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Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2018


Are Investments in Temporary Rentals a Good Investment?
Written By: Edward Brown

Rather than attempting to garner a month to month tenant or a longer term lessee, some real estate investors have been looking at a model wherein they forgo the security of known monthly rent in exchange for the hope of higher income per month by renting to vacationers on a short term basis. This type of rental is especially the case in popular ...


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The Three Government-Backed Home Loan Programs
Written By: David Reed

VA LoansVA loans are available to a select group of borrowers. Those borrowers are veterans, active duty personnel with at least 181 days of service, National Guard and Armed Forces Reserve members with at least six years of service and un-remarried surviving spouses of those who have died while serving, or as a result of a service->FHA LoansFHA...


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4 quot;Big Regretsquot; to Avoid When Buying a Home
Written By: PJ Wade

bull; Fear that this is ldquo;the wrong timerdquo; to buy has kept many would-be homeowners on the sidelines and unnecessarily out of equity-building markets.bull; Fear of buying the ldquo;wrong real estaterdquo; can take many forms: fear of buying the wrong location to gain status or long-term value appreciation, the wrong size for family dynam...


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The Best Black Friday Deals for Home
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

65" Sharp 4K Roku Smart TVmdash;Walmart, 398There are tons of great deals on TVs this year, but if yoursquo;re looking for a big one without a big spend, this 65rdquo; Sharp TV from Walmart is your winner. ldquo;The best TV we found to fit a 500 budget is this 65" Sharp 4K Roku TV from Walmart, where its a Doorbuster,rdquo; said Bradrsquo;s Deal...


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2018 NAR Profile Can Help Agents to Find Buyers and Sellers
Written By: Bob Hunt

87 of buyers used an agent in purchasing their home. That number has increased steadily since 2001 when the figure was 69. 6 of buyers purchased directly from a builder, and 7 bought directly from an owner. Of the 87, how did they find their agent?Not a lot of ldquo;agent shoppingrdquo; takes place among buyers. 68 interviewed only one agent, 18...


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Dos And Donts For Painting Your Bathroom Cabinets
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Do: Get a paint sprayer: A paint sprayer will give you the cleanest, most professional look. You can buy a pretty basic unit for under 100, but for about the same cost, you can rent one for the day and get a much better version.Dont: Fret if a paint sprayer isnt going to work out. A foam roller and brush can give you a pretty clean finish.Do: Bu...


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How To Choose The Right Vanity To Kick Off Your Bathroom Remodel
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

"Its not always the most glamorous part of a bathroom remodel, but choosing the right vanity can make or break your bathrooms design," said Houzz. "If its placed awkwardly in a traffic route, uses poor or mismatched materials, or doesnt have enough storage, the rest of your bathroom will suffer."The right >Choosing a vanity can speak volumes abo...


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Lifting the HOA Veil
Written By: Richard Thompson

Anything that could negatively impact the value or marketability of the property needs to be divulged before closing. While there are usually statutory disclosure requirements of single family house sellers, these same disclosures are generally not required of homeowner association home sellers. This is a huge problem and herersquo;s why:Homeown...


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Why Get Involved?
Written By: Benny L Kass

A. You have lived in your community for a long time, and are pleased with the way it is working. Do you know why? Most likely it is because there is a conscientious, hard-working board of directors, who are concerned about the welfare -- financial and otherwise -- of your association.A community association does not function -- good, bad or othe...


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The Smartest Fall Renovations to Make if Youre Planning to Sell Your Home
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

While some trends carryover, there is some great info here for those who are looking to make some updates to enjoy now, while being able to reap the potential future financial benefits.Matte appliancesThese are a ldquo;hot trend of the moment,rdquo; said McGillivray. And while he says that he likes how they ldquo;lend a luxurious look to the kit...


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Credit Inquiries: Why Lenders Care
Written By: David Reed

FICO scores are calculated using an algorithm originally developed by The FICO Company. This algorithm considers five different characteristics of a credit file. Of course, payment history carries the most weight, contributing 35 to the total, three-digit score. The second most important >How long someone has used credit is also a factor, making...


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Making Canadian Suburbs More Age-Friendly
Written By: Jim Adair

As the population ages and the life expectancy of Canadians increases, therersquo;s a lot of discussion about where older people are going to live and how to make their communities more age-friendly.The baby boom generation is moving into their senior years, but most of them are not yet interested in downsizing to condominiums or moving from the...


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The Best Mobile Plans for Real Estate Agents
Written By: Christy Matte

Find the coverage you needIt may seem obvious, but the most important part of a mobile plan is coverage. It doesnrsquo;t matter how much data or how many minutes you have if you canrsquo;t use them, and this is true not only on your home turf, but wherever youre likely to go. If you typically stay local, that makes the search easier. But if you ...


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Ask the HOA Expert: Limited Common Elements, Quorum Rules
Written By: Richard Thompson

Answer: Common elements available to one or several members instead of all are referred to as "limited common elements". This means they are common but limited to exclusive use of one member as in the case of a unit deck or designated members as in the case of a private street.These limited common elements are typically identified on the legal p...


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Student Loans Proving a Barrier to Homeownership. We Have Solutions.
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

ldquo;Among buyers rejected for a mortgage from a lender, 40 percent had college debt, the NAR found.rdquo; Per the same study, 80 percent of millennials donrsquo;t own a home, and 83 of those non-homeowners said student loan debt was a barrier to buying.The NAR found that ldquo;Two in five buyers, like Jodi Meyers, cut out luxury or nonessentia...


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Will the New Congress Compromise on Flood Insurance or Are We All Going Under?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Part of the issue that has led the bill to ldquo;languish in the Senate since late last yearrdquo; is, not surprising: Republicans and Democrats are on opposite sides. ldquo;The GOP-led House voted in favor of the bill 237-189 despite significant opposition from coastal Democrats, who believe premiums on high-risk properties could skyrocket unde...


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2018 Homebuyer Survey Contains Valuable Information for Agents and Sellers
Written By: Bob Hunt

This is the 37th year that NAR has conducted an annual survey of those who have purchased and sold homes. The most recent version 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers became available in November of this year. The information is based on answers to a 129-question survey mailed to a random sample of 155,250 consumers who purchased a home betwe...


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Credit Inquiries: Why Lenders Care
Written By: David Reed

FICO scores are calculated using an algorithm originally developed by The FICO Company. This algorithm considers five different characteristics of a credit file. Of course, payment history carries the most weight, contributing 35 to the total, three-digit score. The second most important >How long someone has used credit is also a factor, making...


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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Are Investments in Temporary R...
Rather than attempting to garner a month to month tenant or a longer term lessee, some real est...

The Three Government-Backed Ho...
VA LoansVA loans are available to a select group of borrowers. Those borrowers are veterans, ac...

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