Updated: Tuesday, April 07, 2020

NOW: BV (Before Virus) & AV (After Virus)
Written By: PJ Wade

Times have changed dramatically.The strategic frontline for the war against the COVID-19 virus and for the fight to keep people healthy is our homes. We are all living on this frontline, therefore we can all make a significant difference in determining how this war plays out and ends.Simply, STAY HOMEThats how the war will be wonfirst in your ho...

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Tips for Taking Your Own Listing Photos During the Quarantine
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

But, even in jurisdictions where real estate->First, a disclaimer. Professional photos of your home are critical to showing it in its best light so it will sellespecially in a market that is suddenly facing some challenges. According to the Center for REALTOR Development CRD, It might seem obviousor go without sayingthat good photography and vid...

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Sellers: Adopting a “Buyer Frame of Mind”
Written By: PJ Wade

Your real estate professional will help with this mental transition and ultimately youll benefit from embracing this shift. The sooner you let go of obsessing about your home and start concentrating on what buyers in this market and this price range will spend their money on, the easier and more lucrative selling your home will be.Embrace The Bu...

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Here’s the Thing About TV Niches, and Five Ways to Transform Them into Something Better
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

We can personally attest to dealing with more like enduring a TV niche that was both poorly located and improperly sized. Shoved into the corner of the living room, it suffered from extreme glare coming through floor-to-ceiling, west-facing windows and created an unfortunate scenario in which there was only one good seat in the room: the one dir...

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Do You Really Skip Two Payments When Refinancing?
Written By: David Reed

First, lets understand that mortgage payments are made in arrears. Its the opposite of a rent payment. When renting, youre actually paying for the month youre about to live in. With a mortgage, youre paying for the month you just lived in. For instance, you make your mortgage payment on the first of the month, but the payment is for accrued inte...

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The Future of Real Estate in a Quarantined World
Written By: Jeff Cohn

Living in a virtual worldIve been telling people for years that I believe agents and consumers will demand a virtual office solution going into this next decade- that is now becoming a reality.nbsp; For the past five years, my team has been able to do everything virtually and physically at my brokerage in Omaha. We are now operating 100 virtuall...

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3 Decorating Tips To Make Your House Looks Fancy
Written By: Geraldine Mills

1. Living RoomThe living room is part of the home where you are likely to be entertaining your guests most often. Thus, you should make sure that it presents itself very well to others. Otherwise, people may think youre a messy and cluttered person.nbsp;You dont need to do much or modify too many parts of your living room. You only need to consi...

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Buying a Home? Don’t Forget to Ask These Questions!
Written By: Michael Porter

Can You Have a Copy of the Homes Sales History?It is important to know about how many times the home has changed hands over the years as well as for much the home sold for each time. This will let you know about your prospective propertys value fluctuations which can help you sell the home and negotiate fairly in the future.What is the Cost of M...

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Should You Buy a House During the Coronavirus Outbreak?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Shark Tank star and real estate icon, Barbara Corcoran, is the latest to weigh in, telling TMZ that, Nows the time to score a steal, they said. She told us buyers who are willing to pay special attention to details can find properties discounted by as much as 25. Shes seen it happen in NYC, and says that kinda deal wont be uncommon due to the ha...

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Home Improvement Projects to Tackle During the Quarantine
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Youre working from home, which means youre bored, and youre looking for stuff to do. If you own your home, that stuff probably means home improvement projects. Weve got tips on what to tackle during the quarantine.Do an even deeper clean than usualIt is spring, after all. This year, in addition to annual spring cleaning list, add a few tasks tha...

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Ask the HOA Expert: What's The Difference Between The CC&Rs And The Rules And Regulations?
Written By: Richard Thompson

Answer: CCamp;Rs stands for "Covenants, Conditions amp; Restrictions". CCamp;Rs include the Declaration, Bylaws, Rules, Regulations, Policies and Resolutions.As far as standing up in court, no one can predict the outcome of a judge or jury decision. But the board has a responsibility to make sure all rules, regulations and policies are in writin...

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Jimmy Fallon Inspires Renewed Interest in Interior Slides
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Of course, Fallons home may be slightly different than ours. From what we have been able to see on The Tonight Show at home, a pared-down version of his weeknight show that has been a family affair, with his kids and wife participating, the home is as interesting as he is. It has a slew of eye-popping features, including a rustic wood staircase,...

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How to Find Housing That Will Suit Your Pet's Needs Too
Written By: Carol Evenson

Check Local Ordinances and Homeowners Association RulesWhen youre looking for a home, either rented or purchased, youll need to follow the rules of the community that youre entering. Most areas have general ordinances on cleaning up after your dog when you go for a walk. Theyll also have leash laws, and they might have other ordinances on what k...

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Do You Really Skip Two Payments When Refinancing?
Written By: David Reed

Sounds like a pretty good idea, doesnt it? Take a break from making this months mortgage payment plus skipping the next one? Who wouldnt want that? But lets take a closer look at what actually goes on with those payments during a refinance transaction.First, lets understand that mortgage payments are made in arrears. Its the opposite of a rent p...

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5 Necessary Steps to Flipping a House
Written By: Vincent Stokes

1. Research the Real Estate MarketNot every market is the best choice for flipping houses. For example, if youre starting off with just 10,000 that you can work with out of pocket, you probably shouldnt start flipping houses that are being listed in the millions. It wont work out well for you and youll end up with less than you started with. The...

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How to Buy Your First Home
Written By: Craig Middleton

Set yourself up for success by using these five tips when buying a house:Repair and Build Your CreditThis is a step that has to be done before you start negotiating rates and looking at houses. If you have a lot of debt to pay off you will need to start paying it off or find some way to repair your credit. You want a good credit score because th...

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Private Lending During the Coronavirus
Written By: Edward Brown

Varying government agencies have taken similar steps to those during 1918s pandemic to quell the spread of the coronavirus; isolation, quarantine, use of disinfectants, and limitations of public gatherings. These measures seem to be the fastest way to rid the general population of this kind of virus. During these times, the economic effects are ...

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March Real Estate Roundup
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Freddie Macs results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that "The Federal Reserves swift and significant efforts to stabilize the market were much needed and helped mortgage rates drop for the first time in three weeks. Similar to other segments of the economy, real estate demand is softening. However, the combination of the Feds action...

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