You’ve heard the stories and seen the ads. Perhaps you even know somebody who bought a home for pennies on the dollar at a foreclosure auction. You’re tempted by the opportunity to get more house for less money, but you’re not sure where to begin and you have a fear of the unknown. One of Gordon Gekko’s famous lines from the movie Wall Street rings true when it comes to buying a house at an auction, “the most valuable commodity I know of is information.” Well, this article will give you a great start on getting the information you need to get started and help you decide if this is in fact a good ... Click to Continue
Thin cracks along a concrete foundation may be the result of settlement in the concrete and not necessarily be a cause for concern? What you need to pay attention to is the shape and direction of the divide. Long, horizontal splits in the concrete could indicate pressure from the outside -- possibly from saturated soil -- that would need to be repaired. Norma ... Click to Continue
So I come from a very large family of 9 girls and 1 boy and as the younger one in the Fam I am often the "Go-To" Girl when it comes to moving one of my siblings from their home to another. Don't mind it at all, as long as there is a plan! Moving can be stressful and extremely overwhelming yet let me give you some pointers, since I have been through it a gazillion times! RULE #1: THIS IS CRITICAL, NOTICE THE CAPS......ALWAYS WEAR TENNIS SHOES! I recall moving my Brother in or out of college and I saw several girls wearing high heel shoes! Really! This isn't a beauty contest so think sensible! I am sure th ... Click to Continue
Selling your home can be a daunting task. You first have to decide is it the right time to sell? There are financial and emotional factors that you need to consider. Simply ask yourself why do you want to sell. At times people simple outgrow their home and there is just not enough room. Other times all the children have grown and Mom and Dad are left at home to maintain a 5 bedroom home and a few acres. Either way it is always a good idea to map out the Pros and Cons to your decision to move. If your house is too big it is always best to downsize which will help you save the wear and tear on your body t ... Click to Continue
The real estate market is very much profitable and safer when compared to other kinds of investing such as mutual funds, currency investing and buying silver or gold. Real Estate is always growing. There are tax breaks through the government for certain situations and loads of support for those who know where to look. If you keep reinvesting your money earned from real estate into another investment, you needn’t pay taxes on said profit. It gives you freedom with taxes where other investments do not. There are so many ways to make money in real estate; however one of your goals should be to establish cash ... Click to Continue
Learning more about Real Estate and the terms in which are used in the industry? It is time to educate yourself on what it all means. Below you will find a few "A" words that will help you out this week. A complete list of all real estate terms will be posted this week under our Helpful Hints Section so come back and check it out. Abatement  An official reduction or invalidation of an assessed tax value after the initial assessment.  The termination of a nuisance.  The correction of an u ... Click to Continue
Are you thinking about buying a home in a rural or suburban area? If so, you'll want to take a look at the United States Department of Agriculture's mortgage programs as you may qualify for them. In today's blog post we'll introduce the USDA Rural Development Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program, explain the benefits of this mortgage program and how to determine if you qualify. What is a USDA Mortgage Loan? The USDA mortgage program is one of a number of programs in which the federal government will guarantee a mortgage ... Click to Continue
So today I had the enjoyment of looking out my window on what appeared to be one of the most beautiful days in a long time...the sun was shinning and the birds were chirping and flying around with the joys of freedom! As I look in the distance I could see a family playing on the basketball courts enjoying the wonderful Sunday afternoon. In observing them for some time I saw the Father overpowering the horseplay by stealing the ball off of his young son who was so enjoying just dribbling around and attempting a shot here and there. The Father then kept shooting shot after shot as if he was the only one on t ... Click to Continue
- Are you a member of the Real Estate Institute?
- What is your guarantee as a Real Estate Agent?
- How many Commercial/Residential properties have you sold over the last 2 years and what was the time frame in which they sold?
- Can we cancel the listing if we're not happy?
- How many ... Click to Continue
I meet with a lot of great people in my line of work as a Real Estate Investor or Residential Redeveloper. Some people I meet want out of their home to downsize and save on bills, others need to get out before foreclosure hits and some just want to stop being a homeowner and rent. On the flip side I meet people who are looking to buy wanting to start a family and excited about the new journey in life of home ownership, etc. In either situation it is a wonderful opportunity for me to offer real estate solutions to fit their needs. The pressure of today’s economy has everyone second guessing exactly wh ... Click to Continue