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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
You are buying a new home. It is exciting. New stores, new commute, new church, new neighbors, new post office, new parks....new everthing! Did you review the new home and location this with ALL of the right people you know? Some COULD have an issue that you have not thought of. (Photo: Child- Petra, Pixabay)Checked new home out with:X Significant OtherX Brother and Sister and In LawsX MotherX FatherX Best FriendsOops! KidsRemember, KIDS ARE PEOPE TOO!Always bring the Kid's in when choosing new homeHey, as your Buyer's Realtor I will help you with contacting all the right people your kids (I have a kid's moving checklist as well as one for the grown ups). I want the kids to be happy with their new home, school, parks and things to do, as well as Mom and Dad.As your Buyer's Realtor, I tr...
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
Dual Agency is legal and common in California. In the realm of real estate, dual agency emerges as both a boon and a burden, presenting agents and clients with a dual-edged sword of advantages and pitfalls.Certainly, dual agency occurs when a broker represents both the buyer(s) and seller(s) in the same transaction. However, it's important to note that while the broker may act as a dual agent, the individual agents involved are not directly considered dual agents themselves, although there may be indirect implications.On the bright side, dual agency offers the allure of simplicity and efficiency. With a single agent representing both buyer and seller, transactions may proceed more swiftly, reducing the potential for miscommunication and streamlining the negotiation process. Additionally...
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By Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00
(FLAT MLS LISTING SERVICES )
Did you hear the news? Grant Cardone's brother puts up his Florida mansion for sale, priced at 242 Bitcoin. Buying and selling real estate with Bitcoin can offer some unique advantages, but it also comes with its own set of challenges. Disclaimer: Before diving into any investment venture, it's crucial to consult with a qualified financial advisor. The insights provided here are based on research and general knowledge, and should not be considered as financial advice.Here are some pros and cons to consider:Pros: Global Accessibility: Bitcoin transactions can be conducted globally, allowing for easier cross-border real estate transactions without the need for currency conversions. Security: Bitcoin transactions are secured by cryptography, reducing the risk of fraud or unauthorized acces...
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Welcome to this meticulously updated 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home that combines modern amenities with exceptional comfort. This home offers a versatile floor plan that includes a main level office, which can easily be converted into a 5th bedroom, providing ample space for family, guests, or a dedicated home office. New, energy-efficient windows bathe each room in natural light, and luxurious vaulted ceilings on the main level enhance the fresh, modern aesthetic. The kitchen is equipped with steel appliances, including a double oven and a top-of-the-line refrigerator, perfect for culinary enthusiasts. The laundry room, conveniently situated off the three-car garage, includes a handy utility sink. The finished basement is a highlight, offering a rec room w/full wet bar. It's a perfect spac...
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By Joseph Lorenzo, Your Law And Order Realtor
(Frank Rubi Real Estate LLC)
Welcome, dear readers, to another thrilling edition of "The Real Deal with Joe Lorenzo," where we blend real estate insights with a sprinkle of humor and a dash of charm. Today, we're unraveling the enigma known as escrow. Get ready to chuckle, learn, and maybe even gain some insight into this essential aspect of the real estate transaction!So, what in the world is escrow, you ask? Well, picture this: you're at a carnival, and you've just won a giant stuffed teddy bear at the ring toss booth. But before you can claim your prize, you've got to hand over your tickets to the booth attendant, who holds onto them until you're ready to collect your winnings. That, my friends, is the essence of escrow - it's like a safety net that ensures everyone plays fair in the real estate game!In the whim...
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By Joseph Lorenzo, Your Law And Order Realtor
(Frank Rubi Real Estate LLC)
Howdy, fellow real estate enthusiasts! Welcome back to another episode of "The Real Deal with Joe Lorenzo," where we sprinkle real estate wisdom with a pinch of humor and a dash of charm. Today, we're delving into the wild and wacky world of appraisals. Get ready to chuckle, learn, and maybe even gain some insight into this essential aspect of the homebuying process!So, what in the world is an appraisal, you ask? Well, imagine you're back in school, and it's time for the dreaded pop quiz. You've studied hard, crammed in all the information, and now it's time to put your knowledge to the test. That, my friends, is the appraisal process - it's like a pop quiz for your house!In the whimsical world of real estate, an appraisal is a professional evaluation of your home's value conducted by a...
