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Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Economic Reports and Mortgage Rates
Written By: David Reed

Did you know that economic reports can impact mortgage rates? And that some economic reports have a greater impact than others? Each month and each quarter, various government agencies >Inflation is another key element that investors pay attention to and one of the key reports the Federal Reserve reviews when the Federal Open Market Committee, o...


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Are You Ready to Be a Landlord?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

ldquo;One of the biggest shifts in the housing market since the financial crisis has been the growth of the single-family rental market,rdquo; said Investopedia. ldquo;Single-family rentals are developing faster than any other segment of the housing market, outpacing both single-family home purchases and apartment->Yes, smart investments can pay...


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Real Estate Referrals, Again
Written By: Bob Hunt

Wersquo;ve had enough queries and responses regarding the difference between state and federal law on this matter that it appeared worthwhile to examine the issues a bit more.Of all people, Californians who live in a self-proclaimed sanctuary state, should be aware of the fact that state and federal laws may conflict with one another. Think mari...


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What if There is No Board?
Written By: Benny L Kass

Answer: If the boat sinks, its owner may be able to look to his insurance carrier for recovery. However, if the Association sinks, perhaps the only recourse to the owners is to look to the board members for recovery of any loss. Each board member runs the risk they will be sued personally, where there probably may not be any insurance coverage. ...


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7 Tricks Hotels Use That Can Make Your Home Look and Work Better
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

"Whether you actually travel the world by getting on those planes, trains and automobiles or mainly explore from your sofa with an iPad in hand, youll know that hotel designers are full of clever ideas on how to make bedrooms comfortable, visually interesting and small space smart," said Apartment Therapy.Economy of spaceFor the most part, hotel...


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7 Simple amp; Smart Basement Repairs to Consider
Written By: Andrea Davis

But, if your basement is unfinished or has other lingering issues, it can be a downright scary place to spend any amount of time. Here are a few simple tips to help you fix your basement:1 Gutter ExtensionsBelieve it or not, one of the easiest and smartest things you can do to fix your basement takes place outside. By adding extensions to your g...


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Why Do Lenders Sell Loans?
Written By: David Reed

When you first work with your loan officer very early on in the process, yoursquo;ll soon establish a trusting >Soon thereafter, yoursquo;ll receive payment information indicating where you need to make your payments. And for most funded loans, yoursquo;ll also receive another letter informing you the lender you originally worked with has just s...


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The Tell Tale Signs it is Time to Sell Your Residential Property
Written By: River City Conveyancing

Insufficient Living Space - A growing family, for example, would require more living space as the children grow and if one of your kids doesnrsquo;t have a room they can study in, perhaps it is time to upgrade. This would typically arise for a newly married couple around 10-12 years in the future, and this time is enough to ensure that their fi...


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Mortgage Lending amp; Homebuying Trends for 2019
Written By: Tim Ross

These are interesting times for mortgage lenders. While there are large-scale economic and socioeconomic reasons for optimism going forward, there are also some complexities and cautionary notes that need to be taken seriously. Understanding these key trendsmdash;and appreciating the significant issues likely to impact the industry in 2019 and b...


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17 Ways to Increase Your Storage Space
Written By: Connie Adair

1. Between the studsPut the space between studs to work by tucking open display shelves into walls. They donrsquo;t have to be outdated arched niches. Create clean rectangles or squares. To keep things looking tidy, add doors on the front. Or use piano hinges to mount artwork so it can swing open to reveal hidden storage space. You can even rece...


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Should You Decorate with the Color of the Year?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Staying on trendIf yoursquo;re getting ready to sell your home, or if you simply love to be on the forefront of trends, using the Color of the Year is a great place to start. Of course, you may not want to splash it all over the walls. As ldquo;animating and life-affirmingrdquo; as this yearrsquo;s winning color may be, coral is still a bold cho...


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Holiday Hosting Tips for First-Timers
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Donrsquo;t try to do everything yourselfThe key to successful hosting is knowing when to say ldquo;when,rdquo; and accepting help when its offered. Remember this when you start to worry about delegating too much: just because yoursquo;re hosting doesnrsquo;t mean you shouldnrsquo;t get to have fun, too. Plus, if you spend the whole time in the k...


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How to Choose the Best Kitchen Countertop Based 0n 6 Key Variables
Written By: Fixr

6 variables to considerWhen planning your kitchen, you need to be aware of certain factors when it comes to the type of your countertop. To streamline the selection process, Fixr created the below two graphics using 6 key variables. The same 6 variables were considered in both graphics, however, the focus changes depending on the graphic which w...


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Perhaps Its Time for Some RESPA Reminders
Written By: Bob Hunt

In 1974 Congress enacted the Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act, commonly known as RESPA. The provisions of RESPA were intended to protect consumers during the home purchase process. Its two main areas of emphasis were 1 the provision of disclosures regarding settlement closing costs, and 2 the prohibition of kickbacks or referral fees th...


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New Windows Changed My House - and My Mind
Written By: Lea Schneider

It was exciting to contemplate city life after living in smaller towns. Apparently, everyone else thought so too, because by the time I decided I liked a house, it was gone from the market.Between struggling with a tight real estate market and shopping from across the country, it wasnt easy to find a house. While the city offers the charm of old...


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4 Essentials for Building a Home Office
Written By: Alex Haslam

The key to staying efficient and on-task is to set up your own dedicated workspace. If yoursquo;ll be working at home, building a home office helps create an environment of productivity and replicate a traditional office feeling within your own home. Of course, you should consider a few essentials when setting up an office of your own.LightingAc...


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The Best Holiday Gifts 25 And Under Can Buy
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Unzipped Glass Zipper Bag, 16.50Is it a plastic bag? No, itrsquo;s a glass piece created to look like a plastic bag. This is just the type of unique, kitschy gift your friend, colleague, or loved one willhellip;well, love.Automatic Pan Stirrer with Timer, 25Letrsquo;s admit it. That constant stirring is the worst part about cooking, are we right...


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7 Model Home Ideas to Steal for Your Home
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Getting color ideasModel homes are ra>1 The color is by and large not used large scale, meaning, all the walls of every room wont typically be painted in bold or bright colors;2 The main color scheme generally flows from room to room. The shades and placement of color may be different, but there is a coherent look and feel throughout the home th...


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Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Economic Reports and Mortgage ...
Did you know that economic reports can impact mortgage rates? And that some economic reports...

Are You Ready to Be a Landlord...
ldquo;One of the biggest shifts in the housing market since the financial crisis has been th...

Real Estate Referrals, Again...
Wersquo;ve had enough queries and responses regarding the difference between state and feder...

Copyright ©2018Realty Times®. All Rights Reserved