Tag: real estate

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Screen, Screen, Screen: The Real Estate Professional’s Protection Against Scammers & Time Wasters

Disclaimer: Any resemblance to actual luxury wives, persons living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. Location, location, location? If you’re a buyer yes. If you’re a real estate agent, due diligence might be your mantra. There have been stories in the news for decades about real estate agents setting up their final appointments ...

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I Don’t Work for Free: Why Asking for Real Estate Favors is an Insult

I recently overheard my mom on the phone telling someone: “… yes, of course. And if you ever need anything or have questions, she’ll be glad to help.” This sounds like she’s doing some great free marketing for me and I should be happy, right? Well the problem is this is someone who specifically decided ...

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Apartment Hunting 101

I had a someone contact me letting me know that they were very much interested in buying their first home but did not yet have enough money to put down. Instead, she would rent with a roommate while saving aggressively until it was time to buy. I thought it was a good plan and I ...

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Selecting the Right Investment Property

I’ve brought up real estate a number of times. It is a great tax saving tool, appreciating asset and source of income. I’ve also brought up the role that real estate plays in my life, whether it’s through me getting a good deal on my primary residence, helping clients with their real estate transactions or ...

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Home-buying Guide

  Buying a house is a significant financial and emotional investment. It takes maturity, both financial and mental. Unlike renting, you can’t escape an undesirable property with 30-60 days notice if you are dissatisfied. Here are some tips to make sure that you are prepared for a commitment of that magnitude. Here are 5 tips ...

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Applying for a Mortgage: The 5 Cs

I talk a lot about real estate, but we all know real estate is expensive. There are few, if any, of us with the capabilities of buying real property with cash. Even some of the people who are in a position to do it, choose to leverage their net worth and maximize their purchasing power ...

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We Need to Talk Money

I got a call last week from someone who wants to buy a house. He wanted to share the good news with me that he spoke to a lender who told him if he had $5-6,000 he could get a mortgage.

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