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If I Pay Off The Back Taxes On A Home, Will I Own It?
 
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Here's this week's viewer question. "If I pay off the back taxes on a home, will I own it?" Not quite. Watch today's Real Estate Minute to find out why. Looking for more of my real estate and personal finance tips? Subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ExpertRe... Read my blog: http://thinkglink.com See my tweets: http://www.twitter.com/glink Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ilyceglink
Views: 14250 ExpertRealEstateTips
What Credit Score is Needed to Buy a Home
 
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Knowing what credit score is needed to buy a new home is crucial. The higher your credit score is, the lower your interest rate will be. Find out more about what credit score you'll need to obtain a mortgage and buy a house on today's Real Estate Minute with Ilyce Glink.
Views: 51571 ExpertRealEstateTips
You Need to Do This After You Pay Off Your Mortgage
 
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There’s one thing you still need to do after you pay off your mortgage loan in full, and it’s not just opening that bottle of Champagne you’ve saved for the occasion. It’s a major accomplishment to pay off a mortgage. And after you send in the last installment to your lender, you’ll feel a strong desire to make a bonfire out of all your old payment stubs. But you need to wait until you take one last step before you put your mortgage loan out of your mind for good. And while it won’t cost you a dime, it may require that you invest a little bit of time in making sure that your lender has filed all of the necessary documentation to reflect the fact that you’ve repaid your mortgage loan in full. So watch this video for specifics on what to do after you’ve paid off your mortgage. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for the latest real estate tips and news: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=expertrealestatetips And for more of my real estate and personal finance tips: Read my blog: http://thinkglink.com See my tweets: http://www.twitter.com/glink Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ilyceglink
Views: 13081 ExpertRealEstateTips
Moving Tips for the Best Move Possible
 
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Organization is key for a move and from where to pack your personal documents to how to find a good mover this video has something for anyone preparing for a move. This expert real estate tips video offers moving advice from a moving expert. Moving tips include how to pack boxes and how to find a moving company. Moving is stressful enough, not knowing how to move your things shouldn't be a part of that moving stress.
Views: 21098 ExpertRealEstateTips
Staging Your Home For Sale
 
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Staging your home for sale is one of the top things you can do to sell your home faster and for more money. You want your house to appear open and inviting, and you don't want your personal items distracting the buyer from the features of your house. Stage your home for sale by decluttering your house, de-personalize your rooms and decorate your home with accessories and furniture. Staging your house for sale is a great home selling tips to get the best price for your house.
Views: 70222 ExpertRealEstateTips
Step-by-Step: How To Paint A Room
 
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Professional handyman Andy Sjostrom shares his step-by-step technique for painting a room. Follow Andy's advice for a professional looking paint job, every time. Painting a room is an easy, inexpensive way to spruce up your house and get it ready to sell. Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips video for more DIY advice.
Views: 2676771 ExpertRealEstateTips
Does Signing A Quitclaim Release You From Your Mortgage?
 
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When getting a divorce and signing a quitclaim deed, it’s crucial to remember your home mortgage is separate from your property title. So if a spouse is ordered to sign a quitclaim deed as a part of a divorce, he or she would be well-advised to ensure that his or her name is also removed from the mortgage documents. A mortgage lender in pursuit of repayment won’t forgive a debt just on the basis of a quitclaim deed. In other words, the spouse giving up ownership in the home could still end up having to pay for it. I’ve got some good suggestions on how to resolve this dilemma on today’s Real Estate Minute. If you haven’t already, be sure subscribe to my YouTube channel for the latest real estate tips and news: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=expertrealestatetips Looking for more of my real estate and personal finance tips? Read my blog: http://thinkglink.com See my tweets: http://www.twitter.com/glink Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ilyceglink
Views: 4505 ExpertRealEstateTips
How To: Taping Before Painting
 
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A fresh coat of paint can be an easy and inexpensive way to improve your home and help it sell faster. But the job can turn messy if you don't tape off the surfaces you don't want painted. Handyman Andy Sjostrom shares his tips for taping for a paint job. Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips video for more DIY painting advice.
Views: 285461 ExpertRealEstateTips
Should You Use a Property Management Company for Your Rental Property?
 
