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Updated: Tuesday, August 3, 2021


5 Tips for Staging Your Home
Written By: Realty Times Staff

If youre in a tough sellers market or just looking to get top dollar for your home, you want to do any little thing you can to make your house stand out in a potential buyers mind. Staging is one of those things that can make the difference between a sold sign and a house that lingers on the market.The National Association of Realtors suggests t...

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What Should You Know About Homeowners Associations?
Written By: Ashley Sutphin

If youre thinking about moving, there are a lot of factors to consider aside from the house itself.Homeowners associations are one example. Living in a community with a homeowners association can have its benefits but also its downsides.Its important to be well-aware of the implications of living in a community with a homeowners association befo...

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Ask the HOA Expert: Illegal Or Unapproved Modifications
Written By: Richard Thompson

Question: Our board is concerned about some of the structural changes made by owners like cutting concrete foundations, moving walls and plumbing modifications that tie into the main lines. Is there a statute of limitations to bring action against an owner for illegal or unapproved modifications?Answer: Every HOA needs a policy for architectural...

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What Does a Real Estate Attorney Do?
Written By: Ashley Sutphin

A real estate attorney may or may not need to be part of your home buying or selling process, but how do you know?Having an understanding of what they do and their specific role can help you understand if this is someone you need on your team.What Do Real Estate Lawyers Do?First, what does a real estate lawyer do overall? They handle real estate...

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What’s a Kiddie Condo Loan?
Written By: David Reed

Its that time of year when kids are graduating from college. Theyre certainly due their congratulations. I, for example, just attended my third childs graduation ceremony in Colorado. Since that was my last child to graduate, I essentially got a big raise. But for those parents whose child is getting ready to go to college this next fall, one of...

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What Can You Do If a Contractor Doesn’t Finish the Job?
Written By: Ashley Sutphin

If you hire someone to do work on your home and they dont complete that work as agreed upon, it can be incredibly stressful, especially if you already paid them. Whether its a small or large project, its not as uncommon as you might think for a contractor to skip out on the job. If youve tried to contact them and you havent gotten a response, yo...

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How to Choose a REIT to Invest In
Written By: Ashley Sutphin

Real estate prices continue to soar, and the market is thriving. With that in mind, you might want to invest in real estate, but you might not have the disposable income to go about doing so in the traditional way.That doesnt mean youre left out.A real estate investment trust or REIT is a good way to invest in real estate and diversify your port...

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Pre-Listing Home Inspection: Key Driver For Home Sellers
Written By: Jeff Williams

Pre-listing home inspections are an important component in the real estate transaction, but are often overlooked by home-sellers.If done properly, the pre-listing home inspection allows sellers to gain a clear understanding of the status of their property. They can then fix any issues before putting the home on the market, or properly set the as...

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Your Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Backsplash Materials
Written By: James Stevenson

Ceramic and porcelain are the traditional materials used for backsplashes, with 55 of new kitchens using one or the other. Both are durable, protective, and can look beautiful. But they arent your only options. If you want to give your kitchen a new look, consider using one of thesenbsp;backsplash materials.Tilesnbsp;You have a few options when ...

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July Real Estate Roundup
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Freddie Macs results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that "As the economy works to get back to its pre-pandemic self, and the fight against COVID-19 variants unfolds, owners and buyers continue to benefit from some of the lowest mortgage rates of all-time. Largely due to the current environment, the 30-year fixed-rate remains below t...

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Help You Sell Your Home With These 10 Affordable Tweaks
Written By: Michael Porter

Putting your home on the market can be a stressful time as youre transitioning to move out and also preparing your house for showing. Weve got your back with these 10 affordable tweaks that you can DIY in just a few hours or a few days and are bound to be investment well spent.Landscape and Exteriors Quick Clean UpNothing says a house has been n...

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Motions Being Made That Are Not On The HOA Meeting's Agenda
Written By: Richard Thompson

The Annual Meeting of Nottacare Condominium convenes. The Agenda shows the standard items including Review Minutes, Financial Report, Presidents Report and Election of Directors. As usual, only 20 of the 95 members show up. But the board has been proactive in getting proxies from the rest so having a quorum is not a problem. The president procee...

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Here’s What to Know Before You Buy a House with a Pool
Written By: Ashley Sutphin

If youre in the market for a new home, you might think a pool sounds like a great idea. Pools are in high demand right nowso much so that pool contractors have waiting lists and theres a shortage of maintenance items like chlorine.Is pool ownership all its cracked up to be? It can be, but you need to be prepared.What Are the Pros of Having a Poo...

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Buying and Financing Investment Real Estate With Friends and Family
Written By: David Reed

A lot has been made about crowdfunding lately. Its a way for individual investors or buyers to pool funds with others in order to finance whatever it is they want to finance. With real estate, its also an opportunity to pool funds and financing together to invest with the assistance of others instead of flying solo on a particular project.When b...

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What is a Title Search?
Written By: Ashley Sutphin

When youre buying a house, its often one of the most exciting times in your life. It can also be stressful and overwhelming because there are a lot of steps in the process to get to the closing.One of those steps is called a title search.When you buy a home, you probably inherently think that the seller is entitled to sell the property. Thats no...

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5 Tips for Staging Your Home...
If youre in a tough sellers market or just looking to get top dollar for your home, you want...

What Should You Know About Hom...
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