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The Future of Selling: Virtual Reality’s Potential Role in Real Estate

virtual reality world

    When the sales offices for Luma, a new 24-story condominium development in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood, opened last summer, it stood out from similar spaces around town. Instead of a full-sized model of one of the units, this smaller sales center contained a kitchenette, bathroom mockup, and a sitting area with an Oculus Rift headset, virtual reality hardware made by the highly-touted, Facebook-owned tech company trying to bring the technology to the masses.

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4 Reasons NOW Is The Time To Buy A Home

Here Are The Top 10 Fix & Flip Cities In New Jersey

If you’re considering buying a home, ask any real estate agent and they’ll tell you: NOW is the time to do it. (Well maybe they always say that) But seriously, it is.

The real estate market is constantly fluctuating and if you want to get a great home for a great price, making a move now and fast is in your best interest; conditions a year from now (or even six months from now) aren’t likely to be as favorable.

Why is that? you ask. Well, Why shouldn’t you (Obviously, says the agent), if you’re interested in buying a home, wait? Why is NOW the time to make a move?

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Ways you Can Increase Your Home Value for Under $750

Increasing your Homes Value

Home Improvements: Under $100

Tip 1: Spend an Hour With a pro

Invite a realtor or interior designer over to check out your home. Many realtors will do this as a courtesy, but you will probably have to pay a consultation fee to a designer. Check with several designers in your area; a standard hourly fee is normally less than $100, and in an hour they can give you lots of ideas for needed improvements. Even small suggested improvements, such as paint colors or furniture placement, can go a long way toward improving the look and feel of your home.
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We’re ready for the TRID rules!

At 5 p.m. EST June 17, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a statement that the effective date for the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rules would be pushed back to Oct. 1, 2015.

CFPB Director Richard Cordray said in a prepared statement: “The CFPB will be issuing a proposed amendment to delay the effective date of the Know Before You Owe rule until Oct. 1, 2015. We made this decision to correct an administrative error that we just discovered in meeting the requirements under federal law, which would have delayed the effective date of the rule by two weeks. We further believe that the additional time included in the proposed effective date would better accommodate the interests of the many consumers and providers whose families will be busy with the transition to the new school year at that time.”

Rainier Title has been working towards the TRID implementation for over a year and felt prepared for August 1st. However, with the proposed delay we will be taking this opportunity to continue our education and training of TRID. While we believe that we have been proactive and ready for this change, there are still so many unknowns that will have to be addressed at the time of implementation. The industry should still prepare for 45-60 days for transaction to close due to the new timing parameters of the forms.

We’re working hard to be ready for all changes!

Schedule a FREE professional assessment of your home and see how we can stage your home for you for FREE when you list with us.  CLICK HERE.

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