Monthly Archives: December 2011

Buying a Home in Connecticut: Granby

Posted by JD Esajian // December 30, 2011

A rural town with a thriving suburban center, Granby is a perfect place to settle down for anyone buying a house in Connecticut. The picturesque woods, bountiful farms and excellent schools make the town an excellent place to retire or raise a family.

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Buying a Home in San Diego: Scripps Ranch

Posted by JD Esajian // December 29, 2011

As a bedroom community of San Diego, Scripps Ranch isn’t within easy walking distance of downtown, but if you’re buying a home in San Diego, what it lacks in location it makes up for in safety and schools. If you want to settle in an affordable, family-friendly neighborhood, Scripps Ranch should be high on your list.

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4 Property Value-Boosting “Presents” for Your House

Posted by JD Esajian // December 28, 2011

This holiday season, why not show your real estate investment how much you care by giving it a little gift? A few domestic upgrades like a new sink or toilet will boost your property value, and these additions will make your real estate investment much more comfortable to live in – even if you aren’t selling it. Consider adding these four items to your holiday wish list.

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4 Ways to Winterize Your Real Estate Investment

Posted by JD Esajian // December 27, 2011

The weather outside may not be frightful yet, but it certainly will be soon. Smart real estate investors should take advantage of the mild temperatures to get their homes ready for the snow and ice. Here are four ways to make sure your real estate investment stays cozy and safe all winter long.

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3 Things to Look for When Buying a Home in the Winter

Posted by JD Esajian // December 26, 2011

As if buying a home wasn’t complicated enough, winter’s harsh weather and low temperatures make for a challenge you won’t find during any other season. If you’re in the market for a new home this holiday season, you can make it easy on yourself if you know what to look for. For the best all-around wintertime home-buying experience, add the following items to your checklist. You’re looking for:

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Flipping Houses: How to Make Your Real Estate Investment Pet-Friendly

Posted by JD Esajian // December 25, 2011

If you’re rehabbing properties in a neighborhood with a lot of pets, it’s a good idea to make sure that your real estate investment is a suitable home not just for people, but for cats and dogs too. Making your house comfortable for Fido and Whiskers isn’t hard if you know what you’re doing. Here are a few ways you can start preparing your home for pets:

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3 Tips for Mortgage Shopping

Posted by JD Esajian // December 23, 2011

A home mortgage is an expense you’ll be paying off for some time. Yet plenty of people who are buying a home rush into their purchase without any preparation. You may think all lenders are the same or that you’re lucky to receive a loan. This mentality obscures the real issue: like any other purchase, you can find deals on home loans if you know how to look. Here’s what to keep in mind when mortgage shopping.

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Getting Started with Wholesaling Real Estate

Posted by JD Esajian // December 22, 2011

Wholesaling real estate is a great way to get involved in the property market without truly owning a home. When a wholesaler buys a property, he or she puts the property under a contract, which is then sold to another investor at a higher price. The wholesaler pockets the difference. Wholesale deals are attractive to investors who know how to find distressed homes at deep discounts and then pass those savings on to other investors. As a middleman, the wholesaler can carve out a lucrative niche doing just that. Here’s how:

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Advantages of Buying a House in San Diego

Posted by JD Esajian // December 21, 2011

Buying a house in San Diego means purchasing a piece of the eighth largest city in the United States and the second largest in California. Like many metropolitan areas, size hasn’t saved the city from experiencing a real estate downturn after the burst of the property bubble. But unlike some other areas, San Diego real estate is looking up. The weather isn’t the only advantage this Southern Californian city has to offer. Three factors make San Diego a choice location for real estate investment.

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Selling and Negotiation Tips for Property Sellers

Posted by JD Esajian // December 20, 2011

A little negotiation goes a long way when you’re selling a home. Savvy real estate investors take the time to do their homework before selling a property. When negotiating a sale, here’s what you can do:

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