Suburban, Urban or Rural: Which is Right for You?

May 23, 2014

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If you’re unfettered by a particular job in a particular locale, deciding where to live isn’t as easy as it may seem. Often, a battle ensues between our heads and our hearts. And the real estate mantra of “location, location, location” does nothing to help us decide which location we might prefer – the city, suburbs [...]

Tips for Selling a House in Minnesota

April 13, 2012

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When states such as California, Florida and Nevada got hit by the real estate downturn, Minnesotans escaped with lesser pain. The Midwestern state never saw skyrocketing home values, so there was a much smaller correction to the market than elsewhere in the country, experts said. Also, Minnesotans are in general financially more conservative and they [...]

Can You Still Get New York City Bargain Real Estate?

October 16, 2011

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Always wondered what it would be like to live in a cozy apartment just blocks away from Central Park or in a townhouse close to ethnic eateries in the quaint East Village? Get looking. It’s always a good time to invest in New York real estate. But, if you are hunting for New York City [...]

How to Find the Lowest Home Refinance Rates in California

October 9, 2011

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The housing market depression has dealt one of its worst blows to California, a state once known as a real estate market paradise. California today leads the country with the largest number of underwater homes, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. An astounding 2 million homeowners are struggling with negative equity on their properties, and [...]

5 Tips for Selling a Washington D.C. House

October 2, 2011

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There’s more to Washington D.C. than its quaint historic neighborhoods, chic urban pockets and its efficient public transport system. At a time when the rest of the country is struggling, D.C.’s economy is still puffing up steam because of the host of government jobs and political internships. So, if you are selling a Washington D.C. [...]

Buying Farm Property & Horse Ranches in San Diego

September 26, 2011

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San Diego County is a wonderful area for outdoor and equine enthusiasts. With its mild and sunny climate and ocean side breezes, it’s a popular choice for people with active lifestyles. Unfortunately, real estate prices can tend to be high and good recreational and horse properties can be difficult to find. Whether you’re looking for [...]

Joint Home Ownership in Florida

September 19, 2011

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You’ve always wanted to own that vacation or retirement home in the Sunshine State. But, the hemorrhaging economy, declining home equity, and a suspicious job market makes you anxious about investing all your life’s savings. Don’t fret. You don’t have to carry the burden of owning a property all by yourself. You can explore options [...]

Tips for Buying a Washington D.C. Home

September 12, 2011

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It was touted as the nation’s strongest market last year. And even though recent reports suggest a slight dip in the Washington D.C. real estate market, it still seems to have held steady because of the high number of government jobs in the area. The National Association of Realtors® reported that prices in the market [...]

5 Reasons to Buy a House in Florida Now

September 6, 2011

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If you’re dreading another winter up north and are ready to relocate to a warmer climate, hit the road and start shopping for a house in Florida. Think you can’t afford it? You might be wrong. The average price of a condo in Florida is hovering around $97,000, and single-family homes are listing at an [...]

How to Sell Property in Alaska

August 31, 2011

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Alaska has a unique environment – both in its spectacularly untamed landscape and in real estate. The state economy is fueled by a burgeoning tourist trade and a booming oil industry, and though the national recession slowed many property sales in the last few years, the Alaska real estate market is seeing fewer foreclosures and [...]