April 15, 2014

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Honua Kai Update

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Maui is a very cyclical market, with high season (from mid December to early April) setting the stage for the remainder of the year.  By most accounts, the Maui real estate sector has seen another upward push in the first quarter of 2014. But as conditions can vary widely from one micro-market to the next […]

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April 13, 2014

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Is DFW Real Estate a Good Investment?

Many people are turning to real estate as an alternative profitable investment. The income is ongoing in this type of investment. The value of the property appreciates in a long-run. With this in mind, many people are betting their monies in real estate. However, it can be risky sometimes, but it’s worth taking a risk […]

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April 13, 2014

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DFW Real Estate Investment – Change Your Finical Situation

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2014 has been called “the year of the horse”, which means it’s a year of endless opportunities for individuals who are brave enough to go out and seize it. Whether you are a young adult or an older person looking for a way to improve your financial situation in 2014, making sensible investments should be […]

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April 7, 2014

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Keeping your energy bill low

Was your last gas bill higher than usual? Cold air might be finding its way into your house.  Conserve energy, save money and stay warm with these tips from the Department of Energy. Let the sun shine in!! During the day, open the curtains & blinds on the south side of the house.  Feel a […]

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February 17, 2014

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How to Avoid Deficency Judgments When Short Selling a Home

Deficiency judgements are popular again, especially distressing now that the tax break for distressed owners has expired (as of this post). Short sellers continue to face the possibility of lenders chasing them for the “deficiency”, that difference between the amount owed on the mortgage and the amount approved in the short sale. If that bullet is dodged, short sellers may have […]

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February 17, 2014

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Is a Pre-Listing Appraisal Worth Getting?

Does having a home “pre-appraised” make a difference? Is this money well spent by the average seller? Do buyers and buyer agents care; or are pre- listing appraisals not considered credible? Will a seller provided appraisal be accepted as “impartial” by a buyer?  A few things immediately come to mind when a seller provide appraisal is […]

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January 30, 2014

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The Demise of the “Local Agent”

Just as walking through a kitchen doesn’t make someone a chef, an agent living in a neighborhood doesn’t make them a neighborhood expert. The information age is firmly ensconced in the real estate world, long gone are the days when agents were the gate keepers of the data. The days of MLS books printed quarterly and […]

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January 30, 2014

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Tax Break for Distressed Homeowners Expires

The 2007 measure that exempted borrowers from federal taxes they normally would owe on assistance received from banks has expired. This hits the tax break on short sales and forgiven home loan debt arrangements, and many experts are concerned about the impact this will have. In short, federal taxes are now due on any mortgage […]

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January 30, 2014

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About Half of Mortgage Mods End up Redefaulting

Roughly 50% of homeowners with modified mortgages redefault and billions and billions of tax payer dollars continue to go up in smoke. Despite critics calling for a stop or at least a reassessment of the program, money continues to flow. And the FHA just made it much easier for “damaged” buyers to get right back […]

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January 30, 2014

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How to Keep an Agent Honest

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Listening to a real estate sales pitch makes people reach for poison. Agents droning on about how wonderful they are, how they’re number one, how their company is the best in Atlanta… This is how agents are trained; to use scripts, use talking points and continue to hammer things that however idiotic, are intended to impress […]

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January 19, 2014

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Park City, Deer Valley 2013 Home Sales Stats Look Good

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by Joel Carson President/Principal Broker Utah Real Estate SLBR 2012 ‘Salesperson of the Year’ Home sales in the Park City and Deer Valley areas increased 18.44 percent in 2013 compared to the number of homes sold in 2012. We’re seeing these kinds of numbers all over the state and it’s great to see just how much […]

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January 12, 2014

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Manhattan Beach Real Estate Up 18.5% Year Over Year

The Manhattan Beach real estate has been plagued by super low inventory and aggressive buyers. In 2012 we logged the median home price or single family residences in Manhattan Beach at $1.45M. In 2013 we logged this number at $1.725M which is a 18.5 bump. The amount of sales in town that occurred in 2013 […]

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January 8, 2014

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Utah Housing Market Ends 2013 Strong

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by Joel Carson President/Principal Broker Utah Real Estate Utah’s housing market showed a 10.19 percent increase in sales and a 12.64 percent increase in the median sold price in 2013 compared to 2012. This upward trend seems to be continuing as our economy grows stronger every day. The real estate industry has seen significant grown since […]

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January 6, 2014

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Clearing up your Pre-Loan questions

If you are getting ready to purchase a home, you probably have heard the terms prequalified and preapproved.  Many buyers think these terms are the same thing, but they are quite different. Getting prequalified consists of a discussion between you and a loan officer.  A loan officer collects information regarding your income, monthly debts, credit […]

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December 19, 2013

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DFW Real Estate Mortgages – How to Get Them?

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If you are searching for real estate mortgages, you have to deal with mortgage brokers. They can help you in finding the best houses you desire.  Even if you are new to these mortgages, you don’t have to spend more time and money. Finding the best DFW real estate is not a complicated task. You […]

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December 13, 2013

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FHA Loan Limits to be Lower for Orange County, CA in 2014

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FHA loan limits for Orange County in 2014 will be $625,500,which is lower than the 2013 FHA loan limit. The new FHA loan limits will be effective for all case numbers ordered on or after January 1, 2014. This will effect a limited segment of the home market in Orange County, but still those that […]

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December 3, 2013

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Optional Entrance

The word “mud” might not sound inviting, but a mudroom can actually be a welcoming – and useful – space.  Mudrooms, which serve as a transition between the outdoors and the inside of a home, are traditionally found in cold, snowy climates as a place to change out of wet clothes and shoes.  But, whether […]

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December 2, 2013

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Can I Refinance my CalVet Loan and HELOC into a VA Home Loan?

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The only way to refinance a CalVet loan is to do it out of Calvet and into another type of loan program. The most logical loan type is the standard VA home loan program. There are actually State and Federal laws that prevent the CalVet loan program from being anything other than for the purchase […]

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November 27, 2013

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Get Black Friday Savings on Scottsdale Real Estate

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As many of us are well aware, Black Friday is right around the corner. That means killer deals on our favorite items, but only if we are willing to beat the crowds to get them. I too have experienced Black Friday shopping at its finest – huddling at a store’s entrance just before the doors […]

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November 26, 2013

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Buying Yourself a Home? Why Not a New Home?

Real estate is one of the fastest booming businesses worldwide. A lot of places have been set aside for building homes and residential places, restaurants, and monumental buildings. With the rising population of people in every town in the world, the cost of buying a house continues to rise as well. To the entrepreneurs, being […]

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