August 2020

Found 35 blog entries for August 2020.

Science has proven that moving is a rather stressful event. What is the reason behind that, see on this source. Still, people somehow always approach it with optimistic apprehension, hoping that a new address will bring them a new and better life. 

Students leave home with the hope of a better future; retired people want a peaceful haven. Those who move for work are looking for a location where they can (alone or with family) live a carefree and fulfilled life. If you think of changing your address soon, maybe you should consider moving to a small town (in case you have nothing predetermined).

Ever Think of Moving to Minnesota?

Little Falls is a small town in Minnesota, which can be an ideal residence for everyone. Although small in population,

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Did you know over 67.9% of Americans are homeowners?

For many, owning a home is the ultimate American Dream. If you're considering buying a home in 2020, there are a few things you need to consider. While the process can be stressful, it's worth it in the end. 

Read on to learn more about the real estate buying process.

Real Estate Buying Process

Are You an Ideal Candidate to Buy a House?

If you're ready to take the next step of becoming a homeowner in 2020, you should consider if a lender is ready to give you a loan. Before you start looking at potential homes and talking to a real estate agent, you should look at your finances. 

Employment and Income

Lenders want to know if you have the financial means to pay back your mortgage. Showing proof of stable

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Phoenix Property Management: Getting the Right Team

With the ability of humans to make things for themselves comes the desire to keep the thing that was made, to prevent another from claiming it. This was the origin of the concept of ownership.

One of the earliest things that humans have always sought to own is land and everything it has to offer. Oh the wars that have been fought over the right to land.

Of course the early humans were not thinking of the concept of ownership, it was just about that primal human nature of trying to protect what is yours or what you feel should belong to you. Also, as far as they were concerned, possession was proof of ownership.

How the times have changed!

In todays sophisticated world, we know that

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How Will Covid-19 Impact the Real Estate Market?

The worldwide pandemic caused by the Coronavirus has hugely impacted not only the way we live our day to day lives, but also thrown the economy and financial markets into turmoil.

People are hesitant to make any big changes as they face the uncertainty of what's to come next.

Buying or selling a home is one big change some aren't sure of. Many people are asking, "What does a real estate Covid-19 market look like?"

Real Estate Market Impacted By COVID

Is It Wise to Buy in a Real Estate Covid-19 Market?

It's a reasonable question. Buying property is one of, if not the biggest purchase most people will make in their lives. 

Fortunately, the demand for housing in the future may not be hugely affected. Housing is generally

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Over 5 million existing homes were sold in 2019. Homeowners had high hopes that they'd be able to beat that number in 2020 as real estate markets continued to heat up.

Unfortunately, COVID hit and the rest is history. While we're seeing some positive signs in the housing market given low-interest rates, for the most part, people are trying to keep their assets liquid so they can weather job losses.

The softening real estate market has driven many to consider selling an as-is house. Selling as-is means taking your house and putting it on the market in whatever condition it's in. This creates conditions where sellers can get rid of their homes fast without needing to put additional investment into them and buyers can scoop up an enticing deal.

Is

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Meet Matt Rappaport  

Host and CEO James Prendamano sits down in studio this week for Episode 9 of the Casandra Properties podcast to chat with Matthew Rappaport of Falcon Rappaport & Berkman PLLC. Matt is an expert in solving the most complex issues and addressing the most sophisticated issues of taxation as it relates to Real Estate, closely-held businesses, and private-equity communities. James hails Matt’s success and what he has done for the growth of Casandra Properties over the last several years.

Matt Says he Jumped on the OZ program almost the minute it was released. 

The OZ program was a sleeper inside of the tax-cuts and jobs act,” asserts Matt Rappaport. There had been major headlines about the TCJA and what impact it would have;

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Did you know that over 5 million existing homes were sold in 2019? With so many people buying homes you might be looking into putting your own home up for sale. If you are wondering how long do most houses stay on the market, you are in the right place. 

Keep reading to learn more about how long it takes to sell a house. 

How Long Do Most Houses Stay On The Market

How Long Do Most Houses Stay on the Market?

According to Zillow most houses stay on the market for an average of 65 to 93 days, from the time they are listed to the day they are closed on. If you want to have a leg up on other house sellers and increase the sale value of your home you can check this out for some tips.

There are a few factors that affect how long it takes to sell a house. These are the top factors:

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As individuals, we own various things in life, which we cherish so much and do not wish to lose. This is why we need locks. Our doors have locks, the same goes for our lockers, drawers, wardrobes, and other places or gadgets we hide our possessions. 

The locks in the objects, as mentioned earlier, comes with keys which are used to lock them in place and open when needed. Keeping these keys might seem easy, but yet it is not. Take, for instance, someone who has keys for various locks; office drawers, house keys, office door keys, etc. Such a person would surely not want to carry around a massive bunch of keys, which can be uncomfortable. 

They will only want to take along the essential set of keys while keeping the rest and their spares safe. It is

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There are around 15 million home-based businesses. 

There are so many home-based businesses because people enjoy working from home instead of at an office. They enjoy being their own boss. They also enjoy spending more time with family at home. 

But with any home-based business, it's important to understand the legal ramifications. It's important to understand how to run a business from home legally. 

If you don't understand the legality of running a home-based business, it could cost you your business license, tax fees, and other problems. 

Here's the complete guide on how to run a business legally from home. 

Work From Home Business

Getting a Business License

One of the first steps with any business is to obtain a business license. Without a business

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Best Roofing Contractors

Whenever we are doing home renovations, we want to do the best we can to achieve the perfect home for our family and us. Sometimes there are many things at home that we can do by ourselves with the help of DIY tutorials. But there are quite a few things at home that require the hand of a professional. One of those projects is renovations on your roof.

While you need to do extensive research to find the solution to your problem, a roofer can quickly determine how much and what type of material you need to fix your roofing problem. Additionally, your lack of experience can make this project quite dangerous and challenging to finish. Hiring a roofing contractor definitely makes the saying "time is money" true!

But how do you choose the right

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