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The 8 Best Real Estate Designations Of 2021: Choose The

9 days ago . 56 people watched

  • Allison is a writer, real estate investor, broker, and consultant
  • She has over 13 years of real estate experience, including flipping properties, selling houses, property management, luxury condominium development, as well as in marketing and recruiting.

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Is The Real Estate Market Going To Crash

5 days ago . 40 people watched

  • Regional real estate markets could collapse in coastal areas vulnerable to the effects of rising sea levels
  • At least 300,000 coastal properties will flood 26 times a year by 2045
  •   The value of that real estate is $136 billion
  • That affects the value of 30-year mortgages currently being written.

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The 9 Best Real Estate Investing Books Of 2021

7 days ago . 46 people watched

  • Commercial real estate is a very different animal compared to residential real estate
  • Rather than investing in single-family homes or vacation rentals where you're dealing with a single tenant, you're investing in things like office space, warehouses, distribution centers, data centers, public storage, retail units, and multifamily apartment buildings, which can have dozens or even hundreds

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Like-Kind Real Estate: What Is It

4 days ago . 33 people watched

  • For real estate investors, this can be a good way to turn a non-income-producing property into an income-producing investment—or several
  • Pros of Like-Kind Real Estate Exchanges
  • The obvious benefit of a like-kind property exchange is that it allows investors to avoid capital gains taxes
  • Instead, the full sales profit can be put toward a

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A Life Estate: What Is It

1 days ago . 25 people watched

  • A life estate is a form of joint ownership of real estate
  • It governs the length of time each owner has rights in the property and what those rights are
  • The person who holds the life estate is called the "life tenant" and has possession of the property during their lifetime.

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Understanding Ownership Of Property After A Death

2 days ago . 49 people watched

  • Life estate deeds designate a "remainderman" to inherit real estate in this way, and transfer-on-death or beneficiary deeds also have designated beneficiaries for real estate
  • Where Property Goes After the Owner's Death
  • Property is either a probate asset or a non-probate asset, depending on how ownership is held

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How A Desktop Underwriting Works For Homebuyers

7 days ago . 47 people watched

  • Elizabeth Weintraub is a homebuying, home loans, and mortgages expert
  • With more than 40 years of experience in real estate, including areas such as title and escrow, Elizabeth was nominated as a founding member of the California Association of REALTORS' Real Estate Certificate Institute (RECI) and has received more than 600 hours or real estate education.

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What Is The Stepped-Up Basis Loophole

3 days ago . 37 people watched

  • In that case, you can use the annual gift tax limit exclusions to give appreciated stock, real estate, or assets to your heirs while you are still alive
  • The stepped-up basis loophole competes with the Roth 401(k) and a Roth IRA in terms of amassing money in the most tax-efficient way for …

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Capital Gains Tax On The Sale Of Your Primary Residence

1 days ago . 55 people watched

You must still report the gain on your tax return, even if it's excluded from your income, if you receive a Form 1099-S, "Proceeds from Real Estate Transactions." The IRS receives a copy of this informational return , too, so you have to let the IRS know that you qualify to exclude the capital gain, and you can do this by reporting the income

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What To Do When The Buyer Cannot Close Escrow On Time

7 days ago . 53 people watched

  • Elizabeth Weintraub is a homebuying, home loans, and mortgages expert
  • With more than 40 years of experience in real estate, including areas such as title and escrow, Elizabeth was nominated as a founding member of the California Association of REALTORS' Real Estate Certificate Institute (RECI) and has received more than 600 hours or real estate education.

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Is Buying Real Estate A Good Investment

7 days ago . 39 people watched

  • Some real estate investors begin by purchasing a duplex or a house with a basement apartment, then living in one unit and renting out the other
  • This is a good way to get your feet wet, but keep in mind that you will be living in the same building as your tenant.

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The Top Lies Told By Real Estate Agents

6 days ago . 39 people watched

  • Elizabeth Weintraub is a homebuying, home loans, and mortgages expert
  • With more than 40 years of experience in real estate, including areas such as title and escrow, Elizabeth was nominated as a founding member of the California Association of REALTORS' Real Estate Certificate Institute (RECI) and has received more than 600 hours or real estate education.

