Posts by Fernando

Home Buyers: Make Note of These 3 Deal breakers

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 in Real Estate | 0 comments

If a home doesn’t fit your needs in any of these categories, move on. While you’re shopping, be on the lookout for things about the home that you can’t change (or that would require major time and effort to alter). These factors will impact the home’s value for the long haul. Here are three serious considerations to evaluate before you determine whether to pursue a home purchase. Location The old real estate cliche doesn’t name this quality as tops for nothing. Unless you plan to take a unique or historic home off its foundation, you can’t change location. If a home is on a busy...

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Lease Agreements: 5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Negotiate

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Real Estate | 0 comments

When you factor in the formulaic legal documents, generic 20-minute interview, and perfunctory tour of the apartment and its amenities, it’s not unusual for renters to feel like they must either take it or leave it. It may not seem like there is room to negotiate the residential lease agreement. That might be true — sometimes. But renters may actually be in a better bargaining position than they realize. Often, potential renters are able to negotiate some aspects of the lease agreement, especially when the landlord is eager to rent a particular unit. Here are five aspects of your lease...

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Pros and Cons of a Second Mortgage

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Real Estate | 0 comments

Homeowners are always thrilled when their home’s value goes up, and many take this growth opportunity as a chance to take out a second mortgage. A second mortgage — often called a home equity loan — is an additional mortgage that you have on your home. This additional mortgage essentially allows you to have access to the equity of your property, and, just like your mortgage, your home is used as collateral. Since property values are on the rise, these mortgages might be something to consider, but how do you know if it’s the right move for you and your family? Here are some pros and cons of...

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Predicting the ‘Right Time’ to Buy or Sell a Home

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Real Estate | 0 comments

Buying or selling a home at the ‘right time’ is tougher than it sounds. People usually take these actions because of a life event or financial issues. The economy and real estate forecasts tend to be secondary considerations. Yet both buyers and sellers often pose the question, “When is the best time to buy or sell?” If you have the luxury of choosing when you enter the real estate market, here are some points to consider when timing a home purchase or sale. Every market is different There’s no longer one national real estate market or forecast like there was 20 years ago. And just because...

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How to Label Boxes for Your Move

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in Real Estate | 0 comments

These pro tricks will take you from stressed-out novice to moving master. So, what is the best way to approach labeling moving boxes? First, make sure you have everything you need. Then, choose a labeling system that works for you. And don’t forget to mark the boxes with your specific handling requirements. Materials you’ll need Before you can get down to work, you need to have a few items on hand: Permanent markers.Get high-quality colored markers to make sure the writing on your moving boxes will be easy to read. Rain or snow on moving day, as well as unfavorable storage conditions, can...

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