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Shingles

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // August 2, 2019

Shingles

Sometimes the English language can be confusing with words like read and read, I killed it, coral and corral, desert and dessert. Take this case of shingles: Shingles A man walks into a doctor’s office and the receptionist asked him what he had. “Shingles”, he said. The receptionist asked him for his full name, address, […]


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Color Can Be a Powerful Tool to Higher Prices

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // August 1, 2019

Color Can Be a Powerful Tool to Higher Prices

It’s true that it’s a seller’s market out there, especially with reports that this year is one of the most competitive seasons for home buyers. Even if you are selling your house this year, there are some small things you can do to help increase the value of your home. According to Real Simple, color can be […]


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Yes or No for Summer Homes?

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // July 31, 2019

Yes or No for Summer Homes?

Maximum Exposure Real Estate opines, “Buying a vacation home is great for a number of reasons. Not only does it serve as a great place to spend time away from the world, but it also works as an excellent investment for you as well. Yes or no on summer homes? Noted financial advisor Dave Ramsey […]


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Experts Warn Next Recession Could Begin in 2020

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // July 30, 2019

Experts Warn Next Recession Could Begin in 2020

The United States set a record for the longest economic expansion this month, but it’s not expected to go on for much longer. Indeed, experts warn next recession could begin in 2020. Few panelists expect a recession to start by the end of this year. Half of the experts surveyed said the next recession would […]


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Fake Lawns No Longer a Faux Pas

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // July 29, 2019

Fake Lawns No Longer a Faux Pas

Realty Biz News tells us that “Homeowners are increasingly leaning towards synthetic lawns instead of real grass in their yards, landscapers say.” In an article in the Wall Street Journal, Christopher Brandon of Brandon Architects in Costa Mesa, California said that around 75% of all projects he takes on for modern homes now ask for maintenance-free faux […]


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A Strong Second Quarter

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // July 25, 2019

A Strong Second Quarter

CHRON reported, “Texas registered a strong second quarter for single-family home sales as the Houston region — which accounts for more than 25 percent of the sales — rang up gains in both price and volume, a new Texas Realtors report showed.” A Strong Second Quarter More than 100,000 homes were sold statewide in the […]


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Student Housing Rentals

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // July 24, 2019

Student Housing Rentals

 “Student housing rentals are gaining more attention among higher-net-worth investors. Some are buying newly built apartment-and-townhouse condos targeted at this niche, while others are investing in private real-estate investment trusts (REITs) that own student accommodations.” Student housing rentals have become a hot real estate trade. Lured by stable, recession-resistant returns, institutional investors opened their wallets […]


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The Opportunity Zone Program

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // July 23, 2019

The Opportunity Zone Program

BizNow updates us about the opportunity zone program. When the program was announced in late 2017, Dosch Marshall Real Estate Vice President Tripp Rich received a lot of calls about the opportunity zone program, including from firms he was not familiar with. The initial prospect of the tax exemption was so attractive and unheard of that everyone […]


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A Rental Property Sale and Defer Capital Gains

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // July 22, 2019

A Rental Property Sale and Defer Capital Gains

If you sell your rental property, which is a “capital asset,” and book a profit, the profit is called a “capital gain.” Zacks wrote recently, “One problem with doing well with an investment is that the Internal Revenue Service is usually waiting with its hand out at the end of the transaction, expecting its share […]


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The Czech Connection

Posted by Morin Okuyiga // July 19, 2019

The Czech Connection

My favorite time of year: July. A month filled with outdoor activities like hiking, thus the Czech connection. The Czech Connection A lawyer invites his cousin from the Czech Republic to come and stay with him in Canada. The Czech cousin arrives, determined to enjoy himself. Soon they decide to go hiking. They’re right out […]


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