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What Is A Verification Of Property Condition

6 days ago . 44 people watched

  • Elizabeth Weintraub is a homebuying, home loans, and mortgages expert
  • With more than 40 years of experience in real estate, including areas such as title and escrow, Elizabeth was nominated as a founding member of the California Association of REALTORS' Real Estate Certificate Institute (RECI) and has received more than 600 hours or real estate education.

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Best Real Estate Apps Of 2021

6 days ago . 29 people watched

  • A real estate app is an app that brings you a variety of real estate services on the go
  • You can search for homes, look for a commercial property to house your business, find a realtor, or look up your current home’s value
  • Real estate apps combine real estate knowledge and technology in a convenient format that is easy to use.

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Understanding Joint Ownership Of Property

6 days ago . 41 people watched

For example, if a piece of real estate costs $100,000 and owner A contributes $70,000, and owner B contributes $30,000, then owner A will hold a 70% interest as a tenant in common, and owner B will hold a 30% interest as a tenant in common.

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Facts About Easements And Rights-of-Way

4 days ago . 39 people watched

  • Talk to an experienced real estate attorney to determine how, when, and whether an easement can be terminated
  • If you don't find anything, walk the property you intend to buy, and look for stormwater drains, tire tracks, evidence of someone else using the property, or any other signs that an easement might exist.

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Is Real Estate A Good Investment For Retirement

2 days ago . 47 people watched

  • When real estate was booming in 2004 through 2006, many people jumped right in
  • Interestingly enough, many of the so-called real estate gurus were quietly starting to sell their holdings at about the same time
  • Their intuition, combined with skill, …

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How To Add Someone Else's Name To Your Deed

8 days ago . 43 people watched

  • Julie Ann Garber is an estate planning and taxes expert
  • With over 25 years of experience as a lawyer and trust officer, Julie Ann has been quoted in The New York Times, the New York Post, Consumer Reports, Insurance News Net Magazine, and many other publications.

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The Benefits Of An Experienced Real Estate Agent

5 days ago . 48 people watched

  • Elizabeth Weintraub is a homebuying, home loans, and mortgages expert
  • With more than 40 years of experience in real estate, including areas such as title and escrow, Elizabeth was nominated as a founding member of the California Association of REALTORS' Real Estate Certificate Institute (RECI) and has received more than 600 hours or real estate education.

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The 6 Best 1031 Exchange Companies Of 2021

3 days ago . 42 people watched

  • Allison is a writer, real estate investor, broker, and consultant
  • She has over 13 years of real estate experience, including flipping properties, selling houses, property management, luxury condominium development, as well as in marketing and recruiting.

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Commercial Real Estate: Definition, Impact, REITs

5 days ago . 49 people watched

  • A Real Estate Investment Trust is a public company that develops and owns commercial real estate
  • Buying shares in a REIT is the easiest way for the individual investor to profit from commercial real estate
  • You can buy and sell shares of REITs just like stocks, bonds,

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How To Invest In Real Estate With A Self-Directed IRA

8 days ago . 53 people watched

  • Benefits of Owning Investment Real Estate in an IRA
  • Perhaps the biggest benefit of using a self-directed IRA to purchase real estate is found in the potential tax benefits
  • As is the case with any investment in your IRA, you benefit from tax-deferred income until the day you take withdrawals.

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Rules For Home Buyers Working With Real Estate Agents

4 days ago . 53 people watched

  • How It Helps Determine Commission for Real Estate Agents." Accessed May 19, 2020
  • State of California Department of Real Estate
  • "Disclosures in Real Property Transactions," Pages 28-31
  • Jeff Colt, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
  • "Real Estate Agency Disclosure Notice," Pages 1-2

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What Is Contingent And Pending In Real Estate

Just Now . 45 people watched

  • Yale is the homebuying, home loans, and mortgages expert for The Balance
  • With over 10 years of experience as a freelance writer and journalist, Aly has also contributed to online media outlets including Forbes, The Motley Fool, CreditCards.com, and The Simple Dollar, with areas of focus covering real estate, mortgages, and related financial topics.

