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From For Sale to Sold!

by The Jamison Team on 01/18/17

Once you make the decision to put a property on the market, you want it to move as soon as possible. Here are some thoughts on going from for sale to sold.

Every single person listing a property for sale wants it sold as soon as possible. This may sound like an assumption on my part, but I have yet to meet a seller who wanted to wait months and months before getting an offer. Admittedly, they are probably out there, but you are not one if you are reading this article. If I am correct, the following advice will help it come to fruition.


A Short Lesson on Real Estate

by The Jamison Team on 01/12/17

Where did the notion that men should buy houses for women come from? Some people say that this is based on our natural instinct. Like any other animal, parents want to protect their young for the continuation of the species. Anyway, asked that question because I wanted to know why business relating to real estate is suddenly making becoming popular. Before you had the buying and selling of properties. Now, with the widespread use of the Internet, we have real estate trading which is basically “I buy yours you buy mine” kind of arrangement.     READ MORE HERE....

Foreclosure Listings Home Buying Tips

by The Jamison Team on 01/09/17

Home buying is a big deal, but it doesn’t have to be difficult.

People buy homes for many different reasons.  Most buy for the sole purpose of living the American Dream, others use the home buying market as an investment tool, and some even use the margins inherent in real estate transactions as their daily income.  Many homes are sold each year as foreclosure listings.  These can be purchased for a significant discount over market value.


Earnest Money - What You Need To Know

by The Jamison Team on 01/03/17

You include earnest money with an offer on a house to show the seller that the you are serious about purchasing the house. It becomes part of the down payment if the offer is accepted, is returned if the offer is rejected, or is forfeited if you pull out of the deal for reasons other than those stipulated in the offer. A financing contingency is an example of the latter - if your offer was contingent on getting a loan, and you can't, you can cancel the contract and get your earnest money deposit back.

How Much Earnest Money?

The size of the earnest money deposit is up to you. The seller/real estate agent representing the seller may require a specific amount. In reality, you can write the offer with a one dollar deposit if you wish, and agent still has to present the offer.      READ MORE HERE....

Buying Smart

by The Jamison Team on 12/19/16

When you are looking into buying any item there are a few things you will want to be aware of. First, make sure the item is of high quality and will work exactly the way you need it to, regardless of what it is. Make sure you are buying from a reputable retailer or business. If you need to double check, you can check with the better business bureau to see if any reports have been made on that particular retailer. There is nothing worse than buying an item that will break needlessly within days or even arrive broken.       READ MORE HERE....

10 Setup Secrets For Your Home Based Business

by The Jamison Team on 11/28/16

Setting up a home based business doesn't have to be intimidating, expensive or time consuming. When you decide to make your living working from home, you simply need to go through a basic set up process to ensure you are ready.

Here are the steps for setting up your home business for success:

1. Attitude

- The key to your business success is your attitude.

- Treat your business like a business.


Best Money Market Account

by The Jamison Team on 11/03/16

When you are looking for a good safe way to invest your money you should look into a money market account. They are a great way to maximize your savings potential without any risk. Many people don't understand the way money market accounts work and therefore they don't know how to choose the best money market account for their financial situation. 


Answering Phoned Inquiries About The Home You Are Selling

by The Jamison Team on 10/31/16

When you are selling your home, expect a lot of people to “intrude” on your privacy. If your home is being handled by real estate agents, then most of the calls and inquires would be handled by them. If you are selling your home by yourself, then you’ve got a big job in your hands.


Buying a Diamond in the Rough

by The Jamison Team on 10/24/16

It may be your budget, or the thrill of doing it all yourself, but you are in the market for a diamond in the rough. But just how rough can a house be before a lender decides not to take the risk on a mortgage?  READ MORE HERE.....

More Return On Equity For Your Investment Property Dollar

by The Jamison Team on 10/12/16

Few would deny that real estate is a solid investment. It provides an attractive combination of stability, reliable cash flow, preservation of principal and capital appreciation. However, many investment property owners nearing retirement find themselves in a quandary. They are equity rich, but cash poor, with increases in the value of their property far outpacing income growth. They also are often tied down by the day-to-day issues of property management and, particularly in cities like San Francisco, California, shackled to the constraints of rent (and eviction) control. In fact, San Francisco is home to some of the lowest cash return on equity in the state's real estate marketplace, which is somewhat counter-intuitive given California's ever-booming property market.


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