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Realities of Real Estate: A Short History of the Home Mortgage

As the federal government begins to grapple with the new reality that there are limitations on how much money our nation can borrow, we are starting to examine possible changes to the tax code, as well as how our tax ...

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Realities of Real Estate: What to do when it all goes wrong

Whether you’re buying a house or selling a house, signing the contract is only the beginning of what can be a long, and sometimes arduous, journey to the settlement table. In most cases, it all goes off without a hitch, ...

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Realities of Real Estate: Houses have many different prices

When it comes to evaluating real estate, there are a wide variety of factors we take into consideration. Condition, location and amenities are all important, but what people usually focus on first is the price. However, price can be expressed ...

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Realities of Real Estate: 10 things we look at in a listing report

When you get ready to go house shopping, one of the first pieces of paperwork that you’ll start collecting are listing summaries. An agent may provide you with these, or you might print out summaries of your own from various ...

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Realities of Real Estate: Marketing in Real Estate

Back in 2006, housing demand reached such a fever pitch that an agent’s contribution to marketing didn’t need to go much beyond putting your house in the Multiple List System. Today, things are a little bit different. A few pictures ...

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Realities of Real Estate: Buying vs. renting

These days, many people think that renting might be a better deal than making the leap to home ownership. Much of the decision can rest on your current financial condition and overall ability to buy. For some, a poor credit ...

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