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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Stateside Properties
With home values down as much as 40% from three years ago, it will be a long road to recovery in the housing market as foreclosures continue to flood the market. The importance of getting an accurate value for your home through an appraisal is essential. Though it's not encouraging to hear, many ...
For those who dread filing their taxes each year, take comfort in knowing that local accountants have numerous ways to assist even the most frustrated tax payer. Andy Pignatare, Certified Public Accountant in West Springfield offers these tips for you 2010 Tax Season Tips Read More: http://www.ww...
A federal grand jury has indicted 10 people in an alleged real-estate scheme that prosecutors say defrauded mortgage lenders of more than $20 million. The 56-count indictment unsealed Friday charges the defendants with mail fraud and conspiracy to commit bank, mail and wire fraud. Several were ch...
HCP Inc. anticipates approximately $2.37 billion in net proceeds from an offering of $2.4 billion senior unsecured notes. The real estate investment trust said Thursday that it will use the proceeds to finance part of the cash portion of its HCR ManorCare acquisition. The company is selling notes...
I received several e-mails regarding my series on real estate investing prompting the following postscripts. 1. 1099s for landlords 2011. Generally, businesses are required to file Form 1099-Misc. Beginning in 2011, landlords will be required to issue 1099s for services rendered for their rental ...
Housing experts say good credit and a sizeable down payment won't be enough for many people to avoid rising fees this year on original home loans and re-financings. Here's why. Read More:
Teachers, firefighters, military personnel, police officers, first responders and others who serve the local community may want to check out a program new to Wisconsin that is aimed at helping them buy or sell homes at a discount. The national program, known as Homes for Heroes, offers a rebate o...
Good photography is still one of the most important factors when promoting a listing, said panelists during a session at the Real Estate Connect conference last week. "Photography is the most important thing you can do online. Don't just show the house, show lifestyle," said Paul Boomsma, preside...
If you are thinking of buying a home, you have many options when it comes to who will represent you -- from your relative or friend who is in the industry to the amiable realtor you've seen on signs throughout your neighborhood. But before you dive in with the first person you meet at an open hou...
Gardelle Lewis isn't afraid to tout his success. The veteran broker proudly displays a plaque from a local magazine in Augusta, Ga. anointing him "best real estate agent" of 2009, and he's quick to bring up that his client surveys boast a 99% satisfaction rate. He dines at the finest restaurants ...

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