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Personal Property vs Fixtures in Home Sales

July 21,2017 | By Bill Gassett

What Stays and Goes in a Home Sale Occasionally in a home sale, there are situations that can be very frustrating for a buyer or a seller, conditions that should be avoidable. One potentially frustrating occurrence often arises about “fixtures” in a home – items that are considered part of the house and therefore part of the sale. When a seller removes something that the buyer expected to get with the house, it can create significant tension and lead to resentment, and maybe even legal proceedings. In real estate

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11 Things Salespeople Should Do but Often Don’t

July 17,2017 | By Keren Peters-Atkinson

Ask any salesperson and they will tell you that selling is hard work. In fact, anyone who has ever had a job in sales will likely admit that it’s the hardest work they’ve ever done. If a salesperson gets a yes immediately, they haven’t really sold anything as much as taken an order. Selling starts the moment a prospect says no. Selling is what happens when a salesperson turns a No into a Yes. And yet, most salespeople make common mistakes throughout the sales process that keep them from making a sale.

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The Dreaded Co-op Board Application Goes Online

June 20,2017 | By RONDA KAYSEN

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The Formidable Co-op Approval Process

June 20,2017 | By SUSAN STELLIN

Getting Started NO matter how wealthy you are, or how much money you spend on a co-op apartment in Continue reading

Low-Priced Apartments Next Door, Protecting Identity; Insuring Solar Panels

June 20,2017 | By RONDA KAYSEN

Keeping Prices Up in a Co-op Q. I am a shareholder in a co-op building and concerned that other shareholders might be pricing their units well below market rate to sell them quickly. For example, a two-bedroom currently on the market is priced significantly below other two-bedrooms in our complex in similar condition. This low asking price will negatively impact the pricing for all other

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How to Dispute a Low Appraisal on Your Home

April 3,2017 | By massrealty

Disputing a low appraisal is never fun. You have put your home on the market gotten what you think a fair price and the bank appraiser disagrees. In fact, they say that you have sold your home for too much money. In cases like these you are going to need to know how to dispute a low appraisal. Read on to find out how to go about challenging the real estate appraisal. Step

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How to Improve Your Credit Score

February 24,2017 | By Tony Jao

Your credit scores usually determine the price you pay for your money (your mortgages, your auto loans and leases, your credit cards, business loans, etc.). Perhaps the most significant part of your credit report is your credit score. Credit scores range from 350 to 850, with 850 being the best possible credit score that you could receive, and 350 being the worst possible credit score. There are five factors that determine your credit score: Your Payment History: 35% impact on your credit score Paying debt on time and in full has a positive impact. Late payments, judgments,

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