Monthly Archives: March 2015

Can you protect your heirs from foreclosure?

The Garn–St Germain Depository Institutions Act of 1982 allows anyone to place real estate in their own trust without triggering the due-on-sale clause that allows lenders to foreclose on a current loan upon transfer to another. 6 Situations Where The … Continue reading

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What does your moving checklist look like?

Moving is all about organization and…..timing. Set yourself a pace and get things done incrementally. Here are just a few tips I’ve seen over time to get you to start planning the tasks to perform to make your next physical … Continue reading

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What does your moving checklist look like?

Cobb County – Weekend subdivision directional signs (WSDS)

(c) Weekend Subdivision Directional Signs (WSDS) is a name for signs that provide directions to a residential subdivision that is offering new houses for sale on a “temporary” basis. “New” for purposes of this definition shall mean houses that are … Continue reading

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What do I tell someone how the real estate market is going?

All real estate is local – you know why? It’s all you know from your own experiences. Here’s a news story today from the Wall Street Journal that sends a worrisome thought – U.S. Housing Starts Plunge in February. Here’s … Continue reading

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Several different types of insurance for real estate

There are at least 14 common types of insurance you can get for a home: (1) Homeowner’s Insurance: (see below for Renter’s insurance if buying a condo or renting) is what most people think about when buying a home to … Continue reading

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Federal regulations require new water heaters in your home starting April 16, 2015

…but only when it’s time to replace your current water heater. Apparently, the federal government has done it again…first with new Freon…then with new light bulbs…now… Effective April 16, 2015, new/higher water heater energy factor (EF) rating requirements will be … Continue reading

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Who can buy HUD homes?

In the old days, a HUD home was usually intentionally damaged by homeowners and looked like a big mess. These days you don’t find as many that have been abused. In fact, some have been much cleaner than people living … Continue reading

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What are the Listing Periods of HUD Homes for Sale?

These are the categories of listing periods and what type of Buyer can bid on HUD homes.  For instance, investors can’t bid on “Exclusive” HUD homes, but once they enter the “Extended” period, they can bid on them. Source: http://www.hudhomestore.com/ListingSiteFAQ.htm … Continue reading

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Daily Real Estate News Snippets

The following are short statements of miscellaneous real estate news or other topics/issues that I find interesting: Disclaimer: References to products and services are not a specific endorsement, but the user must perform their due diligence and investigate whether the … Continue reading

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