Rent-to-own programs gain in popularity among consumers



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The rent-to-own a home concept is making a stunning comeback as Wall Street financial firms look to capitalize on the growing number of consumers who’s credit scores are too low to secure a mortgage.

Targeted Digital Advertising for Real Estate Agents from Adwerx



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I work in the marketing and communication/PR field for over 12 years now and, looking back, there is one thing everyone can agree with: things change rapidly, especially due to the new technology available, the accessibility of the Internet, and to the new gadgets. We live in an connected world and, even if I cannot […]

Rehabbing From the Roof Down The Inherent Cost



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Rehabbing can be a very profitable business or it can cost you your shirt. The two most expensive repairs can be a new roof and repairing the foundation, although rewiring an old fuse box can be spendy as well. Here we examine the costs and variables that go into replacing a roof and when it […]

Rising rents cause headaches across the nation



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About 20.7 million rental households – nearly half of all renters – spent more than 30 percent of their income on housing in 2013, according to a report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

Why Buyers Back Out of Deals



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There are many reasons that buyers back out of a signed purchase agreement. Real estate contracts can be complicated. They can include many contingency clauses allowing both the buyer and seller to get out of the contract after it’s signed but before the deal closes. However, it’s the buyer that backs out of almost one […]

5 Issues set to have a big impact on real estate



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Demographic shifts from retiring baby boomers and the increase of millennials buying homes will have the most profound impact on the real estate industry in the coming years

Foreclosure Vs. Short Sale: Avoid Owing Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars In Taxes



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If you are behind on your mortgage and worried about foreclosure, chances are you may have heard that a short sale can help you avoid foreclosure. But depending on your personal circumstances, you may find that a foreclosure is a “better” choice than a short sale. A “short sale” means that a mortgage lender has […]

Caution: Home Renovations In Historical Districts Require Higher Budgets & More Time



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  Oh how we love those old classic homes in the older parts of the city. Big wrap-around porches, wonderful craftsman or Victorian style trim and beautiful, one-of-a-kind windows. Walking through those older neighborhoods reminds us of childhood days long gone, and a kind of America that seems so far away from the information and […]

“Millions” left unable to buy thanks to rising rents



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As the home ownership rate has fallen, the amount of rentals has soared, and so has the costs of renting. Last year, rents climbed at a 3.2 percent rate – double the pace of overall inflation.

Residential Rental Rates in Australian Cities Growing Slowly



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According to an article in Propertywire, residential rental rates in Australian cities are not only just growing slowly, but at the slowest pace on record. This is according to the latest data from CoreLogic. While the cities of Hobart and Sydney have seen the strongest rental growth over the past 12 months, rents in Canberra, […]