Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016


8 Laundry Rooms Thatll Make You Want To Fluff And Fold
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Lets face it. Laundry is no fun. In fact, its often counted among our most hated chores. But since running around in stinky, soiled clothes is not an option for most of us, its gotta get done.Which is why were always thrilled to see rooms that make it feel like more of a yay and less of a yuck"A laundry room doesnt have to be a dull and boring r...


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Builders Digital Experience BDX Updates New Home Source Professional Platform For Real Estate Agents
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Agents Get New Tools, Modern Interface, and Free New Construction WebsiteAustin, TX- Builders Digital Experience BDX has launched major updates to theNewHomeSourceProfessional.complatform, which allows real estate agents to search for new construction homes and is used by a number of MLSs nationwide to complement their current database.With list...


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One Wants To Sell The House, The Other Does Not: What To Do?
Written By: Benny L. Kass

You have just inherited the family home, with your sibling. He wants to sell but you want to keep the property. After all, it has been in the family for a long period of time, and the two of you grew up there.What can you do? Unfortunately, this is a common problem -- especially among families. Fortunately, there are a number of possible solutio...


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Ask The HOA Expert: Second Hand Smoke
Written By: Richard Thompson

Question: Our HOA has ongoing problems with cigarette smoke which permeates the hallways and stairwells every time a resident smoker comes and goes from their unit. The ventilation system recycles the smoke throughout the common areas. Besides the bad odor, Im concerned about health hazards.Answer: Second hand smoke is a serious health hazard. T...


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Dual Agency Can Be A Good Thing
Written By: Bob Hunt

A man cant serve two masters, the Good Book says; but neither the law nor common practice precludes the possibility of both buyer and seller being represented by the same real estate agent. When this happens a "dual agency" situation is created; and dual agency is a subject about which both confusion and controversy abound.First of all, how does...


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Differences Drive Referral Success
Written By: PJ Wade

Exactly how is each prospect, client, and their >As a real estate professional, how you adapt what you do to this essential service truth and how you communicate this reality determines whether prospects and clients will refer new business to you.Referrals are significant business drivers, so anything that interferes with clients referring under...


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Living Posh: What To Buy For Your Home When Money Is No Object
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Ever wonder how the other half lives? Maybe you are the other half and want a few ideas for how to spend all that money adding the most posh, plush, and luxe not to mention crazy expensive items to your home. Either way, weve got a list that will have you salivating.When not just any old fridge will do, who do you turn to? Well, Dolce and Gabban...


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How To Find The Right Dining Table On A Budget
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

You know whats irritating? Walking through a furniture store and falling in love with a piece of furniture only to flip over the tag and see that it cost three times your monthly salary.When it comes to a dining room table, you want something substantial, especially if it will act as an everyday table and also if youll be entertaining frequently...


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What To Look For When Buying Or Renting A Handicap-Friendly Home
Written By: Jaron Clinton

Buying a house: Its one of the big coming of age moments for many people, but it can also be an overwhelming experience. If you or your loved ones need assistance it can be even more daunting as there are additional aspects that you must look for. Perhaps you are helping a client look for a house that will make it easier to perform your caregive...


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Essential Garage Equipment for Car Enthusiasts
Written By: Realty Times Staff

What makes a car enthusiast? The vehicle you own says a lot about your passion for cars. About 12 percent of Americans are loyal to a particular vehicle brand, and vehicle brand loyal customers are four times more likely than other consumers to describe themselves as car enthusiasts, according to Scarborough. What you have in your garage also ma...


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The Dangers Of Being House Poor
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Most of us who have bought a home have at least some awareness of the loan-to-value ratio, or LTV - one of the factors lenders use to determine whether a borrower is qualified for the loan they want. Lenders typically want your mortgage payment to be between 28 and 33 percent of your income and your total debt including car payment, credit cards...


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Vacation Home Safety Tips
Written By: Jaron Clinton

Among the fastest ways to kill a post-vacation buzz is returning home and discovering your house is in shambles. Maybe a water pipe broke and now youre trudging through ankle-deep sludge. Perhaps a burglar slipped inside, ransacked the place and gallivanted away with your most valued possessions. Or it could be that you forgot to clean out the f...


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Mortgage Payments When You Are In Financial Trouble
Written By: Benny L. Kass

None of us can appreciate -- nor anticipate -- the future. Although we always believe it will never happen to us, once in a while, calamity strikes, and then we have to address these very hard and difficult questions.You own a house, with a sizable mortgage. Suddenly, you or your spouse lost their job, and you cannot make the monthly mortgage pa...


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Forming A Consensus In Your Homeowner Association
Written By: Richard Thompson

When it comes to decision making in homeowner associations, parliamentary procedure Roberts Rules is often the basis for making them. It provides a systematic and efficient way to get business done. However, parliamentary procedure is based on the democratic notion of "majority rules". Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. While the system w...


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FHA: Appraisal Or Home Inspection?
Written By: Bob Hunt

People in the real estate business know theres a big difference between an appraisal and a home inspection. But this difference may not be so apparent to others. To be sure, an appraisal results in a number representing the value of the house, and theres no such figure at the conclusion of a home inspection. But it seems that much of what the ap...


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Rising Farmland Values, Land Use Concerns In Ontario And B.C.
Written By: Jim Adair

Farmland values in Canada rose by 10.1 per cent in 2015, following increases of 14.3 per cent in 2015 and 22.1 per cent in 2013, according to Farm Credit Canada. The biggest increases were in Manitoba, Alberta and Quebec in 2015.Farmland values increased by 6.6 per cent in Ontario and by 6.5 per cent in British Columbia. In the agricultural area...


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Trend Alert: How To Add Shiplap To Your Home
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Shiplap is having a moment thanks to HGTVs Fixer Upper. But you dont have to live in Waco, TX or other parts of the south where shiplap was used in the construction of many older homes to add his bit of character to your home. If you want to jump on the shiplap train, heres how to get it and what to do with It."Characterized by long horizontal o...


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6 Places To Build An Affordable Art Collection
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Buying your first home and looking to fill that gallery wall? Maybe its time to get a few grown-up pieces. Or perhaps youve decided you want to start collecting modern or not so modern masters. You dont have to wait for an inheritance."Collecting art can be an expensive habit, but these days there are plenty of places to get amazing original art...


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