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Real Estate Terms: Contingent and Pending Sales | Pensacola

Real Estate Terms Defined…. I ran across a blog post I wrote in August 2010 titled  “Understanding Real Estate Terms | Pending and Contingent Sales” that talks about the terms as it relates to the San Diego market…. however, Pensacola uses the same terms to show the status of the property for sale and have […]

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Difference between Seller and Buyer Real Estate Agents

Tasks Performed by the Seller’s Agent Seller’s Agent is also called the listing agent…. A listing is the written agreement between seller and a real estate agent/broker who will represent the seller in the sale of the property.   A brief summary of the tasks performed by the listing agent: Consultation with seller to determine their […]

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Appraisal Tips for Owners and Real Estate Agents

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How to Obtain a Good Appraisal…. The business of appraisals has changed since I started my real estate career many years ago…. especially when the Dodd-Frank Act was enacted in 2010 which I wrote about in a previous blog “Appraisal Scoop 2012“.  The essence is that real estate agents and lenders can no longer contact […]

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The Big Bucks That Make the Greatest Impact on Your Home’s Value

Home Improvements Can Equal Higher Home Values When home buyers first buy their property they usually make a list of the home improvement projects that need to be tackled. First, you want your home to “look good,” and even though some projects are more costly than others, it makes a difference when the exterior of […]

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Green Homes Sell for 9% More

Going Green Gets More Costly in California With green homes not only selling for 9% MORE in California, their premium is also the highest and in the hottest, most eco-minded areas. Green certified, single-family homes sold for an average of $34,800 more than comparable homes from 2007 to 2012 when the average California home was […]

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Is the New Health Care Bill Really Affecting Real Estate Taxes in 2013?

Home Sales Tax Affects Few Home Sellers When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the health care reform law on federal tax grounds, it re-activated a housing issue that had been relatively quiet for the past year: the 3.8% "real estate tax" on home sales beginning in 2013 that is buried in the legislation. Email warnings […]

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