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Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Mary Ann Lipsey]
The decision to purchase a home is exciting and a major investment for your future. Because there is only so much of it to go around, real estate is the top choice for many investors and the desire for most families. This article is designed to highlight some of the many benefits of home ownership and how buying a home can often turn the American Dream into a reality. One of the most profita...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Enrique Escobar]
Here’s how to find out whether your community association can make you get rid of your political lawn sign.State law could override HOA rules about displaying campaign yard signs, like these in my neighborhood. Image: Dona DeZube for HouseLogicIf you’re one of the more than 60 million Americans — about one in five U.S. residents — who live in a home owners association, condominium community, coope...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Looking for a unique home? How about investing in one of the most popular horror stories of all time?Bran Castle is nestled in the heart of the mountains in Romania (formerly Transylvania). Carved out of the rock, Bran was home to queens, kings, and knights.According to legend, Bran Castle was also home the notorious monster, Count Dracula. The property supposedly inspired Bram Stoker to writ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By John Askins]
If the walls of Chris Bencal’s apartment could talk, they might actually scream. That’s because the 1878 building was the longtime home of the Danvers State Hospital — formerly called the State Lunatic Hospital at Danvers — infamous for allegations of abuse and neglect that prompted its closing in 1992.But that image changed for the good with the arrival of AvalonBay Communities, a developer that ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By John Askins]
Agent Snapshot: Shanita Holloway, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty Greater Northwest, Springby James McClister October 13, 2014Shanita Holloway is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty Greater Northwest working in Spring, Cypress and Humble.What was your first job in the realty industry? My job in the realty industry was becoming a residential real estate agent, joining forces with K...
Read Post [Posted on 10/29/2014 By Shanita Holloway]
 Most renters know that paying the rent on time and following the lease will keep them out of hot water, but what does it really take to have a great relationship with your landlord?The answer may surprise you. (Hint: It isn’t all about the rent.)The Ideal TenantWhen landlords interview prospective tenants, they’re looking for job stability and steady income first and foremost, but their wish...
Read Post [Posted on 10/29/2014 By Janet Buff]
 You’ve crunched the mortgage rates, estimated your tax payments, and taken a realistic look at how much house you can afford. You’ve stuck within your range when scouring the realtor.com® listings, being careful not to bust your budget.But there are more expenses involved in home buying than just the property costs. And those additional payments, if you don’t factor them in, can be high enou...
Read Post [Posted on 10/29/2014 By Janet Buff]
Dear For Sale By Owners,You kind of remind me of myself sometimes. I say things like ” Oh no for that price I can do it myself” then I end up costing myself a bunch of money I originally intended on saving or wasting time doing things I don’t desire doing. I love to save money on my hair so I do it myself and then I realize Oh my God I’ve been trying to clip my own ends and now my hair is all unev...
Read Post [Posted on 10/29/2014 By Shanita Holloway]
The date of Halloween has always been one of the easy ones to remember: Oct. 31, plain and simple. No first Tuesday-after-the-first-Monday-of-November nonsense (that's Election Day), no fourth-Thursday-in-November (Thanksgiving), no second-Monday-in-October (if you don't know, ask a Canadian). Just the last day of October.But for the past two years, matters were not quite so simple. Across th...
Read Post [Posted on 10/29/2014 By John Askins]
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