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When Should A Real Estate Broker Be Paid?

When Should A Real Estate Broker Be Paid?

Millions of homes are sold each year and the overwhelming majority are marketed through professional real estate brokers. It might seem as though real estate brokers are paid when they list and sell homes but technically that’s not quite the case, something which has created a stir in California and a controversy which is likely […]

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Maryland Rejects Foreclosure-Free Appraisals — What About Your State?

Maryland Rejects Foreclosure-Free Appraisals — What About Your State?

The Maryland House of Delegates has rejected proposed legislation that would have required appraisers to value real estate without using data from foreclosures or short sales. If enacted, the legislation would have ended all mortgage lending in the state because the higher valuations shown in appraisal reports would not reflect marketplace realities. Moreover, the legislation […]

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A Basic Guide To Real Estate Taxes

A Basic Guide To Real Estate Taxes

Let’s be honest: April 15th is a day of reckoning, the moment when we find out what we really owe for taxes. In households nationwide wallets are drained and many who were rich on the 14th are greatly impoverished by the 16th. But for those with real estate the load is made lighter by tax […]

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Real Estate: Second Quarter Sales Rise, Prices Fall

Real Estate: Second Quarter Sales Rise, Prices Fall

Existing-home sales in the second quarter showed healthy gains from the first quarter in the vast majority of states, according to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors. However, prices continued to fall in most markets. Total state existing-home sales, including single-family and condo, rose 3.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate […]

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2009 Real Estate, Mortgages & Taxes

2009 Real Estate, Mortgages & Taxes

Let’s be honest: April 15th is a day of reckoning, the moment when we find out what we really owe for taxes. In households nationwide wallets are drained and many who were rich on the 14th are greatly impoverished by the 16th. But for those with real estate the load is made lighter by tax […]

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Will You Become A Foreclosure Statistic?
By September 22, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Will You Become A Foreclosure Statistic?

You have to figure that most owners who lose their homes in a foreclosure never thought it would happen to them. It always happens to someone else — you know, the people who get sick, laid off, have an accident, that sort of thing. So you might think: Foreclosure. That will never happen to me. […]

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Can I Sell “As Is” A House I Inherited?
By September 21, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Can I Sell “As Is” A House I Inherited?

Question: I’ve been offered a reasonable price on a house I inherited. I want to sell it in “as is” condition. What things should I look out for to protect myself during escrow and after closing? Answer: The matter of “as is” sales has evolved during the past decade or so. The best advice used […]

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10 Ways To Make Your Home Sell Faster In A Tough Market
By September 19, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

10 Ways To Make Your Home Sell Faster In A Tough Market

There’s little doubt that the real estate marketplace is now in transition. Sale volume has fallen and in many markets the days of quick sales and multiple offers are long gone. These changes follow record year after record year, a pace that’s not sustainable. The catch is that a softer marketplace means sellers will have […]

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A Dozen Ways To Make Your Home Show Better When Selling
By September 14, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

A Dozen Ways To Make Your Home Show Better When Selling

We all have had the experience of someone important coming to the house, and whether the visitor is an in-law, old friend, or business associate you know the drill: Have the house in “show” condition.?,? For home sellers the situation is much the same: First impressions count and while you may not be able to […]

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Stigmatized Housing — Will Ghosts Get Your Equity?

Stigmatized Housing — Will Ghosts Get Your Equity?

Murder and mayhem are the common stuff of each day’s news, events which create a strange and bizarre real estate issue, the matter of “stigmatized” homes. It’s easy to understand that the value of a home will be reduced if the roof leaks or the basement floods, but matters become more complex when the issue […]

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