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The 3 Most Popular Foundation TypesThe Canyons homeowners should always know what type of foundation their home uses. Likewise, buyers need to know what type of foundation every prospective home they look at has. The type of foundation a home uses will affect how it’s repaired if it is damaged and how well it can affect the home. All foundations do two main tasks: support the home and keep groundwater and dirt out of the home. There are multiple different ways to build a home’s foundation, but three types are more common than the rest. Here are the three most common home foundation types and how they differ from each other.

Slab Foundations

Slab foundations are easily one of the most popular foundation types due to how affordable they are. Their installation is also a lot more

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Las Vegas Housing Market Update - October 2019

The Greater Las Vegas MLS shows 7043 single family homes for sale today. Condos and town homes add 2422 options for home buyers. Total homes for sale is 9465. That’s a drop from 9823 last month and 10,160 from August. It’s 4.2% more homes than we had available this time last year.   We sold 2804 single family homes in October. Condos and town homes added 729 more closings. Total homes sold in October was 3533. That’s up 5.4% from 3378 last month. It’s 7.9% more than we sold in October 2018.   The median home price pulled back to $307K. A 1% drop from September’s high of $310K but 4.1% higher than October 2018.   We’ve sold an average of 3250 homes
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Las Vegas High Rise News - October 2019

Las Vegas buyers who prefer the high rise lifestyle have 499 options to choose from today. Only a slight increase from 492 last month. A sizable increase from the 343 units that were listed for sale last year.   We sold 54 high rise condos in October. Up from 49 in September. Down from 70 sold in October 2018.   Top Sellers in October - Signature at MGM had the highest sales volume. 9 condos sold in the three towers.   Turnberry Place came in second with 8 closings in their four towers.   Panorama Towers was third with 6 closings in their two towers.   Highest Prices in October - We sold 8 condos for more than $1…
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5 Popular Home Heating OptionsHeating an Arbors home may feel like a simple decision with only one or two options. In fact, there are a variety of choices homeowners can select, ranging from the traditional to the trendy and modern. Home heating can be the largest part of a property's energy expenses, and many systems cost several-thousand dollars to purchase and install. As such, it is important for homeowners to make the most practical and effective choice. Here are five options people can consider.

1. Furnaces

Furnaces are the most common form of heating in the U.S. Also called forced-air heating, this appliance uses energy to produce heat. The heating element warms the air cycled through the machine, which is then pushed through ductwork to vents in every room of the

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How Federal Housing Protections Apply Across the CountryWhen it comes time to purchase a property, the federal Fair Housing Act is there to protect Club at Madeira buyers from any type of potential discrimination. This law is a part of the Civil Rights Act and was originally signed into law into 1968. But while the federal government has made a variety of laws about what fair housing means, states have have their own view on the matter. This means that a buyer's experience may differ depending on where they're purchasing the property. Learn more about how the federal laws work, how the state rules may differ, and what real estate agents have to say about it all.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a qualified legal expert before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

The Basics

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Flipping a Home Flops Without These 4 ThingsFlipping a Seven Hills home seems like an easy way to earn quick income. But it is often more complicated and time-consuming than people anticipate. Some budding entrepreneurs find themselves with a property that is not as valuable as they hoped, or end up with expenses far beyond their budget. Successful home flipping requires attention to detail and experience with many aspects of home renovation. With this information, prospective flippers will be better able to determine if flipping could be the right choice for them.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

1. Investors Need a Low Purchase Price

Most homes in a given neighborhood have a

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5 Things to Know About Indoor Air QualityAir quality is something that many Inspirada homeowners worry about as they choose a location to buy a property. Inside the home, however, air quality can often be worse than it is outside. Allergens, dirt, and contaminants can easily build up inside rooms, contributing to allergies and other problems. Fortunately, there are a few ways that homeowners can get a sense for their home's air quality and make it better. With this information, people will know the common sources of lower air quality and what they can do about it.

1. Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Contaminants can invade the home from almost anywhere. Some come from the outside but most are already in the house. In many cases, the toxins leave signs that people can pick up with their

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Common Real Estate Terms to Know Before Home ShoppingShopping for a new abode is exciting, but potential Green Valley buyers need to know what they are delving into by knowing a few basic terms before even looking. This ensures that what is being looked at is understood, as are the processes that one will undergo to seal the deal after finding the home they've always wanted. Here are some key terms home shoppers need to familiarize themselves with.

Common Terminology When Shopping and Negotiating for Homes

While this is just the tip of the iceberg, here are some terms to understand when looking at homes and trying to negotiate offers.

Listing Abbreviations—As you search through home listings, there are some basic terms and abbreviations you'll want to know.

  • SQ FT: Square footage of the
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5 Things to Know About Late Mortgage PaymentsMaking a late payment could happen to almost anyone. However, late mortgage payments can have serious consequences to a person's credit score and finances. Homeowners have a few options to handle a late payment, depending on the cause. People should know what constitutes a late payment, and how it may affect their credit or their ability to repay the loan. With the answers to these questions, homeowners will be able to identify problems related to late mortgage payments, as well as how they can address them.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

1. What Is a Mortgage Grace Period?

Most mortgages include a grace period in which borrowers can make

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Everything You Need to Know About Choosing a Home TypePeople live in all different types of homes. Some people prefer to live close to their neighbors, in small, efficient condos. Other people prefer townhouse life, where they can have an upstairs and downstairs on a shared property with others. Knowing the difference between each type of residence can help home buyers decide which type of home is right for them. If you're a property buyer, here's what you need to know.

Differences by Type

Before home buyers can decide what kind of homes are right for them, they must first understand the various options. Below are the different homes by type.

Single-Family Homes

Single-family homes are standalone structures, often with a yard and a garage or car port. Single-family homes sometimes have

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