Monthly Archives: August 2010

Craftsman-Style Homes

Posted by JD Esajian // August 30, 2010

Craftsman styles earned their first popularity around 1900 and remained a common choice until the Great Depression in the 1930s. They are very popular in new construction and remodeling today. Relatively few homes of any style were built during the hard times of the Depression and World War II. These are sturdy houses usually anchored by a generous porch supported by chunky columns of wood or stone.

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What Is A Counteroffer?

Posted by JD Esajian // August 27, 2010

If the seller does not jump at the offer you have made, expect to get a counteroffer back that is a bit different from what you have offered. The owner can either accept your offer as it stands, reject it outright or respond with a counteroffer that may change terms of the original offer.

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A Condominium – What Is It?

Posted by JD Esajian // August 25, 2010

Condominium refers to a form of ownership in which you own and hold title to the the interior of a specific residence. For example, you own the interior of a condo apartment, including the floor and the indoor face of the walls which you are free to carpet or paint or wallpaper as you wish. The condo association owns the roof and the exterior walls, the plumbing and wiring inside those walls, the sidewalk and shrubs outside plus any common facilities such as the gym or the pool.

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Posted by JD Esajian // August 23, 2010

What are co-ops? Co-ops can comprise almost any type of housing, from high-rise apartment buildings to garden-style units, to town houses, single-family homes and even senior housing. A co-op looks like any other home to the naked eye, that’s because the uniqueness of the co-op is not in the physical structure itself but rather in the way that the properties are owned and governed.

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What Makes A Good Real Estate Deal?

Posted by JD Esajian // August 20, 2010

“Sometimes the best deal you will ever do is the one you don’t do!” ~ JD Esajian This is the million-dollar question: “what is a good deal“? While a good deal can make you a million bucks in some cases, a bad deal can also lose a lot of money as well. There is no […]

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Things To Consider Before Purchasing A Co-Op

Posted by JD Esajian // August 18, 2010

Most people focus on location, size, amenities and price when purchasing a cooperative. This is understandable since those are the basic criteria that most home buyers use during the home search process. Be sure to find out what all the rules and regulations of the community are.

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Best Closet Storage Bets

Posted by JD Esajian // August 16, 2010

Shoes, scarves, socks, belts and ties can be some of the trickier items to store efficiently. These closet components are handy helpers for keeping such items tidily ticked away.

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Case study on a $75,000+ deal we closed last week

Posted by JD Esajian // August 12, 2010

We have been getting a lot of requests lately from students to do some more case studies on properties we are actively working on. So your wish is our command. Friday at 4:00 PM Eastern we are going to do a very detailed case study of a deal we just sold last week and made […]

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What Is An Open House?

Posted by JD Esajian // August 9, 2010

If you drive around on a Sunday afternoon, you are bound to see ‘open house’ signs strategically placed near the road pointing you to homes that are for sale and open for all prospective buyers to walk through freely without the assistance of a real estate agent. There will be a listing agent and possibly other licensed agents on hand but you as a buyer are free to inspect these homes without your own agent.

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How Long Will It Take To Find Your Home

Posted by JD Esajian // August 5, 2010

There is no set number of houses you should see before you decide. Visit as many as it takes to find the one you want. On average, home buyers see fifteen houses before choosing one. Just be sure to communicate often with your real estate agent or the seller depending on whom you’re working with about everything you’re looking for.

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