Author Archives: CT Homes

The Short Sale Process

Posted by CT Homes // September 13, 2019

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A lot has changed in the world of real estate over the last decade.As difficult as it may be to believe, the mortgage collapse was over ten years ago. One of the defining terms shortly after the collapse was “short sale”. There is a good chance that even if you were in real estate you […]


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7 Red Flags Cash Buyers Include in Their Offers

Posted by CT Homes // September 12, 2019

At face value, working with cash buyers should be easy and simple. Unfortunately this is not always the case. Over the years, we’ve seen competing cash buyers include certain terms in their offers that should be seen as Red Flags. Whether you’re thinking of selling your own property to a cash buyer or you’re listing […]


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The Biggest Challenges Of Selling An Inherited Property

Posted by CT Homes // August 30, 2019

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In the world of real estate, you never know what is on the horizon. There are plenty of times when situation is thrown on your lap completely out of the blue with unfamiliar circumstances. Such can the case with inherited properties. Dealing with an inherited property  or a property in probate can be one of […]


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How To Negotiate The Best Possible Deal

Posted by CT Homes // August 23, 2019

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In real estate it is not enough to simply get the property you desire. If you overpay or the closing is later than you desire, you won’t be able to maximize the bottom line.  It is essential to win every negotiation you are part of. Sometimes, winning means taking the sellers price and closing in […]


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Are Vacation Houses A Smart Investment?

Posted by CT Homes // August 16, 2019

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There is nothing quite like spending time with friends and family at a vacation rental property. In fact, there is a chance that some of you are reading this right now sipping coffee overlooking your favorite morning spot. As much as you may relish your time spent there it doesn’t necessarily mean you should make […]


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Are You Working With An Investor Friendly Real Estate Agent?

Posted by CT Homes // August 9, 2019

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It has often been said that the best real estate investors are surrounded by the best team. There are a handful of critical team members that directly impact your success, arguably none more important than your real estate agent. Think of all the roles that your real estate agent plays. Not only do they help […]


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The Difference Between a Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval

Posted by CT Homes // August 2, 2019

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Getting approved for a loan is much different than it was a decade ago. In the past there were multiple options and programs for every different income type and down payment. Today there is much more documentation required and everything is much more scrutinized. A seemingly innocent document requested at the 11th hour could cause […]


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How To Be More Productive And Improve Your Bottom Line

Posted by CT Homes // July 26, 2019

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Business is all about generating income. You can have tons of busy work and potential deals, but unless you turn those into revenue it doesn’t make a difference. In the world of real estate being efficient with your time is a must. If you blow it on tasks that don’t move the needle you will […]


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The Biggest Challenges Most New Investors Face

Posted by CT Homes // July 19, 2019

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Your perception of real estate is often different from reality. From the outside you can buy any property, make some improvements and walk away with a handsome profit. The reality is that it is difficult to get good deals, make the right updates, find a buyer and close in your timeframe. Additionally, there is almost […]


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Find New Deals Without Spending A Dime

Posted by CT Homes // July 12, 2019

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The best way to build your pipeline is to increase the number of leads you generate. If you have been in real estate for some time you have probably heard that investing is a numbers game. The more leads you generate the more chances you have of turning a lead into a deal. Real estate […]


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