Category Archives: Real Estate News

7 Easiest Ways to Get Into Real Estate Investing Now

(TNS)—Only 15 percent of Americans are investing in real estate other than their primary residence, according to a real estate investing study by RealtyShares. In fact, two-thirds of Americans believe that investing in real estate is too difficult, too costly or beyond their capabilities. This might be true if they were considering commercial real estate […] The post 7 Easiest Ways to Get Into Real Estate Investing Now appeared first on RISMedia .
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How to Sell a Vacant Home in the Off-Season

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Former Historic Church Offers Sweet Living Space in Savannah Don’t Scare Buyers Away This Halloween Ghostly Listings: What It Costs to Own a Famous Haunted House There’s a reason that spring and summer are the major seasons […] The post How to Sell a Vacant Home in the Off-Season appeared first on RISMedia .
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Ask the Expert: How Can Staging Pave the Way for a Better Sell?

Today’s Ask the Expert column features Patty McNease, director of Marketing for Homes.com. Q: How can staging pave the way for a better sell? A: Staging allows your clients to show off the unique features of their home that buyers can come to love. During the holiday season, staging can make a home stand out […] The post Ask the Expert: How Can Staging Pave the Way for a Better Sell? appeared first on RISMedia .
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How the On-Demand Consumer Has Changed the Real Estate Industry

Over the last decade, homebuyers have become more tech-savvy, beginning with a simple shift of traditional in-store shopping and REALTOR® office visits to Cyber Monday shopping and searching for house listings online. As the real estate industry continues to grow, consumers have come to adopt, and expect, a self-sufficient, on-demand technology experience, where they have…
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How to Avoid a Low Home Appraisal

(TNS)—Even when a seller and buyer agree on a price for a home, the deal can collapse if the property appraises for less than that price. For example, let’s say a seller lists his house for $325,000, the buyer offers $275,000, but they settle on $300,000. A week before closing, the appraisal comes in at…
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How to Avoid a Low Home Appraisal

(TNS)—Even when a seller and buyer agree on a price for a home, the deal can collapse if the property appraises for less than that price. For example, let’s say a seller lists his house for $325,000, the buyer offers $275,000, but they settle on $300,000. A week before closing, the appraisal comes in at […] The post How to Avoid a Low Home Appraisal appeared first on RISMedia .
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Silent Killers: Managing Transactions With Hazardous Home Conditions

Mold. Radon. Lead. For many homebuyers, these are words that strike fear and introduce uncertainty into a real estate transaction. Depending on how severe the conditions are, they not only may be hazardous to the health of the home dwellers, but also may be deal-killers, as well. So, what’s the best way to manage a […] The post Silent Killers: Managing Transactions With Hazardous Home Conditions appeared first on RISMedia .
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5 Home Inspection Mistakes Buyers and Sellers Make

(TNS)— A home inspection is an assessment of a home’s condition. Home inspectors not only identify problems with houses; they can give buyers information that will help them with the upkeep. “We want to teach them how to maintain the property because it’s the biggest investment they’ll ever make,” says Alden E. Gibson, a past […] The post 5 Home Inspection Mistakes Buyers and Sellers Make appeared first on RISMedia .
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Keys to Buying a Second Home

(TNS)—If you’ve been thinking about buying a second home, now is a good time to take the leap. Mortgage rates are still historically low. But there are some vital things to do before you start shopping. Follow these steps to make buying a second home a smooth process: The best way to start the search […] The post Keys to Buying a Second Home appeared first on RISMedia .
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Ask the Expert: Can a Home Inspection Help the Mortgage Process Along?

Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward, president of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. Q: Should sellers get a home inspection to help the mortgage process along? A: If you’re a seller, it behooves you to get your own home inspection prior to putting your house on the market. But why spend money on one […] The post Ask the Expert: Can a Home Inspection Help the Mortgage Process Along? appeared first on RISMedia .
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