September 29, 2006

Charming fixer-upper, cozy interior, wonderful investment for young couple, home prices never fall


Woof.

20 comments:

LauraVella said...

All resent buyers are in the doghouse!

Anonymous said...

there is no housing bubble here - move along

Anonymous said...

At least the Condo Association allows pets. (:

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxylHPnoloI

Anonymous said...

utube-cute

Anonymous said...

that yorkie is levereged up to his eyeballs in toxic loans.

Hopefully he can install granite food bowls and stainless steel water dishes and flip it.

keith said...

wonder what he stated his income as?

Anonymous said...

lol

Anonymous said...

little do you know that there are six other dogs in there, and one hamster!

Anonymous said...

.....named borka

Anonymous said...

My yorkie is a TV addict, and barks and leaps at screen when watching Animal Planet. She'll patiently sis through anything, though, eyes glued, waiting for dog or cat commercials. She would probably HELOC for a 6" plasma TV if she lived in that.

Anonymous said...

That Pooch is guarding his hootch by putting his foot down on to Realtors and mailmen.

Anonymous said...

up up and away!

Anonymous said...

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/2906/550/1600/Opus_2005.10.16.jpg.jpg

Bill Bond said...

Risky mortgages threaten a squeeze

Bill Bond said...

Risky mortgages threaten a squeeze

Did you read this one?

"Experts on both the pessimistic side, such as Ms. King, and the optimistic side agree on one thing: The impact of the ARM adjustments will occur over several years.

That, along with what Dr. Brown says is a very healthy banking system, could mitigate any broader economic impact.

"It's a time release," says Christopher Cagan, who did the risk analysis at First American Real Estate Solutions. "It's not a single impact like Pearl Harbor.""

Yeah, it's not like Pearl Harbor, More like Chernobyl!!!! Few were hurt right away but years later people started dropping like flies!!

Anonymous said...

I hate Yorkies. Disgusting little fuzzball yappers. Get a real dog!

Anonymous said...

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Inspecting the condition and functionality of the following areas/features of the apartment before committing yourself as a tenant is highly recommended.
1. Kitchen appliances in working order.
2. Water pressure strong, plumbing without leaks.
3. Electrical outlets and wiring working.
4. Walls and ceiling painted or papered without cracks
5. Ventilation or air conditioning accessible.
6. Floors, railings and bathrooms in good repair.
7. Fire escape easy to use.
8. Stairs safe and well-lighted.
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10. Heating system in working order.
11. If furnished, check and write down condition of all furniture.
12. Windows and doors operable and weather-tight; screens provided.
The tenant should also check the security of the building to find out if there is a dead-bolt lock, security chain, or through-the-door viewer.
BEWARE OF EXISTING DAMAGES: In order to avoid being blamed for damages that already exist in the rental unit, the cautious tenant should take every step for self-protection. Before moving in (or as soon as possible thereafter), the tenant should make a list of all existing damages and repairs that need to be made. A copy of the list should he presented to the landlord and attached to the lease This way the landlord cannot blame the tenant for damages caused by others and the tenant will know what the landlord intends to repair. If the tenant keeps good records the landlord will not be able to keep the tenant’s security deposit for damages that were actually caused by others. Taking pictures before moving in is also strongly recommended.

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Anonymous said...

Tips for Being a Successful Landlord

In today’s apartment rental market there are several things that are “must do’s” for becoming a successful landlord. The reason you’re playing the real estate rental game is to have the check in your mailbox on the first of the month, right? Here are a few tips that can help you to achieve this with as little aggravation and frustration possible.

First and foremost is finding the right tenant to rent your apartment, house or other rental. This is the most important ingredient in the recipe. Checking the prospective tenant’s credit history to make sure they are paying their bills is one of the best ways you can screen. A tenant that pays their bills on time most likely will send you their rent on time. Establish a clear system on collecting rent, handling complaints from the tenant and how you will contact them if you need to gain access to the apartment.

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On a similar topic make sure you are carrying enough property and liability insurance to cover yourself in any situation. A well designed insurance program can protect your rental property from losses caused by everything from fire and storms to burglary, vandalism, and personal injury lawsuits.

I hope that this has been helpful to you. Just remember, as long as you follow these simple tips you will be on your way to a happy and fulfilling landlord future. Best of luck!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Eric Goldstein, associated with www.AllSpaces.com which Conveniently Connects All People with All Spaces in All Places, has been dedicated to the real estate rental market for over 8 years. He has assisted over 25,000 landlords with their renting needs. Any questions about renting apartments, houses or other rentals feel free to visit www.AllSpaces.com or email him at Eric@AllSpaces.com.

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