Real Estate

Looking For Hunting Land In New York? Try These Three Locations

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New York State has some of the most amazing hunting land in the country. But if you're not familiar with the area, you might not know where to look. So, this guide will help you out. Two of the locations are not too far outside of New York City. This is perfect if you live in Manhattan and want a piece of property that you can get to without getting on a plane or driving in a car for a dozen hours.

11 January 2017

Three Tips For Preparing Your Home To Show

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When you list your home for sale, one of the things that your real estate agent will likely suggest is that you schedule an open house. In addition, interested buyers may ask for a showing. For first-time sellers, this can be an intimidating and confusing process. Here are a few tips for you to prepare your house for those potential buyers. Create Some Emotional Separation One of the hardest things for sellers is the emotional investment in the house and the items in it.

11 January 2017

Ask Your Real Estate Agent To Remind You Of These Commitments Made Early In The Process

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During the process of buying or selling a home, your real estate agent will wear a number of hats. These roles can relate to providing guidance, helping with the negotiation, and even connecting you with other industry professionals whose help you may need. You shouldn't be afraid to ask your agent to fulfill another duty — holding you to the commitments you make early in the process. It's easy to get swept up by the excitement or trying to buy or sell a home and end up betraying your original objectives, but a gentle reminder from your agent will come in handy.

22 December 2016

3 Things You Need To Know About Selling A Home After The Death Of Your Spouse

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Dealing with financial problems while you are in mourning for a spouse can be overwhelming. Nobody wants to handle real world problems when they need to escape reality while grieving, and the loss of a spouse has been well-established as one of the top life stressors. Unfortunately, financial issues don't disappear or take a break when you lose a spouse. If you need to sell your home after a death in the family, here are some important things to keep in mind.

16 December 2016

3 Types Of Lighting You Must Set Up When Staging A Home

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Staging a home is a popular tool that real estate agents and home sellers frequently utilize to help potential buyers better connect with a home. When you properly stage a home, you set it up in such a way that it showcases the true beauty of the house and accentuates the positive features that it offers. One underestimated but extremely important part of home staging is lighting. You need a mix of overhead lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting for a home to be effectively and optimally staged.

9 December 2016

The Dos And Don'ts Of Selling A Home With A Current Tenant

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When you are faced with trying to sell your rental home when you have a current tenant, the exact etiquette of how you should deal with both the tenant and potential home buyers can be confusing. It can quickly turn into an awkward situation, but it doesn't have to go in that direction. Be sure to follow these dos and don'ts if you want to sell your property before the current tenant moves out.

30 November 2016

Three Myths First-Time Homesellers Often Believe

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If you are about to go through the process of selling a home, it is important to be as informed as possible. Sadly, those that are about to sell their first home can easily find themselves confused and bewildered by various misinformation. To prevent these myths from impacting your home-selling experience, you should be clear about several frequently shared myths concerning this process. Myth: You Should Always List Your Home For Far More Than Market Value To Strengthen Your Negotiating Position

29 November 2016

Don't Be Surprised If Your Real Estate Agent Asks You These Questions

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When you hire a real estate agent to help you in your quest to sell your home and buy another, you can expect that he or she will want to sit down with you to thoroughly discuss your needs. It's likely that you'll have lots of questions to ask the agent, but you should also expect that the agent will have some questions for you. This real estate professional isn't being nosy; by asking a series of questions, he or she will get a better understanding of your needs as a client and thus be able to help you more.

22 November 2016

Four Reasons To Invest In Title Insurance

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Homes are bought and sold every day. In fact, over 5 million homes were sold in 2015 alone, making the real estate market a constant avenue for buying and selling. Unfortunately, there are many transactions that are never completed for one reason or another. Whether the buyer changed their mind or the seller changed their mind, it is important that you back out of the transaction without burning bridges. A purchase of a home is a big investment and should be done with caution; however, there are times when it just isn't the right decision.

21 November 2016

Leasing An Apartment? 3 Negotiating Tactics To Employ For A Better Deal

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It isn't always easy to find a great apartment that fits within your monthly budget, especially in today's economy. However, it is important to keep in mind that landlords need to fill vacancies just as much as you need to find a place to live. So, while you aren't going to get half off of your rent, you may find that you can land a better deal by employing these negotiation tactics when looking to lease an apartment:

15 November 2016