How to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent?

October 19th, 2009 § 0

Real Estate AgentIf you want to sell or purchase real estate, then it is best to have a good real estate agent. The perfect real estate agent should be able to assist you with paperwork, provide advice and save you money if you are buying real estate or helping you to get the most money for the property you are selling. However, it is not always easy finding the perfect agent and you have to know what to look for in order to find that person.

The first thing to make sure of when looking for the perfect real estate agent is that the person is from the area where your property is located or where you are looking to purchase property. Having a local is imperative, because they know the market in the area and have a lot of contacts that they can call upon, some of who might actually be looking to buy or are selling a great home.

The internet is a good place to start when looking for the perfect real estate agent. Here you can get complete listings of agents in an area and in some cases you will even find ratings that can be used as a guide. You can also research how long the real estate agent has been working in the area, how long the agency has been around and if it is highly recommended or not.

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How to Find Cheap Luxury Property in Hawaii?

June 17th, 2009 § 1

Hawaii VillaHawaii is notorious for its expensive real estate and for many the properties available are simply too expensive. Among the reasons for this is the prime location, good views and the limited number of properties for sale on the Hawaiian Islands. That does not mean, however, that there is no cheap property and if you know what to look for then you will be able to find cheap property in Hawaii.

One way to find cheap property is to go to Hawaii and check out the private sales in the area you want to live in. If someone is selling their home without using a real estate agent, then the prices is usually a lot cheaper since no commissions have to be paid. Private sellers also are more willing to negotiate with you and there is a higher chance of making a good deal.

You should also look through listings in local newspapers and flyers, since there are often places for sale that you do not find on the internet. These are also more than likely cheaper than what you find listed on real estate websites. This is due to the fact that it costs less to advertise property in printed form.

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Tips on How to Get an FHA-Insured Mortgage

March 16th, 2009 § 0

fhaWhile it has become significantly harder to get a loan these days, and even if borrowers who are capable of making only small down payments are experiencing tougher odds, the Federal Housing Authority still offers 3.5% down loans to qualified applicants.

The FHA has received an impressive number of applications—it has helped 630,000 successful applicants to purchase homes in 2008, while most these borrowers have taken the low-down payment loans.

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How to Spend the $800 Billion: Let Us Count the Ways

January 23rd, 2009 § 0

president obamaSpending $800 billion as part of the fund to get the economy going is a daunting task. President-Elect Barack Obama wants to focus on infrastructures, cutting of taxes on the middle class, Medicaid, and invest on the expansion of renewable energy.

A lot are asking why not help those who are about to lose their homes on foreclosures?

The lawmakers are hoping to get the attention of the president-elect to get a big chunk of the rescue package to help people keep their homes.

Some government officials are drafting proposals on how to revamp the TARP and make it friendlier to people who are pushed against the wall with pending foreclosures. Congressed expressed their opinion that they will not be release more funds unless a big chunk of it will be earmarked for helping Americans keep their homes.

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Ways to Attract Potential Buyers When Your House is in the Market

January 9th, 2009 § 0

When you have your home in the market you want to attract buyers to inquire about your property. Real estate agents can place your home on listings but if you will do the following, surely, the phone will be ringing:

Take a Photo of the Façade

Potential clients will be browsing the internet and search for homes that appear to fit their taste. An excellent picture of your home is a must. An ad without a photo will most likely be ignored cause it does not really give them anything.

Take a clear shot of the façade of your property and crop off streets or sidewalks before posting. You also don’t need an image of your car so clear your driveway before taking the picture. Make sure that you have sufficient lighting to get a crisp image.
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