HomeValue.us.org Warns About Fake Buyer Real Estate Ripoff Scheme

Here at HomeValue.us.org, our goal is to make sure that none of our customers become the victim of a ripoff scheme. That’s why we have several staff members dedicated to nothing but researching the ripoffs that infect the housing market. This week, the HomeValue.us.org staff discovered a new type of real estate ripoff and we want to warn you about it.

This is yet another ripoff instigated by real estate agents – and illustrates why if you don’t want to end up a ripoff victim, you need to research your real estate agent and make sure they have a good reputation.

The way this ripoff works is that the agent has another couple visit the house at the same time you do. This couple is secretly working for the real estate agent. (Often they are their family members.)

After you and this couple tour the home, if it seems like you are interested, the other couple will make an offer on the house right in front of you. This ripoff helps out the agent in two ways: First off, if anther couple likes the home, you are more likely to want to buy it. Secondly, the offer the other couple makes is often more than the home is worth – but you’ll think it’s worth at least that much if that’s what the other couple is willing to pay for it.

In other words, this ripoff gets you coming and going. So, don’t let this tactic pressure you into becoming a ripoff victim. Make a decision on whether or not you want the home on your own. And decide for yourself how much the home is worth – don’t let yourself get influenced by people you don’t know. They may be ripoff artists.

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HomeValue.us.org List Of Top Reasons Condo Owners Have A Complaint With Their Neighbors

HomeValue.us.org List Of Top Reasons Condo Owners Have A Complaint With Their Neighbors

HomeValue.us.org List Of Top Reasons Condo Owners Have A Complaint With Their Neighbors

At HomeValue.us.org, our goal is to help people get the best value on a new home. We also know that many HomeValue.us.org customers are looking to buy a condominium. They are great for first-time buyers and couples without a family. But at HomeValue.us.org, we know that if people have a big complaint with their neighbor, even the nicest condo can become a trap. This is why we wanted to post the most common types of behavior that lead to people having a complaint with their condo neighbor.

  • Complaint #1: Loud music. If you constantly play loud music, you are going to get a complaint. This even matters during the day, because more and more people are working from home.
  • Complaint #2: Cat box smells. If you have a cat, you need to change your litter box on a regular basis. Otherwise the smell will bother your neighbors.
  • Complaint #3: Trash wars. If you both have a designated place to put out the trash, keep your trash to your own place and don’t put it in theirs.
  • Complaint #4: Children. Some condominium complexes are great for children. Others are designed for older people without children. If you have children, make sure you are in a child-friendly condo.
  • Complaint #5: Cigarette smoke. If you smoke in your apartment, try to blow the smoke out a rear window or balcony so it doesn’t seep into your neighbor’s condo.

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HomeValue.us.org Hopes Orgasm Wars Never Comes To American Television

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At HomeValue.us.org we know that it’s Thanksgiving Week, so you probably don’t want to read anything too serious. That’s why for the HomeValue.us.org blog this week, we decided to search around the web for something silly to share with you. We found something – a popular Japanese television game show that most HomeValue.us.org customers probably hope never makes it to America!

The show is called Orgasm Wars. The premise of the show is that they pit a gay man against against a straight man on live television. The gay man has 40 minutes to try to bring the straight man to orgasm by any means at his disposal. If the straight guy can keep from having an orgasm, he wins the money. If the gay guy can make him have an orgasm, the gay guy wins the money.

This raises some serious concerns. For one, how much consent can the straight man give? If he really doesn’t want to orgasm, isn’t he being violated? Plus it plays into stereotypes that gay men will have sex with any other man no matter what.

Plus, can you imagine the training rituals that must go into preparing for this show? It boggles the mind. Beyond that, couldn’t an asexual man win the show every time?

At HomeValue.us.org, we are not prudes – but we do think that Orgasm Wars is pushing the limit of good taste, and hope that it doesn’t become the follow up to Dancing With The Stars.

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The HomeValue.us.org List Of Common Reasons Your Neighbors May Have A Complaint With You

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HomeValue.us.org is very concerned with how people maintain the value of their homes. We know that a lot of things go into how much your house is worth, and one of the things is what the neighborhood in general is like. At HomeValue.us.org, we know that bad neighbors can drive home values down very quickly.

But how do you know if your neighbors might have a complaint with you? Maybe you are considered the bad neighbor that everyone has a complaint about.

