Real Estate Blog

OMG! There's a Mountain of Things in the Home!

It can be overwhelming to walk into your loved one's house and figure out where to start.  You are responsible from everything from valuable family ...

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What If I Need a Quick Sale?

In most cases, the most profitable sale of the Estates Real Property will come either in an as-is sale to the general buying public or by renovating ...

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What Do Our Services Cost?

We get this question a lot. In a word, we are a Service Organization that I organized after serving as the Personal Representative of both of my parent's ...

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I'm Your Out-of-Town Personal Representative Help!

Taking on the responsibility of a Personal Representative is hard enough when you live locally but even harder when you live at a distance. The good ...

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What's a Bond and Why Do I Need One?

As you probably know by now, the probate process is complex and takes time to resolve an estate built up over a lifetime.  In some cases, a Surety ...

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Do I Get Paid as the Personal Representative?

Personal Representatives are entitled to reasonable compensation. This will vary according to the size and complexity of the estate.

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Stuck in Probate Quicksand?

As Personal Representative, you have to address a lifetime of property, investments and liabilities while keeping all of the heirs happy. This is ...

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How Do I Protect Unoccupied Probate Real Estate?

If the Probate Real Estate is unoccupied, here are some suggestions on what to do.

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When Can I Sell Inherited Property?

When can I sell inherited property?

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What If My Family and I Don't Agree?

What if your family and you don't agree on what to do with the Probated Real Estate. What can you do?

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Need to Sell the Probate Real Estate Fast?

Find out how we can help you sell the Probate Real Estate fast!

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How to Maximize the Value of Probate Real Estate

Find out how we can maximize the full value of the Probate Real Estate.

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Maintaining the Property

What is the best way to maintain the Probate Property?

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How to Handle the Probate Real Estate

In many cases the Real Estate is the most valuable asset. As the Personal Representative, you should be aware of all your options when it comes to ...

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Isn't My Attorney Handling Everything for Me?

Isn't my attorney handling everything for me? The short answer is not everything.

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How Staging a Home Got Us $12,000 Over the Asking Price

Tish Kim of Staging Interiors did a fantastic job of staging the home. The result, not only did the home sell fast, the home sold for $12,000 over ...

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iBuyers: What is the "Cost of Convenience" When Selling Your Home?

When thinking about selling their house, homeowners have many options. A relatively new option is using an “iBuyer.” But at what cost? A new study ...

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Housing Supply Not Keeping Up with Population Increase

Many buyers are wondering where to find houses for sale in today’s market. It’s a true dilemma. We see an increase in buyer demand, but the supply ...

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Repeat Sellers and Buyers, Ken and Julie, tell why they continue to choose The Russell Arkin Group

Ken and Julie have worked with Russell Arkin on the sale of their rental property in Alexandria and most recently their home in Burke. He has also ...

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A Great Way to Increase Your Family's Net Worth

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts its Survey of Consumer Finances. Data is collected across all economic and social groups. The latest ...

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Russell was able to net $100k more...

Recent testimonials on how The Russell Arkin Group was able to help sell the Estate for more money and in less time.

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Sellers! Now Is The Time to Buy!

Falling interest rates coupled with increasing inventory create the ideal market to find the home of your dreams. There's no time like the present ...

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American Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High

Consumers are feeling good about the real estate market. Since Americans are not worried about their jobs, see mortgage rates near an all-time low, ...

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Understanding the challenges of Probate

I wanted someone who understood the challenges of probating an estate. Russell helped us based on his own experience as the Personal Representative ...

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Homeownership Rate Did Fall, But......

The national homeownership rate (Americans who owned vs. rented their primary residence) increased significantly during the housing boom, reaching ...

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Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell

There’s no doubt that today’s housing market is changing, and everything we see right now indicates it is time to sell. Here’s a look at why selling ...

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How Much Do You Know About Down Payments?

Whether you’ve owned a home before, or you’re ready to jump into homeownership for the first time, there are always a lot of questions swirling around ...

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Do You Know Your Credit Score?

Many people assume their credit score is too low to qualify to purchase a home. In reality, 84% of Americans have a credit score that would allow ...

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Russell Understands the Challenges of Probate

Russell understands what you are going through. He was the Executor of both his parents estates.

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