Kathy Daniels

Late Summer Buying and Selling Secrets

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Most real estate experts would tell you that spring and early summer is peak season for buying or selling a home, and statistics show that they’re right. But that doesn’t mean that the rest of the summer is wasted time for people looking to buy or sell.

August, in particular, can be a productive month, as people are looking to move into better school districts, move before the less than desirable winter months come, and are more anxious to sell after months of unproductive showings.

So, if August is still prime time for real estate, how can you make the most of the month to ensure your new home dreams become a reality by the fall? Try some of these tips!

Beat the heat

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How to Choose a REIT to Invest In

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Real estate prices continue to soar, and the market is thriving. With that in mind, you might want to invest in real estate, but you might not have the disposable income to go about doing so in the traditional way. That doesn’t mean you’re left out.

A real estate investment trust or REIT is a good way to invest in real estate and diversify your portfolio, but you don’t need a huge amount of capital upfront to do so. Plus, a REIT tends to be lower-risk than other types of real estate investments.

What is a REIT?

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Housing and Economic Update from Matthew Gardner

Living Room Improvements That’ll Help Sell Your Home for More Money

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The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but the living room is the hub. It’s where everyone convenes to relax and enjoy quality time with each other (or with the TV). If you’re preparing to list your house, you need to go the extra mile to help prospective new owners see your living room’s full potential.

Today’s buyers expect spaces that are equal parts inviting and updated. We spoke with real estate experts around the country to learn about the living room fixes that can help you attract top dollar in today’s housing market.

1. Let the light in

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Housing and Economic Update from Matthew Gardner

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