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Planning Ahead To Avoid Home Buyer Remorse

Earlier this week, my attention was drawn to a report by Trulia that looks at house purchasing decisions that some buyers ultimately regret.The latest edition of the Trulia Regrets Survey reveals that over one in five Americans believe that a housing purchase mistake made by them in the past is now
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Reflections On The First 100 Nicoli Group Blogs

Firstly, I would like to thank you for reading the blog and, above all, I hope the content has been useful to you.While we mainly look ahead each week, reaching our first century seems to be a good time to look back.Our primary goal with these articles has always been to enhance your knowledge level
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Thoughts on Starting an Investment Property Portfolio

People decide to invest in property for a wide variety of reasons and there's no doubt that it is an increasingly popular option these days.We've seen excellent growth in equity in recent years as very high buyer demand chases a generally short supply of available properties at the same time
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Seller's Market Continues in Santa Clara/San Mateo Counties

I've now had an opportunity to study the latest real estate market statistics for both Santa Clara and San Mateo counties (for May).Once again, these make really enjoyable reading.The key headline is that seller's market conditions continue to thrive in both areas and we saw a 24.1%
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Further Thoughts on Online Home Price Estimating Websites

My attention was recently drawn to an intriguing real estate story that appeared in The Washington Post.It relates to a law suit filed in Illinois by a homeowner against one of the biggest online home price estimating websites.In essence, the basis of the suit is that the estimated price of the home
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Thoughts on Successfully Handling Multiple Offers for Your Home

Multiple offers are pretty much the best news that home sellers can hope for.They set up a situation whereby the asking price for the home can often be exceeded. Interested buyers are essentially in an auction-style situation that they will hate to lose!Low inventory of available homes across most
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How 1031 Exchanges Can Make Property Investment More Tax Efficient

It's the busiest time of the year in real estate and that doesn't just mean that a lot of homes are changing hands.This is also a popular time of year for investors to decide to cash out of at least part of a property portfolio, or perhaps the intention is to sell and find a property
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Thoughts on Our Real Estate Market at the Halfway Mark in 2017

It seems incredible, but we are just about at the halfway mark in 2017.It’s therefore a good moment to take stock and consider what we've learned about the local real estate market so far this year and where we're headed.The over-riding thought in my mind, for most market sectors, is
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Keeping Cool in Your Home during the Summer Months

First of all I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. Now that's out of the way and June is here, we're really heading into summer and the warmest months of the year.I therefore felt it was timely to offer a few tips about keeping your home cool this summer. This is arguably even more
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