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Are Signs Important?
Signage, though quite fundamental in nature, plays an important role in the home selling process. The Yard Sign should be two-sided, easy to read, and look great (defaced or worn signs can negatively impact curb appeal). For more upscale properties, consider a Colonial Sign Post instead of a yard sign. Directional Signs should be placed at all major intersections in the property's immediate vicinity and situated so they "direct" traffic towards the property.
If you live in an active neighborhood, add an Outside Flyer Box with sales brochures. Though your neighbors will take note of your sales price, if reasonable, neighborhood referrals can work wonders for your sales effort, especially if it's a relatively close knit and stable area. If you're selling your home, place an Inside Flyer Stand with 'Sellers' Disclosure Statement' on the kitchen counter.
This document conveys much needed assurance and also provides a basis for negotiation. For rental homes, include a good copy of the lease or rental agreement. Use the link below to review and find additional details on these items.
Lastly, if you're not available to show the property, get a Shurlok Lock Box. Off-loading this responsibility on a friend or neighbor is ill-advised, since they are typically not aware of the property's specifics.
Barry M. Milteer
Buying a Home - Dealing With Lender Letters
Most people who set out to buy a home, be it house, townhouse, condo, apartment, or mansion on a hill, know they need to have a lender letter in hand saying they are qualified for a loan. What most "civilians" (people not in the real estate business) don't realize is how much the value of a lender letter varies.
How I Became a Real Estate Investor
Recently I closed on the sale of two homes. They were located about a mile apart and had comparable market values.
Timing Clauses Stop Sellers From Inciting Bidding War
It is no secret that the current real estate market is hot, hot, hot. Sellers can receive multiple bids for their property on the same day.
For Sale in Ridgefield
Ridgefield Connecticut, located near the New York border, is a small, quiet town, and a great place to live. There are many types of homes that are for sale in Ridgefield, including luxury homes.
How To Start Investing For Financial Independence, Part 2
Last week, we started a multi-part series about how to go from being a beginning investor to being "financially independent" in a steady and predictable way. Many, many people want to overly complicate this process so let's briefly, let's recap that discussion.
Lake Property in Danbury
A lakeside vacation or second home can be a quiet and relaxing place to escape to, or simply a good investment in your financial future. Whether you enjoy the outdoor activities and recreation provided by one of Connecticut's beautiful lakes, or you just want a place to get away from it all, there is a lakeside home for you in Danbury.
Selling Your Own Home: 10 More Tips
Selling your own home can be a time-consuming and frustrating process. Sometimes, though, in the right market, it makes sense to save thousands of dollars in commission and do it yourself.
Empty Nesters Flock To Inner City
Babyboomers whose children have left home, commonly known as "empty-nesters" are buying inner city apartments in record numbers.Director of Acton Special Projects, Marc Drexel says the trend is towards quality rather than mass developments.
Late Mortgage Payments Sabotage PMI Cancellation
There's something you should know about PMI!Private mortgage insurance is commonly referred to as PMI. If a buyer makes a down payment of less than 20% of a home's value the lender will insist that a premium for PMI be added to every monthly payment.
3 of the 5 Ways Real Estate Can Take Advantage of Blogs and RSS
Earlier this month, Realtor Magazine announced that they would be featuring an article about Tampa Bay Realtor John Mudd and the success he has been having in attracting prospects and media attention with his blog on real estate. Since then, many others in the Real Estate market have been curious about how to implement similar strategies to capture leads in their areas.
Evil Gains Entry
When we open our doors to strangers, we can never be certain what malice an outsider might bring in. Police officers tell us to keep our doors locked with good reason.
Real Estate Investing In Mexico
Mexico is CHEAP! But its getting more expensive. As property values rise, especially in resort areas, investors wonder how they can profit from this.
Grab Your Dream UK Home On The Cheap - Property Auctions
Did you know that every year thousands of UK properties are sold at significantly below market value? The majority of these properties are released through property auctions where regular savings of between 10% to 40% are available to market value. Even so, property auctions continue to be used only by the elite and for the astute buyer/investor this generates a fantastic opportunity to secure a dream home/good investment at bargain basement prices.
An Estate Planning Primer
An estate plan can be designed by clients and their professional advisors to achieve the client's personal and financial objectives. Or, it can be an arrangement imposed upon survivors by state intestate succession laws if someone dies with¬out a valid, up-to-date will.
How to Create Cash Flow Out of Thin Air!
Want to see a trick every real estate investor will love?From the Desk of Thomas KishCrazy as it may sound..
Title Insurance - Examples of Problems and Advice
What is title insurance and why should any buyer get it when purchasing a home (single family, townhouse, condo, apartment, or whatever format your home purchase takes)? Doesn't the attorney or settlement company handling the closing see to it that you have a clear title? Isn't this just another way for someone to siphon a few coins off a real estate transaction?Title InsuranceTitle insurance prevents the property owner from suffering financial loss if, at any time during his ownership of the property, someone comes along who can show that they have full, or partial, ownership of the property instead. Every mortgage lender I'm aware of requires title insurance be purchased to cover the amount of the mortgage.
Investing In Real Estate Investors
With the never-ending changes in our Real Estate Markets real estate professionals are starting to pay attention to the sound of new commission streams of income. Some realtors have either shied away or ran-away from such terms as "Cap Rate," & "Cash-on-Cash Returns.
Farm Expired Listings For Big Commissions
Many real estate agents begin and sometimes sadly end their careers without a plan. And as the saying goes, failing to plan is as good as planning to fail.
Many Ways To Make Money In Real Estate!
Real Estate is a multi-faceted investment arena - there are MANY different methods to earn money from different niches in real estate. One or several may work for YOU!Here's the typical experience: "buy your own residence and sell it when its all paid off and you want to retire, oh my gosh look at all the money its worth".
A Difference Between Appraisal, Assessment, Home Inspection
Every one should have a home inspection before purchasing any property, including new construction. You may think that's rediculous but there are too many cases that prove otherwise.
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