How to Sell Your Home in a Slow Market

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The real estate market has slowed down in many areas that were booming over the last few years. Sellers in those areas got spoiled. It was only necessary to put a sign out front, and buyers came. Homes sold in a matter of days. This is no longer happening. If you want to sell your home in a slow area, what do you do? Go Back to Marketing Basics Whether you are selling your home yourself or working with a realtor, the answer is the same. Go back to marketing…

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Real Estate Math – Do You Know These Simple Formulas?

Real Estate Math

The Real Estate Math You Don’t Need The gross rent multiplier is one formula you don’t need. I bring it up because people are sometimes still using it, and there are better ways to estimate value. A gross rent multiplier is a crude way to put a value on a property. You decide that properties are worth 10 times annual rent or less, for example, and simply multiply the gross annual rent a building collects by ten to get your value. There are obvious problems with this formula. You need…

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Creative Real Estate Financing

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Do the creative real estate financing techniques you hear about really work? Yes and no. They likely have all worked somewhere for someone at least once. The important point is to understand the principles involved, so you can find your own creative ways to invest in real estate. Here are ten methods to get you thinking. Use hard money lenders. Ask around or find these online. These lenders specialize in short-term loans at high interest. Typically, you use this type of financing for a “fix and flip.” You can get…

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Online Real Estate: A Promising Business Venture

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When it came to making a sale or an offer to a prospective home buyer or seller real estate agents were in control of the whole transaction. If you were interested at some property that is up for sale, then you would have to go to a realty firm. And in order to get some information about that piece of property you would have to go through search the listings (this is usually in the form of a book) from the files of a real estate agent. Quite tedious wouldn’t…

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It’s So Easy Being Green

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With oil and natural gas prices rocketing, stoking terror of long, cold and and expensive winters, a renewed interest in keeping heating costs under control has has been sparked. Homeowner’s have an ignited passion in understanding energy saving methods. If you’re in this boat, stuck in cold waters, here are some tips for energy saving tricks of the trade. If you’re living in a home with a furnace that’s more than 20 years old, you may have already attempted the “buy a sweater” method of keeping warm. This is certainly…

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9 Cheap Home Improvement That Will Make a Huge Impact on Your Home Value

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Do you feel you should renovate your home, but you don’t have a lot of money? Don’t worry, there are so many things that you can do by yourself that will make your home look better, and the best thing about them is that they are cheap. You can repaint your walls, install new drawers, remove outdated wallpapers, or make some other small change. There is a lot of great options you can choose to do. If you love doing things by yourself, choose between various passive house designs and…

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Top Places to Live in Canada

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If you’re moving to Canada, you might want to know which cities are best for expats. Canada is a vast country with much to offer people from all walks of life. It’s no surprise that Canada has one of the world’s greatest per-capita immigration rates, thanks to the expansive grandeur of Banff National Park and the vibrant nightlife of Toronto. Below are the top places to live in Canada. Whistler As you might expect, finding real estate for sale in Whistler may be tough. It’s a fiercely competitive market and…

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The Key Benefits of Investing in Outdoor Properties You Should Know More About

As a real estate investor, one of the key elements you will need to succeed in this competitive market is the ability to identify potential opportunities in different housing options and knowing their worth. Outdoor properties as a long-term investment option might not be your first choice, but it’s an untapped market with great profit potential, and could benefit you when planning for your family’s future. Whether you’re looking to purchase a second property as a long-term investment or thinking of diversifying your real estate portfolio, here we explain the…

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Tips to Make Your Relocation as Easy as Possible

Moving is stressful. Every time you move, you pack up your stuff, throw away some, and move your luggage to a new place, only to undo what you did; unpack and buy some new stuff. While this may seem futile, it also involves moving into a new house and turning it into your dream home. Whether you are moving to a bigger place at Altamonte Springs apartments or one that is closer to your workplace, one that is cheaper, or one that is the very definition of your dream house,…

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