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Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018


Pros And Cons Of Todays Flooring Trends
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

If youre thinking about doing your floors, youve probably done countless hours of research online, visited several stores, and pored over colors, textures, sizes, and >Wide plankWide-planks are the most predominant trend in flooring today, regardless of color and finish.Pro: The popularity of this type of flooring means there is a wide variety o...

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Dont Redo Your Shower Before Considering These Tips
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Bathroom updates can be cheap and easy - new faucets and lighting can give a space a whole new feel for a couple hundred dollars. But if youre looking to make a big impact with a new shower, be prepared to spend more - A LOT more. These tips will help you make the best decisions.On the floorYou have a few options for the shower floor: a shower p...

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Selling Your Home? A Kitchen Clean Up Pays Off
Written By: Realty Times Staff

When it comes to selling a home, a kitchen clean up pays. You dont have to do an expensive remodel to make your kitchen appealing to buyers. If youre starting with a good kitchen space, then making a few inexpensive modifications can help you get your home noticed and sell for more money.Here are a few things to start with. Some people like to l...

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Why Not To Convert The Garage When Remodeling Your Home
Written By: Realty Times Staff

One of the biggest reasons that people buy homes instead of continuing to rent is to have more space.But the cost of buying with little money down or to move up to a better neighborhood could mean a compromise on space.Many older homes, particularly those built before the 1990s, average less square footage than newer homes. One way homeowners ge...

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How Much Home Can You Really Afford?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

So, youre getting ready to buy your first home, and you feel like youre at the mercy of the market. And your mortgage lender. In some ways, it might even feel like theyre working against each other - especially if youre in a really hot market in which you cant qualify for the amount youd need to buy what you want.When it comes to providing pre-a...

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Backyard DIY Projects
Written By: Realty Times Staff

You dont have to pay through the nose to have the best backyard on the block. If you have a few simple DIY skills and know how to use a tape measure and level, you can easily upgrade and update your backyard all on your own.If youve ever dreamed of a lovely garden path, perennial garden or a privacy fence, but youve hesitated because of cost, no...

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Considering the Argument for Adding Individual Mortgages to Your Investment Portfolio
Written By: Edward Brown, Investor Relations at Pacific Private Money

Investing in mortgages should not be looked at with trepidation. As with other cash flow investments such as corporate bonds, government notes, or money market funds, mortgage investments can be looked at in the same vein. Mortgage investments have an attractive risk-return ratio in comparison to other income-producing investments. If you choose...

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HOA Board Elections
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question: Our condo has an election coming up: eight applicants for four positions. Residents are sent packets with applicants resumes and proxy sheet to mail n if they are not able to attend the meeting to vote in person. Some residents ignore the entire event.Some applicants are going door to door asking residents to sign a proxy form for them...

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Avoid Contractor Estimation Errors; Hire A Contractor That Uses The Bluebook Pro Estimator
Written By: Realty Times Staff

There are many things to consider when it comes to remodeling or any other home improvements on a home. The pressure to get things done in the right way can at times be overwhelming. However, choosing the right residential construction contractor can help you >One of the must-have tools a homeowner should look for when choosing a residential con...

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Whats Driving Canadian Cities House Prices?
Written By: Jim Adair

It costs a lot more to buy a home in Toronto or Vancouver than it did in 2010. While some of the increase is >A new study by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. looked at the period from 2010 to 2016, during which prices in Vancouver rose by 48 per cent and in Toronto by 40 per cent. It determined that about 75 per cent of the increase in Vancouve...

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California Broker-Owned Escrows Need To Submit Activity Reports
Written By: Bob Hunt

It is time again -- but there is not much time left -- for affected California brokers to submit their annual Escrow Activity Report to the Bureau of Real Estate BRE. This applies to firms that operate a "broker-controlled escrow" that engaged in five or more transactions or whose escrow activities exceeded 1 million in the past calendar year.No...

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DIY Renovating Donts We Learned From Experience
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

DIY always seems like such a good idea in the dream stage. Build in some equity with elbow grease. Get more for our money while learning some important skills. Create pretty spaces without having to deal with contractors. What could go wrong?Plenty, actually. If you dont already have a DIY horror story, or at least a tale of woe thats funny only...

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Renovation Tips For A Classic, Not Trendy, Home
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Heres the dilemma. Youre getting ready to redo your kitchen and you want it to be stylish and modern but not trendy. After all, this is the only kitchen renovation you ever plan to do and you dont want it to be outdated before you are even finished with the final touches.If youre paralyzed because youre afraid of making the wrong decision, we ge...

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Tips For Negotiating With Sellers
Written By: Realty Times Staff

If you dread the negotiating process when buying a home, never fear. Your real estate agent is an experienced negotiator who helps keep the bargaining from becoming emotional and veering off track.Your agent must know your desires by heart and have quick access to you if a negotiation point needs to be made. Its important to stick to the strateg...

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Design Tips for Upgrading Your Sunroom
Written By: Super User

The bones of your sunroom are all there - windows, floors, ceiling and maybe even some >Big Changes for Big EffectsTake a good look at your space. What do you see? The "bones" of your space set the tone for everything that goes in it: this includes flooring, wall color or wall finish, ceiling, and other architectural elements that give your room...

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Pros And Cons Of Todays Floori...
If youre thinking about doing your floors, youve probably done countless hours of research o...

Dont Redo Your Shower Before C...
Bathroom updates can be cheap and easy - new faucets and lighting can give a space a whole n...

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