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Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2019

Many Home Builders Make an Exception to the First-Time Registration Policy
Written By: David Fletcher, NHCB

Realtors lose thousands of dollars every day because they donrsquo;t know what to do or say when confronted with this policy.There is a common but little-known exception to this policy under one condition. Call first.A simple phone call to the builderrsquo;s sales office can result in thousands of dollars in your pocket.Case study:Prospect Watso...

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Support Animals for the Disabled - Dos and Donts for Landlords
Written By: Saul Klein

A Broad DefinitionIn order to qualify to have a support animal, the person requesting it must fit within the definition of "disabled." In California, the definition is quite broad. It includes physical or mental impairments or medical conditions which limit a major life activity or a record of disability or being regarded as being disabled. Alth...

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Top 8 Estate Planning Mistakes
Written By: Mark D. Klein, Esq.

Perhaps you have heard the expression: ldquo;If you fail to plan then you plan to fail.rdquo; This statement was never truer than for estate planning. By some accounts, 70 of adult Americans have no will or trust in place for their loved ones. Furthermore, others who initially did prepare an estate plan have failed to update it in light of chang...

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3 Signs Your Agent Deserves to be Trusted
Written By: PJ Wade

Natural fear in taking action or making a decision is meant to preserve our health, property, and way of life, but it can do the opposite. For some real estate buyers and sellers, any change or decision is seen as risk to be avoided. Even those less afraid of risk or more confident about decision making usually >Since it is the person delivering...

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You Can Keep Your KonMari Method: Why Tidying Up with Marie Kondo Is Not for Me
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

If you havenrsquo;t caught the show and you arenrsquo;t familiar with its namesake star or her famed KonMari Method, let me give you a quickie overview, courtesy of Netflix: ldquo;In a series of inspiring home makeovers, world-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo helps clients clear out the cluttermdash;and choose joy.rdquo;Yes, ldquo;choose joy....

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3 Percent Down?
Written By: David Reed

Government-backed mortgage loans, VA, FHA and USDA, require little to no down payment. FHA loans ask for a down payment of at least 3.5 percent of the sales price while the other two donrsquo;t require any down payment whatsoever. But did you know there are conventional loans that also accept a down payment of just 3.0 percent? There are three s...

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What You Dont Know About Real Estate Could Cost You
Written By: PJ Wade

Itrsquo;s what you donrsquo;t know about real estate that could cost younbsp;when buying or selling.bull; First-time buyers usually havenrsquo;t seen enough houses or condominium units to fully understand where real estate value lies.They may not have been caretaker of a house and, therefore, donrsquo;t notice subtle signs of damage, sloppy cons...

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5 Reasons to Buy a Fixer-Upper Instead of a Perfect Place
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

.It costs lessldquo;Fixer-uppers list for an average of 8 below market value,rdquo; said LearnVest. If yoursquo;re on a budget or are being priced out in your market, this is a way to get a literal foot in the door. How much depends greatly on the location. ldquo;Fixer-uppers in Phoenix have the smallest cash discount, saving buyers just 1,000 o...

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Whats the Real Impact of the Government Shutdown on Real Estate?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

ldquo;An NAR survey of 2,211 members found 75 percent had no impact to their contract signings or closings. However, 11 percent did report an impact on current clients and 11 percent on potential clients,rdquo; said the National Association of Realtors. Among those impacted by the shutdown, 17 percent had a closing delay because of a USDA loan.r...

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Housing Counsel Public Condo Law vs. Private Condo Law
Written By: Benny L Kass

Question: I am the President of a mid-size condominium in Washington.Our Bylaws specifically prohibit short-term rentals of any kind. The board ndash; and most of our members ndash; agree that cutting out short term rentals and subleases of less than a year helps cut down on the move in and out traffic that creates maintenance distress, having r...

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Clever Tips to Make Painting Your Home Easier
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Wrap it upOne of the most painful tasks associated with the painting is having to clean up at the end of the day. If you hate cleaning your brushes, this tip is for you. The best way to preserve your brush if youre done for the day or the time being but not done with the job, is to wrap it in plastic wrap and throw it in the freezer overnight. B...

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Making Your Home More Energy-Efficient
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Replace or Weatherize All WindowsWindows are one of the biggest sources of heat gain and heat loss in a home. Both heat gain and heat loss rob you of comfort and keep your energy bills higher than they have to be, whether during the summer or winter months.Windows rank high on the list because of air leakage around the frame and the heat that tr...

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Why You Should Buy an Investment Property First and a Home Second
Written By: Daniela Andreevska

If yoursquo;ve come to a point in life where you have saved up enough cash to put down on a house, it is the smarter financial move to buy an investment property and not a home. You are better off investing your money in a rental property, which will make more money for you while continuing renting. In a few yearsrsquo; time, you will have enoug...

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Learn to Laugh at Yourself
Written By: David Fletcher, NHCB

Maybe you said something in a sales meeting that was misunderstood that got a big laugh. Maybe you dropped a dessert in your lap at the company party and everyone laughed while you sat mortified, or you forgot how to open an MLS-locked door, with just your prospects watching.How you respond when something happens to you can make or break the sal...

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Payroll Numbers, Wage Gains Much Stronger Than Expected: Higher Rates Ahead?
Written By: David Reed

Well, this was certainly a surprise. The first business Friday of each month is when the Labor Department >The more important number from the Labor Department report is how many new jobs were created in December. Analysts were expecting a solid number but something closer to 177,000 new jobs. Instead, the number of new jobs hit 312,000. Thatrsqu...

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Affording a Home Requires Compromises - but Families Are Okay with That
Written By: Jim Adair

In a perfect world, the overwhelming majority of young urban Canadian families would purchase a single-family home in move-in condition with a nice yard and a garage. In the real world, affordability issues require families to make compromises when they purchase real estate -but theyrsquo;re okay with that.A survey of urban families where the ad...

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Time to Move to Los Angeles: City Unveils Early Earthquake Alert System
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

In a >Those who have avoided Los Angeles for fear of an impending earthquakemdash;or simply lived with the fear of overstressed faults and grinding tectonic platesmdash;may be able to make those plans to move, or breathe a little easier from their So Cal home.ldquo;Los Angeles has unveiled its long-anticipated earthquake early warning app for An...

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How To Keep From Going House Poor
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

A few smart strategies can help you avoid becoming house poor.Think hard about that preapproval amountJust because the bank tells you that you can buy a 400,000 home doesnt mean you have to spend all 400,000. It might be that youre not comfortable with a payment that high if it means you wont have a cushion and cant continue to contribute to you...

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Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2019

Many Home Builders Make an Exc...
Realtors lose thousands of dollars every day because they donrsquo;t know what to do or say ...

Support Animals for the Disabl...
A Broad DefinitionIn order to qualify to have a support animal, the person requesti...

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