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Updated: Thursday, July 27, 2017


7 Reasons To Stop Renting Today
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Still renting? You must have a good reason. Although, were not really sure what it is. With rents continuing to rise across the country, interest rates staying around historic levels, and new loans lowering down payment requirements, it just makes sense to take the leap to homeownership. Maybe youve got terrible credit and dont want to take the ...


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5 Ways Telecommuters Can Reduce Household Energy Use
Written By: Realty Times Staff

As someone whos devoted to reducing their homersquo;s carbon footprint, youre likely already adhering to some of more common suggestions. Case in point: You turn off the lights when you leave a room. Youve purchased blackout window shades. And youve made sure not to set the A/C too high during those hot, summer months.While you may want to boost...


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Critiquing The 15-Year Home Loan
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question. I bought my first home in the early 2000s when interest rates were much higher then now, and got a fixed, 30 year loan for 6.25 percent. This is a small condominium unit. I am 50 years old and will need to work at least 15 years to be eligible for retirement.For some time I have been wondering if I should consider getting a 15-year mor...


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Real Estate Professional Dana Roberts Makes Donation to Childs Play on Behalf of Her Clients Through the Agent with Heart Program
Written By: Realty Times Staff

PinRaise, the company that connects real estate agents with local clients and nonprofits, announced today that Dana Roberts of Coldwell Banker Residential in Irvine, California, recently closed a transaction and made a special donation to Childs Play on behalf of her clients, Adam Hart and Courtney Knapp."Having Dana Roberts as a partner in givi...


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Canadian Housing Policies Could Hurt Economy, Analysts Warn
Written By: Jim Adair

Recently the provincial government in Ontario and Canadas federal government implemented housing policies designed to slow down the housing market in the Greater Toronto Area and put the brakes on climbing levels of household debt. The measures have worked, at least in the short term, as the real estate market in Toronto took a breather.But a pr...


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Real Estate Recovery Account Is Useful, Though Limited
Written By: Bob Hunt

Many people have learned that it is one thing to go to court and obtain a judgement against someone; to collect is quite another matter. The legislature and the Bureau of Real Estate BRE know this too, and that is why the Recovery Account, often referred to as the "recovery fund", was established.The BRE states it this way: "The Recovery Account...


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Real Estate Professional Michelle Ratajczak Makes Generous Donation to the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund on Behalf of Her Clients
Written By: Realty Times Staff

PinRaise, the company that connects real estate agents with local clients and nonprofits, announced today that Michelle Ratajczak of All/Pros in Virginia Beach, Virginia recently closed a transaction and made a donation to the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund on behalf of her clients, Erick and Stacy Sweimler."We are so appreciative of Michelles continu...


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Curb Appeal Problems And Easy Ways To Fix Them
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Just how important is curb appeal? Real estate industry legend Barbara Corcoran has said, "Buyers decide in the first eight seconds of seeing a home if theyre interested in buying it." What are buyers going to see in the first eight seconds after driving up to your place?If youve walked around the perimeter of your house recently, youve probably...


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Cant Sleep? Why Your House Might Be To Blame And What You Can Do About It
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Not being able to get sufficient sleep isnt just annoying. Beyond making you grouchy and causing you to yawn all day, it can threaten your immune system, impact your memory, and injure your back. There are a number of potential reasons for your sleeping issues, but your house probably isnt helping. With a few fixes, you may be sleeping soundly i...


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Real Estate Professional Fran Bakst Makes Her Agent with Heart Donation Debut with a Donation to the National Drowning Prevention Alliance Inspires Client to Give Back, Too
Written By: Realty Times Staff

PinRaise, the company that connects real estate agents with local clients and nonprofits, announced today that Fran Bakst of Realty ONE Group in Mission Viejo, California recently closed a transaction and made a special donation to the National Drowning Prevention Alliance on behalf of her client, Oscar Oo."Fran Bakst is a recent agent to join o...


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Real Estate Professional Kristina Vanderpool Makes Her Agent with Heart Donation Debut
Written By: Realty Times Staff

PinRaise, the company that connects real estate agents with local clients and nonprofits, announced today that Kristina Vanderpool of Century 21 Fairway in Apple Valley, California recently closed a transaction and made a special donation to Hope for Paws on behalf of her client, Kellie Farris."Kristina Vanderpool is a new agent to our program, ...


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How Technology is Changing the Way Real Estate Leaders do Business
Written By: Janet Case

In recent years, real estate developers, builders, and brokerages have been faced with rapidly changing social, demographic, and technology realities, and all of which have had an enormous impact on how the real estate industry markets and sells both listings and new developments.The combination of changes in technology and the speed of social m...


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Nathan Grace Real Estate Is Hosting An Open House Extravagaza You Dont Want To Miss
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex: Nathan Grace Real Estate, a boutique real estate company dedicated to the client, community and industry, is blowing the top off the traditional open house format with a massive 22-home open house extravaganza on Sunday, July 23rd from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.Prospective buyers will be welcomed to these beautiful homes sprinkle...


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8 Aerial Views of Popular American Housing Patterns
Written By: John Hill, Houzz

Even before Google allowed anybody with an Internet connection to see a satellite view of anyplace on the globe, I loved looking at books with aerial photography. A few favorites that focus on natural and human-made landscapes of the United States are Alex S. MacLeans Designs on the Land: Exploring American from the Air, Dolores Haydens and phot...


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Maintaining Your Hot Water Heater
Written By: Sarah Kellner

Water heaters generally have a lifespan of 8-12 years, but as with anything, the better care you take of it, the longer it will last. There are several easy "set it and forget it" tips that you can use with your water heater, like keeping the thermostat at 120 degrees, and always maintain two feet of clearance around the appliance. You can also ...


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Is This The Ultimate Example Of What Not To Do When Listing Your House For Sale?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Theres a new home listing thats been making the Internet rounds this week, and its a must-see for anyone who is selling their house, considering selling their house, or just wants to do a little point-and-stare. Oh, and for mannequin lovers. Let us explain.The house in question is a large, gated estate on Jones Creek in the desirable Houston-are...


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Maintaining Your Hot Water Heater
Written By: Sarah Kellner

Water heaters generally have a lifespan of 8-12 years, but as with anything, the better care you take of it, the longer it will last. There are several easy "set it and forget it" tips that you can use with your water heater, like keeping the thermostat at 120 degrees, and always maintain two feet of clearance around the appliance. You can also ...


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Mortgages: When You Are In Financial Trouble
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question: We have owned our house for many years, and currently owe several months of mortgage payments. The equity in our house is somewhere in the neighborhood of 80-90,000, but since I lost my job recently, I can neither make the mortgage payments nor do I want to move somewhere else. I have heard about a deed in lieu, but do not understand h...


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Thursday, July 27, 2017

7 Reasons To Stop Renting Toda...
Still renting? You must have a good reason. Although, were not really sure what it is. With ren...

5 Ways Telecommuters Can Reduc...
As someone whos devoted to reducing their homersquo;s carbon footprint, youre likely already ad...

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