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The S&P 500

S&P is short for Standard & Poor. This represents an index of 500 stocks chosen for many of their characteristics, the most important being market size, liquidity, and industry grouping. The main reason the S&P was created is that it serves as a proxy for US equities, but it also reflects the risk / return characteristics of the large-cap universe.…

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How to sell without a real estate agent

Selling your home on your own is challenging in today’s market. If you decide to do it on your own, here are some tips to keep in mind: Preparing the house Start by preparing your home for sale. Clean up, get rid of clutter, pack up unused items, and maybe have a yard sale to get rid of the rest.…

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How to sell your home without a real estate agent

Given the rapid rise in home prices in recent years, home sellers are taking a hard look at the commission they have to pay to a real estate agency to market and sell their home. Real estate commissions vary across the country; they average in the range of four to seven percent. According to the 2004 National Association of Realtors®…

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Who does your real estate agent really work for?

If you are a potential home buyer, you need to understand the difference between dual seller, buyer, and real estate agents. Using the wrong type of agent could affect the financial terms of the deal and have significant legal implications. Read on to build an understanding of the difference and how to use it to your advantage when buying a…

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FSBO: What You Should Know About Selling Your Own Home

The key to selling your home yourself is being properly prepared. If not, your home may stay on the market longer than expected because it is not attracting or receiving offers from qualified buyers. And this is where many homeowners get frustrated and start thinking about giving up the dream of selling their homes themselves. However, some sellers are very…

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The advantages and disadvantages of using a property manager to rent your property

One of the biggest advantages of having a property manager is that they not only take care of all the actual management for you: tenant selection, completion of proper documentation, inspections, etc. – but they also do a lot of the accounting. From most of my property managers, I would get a monthly statement that detailed gross income, expenses incurred,…

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FASB Proposed Lease Accounting Changes – Impacts on Commercial Real Estate

Introduction: The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on August 17, 2010 published its “exposure draft” that requires companies to record nearly all leases on their balance sheets as a “right of use” asset and a “payment. future lease – corresponding liability “. . What does this mean for your business in simple terms? In essence, this proposal eliminates operating leases;…

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Real Estate Agents: How Will Zillow Affect Your Business?

Something new is happening in the online real estate field … a new entry that will have far-reaching effects on your real estate business. Right now, you offer MLS access, valuation services, etc. as an incentive for your website visitors to provide their name and email address so that you can keep track of prospecting messages. Your website exists to…

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