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Updated: Monday, July 24, 2017


Curb Appeal Problems And Easy Ways To Fix Them
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Just how important is curb appeal? Real estate industry legend Barbara Corcoran has said, "Buyers decide in the first eight seconds of seeing a home if theyre interested in buying it." What are buyers going to see in the first eight seconds after driving up to your place?If youve walked around the perimeter of your house recently, youve probably...


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Cant Sleep? Why Your House Might Be To Blame And What You Can Do About It
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Not being able to get sufficient sleep isnt just annoying. Beyond making you grouchy and causing you to yawn all day, it can threaten your immune system, impact your memory, and injure your back. There are a number of potential reasons for your sleeping issues, but your house probably isnt helping. With a few fixes, you may be sleeping soundly i...


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Real Estate Professional Fran Bakst Makes Her Agent with Heart Donation Debut with a Donation to the National Drowning Prevention Alliance Inspires Client to Give Back, Too
Written By: Realty Times Staff

PinRaise, the company that connects real estate agents with local clients and nonprofits, announced today that Fran Bakst of Realty ONE Group in Mission Viejo, California recently closed a transaction and made a special donation to the National Drowning Prevention Alliance on behalf of her client, Oscar Oo."Fran Bakst is a recent agent to join o...


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Real Estate Professional Kristina Vanderpool Makes Her Agent with Heart Donation Debut
Written By: Realty Times Staff

PinRaise, the company that connects real estate agents with local clients and nonprofits, announced today that Kristina Vanderpool of Century 21 Fairway in Apple Valley, California recently closed a transaction and made a special donation to Hope for Paws on behalf of her client, Kellie Farris."Kristina Vanderpool is a new agent to our program, ...


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How Technology is Changing the Way Real Estate Leaders do Business
Written By: Janet Case

In recent years, real estate developers, builders, and brokerages have been faced with rapidly changing social, demographic, and technology realities, and all of which have had an enormous impact on how the real estate industry markets and sells both listings and new developments.The combination of changes in technology and the speed of social m...


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Nathan Grace Real Estate Is Hosting An Open House Extravagaza You Dont Want To Miss
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex: Nathan Grace Real Estate, a boutique real estate company dedicated to the client, community and industry, is blowing the top off the traditional open house format with a massive 22-home open house extravaganza on Sunday, July 23rd from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.Prospective buyers will be welcomed to these beautiful homes sprinkle...


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8 Aerial Views of Popular American Housing Patterns
Written By: John Hill, Houzz

Even before Google allowed anybody with an Internet connection to see a satellite view of anyplace on the globe, I loved looking at books with aerial photography. A few favorites that focus on natural and human-made landscapes of the United States are Alex S. MacLeans Designs on the Land: Exploring American from the Air, Dolores Haydens and phot...


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Maintaining Your Hot Water Heater
Written By: Sarah Kellner

Water heaters generally have a lifespan of 8-12 years, but as with anything, the better care you take of it, the longer it will last. There are several easy "set it and forget it" tips that you can use with your water heater, like keeping the thermostat at 120 degrees, and always maintain two feet of clearance around the appliance. You can also ...


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Is This The Ultimate Example Of What Not To Do When Listing Your House For Sale?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Theres a new home listing thats been making the Internet rounds this week, and its a must-see for anyone who is selling their house, considering selling their house, or just wants to do a little point-and-stare. Oh, and for mannequin lovers. Let us explain.The house in question is a large, gated estate on Jones Creek in the desirable Houston-are...


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Maintaining Your Hot Water Heater
Written By: Sarah Kellner

Water heaters generally have a lifespan of 8-12 years, but as with anything, the better care you take of it, the longer it will last. There are several easy "set it and forget it" tips that you can use with your water heater, like keeping the thermostat at 120 degrees, and always maintain two feet of clearance around the appliance. You can also ...


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

Question: We have owned our house for many years, and currently owe several months of mortgage payments. The equity in our house is somewhere in the neighborhood of 80-90,000, but since I lost my job recently, I can neither make the mortgage payments nor do I want to move somewhere else. I have heard about a deed in lieu, but do not understand h...


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How To Safely Remove Window Glass
Written By: Elizabeth McGrath

Why would you need to remove glass from your window? In most cases, its because the glass is cracked or broken, or it is an insulated pane thats no longer sealed properly. Or maybe its time to upgrade your windows with tinted or smart glass. Professional glass shops can help you choose and size the right glass for the job, but first youll have t...


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The Need For Signatures - All The Signatures
Written By: Bob Hunt

One of the basics that real estate brokers teach new agents is that they need to get signatures on contracts. They also want to be sure that they get all the signatures needed, which is not always clear. The recent case of Jacobs v. Locatelli, California Sixth Appellate District, Feb. 18, 2017, provides a case in point.On April 9, 2013, Bernice ...


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Agents: 5 Tips for Successfully Pursuing Social Purpose
Written By: PJ Wade

Are you searching for social purpose to enrich your work, contribute to obvious local need, and reach out to new target groups? Not as a marketing pitch or sales promotion campaign, but with real social purpose that can right wrongs and improve lives.Real estate professionals grow to love the communities they work in and often look for ways to g...


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The Fall Colors For Home Youll Soon Be Seeing Everywhere
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Already thinking about how to jazz up your home with the latest fall trends and newest colors? Even in the dead of summer, its hard to keep from thinking ahead, especially because autumn deacute;cor can be so dreamy. This year, get a head start on the new season with the fall colors youll be seeing a lot of soon."At thenbsp;International Home Ho...


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How To Create A Statement Ceiling
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Are things looking up in your home? How about people? If theres nothing to draw their eye up, you may be missing out on a great decorating opportunity. Today, the ceiling is being called the "fifth wall," and its a great place to add color, texture, and interest to a space that is often ignored.BeamsWho doesnt love a rustic beam or 10? Its the >...


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A Heartfelt Way to Say Hello to Your New Neighbors
Written By: Alison Hodgson, Houzz Contributor

Dont worry about a perfect presentation - a heartfelt note and a simple treat create a wonderful welcome to the neighborhoodA few months ago our neighbors moved away. We had gotten to know them only recently, when we were rebuilding after our house fire. That was one of the good things that came out of that hard time. During construction we rent...


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7 Key Things That Help You Qualify For A Mortgage
Written By: Michele Lerner

In an environment where lenders are highly regulated and risk-averse, borrowers are rightfully a little nervous when they apply for a mortgage. But with the right preparation, qualifying for a home loan can be a rewarding experience in your journey toward homeownership."In a lot of ways, lenders have gone back to the basics, looking at fundament...


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Monday, July 24, 2017

Curb Appeal Problems And Easy ...
Just how important is curb appeal? Real estate industry legend Barbara Corcoran has said, "B...

Cant Sleep? Why Your House Mig...
Not being able to get sufficient sleep isnt just annoying. Beyond making you grouchy and cau...

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