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Real Estate Improvements Tips

Posted on August 19, 2016 By

rl3Before you think of putting on a “For Sale” sign at your lawn, you must make important real estate improvements first. Admit it. Your house has undergone deterioration throughout the years that you have spent in it. As hard as it may be to say goodbye to the home where you have stayed for some time, you can still have your pleasant memories in it with you even if it gets sold. Consider the repairing your tribute to your shelter. In addition, the enhancements will give you the right to ask for a higher selling price. Below are the key improvements that you can make in your home.

• Bathroom makeover -it is very likely that your bathroom is the first destination of your prospective buyer. After all, it is very essential in maintaining the occupant’s personal hygiene. In addition, it can mirror your some of your personal traits. An orderly and well-maintained bathroom can indicate that the previous owner (which means you) is clean. You may brush this aside as you think that it is trivial but it makes the big difference.

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Real Estate Management

Posted on July 16, 2016 By

rl2Real estate management is primarily engaged in the practice of handling, supervising and controlling an immovable proprietary. Purchasing real estate requires a significant investment, and each parcel of land has unique characteristics, so the real estate management industry has evolved into several fields.

Real estate, or immovable property, is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. Real estate is often considered synonymous with real property, as contrasted to personal property. However, for technical purposes, some people prefer to distinguish real estate, referring to the land and fixtures themselves, from real property, referring to ownership rights over real estate.

With the development of private property ownership, real estate has become a major area of business. This paved the way to the birth of real estate management. Also called real estate development industry, it is primarily engaged in the practice of handling, supervising and controlling an immovable property.

Purchasing real estate requires a significant investment, and each parcel of land has unique characteristics, so the real estate management industry

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Real Estate Issues in Divorce Tips

Posted on July 13, 2016 By

rl1The dissolution of marriage can be rough on a family, and even more difficult if real estate is involved. There are complex laws that surround divorce and real estate that add unwanted tension in an already stressful situation. For a couple, their home is likely their biggest asset. Considering the current economic climate, many couples have more equity in their home than they do in their checking or savings accounts. This is why it has become such a troublesome issue in divorce.

Gather Information
There are a number of issues that must be considered when determining how real estate should be divided up after a divorce. In most cases, the real estate is owned by both partners in the marriage; therefore, each client is required to identify as many details as possible relative to shared real estate. This includes the history and acquisition of the territory, source of funds used to purchase the real estate, improvements done to the property and items therein, current liens, title, and value of each piece.

Determining Value

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Real Estate Improvements Enhance

Posted on August 21, 2016 By

Real estate improvements can be as simple as painting the exterior of a house to protect it from constant wear and tear to completely rebuilding a house almost from the foundation up. There are many reasons why people require real estate improvements – to enhance the worth of the property, to increase the number of rooms, to make it eco-friendly and so on. Real estate improvements can be extremely disruptive especially if the family still plans to continue living in the home.

Sometimes, a young couple may buy a small two bedroom house with space for increasing the capacity. Initially, they may have just one child and the house will be sufficient for their needs. If the family starts to grow with more kids or even if elderly parents have to move in, the couple will definitely need to consider expanding the house to include more bedrooms and bathrooms. Before entering into a remodeling process, they must sit down and consider what they hope to achieve by the renovations.

If more rooms need to be added, they will need to get the expert opinion of a civil engineer who will study the structural plans of

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Tips in Real Estate Improvements

Posted on August 20, 2016 By

Real estate improvements are beneficial even if you are planning to sell your home or not. Either way, the market value of your house would dramatically boost up. In addition, even if you will keep your home, this will be a sound investment. Even if the point comes that you will need to sell your home for some reason, you can be certain that it is ready. If you re planning to upgrade your property yet you do not know how to do it and where you will start, you will find this article most useful.

• Adding up or remodeling your bathroom. You need to consider the funds and the hassle of adding a new bathroom. This will require new plumbing and wiring installation. You will need to hire certified men who can do the work for you. While this can definitely boost up the market value, it will entail a lot of planning and spending. If you do not have the extra space, remodeling your bathroom will suffice. The mere effort of improving or adding up cabinets or restoring the tiles can already make your tile look as new as ever. It will be

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Real Estate Improvements

Posted on August 18, 2016 By

There are advantages to using the new roofing products. The cost, durability, and life cycle are longer. The new products are created from recycled and natural materials. When your roof, made of shingles, needs repair, the old shingles are removed and taken to a landfill.