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By Sean Harron, Home Builder, Land Developer and Realtor
(AZ Rural Land Pro / Dirt Road Real Estate)
 Evaluating your DTIMost Real Estate customers in the rural land market aren’t aware that financing may be available to them. In our area of Northern Arizona, many of the land Sellers will carry a note on the property to make their property more appealing to a prospective customer. Without Owner carry or Lender financing, a land purchase would typically be all cash. Unlike when looking for a home, most land buyers aren’t ready or haven’t really considered their financial ability in the eyes of a lender. When looking to buy Real Estate a Buyer should be ready for any possibility that comes their way. Always have your credit report handy and do your own math on your “Debt to Income” ratio to help speed up the process.Calculating and evaluating your Debt-to-Income (DTI) ratio is crucial wh...
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By Sean Harron, Home Builder, Land Developer and Realtor
(AZ Rural Land Pro / Dirt Road Real Estate)
Buying rural property Buying rural land can be a rewarding investment and lifestyle choice, but it comes with its own set of considerations. Here are some important tips to keep in mind when purchasing rural land: Research Zoning Laws and Restrictions: Understand the zoning regulations and any restrictions that apply to the land. This includes knowing if there are any limitations on building structures, farming activities, or other land uses. Make sure to research any CC&R’s that might be in place. Restrictive conditions might easily upset your whole apple cart. Survey the Land: Get a professional land survey done to determine property boundaries, easements, and any encroachments. This will help prevent boundary disputes in the future. Many of the rural parcels in my area have very good...
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By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
This article was written by fellow blogger Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543. Nick offers an explanation of buyer agency and how a buyer can compensate his agent in the following example. If you are looking for a Realtor in Central MS and have questions about this post, feel free to reach out to me. There are many options to cover the buyer agent's fee, discover some in this post and what you should be looking for in an agent representing you. There has been a lot of misleading commentary recently about how the real estate buying and selling processes are going to be changing due to several lawsuits, and how this will save consumers money both as sellers and buyers. Well, let's discuss some facts. Originally, both the listing broker and selling broker worked for the seller, that is why listin...
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By Trish Cole
(Veterans United Home Loans of Puget Sound NMLS#1907)
Flipping homes has surged in popularity as an enticing investment avenue, promising substantial returns for those willing to take on the challenge. But for veterans considering utilizing a VA loan for flipping, questions often arise about the feasibility and restrictions involved. So, can you flip your home with a VA loan? Let's delve into the details.Understanding VA Occupancy RequirementsThe cornerstone of VA loan benefits is the requirement that veterans purchase homes they intend to occupy as their primary residence. This stipulation means that solely investing in properties without residing in them is not permitted under VA guidelines. However, this doesn't entirely preclude flip and rental opportunities.Navigating the GuidelinesTechnically, flipping a home with a VA loan is feasib...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Informative topic! Saving money on homeowners insurance is a smart financial move. This blog likely offers practical tips and strategies for reducing insurance costs without compromising coverage. Looking forward to learning more about saving on homeowners insurance!Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Here in Florida homeowner’s insurance is going through the roof, well the roof has much to do with it going through the roof, let me explain.  Florida weather including sun, wind and hail are tough on a roof and insurance companies are getting tired of replacing roofs at a $12,000 plus price tag.  I know working with clients sometimes getting insurance can be difficult and if the roof is over 15 years old it gets harder.  Yes, you can get insurance on roofs over 15 years ...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Invaluable resource! Understanding key real estate terms is essential for buyers and sellers. This blog likely offers a comprehensive guide to these terms, providing clarity and insight into the real estate process. Looking forward to learning more about the ABCs of real estate!Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Navigating the world of real estate can be daunting, especially with the industry-specific jargon used by professionals. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, understanding common real estate terms is essential. As your dedicated real estate experts, we’re here to break down the most important terms you’ll encounter, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the journey ahead.   For Home Sellers 1. Listing Agreement: This is a contract between you, the homeow...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Aurora, CO 80017Wed Apr 17 2024This week the median list price for Aurora, CO 80017 is $505,000.   Median List Price $505,000 Median Price of New Listings $483,000 Per Square Foot $266 Average Days on Market 107 Median Days on Market 28 Price Decreased 52% Price Increased 0% Relisted 0% Inventory 33 Median Rent $2,400  
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
As my goal is to continually learn and hone my skills for my Sellers, I just wanted to share that I have earned the Certified Listing Professional Designation. I have been representing home buyers and home sellers in the St Louis Metropolitan Area since 1997 - 26 years!  I am an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), and GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute).  Affiliations: Member St Louis Association of Realtors (SLAR), Member Missouri Association of Realtors (MAR), Member National Association of Realtors (NAR), Member Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC). St Louis Real Estate, St Louis Real Estate Agent, St Louis Realtor, St Louis Realty, St. Louis City and St. Louis County Residential Real Estate, Homes, Condos, Lofts & Town-homes, Gay St Louis Real Estate. St. Louis City Neighbo...
