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  • A Quick Guide To Vacation Home Shopping In Washington State

    The Pacific Northwest offers a great option for vacation home buyers looking for a place that's quiet and beautiful. If you're thinking of finding a second home here, the state of Washington can be the perfect place to buy. Here are 5 great options for any budget and any vacation style. San Juan Islands. The ultimate getaway in Washington state must be the San Juan Islands. Situated across Puget Sound from Seattle, these wildlife wonderlands are quiet and remote—perfect for the harried worker looking to get away from it all on vacation.
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  • 3 Rights Tenants Are Often Unaware Of

    Almost half the citizens of many cities throughout the U.S. are renters, but are often unaware of their rights as a tenant. If you're renting an apartment, house, or condo, it's best to educate yourself on your rights to avoid potential disputes, or conflict. To get started, here are three rights that tenants are often unaware of.  Notice of Planned Entry Your landlord must give you reasonable prior notice before entering your unit.
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  • Steps to Make Your Rental Unit More Accessible

    When you buy real estate and are fixing the property up in the hopes of attracting a tenant, it's important to remember that you never know what physical limitations your eventual tenant may be experiencing. To this end, it's useful to make the rental unit more accessible before you begin looking for a tenant. There are a number of different projects that you can complete to ensure that your rental unit is as accessible as possible for a tenant who uses a wheelchair or walker or has other challenges in getting around.
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  • If These Things Have Changed Since You Were Turned Down For A Mortgage, You May Wish To Try Again

    Being turned down for a mortgage is never a good feeling, but it's important to remember that this result isn't personal — it's simply a reflection of your current financial standing. If you attempted to buy a home several years ago but were unable to secure a mortgage at the time, you may have been renting ever since. If your desire to purchase real estate is once again growing, it could be time to check into a mortgage once again.
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  • Finding A Home For Sale And Working Through The Home Buying Process

    When you are in the market for a new home, you can search for properties and get a pretty good idea what is out there. You need to determine a few things before you get serious so take some time and think about what you want, need, and can live without. Once you have those answers you can start to look seriously at properties that meet those needs. Know What You Can Afford
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  • Do You Need A Real Estate Company? Tips For You

    If you are looking for a new home or even your first home, you may find yourself wondering if you should be working with a real estate company to help you find your new home. There are a wide array of benefits to hiring a real estate company to help you in your search for your home. However, in order to ensure that working with a realtor and a real estate company is the right choice for you, get to know more about some of these possible benefits.
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  • Two Questions You Should Ask Before Renting Commercial Office Space

    Whether you're just starting out or are expanding your business, you'll need office space at some point. In the stress and excitement of looking for a place to hang your shingle, sometimes important questions that can have a major impact on your business go unasked. Here are two things you need to discuss with your commercial landlord before you sign a lease. What Are the Building's Hours of Access? One thing business owners commonly overlook is the building's access hours.
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  • Tips For Selling Your Home Fast Without Making Any Expensive Home Improvements

    If you have made an offer on a new home, you'll need to sell your old home fast. If not, you'll be stuck with two mortgages until your old home is eventually sold. You may also be trying to save money by avoiding major renovations to make the home more marketable. That said, there are some cheap things you should be able to do to make a home look more appealing.
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  • Where To Buy A Luxury Waterfront Home With An Easy Commute To Manhattan

    If you work in Manhattan, and are in the market for a home with a view of the water, then you have lots of options. While it might sound nice to live in a high rise in Tribeca, overlooking the Hudson River, not everyone can afford to purchase a condo in Manhattan. Also, you might like a bit more space. If that's the case, then you should look outside of Manhattan.
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  • Three Tips for Selling a Home with Foundation Issues

    Foundation issues are a red flag for buyers. Most buyers who look at a home with foundation issues are going to say "no thanks" and move on to other options. However, there are a number of buyers out there looking for fixer-uppers. Some of these buyers may not mind a home with fixable foundation issues. The secret to selling your home with foundation issues is finding these buyers and providing the right information to convince them that your home is the fixer-upper worthy of their time and money.
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