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ABS & CDO - The Alphabet of Real Estate Investing
Posted on 01/19/2020
ABS & CDO - The Alphabet of Real Estate Investing
Image by Ulrike Mai from Pixabay If you're considering getting into the world of real estate investing, there are some basic terms that are important to understand. Buying and selling property is, of course, one way to invest, but there are other investments that offer favorable returns. However, it can sometimes be difficult to master the confusing alphabet...
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Buyer Tips: How to Deal with an Aggressive Seller
Posted on 01/12/2020
Buyer Tips: How to Deal with an Aggressive Seller
As a homebuyer, you likely will want to do everything possible to secure your dream house at a budget-friendly price. Yet for those who are dealing with an aggressive property seller, achieving the optimal results may prove to be challenging. Lucky for you, we're here to help you simplify the homebuying process so you can acquire your ideal residence...
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Should You Accept a Homebuying Proposal?
Posted on 01/05/2020
Should You Accept a Homebuying Proposal?
If you receive an offer to purchase your house, should you accept it? Home sellers across the United States face this question regularly. To determine the right answer, a home seller needs to weigh the pros and cons of an offer. Deciding how to proceed with an offer to purchase is no easy task. Lucky for you, we're here...
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Can the Homebuying Journey Be Fast and Easy?
Posted on 12/29/2019
Can the Homebuying Journey Be Fast and Easy?
There is no need to struggle as you pursue your dream home. In fact, there are many things you can do to ensure the homebuying journey is quick and easy. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you enjoy a seamless property buying experience. 1. Know Where You Want to Reside It often helps to narrow...
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3 Reasons to Counter an Offer to Purchase
Posted on 12/22/2019
3 Reasons to Counter an Offer to Purchase
After you receive an offer to purchase your residence, determining the best course of action often can be difficult. Because if you make the wrong decision, you risk missing out on an opportunity to sell your house and maximize its value. Ultimately, it may prove to be beneficial for a home seller to submit a counter-offer. There are many...
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Advantages of Home Ownership Over Renting
Posted on 12/15/2019
Advantages of Home Ownership Over Renting
Most adults go through a series of predictable life stages, which include the eventual desire to be a home owner. Some people take the plunge sooner than others, but that decision is typically set in motion by changing circumstances, such as financial readiness, additions to the family, or career advancement. Owning your own home certainly has a different "feel"...
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Should You Overspend to Acquire Your Dream Residence?
Posted on 12/08/2019
Should You Overspend to Acquire Your Dream Residence?
Once you discover your dream house, you probably want to do everything possible to acquire this residence. However, it is important to remain calm, cool and collected as you navigate the homebuying journey. Because if you act too hastily, you risk overspending to purchase your ideal residence. Let's face it – the temptation to submit an offer to purchase...
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Should You Schedule a House Showing?
Posted on 12/01/2019
Should You Schedule a House Showing?
Deciding whether to set up a home showing sometimes can be a tough decision. Yet a home showing can make a world of difference for a buyer as he or she searches for the ideal residence. Ultimately, there are many reasons to schedule a home showing, and these include: 1. You can look beyond a home listing. A home...
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Is a Timeshare Right for You?
Posted on 11/24/2019
Is a Timeshare Right for You?
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock If you love vacationing at the same place every year you may consider investing in a timeshare property. This can often help control vacation costs and planning time. However, owning a timeshare home may not be not the right choice for everyone. It is important to understand that a timeshare is not...
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What Is a BPO?
Posted on 11/17/2019
What Is a BPO?
BPO stands for ‘broker price opinion.' It is associated with short sales and foreclosures. BPO involves a process that is almost the same as real estate appraisal but not as complicated. Banks and companies usually hire the services of a real estate broker to prepare an opinion of value for a particular real estate. The representative of the...
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602 Fillmore Street, Herndon, VA 20170 is now new to the market!
Posted on 11/16/2019
602 Fillmore Street, Herndon, VA 20170 is now new to the market!
MUST SEE! Rare 3 level home in Herndon area with finished basement and 1 car garage ready to make your own! Hardwood floors on main level and top floor. Beautiful gas fireplace in living room. Large heated sunroom on main level opens up to spacious back yard. Upstairs with four corner bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms with vintage tile. Basement features large rec room and huge utility room. Built in bookcases in living room and basement. Great location conveniently located within walking distance to downtown Herndon. Minutes from Route 267, Reston Town Center, future Herndon metro...
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