With that in mind, we decided to use the HomeValue.us.org blog to talk about the most common types of situations that make people have a complaint with their neighbor.

Do you mow your lawn every weekend in the summer? If not, your neighbors have a right to have a complaint with you. Bad laws lower property values.

Do you throw loud parties very often without inviting your neighbors? This is another way to ensure that you are the neighbor everyone has a complaint with.

Has it been more than 10 years since your house was painted? Unless you paint the outside of your house at least once a decade, it’s going to lower the property values for everyone and they will have a complaint.

Do you close the shades before you have sexual intimacy with your partner? People will have a complaint if you don’t, because nobody wants to accidentally see you making love.

These are the most common things that will cause neighbors to have a complaint with you. Think about it – and make sure you are not the bad neighbor!

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HomeValue.us.org Guide To Avoiding Common Real Estate Scams

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HomeValue.us.org hates that there are so many scam artists in the real estate industry. We founded HomeValue.us.org in order to help people get the information they need so they can avoid becoming a scam victim. But, we keep hearing more and more reports of people who were taken in by scam artists.

That’s why we wanted to update the HomeValue.us.org guide to what to look for to make sure you don’t get taken in by a real estate scam.

Scam Tip #1: Research your real estate agent to make sure he or she has a good reputation and doesn’t rip people off.

Scam Tip #2: Hire your own home inspector – not one that has been suggested by the seller or your real estate agent.

Scam Tip #3: Get a contractor to look at the roof and foundation. A home inspector is not legally required to do so.

Scam Tip #4: Make sure there are no liens against the property, or you will be stuck with that debt.

Scam Tip #5: If you find an apartment online, don’t send a deposit until you’ve seen the apartment in person.

Scam Tip #6: Never send any money through Western Union.

Scam Tip #7: Check HomeValue.us.org records to make sure the person you are dealing with actually owns the home.

Scam Tip #8: Have a pest control service make sure the home is not infested by vermin.

Scam Tip #9: Check the details of your mortgage offer to make sure your rate won’t go sky high a few months down the line.

Scam Tip #10: Check our records to make sure that there are no code violations you’ll be required to fix.

BONUS TIP: Talk to people in the neighborhood to make sure it isn’t filled with drug dealers and sex offenders.

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HomeValue.us.org Second Quarter Market Report: Real Estate Prices Rising

HomeValue.us.org has recently completed our assessment of the real estate market for the second quarter of 2013. The HomeValue.us.org real estate market report is very positive. In fact, HomeValue.us.org is bullish on the housing market, as we see that the real estate market is finally making a solid recovery.

This is the second straight quarter that HomeValue.us.org has seen housing prices rise in all 50 states. On average, home prices are up more than eight percent across the board compared to second quarter 2012. In some areas, prices have gone up as much as 17 percent.

This means that homeowners who had underwater mortgages just a few months ago are now in the black. It means that people who bought homes last year have seen their value grow exponentially.

Our study indicates that home values should continue to rise for at least the next four quarters. This makes it a perfect time for investors to come back to the real estate market. And if you have been thinking about selling your home, now is the time to do so.

We believe that the rise in real estate values will be good for the entire economy and could lead to the rejuvenation of many neighborhoods. We have also completely updated our database to reflect the new market values.

The only downside to this trend is that many homeowners may see their property taxes rise by the end of the year and should budget accordingly.

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HomeValue.us.org Guide to Neighbors Who Hurt Your Property Values

At HomeValue.us.org, we talk a lot about what you can do to increase the value of your home. But what you may not be aware of the fact that no matter how hard you follow the HomeValues.us.org advice, it may not help you if your neighbor is bringing down your property value.

We’ve talked to a lot of real estate professionals, and they’ve told us that bad neighbors can bring down property values a good deal. So, we at HomeValue.us.org thought we’d spend some time talking about how bad neighbors can lower your property values.

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HomeValue.us.org – Neighbors

  1. If they have a lot of cats, that’s bad news. Even if they feed stray cats it’s bad news. Many home buyers are allergic to cats and don’t want to live next door to a cat home. Plus, cat pee smells really bad and can get into the groundwater.
  2. If they throw a lot of loud parties, that’s bad news as well because nobody wants to live next to thumping bass and frequent cop visits.
  3. Should they have a criminal record, that is also bad news. Even worse, if they are a sex offender.
  4. If the home is abandoned, that also lowers the property value of every other home on the block.
  5. They need to keep their lawn cut and their landscaping up to date, because this can also take a toll on your property value.
  6. A large, scary dog next door also makes people less likely to buy a home.

