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Home Renovations and Value — An Insider’s Perspective

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Last week, we wrote a post for the proud new owners of fixer-uppers. If your idea is to buy the worst house on the best block and dump a bunch of money into renovations, read on! Unfortunately, the market doesn’t care about specific accounting or how much time, money and effort you put into your remodel. It’s not a simple equation of home price...

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Eight Tips for Buying a House During Times of Crisis

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Recession. Natural Disaster. Pandemic. These are experiences that put people to the test, and we all handle them in different ways. Some of us squirrel away every penny. And some of us… buy property! If you’re eyeballing the historically low interest rates and have enormous faith in your real estate agent, here are eight tips for buying a house during times of...

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Mad Rush from San Francisco? Not So Fast

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If you missed the short, snappy Bloomberg piece about wealthy havens luring homebuyers in a mad rush from San Francisco, and you didn’t happen to see its frenzied shares across other media, that’s probably a good thing. The trouble with a headline on a story like that it’s quick to catch fire — and it’s only part of the story. The Bigger...

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Let’s Try Some Good News for a Change

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It’s been a long, largely negative news cycle over the last two months, and we’ve covered what you should do if you can’t make rent or mortgage payments, whether you can sell during shelter-in-place orders, how a pandemic changes real estate, raw data, and even guided meditation. Now, I’m sharing some good news for a change.  An Upward Trend Over the last...

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