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Any responsible landlord knows a lot of work goes into managing a rental property. So is it smart to outsource some of that work to a property management company? Property management companies can take care of many tasks that landlords otherwise must handle themselves, from finding tenants and collecting rent to handling the upkeep of the property itself. But that assistance costs money, so it comes down to whether saving some time on rental property upkeep and management is worth eating into your bottom line. Ultimately, different landlords will draw different conclusions once they’ve done their own cost/benefit analysis for hiring a property management company. On this Real Estate Minute, I’ll discuss what Zillow suggests are some advantages to using a property management company and share why my experience as a real estate investor and landlord has led me to forgo using one myself. Be sure subscribe to my YouTube channel for the latest real estate tips and news: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=expertrealestatetips And for more of my real estate and personal finance tips: Read my blog: http://thinkglink.com See my tweets: http://www.twitter.com/glink Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ilyceglink
Views: 5837 ExpertRealEstateTips
How To Prep For Painting
 
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A fresh coat of paint can be an easy and inexpensive way to improve your home and help it sell faster. But the job can turn messy if you don't prep for it. Handyman Andy Sjostrom shares his tips for prepping for a paint job. Most importantly, he says to "keep your job and your life simple." Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips video for more DIY painting advice.
Views: 232160 ExpertRealEstateTips
Q&A: Financing a Vacant Land Purchase
 
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A vacant land purchase may not work with a traditional mortgage. You may need some creative financing strategies to make it work. On today’s episode, I’ll answer a question from someone hoping to buy a vacant tract of land as a place to build a home for retirement. But while the land is priced to sell and the prospective home buyer has a good credit score and enough cash for a substantial down payment, residential mortgage lenders generally won’t underwrite a loan on a piece of vacant land. So watch this video for my advice on what types of creative financing strategies could work best for the purchase of a vacant parcel of land. Be sure subscribe to my YouTube channel for the latest real estate tips and news: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=expertrealestatetips And for more of my real estate and personal finance tips: Read my blog: http://thinkglink.com See my tweets: http://www.twitter.com/glink Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ilyceglink
Views: 8579 ExpertRealEstateTips
Fight Your Property Tax Assessment
 
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On today’s Real Estate Minute we explore strategies for fighting your property tax bill. If you think your property tax assessment is too high, or at least much higher than your neighbors’ with similar homes, Ilyce has four steps to help keep the taxman from digging too deep in your pocket. If you missed the first video on how to save on monthly housing costs, check it out here. Looking for more of my real estate and personal finance tips? Subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ExpertRealEstateTips Read my blog: http://thinkglink.com See my tweets: http://www.twitter.com/glink Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ilyceglink
Views: 5313 ExpertRealEstateTips
How Do Earnest Money Deposits Work?
 
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If you're looking for a new home, do you know how earnest money deposits work? If you want to show the seller you're seriously interested in buying their home, laying down some cash, known as earnest money, can help. Earnest money represents the buyer's level of commitment to closing the deal and purchasing the home. The bigger the deposit, the happier the seller will be and the more reassured they are about you wanting their home. It also ties you to the property and keeps you from looking for additional properties. Every seller hopes that the buyer will offer 10 percent of the sales price of the house in cash. That amount is large enough that it will make any buyer think twice about walking away from the house on a whim. But don't worry if you can't scrape together 10 percent in cash. The amount of earnest money can range from $1,000 to 10 percent. It can be forfeited if you break the contract and walk away from the deal. If the sale goes through, the earnest money plus interest is often used as part of the cash down payment required by the lender. Sometimes it is used as a credit toward closing costs. If the sale does not go through for some reason (if, for example, the buyer could not get a mortgage or the title on the property was bad) the seller will sign a release of escrow and the earnest money is refunded to the buyer. Looking for more of my real estate and personal finance tips? Subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ExpertRealEstateTips Read my blog: http://thinkglink.com See my tweets: http://www.twitter.com/glink Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ilyceglink
Views: 7331 ExpertRealEstateTips
Easement
 
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What is an easement? An easement allows a second party, such as a neighbor or utility company, access to your property. An easement is limited to a small part of a property usually and it stipulates the property's condition after the second party accesses the property. You can find out your property's easements by looking at the survey completed with your title insurance. Learn about easements here.
Views: 34785 ExpertRealEstateTips
What's a Town House?
 
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Town houses are another option when you want to buy a home. They tend to be larger than a condo or co-op but likely still have a homeowners association. Make sure you understand the terms of the sale as a home buyer.
Views: 11350 ExpertRealEstateTips
What's a Condo?
 
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As a new home buyer you have lots of choices as to what type of home to purchase. A condominium, or an apartment that you own, is usually located in an urban center or densely populated suburb. A condo is one choice to consider when you are buying a new home.
Views: 29647 ExpertRealEstateTips
Why Hire a Professional Handyman for Home Repair?
 
