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Trending – Foreign Buyers

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So far this summer, the market has been driven by a lot of buyers competing for a limited amount of houses, especially in big cities where populations are dense and unemployment numbers are low. Another piece of the puzzle fueling this supply and demand trend is the […]

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10 House Hunting Red Flags

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When you are looking for a new home, it is easy to be swept off your feet by good staging, a view, or even a trendy neighborhood. But, it is incredible important to do a thorough inspection of a home when you get to tour it, especially […]

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Real Estate Term of the Day – Gazump

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  It sounds like a made up word, or something you might say to someone after they sneeze, but in places like the UK “Gazump” is a legitimate real estate term. It refers to the practice of raising the price of a previously agreed upon deal. For […]

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Real Estate Term of the Day – Encroachment

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Encroachment, in real estate, is when a property owner violates the property rights of his neighbor by building or extending a structure to a neighbor’s property. This happens most often when a property owner is not aware of his property boundaries. It is also sometimes referred to […]

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Housing Markets to Look Out for in 2018

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Now that 2018 is almost halfway over, investors and industry experts have been predicting which markets will come out on top of the U.S. market. With traditionally smaller markets rising to compete with the likes of the Big Six, this article from realtor.com presented some interesting contenders. […]

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Real Estate Term of the Day – Shell Lease

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A Shell Lease is a commercial lease in which a tenant rents a property with an unfinished interior. The agreement is that the tenant will finish construction or any necessary renovations, as well as decorating and adding any furniture, fixtures or equipment. A shell lease often specifies […]

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Real Estate Term of the Day – Recapture Lease

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A recapture clause is defined as a lease provision that allows the landlord to terminate a lease and retain possession of a property. This type of clause is very common in commercial real estate deals. The details of the clause are negotiated by the property owner and […]

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Importance of Employee Training

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We recently wrote an article on how to find the right real estate agency for you, and one of the biggest points we made in that article was the prioritize training when applying to agencies. Especially if you are a new agent, training is an important part […]

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Tips for First Time Landlords

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Becoming a landlord, whether you are renting out an entire property or just the spare room in your house, can be a great source of income. It can also be daunting if you have never done it before. We’ve compiled 10 easy tips for first time landlords […]

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A perfect storm is brewing for a sellers’ market.

People are always going to buy homes no matter the conditions of the market but this year we are seeing a strong sellers’ market because of three main factors. There is less inventory than this time last spring, the prices of homes have risen and mortgage rates […]

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