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Updated: Friday, November 17, 2017

House Hunting? How Good Manners Can Help Get The Home You Want
Written By: Realty Times Staff

As most people know, the real estate market shifts between a buyers or sellers market, depending on supply and demand. However, regardless of which market were currently in, buyer etiquette can help you get the home you want with the least amount of stress.It may sound odd to some, especially first-time homebuyers, but manners matter when it com...

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Choosing The Best Hardwood Floors For Your Home
Written By: Realty Times Staff

The rich patina of wood floors adds beauty and elegance to any home.Older homes were once routinely constructed with hardwood floors, but that practice was abandoned in the 1950s, when new technologies made wall-to-wall carpeting available. Builders were able to build more homes faster, for the post-war baby boom, and save money on labor.But tod...

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9 Ways You Can Score Great Deals For Your Home On Black Friday
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

For many of us, Black Friday shopping is key to a successful holiday gift-buying strategy for friends and family. But have you taken a look around your home lately? Maybe you need to put it on your list this year.There are some great deals out there this Black Friday that can help you fix up, fancy up, update, and upgrade the place you call home...

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6 Ideas For Selling Your Home In The Winter
Written By: Andrea Davis

1 Keep the house warm.While you dont have to keep the heat on all the time, keep the house warm during showings. You dont want people shivering while they look through the house. Set the thermostat to at least 70 degrees -- whether youll be in the house or not.2 Trim the outdoor foliage.Remove snow from shrubs and trees so that potential buyers ...

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The Real Estate Contracts Kick-Out Clause
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question: We are selling our house and have found a nice couple who have expressed interest. Unfortunately, they cannot afford to buy our house unless they sell their house first. We would like to work something out with this couple, but are concerned about taking our house off the market for an indefinite period while the buyers try to sell the...

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Ask the HOA Expert: Who Is Supposed To Fix And Maintain What?
Written By: Richard Thompson

Question: Our board has a running battle with various unit owners about who is supposed to fix and maintain what. As a result, the board has paid for repairs that were probably the unit owners responsibility. How do we get this under control?Answer:The board should adopt a Maintenance Insurance Areas of Responsibility Policy which defines respon...

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2017 Homebuyer Survey Contains Valuable Information For Agents And Sellers
Written By: Bob Hunt

One of the most useful research projects of the National Association of REALTORSreg; NAR is the annual survey of homebuyers and sellers. It is particularly useful because it shows sellers and their agents what works and what sources buyers use to find their new homes.This is the 36th year that NAR has conducted an annual survey of those who have...

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The Missing Middle: Situation Dire In Toronto; Optimistic In Vancouver
Written By: Jim Adair

In the Greater Toronto Area, 45 per cent of housing units are single-detached homes, 35 per cent are apartment buildings and just 20 per cent are known as the "missing middle" -- including townhouses, triplexes and low-rise buildings.But soon, demographics suggest that two fast-growing age groups -- those in the 35 to 44 age bracket and those wh...

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Technology for the Betterment of the Real Estate Industry
Written By: Lewis Fein

Far from being a threat, technology is an asset for the real estate industry. Specific services and applications can enable agents to better serve their clients, be they landlords, tenants, employers or employees. That ability, thanks to the resources agents can leverage, can ease an otherwise stressful process; a process that has too much uncer...

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Stylish Trends For Modern Holiday Dcor
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

If your idea of holiday decor still centers around popcorn on a string and ornaments that have seen better days, it may be time for an upgrade. Todays hottest holiday decor trends offer modern hues and >Unique fabricsUnless were talking about red-based plaid or your Great-Great-Grandmas Gingerbread Man comforter - may not necessarily impact a ho...

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10 Holiday Gift Must-Buys From HomeGoods
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Truth be told, its not hard to find a reason to go to HomeGoods. But, ever since we heard that the company is continuing to pay workers at Puerto Rico stores along with Marshalls and TJ MAXX that remain closed, were doing as much of our holiday shopping as possible there. Thankfully, finding thing to purchase is not a challenge not purchasing ev...

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Expert Advice for Styling Beautiful Home Photography
Written By: Erika Ward, Houzz Contributor

Annette Joseph shares her tips for styling beautiful home photography and finding the soul of a room.Atlanta-based photostylist/producer Annette Joseph possesses an intangible skill that keeps us hooked on our favorite shelter magazine publications: the ability to breathe life into interior spaces. My first encounter with Joseph was at a private...

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Condominium Owners Must Pay Their Condo Fees
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Qustion: I am the President of a large condominium association, and most of our owners pay their condominium fees each and every month on time. However, one owner is refusing to pay the condominium fee, claiming the association is not performing certain functions properly, and the owner is attempting to offset the fee as leverage to get the cond...

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3 Tips for Aspiring First-Time Homebuyers
Written By: Realty Times Staff

After years of renting, you are more than ready to take the plunge into home ownership. You dream of having a cozy casa to call your own, and you cannot wait to start the house hunting process.While looking for your first home is exciting, it can also be stressful as unexpected bumps in the road tend to pop up. To avoid as many negative curvebal...

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Gifts That Give Back To Fire, Flood, Shooting Victims, And Charities Around The World
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

We do a "gifts that give back post" every year about this time, providing a look at those presents that offer a charitable component. This year, more than ever, people are looking to make a difference with their gifts. Floods, fires, mass shootings - its been a year filled with heartache for so many. The options we have chosen can help change a ...

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Realty Times Acquired by Industry Visionary
Written By: Realty Times

Real estate news portal poised for rapid growth and digital innovationNovember 7, 2017 -- Realty Times, one of Americas largest and most trusted real estate news portals, announced today that it has been acquired by a new leadership group led by industry veteran Mr. John Giaimo.The new company has extensive plans to leverage its news legacy, whi...

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Proof That We Jumped to Conclusions about Millennials and Home Buying
Written By: Isaac Christiansen

Ever since the millennial generation reached adulthood, demographers and social scientists have been exploring the many trends that set this younger generation apart from their parents and grandparents. These studies have confirmed that Millennials are very different from Generation X and the baby boomers in many ways. One supposed difference th...

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Solutions To Saving Money On Your Next Move
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Buying a house and moving in is gonna cost you. Theres no way around it. Right? Well, actually, there may just be a way to make it not quite so painful. A willingness to negotiate and put in a little work plus a little inside info on special deals you can take advantage of can help you cut some costs. Here are eight ways to save money on your mo...

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