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Are you a homeowner thinking, "How do I sell my house?" When trying to sell, or after the home inspection, skip the DIY home repair and hire a handyman or professional contractor. A professional handyman can help finish those home repairs quickly and without the stress of DIY. Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips video on professional handyman services.
Views: 15388 ExpertRealEstateTips
Property Transfers and Property Taxes
 
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Today’s viewer question is from a parent looking to add her daughter’s name to her house title and deed. She’s wondering how this type of property transfer could affect her property taxes. While the answer depends a lot on the specific laws in her jurisdiction, I lay out the general concerns she should address before transferring part-ownership of her home to her daughter. Property taxes are only one tax consideration. She’ll also need to think about her daughter’s tax situation, particularly the capital gains taxes that she could face. Check out this Real Estate Minute for my advice on how to weigh those expenses against the benefits of making a property transfer to a child. Keep in mind that you should always talk to an estate planner or attorney before making major gifts to family members. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for the latest real estate tips and news: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=expertrealestatetips And for more of my real estate and personal finance tips: Read my blog: http://thinkglink.com See my tweets: http://www.twitter.com/glink Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ilyceglink
Views: 11254 ExpertRealEstateTips
How to Lower Your Property Tax Assessment
 
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Property taxes vary considerably depending on where you live. But no matter what you pay, there’s a chance that you could lower your property tax assessment. Your local property tax assessor is tasked with maintaining detailed information on all of the properties in your region. It’s a big job, so it’s no surprise that sometimes the information is outdated or just plain incorrect. If that’s the case for your property, you may be paying more than your fair share. On today’s Real Estate Minute, I share three tips from Zillow on when to consider contesting your property tax assessment. Be sure subscribe to my YouTube channel for the latest real estate tips and news: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=expertrealestatetips And for more of my real estate and personal finance tips: Read my blog: http://thinkglink.com See my tweets: http://www.twitter.com/glink Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ilyceglink
Views: 9101 ExpertRealEstateTips
Staging to Sell
 
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When you buy a home, it's the visuals that count. To sell your home faster you may want to stage your furniture and belongings to help give your home more personality. Generally, a less cluttered space is more appealing when you're selling a home.
Views: 31054 ExpertRealEstateTips
Buying a New or Used Home
 
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When you're in the market to buy a home you should ask yourself if you want a new or existing home. If you want to buy a new home make sure to research the developer. If you're buying an existing home you may face renovation costs.
Views: 8445 ExpertRealEstateTips
Adding An Elevator To Your Home
 
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As baby boomers are entering retirement, more people are trying to make their homes work for them. Instead of moving to a smaller home or even moving into a retirement home, people in their 30s, 40s and 50s are following a trend called "aging-in-place." They are taking their home renovation projects or gut rehab, and doing things like adding an elevator. With additions like an elevator, if they face a handicap or disabilty in later years, they, and their home, will be prepared.
Views: 31527 ExpertRealEstateTips
How To Pay Your Contractor
 
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You should never pay your contractor in full before the entire job is completed. Not that he's going to run off with your money, but you want to keep some incentive to get the job done right. You should give a deposit of 5 to 10 percent of the budget before work starts to pay for expenses like fencing and beginning supplies. The billing process can vary, but make sure you are getting a full accounting for your own records and for your lender.
Views: 6190 ExpertRealEstateTips
Most Important Repairs to Sell Your Home
 
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If you don't want your house sitting on the market, make easy repairs to help sell your home. The quickest way to scare off prospective buyers is by not making easy fixes to broken items. You don't want leaky faucets or cracked tiles to prevent you from selling your home. If you do get an offer without fixing these problems, they're still going to come up after the home inspection. There are simple many ways to repair your home and make it more appealing to potential buyers. Your appliances don't have to be new but they should all work and look presentable. If any of the faucets leak or don't turn correctly, you should fix or replace them. If some your windowpanes are cracked or don't open correctly, you need to repair or replace them. All screen doors and windows should be fixed as well. It's important to make sure none of the doors creak, or only open half way. Also, be sure all cabinet doors are working properly. If you have any exterior problems, such as missing roof shingles or broken gutters, make sure you replace or repair those items. Lastly, don't forget to assess what other sort of work needs to be done, like touching up paint or cleaning.
Views: 3123 ExpertRealEstateTips
1031 Exchange - How Does It Work?
 
