecasting tools is a "reserve study" is needed to identify common element components, their useful lives and cost of repair or r...


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Home Inspection: Yes; Escalation Clause: Maybe
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question: My wife and I are house hunting. A friend told us that the market is hot, and there are very few house available for a large number of potential buyers. We were advised to consider including an escalator clause in any contract we present to a seller. And if there is an escalation clause, how do we deal with the amount of the loan we pl...


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Real Estate Professional Dana Roberts Makes Second Donation In The Agent With Heart Program To The Hope For Paws Animal Rescue Organization
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Las Vegas, NV April 24th, 2017 -- PinRaise, the company that connects real estate agents with local clients and nonprofits, announced today that Ms. Dana Roberts, of Coldwell Banker Residential Irvine, recently closed a transaction and made a special donation to the Hope for Paws animal rescue organization on behalf of her client."This is Dana R...


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Federal Sentencing Guidelines Have Relevance To Real Estate Brokers
Written By: Bob Hunt

Recently we wrote of the fact that many real estate companies who proclaim that ethics is highly important to them, do not in fact show that to be the case. Few companies have a program that seeks to reinforce the values that they proclaim. More than a few Realtors -- both brokers and agents -- have expressed to me that the whole notion of havin...


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Clever Tips To Make Painting Your Home Easier
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Painting is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to transform a space. But it can also be a hassle, what with all that taping and prepping and cleaning up. These clever tips can make it easier. Fun, even. That might be a stretch.Wrap it upOne of the most painful tasks associated with the painting is having to clean up at the end of the da...


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7 Ways To De-Stinkify Your House For A Showing
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Your stinky house isnt making any friends. And if youre trying to sell that house, its certainly not convincing any lookers to become buyers. You may think your house smells like roses and baby kisses, but, trust us. Everyone thinks that.The truth is that every day smells can get past most of us. You might not realize that the cat box is giving ...


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Family Friendly Kitchen Ideas
Written By: Realty Times Staff

It can be easy to get carried away in the kitchen. And were not talking about cooking.This area is typically the most used, most coveted, and most expensive part of the house to deck out. And if you have kids, extra measures might need to be taken in order to create a kitchen that is family friendly and still as sexy as you want it to be.Whether...


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Making Your Home More Energy-Efficient
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Your home is your place to rest, play, and spend time with your family. It should be a place of comfort, and this comfort need not come at a high cost. Many homes, however, waste a lot of energy in ways that can be prevented. Here are five ways to make your home more energy-efficient.Replace or Weatherize All WindowsWindows are one of the bigges...


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Paying For College? Why Your House Can Be A Windfall
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Some of us are deep in the land of college tours and scholarship research and trying to learn all we can about how to get our kids into their preferred school, and pay for it without having to pack up and live with them in their dorm. And, by "some of us", I mean Yours Truly. And by "deep in," I mean sinking into a world of confusion and despair...


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Ask the HOA Expert: Contacting A Director On The Board
Written By: Richard Thompson

Question: I am having trouble contacting the individual directors on the board of directors. The HOA president says there are "privacy issues" to giving out phone numbers or email addresses. Ive asked our property manager and I get the same response. I thought that as a homeowner I have a right to directly contact my board members.Answer: All me...


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To Avoid Contract Disputes, Itemize Items That Convey
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question. We have signed a contract to buy a house. When we first saw it, before signing the agreement, there were two refrigerators. One was in the kitchen and one was in the basement. The real estate agent told us that both refrigerators would stay with the property. Settlement is scheduled for next week, and we have now been told that the bas...


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Build A Deck For Backyard Appeal
Written By: Andrea Davis

Outdoor appeal is a key piece to the home selling process. What better way to increase the exterior appeal than having a beautiful deck? Decks are living, natural additions that effectively blend into the landscape while adding extra entertaining space for less money than a porch or addition.Need more convincing? Here are some of the key advanta...


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What You Can Do At Home To Help Stop Climate Change
Written By: Jim Adair

Canadas National Research Council recently launched a new initiative to address the impact of climate change.The agency is upgrading building codes, specifications, guidelines and assessment tools. It plans to >The 40 million project has the "potential to have a profound impact on the Canadian construction industry and on the future of buildings...


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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Three Big Things Homebuyers Ar...
As a seller, you have a lot more control in pleasing buyers than you think. If you start the...

Homeowners: Should You Stay or...
Should I stay or should I go. Its not just an anthemic line to a >Its a conundrum. So much s...

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