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Pros & Cons of "Subject-to" Real Estate Investment
Posted on 01/26/2020
Pros & Cons of "Subject-to" Real Estate Investment
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay When you're considering buying real estate as an investment, it's a good idea to weigh the pros and cons. That's especially important with "subject-to" real estate, because there can be risks and rewards with this type of property that are different from traditional purchases. Here's what you should be considering, before you...
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California Taxes: Understanding Prop 13
Posted on 01/19/2020
California Taxes: Understanding Prop 13
Photo by Edar via PixabayProperty taxes in California have been a much-debated issue in the state. Communities want to raise money for schools, community spaces, and infrastructure projects, but lawmakers also don't want to drive away homebuyers and investors, either. The state does have property tax caps to protect owners, but there's a little more to the story...
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Another Property Sold - 2214 Summereve Court, San Jose, CA 95122
Posted on 01/18/2020
Another Property Sold - 2214 Summereve Court, San Jose, CA 95122
Look no more! Here is the home you've been waiting for, at a price you can afford. This is a rare opportunity to own a two bedroom (ensuites), 2.5 bath condo located in the lovely & centrally located Summerton community of San Jose. You'll love the peace & tranquility of this end unit overlooking the waterfalls & pond. This gated community provides a pool, spa area, and tennis courts. This condo has a delightful floor plan, featuring brand new flooring in the entire unit, & moderate updates, giving you the freedom to add your own style. High ceilings in bedrooms, central heating & air conditioning, Shaker cabinets in kitchen, fresh paint,...
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Presentation is Everything When Selling Your Home
Posted on 01/12/2020
Presentation is Everything When Selling Your Home
The good news about selling your home is that everything does not have to be absolutely perfect to attract buyers! Although some prospective buyers may be sticklers for things like cleanliness, the condition of appliances, and the amount of available storage space, perfection is rarely a requirement. Since most house hunters are primarily focused on finding a house that...
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Real Estate Contracts: Reasons for Backing Out
Posted on 01/05/2020
Real Estate Contracts: Reasons for Backing Out
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayOnce you sign a purchase agreement, whether you are the buyer or seller, it is very difficult to back out of it. However, as a buyer, you are able to back out if your real estate agent drafts the contract properly. Real estate agents use a standard contract. That does not mean that...
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Easy Ways To Organize Your Home
Posted on 12/29/2019
Easy Ways To Organize Your Home
There are plenty of ways to make your home more organized. Whether you have a large house or some problems with cramped spaces, your home has plenty of room to give. The key is that you just need to know how to use it. Read on for some tips on how to make the most of the space your...
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Buying In: REIT Starter Guide
Posted on 12/22/2019
Buying In: REIT Starter Guide
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via PixabayWould you like to invest in real estate? To buy thousands of income-producing properties, from apartments to office buildings to industrial parks, all over the country or the world? It you’re wealthy, you might dispatch someone to travel far and wide and do just that, but even if you’re not rich you can...
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How Should You Approach a Home Selling Challenge?
Posted on 12/15/2019
How Should You Approach a Home Selling Challenge?
If you encounter home selling challenges, there is no need to worry. In fact, if you know how to approach potential house selling hurdles, you may be better equipped than others to enjoy a seamless property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you hone your approach to home selling challenges. 1. Remain Calm...
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Hardwoods Need a Facelift? Consider Bleaching
Posted on 12/08/2019
Hardwoods Need a Facelift? Consider Bleaching
Post Photo by Pixabay via Pexels One of the benefits of hardwood floors is their durability. When they start to look worn, refinishing takes time, but is much less of a hassle than replacement. Yet sometimes, stains won't simply buff out of the surface of your hardwoods. If you’re dealing with tough stains, like juice or wine spills or...
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Preparing Your Home For a Successful Showing
Posted on 12/01/2019
Preparing Your Home For a Successful Showing
Although all home buyers have different tastes, expectations, and preferences, there are several things you as a home seller can do to make your home more appealing. Three priorities worth keeping in mind are spaciousness (or, at least, the appearance of it), brightness, and cleanliness. Whether your home is a compact cottage or a large colonial, a feeling of...
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Key Reasons to Prepare Questions Before an Open House
Posted on 11/24/2019
Key Reasons to Prepare Questions Before an Open House
An open house is a big deal, particularly for a homebuyer who is intent on finding his or her dream residence as quickly as possible. If you plan ahead for an open house, you can make the most of this event. Ultimately, there are many reasons for a homebuyer to craft a list of questions prior to an open...
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How To Find An Area Where Property Values Are Going To Rise
Posted on 11/17/2019
How To Find An Area Where Property Values Are Going To Rise
If you’re looking for the perfect location to live but can’t quite afford the neighborhood that you’re vying for, a good option is to look for what’s deemed a "up and coming" neighborhood. These areas are where buyers can find the perfect house in a place where property values are only going to increase in the coming years. Buyers...
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