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How To Make An Offer For A Coming Soon Home

1 days ago . 43 people watched

In real estate markets with limited inventory, sometimes sellers and their listing agents try to stir up a little pre-market excitement by listing a home as "Coming Soon." The sentiment is since there are very few homes for sale, a new listing that is not yet available will not only whet appetites, but it could generate a bidding frenzy when it is finally for sale.

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How To Fund Real Estate Into A Trust

1 days ago . 36 people watched

  • A trust can hold many types of assets including real estate, life insurance policies, and individual retirement accounts
  • However, to move real estate from the name of the trust grantor into the trust vehicle requires a specific type of trust and specific steps to be followed.

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The Definition Of Equity In Real Estate

5 days ago . 39 people watched

  • Elizabeth Weintraub is a homebuying, home loans, and mortgages expert
  • With more than 40 years of experience in real estate, including areas such as title and escrow, Elizabeth was nominated as a founding member of the California Association of REALTORS' Real Estate Certificate Institute (RECI) and has received more than 600 hours or real estate education.

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Using IRA Money To Buy Real Estate

2 days ago . 34 people watched

  • The real estate owned by your IRA must be strictly for investment purposes
  • No Personal Use When people first hear they can legally buy real estate with IRA money, they get excited thinking they can use their IRA funds to buy a vacation property or a house they might rent to their children.

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Difference Between A Real Estate Broker And An Agent

3 days ago . 52 people watched

  • A real estate broker is a step above a real estate agent
  • A broker generally has more training and subject-matter education than an agent, but not always
  • A real estate broker can work independently or hire real estate salespersons to work under them
  • The exact rules can vary from state to state, but most have similar requirements.

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Procuring Cause And Commission Disputes

8 days ago . 39 people watched

  • Elizabeth Weintraub is a homebuying, home loans, and mortgages expert
  • With more than 40 years of experience in real estate, including areas such as title and escrow, Elizabeth was nominated as a founding member of the California Association of REALTORS' Real Estate Certificate Institute (RECI) and has received more than 600 hours or real estate education.

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The Home Sale Exclusion From Capital Gains Tax

2 days ago . 46 people watched

  • The formula for calculating your gain involves subtracting your cost basis from your sales price
  • Start with what you paid for the home, then add the costs you incurred in the purchase, such as title fees, escrow fees, and real estate agent commissions.

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What You Need To Know About Real Estate Agents

1 days ago . 46 people watched

  • What Do Real Estate Agents Do? Real estate agents go through a state-mandated process and are licensed to be involved in real estate transactions
  • A real estate agent can list homes for sale, help buyers navigate the process, show homes to prospective buyers, and handle the various paperwork of a real estate transaction.

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Types Of Property Ownership

4 days ago . 27 people watched

  • However, with real estate, in most states, the property cannot be sold or mortgaged without the consent of both spouses
  • When one spouse dies, ownership of the property automatically passes to the surviving spouse without the need for probate.

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What Are Real Estate Teams

4 days ago . 26 people watched

  • A real estate team is a group of real estate agents who work together and share commissions
  • Rather than working with one real estate agent, you'd work with the team as a whole
  • There are no set procedures that all real estate teams must follow, but team members almost invariably pitch in for each other and share the team spirit.

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How To Handle Multiple Competing Home Offers

2 days ago . 44 people watched

  • Elizabeth Weintraub is a homebuying, home loans, and mortgages expert
  • With more than 40 years of experience in real estate, including areas such as title and escrow, Elizabeth was nominated as a founding member of the California Association of REALTORS' Real Estate Certificate Institute (RECI) and has received more than 600 hours or real estate education.

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Should You Use An Escalation Clause When You Bid On A Home

Just Now . 58 people watched

  • Elizabeth Weintraub is a homebuying, home loans, and mortgages expert
  • With more than 40 years of experience in real estate, including areas such as title and escrow, Elizabeth was nominated as a founding member of the California Association of REALTORS' Real Estate Certificate Institute (RECI) and has received more than 600 hours or real estate education.

