Month: November 2009

Presenting the Best Home You Know How

Today, more than ever, the presentation of a home that is on the market is important to the sale of that home. According to a recent study, more than 63% of home buyers choose a home that is ready to move in versus one that requires a little more work. While the price of the move in ready home will…

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First Time Home Buyers

The home buyer tax credit has been extended (close on the home by June 30, 2010). That means, for the first time home buyer, that there is still time left to find a home and get that mortgage. The prices of homes in your neighborhood are probably the lowest they have been in a very long time, so picking up…

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3 Tips for Finding the Best Mortgage

When looking for a mortgage, the buyer is more than scanning through the phone book for the next listed mortgage agent. Instead, they are shopping for the best interest rates and the best deals a lender can offer. The mortgage business is just that, a business. They are out to make money like every other business and when the market…

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Water: Bottled or Tap?

In the ever popular battle against filling land fills with useless waste, bottled water seems to be losing. Bottled water contributes more than 50 million pieces of garbage per day to land fills, all of which will take no less than 1,000 years to biodegrade. The trouble with bottled water is not solely in the waste it creates, but in…

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Using a Focus Group to Earn a Quick Sale

Everyone believes their home will be just as beautiful to the people walking through for a sale as it is to them. This is never the case. A homeowner tailors their personal space to their likes and not to the feelings of the masses. When trying to sell your home, a focus group of strangers and local real estate agents…

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Fixed and ARM Refinance Loans – Are ARMS Still an Option

When the bottom fell out of the mortgage market, potential home buyers looked at the ARM loan as being the worst loan to choose. The ARM has its place in the mortgage and refinance world, but that does not mean it should be used by people who can only afford the lower repayment rate. Choosing between a fixed rate and…

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