Real Estate News Articles


Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2019


Improved Canadian Housing Data Helps With Real Estate Decisions
Written By: Jim Adair

Yoursquo;ve probably heard this one before: ldquo;There are three types of lies ndash; lies, damn lies and statistics.rdquo; ndash; attributed to Benjamin Disraeli. Or how about this one: ldquo;Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.rdquo; ndash; Mark Twain.You would think that compiling housing data would be a fairly straightforward process, but in Canada itrsquo;s been anything but. Through the years, housing stats have been called incomplete, inadequate and part of a plot by or...

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How to Find a Real Estate Agent: A Few Things You Might Not Have Thought Of
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Their reviewsWe live in an era where you can find as much information as you want about just about anyone, with just a few clicks. Itrsquo;s imperative these days to read reviews, whether yoursquo;re looking for a good air conditioning technician or someone to help you buy or sell what is likely your largest asset. But donrsquo;t just depend on the reviews on the realtorrsquo;s website. Google any agent yoursquo;re considering, and check out whatrsquo;s being said about them on Yelp and on socia...

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Effective Social Media Strategies for Realtors
Written By: Ashley Halsey

The results are conclusive: social media is a great tool for real estate agents. However, first agents must understand the ways in which this medium should be harnessed for this particular industry. Herersquo;s all you need to know:Utilize social media demographicsPlatforms such as Facebook have detailed targeting tools which can really help you hit that required demographic, so if you are listing a property which is great for a first home for those looking to climb onto the property ladder, or ...

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4 Ways to Save When Selling Your Home
Written By: Ben Mizes

Selling your home can be a thrilling and very lucrative experience. But for the first-time home seller, it can also be nerve-wracking and deflating.nbsp;Thatrsquo;s because selling the largest investment of your life can be counterintuitively expensive. Getting your home ready to be scrutinized by strangers takes a lot of cash and elbow grease.As the saying goes, it takes money to make money.However, there are some easy ways to cut down on your front-end expenses to make your home sale more prof...

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5 Questions You Should Ask About Senior Apartments
Written By: Aisha Olson

Moving to a retirement residence could be the answer to senior housing thata yoursquo;re looking for. Older seniors who are considering the next stage of their retirement have a lot of reasons to downsize into a retirement residence. Today, housing options like these offer benefits such as:gt;gt; Active living amp; social life>gt;gt; More convenience and greater affordabilitygt;gt; Flexible care options that help seniors age in placegt;gt; Accessibility without costly renovationsnbsp;Finding sen...

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How to Solve an Ant Problem
Written By: Dalia Rotrammel

If you are interested to know about how you can get rid of ants naturally, then you are at the right place. Ants can be found anywhere and everywhere. You can see a trail of ant army in your kitchen. To successfully get rid of these ants, you need to try some of the best and most effective methods.Tips to Get Rid of House Ants:Homemade Ant BaitBorax can be an excellent compound for killing house ants, and at the same time powdered sugar will attract them. To make a homemade ant bait, you need to...

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Now That Its Fall, Did You Miss the Home Selling Boat?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

But that doesnrsquo;t mean you canrsquo;t offload your home now, or that you wonrsquo;t get a good price if you do. If you have to list now and you want to get your home in the best position to sell quickly and for a good number, heed these tips.nbsp;Make sure your home is market readyBuyers at this time of year tend to be serious. They may not be any more excited about buying right now than you are about selling, but theyrsquo;re in the market because of a >A home thatrsquo;s not in great shape...

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A Guide for San Diego Seniors Planning to Downsize During Retirement
Written By: Michael Longsdon

Costs to Include When Planning Out Your Downsizing BudgetRemodeling ExpensesWhen looking for a new home, yoursquo;re not likely to find one with all of the aging-in-place features to make your golden years safe and comfortable. So factor the costs of making those home changes on your own into your budget. You can use online tools to quickly find out how much home projects cost in your area. For instance, an average bathroom remodel runs 10,332 to 24,516 in San Diego, but project specifics can dr...

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Why Maintenance Tracking is Beneficial to HOAs
Written By: Warren Wu

Schedule Preventative Maintenance EasierPreventative maintenance is a key component of ensuring the proper working order of all your systems and equipment. This includes things like pest control, pools, filter changes, water pipes, and monthly landscaping tasks to ensure the continual beauty of the community for your homeowners. When people are part of an HOA, they long for beautiful and serene common areas and do not like to see signs of wear and tear on their community.When you add a maintenan...