These factors can lower your home value by five to eight percent. So if your neighbor is guilty of any of these things, talk to them about it and get them to change their ways so you can get the most money possible when you sell your home.

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HomeValue.us.org Glad To See People Returning To Jersey Shore Post-Sandy

Hurricane SandyLast year, we at HomeValue.us.org were just as shattered as anyone else when Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Jersey Shore. Many of us at HomeValue.us.org can remember great summers spent at the shore, and worried that those days would be a thing of the past.

That’s why we are happy at HomeValue.us.org to report that the Jersey Shore is back! Point Pleasant, Seaside Heights, Long Branch, and Bradley Beach are happily seeing tourists come back to laze on the beaches and party in the bars late into the night.

Even Asbury Park, which had been fading in recent years, seems to be coming back – flush with the federal aid the city had been looking for for years. Seeing artists like Courtney Love coming to play at the Stone Pony to help bring Asbury back is truly heartening.

This shows how resilient America really is. Just six months ago, we at HomeValue.us.org were worried that the home values at the Jersey Shore were going to be in a tailspin forever. But now that the rebuilding has happened, people are overcoming it and the many friends of the Jersey Shore are doing what they can to support the local economies.

We want to extend our admiration to all of the residents of these towns who weathered the storm – and came out as survivors. Your hard work and patience will be rewarded.

For those of you who have never been to the Jersey Shore, HomeValue.us.org suggests that this could be a great year to give it a try. You’ll be more than welcomed.

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HomeValue.us.org Believes Now Is The Time to Buy or Sell a Home

At HomeValue.us.org, we like to keep track of the housing market. After all, one of the main reasons why people come to HomeValue.us.org is because they are thinking of buying or selling a home. That’s why HomeValue.us.org goes out of our way to follow all the market trends and provide projections into the future.

Recently, we completed our own audit of the housing market, and came to one conclusion: right now is the best time in years to buy or sell a home. HomeValue.us.org believes that the housing crisis is over, and prices are going to continue to rise well into the future.

HomeValue.us.org - Best Time to Buy or Sell a Home

HomeValue.us.org – Time to Buy or Sell a Home

This means that if you want to invest in a house, now is the time to do it because the value is sure to rise. It also means that if you are thinking about putting your home on the market, this is a great time to do so because there are more buyers than there have been for the past four years. Your home won’t sit on the market too long, and you may be able to get multiple people bidding on your home – which means more money at resale time.

Summer in general is a good time to try to sell a home, because you can show off your garden and backyard.

The bottom line is that HomeValue.us.org is bullish on the housing market now – so now is the time for you to contact a real estate agent and get started.

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HomeValue.us.org is a public records database that specializes in providing home and property reports to consumers in the United States.  Find out information such as the market value, residential foreclosures, neighborhood amenities, previous owners, and more.

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What Your Property Inspector Won’t Review Before You Buy A Home

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When you are thinking about buying a new home, you want to get a good deal and not get stuck with a money pit. Yet many people think that in having a property inspector review their home, they are making sure it’s good deal. That’s not the case.

Property inspectors don’t review everything; they only do a visual review of the home. To get a real review, you need to hire experts to review things the property inspector won’t. But, you can’t do that if you don’t know what a property inspector won’t review. HomeValue.us.org understands that this may be confusing, which is why we’ve created this guide to what your property inspector won’t review, and what you need to get an independent expert to review.

A property inspector won’t review your roof. You need to get a contractor up there to review it for you, because a roof can cost a fortune to repair and you don’t want to get stuck with that.

A property inspector won’t review for signs of insect infestation. This could be a nasty surprise come spring, when the insects hatch and take over your home.

They also won’t review for problems with your heating and cooling systems. You don’t want to have to completely redo your entire air conditioning system as soon as it becomes hot, do you?

A property inspector won’t review the state of the appliances in the home. Having to replace a major appliance can be very costly indeed.

You also won’t see them review the state of your insulation. Poor insulation can make it much more expensive to heat and cool your home.

Finally, a property inspector won’t review the state of the pipes and plumbing throughout the home. Bad pipes can cause a flood that can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage. Have someone take a look to make sure your home isn’t a risk.

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