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Choosing To Live Green

Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual’s or society’s use of the Earth’s natural resource and their own resources, usually by altering methods of transportation, energy consumption and diet. Proponents of sustainable living aim to conduct their lives in manners that are consistent with sustainability, in...

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Selling Real Estate in a Sluggish Market

Real estate is one commodity that many depend upon to get them through the rough times in their investment strategies. The problem is that unlike stocks and bonds, fixed property is not the most liquid of assets to turn into cash when the going gets rough and money is needed...

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Why Some Homes Sell

Why do some houses sell and others don’t? There’s no ultimate answer to this question, … … but here are reasons we believe properties linger on the market: Poor maintenance, including ceiling stains, leaky taps and drains, ancient flooring and kitchens. Bland (and cluttered) interior.

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Gauging the Bottom

Finding a real estate markets ‘bottom’ is no easy task – especially in these complicated financial times. Experienced investors will tell you that it is a fool’s game to try to find the bottom to make a buying decision … because as you wait and analyze the property market  it...

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Humour in Adversity

While many people were able to became home owners during the housing booms, there were those who overextended themselves, be it buying a first home or an investment property, and are now struggling to come to terms with the new market. We have much to be thankful for when we...

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Buy-To-Let Market Becoming More Attractive

The buy-to-let market saw significant growth from 2003 – 2006 as a result of a favourable economic climate and low interest rates. This made it easier for prospective buyers to own property which resulted in: 1. Fewer tenants, since more tenants could afford to buy their own property 2. A...

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Investor, Speculator, or House Buyer?

Investors are not the typical domestic buyer. Speculators, despite being a different type of buyer, are generally thought to be in the same group as investors. Speculators and buyers are very similar in their requirements and in their search and acquisition of property. Investors are still finding good opportunities for...

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