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They might be cute, or they might be big and ugly, but their incessant need to chew is not helping your home. Rodents can do serious damage to your woodwork, wallboard, insulation and siding. The mess they leave in your kitchen cupboard is frustrating, sure, and with the costs of food going up you can't afford to fork out for your furry friends' dinners as well as your own.

Tackle the rodent issue as soon as you spot signs of their encroachment - don't wait until you find yourself leaping onto a chair to avoid that rat racing across the kitchen. At that point, you'll be waging a war rather than just defending your borders.

If you've copped on to the presence of critters early enough, you may be able to use non-lethal force. It may be a matter of

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Need to sell your house quickly? Put off by the thought of realtors and viewers tramping through your home? Follow this quick guide to selling your home fast.

There is an alternative to the traditional route when it comes to selling your home. You can use one of the many specialist companies that offer to buy your house so that you’re not at the mercy of a chain, or paying huge fees to realtors and solicitors. Here are the steps you need to follow:

1. Decide how quickly you need to sell your home

Most quick sale companies can complete the purchase of your house within just four weeks. If you need to sell sooner than that, just say so; they can normally arrange a quicker purchase. If you’re selling your house because you’re relocating unexpectedly

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There's your first clue on finding a motivated seller. If his property isn't where he is, he's probably ready to deal. How do you get this information? By asking. Talk to the real estate agent, the neighbors, and anyone else who might know something useful. Here are some other things to watch for that may indicate a motivated seller.

1. Relocation. If you hear that the seller is relocating for work, ask when he will be moving. He may already be worrying about those double payments.

2. Divorce. Divorce or relationship problems create many motivated sellers. Often a house payment needed both parties, and will have to be sold quickly.

3. Financial problems. A failing business, too much debt or other financial problems often force a sale. Find

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Some of the most successful stock investors ever have based their investing principals on value investing. Investors such as Benjamin Graham, Irving Kahn, and Warren Buffet, have used value investing to build vast empires of wealth.

Value investing was conceived by Benjamin Graham, and David Dodd, in their classic book, "Security Analysis", written in 1934. Although they were talking about stocks, there is still a lot to be learnt from value investing that can be applied to other investment vehicles. This article will show four things that real-estate investors can learn from value investing...

1: ***** Investing vs Speculating *****

In value investing, it's important to make the distinction between being an investor, and being a speculator. In

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As a real estate buyer, you have a tremendous opportunity for finding great deals if you look past curb appeal. There is a lot of talk by real estate professionals and real estate articles about curb appeal. It is widely known that improving the curb appeal on a house can get you an extra $10K-$20K+(hypothetical numbers as its different in every market) when you sell your home. This also means that there is an opportunity for home buyers to save $10K-$20K+ when you buy a house with less curb appeal.

When looking for a house with less curb appeal this does not mean to look for a run down house. It means to find a house that with a very small amount of work or money can be greatly improved. By looking for a house with less curb appeal and improving it,

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To find buyers for your properties, get to know other investors who would be interested in buying from you. Do this by developing an identity, looking through title records to find other investors, developing a marketing strategy and contacting investors who advertise via street signs.

Finding buyers for Vancouver investment properties does not have to be a complex marketing battle. In fact, successful real estate investors often find buyers and tenants for their properties before the even purchase a piece of real estate. They do this by focusing on other real estate investors. Other real estate investors are always looking for properties to buy, so if you can supply them with properties, you will have a steady stream of potential clients at your beck

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Literally translated "Feng" means wind and "Shui" mean water. Deeply rooted in connection to nature, Feng Shui is the 4000 year old Chinese are of placement and philosophy that supports living in awareness and harmony with our surroundings.

As the awareness of Feng Shui increases, more real estate agents are being asked to show buyers homes with "good" Feng Shui. If a real estate agent has knowledge of this ancient and highly respected design philosophy will assists him/her to:

 

    • Increase the value, marketability, and emotional appeal of a home.

 

    • Build confidence with Feng Shui savvy buyers and sellers.

 

    • Provide solutions to remedy a home's Feng Shui energy challenges.

 

    • Build
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Finding A Real Estate Agent

Whenever you buy or sell real estate, you may be like millions of other people out there, in thinking that you don’t need a real estate agent. Most people who buy or sell homes, generally think that a real estate agent is a waste of money. Those who choose to buy a new home, think that real estate agents only add to the cost of purchasing the home.

What most people aren’t aware of, is the fact that real estate agents are normally paid by the seller, not by the buyer. As a buyer, you’ll get to work with a professional real estate agent without really having to pay for it yourself. The policies can vary greatly from province to province, state to state and company to company, which is why you should always check any

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Over 50% of homes listed for sale do not sell during their listing period, in some markets its’ as high as 65% (not typical with condos and townhouses right now in the Vancouver market more so with detached homes and in general). The dirty secret in the real estate business is that most homes don’t sell on the first go around. Blame the agent blame the home owner both are at fault. 7 steps below will give you the best chance of your home selling first time out.

1)Price it Right – Far and away above any other consideration is the price. The worst home in the worst area at the right price will sell. Get your head out of the clouds, as a seller it’s just another house. Based on my professional opinion and being in the Real Estate industry almost over 10

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Do you work in an office in Vancouver and commute daily to and from Vancouver? Are you looking for a home in a nearby neighborhood? Then Bear Creek Green Timbers area is an attractive proposition for you. It is a quiet and beautiful community located in Surrey BC. You can easily and quickly get to Nordel Way or Sky Train from your home in Bear Creek Green Timbers area with the help of a bus. A series of bus stops are lined pretty close to the homes located in this community. Do not be afraid of noise and the vehicles as these bus stops are far enough from homes to keep this neighborhood quiet and peaceful.

Good employment opportunities inside the community

Surrey Green Timbers is an electoral district inside British Columbia with a population of

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