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When selling a home, presentation is everything. Successfully staging a property can help buyers visualize themselves living in your home, which ultimately can lead to more offers. 

While staging your home for photos has always been important, sellers now have to pay even more attention to their home’s “screen appeal” to...

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The resale values of some houses these days are high in some areas. If you are selling your property, remodeling it beforehand can have a good return on investment. Those little changes that might not seem so obvious can have big impacts when it comes to reselling your house.

 

In hotter markets, doing some updates in your house will give as much return as its cost. Not unless it is in a rapidly...

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When you are selling your home, its smell and odour also play an important in attracting buyers. Just like the look of your home, the fragrance factor should also be considered. Here are five smells that you should avoid as it could make your home into a stinker:

 

Stuffiness
A lot of homeowners caulked, blown insulation, weather-stripped and sealed their homes for greener utility bills. Sure, this...

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Home-buying is a challenging task. For you to be able to end up with your dream property and to avoid future issues, there are a number of factors that you have to take into account. Take note that when purchasing a real estate, it involves making a number of decisions which combine to address the essentials of a successful real estate ownership. For you to have a successful home-buying decision, here...

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If you are planning to sell your house, some renovations might be needed in order to attract buyers. To make a sound decision, it is important to know which items will bring in the best ROI or return of investment. This year, renovation trends are geared toward the exterior of the home. The logic here might be simple: if buyers did not like by what they see when they drive up, they might lose interest...

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Many home sellers these days visit online home valuation sites like Zillow and Trulia to find out the value of their properties. They are pleased when such values appear higher than what they expected. But a lot of instances, they are shocked when the value of their homes come in far lower.

 

You may wonder how these sites come up with valuations. For property taxing purposes, all property is ...

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When you are looking for house properties during the fall, there are a number of advantages which you can’t find on any other season. These might include the buyer traffic which is low in this season, the sellers might be willing to drop prices, and your realtor might have more time for you, among others. However, don’t be vulnerable when choosing a home too quickly. There are a number of...

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Homeowners associations or HOAs have a number of roles in a particular neighbourhood. They provide amenities like parks, landscape maintenance, club houses and pools in return for monthly or annual dues. On the homeowners’ side, they may find it challenging to accumulate the funds needed to provide a reasonable level of services and maintenance for the HOA. However, it can be avoided if the board...

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Recently, we heard a lot of stories regarding the spying of NSA to almost anyone including big companies as well as regular individuals. This just means that if the government wants to spy on you, they can. With this, our liberty and privacy can no longer be taken for granted. We can have due diligence as well in order to protect our freedom that we long cherish. You can actually use some modern tools...

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Michael Bruno, the founder of 1stdibs, has a passionate approach to the art of collecting.

 

Michael Bruno has always had an eye for great design and a knack for thinking big. His love of architecture and grand old houses led him to obtain a real estate license when he was 19, and after a lucrative career as a broker for Sotheby’s, he moved to Paris. One day he was shopping for antiques at...

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Oct. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ:WHLR) ("Wheeler" or the "Company"), a fully-integrated, self-managed commercial real estate investment company focused on acquiring and managing income-producing retail properties with a primary focus on grocery-anchored centers, announced today it has sold three single-tenant retail properties...

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NEW DELHI: Times Network has launched India's first real estate and property business television channel, Magicbricks NOW, which will start broadcasting on November 1, 2015. "I hope Magicbricks NOW will do the required magic for the sector...bricks are always required to construct houses, and housing is the most important aspect of anybody's life," said housing and urban development minister M Venkaiah...

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MUMBAI | NEW DELHI: Stuck investments and low returns in India's realty sector are acting as deterrent for investments from ultra-high networth individuals (HNIs), who are now making a beeline for the country's startup space, where rapid growth promises to offset losses.

 

Take the case of Amit Maheshwari, for instance. Maheshwari, partner at audit firm Ashok Maheshwary & Associates, like many...

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VANCOUVER -- The Bentall Centre, with its four distinctive office towers and mall, is being put up for sale by its majority owner, Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.


The offering, which has not yet been listed but was confirmed Wednesday by Ivanhoé Cambridge, will likely be one of the largest transactions in the Vancouver’s history, according to observers.


The buildings, built between 1969 and...

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When planning to sell your home, you want to make it as presentable as it is in order to attract buyers.  While it’s a good idea to hire a home stager in order to make your house look best, the disadvantage is it can cost you a significant amount of money. But the good news is you are able to achieve great results by following some of home stagers’ tricks without having to hire them....

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When putting your home on the real estate market, you should make the majority of its potential. You can do some changes to make it more appealing to potential buyers. However, decorating your home can be an overwhelming task since you have endless options to choose from. One of the most important aspects that you should not overlook is the choice of colour in your house. In this article, we will discuss...

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Now that the summer is fading out, the introduction of the fall season might automatically make us think of boots, sweaters and snowball fights. But as we prepare for the snowfall, we must not overlook some important things that we should do to our home. Here are the following:

 

Air leaks throughout house

Air leaks are one of the main causes for energy loss in a home, and that would incur more...

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In real estate industry, there are a lot of different players. However, the real movers and shakers are those people that constantly move between and communicate with these players. One of these movers are the agents. Real estate agents can be defined as salespeople and other licensees who need to work for and under the umbrella of a designated broker.

 

In legal terms, the word ‘agent’...

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You might think that having a small backyard has limited options in terms of what you can add to them. But in fact, there are several ways to decorate it. You can try some landscaping options in order to transform it into a beautiful spot with that feeling of an open ambiance. Consider the following ideas:

 

Try to install a deck

This is a quick and efficient way to add something to a small backyard....

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Moe Pourtaghi


"Nothing brings me more joy than seeing my buyers & sellers have success in their Real Estate endeavours. I hope you find the articles on my blog inspiring and educating in your ventures." - Moe Pourtaghi

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