Monthly Archives: August 2018

You Can No Longer Buy a Home in New Zealand as a Foreigner

New Zealand’s parliament passed a law on Wednesday that will make it extremely hard for foreigners to buy residential property in the country. The “Overseas Investment Amendment Bill” will prevent foreigners from buying existing residential properties in the country, but

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3 Rules for Making an Offer on a House

When you are ready to make an offer on a home, you want to do everything possible to make the seller want to accept your offer, especially if there is competition for the home. There are many things you can

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Real Estate Term of the Day – Zombie Title

A zombie title is defined as a real estate title that remains with a homeowner who thinks that they have lost the property to foreclosure. These are the result of lenders initiating foreclosure proceedings by issuing a notice of foreclosure,

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Clever DIY Tips for a Fresh-Smelling Home

We tend to get accustomed to smells within our own home, because we spend so much time in it, but guests can sometimes detect things that we can’t.┬áHome odors happen to the best of us, and knowing how to get

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Trending – Boomerang Buyers

The term “boomerang buyers” refers to the 10 million Americans who were forced into a foreclosure during the housing market crash and Great Recession between 2007 and 2009. Anyone who is forced into a foreclosure must wait 7 years before

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What Will Increase Home Equity?

Equity is one of the primary reasons to own a home, and it is why real estate is often quoted as a good investment. It is defined as the home’s value and the owner’s total debt to the house, or

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Real Estate Term of the Day – End Loan

An End Loan is a specific type of long-term loan than a borrower uses to pay off a short term loan, such as a construction loan. This loan might be a combined with a construction loan, so that the borrower

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Marketing For Small Real Estate Businesses

If you are a part of a small business, it can feel hard to keep up with big name companies who have a budget for extraordinary marketing efforts. It can be daunting, because the methods that they use to pull

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Will Rising Interest Rates Hurt Investment?

With the Fed planning to raise interest rates again, it is only a matter of time before the cyclical trend kicks in and home sales stall, as buyers are nervous about high rates and increasing mortgages. But, the question is,

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Real Estate Term of the Day – Distressed Sale

A distressed sale is almost exactly what it sounds like, meaning it is when a property or other asset is sold in an urgent manner. These types of sales often lead to a net loss for the seller because the

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