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Rules for Halloween Dcor When Selling Your House
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

After a long, hot summer, the arrival of fall and everyonersquo;s favorite candy-hoarding holiday is a welcome gift.But if yoursquo;re getting ready to sell your home, all that deacute;cor could get in the way, and be a distraction for buyers instead of a delight. Taking a more measured approach is key; These tips will help.Dont overdo itYoursquo;re excited about Halloween. We get it. And yoursquo;re not alone. Last year, Americans spent 9 billion on Halloween, of which 2.7 billion was spent on ...

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Scary Issues That Can Kill Your New Home Joy
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Buying a home is full of challenges, and the one that might be the most frustrating of all is finding out therersquo;s something wrong after yoursquo;ve already closed escrow. In many cases, you may have recourse against the seller if there is an issue that wasnrsquo;t disclosed, or against the home inspector if he or she missed something serious. But even recompense, yoursquo;re still left with a problem you have to deal with when all you want is to be enjoying your new home.nbsp;nbsp;Here are ...

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Home Builders: Do They Get Buyers?
Written By: PJ Wade

ldquo;There is no mystery to what consumers want,rdquo; said Tim Costello, President and CEO of BDX, Inc., a provider of digital marketing and sales solutions for the home building industry. ldquo;The mystery is why our [home building] industry has been so slow in adopting this.ldquo;bull;nbsp;Do you want to buy a brand-new homemdash;one that nobody has ever lived in before you?nbsp;bull;nbsp;Are you excited about experiencing the step-by-step thrill of the build and the delight in selecting eac...

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The Basics of Down Payment Assistance Programs
Written By: David Reed

While that may not sound like very much, and itrsquo;s certainly a lot less than 20 percent down, 3.5 percent of 300,000 is still 10,500. This is on top of closing costs and cash reserves. First time buyers save money each month to go toward a down payment. But there are Down Payment Assistance Programs available in most areas. Where do you apply for down payment assistance and how do these programs work?Down payment assistance can come in the form of a grant. A grant is actually free money. It ...

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Top Remodels and Renovations That Actually Pay Off
Written By: Ben Mizes

People are fascinated with having nice homes.nbsp;What about when itrsquo;s time to sell? Is it worth remodeling or renovating your home before putting it on the market?nbsp;Letrsquo;s take a look at remodels and renovations that actually pay off when itrsquo;s time to sell your home.nbsp;Remodels vs RenovationsFirst, you should understand the difference between remodeling and renovating.nbsp;Renovation is required when something is in disrepair. Replacing rusty pipes or a leaky toilet in the ba...

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Tips to Buying a Home Out of State
Written By: Vincent Stokes

Buying a Home Out of StateThe first step you should do is hire a buyerrsquo;s agent. Buyers Agents are incredibly useful in assisting you in the home buying process in general, but especially if you are looking to purchase a home out of state. In addition to knowing your new area, they can also:- Build a solid >- Represent your best interests, without disclosing any personal information- Help you make the right decision on a property.- Often enough, they know the neighborhood well and can show y...

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Choosing the Right TV For Your Home
Written By: Carol Evenson

SizeAccording to Digital Trends, modern TVs are now incredibly consistent when it comes to picture quality across different sizes. If all else is kept the same between the TV yoursquo;re looking for, size is completely up to your personal preference. Make sure to measure your space and consult with any other decision-maker in your home before you purchase.High Definitionnbsp;Image quality has progressed a lot in the last several years. Almost every TV out there is some form of HD now. The tricky...

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Mortgage Loans: What You Can Do On Your Own and What to Leave to Your Lender
Written By: David Reed

Yoursquo;d be surprised about how much it takes to get a loan from application status to final approval. There are multiple steps involved and many of these steps canrsquo;t be taken unless a previous step has been completed. To help, borrowers can take on some of the load to help streamline the entire process. There are some initial requirements that borrowers must complete without the assistance of anyone else. Applicants are required to complete a loan application. That can be done with the a...

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Hot Wallpaper Trends to Transform Your Space
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

ldquo;Wallpaper is one of those things that fell out of the zeitgeistmdash;hard,rdquo; said >Todayrsquo;s wallpaper is a world away from the stuff people went running from decades ago. The ldquo;revival,rdquo; as >Wersquo;re taking a look at a few of the biggest trends.Go deepnbsp;Wallpaper trends this year have embraced deep, rich hues including ldquo;navy blue shades, burnt red, mustard yellow, and forest green,rdquo; said Prime Walls. ldquo;Colors can affect the mood of the space, and dark co...

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Improved Canadian Housing Da...
Yoursquo;ve probably heard this one before: ldquo;There are three types of lies ndash; lies,...

How to Find a Real Estate Ag...
Their reviewsWe live in an era where you can find as much infor...

Effective Social Media Strat...
The results are conclusive: social media is a great tool for real estate agents. However, fi...

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All Rights Reserved.