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Investment in Private Properties in 2018

Investment in Private Properties in 2018

The real estate developers and property experts based in Singapore have some good news after enduring a lackluster market for four years. But some of the investors are still doubtful about spending a lot in the private properties. The scenarios for buying a personal home or apartment in Singapore must be discussed for making a quintessential plan.

The Risks of Not Having Homeowners’ Insurance

Insurance is one of those things that you can't really appreciate until you need it. In fact, it's probably crossed your mind a few different times—especially as you were writing that monthly check to your insurance agency—to just do away with coverage entirely. While doing so could save you money upfront, it could come back to haunt you in the long run
Private Mortgage Insurance

5 Things You Need to Know About Private Mortgage Insurance

The average mortgage loan is for around $300,000. Regardless of how much money you need to buy your dream home, finding an affordable loan is a must. If you get a loan that offers 100 percent financing, you may be required to pay private mortgage insurance (PMI).

Is the Mortgage Industry’s Sky Falling? 4 Reasons Why Chicken Little May Be Right

According to Forbes magazine contributor Kevin Hawkins, “There is blood in the streets” for those in the mortgage business. Despite a May 23, 2018 reform bill passage in Congress to remove stiff banking regulations and boost the economy, Hawkins reports four crucial factors within real estate that have taken mortgage lenders and reduced them to carnage. Why? Because the mortgage industry has failed to keep up with the times. Here’s what Hawkins means.

What Realtors Should Look for in a Septic System

When a realtor lists a home, or goes to preview a house with a client, it is important to understand the telltale signs of trouble with certain systems of the home, including potential major mechanical and structural issues: this certainly includes potential septic problems. Septic systems that are functioning well will show no signs to worry about. However, a poorly functioning septic system will show some definitive signs of concern that realtors should be aware of. When a septic system starts to show signs of trouble, it is usually evident after the basic septic tank is full, but in some homes septic problems can be hidden until the system is at capacity. This is especially true if the system was just recently pumped. The good news, is there are several telltale signs the system is at risk of failing even if the system was recently pumped. Warning Signs In a system that is failing or is overburdened, there is usually a scent of septic gasses that can permeate the home. This also may be more noticeable outside the home if the tank or leach field is far removed from the home. Realtors should always ask homeowners where the field is located and be sure to go out and assess the soil around the tank. Septic systems that are beginning to go faulty will usually have very soft and saturated soil in the yard area where the septic tank and leach field are located. While the heavy rain season can make this more difficult to observe, soggy soil with a septic smell is usually more indicative of a problem. Testing The good news is that any system can be readily tested for functionality to ensure it is running up to par. Over time leach fields and systems do fail and this can be a cause of great concern. That is usually the time when a new leach field and septic tank system must be installed. Depending on soil and land area the failed system may lead to the need for an engineered septic system installation. If there is any concern that the system may be failing or is need of work, realtors should always be forthcoming to both the seller and potential buyers. Getting a professional to assess the situation should occur if there are any telltale signs such as: suspicious septic odor, septic back up, slow drainage, or a soggy leach field. When questions arise regarding a septic systems condition, it is suggested that tests be run on the system to see how well it’s working. Through the use of some testing tools like a hydrostatic pressure gauge, septic professionals can have a better understanding how well the system is working. If there is a need to do any work on the system, realtors need to be sure to recommend professionals to their clients that are trustworthy and competent. Realtors who are looking for a good company to recommend for septic work should offer at least 3 to 4 companies in the septic business that are well rated for professionalism and have a good reputation for quality work.

The Pros and Cons of All the 3 Driveway Materials

Every house that can have a driveway should have one, but it can be a bit confusing to choose the right material though. In case you are about to build a new driveway, here are the pros and cons of the three materials which are generally used for the job.

Experts Reveal The Latest Real Estate Marketing Tactics For 2018

The real estate industry’s marketing tactics continue to evolve year after year. In order to be successful in a market, you can do the basics right. However, to be one of the best, you have to be ready to embrace change and opportunities. Realtors are constantly working with changing markets, zoning regulations, mortgage rates and client desires.

Five Real Estate Markets Expected To Appreciate Value In 2018

For the past 3 years, we have seen the rise of housing prices as it gets increasingly harder for buyers to find a bargain. Compared to the new ways of investing, real estate is traditional investing.If you are going to invest in real estate, it would be smart to look at some of the hottest housing markets in the nation. They have experienced continued growth, appreciating in real estate value consistently.
Successful in Real Estate

Here’s What It Takes to Be Successful in Real Estate

Becoming successful in real estate is one of the best ways to build a fortune and establish an income stream that will keep paying off for years to come. Unfortunately, you can't just wake up one day and decide you want to be a real estate agent, broker, or investor
San Francisco Skyline

San Francisco’s Skyline: New Urban Development Projects to Bring the City Into the Future

The TransAmerica Pyramid used to be the tallest building of the Bay City, but the recently inaugurated SalesForce Tower has stolen its title, with its 61-stories and 1,070 feet. This project is only the beginning of a series of infrastructural plans set out to revamp San Francisco’s skyline in the years to come.
Apartment Hunting

What Are the Top Features to Watch for When Apartment Hunting?

How many times have you watched those house hunting style television shows only to watch the people pick a property based on how it’s decorated or finished rather than looking at the more top-priority items?

6 Areas to Check Before the Home Inspector Does

Getting your home ready for sale is easier said than done. It takes time, patience, and bit of money to get everything in order for your sale. Before you sell, you should get a home inspection for your potential clients to review, but before you do that, you should embark on one of your own.
Performing Home Maintenance or Repairs

Useful Tips When Performing Home Maintenance or Repairs

When you own a home, dealing with maintenance, repairs, improvements and remodeling projects never seems to end. You love that you own a place, but the larger the property, the more that goes wrong with it. To make life as a homeowner a little easier, here are some useful tips to make maintenance less of a challenge.

How Bankruptcy Can Stop Foreclosure On Your House

Home ownership is an accomplishment in itself. However, it can be difficult for first time home owners to keep up with their mortgage payments. Every years, thousands of borrowers fall behind on their payments due to unforeseen circumstances. If this ever happens to you, there might be a way to save your home through bankruptcy.

How to Secure Your Home and Everything In It

Imore important than ever to secure your home and everything that's inside. With advancements in technology, criminals have yet another way to get at your personal information. In addition to installing a home security system, a strong fence, and locks on your windows and doors, you now have to safeguard your electronic devicest's

Business Real Estate Press Releases

1000 Marina

Meridian Completes Sale of 104,000 SF Multi-Tenant Office Building in Brisbane,...

With more than 500,000 SF currently in development/redevelopment and another 500,000-plus SF in the pipeline, Meridian is still aggressively pursuing more value-add general and medical office opportunities throughout California

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases