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Monthly Archives: July 2011

  • Real estate success story
    Coast & Country is a weekly feature published in both The Daily & Sunday Telegraph. The feature is collaboration between The real estate institute of NSW and Nationwide News. We publish compelling editorial content about the benefits of living in coast &

  • Property Insider: Is it a good time to buy?
    Find out what?s hot on the local property market with Brock Harcourts CEO Greg Moulton and The Advertiser’s Sarah Daly.

  • Coffee
    Jonathon Sciola is passionate about coffee. Coffee is an art and a science. It takes effort and years of experience to make the perfect cup, although that never exists. Every cup is unique. There a…

  • Amazing Country Escapes
    Arancia Bed & Breakfast, Orange: Bishop’s Court Estate, Bathurst: Evanslea by the River, Mudgee: Five Frogs Guest House, Carcoar: Wombadah Guesthouse, Mudgee:
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    SA DOG RESCUE recommended by National Wholesale Finance

    Wall Photos
    This is the little stunner Casper who is patiently waiting to find his new home
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    Recommended by USA Real Estate , National Wholesale Finance , Alpha Training

    Buying Your First Home
    The first order of business should include finding a qualified, reputable real estate agent. The best way to find a good real estate agent is to ask friends, family members and neighbors for referrals. Next, you’ll need to narrow down your neighborhood choices, price, type of home and features, and define your goals. Using the Internet is an easy way to learn about different communities in any given area. A good real estate agent will listen to your needs and wants and only show homes which meet your criteria. He or she will also preview the homes before showing them to you to further eliminate the need to visit homes which are not in line with your objectives and goals. Get Set… Now that you’ve narrowed down your choices regarding price, location, type of home and features, your real estate agent will arrange a day to visit a few Dallas homes which meet your criteria. Grab a pair of comfortable shoes and bring along your digital camera and a notepad. While you’re at each of the homes on your tour, you’ll want to take pictures and notes regarding the home’s features and amenities. You’ll also want to note the home’s surroundings and location. Is it close to the local school, the park or public transportation? Is it near power lines or situated along a busy street? Once you’ve left each home, write down your overall, first impression. You can also use a rating system to better organize your thoughts and determine whichDallas homesare of the most interest to you. Go! After your day of house hunting, review your pictures and your notes and arrange a time to revisit the homes that were on the top of your list. Don’t expect to see 20 homes in a single day. The only thing this will accomplish is a pounding headache. Visiting just a handful of homes will better allow you to remember the features of each home and prevent confusion. Finally, if you find your perfect home, plan to make an offer quickly. A motivated buyer will most often make an offer within two days of viewing a home. Any longer and your dream home could be just a memory.
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    Recommended by USA Real Estate ,Alpha Training

    What Real Estate Agents Do for Buyers
    First-time homebuyers research online, but use real estate agents for complex tasks.
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    Recommended by USA Real Estate , Alpha Training ,

    Recession Study Finds Hispanics Hit the Hardest
    The study with data collected by the Census Bureau found that the median wealth of Hispanic households fell by 66 percent from 2005 to 2009.