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Updated: Thursday, July 20, 2017

8 Aerial Views of Popular American Housing Patterns
Written By: John Hill, Houzz

Even before Google allowed anybody with an Internet connection to see a satellite view of anyplace on the globe, I loved looking at books with aerial photography. A few favorites that focus on natural and human-made landscapes of the United States are Alex S. MacLeans Designs on the Land: Exploring American from the Air, Dolores Haydens and phot...


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Maintaining Your Hot Water Heater
Written By: Sarah Kellner

Water heaters generally have a lifespan of 8-12 years, but as with anything, the better care you take of it, the longer it will last. There are several easy "set it and forget it" tips that you can use with your water heater, like keeping the thermostat at 120 degrees, and always maintain two feet of clearance around the appliance. You can also ...


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Is This The Ultimate Example Of What Not To Do When Listing Your House For Sale?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Theres a new home listing thats been making the Internet rounds this week, and its a must-see for anyone who is selling their house, considering selling their house, or just wants to do a little point-and-stare. Oh, and for mannequin lovers. Let us explain.The house in question is a large, gated estate on Jones Creek in the desirable Houston-are...


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Maintaining Your Hot Water Heater
Written By: Sarah Kellner

Water heaters generally have a lifespan of 8-12 years, but as with anything, the better care you take of it, the longer it will last. There are several easy "set it and forget it" tips that you can use with your water heater, like keeping the thermostat at 120 degrees, and always maintain two feet of clearance around the appliance. You can also ...


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Mortgages: When You Are In Financial Trouble
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question: We have owned our house for many years, and currently owe several months of mortgage payments. The equity in our house is somewhere in the neighborhood of 80-90,000, but since I lost my job recently, I can neither make the mortgage payments nor do I want to move somewhere else. I have heard about a deed in lieu, but do not understand h...


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How To Safely Remove Window Glass
Written By: Elizabeth McGrath

Why would you need to remove glass from your window? In most cases, its because the glass is cracked or broken, or it is an insulated pane thats no longer sealed properly. Or maybe its time to upgrade your windows with tinted or smart glass. Professional glass shops can help you choose and size the right glass for the job, but first youll have t...


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The Need For Signatures - All The Signatures
Written By: Bob Hunt

One of the basics that real estate brokers teach new agents is that they need to get signatures on contracts. They also want to be sure that they get all the signatures needed, which is not always clear. The recent case of Jacobs v. Locatelli, California Sixth Appellate District, Feb. 18, 2017, provides a case in point.On April 9, 2013, Bernice ...


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Agents: 5 Tips for Successfully Pursuing Social Purpose
Written By: PJ Wade

Are you searching for social purpose to enrich your work, contribute to obvious local need, and reach out to new target groups? Not as a marketing pitch or sales promotion campaign, but with real social purpose that can right wrongs and improve lives.Real estate professionals grow to love the communities they work in and often look for ways to g...


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The Fall Colors For Home Youll Soon Be Seeing Everywhere
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Already thinking about how to jazz up your home with the latest fall trends and newest colors? Even in the dead of summer, its hard to keep from thinking ahead, especially because autumn deacute;cor can be so dreamy. This year, get a head start on the new season with the fall colors youll be seeing a lot of soon."At thenbsp;International Home Ho...


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How To Create A Statement Ceiling
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Are things looking up in your home? How about people? If theres nothing to draw their eye up, you may be missing out on a great decorating opportunity. Today, the ceiling is being called the "fifth wall," and its a great place to add color, texture, and interest to a space that is often ignored.BeamsWho doesnt love a rustic beam or 10? Its the >...


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A Heartfelt Way to Say Hello to Your New Neighbors
Written By: Alison Hodgson, Houzz Contributor

Dont worry about a perfect presentation - a heartfelt note and a simple treat create a wonderful welcome to the neighborhoodA few months ago our neighbors moved away. We had gotten to know them only recently, when we were rebuilding after our house fire. That was one of the good things that came out of that hard time. During construction we rent...


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7 Key Things That Help You Qualify For A Mortgage
Written By: Michele Lerner

In an environment where lenders are highly regulated and risk-averse, borrowers are rightfully a little nervous when they apply for a mortgage. But with the right preparation, qualifying for a home loan can be a rewarding experience in your journey toward homeownership."In a lot of ways, lenders have gone back to the basics, looking at fundament...


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Buying a Vacation Home: The Questions Before The Purchase
Written By: Amin Dabit, CFP

Whether its an oceanside bungalow or a luxury cabin in the mountains, many people dream of buying a vacation home. Financial advisors call a purchase like this "life>Take a Close Look at Your FinancesBefore even looking at listings, its important to assess your finances. To determine whether you can actually afford a vacation property, consider ...


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When It Comes To Disclosures, How Much Do You Really Have To Tell?
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

You call her Gladys. For the six years you lived in your charming little 1909 Craftsman home on your charming little 1909 street, she appeared in hallways. Open and shut doors. Moved things from one place to another. She was your friendly family ghost, and now youre moving. Can she be your little secret, especially since, while she freaked peopl...


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REALTORS Giving Back Like Never Before As a PinRaise Agent With Heart
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

If, as Zig Ziglar once said, "Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful," Virginia-based Realtor Michelle Huber Ratajczakof ALL/Pros Realty should be his real-world model. From one-time "struggling single mom" to thriving real estate agent today, Ratajczak has seen both the challenges and triumphs of life. And, t...


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Drone Technology Beneficial To The Real Estate Game
Written By: Scott Johnson

Real estate agents and home inspectors are always looking for innovative ways to keep their clients informed. One of the latest tools in the home buying and selling process is drones. Drones are remote-controlled pilotless aircraft that allow aerial shots and different views of the property and can provide an added benefit to real estate transac...


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HOA Assessments Based On Square Footage
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question: I live in a condo with 150 different units. Our assessments are based on our square footage. Residents can pay a monthly rent for parking spaces, while guests pay by hour to park in the garage.Our assessments are high since we have only have 150 units. The garage loses 90,000 a year. Instead of raising the rates on parking, our board c...


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How to Let Go of Unwanted Things Youve Inherited
Written By: Jennifer Ott, Houzz

Whether youve inherited a large collection of items or a single bulky piece of furniture, its OK to let it go if you dont need or want it.A dear friend of mine recently inherited a large collection of books. And by large, I mean over 1,000, many of them the bulky hardcover variety. He was, of course, touched by the gift - from a longtime mentor ...


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