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Hot, Normal, and Cold Markets
Hot, Normal, and Cold Markets
Hot Market This is an extremely competitive market and is advantageous to the seller. Sometimes, homes will sell as soon as they are listed or even b...
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Land Contract
Land Contract
An alternative to a non-conforming loan is the use of a land contract, which is allowed in some states. A land contract is an agreement between a buye...
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Title Insurance Requirements for Insuring Trusts
Title Insurance Requirements for Insuring Trusts
In today’s world of busy probate courts and exorbitant death taxes, the living trust has become a common manner of holding title to real propert...
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Living Trusts
Living Trusts
Estate planners often recommend Living Trusts as a viable option when contemplating the manner in which to hold title to real property. When a propert...
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Insist on a Home Inspection
Insist on a Home Inspection
A professional home inspection protects both you and the buyer. It allows both you and the buyer the opportunity to learn about the property’s d...
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Avoiding Financial Stress
Avoiding Financial Stress
By asking the right questions, and knowing exactly what your needs are, you can find the right loan for you. There are certain approaches that you can...
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The No-Cost Thirty Year Fixed Rate Mortgage
The No-Cost Thirty Year Fixed Rate Mortgage
There really is no such thing as a no-cost mortgage loan. There are always costs, such as appraisal fees, escrow fees, title insurance fees, document ...
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Title Insurance - Where Does Your Dollar Go?
Title Insurance - Where Does Your Dollar Go?
Title Insurance: As a homebuyer, the term is probably familiar - but is it understood? What is your dollar actually paying for when you purchase a tit...
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Environmental Issues
Environmental Issues
When purchasing a piece of property, it is important to be aware of any environmental liabilities associated with it. For example, you should find out...
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Finding the Right Agent
Finding the Right Agent
Not all agents work the same way. The most important attribute of an agent is that he/she is well connected to the real estate industry. He/she should...
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Finding the Right Seller
Finding the Right Seller
The best seller is one who is highly motivated. A highly motivated seller is more likely to sell at a price that is less than his or her house is actu...
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Which ARM is the Best Alternative?
Which ARM is the Best Alternative?
How would you like a mortgage loan where you did not have to make the whole payment if you did not want to? Or would you like a loan with an interest ...
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Understanding Title Insurance
Understanding Title Insurance
What is title insurance? Newspapers refer to it in the weekly real estate sections and you hear about it in conversations with real estate brokers. If...
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Condominium and PUD Ownership
Condominium and PUD Ownership
Builders, in an effort to combat the dual problem of an increasing population and a declining availability of prime land, are increasingly turning to ...
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Making a Good First Impression
Making a Good First Impression
If you want buyers to be interested in your home, you need to show it in its best light. A good first impression can influence a buyer both emotionall...
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Use a Buyer's Agent
Use a Buyer's Agent
It’s important that you choose an experienced agent who is there for you. Your agent should be actively finding you potential homes, keeping you...
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The Advantages of Different Types of Mortgage Lenders
The Advantages of Different Types of Mortgage Lenders
WHAT KIND OF LENDER IS BEST? If you ask a loan officer, “What kind of lender is best?” the answer will be whatever kind of company he wor...
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Creative Financing
Creative Financing
Creative financing: You’ve heard of it, and, as a seller, the idea sounds pretty attractive. But, do you know everything you need to know about ...
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Mechanic’s Liens
Mechanic’s Liens
The Mechanics’ Lien law provides special protection to contractors, subcontractors, laborers and suppliers who furnish labor or materials to rep...
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Know Why You are Selling
Know Why You are Selling
If you know exactly why you are selling then it is easier for you to follow the right plan of action for getting what you want. If you are a seller w...
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