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"Flipping Without Flopping"

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I wrote an article for The Realty Times about important steps to take before considering flipping a house.  It is not as easy as you may think it is to generate profit from house flipping, but after reading this article you may get a sense of how [...]

Urban Home Values Rapidly Overtaking Suburbia

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Urban home values are rapidly overtaking the value of suburban homes in most metros. As movement toward city life becomes more common and high-end condos are swiftly taking over the Boston, D.C. and Seattle skylines, the climate of ?downtown? has begun to change.

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This Is Who You Need On Your Home Remodel Team

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When it comes to remodeling, the bigger the better is the motto most people go by. According to a recently released National Association of Home Builders survey, additions and whole-house remodels are on the rise. The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard predicts that the amount of money toward remodels will get up to $325 billion by the start of 2017.

Tell-Tale Signs Your Home Is Overpriced

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First things first: the most common reason a home does not sell is because it is overpriced. Overpricing your home almost guarantees that you will end up with less money and more stress. Albeit, it can be hard to find that sweet spot: where you feel you’re home is being appreciated while also attracting prospective buyers. Here are some clear signs that your home is priced too high.

Renters Save With Lease Renewal

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Renters did you know that by renewing a lease instead of moving to a new rental you can save thousands of dollars? Well, Zillow has just released an analysis that points out the potential savings, and how those savings could go to a potential down payment on a home.

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Pocket Listings: A Growing Trend in the Market

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If you have been keeping up with real estate news, you would know that we are currently in the midst of a housing shortage, and that this low supply-high-demand environment is creating an interesting and expensive “seller’s market” in communities across the country. Buyers are desperate for available listings, and the combative measures of [...]

Things You Need to Know Before Flipping a House

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House flipping is a term used when real estate investors buy a property (sometimes outdated or damaged) to repair and resell it to generate profits. It is important to know the ways to do it correctly to become a successful investor.