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Corporations scoop up rental homes - Jul 31, 2014

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – July 31, 2014 – Apartment living brought Bill and Jennifer Schumacher together, with the two neighbors meeting while living at the s...

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Is It Better to Rent or Buy? - May 21, 2014

The choice between buying a home and renting one is among the biggest financial decisions that many adults make. But the costs of buying are more vari...

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Mistakes Sellers Make - Hiring the Wrong Agent - Jan 18, 2014

Mistakes Sellers Make - Hiring the Wrong Agent We have all seen it, the big colonial home on the hill or the cute as a button ranch house that the ...

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Biggest Home Seller Mistakes - Jan 23, 2014

Of the top mistakes, most are ultimately in the hands of the seller. Working with your real estate agent to minimize the impact of each of these mista...

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The Price of Real-Estate Experience: $25,000 - Sep 12, 2013

Can you put a price on experience? In real estate, you can. It is about $25,000 for the average house. Veteran agents sell homes for an average of ...

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Florida's market continues momentum - Jun 1, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. – June 20, 2013 – Florida’s housing market continued its upswing in May, with higher closed sales, more pending sales, rising median pri...

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Waiting Periods to Purchase a new home after default - Mar 1, 2013

I get asked all the time about the time frames needed in order to be able to apply for a new mortgage. Each person's story is different and each loan ...

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Improving Markets List Includes 258 Metros in May - Jun 1, 2013

The number of U.S. housing markets showing sustained improvement in three key measures fell slightly to 258 in May from 273 in April, according to the...

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Positive Equity Is Driving Down Defaults - Jun 1, 2013

Homeowners with positive equity in their homes have fewer problem loans and are outperforming the national average for defaults. Their default rates a...

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Foreclosure Maneuver Benefits Investors - Feb 18, 2013

Foreclosure Maneuver Benefits Investors FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Feb. 18, 2013 - South Florida real estate investors are buying titles to homes on t...

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Breakdown on the cost of building a house - May 1, 2013

The National Association of Home Builders conducts a survey about home building costs and I believe the data would be of interest to you. How much of ...

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Understanding CAP Rates - May 1, 2013

The CAP rate; or capitalization rate, is the relationship of the net operating income (NOI) of the property divided by the sales price or appraised va...

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Selecting The Right Agent - Jan 24, 2013

I see lots of questions on Trulia and such media asking, How Do I Select The Right Agent? Its NOT always me, but I like to think so. You want to b...

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9 Futuristic Real Estate Apps That Already Exist - Jan 16, 2013

Remember the Jetsons? When you think back on it, it’s uncanny how many of the so-called space age technologies that George, Jane, Judy, Elroy (and the...

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12 Tips for Hiring a Remodeling Contractor - Jan 16, 2013

Florida is a great place to live for most of us. We find our dream home and naturally want to make it our own. So we look for contractors to assist ...

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5 Signs the Market is Recovering Fast - Jan 11, 2013

1. Both asking price and rents jumped 5 percent from last year Trulia’s latest Price and Rent Monitors showed a big boost in asking prices across ...

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Extending Mortgage Debt Relief through 2014 - Nov 27, 2012

Dear Mr. Cloutier: Thank you for contacting me regarding mortgage debt relief. As Florida continues to recover from an astounding level of f...

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6 Things You Didn't Know Your Agent Could Do - Nov 20, 2012

The list of pleasant surprises in real estate matters is really, really short. Normally, we all want things to tick along precisely according to plan,...

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5 Myths of Becoming a Homeowner after a Foreclosure/Short Sale/Bankruptcy - Aug 22, 2012

Myth #1 – I HAVE TO WAIT 7 YEARS BEFORE I CAN GET A LOAN You do not have to wait 7 years to qualify for a mortgage after going through a mortgage del...

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3 Core Requirements for Obtaining a Mortgage Loan in Today’s Environment - Nov 17, 2012

(1) Income: *INCOME MUST BE DOCUMENTED THROUGH PAYSTUBS, W-2S, 1099’S, AND/OR TAX RETURNS. STATED INCOME OR INCOME VERIFIED THROUGH BANK STATEMENT DE...

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Why do so many Realtors NOT want to help me with Short Sales or Foreclosures? - Nov 20, 2012

To most people do not realize that a fair number of good Realtors do not like to work with Short Sales and Foreclosures. That may sound odd being it i...

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Crime Statistics for a Real Estate Agent to offer - Sep 15, 2012

You know, I have sold many many properties in my years as an agent and I am always asked the question "Is it a safe area?" in one form or another. It...

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Buying or Renting, which is better RIGHT NOW nationwide - Sep 15, 2012

Buying A Home Is 45% Cheaper than Renting!

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Video Mortgage Market Update - Sep 9, 2012

1. Mortgage Rates stay low this week, but an increase is on the way – Attachment includes Federal Announcement 2. Fear of a Mini Bubble Burst looms–...

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The Army Corp is at it again & it's not good! - Oct 10, 2012

Over the course of the last year the CCCIA and the City of Cape Coral have been meeting with agencies like the Army Corp of Engineers to work together...

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