April, 2011

Croatian Property Prices – Likely to Fall Further in the Near Term

Croatia sits pretty on the Adriatic, its landscape an eclectic blend of dense forests, vineyards, olive groves, a long coastline and numerous small islands. Stunning natural beauty, quiet coastal towns, an interesting mix of contemporary facades and medieval edifices and a more natural lifestyle all combine to give Croatia a distinctive allure. Parts of the country still exude a pristine charm, (more…)

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Choosing the Right Home for You

Choosing a home that is right for you could be overwhelming due to the staggering number of homes for sale in the market these days. Nevertheless, the key to finding the right home for you is to consider the needs and lifestyles of your family.

Do not let anybody influence you on the type of home that you should buy. Remember, there are several things to take into consideration (more…)

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Brantford Real Estate – Maintain Your Standard of Life

The economic conditions as of late have been difficult for many individuals and families to maintain their standard of living. Rising costs and fewer opportunities have meant that many people have learned to get by with less.

One way to offset these difficult conditions is to invest in a home that will offer stability without sacrificing quality. The Brantford real estate market (more…)

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Green Shoots For A Frozen Housing Market

Almost exactly two years ago, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told “60 Minutes” that he was beginning to see “green shoots” in the economy.(1) Like the first buds after winter, he said, these events and statistics were signs that the economy would soon grow again. Now I find myself spying hints of green in the housing market, the first part of the economy to enter the recession’s deep (more…)

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Researching The Best Utility Providers For Your New Apartment

You are in your new apartment and now you have all the unpacking, rearranging, and getting settled in to do. You may think deciding where your favorite picture goes is the hard part but choosing the right utilities package can be a time-consuming but important task. Getting your utilities set up and in your name can take a little work.

If you are in an apartment complex, check with (more…)

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2011 Updated Realtor Email Lists

An exhaustive realtor email list comes in handy, particularly, if you are one of those searching for a realtor in your vicinity. This is also advantageous for realtors especially when they want to get in touch with fellow realtors for business purposes. The most useful list would be one that is updated on a regular basis.

For example, Special Databases has launched a 2011 updated (more…)

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January 2011 Sees A Bump In Sales Over $500,000

Last week, someone challenged me to find an optimistic nugget of information coming out of January’s statistics. Tough challenge, but I felt up to it, and think that I did alright!

Comparing only completed sales in Jefferson County that took place in January, I looked at the past few years, and I found that January of 2011 had the highest number of closed sales valued at $500,000 (more…)

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Making Affordable Housing Accessible

Last year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a joint program aimed at promoting affordable housing that also offered easy access to public transportation.

The goal was to make it easier for low-income residents to access things like health services, education and employment opportunities. Several (more…)

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Why You Need a Good Conveyancing Firm

When buying a house there are lots of costs on top of the purchase price of your house. Some of them can be rather frustrating, but one area where every cent you part with is money well spent is conveyancing fees.

Utilising the services of a good conveyancing firm will save you money in the long run and will help you find your way through the legal and administrative minefield involved (more…)

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What Is the Importance of Earnest Money in a Real Estate Transaction?

Just the thought of buying a home can be scary if you don’t have the right agent standing by you to give you the right direction on the how’s, why’s and can I’s. There are also many financial steps to consider and have the money at hand. From the moment you meet with an agent you are going to be given information that requires action to make a transaction run smoothly.

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