Thursday, December 22, 2011

Real Estate Literature

Cover of "Home Buying for Dummies"Cover of Home Buying for DummiesMaybe you need to brush up on some real estate strategies, or maybe you need a last minute holiday gift for your friend looking to buy a house.  Here is a list of some of the best real estate literature available.

Profit by Investing in Real Estate Tax Liens: Earn Safe, Secured, and Fixed Returns Every Time by Larry B. Loftis
The Real Book of Real Estate: Real Experts. Real Stories. Real Life.  by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Home Buying for Dummies, 4th Edition  by Eric Tyson and Ray Brown
Flipping Houses for Dummies  by Ralph R. Roberts and Joe Kraynak
The Millionaire Real Estate Agent: It’s Not About the Money … It’s About Being the Best You Can Be!  by Gary Keller, Dave Jenks, and Jay Papasan
Shift: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times  by Gary Keller

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Guide to Moving With Pets

No matter how prepared you are, and how far in advance you plan, moving is a stressful event.  It is even more stressful for your pets, since they are leaving the only place they really know, and they have no idea what's going on.  Here's a few helpful steps and tips you can take to ensure the transition goes as smoothly as possible for your pets.

  • Your pets will be moving in and out of the house fairly often.  Make sure they are on a leash or in a crate in case they run off!  Even if they do not have a history of doing that, understand that they will be in a stressful state of mind.
  • The most difficult days for your pets are the unloading/loading days.  Keep a close eye on them, or have a family member be in charge of keeping them calm.
  • If you are moving between states, make sure you are aware of state laws for your pets, as some states have stricter laws than others.
  • Lastly, don't rush things.  It stresses you out, you are more prone to forgetting things or making mistakes, and your pets pick up the mood.
This article was contributed by Coldwell Banker Valley Brokers, offering homes for sale in Corvallis Oregon.