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January 29th, 2015

Renovations That Would Increase Your House’s Real Estate Value

Posted by Marie in Information

Planning to sell your house and want to increase its value? You’ll be surprise how easy it is to increase your house price by doing some renovations. Here are some ideas for renovations.

Tip #1: If you love to barbecue and have the space outdoors, consider an outdoor kitchen for your next home improvement project. The space requirements for this can be fairly large, but it will add significant value to your home and make your backyard a much more enjoyable place to relax and entertain guests.

Tip #2: If you have a big backyard, then you should turn a part of it to a beautiful garden. A flower garden can make the yard more beautiful. A vegetable or a fruit garden can provide tasty treats for one to it. Add up some shaped bushes and a time-set sprinkler to make it stand out more. If you can’t afford the expense of professional landscaping, you can buy a timer at your local home improvement store to attach to a hose and sprinkler.

Tip #3: A basketball court on a portion of one’s property can give it an edge on the real estate market. It will also provide a safe, close, and always open area for any of the people living in the house to play on. Friends and family will always have something to do when visiting as well!

Definitely consider the suggested renovations to make your house stand out. When it comes time to sell, you will be glad that your house stands out above the rest with the right improvements that will ensure a quick and profitable sale.

January 22nd, 2015

A Good Lawn, Makes a Good Home

Posted by Lei in Tips

You want to sell your house in a jiffy? There are ways to attract those buyers to you.

  • Clean the house thoroughly. Take time to tidy up nooks and crannies. Hire a helper so you won’t end up doing all the dirty work.
  • Take off wallpapers so as to neutralize the house. Nothing should be seen pertaining to the former owner. In this way it will be more attractive to the market.
  • Deodorize your house most especially the smell of pets. this turns away buyers.
  • Keep in, natural light so as to give the impression of a bright house.
  • Take extra effort to beautify your lawn. Because 80% of the time, buyers often get attracted to beautiful lawn and garden the moment they pull out of the car.
  • Take time to distribute flyers wtihin the area. It can truly work to your advantage.
    Advertise in the internet. Paid advertisements are also recommended.
January 15th, 2015

Real Estate Selling Tips

Posted by Robert in Real Estate, Real Estate Agent, Sales, Tips

Listing down the real estate properties for sale can be a depressing thing to do. Especially if you’ve been seeing the same property as unsold for the last few months. The list just keeps on getting longer and longer, and you’re wondering why it’s not selling.

According to Jennifer Allan, real estate broker, author and consultant, here are tips on making sure that what you sell won’t be sitting on the list forever:

  • Price is King. Properties must be priced more aggressively than their competition to even be shown, much result in an offer.
  • Condition is Queen. A home that evokes a negative or even a neutral first impression has little chance of selling.
  • Accessibility rounds out the top three. If a listing is hard to show, regardless of the reason, it will be passed over.

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    January 8th, 2015

    House for Sale?

    Posted by Lei in Information

    Its been months since you listed your property for sale, you tried everything already like; getting a listing agent, posting your ad through the Internet, by word of mouth, etc. But still you haven’t received any calls yet, you tried to call your agent and asked why then you were not satisfied by his reply.There are some factors that might have affected selling your house, and these are:
    A.)Price-due to recent problems encountered by the Real Estate Industry, prices of homes nowadays are less than the price you actually bought it few years back.Maybe, the price you posted is too high for any buyer to consider.
    B.)location-check if your house is located conveniently than poorly. Buyers will try to find properties that will bring comfort to them and their families.
    C.)condition of your house-is your house on tip-top shape?have you thought of repainting it before putting it on sale?I think you should do it now if ever you haven’t done so.
    D.)And lastly you may want to change your listing agent-when you called your agent and asked for answers, you didn’t liked what he said. Basically, if your agent isn’t cooperative and not that interested anymore in selling your house it’s high time you find another agent who can help you with your dilemma.

