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The Things Real Estate Agents Do To Their Own Homes Before Selling

By: Bruce Swedal Real Estate Views: 7926 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Bruce Swedal

Real Estate Agents know how to sell their own homes and get top dollar. Selling homes is what they do. They package, market and sell homes for a living and they know what home buyers want. Here is a list of exactly what real estate agents do when preparing their own home for sale.The ExteriorReal estate agents understand how important 'Curb Appeal' is. Shouldn't it be a good one? More

Looking for A Quality Home For Less? Go Manufactured!

By: Art Of Saving Real Estate Views: 3201 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Art Of Saving

The manufactured home building process is quite unique, from the start of the home within a factory until it’s delivered at its new location – your land! This is very important because, if your house was built with wet materials, it could compromise the structural integrity of your home – leading to costly repairs and a lower resale value. More

First time home buyers, Help for first time buyers

By: Academix Real Estate Views: 1498 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Academix

For your convenience I have collected some basic information that can be helpful if you are thinking of buying your first home:• First and the most important is that you get pre-qualified for a loan. • Find out if you qualify for the first-time home buyer’s incentives. The U.S. You can fix a house, but not a neighborhood. More

Sentimental Value Vs Market Value? Knowing The Difference Sells Homes

By: Art Of Saving Real Estate Views: 1535 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Art Of Saving

When selling your home today and in this market it is critical to price your home properly for a successful sale. Gone are the days when you could list your home at the top of the market, selling your home above what you listed at with multiple offers. When pricing your home for sale, this is not the time to "test" the market. It gives you something concrete to show your buyer. More

The 1031 Exchange Explained

By: Frugal World Real Estate Views: 2447 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 1

Frugal World

Why is the 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange important to a Real Estate Property Investor?An investor in real estate understands how important it is to preserve wealth and assets. In the frequently changing world of taxation, the investor is fortunate to have IRC Section 1031. This tax code allows the investor to exchange from one investment property to another and defer taxes on the gain. More

Minimizing Income Tax Liability Includes Cost Segregation!

By: Tom Stevens Real Estate Views: 1669 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Tom Stevens

Cost Segregation is an IRS endorsed tax strategy that is simple and easy to understand. The purpose in having a Cost Segregation Study performed is to allow owners to depreciate their commercial property in a manner that is different from the standard method of accounting, which is 39 years. Some elements of the structure will remain at 39 years. More

Mechanics' Liens

By: Frugal World Real Estate Views: 2403 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Frugal World

Mechanics' Liens is a complex one, as evidenced by the fact that over 200 sections of the California Civil Code deal with the subject. A Mechanics' Lien may be made by a person providing work, materials or services to improvereal property. An action to foreclose the lien is filed with the proper court within that 90 day period after recordation of the lien.2. 3143 Cal. More

10 Often Overlooked Deductions

By: Frugal World Real Estate Views: 1582 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Frugal World

1. Home acquisition mortgage loan fees: If you bought your primary or secondary home in 2003, you probably obtained a mortgage to finance the purchase. That mortgage is called an “acquisition mortgage” because it enabled a purchase of the residence. Each point paid equals 1 percent of the amount borrowed.2. 8. 10. Deduct prepaid property taxes and mortgage interest. More

Lower your moving expenses, Save time and money

By: Academix Real Estate Views: 1718 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Academix

1. Plan ahead by organizing and budgeting. Develop a master “to do” list so you won’t forget something critical. 2. Sort and get rid of things you no longer want or need. Have a garage sale, donate to a charity, or recycle.3. But don’t throw out everything. If your inclination is to just toss it, you're probably right. That will eliminate regrets after the move.4. 9. 10. 11. 12. More

Termites, How to prevent termite damage/costs?

By: Academix Real Estate Views: 2135 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Academix

The best way to avoid huge expenses and protect your home from termites is prevention. Here is what you can do: fill in all cracks in foundation walls no matter how small they are; repair or replace leaking faucets and pipes; check if the sprinkler system is hitting outside walls; do not attach planters to exterior walls. More