May, 2011

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Now Required by Law

Single family home owners will be required to install carbon monoxide detectors starting July 2011, by a recent bill (Senate Bill No. 183) signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Carbon Monoxide is an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas, that can cause death if breathed in a closed environment. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is produced when any fossil fuel such as gas, coal, oil or (more…)

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Property in the UAE

Property in the UAE has seen something of a rollercoaster over the last decade led by the Dubai property market which literally came from nowhere to hit unbelievable highs, only to crash and burn. Many of the so-called experts in the field of property were pushing the UAE property market higher and higher and even when the worldwide economic downturn began there were some who believed the area (more…)

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Closing Costs and Who Pays Them?

Costs of closing are costs acquired upon closing the deal of a real estate transaction. These costs are necessary for closing the sale transaction. It is necessary to figure out who pays for the fees and services and when these amounts should be paid. However, there are some costs associated with the closing that are not paid during closing.

There are instances when surveyors and (more…)

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The Best in Heathrow Real Estate and Luxury Homes

Heathrow real estate is growing, and that is in part due to the fact that it is a part of Orlando. Being a part of such a big city does have its benefits, and is keeping the realtors on their toes because they are never sure what to expect from one day to the next. Heathrow is known as a “master-planned” community, meaning that it was carefully planned and plotted out from before its inception. (more…)

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Bonita, An Upscale Hidden Community in the San Diego South Bay

Bonita is an unincorporated area in the county of San Diego nestled between the cities of Chula Vista, National City and San Diego. This upscale community is the home to many residents who love living just on the outskirts of the big city. Most of the homes are spacious, in well-groomed neighborhoods and very affordable.

The Bonita zip code is 91902. Bonita is surrounded by Chula (more…)

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The Hidden Costs of Conveyancing

Type ‘Conveyancing’ into Google and see how many quotes you find under £100. There’s a lot of Conveyancing Solicitors out there promising you unbelievably low prices and speedy Conveyancing services for a pittance…

BUT! Do these Conveyancing costs really stay at their original advertised price? The old adage “if something seems too good to be true, it usually is…” couldn’t (more…)

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The Real Estate Market – Where Do We Stand?

Forget about the past. It’s over and done with and no matter how much rumination you do about it, it won’t change the present. This is the here and now.

OK, so let me take a step backward for a moment. Let’s not totally forget about the past, just the learn and remember the lessons that it has taught us. Now move forward! We will most likely not see a real estate market like (more…)

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The Services of a Professional Should Be Part of Every Real Estate Transaction

Each real estate transaction must incorporate the services of a trained professional. There are many legal considerations when buying a home that have to be covered before being presented with the key. These tips should help you as you go about purchasing a new home.

1. Select a Realtor that you can trust. A good way to go about this is to ask for referrals from people you know (more…)

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Bulgaria Real Estate Options

Real Estate in Bulgaria is blooming these days. The various options of properties in the country include beach houses, apartment, beachfront villas, summer houses and ski resorts.

Bulgaria is situated towards the eastern part of Balkan Peninsula and in the south-eastern part of Europe. The country also borders Romania from the northern side and Republic of Macedonia from the western (more…)

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Advantages and Disadvantages Of Buying A House With Cash

According to the National Association of Realtors, the number of homes bought in cash has drastically increased from 26% in 2010 to 32% in 2011. Although this may not be the best option to many homeowners as buying a house in cash is just a far-fetched dream, this trend is becoming more common in the real estate market. While the factors that brought this increase remain unknown, many real (more…)

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