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Dealing With Purchase Offers That Might Not Appraise

7 days ago . 52 people watched

  • Elizabeth Weintraub is a homebuying, home loans, and mortgages expert
  • With more than 40 years of experience in real estate, including areas such as title and escrow, Elizabeth was nominated as a founding member of the California Association of REALTORS' Real Estate Certificate Institute (RECI) and has received more than 600 hours or real estate education.

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Enhanced Life Estate Deed: What Is It

Just Now . 37 people watched

  • The real estate doesn't actually transfer until the life tenant's death
  • Enhanced Life Estate Deed A standard life estate deed also transfers ownership of a property prior to death, but the owner can't mortgage or sell the home without …

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What Is It With Real Estate Agents And Location

9 days ago . 47 people watched

  • Elizabeth Weintraub is a homebuying, home loans, and mortgages expert
  • With more than 40 years of experience in real estate, including areas such as title and escrow, Elizabeth was nominated as a founding member of the California Association of REALTORS' Real Estate Certificate Institute (RECI) and has received more than 600 hours or real estate education.

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How To Determine Where To Open A Probate Estate

2 days ago . 47 people watched

  • Although tangible personal property and real estate must be probated in the county where the property is physically located, an exception exists if the decedent owned tangible assets or real property located in more than one county within the same state
  • In this case, the estate should be opened in the decedent's county of residence at the time

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Different Types Of Real Estate Investments

9 days ago . 42 people watched

  • Industrial real estate consists of everything from industrial warehouses, storage units, car washes, or other special purposes real estate that generate sales from customers who use the facility
  • Industrial real estate investments can often have significant fees and service revenue streams, such as adding coin-operated vacuum cleaners at a car

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How Probate Affects Tenants-In-Common Property

3 days ago . 46 people watched

  • The intestacy laws of the state where the decedent lived at the time of death would govern if the tenant-in-common property isn't real estate
  • Otherwise, the intestacy laws of the state where the real estate is located would govern, even if those laws are different from the laws of the state in which the decedent died

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Hot, Cold, And Neutral Real Estate Markets

5 days ago . 42 people watched

  • Elizabeth Weintraub is a homebuying, home loans, and mortgages expert
  • With more than 40 years of experience in real estate, including areas such as title and escrow, Elizabeth was nominated as a founding member of the California Association of REALTORS' Real Estate Certificate Institute (RECI) and has received more than 600 hours or real estate education.

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Does A Room Need A Closet To Be A Bedroom

9 days ago . 41 people watched

  • Elizabeth Weintraub is a homebuying, home loans, and mortgages expert
  • With more than 40 years of experience in real estate, including areas such as title and escrow, Elizabeth was nominated as a founding member of the California Association of REALTORS' Real Estate Certificate Institute (RECI) and has received more than 600 hours or real estate education.

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FAQ?

What are the working conditions of a real estate?

Real Estate Agents - Working Conditions. In a typical work setting, real estate agents: Have a high level of social contact. They are in constant contact with buyers, sellers, and other agents. Are often placed in conflict situations in which buyers and sellers may be rude or angry.

What to do to sell your house successfully?

What to Do to Sell Your House Successfully: 12 Universal Tips Virtually Every Homeowner Can Use Sign on with a stellar real estate agent-STAT. Hiring the right real estate agent should be first on every home sale... Use the 'invade your space' test to make sure you've decluttered enough. What's on your nightstand? A box of tissues,... More ...

What you should know before becoming a realtor?

Before becoming a realtor, know that requirements vary from place to place. However, all states mandate that candidates have a high school diploma and be 18 or 19 years of age. To perform real estate duties, the person must complete state-approved courses and pass an examination to earn their license.

How much does it cost to sell a house?

The cost ranges from about $500 to $1,000. The title company will run a title search on the property during the sale process. If a lien on your home is revealed, you’ll also need to settle it before you can sell the house.

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