House swapping anyone?

December 22, 2008
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Selling your house is not the only option available to homeowners these days, home swapping is!

A mansion owner in North Carolina has advertised with Craig’s List for a permanent swap of their 7,200-sqyare foot, seven-bedroom waterfront house in Charlotte, North Carolina in exchange for a beach home in Orange County with at least four bedrooms and a pool-sized yard.

The house up for swap in Lake Norman boasts of a deepwater dock, a pier and jet ski slip all within a refreshing sandy beach. However, the owner is also willing to sell or lease the house.

This advertisement may just start a home-swapping craze considering how difficult it is to sell real…

Are real estate agents still useful?

December 18, 2008
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The growing popularity of the Internet has made information more accessible to people from all walks of life.  Thus, looking for real estate for sale whether for residential or commercial purpose is fairly easy even without the help of a real estate agent or broker.

Research shows that 32% of real estate buyers this year used the Internet to seek information on the property which they ultimately purchased. So did the Internet made real estate agents and brokers a thing of the past?

Real estate brokers and agents disagree.  While the Internet offers an efficient method by which buyers can find homes and other properties, you still need real estate brokers and…