Yearly Archives: 2013

Training As A Real Estate Agent

For an outgoing person with good organizational skills and the self-discipline to work for oneself, a career in real estate can be both satisfying and profitable. Entry into the field is usually by working for an established business, either as a sales trainee or office assistant in a brokerage or possibly in the mortgage department of a financial services provider. Becoming a real estate agent requires formal education and an examination leading to a state license, and being licensed as a broker and running an independent business takes even more education and another license. Continue reading

Is Your House Underwater: Short Sale Vs Foreclosure

When you are dealing with an underwater mortgage, one of the major benefits of completing a short sale is that you are in control of the sale, not your bank. As illustrated by the informative infographic above, you have control and you know exactly who will purchase your home. Therefore, you will generally feel less stressful than someone who is having their home taken by the bank. Furthermore, you do not have to deal with the negative stigma that society has placed on foreclosures. On the whole, your short sale experience will likely feel very similar to the experience of selling your home in the traditional way. Therefore there are more benefits of short-selling your property, rather than allowing for foreclosure with your bank. Continue reading

Smith Lake Front Short Sale Properties

Smith Lake is a beautiful lake in Winston County, Alabama. Obviously many people would want to own property here, especially on the lake front. There are stunning views of the lake’s rocky shoreline with beautiful hardwood trees surrounding it. People come here to enjoy the quiet and the beauty as well as being able to swim and boat on the lake and watch the wildlife. Luckily there are some Smith Lake front short sale properties available. Continue reading

Choosing A Retirement Community

Choosing a retirement community can be either the easiest decision you can make or the most difficult trial ever invented whether the prospective resident is you or a loved one. One helpful key is to first outline what services are desired, the amount of assistance that may be needed and the environment that is preferred. You may want only minimal guidance and interaction with staff and can live quite independently and quite well for most daily routines. You might share a ride to local shopping or other community events, but you don’t need daily assistance with activities, medical oversight or personal care. You do want a caring environment, quick response from staff if needed, and friendly neighbours. For example, while no facility can guarantee the last item, residents and family members can vouch for any of the nine St Ives retirement villages found in western Australia. Each facility has its own itinerary of activities residents can join. Continue reading