Portugal – Down But Not Out

Portugal has a proud history as one of Europe’s old guard elite, which can be felt in its historic castles and proud university towns. It has an old fashioned charm that pervades throughout the country and a sense of adventure that is at the heart of this worldly charm of old. No longer the alternative read more »

Many Houses Have Little Or No Insulation and This Will Cost Your Tenants

A property management company should always consider the electrical efficiency of their rental homes or apartments. Rentals with poor or no insulation causes excessively high electric bills for your tenants. Most landlords just shrug their shoulders and take no responsibility for this issue. This is a huge mistake. If the electrical bill should be around read more »

The ABCs of Home Financing

The first step towards owning your own home is making sure you’ll be able to pay for it. Knowing how much house you can afford before you start your search can save you a lot of heartache. There’s nothing worse than finding a home for sale that you love only to find out you can’t read more »

6 Ways to Improve Your Cold Calling Systems in a Commercial Real Estate Agency

In a commercial real estate agency, cold calling can be a frustration if you do not set some rules and stick to the process. The real issue here is that the call process can help you as an agent build your market share quite quickly, but it does take effort and focus on the part read more »

Good News For Landlords

Although it may seem difficult to believe, recent increases in interest rates and the resulting black clouds over would-be home buyers may show a silver lining for buy to let investors. Results of research carried out by a leading specialist in buy-to-let mortgages indicate income from letting is firm and demand for rented property is read more »

Keeping Your Cool During Home Purchase Negotiations

Once you have decided what you need to have fixed in order to make the purchase, your real estate consultant will convey your requests to the sellers. Options for reaching agreement include accepting everything as they are, having the seller make the repairs before close of escrow, reducing the sales price to cover the cost read more »

Tactics Real Estate Agents Use to Close the Deal

The help of a real estate agent is very important for people who are trying to buy or sell a property. There are a several things that an agent can offer you, which will be advantageous for you. However, there are also some agents who are using different strategies to close a deal, and this read more »

Should You Invest in Residential Or Commercial Properties?

Most people in Northern CA started investing in real estate by buying their own homes. And most have made money as real estate in Northern CA has continued to appreciate in value. So when they move up, they decide to rent out their first homes. And then they acquire a few more homes. They know read more »

Real Estate Signs – How Signs Build Your Market Share Faster

When you want to build your territory and your image as a salesperson in commercial real estate, signboards are a critical part of the process. The same fact applies if you are a leasing person wanting to attract tenants and landlords to your services. Signboards get your name into the market. The more signs you read more »

Are Realtors and Real Estate Agents to Blame For the Subprime Lending Fallout?

Not long ago a group of industry professionals got together to ask who was really to blame for the subprime lending fallout, and many claimed that the consumer and the lenders were to blame. But, guess what a mortgage broker in the group stated. He thought that at least some of the blame should be read more »