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12 STEPS TO NAIL THE PROPERTY LISTING PRESENTATION AND GET THE CONTRACT

Try these 12 steps to nail the listing from appointment to contract signing. While these are tried and true steps to get a listing, you can also use your creativity and play more to the individual seller. Keep in mind that as a general rule, sellers […]

By |May 17th, 2016|

SAVE MONEY THIS WINTER WITH THESE HOME ENERGY-EFFICIENT HEATING OPTIONS

Solar Energy System

Solar panels composed of photovoltaic cells installed on your roof collect solar energy from both direct sunlight and ultraviolet radiation. Once the panels are warmer than the air in your home, a fan is activated that blows air […]

By |December 5th, 2015|

UNDERSTANDING THE SUBPRIME MORTGAGE CRISIS

SUBPRIME MORTGAGES GONE WILD

Prime mortgages are at the best interest (prime) rates for buyer’s credit and are given to those with good credit with the rate depending on Fico scores and other factors. Subprime mortgages are mortgages given to homebuyers whose credit is inferior. Often buyers obtaining subprime mortgages do not […]

By |August 6th, 2015|

THINGS CONTRACTORS WON’T TELL YOU (BUT YOU HAVE TO KNOW)

 Do Not Have Appropriate License

As in any job, there are good and bad contractors. That’s why almost all […]

By |May 25th, 2015|

IS WOMEN’S LIB BACK? SINGLE WOMEN FLEXING THEIR HOME-BUYING POWER

Could women’s lib be back, if a bit undercover? Studies show that single women are flexing their buying power and purchasing homes while couples are buying in fewer numbers. Unmarried buyers are increasing in numbers while women buyers have been double that of men since the 1990s. Younger women today are making more than their male counterparts in larger cities, but this is not so true for older women. Dynamics have changed for a variety of reasons, such as more females graduating from college and less traditional male occupations (e.g,, construction).

Real estate agents note that female buyers […]

By |April 4th, 2015|

LAND-BUYING STRATEGIES 101

You want to buy a piece of land to build a custom home. That’s great, but do you know what you are doing? Think it’s easier than home buying? Not necessarily, as many different factors arise. Use these land-buying strategies to ensure you purchase the right parcel for your home.

Check Zoning

How a parcel is zoned is important to current and future use. Check city, county and state zoning as applies to the parcel. Review the zoning restrictions. Ask the appropriate parties about any plans to change zoning that may impact your home-building plans. Likewise, know who has already purchased property […]

By |February 28th, 2015|

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