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Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2019

Home Adaptations for the Elderly
Written By: Julie Lord

According to Live-in Care Hub, there are 75 fewer falls and fractures when you can be cared for in your own home, compared to moving into a residential facility. So making use of services like companion carenbsp;along with home modifications can improve your safety and mobility around your home, as we will discuss below.General considerationsClu...

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4 Upgrades for Your Home Office
Written By: Mikkie Mills

1. Natural LightingOne of the most important things that you can do for your home office is to have natural lighting. Natural lighting helps people to stay more focused and is easier on the eyes than artificial lighting. Artificial lighting has a tendency to fatigue the eyes fast and can even cause headaches for some people. Natural lighting has...

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How to Calculate Your Average Moving Costs
Written By: Adrian Brito

Location ndash; LocalResearch conducted by Zillow states that about 57 of those who sell their house to move are moving locally. And an estimated 86 of movers >bull;nbsp;A one bedroom apartment will take about 3 to 5 hours to move and cost 200-500bull;nbsp;A two bedroom apartment will take about 5 to 7 hours to move and cost 400-700bull;nbsp;A t...

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Developing Real Estate by Realizing Health and Wellness
Written By: Lewis Fein

A man of resilience, a woman of courage, a real estate developer sees opportunities. He or she seizes the opportunity to personalize the skylinemdash;to beautify the coastline, toomdash;through construction.Nowhere is this rule more obvious than in the world of health and wellness. Nowhere is the choice more clear, the cause more critical, the c...

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How Technology Can Give You the Edge in Real Estate amp; Mortgages
Written By: Eitan Pinsky

However understanding how technology is used for mortgages and real estate on all sides can help individuals to better understand their options better and understand how technology is going to affect each and every decision we make in the future.The Changing Landscape of Getting a RealtorThere are major corporations who specialize in connecting ...

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Startup Rent the Backyard Is Here to Make You Some Money and Solve the Affordability Issue
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Wouldnrsquo;t you love a backyard that actually did something? How about one that can make money for you? Thatrsquo;s the idea behind Rent the Backyard. Or, part of the idea anyway. The other, much more important part is how this new company can help address a lack of affordability in the real estate market, especially since the company is locat...

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Why This Might Be the Time to Buy a Condo
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

New guidelines from the Federal Housing Administration FHA means more homebuyers may be eligible for a government-backed mortgage. That could mean a lower down payment and easier qualifying than what is required for conventional loans for condos.nbsp;ldquo;The federal agency >According to the National Association of Realtors NAR, ldquo;The chang...

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Why You Should Replace Your Roof Before Selling Your Home
Written By: James Elliot

New roof installation will help with the selling of your home for several reasons. You can increase the asking price, prevent potential buyers from trying to bargain with you, sell your home faster by improving the overall appearance, and avoid negotiation issues with lending companies.Increase Your Asking Price After a Roof ReplacementYou might...

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Seven Next Steps to Becoming Favorably Known as a Trusted New Home Advisor With Credentials And a Marketing Plan
Written By: David Fletcher, NHCB

Your New Home Co-Broker NHCB designation gives you professional credentials to separate your services from your competition, or can if you take the following steps to make it happen. Bookmark this page and refer to it often.Step 1. Announce your credentials in Realty Times. Free. See sample.Before you do anything else, announce to the world that...

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Millennials Compete With Seniors for Prime Real Estate
Written By: Jim Adair

A recent report from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. CMHC says that rising homeownership rates among seniors in the Toronto area is making it tougher for younger generations to get into the market.Author Inna Breidburg says that as Torontorsquo;s senior population grows at a faster pace during the next decade, ldquo;the conventional view is th...

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Generation X Turns 55: How Are They Prepping for Retirement?
Written By: Sarah Looney

This generation, often typecast as angst-ridden and cynical, is in fact extremely driven and focused on their long-term goals. Theyrsquo;re always planning their next big move ndash; whether it be working longer or deciding where they want to live.Del Webb, a leading builder of active adult home communities for those 55 and older, recently condu...

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The Annual Percentage Rate Is Not As Confusing As It Sounds
Written By: David Reed

When potential borrowers start making a few phone calls to different mortgage companies to compare rates, itrsquo;s fairly straightforward. The loan officer answers the phone, gets a little information and provides a rate quote. Once the borrower decides where to apply, the wheels begin to turn. Lenders are required by statute to provide certain...

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Whats More Important: A Large Floor Plan or the Right Layout?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Yes, Price-per-square-foot is an important factor in determining the value of a home. But itrsquo;s not the only one.nbsp;ldquo;The reason why the price per square foot method is a poor method to determine market value is because every home is different,rdquo; said Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty.nbsp;ldquo;While homes are similar in terms of squ...

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Why Some Sellers are Offering Concessions to Push Sales
Written By: James Stevenson

Sellers that are trying to compete with higher inventory levels will need to be able to compete with other sellers.One way of doing this is by offering seller concessions rather than lowering the price of the property. Home sales remain strong in many markets, but in others, increased inventory may require concessions to ldquo;sweeten the deal.r...

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Buying a New Home? 5 Things to Consider Before the Purchase
Written By: Sofia Belnap

The Type of MortgageA common mortgage lasts for 30 years, but that isnrsquo;t the only option you have. Depending on your budget, you may choose among varying policies that differ by length, down payment, or government assistance. For instance, the Veterans Affairs Benefits Administration and Federal Housing Administration offer loans that come ...

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Tips on Designing Your Own Floor Plan
Written By: Carol Evenson

Keep Things EasyWhile simple living is all the rage, you may not be interested in minimalist design. However, it is important for busy adults to design their homes in a way that keeps things easy.Do you enjoy outdoor activities such as working on your own lawn or in your own garden? Make sure the entrance youll use the most after these activitie...

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Which Type of Loan Is Best? Were Doing an Apples-To-Apples Comparison.
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

30-year fixed-rate conventionalThis is a 30-year loan with rates that are fixed every month. These loans follow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guidelines and are not backed by the government like FHA loans.Pro: With set payments, therersquo;s no need to worry about rising rates. Loans are available for a range of buyers, with options like HomeReady ...

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Comparing Investing in Individual Deeds of Trusts with Investing in Funds
Written By: Edward Brown

More often than not, individual deeds of trust [DOTs] provide a higher coupon than mortgage pool funds [Funds], but there are some specific downsides to choosing individual DOTs instead of Funds. First, choosing the right DOT takes due diligence and a certain amount of expertise in many cases. Investing in extremely conservative DOTs that have L...

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Home Adaptations for the Elder...
According to Live-in Care Hub, there are 75 fewer falls and fractures when you can be cared for...

4 Upgrades for Your Home Offic...
1. Natural LightingOne of the most important things that you can do for your home office is to ...

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