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Why Banks Foreclose On Homes?

First time Home Buyers may not understand exactly what a foreclosure is and they may be hesitant to buy them. However, understanding how Banks foreclose on properties might help negotiating the price of the you offer.

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Should You Pay Off Your Home?

Most people dream of owning their own home, but is paying it off really in your best interests? If not, why wouldn’t it be? Isn’t the ideal situation to be debt free and not have to make any payments? The truth of the matter may surprise you. The worst thing you can do financially is to [...]
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Nasty Neighbors Can Negatively Impact Property Values

A bad neighbor can bring down the value of a home, possibly by even up to 10 percent, according to the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers. It cautioned residential real estate owners and potential homebuyers that these needling neighborhood nasties routinely reduce nearby property values significantly. Homeowners with [...]
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Asking Prices Appear to be Leveling Off

Realtor.com released new data this month showing the median list price for homes in December, $187,900, was essentially the same as in 2011, which could signal a general leveling off of year-over-year asking prices. In June of last year, median asking home prices climbed to $195,000. “While list prices increased significantly during the first half [...]
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Low Appraisal Values Hurting High-Priced Listings

As if the multimillion-dollar housing market wasn’t complicated enough for real estate professionals, the New York Times reports it has become even more challenging thanks primarily to appraisal values that are significantly lower than the parties’ often already agreed upon value. Appraisers seeking comparative recent sales data on suburban real estate might find themselves [...]
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Smart Staging Shows Home in Best Light

Home staging is a vital element of selling residential real estate that is too often neglected. Why Home Staging is Important If you are maybe thinking that home staging is not important, or not worth the effort, or not a worthwhile use of your time, or any number of other reasons to skip this process, [...]
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Buying a Rancho Santa Fe Luxury Home for a Luxurious Price

If you’re buying a luxury estate in Rancho Santa Fe then you’re definitely rich. Which means you’ve made you’re money and kept it. Which means you love a good deal. Now, Rancho Santa Fe is one of, if not the, most affluent areas in the world, certainly the country. So the prices on [...]
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Tax Benefits of Owning a Home

Owning a home is much more than a status symbol or even a secure place for your family to live. You can benefit financially by taking advantage of tax benefits that are specific to homeowners. However, if you don’t understand what these are, then you may not be motivated to purchase your own [...]
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Preparing Your Child for a Move

If your family is preparing for a move, you may notice your children can seem a little bit anxious at the prospect. It can be traumatic for a child when their family moves, especially if a child must change schools and make new friends. But if you talk with your child, you can [...]
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Why You Should Buy A Home

If you’re a first-time home buyer, you’ve probably been urged to purchase by friends and family, giving you advice on how to buy a home. But if you are still thinking over your options and considering whether or not you should rent or buy, it’s okay. It’s normal to have a few anxieties [...]
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Home Inspections and How to Use Them

If you’re looking into buying a house in San Diego, then you know that a home inspection is necessary. What can a professional home inspection offer you? Why can’t you walk through a house and check things out on your own? There is much more to a real estate inspection than simply checking for cracks in the walls [...]