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Updated: Saturday, August 19, 2017


How To Simplify Your Next Move
Written By: Realty Times Staff

When youre selling your home, getting your belongings organized can seem like a low priority. Youre dealing with finding the right real estate agent, the best time to list your home on the market, and maybe even house-hunting for a new place to live.All of that can keep you quite busy considering many of us have to do those things while we work ...


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New Advances In Technology Make Going Green A Breeze
Written By: Sarah Kellner

Did you know that an automatic dishwasher uses less hot water than doing dishes by hand, which equals an average of six gallons less per cycle, or more than 2,000 gallons per year? Considering that an individual American uses about 2,000 gallons of water per month, thats a pretty significant number.The idea of "going green" has come a long way i...


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How Do You Know If Your Moving To A Diverse Neighborhood
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

A family I know moved from California to Texas recently to take advantage of a new job opportunity. As they set out to buy a new home in their adopted North Texas city, the questions they had for their real estate agent were pretty typical:Where can we afford to buy what were looking for?Should we consider new or is it a better value to buy in a...


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Escaping Condo Jail
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question: The president of our condominium association acts alone and has previous members of the board on the bank account of the Association. He has been on the board for over 3 years. He harassed all the secretaries and treasurers that had been elected by the unit owners.The President doesnt have meetings with the board or include them in any...


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4 Tips for Keeping Your Rental Property Secure
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Burglaries are a concern for all home owners, but for landlords, they are an even bigger risk. Households living in rental properties experience burglaries at a higher rate than other households, Department of Justice statistics show. Households living in rental properties are more likely to be burglarized both when no one is home and when the p...


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Savvy Buyers Search Out Visual Disasters
Written By: PJ Wade

Instead of shopping for your dream home, why not search out your dream discount?First-time buyers can be distracted by the superficial. They can be enticed to pay for dream-home fantasies or, alternatively, encouraged to walk away from a hidden gemmdash;a visual disaster.Buy a home which was cleverly staged and marketed to make buyers rush to pu...


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Seller Cancellation Must Be Done By The Book
Written By: Bob Hunt

Breaking up is hard to do. So is cancelling a California real estate purchase contract. Especially if you are the seller. That is why, a little over a year ago, the legal department of the California Association of Realtors CAR produced a memorandum titled, "How a Seller May Cancel a Purchase Agreement: Checklist and QA".The need for such an adv...


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Clever Ways To Create More Storage In Your Kitchen
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Who doesnt need more storage in the kitchen? You may not have a massive space with dozens of cabinets and yards of countertops, but that doesnt mean you dont have the space you need to store all your stuff. Use a few of these clever tricks and you might be surprised how much extra room you can create.Dining table storageGetting creative with you...


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Introducing Your New Color Obsession
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Is it gray? Blue? Green? Its all of them wrapped up in your new color obsession, and its going to have you running to Home Depot for a can or 10 in 3hellip;2hellip;1. Behrs first-ever Color of the Year, dubbed "In the Moment," isnt just a great option for refreshing your interior or exterior, its also an invitation to bring a little calm to your...


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What to Do With That Spare Wall In The Kitchen
Written By: Becky Harris, Houzz Contributor

Does your kitchen have a wall or a nook thats too far away from the action to be part of the work zones but could be perfect for something? The question always is what. These designers have made the most of that extra wall, outfitting it with all kinds of useful and well-organized elements. See if any of these ideas provide inspiration for your ...


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Three Percent Or 20 Percent - Which Is The Smarter Down Payment Strategy?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

The minimum down payment on an FHA loan is 3.5 percent, which makes it a popular choice among those who dont have the funds for a large down payment and also those who dont meet the higher credit score requirements for other types of loans. And thats not even the lowest you can go. Loans like this one require only three percent down, and if your...


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Childrens Heart Foundation Receives Generous Donation From Realtor Dertrez Pressley
Written By: Realty Times Staff

PinRaise, the company that connects real estate agents with local clients and nonprofits, announced today that Dertrez Pressley of Simply Vegas Real Estate in Las Vegas, Nevada recently closed a transaction and made a special donation to the Childrens Heart Foundation on behalf of his client, Francis Engel."We are very appreciative of Dertrezs d...


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What You Should Know Before Buying A Condominium
Written By: Realty Times Staff

Condos were once thought of as homes that attracted singles or couples, often without children. But today, condos are growing in popularity and attracting families of all sizes.Condos can be an excellent choice for the right buyers. Here are a few things that should considered before purchasing a condo. Most buyers start with the condo itself. T...


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How To Tune Up Your Media Room
Written By: Kerrie Kelly, ASID

Most households have a room where the main activity is watching television. Were well beyond needing simply an electrical outlet and a pair of rabbit ears to entertain ourselves at home -- now, game consoles, cables, satellites, computer networks, streaming systems and stereo components can all communicate with your television. Be prepared for n...


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37 Ways To Make Your Home Safe And Healthy
Written By: Jim Adair

Tips from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canada Safety Council, Health Canada and more for how to keep your home safe and healthy.1. Open some windows and let the fresh air into your home, especially if you are painting or installing new carpets or building products.2. Use exhaust fans that vent to the outside when cooking, frying, saute...


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Some Dangerous Conditions Are Just Plain Obvious
Written By: Bob Hunt

The good news is that a California Appellate Court has upheld a grant of summary judgment essentially, a dismissal in favor of a real estate company that was being sued for negligence. Jacques Jacobs et al. v. Coldwell Banker, Second Appellate District Court of Appeal, July 25, 2017.The not-so-good news is that the opinion has not been certified...


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6 Important Things To Know About New-Home Upgrades
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Getting ready to buy a brand-new house? Moving into a home that no one has ever lived in before is incredibly exciting. So is picking out all your finishes so everything really suits you. But there are several important factors to keep in mind when it comes to the upgrades and options that are offered by the builder, starting with the fact that ...


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10 Best Housewarming Gifts For New Homebuyers
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Yes, a plant is a considerate gift for a friend or family member who just moved into a new house. But you know whats better? A whole lot of stuff. If you want to come up with a thoughtful, useful, and memorable gift for a new homebuyer, weve got some ideas.1. Housecleaning servicesPresumably, the house your loved ones are moving into is nice and...


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