Terry Prescott Blog

Lead Paint Removal

Lead or Not
Posted by Terry Prescott on April 14, 2011 in No Category
Lead Paint Removal: Options and Costs By: Jan Soults Walker If testing reveals the presence of lead-based paint in your pre-1978 home, here are a few of the options at your disposal for removing it.   What does it cost? According to the EPA, professional lead-based paint removal for the following three options costs about $8 to $15 per square foot or about $9,600 to $30,000 for a 1,200- to 2,000-sq. ft. house. The average removal project costs about $10,000. Lead paint removal options Encapsulation. Typ... read more
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Avoid Sellers' Worst Mistakes

Mistakes
Posted by Terry Prescott on April 12, 2011 in  Selling
Daily Real Estate News  |  April 12, 2011  |   addthis_pub = 'rmostaff'; addthis_logo = 'http://www.addthis.com/images/yourlogo.png'; addthis_logo_background = 'EFEFFF'; addthis_logo_color = '666699'; addthis_brand = '; addthis_options = 'delicious, digg, favorites, facebook, fark, google, reddit, magnoliacom, newsvine, furl, yahoo, technorati, twitter, icerocket'; document.write(' Share'); Share   Avoid Sellers' Wors... read more
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Sharks

Are Fishing
Posted by Terry Prescott on April 07, 2011 in  Mortgage
Report Unveils Tactics of Loan Scammers One in nine home owners are more than 90 days behind on their mortgage payments, which has prompted loan modification scams that promise to rescue home owners from foreclosure doom to skyrocket. Four fair housing organizations released findings this week uncovering some of the most popular loan modification scam tactics after a yearlong investigation of about 80 companies. According to the report, some of the common scam tactics used were: 55 percent requir... read more
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Housing Shortage on the Horizon?

Time To Buy Again
Posted by Terry Prescott on April 01, 2011 in  Real Estate
Daily Real Estate News  March 31, 2011    Housing Shortage on the Horizon? Mike Castleman, founder and CEO of Metrostudy, which tracks real-time data of the country’s inventory of new homes, says a housing shortage is looming that will soon will create a huge surge in demand for new homes. As such, now is the time to buy, he says. In the 41 cities Metrostudy covers, 78,000 houses are either vacant and for sale, or under construction — that is less than a quarter of the new homes ... read more
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Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Gain Steam Again

Adustables Gain
Posted by Terry Prescott on March 21, 2011 in  Mortgages
Daily Real Estate News  |  March 21, 2011  |   addthis_pub = 'rmostaff'; addthis_logo = 'http://www.addthis.com/images/yourlogo.png'; addthis_logo_background = 'EFEFFF'; addthis_logo_color = '666699'; addthis_brand = '; addthis_options = 'delicious, digg, favorites, facebook, fark, google, reddit, magnoliacom, newsvine, furl, yahoo, technorati, twitter, icerocket'; document.write(' Share');   Adjustable-Rate Mortgages... read more
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