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Why Do People Sell Their Houses?

May 30, 2019

The Top Reasons Property Owners Make a Move American property owners are a restless lot, moving every five to seven years on average. Ranging from personal relationships to physical surroundings, these are the top reasons why people sell their houses. House-Related Reasons The motivation for a move often reflects the residence itself, or the area […]


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Scientists Define “Very Low Level” of Exercise That Lowers Risk of Death

April 10, 2019

These activity levels “may be easy to achieve by most adults.” In September, scientists identified the smallest amount of exercise needed to improve brain function. Now, in an effort to help us keep changing our habits as little as possible while maximizing health benefits, another study has even better news. An analysis in The British […]


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#TrashTag Challenge Goes Viral As People Share Before/After Photos Of Their Cleanup

April 8, 2019

#trashtag challenge photos by Byron Román on Facebook, which prompted a resurgence of the #trashtag challenge https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156466235064055&set=a.10150601078734055&type=3&theater A new challenge has gone viral and this one is prompting people around the world to clean up their nearby green areas and post before/after photos. The space in which we live should be for the person we […]


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Abstract of Title in Real Estate

September 8, 2018

An abstract of title is a written history of all the recorded documents and proceedings related to a specific property. When a sale contract is authorized, an attorney or a title company researches all the recorded records related to a property and prepare a written history. What Abstract of Title Means When purchasing real estate, you […]


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Encumbrances in Real Estate Defined

September 8, 2018

A claim against, limitation on or liability against real estate is an encumbrance. Encumbrances include liens, deed restrictions, easements, encroachments, and licenses. Liens Liens can come from a variety of directions.  If you don’t pay your property taxes or your income taxes, you can have a lien placed against your property.  When it comes to […]


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What Is The Bundle of Legal Rights of a Real Estate Owner?

September 8, 2018

Owning real estate carries with it a traditional “bundle of legal rights” transferred with the property from the seller to buyer. These are the recognized rights of the holder of title to the property. The right of possession: The property is owned by whoever holds the title. Once you close a real estate deal for cash and […]


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The Basics of a Sheriff’s Sale – How to Buy Foreclosures at Auction

September 8, 2018

Buying foreclosed property at a sheriff’s sale is one way to get a great deal on an investment property. There are several rules for this type of sale and understanding them can help you make an educated—and perhaps lucrative—purchase. What Is a Sheriff’s Sale? A sheriff’s sale is a type of public auction where interested […]


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Spending Too Much On Energy? A Guide to Energy Efficient Lighting

August 31, 2018

Climate change is the leading threat to our future and more specifically, the future of our children. This reality thrusts many different pressures on us to reduce our carbon footprint. This can be difficult; we have become accustomed to very wasteful habits over the centuries. Breaking these habits isn’t as easy as recognizing them. There […]


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Housing Market Remains Strong, Despite Mortgage Rate Worries

August 31, 2018

The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates, and that’s led some to worry that mortgage rates will spike and put an end to the housing boom in the United States. Not so fast, according to the head of a big homebuilder. Stuart Miller, executive chairman of Miami-based builder Lennar, said Tuesday that “concerns about rising […]


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Buying a House? 6 Questions You’d Never Think to Ask, but Should

August 31, 2018

When buying a house is high on your priority list and you spot The One—the house that has everything you’ve ever dreamed of and more—it can be tempting to put pedal to the metal and close the deal as quickly as possible. But slow down! No home is perfect beneath the surface, and few know this […]


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