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9 Overlooked Items in Preparing Your Home for Sale

Posted by Norman Polsky on September 18, 2012 in No Category
 [The following is a guest post from Cara Ameer, an agent with Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.] . . .      So you’ve prepped your home cosmetically for sale in every imaginable way – fresh paint, a deep cleaning,  landscaping, decluttered closets and even organized the garage!  Your house looks better then it ever has and you are ready to hit the market!  Before you proceed with the “For Sale” sign in the ground, there are sev... read more
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What do You Think About Buying Investment Property?
Posted by Norman Polsky on September 26, 2012 in No Category
This question comes to us from  Jack . . . Norm  . . .  Is this a good time to buy investment properties?   It's hard not to hear the rumblings. Experts and talking heads repeatedly say real estate can be a lucrative investment, especially for home buyers who buy at the right price and secure affordable financing. However, for someone who has never done it before, real estate investment can be a tricky topic. Bankrate.com offers a few tips for homeowners who think they are ready to become a ... read more
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What Did Home Sales and Home Prices Do in the Month of August
Posted by Norman Polsky on September 21, 2012 in No Category
 This question  comes from Stan  . . .  Stan, below is a recent article from the National Association of Realtors . . .    For some specific  real estate information about your particular area just go to the Market Analysis tab on our web-site . . . http://coldwellbankerpremier.com This site will show you what home sales and home prices have been doing in your area over the last 12 months.   WASHINGTON (September 19, 2012) - Existing-home sales continued to improve in A... read more
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Our First Question . . .
Posted by Norman Polsky on September 06, 2012 in No Category
 I was e-mailed the following question from Laurie . . . She is our first question . . .  I am now married but bought my house  before I got married  . . .  does my husband need to sign the listing paperwork? Answer . . .  Laurie, in most cases he will need to sign the listing document because your husband now has marital rights to the property. If there was a „marital waiver of rights„ or a pre-nuptial agreement before the marriage he might not have to sign. Each situation is diffe... read more
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What Can I Do to Help My Agent Find a Home for Me?
Posted by Norman Polsky on September 11, 2012 in No Category
 This question was submitted by Carol . .   .   Carol:   Patience is the key in working with an agent . . . . First take the time to sit down with your agent to talk about your needs vs wants. You do not want to just go out and start looking at homes until your agent understands exactly what your looking for.   During this interview make sure you  get as specific as possible so the agent can save you time. Make sure that you work with an agent who is going to represent  YOU... read more
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