If you are considering one of the newer roofs, you must take the weight of the material into consideration. Some of the newer materials, such as slate and tile, can weight five to ten times more than asphalt shingles; therefore, the supports must be strong enough to hold the added weight.

While this will increase the expense of installation, the expense will only occur once. To determine the actual cost, you must take both the cost of the product and the added expense of strengthening the rafters or trusses. Then determine the length of time of your product warranty.

If you are concerned about the environment, you can use recycled plastic products. Since they weigh approximately the same as shingle, you will not have to strengthen the support system. This will save you added expense while still allowing you to gain the benefits of the new materials. Plastic can

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Practical Tips to Help Anyone Wholesaling Real Estate

Posted on August 17, 2016 By

Follow up System – Cleanliness is Godliness, right? Same goes for your work space. You will want to have a filing cabinet divided into 12 sections. Each section should have 31 folders in it. The sections represent one of the 12 months and each folder will be numbered 1-31 for each day within a month. Once you have scheduled an appointment with a seller, take your lead sheet and place it in its appropriate date. Everyday check your folders to see what your next day looks like and to confirm your appointment.

Get Assistant/Partner – Get someone to help you! You can go to the local college and post and ad for an internship. To do this you will have to get permission from the college job board. You may also post an ad in Craigslist, but you will get flooded with responses. Too many people who fail work alone so get a partner and split responsibilities. This partner should be someone who wants the same you do and can work alone.

Get Maps – Buy a map of your city, town, or farm area. Make sure you circle which areas you want to target

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Reasons to Invest in Lake Tahoe Real Estate Right Now

Posted on July 15, 2016 By

Even in a plunging real estate market, you can profit from investing in real estate if you know where to invest your dollars.

So, do you know where you should be investing right now in this challenging real estate market?

The answer: Lake Tahoe real estate

Here’s why you should invest in Lake Tahoe real estate, especially in the South Lake Tahoe area.

Top 7 Reasons to Invest in Lake Tahoe Real Estate

#7: Ideal Weather Conditions & Year Round Recreation Attracts New Buyers

Summer tourists in nearby Sacramento and Reno experience temperatures in the 100’s. The Bay Area is socked with fog. Lake Tahoe generally enjoys highs in the low 80’s.

And, don’t let the fact that this is known as a world-class ski destination fool you into thinking that the winters are uncomfortable. An average January day ranges from 15 – 41 degrees with brilliant sunshine compared to Vail (0 – 31,) Jackson Hole (5 – 28,) and Stow (1 – 25.)

When a storm comes it drops the snow and leaves us basking in sunlight. In fact, the sun shines approximately 275 days a year.


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Real Estate Insurance for Realtors and Mortgage Brokers

Posted on July 14, 2016 By

Insurance requirements have become such an integral part of the real estate and loan transaction, they must be included in any comprehensive discussion of real estate finance. Every purchase transaction will require title insurance, and every mortgage will require homeowners insurance. In some situations, lenders may also require flood insurance and/or mortgage insurance. Even purchasers of condominiums and townhouses will have other insurance options to consider.

Title insurance was devised to eliminate most of the problems created by abstract attorneys and the abstract opinion. Title insurers examine all the recorded documents pertaining to a specific property to produce an insurance policy that covers the purchaser, the lender, or both, from any defects to the title. Title insurance policies are now fairly uniform, and the insurance companies have the financial resources to defend and compensate their insured.

Owner’s Policy

The owner’s policy insures a purchaser that the title to the property was transferred free of any defects, except those which are listed as exceptions. The settlement agent will obtain and record the documents required in the title commitment. In most real estate transactions, the seller will pay for the owner’s policy. The buyer pays for the

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Real Estate as Collateral for Home

Posted on June 12, 2016 By

These days buying a house means not just finding a place to call your own, but also making a smart investment. Today real estate is becoming a great investment opportunity for many homeowners. Many homeowners are using the equity they have built into their home to get liquid cash in their pocket for a number of things. This type of financing is often referred to as a home owner’s loan, or a home improvement loan, or a home equity loan. How it works is you use your existing real estate as collateral to finance a loan for your home improvement needs. Either way, no matter what it is called, you need real estate if you want to qualify for these loans. Whether you need a fresh coat of paint in the house, a total home renovation, or Betsy’s off to college and you need some money, you could consider getting a home loan to finance it.

