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Terry’s Blog: Real Estate Tips For The Attentive Buyer in Sioux Falls SD

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Real Estate Tips For The Attentive Buyer in Sioux Falls SD
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The process of buying a home can be exciting to some and intimidating to others. Regardless of where you stand on your feelings about it, now is a great time to buy.

To select the right city or area for you, you should visit it before thinking about moving there. Ask people who live there what the job market or the school district is like. Make sure you move to an area that will open new careers possibilities for you and your family.fbcoverTerryBornitz

Terry’s Blog: The Thing You Should Know About Home Mortgages In Harrisburg and Tea SD

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The Thing You Should Know About Home Mortgages In Harrisburg and Tea SD
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When you are looking for a home it can be very stressful to everyone involved. More stress is added to the process when you are trying to get approved for a home mortgage in order to purchase your dream home.

Getting the right mortgage for your needs is not just a matter of comparing mortgage interest rates. When looking at offers from different lending institutions you must also consider fees, points and closing costs. Compare all of these factors from at least three different lenders before you decide which mortgage is best for you.fbcoverTerryBornitz

Terry’s Blog: What You Need To Know About Selling Your Real Estate In Minnehaha County

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What You Need To Know About Selling Your Real Estate In Minnehaha County

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When you’re selling your home, stop and think about the time of year that your are putting it up in. Families that want to move, don’t want to uproot their kids in the middle of the school year. Most people are selling their home at the same time they are buying. Try getting ready to do shows on the home around late February, that way you have about 5 good months of possible buyers before it slows down.

When you’re selling your home don’t let your ego or pride get in the way about the house. It isn’t about you it’s about your home. Yes, it may be just brick and cement but these people are looking for their future home. Be inviting and willing to let people do a walk-through. Of course you wouldn’t want to buy something without being in it and neither would they.fbcoverTerryBornitz

SF Planners Recommend Approval of Housing Slated for Castro funeral home

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As expected, San Francisco planners are recommending approval of a mixed-use redevelopment project that would incorporate a Castro funeral home building.

At its February 11 meeting, the planning commission is expected to vote on the Prado Group’s revamp of Sullivan’s Funeral Home at 2254 Market Street and its adjacent parking lot. The developer has proposed incorporating the existing structure into a new building containing 45 apartments and a townhouse with two units constructed on the property’s 15th Street side.

The Prado Group has committed to setting aside its required five affordable units on-site. The development fronting Market Street will be a mix of 12 junior bedrooms, 10 one-bedrooms, 20 two-bedrooms, and three three-bedrooms.

A total of 5,217 square feet of commercial retail space would be incorporated into ground floor areas of the buildings fronting Market Street. They could be divided into smaller retail spaces or combined into several larger storefronts.

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Lynn Wunsch, Lesbian Denver Real Estate Agent

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Lynn Wunsch, Lesbian Denver Real Estate AgentPeriodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals.

My real estate practice is based upon my core values and my passion to provide superior customer service, leverage my expertise and knowledge, serve as an advocate and the relentless commitment to do what is in the best interest of each client. To this end, I seek to understand and meet each client’s unique real estate needs and goals. My business background includes successful careers in the public sector, higher education and information technology consulting. I have over 10 years in real estate and am focused on the Denver and Boulder Metro Markets. My specialty is the investment market (fix and flip, new construction, income properties); as well working with clients on the purchase or sale of their personal residences.

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Terry’s Blog: Great Tips About Home Mortgages That Tea Residents Can Use

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Great Tips About Home Mortgages That Tea Residents Can Use
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Have you ever wanted to buy a home, but you were afraid of a mortgage? Maybe you’re worried about taxes and insurance escrow? Perhaps you don’t know how to find the right mortgage company and what is a good interest rate? All these questions are going through your mind, and I can help you. Give me a call at 605-351-1008 and I can get you in touch with some great lenders.fbcoverTerryBornitz

Houses Near Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Reap Better Property Value Returns

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The internal debate for people who are shopping for a home is never an easy one, as the location and potential for the property value to rise might outrank the appearance of the brick and mortar edifice. But new research from Zillow has reiterated beliefs that resale value should remain the higher priority.

Even first-time home buyers are aware of the importance and value of determining the resale value of a condo or house.

After examining 17 years of housing data from 1997 to 2014, Zillow, the Seattle-based real estate website, determined that homeowners realized greater gains when they were in close proximity to Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, the national grocery store chains. The analysis included examining the values of condos, co-ops and houses within a mile of 451 Trader Joe and 375 Whole Foods locations, totaling nearly 3 million homes. The median value of these homes was compared to the median values of all homes during the same time period.

“These grocery stores are doing a great job of identifying places ready for quick home value appreciation,” said Svenja Gudell, chief economist of Zillow. “A Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s opening is a signal for home shoppers or homeowners that this is likely to be an up-and-coming location.”

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Terry’s Blog: Tips For Scoring The Real Estate Deal Of A Lifetime In Sioux Falls and Lennox SD

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Tips For Scoring The Real Estate Deal Of A Lifetime In Sioux Falls and Lennox SD

Terry is a gay friendly realtor in Sioux Falls SD.  You may reach him at 605-351-1008 or terry@terrybornitz.com

Terry is a gay friendly realtor in Sioux Falls SD. You may reach him at 605-351-1008 or terry@terrybornitz.com


There’s a huge list of real estate dos and don’ts for buyers out there. When you need to know how to approach the market so that you don’t end up getting burned, these tips can definitely help you make the right investment on the right property. Learn this information before you act.

If you’re considering buying a house in a new neighborhood, don’t just take the real estate agent’s description of the area. Find out about crime levels from the local police department, pick up the local newspaper and visit the local grocery store. You can find out a lot about the local area by doing these three things.fbcoverTerryBornitz

The Gayborhood: Venice Gay Bar ‘Roosterfish’ to Close

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Los Angeles is losing one of its oldest and most dearly beloved gay bars: Roosterfish in Venice is set to close after 37 years after a rent hike has made its lease unaffordable.

Wrote bartender Gaetano Jones on Facebook:

“So yes the rumors are true… After 37 years of business, The Roosterfish is closing for good in May… I have been lucky to work there since I have arrived in LA, but all things come to an end. Now if anyone hears of some good job openings for a single dad please pass them along to me.”

“The landlord raised the rent,” Jones added in a reply to his original post.

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Terry’s Blog: Making Wise Decisions About Selling Real Estate in Hartford and Crooks SD Requires Information

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Making Wise Decisions About Selling Real Estate in Hartford and Crooks SD Requires Information
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When you are in the market to sell a piece of real estate, there are a lot of things that you need to take into consideration. The tips outlined in this article will assist you whether you are just beginning the selling process, or looking to finalize and complete the process.

When selling a home, it is important to make the space feel as open and clean as possible. Take extra pieces of furniture and personal belongings that you don’t need on a daily basis to storage and re-arrange what is left to make the home feel open.

The work and cost involved in maintaining a home, from minor repairs to landscaping, can become a huge hassle. However, if these jobs are neglected, they will combine into an enormous amount of work that will have to be done before a home can be sold.

If you are selling your home in the fall, make sure to settle on a listing price that is competitive, even marking your residence down lower than other homes in the area. This will get the attention of buyers who are searching for a good deal and may help you get more for your home by igniting a bidding war.

Curb appeal is a very important factor in selling your home; meaning that it is just as important what your home looks on the outside as it is on the inside. Before even looking, most people are concerned with what a home looks like from outside. If you are selling your home, make sure to clean up your yard, add some patio furniture and plant some nice flowers and plants outside for maximum curb appeal.
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