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Reverse mortgage: What are the tax liabilities

Under the Reverse Mortgage Scheme (RMS), a senior citizen can opt to receive an additional source of income on the security of an owned residential house, without having to service it during his lifetime. Under RMS, a senior citizen has two options. ...

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How To Price A Home

Pricing A Home A home will sell for two reasons: price and exposure. In the real estate market for the 21st century, exposure has taken a new turn with the advancement of many Internet technologies for real estate. Be it as it may, the real estate in...

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The toughest places for builders to construct new homes

Los Angeles’ beachfront neighborhood Venice has been singled out as the toughest place in the country to build new homes, because it has gained a single housing unit in 15 years. Venice was ranked number one in a new analysis by building contractor...

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McCain set to return to Washington on Tuesday

By Ed O’Keefe and David Weigel Sen. John McCain,R-Ariz., who announced last week that he is battling brain cancer, plans to return to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, July 25. “Senator McCain looks forward to returning to the United States Senate to...

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Apartment construction is at a 20-year high, report finds

Apartment construction is at a 20-year high, report finds was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Demand for apartments is growing in most ...

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Like The Real Deal on Facebook

Follow us on Facebook for the latest on New York City real estate, breaking industry news and lively conversation with a community of more than 68,000 fans. Source: The Real News...

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Tenant Tips When Touring & Looking at Commercial Office Space for Rent

The following post is copyrighted by Austin Tenant Advisors – . After your commercial real estate agent provides a complete market evaluation of commercial spaces that best fit your needs it will be time to tour or take a look at them to determ...

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Bon Jovi ain’t gonna live forever — he and his neighbor team up to sell their apartments

From LLNYC: Sometimes, all a listing needs to sell is a shot through the heart. At least, that’s what Jon Bon Jovi is hoping. The rock star just teamed up with his neighbor at the star-studded 150 Charles in an effort to sell their duplex apartment...

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Shoddy Paperwork Haunts Private Student Loan Lenders

Shoddy Paperwork Haunts Private Student Loan Lenders In a not-so-surprising development, the shoddy transfer paperwork that has consistently dogged lenders in the mortgage foreclosure space is now rearing its head in the debt collection arena — lar...

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New FHA Income & Debt Rules Affect Approvals

The FHA changed how it treats overtime income, part-time income, and gift funds; and, also how it treats student debt and loans for cars. This is big news for buyers of homes. Source: Mortgage Reports...

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UAE eases restrictions on Qatari media group

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‘Wonder Woman’ sequel is a go

Wonder Woman will be back for another solo adventure. Source:

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Arts Garage, Delray Beach

Image courtesy of Arts Garage.Org. Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.  It is a renowned multi-media arts venue situated in downtown Delray Beach. Delray is known as a cultural hub for the a...

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Feast your eyes on the 7 most beautiful luxury listings in the world

In June, HGTV teamed up with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International for its 2017 Ultimate House Hunt. The month-long showcase and contest featured the world’s most beautiful homes across eight categories,...

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What’s next for online black markets?

Show of hands: Who likes to buy illegal drugs online? How about weapons, or malware, or lists of credit-card numbers? We’re sorry to inform you, but your nefarious desires just got harder to satisfy. With the takedown of two of the dark web&#...

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Pro-Trump media celebrates Spicer’s departure, Scaramucci’s appointment

President Donald Trump’s most fervent online supporters don’t seem to care about some of the liberal views held by new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci. They want a fighter loyal to the president and his cause, and t...

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Segway hacked remotely: no mall cops were injured

(TECH NEWS) Security issue discovered with Segway’s MiniPro app allowing hackers the ability to control the scooter remotely. Source: American Genius...

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‘Game of Thrones’ Queen Lena Headey Lists LA Home for $1.9M

Fresh off her show’s much-anticipated return for Season 7, “Game of Thrones” actress Lena Headey is parting ways with her home in Sherman Oaks. The 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom mid-century modern house is far from the castles of Westeros Cersei Lanni...