Updating the bathroom, building an addition for your new home office, or any type of remodeling requires financing. Luckily today there are several ways to fund your real estate improvements. The first thing you need to do is determine how

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How to Improve Sales in Real Estate Tips

Posted on June 11, 2016 By

Are you one of those investors whose properties are not gaining much attention from buyers? Do you feel that your real estate agent is not doing his job in selling your property? If you’re an investor who wants to improve sales in real estate, then you have come to the right place. This article talks about the different sales strategies that you can use to improve sales in real estate. Let these tried and tested selling tips give your investments a boost and ultimately help you make a sale.

· Advertise to the right target market. While you’d like to inform as many people as possible about the house you’re selling, it is also important to advertise to the right audience. If your property is situated near a business district, for example, then you can target your advertisements towards businessmen, young professionals and office workers. Ask yourself what these people read and where they usually go. Place ads in the newspaper, place flyers underneath wipers of cars and distribute flyers near the bus stop. Identify your target market, address their needs, find them and inform them about the house you’re selling.

· Be creative in

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What it Will Take to Improve the Real Estate

Posted on June 10, 2016 By

Today Michigan residents are bemoaning the declining economy especially how it relates to the housing market. Real estate seems to be rapidly declining with no end in sight. However, sometimes it is easy to be lulled into a false sense of doom when that is what you are hearing overall. Statistically speaking, though, the real estate market is not as bad as some seem to suggest and it is already seeing improvements. So in addition to the current trends, is there anything else that can affect the real estate market in a positive manner?

First, home buying seems to be up overall. This is likely due to the number of houses on the market that are priced below an ideal dollar amount. Sellers are losing money on the equity they’ve build into their home and leaving the area. However, buyers are taking full advantage of this and purchasing homes at cut rate prices. Although it is a bad time for sellers, investors and individual buyers are benefiting from the trend. Real estate in general, though, is cyclical and although it is a buyer’s market now, eventually it will be a seller’s market and the pendulum will

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Adding Value to Your Real Estate

Posted on June 9, 2016 By

Those who succeed in the business of real estate investing know that you only get real money by adding value to properties. There are things that can help add value to your investment – some of which you have complete control over, and others where you have less control.

1. Improved infrastructure – If you have invested in a suburban tract of land, the addition of infrastructure such as roads, sewer lines and water lines improves the value of property. You have control over the roads that get built onsite, but if the City or County decides to improve roads in your vicinity (through no control of yours), your property will likely benefit. For a downtown example, the addition or improvement of a neighborhood park is definitely an amenity that will increase the value of surrounding properties.

2. Economic conversion – When you change the use of the property, value is sometimes added to your property. For example, if zoning allows your apartment building to have office or retail on the bottom floor, the conversion of a residential unit to a retail or office space will traditionally increase the value of the property.


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The Top Qualities Which Make a Real Estate Agent Successful

Posted on May 8, 2016 By

The way to success in real estate has many different paths. What works well for some real estate professionals may not work well for you. That being said, here are ten commonly used tactics to assist you in paving the way to success in your real estate ventures:

– Treat everything like a business would: Even though you may use the equipment and tools that are provided by a larger broker, you are really a commission-based and independent sales person. This technically makes you like a small business owner, so run everything like a business would.

– Always know what is happening in your market: Always make sure you know what is happening in your local market as well as any information that may impact you as a real estate professional. This will allow you to take the appropriate actions quickly.

– Establish short term goals: Create feasible goals that you can accomplish within a week or a month. An example would be collecting a certain amount of leads in a month’s timeframe.

– Establish goals for the long term: Create feasible goals that you can accomplish bi-annually or annually. An example would

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How Improv Skills Can Boost Your Real Estate Business

Posted on May 7, 2016 By

I read an interesting article on Realtor.org about a group of real estate agents who took classes on the art of improvisation. Several of the participants mentioned that while the class was scary at first, in the end it helped them overcome some of their shyness, reduced their fear of looking silly, and improved their ability to think on the their feet. It got me thinking about how all real estate agents could benefit from such training.

