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Updated: Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Selling Your Home For The Holidays? Dont Be A Curb Appeal Scrooge
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Thanksgiving means turkey and all the trimmings and family get-togethers and football and the Macys parade and eating until you cant breathe. It also means youre going to be seeing your neighbors up on ladders in the next few days putting up their holiday lights. If your house is currently for sale or if youre considering listing it, you may be ...


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The 10 Best Commutes In California, By County
Written By: Vannya Kristich

The average Californian spends about 50 minutes commuting per day. That might sound like a lot, but as residents of Los Angeles and San Francisco will tell you, its just the tip of the iceberg. If youre planning on moving to California but dont feel like spending that much time in traffic, theres good news: California is a big state with a lot o...


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Going Green and Making Green: A Property Management Solution
Written By: Lewis Fein

Technology may be essential to the real estate industry, but customization is the key to excellence. It is the means by which building owners and property managers, as well as tenants, can use technology -- the way they can use customized technology -- to increase efficiency, improve service and enjoy better peace of mind.To achieve these goals,...


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CondoGate: Is there a Scandal in your Community Association?
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question. I own a unit in a condominium association. It is managed by a property management company. The wife of the President of the Board of Directors has been employed by that management company. The President has monopolized the other Board members and keeps increasing our condominium fee every year since he became President. The management ...


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Dealing With Difficult People In Your Homeowners Association
Written By: Richard Thompson

Living in a homeowner association, there is likelihood of running into someone that is, how should we say it, less than happy. We all have to deal with difficult people at some point. Some focus on what they dont like about a person loudmouth, condescending tone, etc and then hope they will change. Not surprisingly, this ra>For many, personal ex...


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Disruption and Accelerated Change In Real Estate
Written By: PJ Wade

In this time of celebrated disruption and accelerated change, the context for everything, including home buying and selling, is facing disruption and change, globally and locally.Corporations and governments are struggling to anticipate impact and benefits from disruptive technology while they try to manage change on many fronts at once. How suc...


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2017 NAR Profile Can Help Agents Find Buyers And Sellers
Written By: Bob Hunt

We have noted that The 2017 National Association of REALTORSreg; Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers contains valuable information for sellers and their agents as to how buyers find the homes that they ultimately buy. The profile also contains valuable and interesting information as to how both buyers and sellers find the agents that they ultimat...


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DIY Solutions To Your Flooring Problems
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

True story. The wood in our living room is scratched and worn, the dark tile in the kitchen imparts a sort of cave-like feel, and theres unfinished concrete in several of the bedrooms thanks to foundation repair that was done shortly after we bought the house. We could have had the four burly men that peeled away the 10-year-old carpet to jackha...


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Holiday Splurges And Saves To Make Hosting Easier
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

If youre hosting for the holidays, there is undoubtedly a lot to do and a lot to buy. You probably have a budget youre looking to stick to, but then you make the mistake of wandering in to Williams Sonomaand there goes your bottom line There are places to save a few bucks so you can make a few worthy splurges. Heres a guide that will help.Splurg...


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House Hunting? How Good Manners Can Help Get The Home You Want
Written By: Realty Times Staff

As most people know, the real estate market shifts between a buyers or sellers market, depending on supply and demand. However, regardless of which market were currently in, buyer etiquette can help you get the home you want with the least amount of stress.It may sound odd to some, especially first-time homebuyers, but manners matter when it com...


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Choosing The Best Hardwood Floors For Your Home
Written By: Realty Times Staff

The rich patina of wood floors adds beauty and elegance to any home.Older homes were once routinely constructed with hardwood floors, but that practice was abandoned in the 1950s, when new technologies made wall-to-wall carpeting available. Builders were able to build more homes faster, for the post-war baby boom, and save money on labor.But tod...


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9 Ways You Can Score Great Deals For Your Home On Black Friday
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

For many of us, Black Friday shopping is key to a successful holiday gift-buying strategy for friends and family. But have you taken a look around your home lately? Maybe you need to put it on your list this year.There are some great deals out there this Black Friday that can help you fix up, fancy up, update, and upgrade the place you call home...


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6 Ideas For Selling Your Home In The Winter
Written By: Andrea Davis

1 Keep the house warm.While you dont have to keep the heat on all the time, keep the house warm during showings. You dont want people shivering while they look through the house. Set the thermostat to at least 70 degrees -- whether youll be in the house or not.2 Trim the outdoor foliage.Remove snow from shrubs and trees so that potential buyers ...


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The Real Estate Contracts Kick-Out Clause
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question: We are selling our house and have found a nice couple who have expressed interest. Unfortunately, they cannot afford to buy our house unless they sell their house first. We would like to work something out with this couple, but are concerned about taking our house off the market for an indefinite period while the buyers try to sell the...


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Ask the HOA Expert: Who Is Supposed To Fix And Maintain What?
Written By: Richard Thompson

Question: Our board has a running battle with various unit owners about who is supposed to fix and maintain what. As a result, the board has paid for repairs that were probably the unit owners responsibility. How do we get this under control?Answer:The board should adopt a Maintenance Insurance Areas of Responsibility Policy which defines respon...


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2017 Homebuyer Survey Contains Valuable Information For Agents And Sellers
Written By: Bob Hunt

One of the most useful research projects of the National Association of REALTORSreg; NAR is the annual survey of homebuyers and sellers. It is particularly useful because it shows sellers and their agents what works and what sources buyers use to find their new homes.This is the 36th year that NAR has conducted an annual survey of those who have...


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The Missing Middle: Situation Dire In Toronto; Optimistic In Vancouver
Written By: Jim Adair

In the Greater Toronto Area, 45 per cent of housing units are single-detached homes, 35 per cent are apartment buildings and just 20 per cent are known as the "missing middle" -- including townhouses, triplexes and low-rise buildings.But soon, demographics suggest that two fast-growing age groups -- those in the 35 to 44 age bracket and those wh...


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Technology for the Betterment of the Real Estate Industry
Written By: Lewis Fein

Far from being a threat, technology is an asset for the real estate industry. Specific services and applications can enable agents to better serve their clients, be they landlords, tenants, employers or employees. That ability, thanks to the resources agents can leverage, can ease an otherwise stressful process; a process that has too much uncer...


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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Selling Your Home For The Holi...
Thanksgiving means turkey and all the trimmings and family get-togethers and football and th...

The 10 Best Commutes In Califo...
The average Californian spends about 50 minutes commuting per day. That might sound like a l...

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