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If you own investment property and want to save on taxes, you may want to do a 1031 exchange. NES Exchange expert Julianna A. Clementi-Ryan describes how a 1031 exchange works including 1031 exchange time periods.
Views: 15805 ExpertRealEstateTips
Four Ways to Build Equity in Your New Home
 
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Buying a house and building home equity isn’t as easy as you may think. I have four tips that will be useful during the home buying process, after you’ve bought your home, and even when you decide to sell.
Views: 4972 ExpertRealEstateTips
Should You Use Home Equity or Savings to Pay for a Remodeling Project?
 
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When you’re planning a remodeling project or home renovation, it’s a good idea to start by determining how you’ll pay for it. Usually that comes down to taking out a loan or using your savings. Some people may have enough cash saved to consider paying for their remodeling project or home renovation out of pocket. But just because you have enough savings to pay for your home remodeling project doesn’t necessarily mean you should rule out either a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit (HELOC). Tapping into home equity can be a smart move, under certain circumstances. Your own individual financial situation will determine what payment plan you should choose. So check out this episode of Big Money Real Estate for my tips on when to tap into home equity and whether to choose a home equity loan or HELOC to pay for a home remodeling project. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for the latest real estate tips and news: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=expertrealestatetips And pick up my Intentional Investor Series on thinkglinkstore.com to learn everything you need to know to become a successful investor in real estate: http://thinkglinkstore.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-intentional-investor-complete-series Looking for more of my real estate and personal finance tips? Read my blog: http://thinkglink.com See my tweets: http://www.twitter.com/glink Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ilyceglink
Views: 14711 ExpertRealEstateTips
Identity Theft Warning Signs
 
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If you're worried about identity theft, there are ways you can protect yourself. And if you know the signs, you can stop identity theft sooner. One of the best ways to protect your identity is to order your credit report annually from annualcreditreport.com.
Views: 7298 ExpertRealEstateTips
Mindflex Mind Control Game: Hottest Toy at CES 2009
 
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The Mindflex mind control game was one of the hottest toys at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2009, and it has turned into one of the hottest toys for Christmas 2009. This Mindflex mind control game uses your own brainwave activity to move a ball through an obstacle course. Change up the obstacle course and use the power of your own mind to navigate the Mindflex game. Watch as Ilyce Glink uses mind control brainwave power on Mindflex, one of the hottest toys for Christmas 2009.
Views: 80761 ExpertRealEstateTips
DIY Projects and Home Repair
 
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DIY projects and home repair can be a quick and easy way to spruce up your home, and even help sell your house faster. With projects like polishing brass doorknobs, replacing light fixtures, and painting bathrooms, you can do it yourself and save quite a bit of money from hiring a handyman. DIY projects and home repair can be done quickly and easily, but for more complex projects like wiring or plumbing, you may want to consider hiring a handyman. Watch the rest of the DIY videos from ExpertRealEstateTips for step-by-step video instructions for painting, brass polishing, replacing lights and more.
Views: 50798 ExpertRealEstateTips
Halloween Food For A Halloween Party
 
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Halloween is the perfect holiday to have fun making Halloween food for a great Halloween party. Halloween food includes cookies, candy, pumpkin soup, Halloween-themed sodas for kids and adult Halloween-themed beverages for adults. Watch this video for tons of great ideas and tips on Halloween food for your Halloween party.
Views: 33512 ExpertRealEstateTips
Hydroponics in Winter: Fresh Garden Herbs with Prepara
 
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Want fresh garden herbs year round? Grow your own fresh garden herbs from your windowsill with Prepara's Power Plant. Through a hydroponics system the Power Plant grows seeds with no dirt, no bugs and no worms. Just add seeds and water and watch your indoor garden grow through hydroponics! Learn how you can grow cucumbers, beans, basil and other fresh garden herbs indoors in this Expert Real Estate Tips segment.
Views: 9817 ExpertRealEstateTips
How to Refinance Your Mortgage
 
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Today Ilyce Glink takes a closer look at how to refinance your mortgage. There are some important factors to consider when undertaking the refinancing process. For instance, is it smart to extend the term of your mortgage? And how much is reasonable to spend on the administrative costs of a refinance? For these answers and Ilyce’s four steps to a home run refinance, watch this episode of the Real Estate Minute. Looking for more of my real estate and personal finance tips? Subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ExpertRe... Read my blog: http://thinkglink.com See my tweets: http://www.twitter.com/glink Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ilyceglink
Views: 6116 ExpertRealEstateTips
How to Save One Million Dollars
 
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Who wouldn’t want to say they have a million dollars in the bank? That kind of milestone seems impossible to most of us, but watch today's Real Estate Minute for a quick list of steps you can take if you want to build an investment portfolio worth at least seven figures by the time you retire.
Views: 3529 ExpertRealEstateTips
What is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM)?
 
