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Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

How Do You Know If Your Moving To A Diverse Neighborhood
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

A family I know moved from California to Texas recently to take advantage of a new job opportunity. As they set out to buy a new home in their adopted North Texas city, the questions they had for their real estate agent were pretty typical:Where can we afford to buy what were looking for?Should we consider new or is it a better value to buy in a...

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New Advances In Technology Make Going Green A Breeze
Written By: Sarah Kellner

Did you know that an automatic dishwasher uses less hot water than doing dishes by hand, which equals an average of six gallons less per cycle, or more than 2,000 gallons per year? Considering that an individual American uses about 2,000 gallons of water per month, thats a pretty significant number.The idea of "going green" has come a long way i...

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How To Simplify Your Next Move
Written By: Realty Times Staff

When youre selling your home, getting your belongings organized can seem like a low priority. Youre dealing with finding the right real estate agent, the best time to list your home on the market, and maybe even house-hunting for a new place to live.All of that can keep you quite busy considering many of us have to do those things while we work ...

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Is Brass Here To Stay... Again?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

If youve been watching HGTV, flipping through interior design magazines, or touring model homes lately, youve probably seen one of todays hottest trends for home: brass. But is this interior design flashback just a blip or should you start ditching all that chrome, nickel, and stainless?Its true - what was once old is new again, and what started...

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13 Magnificent Mansions To Buy With Your Lottery Millions
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

At press time, Saturdays Powerball jackpotnbsp;was sitting at 510 million - the eighth-largest in U.S. lottery history.nbsp;Choose the cash option as the sole winner and youd bank 324.2 million before taxes. If that kind of money has you daydreaming about buying a Jay-Z and Beyonce-like mansion, well, were right there with you. I mean, real esta...

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California Bureau Of Real Estate Makes Disciplinary And Criminal Records Publicly Available
Written By: Bob Hunt

It may come as a surprise to some, but, as a matter of fact, one or more prior legal convictions may prevent a person from obtaining a California real estate license. There is emphasis on the may. It is within the discretion of the Bureau CalBRE. Rather than denial, the Bureau may issue a restricted license. This is what happened in the case of ...

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What Canadas Census Reveals About Housing Needs
Written By: Jim Adair

Canada had more one-person households in 2016 than at any time since Confederation in 1867.More than one in three young adults aged 20 to 34 are living with at least one parent, another all-time high.The fastest-growing type of household is composed of multigenerational families, with at least three generations of the same family.These are some ...

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9 Marketing Mistakes Agents Dont Know They Make
Written By: Super User

Whether you run a large business or youre a one man show, its important to have a strong marketing strategy. Mistakes are inevitable, and part of the learning process, but theyre also preventable, so you dont have to go through the hassle of repairing damage you could have easily avoided in the first place. Here are the 9 most common marketing m...

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No Pets Allowed: What About A Protective Dog?
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Your condominium rules prohibit pets of any kind except fish and birds. A unit owner asks the Board of Directors to allow her to keep a dog, because she needs the comfort the animal gives her. What should the Board do?First, the Board has to understand the difference between a "service" animal and a "comfort" or "emotional support" animal. I use...

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HOA Meeting Basics
Written By: Richard Thompson

HOA board meetings are designed to transact essential business. They should be carefully choreographed to that end rather than a rambling discussion. Members should be welcome and encouraged to attend and observe. To that end, provide a Member Forum at the beginning of the meeting for owner comments, questions and complaints Its the American way...

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Savvy Buyers Search Out Visual Disasters
Written By: PJ Wade

Instead of shopping for your dream home, why not search out your dream discount?First-time buyers can be distracted by the superficial. They can be enticed to pay for dream-home fantasies or, alternatively, encouraged to walk away from a hidden gemmdash;a visual disaster.Buy a home which was cleverly staged and marketed to make buyers rush to pu...

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4 Tips for Keeping Your Rental Property Secure
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Burglaries are a concern for all home owners, but for landlords, they are an even bigger risk. Households living in rental properties experience burglaries at a higher rate than other households, Department of Justice statistics show. Households living in rental properties are more likely to be burglarized both when no one is home and when the p...

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Escaping Condo Jail
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question: The president of our condominium association acts alone and has previous members of the board on the bank account of the Association. He has been on the board for over 3 years. He harassed all the secretaries and treasurers that had been elected by the unit owners.The President doesnt have meetings with the board or include them in any...

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Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

HOA Meeting Basics...
HOA board meetings are designed to transact essential business. They should be carefully cho...

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