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03 Apr

The Purpose Of Home Inspections: 2

Posted in Property on 03.04.10

home-inspectionsNow that we have talked a little bit about why home inspections are very important, the next step is going to be is making sure that you choose a home inspector that knows exactly what they are doing.  This is where your research is going to have to come in, for you are going to have to research the home inspector before you choose one.

You want someone that is going to be extremely qualified, experienced and of course professional.  You want to make sure that the home inspector does have testimonials from other clients that they have serviced, that way you know that you are getting a good inspector.

Finding the right home inspector can be difficult, however it is definitely necessary and certainly something that you should take caution whenever you are choosing!

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02 Apr

The Purpose Of Home Inspections: 1

Posted in Property on 02.04.10

house_inspectedWhenever you are purchasing a home, there are quite a number of things that you are going to want to make sure that you take into consideration and one of them is a home inspection.  While most people do not ever think about home inspections or getting their homes inspected before they buy them, it is actually a fantastic idea to do it.

In the next couple blogs, we are going to explore and look into home inspections and just why they might be a benefit to you.  For one, you want to keep in mind that whenever you get a home inspection, you know that the home you are getting into is going to be an investment – because the home inspector will tell you.

Stay tuned for the next blog, where we will talk about the home inspection process and what to look for in a home inspector!

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20 Nov

Why Screening Your Tenants Is Important: 1

Posted in Apartments, Renting on 20.11.09

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When you think about it – what is the most important thing to you when you are renting out your apartment or house?  Well, the screening process of finding the right tenant should be the most important thing.  This is a person that is going to be living in your home and they are not going to be supervised. 

That is why it is so important for you to screen any tenants that you have looking at the place and are serious about it.  There are some things that you can do to ensure that you find the right tenant for your home.  First, you want to look at their appearance – you want them to make a good impression on you, almost like they are interviewing for a job.

In the next blog, we will talk about some other things that you should be looking for when you are trying to find the right tenant.

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17 Sep

Increasing Your Chances of a Sale: 2

Posted in Real Estate on 17.09.09

real estate 2In a market like this, you are going to need to think outside of the box in order to keep buying and selling while your competitors are waiting for the housing crisis to end.  The same old tactics just are not going to work as well.

Open houses are great, but they cannot do that much if no one can afford the house you are selling.

You need to try a direct mail campaign as well.  Put yourself at the forefront with a personal touch.  If you send out birthday postcards and holiday greetings, people are going to remember you when they are finally ready to buy and sale.

Spruce up everything you can.  The more palatable a property looks, the more intrigued people will be.

Do not be too pushy.  You can be persistent without being pushy.  Don’t force anything, because that is going to scare potential clients away during a time like this.

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11 Sep

Dealing With Real Estate Scams: 1

Posted in Investing, Money on 11.09.09

Real Estate Scams

Falling into a real estate scam is something that many, many people do not think about.  With all of the get-rich-quick scams out there, it is no wonder that people are constantly getting themselves into debt.  Have you ever seen the infomercials at night boasting that you get make millions with no investment at all?  Well, I am here to tell you a little bit about those.

One thing that you should know is that these infomercials can do a lot of harm to you in beginning.  In the beginning stages of investing, you really do not know what works and what doesn’t yet – however you will end up wasting hundreds of dollars on old information.

To be honest … this usually discourages people from investing and they miss out on real estate that truly can make them a lot of money.  Let me help and walk you through these scams!

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13 Jul

Simple Ways to Spruce Up Your Property

Posted in Property on 13.07.09

paintingWhen you are preparing to sell your home, be it a house, a condo, an apartment, or any other piece of property, you are marketing something.  So, naturally, you have to make it palatable to potential buyers.  There are some hand tricks you can use which will allow you to do this quickly, efficiently, and affordably.

A little paint indoors can go a long way, for instance.  Sprucing up your rooms with a few coats of new paint will make the rooms look fresh and new.

Similarly, replacing rugs can do a lot to spruce up your property inside as well.  You should also make sure that there is no clutter out and about.  Everything needs to look open and clean.

Out of doors, landscaping is the key.  Making sure your lawn is impeccably mowed is the first step.  Planting flowers or even hanging them from your porch can do a lot of good as well.

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11 Jul

Green Homes Are Going Faster!

Posted in Condos, Property, Real Estate on 11.07.09

green-homes-1_7071Did you know that green homes are flying off the market in this day and age?  To be honest, eco-friendly activists are constantly trying to get the real estate market in shape and if you are trying to sell your home … just adding in a few eco-friendly touches can really make all of the difference.  Now, you are probably wondering exactly what you can do to make your home more sellable to the eco-friendly and green couple.

One thing that you can do is adding in eco-friendly bamboo flooring.  While bamboo flooring is slightly more in the money field, it is something that you can do that really adds a lot of charm to the home and truly does make it eco-friendly.  Another great addition is solar panels and energy-efficient appliances.  These two things are huge for the home buyer and it is something that a lot of home buyers are looking for.

Making your home a little greener will definitely make it sell faster and should really make it all around more appealing!

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