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What is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage or ARM? What is the difference between a fully amortized loan and an interest only ARM? Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips video about adjustable rate mortgage loans (ARMs) and how they adjust after a fixed period of time.
Views: 4699 ExpertRealEstateTips
What's a Co-Op?
 
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Another home buying option is purchasing a co-op. Buying a co-op is actually buying shares into a corporation that owns the building. Co-op boards control who can buy a home in their buildings.
Views: 4571 ExpertRealEstateTips
5 Ways to Boost Home Value Without Remodeling
 
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There are plenty of ways to raise your property value without remodeling or digging too deeply into your wallet. Google “ways to boost home value” and you’ll quickly find millions of articles about remodeling projects that should increase the value of your home substantially. But what if you don’t need - or simply don’t want - to do any remodeling, but still want to boost your home’s value as much as possible? Property values are measured in a variety of ways, but only one really matters: How much can you get someone to pay if and when you sell your home? Home prices vary based on perceived value, which is why homeowners want to improve the perception of their properties in any way possible – especially if they’re preparing to sell their homes. So check out my five tips for boosting your home’s value without remodeling on today’s Real Estate Minute. Be sure subscribe to my YouTube channel for the latest real estate tips and news: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=expertrealestatetips And for more of my real estate and personal finance tips: Read my blog: http://thinkglink.com See my tweets: http://www.twitter.com/glink Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ilyceglink
Views: 2586 ExpertRealEstateTips
Automatic Locks For Home Safety
 
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Home automation enhances your security. Automatic locks from Black & Decker hooked up to your security system can give you peace of mind and added safety. Lock your doors from the comfort of your bed with a wireless remote and program the locks to work automatically. Never worry again if that deadbolt is locked. Watch this Expert Real Estate tips video from the Consumer Electronics Show for a demonstration.
Views: 8372 ExpertRealEstateTips
How to Stage a Kitchen
 
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If you want to sell your home faster and for more money, staging can help. Kitchens present lots of staging opportunities for home sellers. Clean, organized, and pleasant-smelling kitchens are the most attractive to home buyers.
Views: 56630 ExpertRealEstateTips
Renovate Or Start With New Construction?
 
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How should you make the decision to renovate or gut rehab your existing home, or if you should tear down your home and start from scratch with new construction? Good builders can make a renovation just as good, if not better, than new construction. The price of completely renovating versus new construction will be about the same, as well. To make the decision to tear down or renovate, you need to think about what kind of benefits, like size or amenities, you will get from both options.
Views: 3282 ExpertRealEstateTips
What To Do If Your Mortgage Is Rejected
 
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According to the Federal Reserve, in 2013, around 14.5 percent of applications for home mortgages were denied, down from over 18 percent in 2007. Getting turned down for a mortgage is disappointing, but it's actually more common than you might think. Follow these important steps if it happens to you. Looking for more of my real estate and personal finance tips? Subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ExpertRe... Read my blog: http://thinkglink.com See my tweets: http://www.twitter.com/glink Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ilyceglink
Views: 1526 ExpertRealEstateTips
Staging Bathrooms and Bedrooms
 
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Staging your home can help it sell faster. Two of the easiest rooms to stage are bedrooms and bathrooms. Buy matching towels, comforter sets, and lampshades for your bedrooms and bathrooms, and you'll be set to sell your home.
Views: 58839 ExpertRealEstateTips
How to Nail Your Mortgage Closing
 
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Do you want your mortgage closing process to go quickly or go well? Welcome back to another Real Estate Minute with Ilyce Glink, where I answer viewer questions and offer my tips and advice for how to navigate the real estate market. Mortgage closings are not the time to skimp on due diligence. While we’ve probably all been guilty of scrolling to the bottom of an online agreement and clicking “accept” without having read every word, when it comes to a mortgage loan, you simply can’t afford to be inattentive. You’re agreeing to a lot when you sign your mortgage documents, and it bears repeating that you should be wary of signing anything you haven’t read carefully. So watch today’s Real Estate Minute for a few reminders about why it’s so important to read your mortgage closing documents carefully before you sign them. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for the latest real estate tips and news: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=expertrealestatetips And for more of my real estate and personal finance tips: Read my blog: http://thinkglink.com See my tweets: http://www.twitter.com/glink Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ilyceglink
Views: 2227 ExpertRealEstateTips
Tax Deed Sales
 
