Can You Find Pokemon in These Listings?

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Like Professor Willow says, Pokemon can be found in every corner of the earth — and that includes home and rental listings.

The blockbuster release of the “Pokemon Go” app has led neighbors to meet each other for the first time and to dodge traffic together as they collect adorable monsters in a geocaching, or treasure-hunt style, exercise using their smartphones.

A cultural phenomenon this big was bound to find its place in real estate, and already the refe…

Posted from: http://www.zillow.com/blog/pokemon-goes-home-listing-land-201594/

Like Professor Willow says, Pokemon can be found in every corner of the earth — and that includes home and rental listings.

The blockbuster release of the “Pokemon Go” app has led neighbors to meet each other for the first time and to dodge traffic together as they collect adorable monsters in a geocaching, or treasure-hunt style, exercise using their smartphones.

A cultural phenomenon this big was bound to find its place in real estate, and already the refe…

More renters sour on homeownership, some blame student debt

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A new survey is showing weaker traffic at open houses and less interest in taking on a mortgage….

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A new survey is showing weaker traffic at open houses and less interest in taking on a mortgage….

How to Ensure Your Pet Is a Good Rental Resident

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There’s nothing worse than living next door to an incessant barker or yappy dog – even howling cats can be a nuisance. It’s important to make sure your pet isn’t the one your neighbors complain about.

While a growing number of rental properties specialize in pet-friendly apartments and homes, it’s understandable why both property owners and their leasing agents are skeptical about pets.

As a pet owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure your pet is a good renter.</…

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There’s nothing worse than living next door to an incessant barker or yappy dog – even howling cats can be a nuisance. It’s important to make sure your pet isn’t the one your neighbors complain about.

While a growing number of rental properties specialize in pet-friendly apartments and homes, it’s understandable why both property owners and their leasing agents are skeptical about pets.

As a pet owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure your pet is a good renter.</…

Your Guide to Pruning Like a Pro

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You know that neighbor who’s always standing on his lawn with hedge shears in hand, ready to indiscriminately hack away at any shrub, tree or perennial that dares to step out of line?

Maybe you’ve seen his house: The one with entirely different plants, lined up, all shaped like multicolored meatballs.

Don’t be that guy, and don’t have that ugly landscaping.

Prune for the right reasons

Prune with a purpose. Are you ‘cleaning up’ a rampant <a href="http://www.zill…

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You know that neighbor who’s always standing on his lawn with hedge shears in hand, ready to indiscriminately hack away at any shrub, tree or perennial that dares to step out of line?

Maybe you’ve seen his house: The one with entirely different plants, lined up, all shaped like multicolored meatballs.

Don’t be that guy, and don’t have that ugly landscaping.

Prune for the right reasons

Prune with a purpose. Are you ‘cleaning up’ a rampant <a href="http://www.zill…

Midwest vs. New England: What $250,000 Buys in Each Region

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New England and the Midwest each have their pricey cities. In Chicago, $250,000 can get you a 2-bedroom condo, while in Boston, you’ll be lucky to get a 1-bedroom for the same price.

While it might be tough to find a single-family home in either of these cities at this price, you don’t have to venture far to fix that. In neighboring cities, it’s possible to find a house to call home for approximately $250,000. The question remains, though: Who does it better, the…

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New England and the Midwest each have their pricey cities. In Chicago, $250,000 can get you a 2-bedroom condo, while in Boston, you’ll be lucky to get a 1-bedroom for the same price.

While it might be tough to find a single-family home in either of these cities at this price, you don’t have to venture far to fix that. In neighboring cities, it’s possible to find a house to call home for approximately $250,000. The question remains, though: Who does it better, the…

Best Place to Buy a Vacation Home

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Ever wonder where you should buy a vacation home? That dream location may be closer than you think.

To help second-home shoppers find the best city for a seasonal home, we’ve analyzed the places near popular vacation areas to create a Second Home Index. Homes in cities with a high score are expected to see strong home value gains (making for a better investment) and also have good rental income potential.

Whether you’re seeking proximity to golf, the great outdoo…

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Ever wonder where you should buy a vacation home? That dream location may be closer than you think.

To help second-home shoppers find the best city for a seasonal home, we’ve analyzed the places near popular vacation areas to create a Second Home Index. Homes in cities with a high score are expected to see strong home value gains (making for a better investment) and also have good rental income potential.

Whether you’re seeking proximity to golf, the great outdoo…

Christie Brinkley Asks $29.5 Million for Hamptons Estate

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shutterstock_171784487For an uptown girl, supermodel Christie Brinkley has been unloading some mighty rural-looking estates. She sold a Hamptons acreage for $10 million a few years ago and this summer is <a href="htt…

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shutterstock_171784487For an uptown girl, supermodel Christie Brinkley has been unloading some mighty rural-looking estates. She sold a Hamptons acreage for $10 million a few years ago and this summer is <a href="htt…

What Do Buyers and Sellers Pay in Closing Costs?

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Rarely does a buyer or seller show up to the closing without knowing exactly what their costs of sale will be.

In fact, based on the mortgage loan amount of the purchase/sale price, it’s not hard to ballpark either side’s closing costs. Before you get too far along in the process, ask your real estate agent or mortgage professional for …

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Rarely does a buyer or seller show up to the closing without knowing exactly what their costs of sale will be.

In fact, based on the mortgage loan amount of the purchase/sale price, it’s not hard to ballpark either side’s closing costs. Before you get too far along in the process, ask your real estate agent or mortgage professional for …

How to Prepare Your Home for an Appraisal

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Getting your home appraised can often be a nerve-wracking experience. Your home and your handy work will be on display to be judged and valued so that you can move forward with selling your home.

But it doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. With the right tools, tricks and savvy, the appraisal process can not only go smoothly, it can also help you make a giant financial leap toward a future in a new home.

Do your homework

“Just like anything else – for exampl…

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Getting your home appraised can often be a nerve-wracking experience. Your home and your handy work will be on display to be judged and valued so that you can move forward with selling your home.

But it doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. With the right tools, tricks and savvy, the appraisal process can not only go smoothly, it can also help you make a giant financial leap toward a future in a new home.

Do your homework

“Just like anything else – for exampl…

Here’s why UK commercial property funds may be flawed

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After a week of woes for UK commercial property funds, analysts and industry experts have pointed to a flaw in the design of these funds….

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/11/heres-why-uk-commercial-property-funds-may-be-flawed.html

After a week of woes for UK commercial property funds, analysts and industry experts have pointed to a flaw in the design of these funds….