Improv classes are a great way to force you to be present in the moment, to listen to the person you’re speaking with, and to read body language. These are skills that can help any professional, but are especially useful in the realty business. We work with strangers all the time, some of them friendly and talkative; others are quiet or more on the surly side. We need to be able to handle ourselves professionally and with confidence when dealing with all types of people.

When working with clients, one of an agent’s best skills is the ability to listen. Many realtors get caught up in their tried-and-true selling scripts, and may not truly hear what the clients

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Real Estate Low Cost Improvements for High

Posted on May 6, 2016 By

Fixing and flipping seems to be all the rage right now. In many markets there is still ample opportunity to benefit from this niche. As the market tightens however it is ever more important to make sure that your rehab dollars are being spent wisely. By using the concepts below you can achieve great results when improving a property for resale or rental value. In each case you can reduce your costs while still achieving the look, feel and value increase you’re looking for. Arguably the most important room in a property is the kitchen, so we’ll focus on it for this entry. In order to maximize your profit potential here’s seven super focal points to remember.

1. Don’t replace the cabinets; refinish or resurface them. The cost to resurface cabinets should be about 25% of the cost to replace them. For most properties the need is for an updated image, not a more functional cabinet. New doors or a simple refinish with updated hardware will in most cases achieve your goals in less time and for less money, thus increasing your profits.

2. Don’t replace working appliances, refinish them with aftermarket enamel. For a

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Be Aware of The Principles of Diminishing Returns in Real Estate

Posted on May 5, 2016 By

In your quest for choosing the best property for your budget, it is advisable that you arm yourself with am important principle in real estate: THE PRINCIPLE OF DIMINISHING RETURNS.

Let me explain this in common parplance: OVER IMPROVEMENT and UNDER IMPROVEMENT in real estate which should be avoided as much as possible.

Over Improvement – An improvement which is not suitable to the site on which it is placed because of excessive size or cost

Under Improvement – An improvement which is not suitable to the site in which it is placed because of deficient size or cost.

Based on years of experience, and with the knowledge of numerous successful developments in real estate, the rule of thumb is 30% value of the lot and 70% value of the house, more or less. So for example, if you have a 50 sqm lot intended for low cost housing valued at about P300,000 and you put up a house worth 700,000 that would be fine. Supposing you want to further improve the house making it 1 million in value, still fine but just be aware that there is a principle in real estate which

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Un Stick Your Real Estate Development

Posted on April 4, 2016 By

As the 2008 recession continues to take a toll on the US economy, numerous commercial and residential real estate development projects are stuck in a holding pattern. Investors are unwilling to invest, and lenders are unwilling and/or unable to lend. Business owners find it extremely difficult to obtain financing that would allow them to develop businesses that would lease commercial units from developers, and residential buyers cannot obtain financing to purchase single-family homes or condos from developers. The general devaluation of properties, lack of equity, limited availability of credit, and the overall decline of economic conditions created a chain of events that has made it increasingly difficult for real estate development projects to succeed, or even survive within the current market. However, a number of strategies exist to help “un-stick” real estate development projects by overcoming these barriers and challenges.

The lending industry has played an important role in this chain of events as hundreds of lenders have retracted real estate development loans, refused to issue new loans, and tightened financing criteria despite the millions of dollars in “bailout” money that many of them received (intended, in part, for the purpose of opening new credit channels and

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Principals For Investing Real Estate

Posted on April 3, 2016 By

Buying commercial real estate can be a satisfying, safe and profitable investment if you take the time to do the due diligence by getting advice from experienced experts and know your risks before closing.

On the flip side, buying commercial real estate can be a risky business, especially if you are uninformed and are getting into real estate without completely understanding the industry.

Four Principals for Commercial Real Estate Investing

There are 4 reasons for buying commercial real estate; cash flow (income), appreciation (equity accumulation), depreciation (tax benefits) and principal pay-down (accelerated equity accumulation)

There are 4 types of commercial real estate investors; buy renovate sell, buy renovate hold, ground lease / lease backs, owner occupied.

Buy Renovate and Sell

Sometimes referred to as flipping, buying properties for this type of investment is speculative and should be done with the help of experienced professionals in your target area. These properties should be in good areas or areas undergoing gentrification, this will contribute to the amount of appreciation that can be realized in your exit strategy. Properties identified for this type of investment should have any or all of these characteristics; poor

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