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Tax deed sales usually take place at a sheriff's office. Tax deed sales give tax purchasers a chance to pay property taxes and obtain a certificate against a property. If the property owner does not pay the taxes and lift the tax deed, the tax purchaser can start proceedings to obtain the property. Tax deed sales include tax deeds.
Views: 11728 ExpertRealEstateTips
Manufactured Housing
 
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Architect Sarah Susanka described manufactured or prefab housing. Manufactured housing is built in a controlled environment by craftspeople. A manufactured home may be of higher quality than a home built on site.
Views: 5095 ExpertRealEstateTips
Don’t Let This Happen to You: Adverse Possession
 
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Adverse possession describes a situation in which someone can legally claim ownership over another person’s private property – and you don’t want it to happen to you. While it is indeed possible for a squatter to claim ownership over a property he or she has inhabited under certain circumstances, it’s probably not a likely scenario in your home. But adverse possession can also apply if your neighbor infringes on your property line with a fence or driveway. If you don’t take appropriate action, the same legal loophole that bestows squatters’ rights could end up forcing you to forfeit part of your property to your neighbor. In this Real Estate Minute, I run through the general rules governing adverse possession. These laws are often highly variable from state to state, so you’ll want to consult an attorney if you’re dealing with an adverse possession case on your property. But watch this video for a quick tutorial on what conditions can lead to an adverse possession claim and how to make sure you don’t make one common mistake that could play right into a claimant’s hands. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for the latest real estate tips and news: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=expertrealestatetips And for more of my real estate and personal finance tips: Read my blog: http://thinkglink.com See my tweets: http://www.twitter.com/glink Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ilyceglink
Views: 7505 ExpertRealEstateTips
What Real Estate Agents Should Do Before Listing a House
 
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What should an agent do before listing your house? They should make multiple visits to the house and create a market analysis. Good agents will give tips on how to improve the marketability and enhance the house for sale. Real estate agents should discuss the location, condition and give other tips and recommendations. Watch this Expert Real Estate segment for more information on what real estate agents should do to prepare a house for sale.
Views: 44405 ExpertRealEstateTips
Pricing a Foreclosure or Short Sale
 
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Buying a foreclosure or short sale is basically the same as buying any property on the housing market. You may be able to get a good deal on a foreclosure or short sale if the market is full, but the market value and property value in your area will drive the pricing and financing the loan. Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips video for more information about short sales and buying a foreclosure.
Views: 8018 ExpertRealEstateTips
Are Mortgage Insurance Costs Making FHA Loans a Bad Deal?
 
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Are mortgage insurance costs making FHA loans a bad deal? Recently, the Federal Housing Administration's mortgage insurance has skyrocketed, making FHA loans more expensive than conventional loans. You can save between $1,740 and $12,026 in just over five years if you take out a conventional loan with private mortgage insurance over an FHA loan, according to a new report from WalletHub, a financial information and networking site. The FHA loan volume skyrocketed 330 percent from 2007 to 2009, after the housing market crashed. Now they've gone back to being the place of last resort because many of the loans they made went bad, and they've struggled to meet financial obligations. As a result, FHA mortgage insurance premiums have more than doubled since 2008. Five years ago, if you took out a loan for a median-priced home at $212,000, you would have paid $9,200 in FHA premiums over the first five years of the loan. But if you bought that same house today, it would cost $17,398 in premiums. That's an $8,000 dollar increase for a home only priced at $212,000. Once the borrower has 20 percent equity in their home, lenders will normally cancel private mortgage insurance. However, the FHA won't. So borrowers will not only pay more in the first few years of an FHA loan, they will continue to pay for it through the entire life of the loan. With FHA loans costing more than conventional loans, this has created an interesting swing for first time buyers who are credit-challenged and can't get a loan in the conventional market. Looking for more of my real estate and personal finance tips? Subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ExpertRealEstateTips Read my blog: http://thinkglink.com See my tweets: http://www.twitter.com/glink Follow me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ilyceglink
Views: 1784 ExpertRealEstateTips
How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft
 
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Guarding your personal information is the key to protecting yourself against identity theft. Don't carry unused credit cards and your social security card in your wallet. Don't give out your social security number to doctors. Ask your employer what they do to keep your personal information safe. If you are careful about protecting information like your social security number and mother's maiden name, you can reduce your risk for identity theft. Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips video for more identity theft solutions.
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