Going for a Fixer Upper? Read This Before You take the Plunge

Posted by Prathibha Kokkalera // May 4, 2016

Fixer uppers are enticing indeed. The prospect of restoring your home to its former glory appeals to many home owners. People love to make additions and do renovations when they see a gem of a house in their neighborhood. However, in the upper fixer world, all is not what it seems on the surface. Redefining […]

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Most Common Interior Design Trends That Spoil Home Sales

Posted by Prathibha Kokkalera // April 27, 2016

Personality of owner defines a home’s interior design. Everyone wants their home to look its best, especially when put up for sale. Design trends dictates by magazines and TV shows usually rule the roost. However, following trends blindly, or ignoring them all together, can backfire once you are out selling your home. A bold design […]

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7 Reasons Why Los Angeles will Remain An Eternal Gem in California Real Estate

Posted by Prathibha Kokkalera // April 20, 2016

Los Angeles real estate was and always will be the gem in California real estate. And there are reasons to back up this claim even in 2016. When you sum up the qualities that make this city special, the reasons can be plentiful. So here are 7 reasons why LA property market is equivalent to […]

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Do’s and Don’ts for Non-Occupant Cosigner in Mortgage Application

Posted by Prathibha Kokkalera // April 6, 2016

Applying a mortgage with a cosigner can be very helpful for someone who is stepping into the housing market for the first time. It is similar to being a cosigner in your child’s credit card. On the other hand, it also means that you are agreeing to support the mortgage in case things go south. […]

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1031 Tax Deferred Exchange – Is It Worth Considering 2016 Real Estate Trends

Posted by Prathibha Kokkalera // March 30, 2016

Tax deferred exchange, better known as a 1031 Exchange, can help commercial property owners significantly when it comes to taxes. It allows real estate investors to relinquish or sell specific properties (which qualify under the said rules), acquire another property from its proceeds and in the process defer capital gains involved in the transaction. To […]

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How to Achieve the Perfect Real Estate Marketing Budget

Posted by Prathibha Kokkalera // March 23, 2016

Real estate marketing demands a dedicated budget – whether undertaken by an agent or self. Failing to invest in property marketing means you are setting yourself up for failure. But how much is too much? How should the budget be used? Here is a guide to marketing budget for selling your home. Frivolity or Frugality […]

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Will 2015’s Low Mortgage Rates Continue in 2016 As Well – Yes, Mortgage Forecasts Think So!

Posted by Prathibha Kokkalera // March 16, 2016

Americans looking to lock in some good mortgage rates are getting great deals since some years. With interest rates in check, affordable houses are helping families realize their dream of owning a home. And if’s mortgage forecast is any indication, this era is going to continue in 2016 as well. Whether its refinance or […]

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How to Sell Your Home for Maximum Returns – Flipping Property Basics

Posted by Prathibha Kokkalera // March 11, 2016

Flipping a home to get maximum returns is the key to successful real estate investing. When you acquire property for flipping purposes, you need to buy it at a price and factor in the repair increments. With some right amount of work, it can yield some good returns. Not everyone gets the same results. Maximizing […]

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“A Building Permit? I am Just Renovating.” – A Guide to Building Permits

Posted by Prathibha Kokkalera // March 4, 2016

Most homeowners don’t have the slightest hint that the renovation or home addition they are undertaking may require a building permit. Not every minor addition may require permit but a significant renovation or addition may require one. Frankly, people do ignore it at first but it can certainly sabotage your real estate value. The Need […]

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Real Estate Lead Generation 101

Posted by Prathibha Kokkalera // August 24, 2014

What are the best real estate lead generation options today? Where and how can real estate agents, investors and other related industry professionals generate more leads for buying, selling and renting properties? What are some of the little known benefits, and pitfalls of common real estate lead generation channels today? Here are 12 ways for real estate […]

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