家の価値、それとも不動産業者

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多くに人達にとって、不動産を売買する事は手に負えないような仕事に感じる。 時間の消費、ストレスが多く、そしてお金のかかる過程だ。 あなたがどれだけ不動産や土地を調べても、しぶしぶとお金を払う予定以上の金額がかかる事がある。 そしてもしあなたが不動産を処分しようとしているのなら、間違った行動はたくさんの時間、努力、そしてお金がかかることになる。

リスクと費用を最小に抑える方法のひとつは、評判の良いエージェントと取引する事だ。 熟練した不動産のプロは通常どのような改築、追加をする必要があるかのように、あなたの家を売る良いアイデアを持ち、 またあなたの土地の価値に対する良い考えを持っている。 もっと言うと、あなたがたくさん時間を持っていない限り指導を追跡できないだろう、又はすでにいるブローカーと連絡を取り合うことだ。

Wills, Testaments and Death? ( Part -2 )

will2.jpgEven if a piece of land or estate was to die for, a legal battle between all concerned parties is a sure turn off to any buyer however wealthy they may be. Then sample had sisters with a well to do mother who suddenly died and left the said property to them which was quite admirable at least. The process that should have taken a couple of days (a few weeks at the most) took a couple of months which was to the disgust of agents for many a supposed buyers lost favor for the property however lovely it was and as it turns out the legal battle has locked the property leaving it�s fate up to the courts to decide as it slowly withers away into disrepair.

Manhattan Goes Green

firendly.jpgThe competition has people designing and proposing Green Buildings which is quickly becoming the trend of the future. People are finding ways on how to save within their homes and this may be one way of doing so. The competition has been going strong for a couple of years and more and more people are entering to join the competition. Green buildings are ideally easy on the environment and would address many of today’s environmental issues. Less pollution, less trash, less emissions, less energy and other areas of al\applications which would bring about better and cheaper houses whilst maintaining balance with the natural world. We are the only beings on this earth that have done so much damage to the natural environment that we ourselves have to take the call to fix it. Without it, we may not have an earth to live in. This also entails much savings in local and federal taxes for a green building (if it ever gets off the ground) has been given special rates that have been approved by the Federal Government. So go GREEN!

Negotiate A Fair Price with Realtors

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One point of discussion that will surely suffice will be the area of price and inclusion in the sale of a property. For most buyers, it would be best to agree on a certain price which does not necessarily mean that it is somewhere between the area of practically giving away.

With proper documentation and appraisal, realtors will assist and make sure that you everything is in place. Before you decide on anything, it is important to check out the validity of everything about the property. The last thing you would want is to buy a property that has some legal restrictions behind it.

Appraise and Make an Offer to Buy

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When you are on the verge of buying a property, for sure you would want to know the actual resale value at the moment you are planning to buy it. Apparently, some people tend to forget about it. Appraising property is important since with the proper analysis of the said lot, you can more or less know if you can haggle the price for a great deal to be made.

This is one reason why most real estate transactions take time to consummate. Making sure that you are getting the right value for such a hefty investment is important.

Why Realtors Are Better Than Real Estate Agent

Most of the times, people often think that Realtors and real estate agents are the same, but it is not. Although both are licensed to sell real estate, there’s a difference between the two. And that it boils down to membership in the National Association of Realtors. It may seem like a simple thing, but it is really a big deal. Being a member of the association means that Realtors and more trust worthy than just real estate agent. Realtors are also subscribed to the Code of Ethics.

The Code of Ethics is strictly enforced between realtors. It has its own set of rules that agents swears to follow. While there is no evidence nor guarantee that all REALTORS are morally or ethically better than unaffiliated real estate agents, it is an attempt by the industry to regulate and, as such, deserves recognition. Here are some things that a Realtor can give you that real estate agents cant.

#1) Pledge to put the interests of buyers and sellers ahead of their own and to treat all parties honestly.
#2) Shall refrain from exaggerating, misrepresenting or concealing material facts; and is obligated to investigate and disclose when situations reasonably warrant.
#3) Shall cooperate with other brokers / agents when it is in the best interests of the client to do so.
#4) Have a duty to disclose if they represent family members who own or are about to buy real estate, or if they themselves are a principal in a real estate transaction, that they are licensed to sell real estate.
#5) Shall not provide professional services in a transaction where the agent has a present or contemplated interest without disclosing that interest.

As of today, the National Association of REALTORS was founded in 1908 and has more than one million members worldwide.

Existing Home Sales down 2.0 %

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Home sales and prices are hitting bottom hard as previously posh neighborhoods with green lawns and filled with plants and flowers are turned into barren moon-like landscapes as house sales dwindle to ever lower levels. The figures for February shows them at 5.03 million units but March has them only at 4.03 % meaning less and less are being sold. These properties include existing single-family homes, townhouses, condominiums and co-op’s. Regionally, sales were nice in the Northeast and the West but very bad for the Midwest and South as everybody is touched by the effects of the sub-prime lending market problems that has rocked the world’s financial services.

Dealing in Foreclosed Properties Risky

foreclosedhomes2Some prefer agent some call themselves Realtors but all of them know that dealing with foreclosed properties are indeed risky which makes them quite cautious when offering people these types of estates. This makes it not only risky but quite dangerous to their reputations so they recommend short sales instead. Short sales have buyers and sellers of erring properties dealing with each other with the lender in between ready to turn their sleeping investment into cash before the owner really defaults on the housing loan. Read more »

Home Improvement Tips

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  1. Credit cards can serve as a glue spreader or shims. Keep them.
  2. Lubricate with wax or soap when driving screws into dense hardwoods to prevent stripping the hole.
  3. When fastening templates, a double sided carpet tape is enough to prevent leaving nail or screw holes.
  4. An old electric carving knife can be used as an alternative as a foam saw for upholstery projects.
  5. To prevent the grip of the hammer with the nail head from slipping, sand the head of the hammer with a sandpaper.
  6. Do not work with electrical and plumbing projects you are not really knowledgeable about. It may cost even more damage and is also dangerous.
  7. Place a masking tape on the surface of a ceramic tile or a stone when drilling through it. This method will make the drilling easier and will help place the drill at one place.
  8. Save money by shopping at a local re-use center for bathroom renovations. There are still several great pieces of marble or granite left over from larger jobs that can be a right size for a bathroom countertop.
  9. Make sure to teach your family and yourself how to turn off the main water shut-off valve incase of emergency.
  10. An installation of a whole-house water filter does not only provide clean water, but it also reduces the chance of having to clean up the pipes. This will save up many costly repair for bills.
  11. Regularly schedule a maintenance in your house to keep its preservation. Always keep outside elements from the house such as water, wind, cold, and heat.

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Eccentric Ideas at Home in the Real Estate Business (Part 1)

logos.jpgAn article on the San Francisco Chronicle” tells of a story regarding the lengths people (real estates agents) are going or turning to just to stay in the business. Strategies such as a Florida agent who made a market for people who love the nude in the sunny and resort state having a tagline saying “Skip the outfit, wear the lifestyle”. Another area that has seen much improvement is the aspect of agents who offer specially chosen homes for pet lovers and those who love other animals, recommending those areas whose neighborhoods which have good reception regarding pets. Nearby parks, animal clinics and other people in the neighborhood who may have the same passion for pets are banding together in getting Fido the best possible place to live and be loved along with his family. There are a lot of pet owners who have had to turn down offers for properties that they love only to find out that the place does not allow pets.

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