Tips in Choosing the Right Neighborhood

To find the right neighborhood, focus on areas that meet your needs, budget and personal taste. You should also spend time talking with your real estate agent and researching different neighborhoods before making a final decision.

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What's the Future Vitality of the Area?

What's the future vitality of the Area?

When considering a property try not to focus on the past economic growth. This growth is very important, but also look into the future potential or downfalls of the property. 

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Tips for What to Look for in a New Home

What to Look for When Buying a New Home
Recently a mini subdivision of upscale homes was built in a desirable neighborhood in the Oakland Hills of northern California. The homes in the project were reasonably priced. They sold quickly, some to buyers who were moving from older homes in the same area.

The appeal of a brand-new home is obvious. You get to be the first person to occupy the property. It hasn't been messed up by negligent owners or botched up by bad remodeling. And in most cases, the maintenance and upkeep will be minimal, at least for a while.

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Tips for Selling Your Home

There are only four major items to concern yourself with when selling a home, and yes there are minor details and technical items. No matter what those details may be in each individual situation, these four items are key to successfully selling your home.

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Tips for Selecting an Agent or Realtor®

Most of the articles I’ve seen on the Internet have been written by REALTOR or agents trying to sell their services. These notes are a combination of my personal experience of actually being a home owner, and the results of your selection don’t effect me directly. With this in mind, I would feel comfortable in saying that this is an honest home owners perspective not a seller's pitch. The right agent makes all the difference, and if you follow these guidelines, you'll find that buying or selling a home could be a pleasant experience. 

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Buying Your First Home

Know thy agent

Will Rogers, the great American cowboy wit, said "I've never met a man I didn't like." It's the same with real estate agents. I've never met one that wasn't friendly, smiling and brimming over with positive ness. Dig deeper to know what you're getting in terms of loyalty, knowledge and experience. The right agent is a tremendous help—and often a necessity when it comes to finding the right house.

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