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No Housing Turnaround for a Generation?

No Housing Turnaround for a Generation?
April 30, 2012 No Comments »

Last week, famed Yale economics professor Robert Shiller told Reuters there might not be a housing market rebound for an entire generation. Yes, an entire generation. Or longer… He told the news service that there’s a chance we won’t a ... Read More »

Stale Listings and Price Reductions

Stale Listings and Price Reductions
April 26, 2012 No Comments »

If you’ve been scouring real estate listings for a while now, you’ve probably paid close attention to how long a particular property has been listed. And if you haven’t, you should probably take note. Every little nugget you can take ... Read More »

Cul-de-Sac vs. Dead-End Street: From a Real Estate Perspective

Cul-de-Sac vs. Dead-End Street: From a Real Estate Perspective
April 25, 2012 5 Comments »

Cul-de-Sac Definition The word cul-de-sac literally means bottom of the bag But it’s a good thing when it comes to real estate Because it means you don’t live on a through street And there’s a safer area for kids to ... Read More »

Smart Move Advantage Guaranteed Lease Review

Smart Move Advantage Guaranteed Lease Review
April 24, 2012 No Comments »

Homebuilder Pardee Homes recently teamed up with Smart Move Advantage in the hopes of selling more homes, while alleviating the concerns of existing homeowners. It’s called the “Smart Move Advantage Lease Guarantee,” and basically guarantees rent on your existing home ... Read More »

Two Standard Sales That Aren’t So Standard

Two Standard Sales That Aren’t So Standard
April 23, 2012 No Comments »

These days, real estate agents love to mention that a particular listing is a “standard sale,” meaning it’s not in foreclosure or in a short sale situation. While this is generally a good thing, largely because non-standard sales can be ... Read More »

Half Bath vs. Full Bath: Where’s the Value?

Half Bath vs. Full Bath: Where’s the Value?
April 19, 2012 6 Comments »

While perusing real estate listings on Zillow, Redfin, or Trulia, you’ve probably encountered terms like “half bath” and “full bath,” or “1.25 bathrooms” and “1.50 bathrooms.” Or even 3/4 bathroom. What does it all mean? After a while it can ... Read More »

Condo vs. House: Which to Buy and Why?

Condo vs. House: Which to Buy and Why?
April 18, 2012 No Comments »

Realty Q&A: “Condo vs. house.” If you’re currently looking to buy a piece of property, perhaps to take advantage of the record low mortgage rates on offer, and also the reduced home prices, you may be torn between a house ... Read More »

What is a Pocket Listing?

What is a Pocket Listing?
April 17, 2012 No Comments »

Here’s a hint. It’s not a really small house you can put in your pocket. But it is somewhat hidden, which explains the name “pocket listing.” Put simply, a pocket listing, also known as a “pocket deal,” is a house ... Read More »

Redfin vs. Zillow vs. Trulia: Which Is Better?

Redfin vs. Zillow vs. Trulia: Which Is Better?
April 17, 2012 1 Comment »

There have been plenty of exciting match-ups throughout history. Rabbit vs. turtle, cobra vs. mongoose, Magic vs. Bird…the list goes on. But how do you choose when three very similar real estate listing websites with equally ridiculous names are all ... Read More »

Is Buying a Flip House a Smart Move?

Is Buying a Flip House a Smart Move?
April 16, 2012 No Comments »

Should I Buy a Flipped House? If you’re in the market to buy a new home, you’ve probably encountered one or two “flip homes” along the way. When I say flip homes, I mean homes that were purchased fairly recently, ... Read More »