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By Jim Lee, REALTOR, CRS, ABR, Buying or Selling? Ann & Jim are the local experts
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
Navigating the world of real estate can be daunting, especially with the industry-specific jargon used by professionals. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, understanding common real estate terms is essential. As your dedicated real estate experts, we’re here to break down the most important terms you’ll encounter, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the journey ahead.  For Home Sellers 1. Listing Agreement: This is a contract between you, the homeowners, and a real estate agent (like us), authorizing the agent to represent you and sell your home. Let’s discuss how we can represent your interests.2. Asking Price: The initial price you set when your home is put on the market. It’s crucial to set a competitive asking price that reflects the current market conditions. We can provi...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Is you current living space just too small? It is time to UPSIZE! When there is just not enough room for kids, guests, the kayak and pool table it is time to UPSIZE your home. Hey, I can help you with that! (Photo: Stacked Condos F. Muhammad from Pixabay)As your Buyer's Realtor, I track single family detached homes for sale in the Phoenix Arizona metro area for my clients and let you "filter" those homes with hundreds of criteria on the free MLS I provide.UPDATED DAILY Homes For Sale in the Phoenix Arizona Metro on the MLSClick "Sort" and view in price order lowest to highest and ALWAYS UP TO DATE Phoenix Arizona Metro Detached Homes on the MLS for a FULL PAGE view with pictures, prices and also to get your personal FREE ARIZONA MLS SEARCH PORTAL provided by me, your Buyer's Realtor. Ca...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
Here in Florida homeowner’s insurance is going through the roof, well the roof has much to do with it going through the roof, let me explain.  Florida weather including sun, wind and hail are tough on a roof and insurance companies are getting tired of replacing roofs at a $12,000 plus price tag.  I know working with clients sometimes getting insurance can be difficult and if the roof is over 15 years old it gets harder.  Yes, you can get insurance on roofs over 15 years but you are going to pay more.  This brings me to Wind Mitigation Inspections, going to insure a home in Florida?  Get a Wind Mitigation Inspection!If you look at my graphic you will see the points of a Wind Mitigation Inspection: Age of roof covering, Secondary water resistance, Roof deck attachment, Roof to wall conne...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Valid concern! Understanding how to pay your buyer agent is crucial, especially when budgeting for a home purchase. This blog likely provides insights into agent compensation options and how to manage costs effectively. Looking forward to learning more about navigating this aspect of the homebuying process!Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP There are many options to cover the buyer agent's fee, discover some in this post and what you should be looking for in an agent representing you. There has been a lot of misleading commentary recently about how the real estate buying and selling processes are going to be changing due to several lawsuits, and how this will save consumers money both as sellers and buyers. Well, let's discuss some facts. Originally, both the listing ...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
WARNING OF ONGOING CRIMINAL LAND SALES IN DOUGLAS COUNTY AND BEYOND CAR has been made aware that Douglas County and possibly other counties across Colorado are experiencing a surge in related scams regarding sales of vacant land with multiple open criminal cases. The unknown scammer pretends to be the owner of vacant land who wants to put it up for sale on a quick turnaround basis. The scammer exhibits every single one of the red flags which are pointed out in CAR and NAR documentation on vacant land fraud. In these cases, the scammer tries to list vacant land with no mortgage. He wants to sell it at below market prices for a quick sale. The scammer makes it clear there can be no in person communications, and that all communications are to be done by text or email. The scammer tells the...
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By John Watts
(Keller Williams Realty)
After you have closed and moved your private property to your new home there are plenty of things to do. Following are a few things you need to be aware of to establish yourself in the neighborhood:Next door neighbors - You need to meet your neighbors and say hello.  Neighbors are a source of local knowledge.  These people will be aware of the problems and quirks that exist in the area and be able to share common information about the neighborhood.  In addition, if you have children, it’s a wonderful way to get to know families that have similar age children and what activities are available in the area. Finally, your neighbors can be a major source of recommendations such as who to contact when in need of a plumber, electrician, or roofer.Local regulations – Before you make exterior up...
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