What makes a good real estate agent?

Buying and selling real estate is not an easy process which is why you take on the assistance of a REALTOR®. Many people forget that the process might not go as smoothly as they expected. If real estate transactions were…

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Using Social Media for real estate

There are so many great ways you can use social media as a helpful tool when it comes to real estate. Facebook: These are some of your most trusted friends, family and co-workers. Put up a post and simply ASK!…

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The U-Socket, a cool thing for the techie homeowner

Its annoying when you have all these wires going everywhere and you just want to be organized. I came across the U-Socket in a magazine and I wanted to pass along this cool energy-efficient wall outlet. Its a wall outlet…

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Listen to your REALTOR®

A good REALTOR® will do their best to get you market data and information when shopping for a property. Many times if my buyer has interest in a property I will call the listing agent to find out more of…

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How to shop for a REALTOR®

Just because your parents thought their REALTOR® was amazing when they bought 20 years ago, it doesn’t mean that REALTOR® is necessarily right for you. 1. Ask your friends who they used and why they liked them. 2. Talk to…

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What’s your favorite kitchen style?

The kitchen is usually the centerpiece of the home and everyone has their own taste. This site here: http://www.kitchen-design-ideas.org/kitchen-cabinet-styles.html has some great ideas for kitchen cabinets as well as many pictures to help you.

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I want to buy a house, but where do I start?

Many buyers think that when they want to buy a house, they pick out some houses online, go look at a few, pick out one, speak to a mortgage broker and buy a house. Unfortunately it’s not that easy these…

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Pick a REALTOR®, any REALTOR®?

Some buyers feel that they should speak to a few different REALTORS® to see what each of them come up with. These days most listings are on the MLS, including REO’s. REALTORS® all have access to the same stuff, yet…

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But I want a deal….?

Unfortunately, the time for “stealing” properties has come and gone. Not only that, you better be expecting competition when you are looking at properties. Here in South Florida, I have found that anything $350,000 and under, that is a good…

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So you want a condo on the beach?

So you a ready to buy a second home or want to buy a good investment, and were thinking of a condo. Yet, many condos are purchased with cash. But why? With financing standards tightening heavily in the past few…

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U.S. new-home sales jump to highest in 4½ years

WASHINGTON (AP) – Feb. 26, 2013 – U.S. new-home sales jumped in January from the previous month to the highest level since July 2008, a sign that the housing recovery is accelerating. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new-home sales…

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