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Harry Williams
Attorney and Counsellor at Law

Professional, Practical, Prompt
220 East King Street, Suite 110
Johnson City, TN 37601-0110
Tel 423.773.3382
Fax 423.328.8434
Email: harrywilliams@charter.net

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Real Estate

Definition of 'Real Estate'

Land plus anything permanently fixed to it, including buildings, sheds and other items attached to the structure. Although, media often refers to the "real estate market" from the perspective of residential living, real estate can be grouped into three broad categories based on its use: residential, commercial and industrial. Examples of real estate include undeveloped land, houses, condominiums, townhomes, office buildings, retail store buildings and factories.

Investopedia explains 'Real Estate'

Unlike other investments, real estate is dramatically affected by the condition of the immediate area where the property is located - hence the well-known real-estate maxim, "location, location, location." With the exception of a national or global recession, real estate values are affected primarily by local factors such as the availability of jobs, crime rates, school quality and property taxes.

Who will represent you at your next real estate closing. The other party probably has an attorney looking out for his best interests. And the closing attorney generally looks out for the bank. So who is looking out for you? Who answers your questions. Don't just sign without reading. Contact us to answer your quesions. Let us represent you at your next real estate closing. You'll be glad you did!
For a free consultation on your real estate issues: call 423.773.3382 or email: harrywilliams@charter.net.
Buying a House

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For most people, buying a house is the biggest investment they will ever make - and its important to be a smart buyer and avoid costly mistakes that will haunt you for years to come. Additionally, consult an attorney who has experience in real estate and allow him to lead you through the process. The costs will be minimal and the benefits will last a lifetime.


Bankrate.com Presents Five Top Things To Do Before Buying a House

1.  Strenthen your credit score.
2.  Figure out how much house you can afford.
3.  Save for down payment and closing costs.
4.  Build a healthy savings account.
5.  Get pre-approved for a mortgage.

For more information on top 5 things to do before buying a house, go to:
http://www.bankrate.com/finance/mortgages/6-must-dos-before-buying-a-home-1.aspx


Forbes Presents the Top Seven Buying Mistakes that you Should Avoid:

1. Don’t … buy a house if you’re planning to move again soon.

2. Don’t … bust your budget.

3. Don’t … forget about added costs.

4. Don’t … put down a nominal down payment.

5. Don’t … neglect to get everything in writing.

6. Don’t … skip the inspection.

7. Don’t … think a brand-new home entitles you to brand-new everything.

For detailed information and solutions go to:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/learnvest/2013/03/06/the-7-top-home-buying-mistakes-you-should-avoid/

For more information about buying a house go to:

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/buying_a_home