    January 1st, 2015

    良い芝生は良い家をつくる

    Posted by Lei in Imp @ja

    あなたの家をいますぐ売りたいですか? 買い手をひきつける手があります。

    • 家中を掃除しましょう。 隅々まで整理整頓してください。 一人で全部掃除しなくてもよいように、誰か雇いましょう。
    • 壁紙を取り、家にニュートラルな印象を与えてください。 以前の持ち主に関するものは一切見せないでください。 このほうが、不動産市場で家が魅力的に見えます。
    • ペットの臭いなど無いように、消臭してください。臭いは買い手を遠ざけます。
    • 明るい家の印象を与えるため、自然の光を入れてください。
    • 時間をかけて芝生を手入れしてください。 というのは80%の場合、買い手は物件の前に車を止めたとき、美しい芝生と庭に魅了されるからです。
    • 地域にチラシを配布しましょう。 これが有利に働く場合があります。
      インターネット上で宣伝しましょう。 有料の広告もお薦めします。
    December 25th, 2014

    The Real Estate Market in the Next Six Months

    Posted by Lei in Views

    2.jpgLately, the most common question circulating among people in the real estate industry is “What will happen to real estate market in the next 6 months?” Clients are asking when will the real estate market turn? The answer will be indicated by the number of loans that were funded. The clue is to listen to what the local lenders have to say. When they say that many loans were closed, then it is time to purchase because good deals will be visible. According to Wall Street, the real estate market most probably will not normalize yet until two more years.

    December 18th, 2014

    Checking What is Out There

    There are times when you need to be updated, times when you need to listen to your own mind, and times when you have to do intelligent combinations of both. For house buying, you usually have to know what is out there and have a good, clear idea of what you are looking for at the same time.


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    Fortunately, there are a lot of outlets to get information both to be up-to-date and to help organize your own thoughts. Take a look at real estate magazines and listings in the papers. Taking a look at pictures provided will let you know what houses are going on sale these days and will give you an idea about what kind of house you want. Go online and do this there as well. Chances are, you will get a whole lot more especially in the way of pictures, online. Also, look at getting a broker. Brokers will have access to listings and will help you narrow down your search according to budget and preference.

    December 11th, 2014

    Is Condo Living for You?

    Posted by Victoria in Uncategorized

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    There is nothing like owning your own home. For sure you will feel the satisfaction of having arrived at a certain point in life after a successful, big purchase like this. Owning a home does not have to mean owning a house though. Many people consider owning a condominium to be an equally good and satisfying investment.
    There are a lot of great advantages to owning a condominium. First of all, the upkeep part becomes much easier. Condominiums usually have at least a skeletal maintenance staff ready to help fix your plumbing, electrical work, and carpentry. Secondly, amenities tend to be bigger in scale like having a lap pool or a clubhouse and gym. Thirdly, security can also be better in a condominium.
    There are many great things to consider when looking at a condominium which is why this kind of real estate purchase is certainly a good one.

    December 4th, 2014

    Real Estate:Definition of terms

    Posted by Lei in Information

    In order for you as a buyer or seller to understand Real Estate further, we will give you a glossary that you can use before pushing through any plans.Here’s the list:(Source:Real Estate abc.com)
    1.)amortization-The loan payment consists of a portion which will be applied to pay the accruing interest on a loan, with the remainder being applied to the principal. Over time, the interest portion decreases as the loan balance decreases, and the amount applied to principal increases so that the loan is paid off (amortized) in the specified time.
    2.)clear title-A title that is free of liens or legal questions as to ownership of the property.
    3.)collateral-In a home loan, the property is the collateral. The borrower risks losing the property if the loan is not repaid according to the terms of the mortgage or deed of trust.

    (Photo source:http://www.fotosearch.com/photos-images/dictionary.html)

    November 27th, 2014

    Mortgages

    Posted by Lei in Estate Planning Advice


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    1. Mortgages usually peg housing costs anywhere from 28 – 30 per cent of a borrower’s gross income and a maximum of 36 per cent for existing debt payments which could be student loans, car payments and the like.
    2. Mortgage terms could be 10, 15 or 30 years. Longer terms also mean lower monthly amortizations but higher interest rates. Shorter terms have bigger monthly amortizations but lower interest rates.
    3. Sometimes, 30-year terms allow additional principal payments. Meaning, a 30-year loan could be reduced to 22 years by having one additional monthly amortization each year.
    4. Mortgages have either fixed or variable rates. Fixed rates are advisable for buyers who plan to stay 10 years or more in their property, while variable rates are best for those who intend to stay there only within 5 years or less.
    5. Home equity debts are normally tax deductible.
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