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New Home Builders Say Buyer Interest Is Strong

Buyer demand for new homes remains strong, according to the most recent Housing Market Index from the National Association of Home Builders. The Index – which measures builders’ confidence in the new home market on a scale where any number above ...

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Survey reveals top homeowners’ real estate regrets

(HOMEOWNERSHIP) Check some of the top real estate regrets from homeowners and what you can do to prevent falling into a similar trap. Source: The Real Daily.  ...

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Thinking of Selling? You Should Act NOW!

If you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned the concept of...

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How to Determine the Amount of Your Rental’s Security Deposit

An important part of owning a rental property in Harford County is charging tenants a security deposit at the start of every new lease term. This deposit serves as assurance that your property will be cared for during the course of tenancy. And, if b...

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Open House Sunday on Hilton Head Island 12pm-4pm on 7/16/2017

Dunes Real Estate has SIX fantastic Open Houses for you this Sunday (7/16/2017) from 1-4pm …come on out and take a look at these beautiful spots in Indigo Run, Hilton Head Plantation, Palmetto Hall and The Paddocks 25 Cotesworth Place in Indigo...

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Houston Real Estate Trends, JUL 2017: Home Prices, Sales Volume Set Records

HOUSTON REAL ESTATE MID-YEAR UPDATE: HOME PRICES AND SALES VOLUME SET RECORDS Housing inventory reaches highest level in nearly five years. Get a customized copy of the trend graph above for your neighborhood here. This month’s Houston real estate ...

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Calgary Real Estate Market Update – July 12, 2017

Are you enjoying Stampede this year? I hope you are enjoying the sunshine, weekend adventures camping or visiting all the amazing sites around Alberta, taking in Stampede and a great start to a Calgary summer. It seems lots of folks are doing just th...

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How to Check a USDOT Number: Why Is a DOT Number Lookup So Important?

A successful move. That’s what every single shipper of household items wishes for and strives to achieve when organizing an imminent relocation. But what exactly makes a move successful? If you need to move house, plan it so that you make the most ...

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Redfin Now: Get an Offer on Your Home Within 24 Hours

Are you the impatient type? Well, have I’ve got news for you. A new service dubbed “Redfin Now” will get you a “top offer” for your property within 24 hours of it being viewed. That’s pretty fast. Instead of dealing with the hassle of fin...

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The Magic Of Versailles

The Magnificent Versailles Chateaux For anyone heading off this summer to view French property for sale it really would make a wonderful addition to your trip to divert to Versailles. Apart from the magnificence of the Chateau and its beautiful groun...

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Las Vegas Short Sale Specialist

Las Vegas Short Sale Specialist – Short Sales in Nevada Exclusive Short Sale Process in Nevada Information Las Vegas Short Sale Specialist with an attorney at no charge during your transaction. Do not trust your property and future credit rating t...

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Your New, Bigger Space: 5 Ways to Win at Upsizing Your Home

As a new generation graduates from renting to homeownership, they face plenty of uncertainties: How much homeowners insurance is enough? Is a home warranty necessary? How do you fill a 4-bedroom home with the stuff that used to be in a 1-bedroom apar...

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What We’re Reading: June 26-30

Building materials, punctuation, architecture, technology, hiring, pollution, and Julia Child. You might avoid polystyrene packaging, but it is proving to have benefits as a construction material. Is the Oxford comma necessary? Only if you value clar...

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Biking to Home Inspections

Now that we have a Nest outpost in Crozet (NestWest, we like to call it), I’m hoping to be able to ride my bicycle to more home inspections. Every mile counts. (even China gets it)   A great day when I’m able to ride to a home inspection. #c...

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Juwai reveals Chinese buyer sentiments on South Korea

Undeterred by recent anti-South Korean sentiments in China1, Chinese buyer enquiries for South Korean property surged 350% on in Q1 2017.2 The Chinese love for South Korea has been of epic proportions in recent years, thanks to K-pop, Korea...

