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Checklist to move in the summer

To move in the summer you need to prepare now Most of the families like to move in the summer.  We like to impact our family as little as possible.  During summer children are less stressed with school chores and their routines would welcome a move better than when in the school time tight schedules. The […]

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Make yours a showcase home

First impressions count – Showcase Home Tips If you ever think about make your house a showcase home, you need to be smart.  Overspending is the most common mistake homeowners make.  Buyers are looking for a great home for a competitive price.  My “Six Simple Ideas” guide will give you a feel of what to […]

FIRPTA regulations

Impact on Foreign National of the Changes to the FIRPTA Regulations.

FIRPTA regulations passed by the US Congress.  US Congress passed recently some changes that will affect foreign national sellers. Foreign Investment Real Property Tax Act – is a law from 1980. FIRPTA regulations provide that the Buyer must withhold a tax of 10% of the contract price if the Seller is a foreign national. This amount has to be sent to […]

How Home Depot is the Answer to Beautify Your Home

Why Home Depot? It can really be Home Depot, Lowes or any other store.  But you can certainly dress up your home to make it look as a showcase home with little money.   Dress up the front door Your home’s front entry is the focal point of its curb appeal. Clean and polish all dirty […]

Loan Estimate

Ready For The New Closing Disclosure Form?

Hello Closing Disclosure and Godbye HUD-1 All the transactions initiated after August 1st 2015 will have a new set of documents to learn.   HUD-1 and Good Faith Estimates(GFE) won’t be used anymore.  A Loan Estimate will replace GFE and the Closing disclosure will replace the rusty HUD-1.  According to the new regulations lender is […]

Yes, The Garage need staging too! – Home Staging

When we want to sell our homes; Most of us recognize the importance of home staging.  We clean all the rooms, get off some furniture and pile up everything on the garage.  Selling your home is like a job interview.  You do not get on your fancier suit and do not comb. Garage is getting […]

Improvements pay off in your house?

Improvements pay off in your house? Many times as homeowners we are tempted to engage on huge improvements on our houses.  What we do not consider is how this improvement will affect the future market value of our home.  Will Improvements pay off in your house?. Here are a few typical examples: 1 – Adding a swimming pool […]

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Get offers on your house tips

Get offers on your house Most of us have heard that what is important in a real estate deal is Location, Location, Location. Despite location being really important when you are deciding to buy a particular piece of real estate, when you are on the other side of the street, as a seller, you need […]

For Sale by Owner? Think Twice

For Sale by Owner… is a trend that appeals some Homeowners. Did You know that the CEO of buyowner.com listed his home with a Realtor? The promise of no commission expense is sweet to think.  But… There are many caveats to consider when putting your Home For Sale By Owner. According to the National Association of […]

Tips For Selecting A Realtor

  Tips For Selecting A Realtor Your Real Estate Professional should be: Aware of the complicated local and state requirements affecting your transaction. Effective in multi-party, face-to-face negotiations. Highly-trained, with access to programs for continued learning and additional certifications. Resourceful in attracting the largest possible pool of potential buyers. Knowledgeable in the technology resources that […]