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How To Move A Hot Tub By Yourself [Complete Instructions]

Few things will bring more relaxation and enjoyment than hopping into a hot tub after a busy and rather tiring day at work. Few things will bring more fun and excitement than having a private party in your home spa with a handful of close friends. Fe...

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Steph Curry Shoots for $3.195M for His California Estate

While Steph Curry’s intent to stay with the Warriors is pretty clear to fans and sports spectators, his real estate ventures are less clear. All we know for certain is that he’s trying to walk away from the Walnut Creek estate that he picked up f...

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The Ultimate Guide to Retiring in Luxury to France

France is a popular place for Brits to relocate, especially once they’ve passed the age of retirement. With the promise of gourmet food, charming historic villages, affordable living costs, access to great healthcare and close proximity to the UK, ...

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If I Buy a House, Can I Keep the In-Ground Pool?

Yes, I have really heard this question before. And, if you have come across this question because you’re wondering the same thing, you’re realizing it’s not that audible question. You might be wondering if you could to keep the ingr...

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May 2017 Net Worth Update

  This is my official May 2017 Net Worth Update. Below are my actual numbers for ALL my investments and liabilities as of 05/31/2017. Detailed explanations and a quick summary can be found below. If you would like to see my previous months net w...

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10 Incredible Restaurants in the French Riviera

A memorable evening on the Côte d’Azur demands more than just a great view. Savouring the beauty of this Michelin-star-studded coast must engage your palate as well, and restaurants here take the task seriously. There’s a surplus of top chefs in...

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Tips For Selling Your House For Top Dollar

Photo Credit Getting the best possible price for your home isn’t easy, but you can do it if you know how. Follow these six tips for selling your house and you’ll maximize the money you get for your home. 1. Get into the House-Selling Mindset Of a...

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Pocket Listings: Appreciating Los Angeles Sales We Didn’t Know About

We took a look at the pocket listing phenomenon in Los Angeles. I’ve been authoring an LA housing market report for Douglas Elliman as part of their expanding Elliman Report series I’ve been authoring for 23 years. The report covers their...

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More Effective Ad Writing

One of the areas of selling on your own that can be somewhat intimidating is writing your ad….what to include…what to leave out….how to describe your home’s features most effectively….oversell or undersell….what will get you the results y...

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Just Listed – 221 Evanspark Gardens NW

Centrally located in Evanston within walking distance to schools, shopping and local parks, this modern and exceptionally cared for home is move in ready. The open concept main level with large windows, hardwood floors and great sight lines takes adv...

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Where to Start with a Fixer-Upper

When you buy a fixer-upper, you know that there will be hours of work ahead. But it can be hard to know where to start. Not everyone is born a Joanna Gaines — the design mastermind behind HGTV’s Fixer Upper — but that doesn’t mean you’re do...

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Agricultural Land versus Manhattan Parking Per Acre

Well here’s a first for me. Our Manhattan parking stats were compared with the average value per acre of agricultural land in FarmLife magazine. In 25 years, the cost of an acre of agriculture farmland rose 309% while a Manhattan parking space ...

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Get Your Properties Ready with Some Spring Cleaning

Just a few weeks ago Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter; it’s no secret that some parts of the U.S. are currently experiencing record warm temperatures. In the Southwest, grass is already starting to appear, and bushes beginning t...

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Expert Interview: How To Keep Your Edge In A Competitive Market

The Calgary real estate market has been through much turmoil throughout 2016, as the city’s economy is affected by low oil prices. We’ve reached out to Peter Ng, expert agent and associate broker, who has watched Calgary develop both as an agent,...

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Feedback on New NSW Licensing Reforms

As mentioned previously, the NSW Government announced some of the biggest ever reforms to Real Estate Licensing, that directly affect everyone working in Real Estate in NSW. This paper identifies a range of reforms that the Government intends to intr...

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All Aboard Florida Miami Central Under Construction

The cranes have arrived to start the construction for the new Miami station, “Miami Central” for the All Aboard Florida rail line to Orlando. Miami Central station is expected to be complete in late 2016 and work has also recently begun on the Fo...

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