How to Cut Closing Costs

It goes without saying that buying a house is a big investment and will cost a lot of money. Saving for a down payment alone can take several years, while paying off a home loan usually takes around 30 years. But these are not the only expenses you'll need to think of if you are planning to buy a house. You should also consider closing costs. Closing costs are all the expenses associated with buying a house. These include your real estate …

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Affordability Options for First Time Home Buyers

Affordability Options for First Time Home Buyers

First time home buyers have to face a few challenges, including the need to save for a down payment and having the financial stability to qualify for a home loan. It's important for you to find the right balance betw…

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5 Ways to Get Top Dollar on Your Home

5 Ways to Get Top Dollar on Your Home

Most people who are trying to sell their home want to get top dollar on it, for obvious reasons. Here are a few tips to make sure you get a good deal when selling your home. 1. Price it right. A good real estate a…

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Finalizing the Deal on Your Second Home

Finalizing the Deal on Your Second Home

If you have decided to purchase a second home (whether to serve as your vacation getaway, as investment property, or during your retirement years) here are a couple things you must remember to do before finalizing th…

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How to Negotiate a Better Price

In today's economy, most home buyers have a limited amount of money to work with, so they will want to make sure they are getting the best deal on a home and not paying too much for it. If you are planning to buy a house, here are some of things you may want to consider in order to get yourself the best price: In a hot market, a house can get sold in a matter of days, sometimes even in just a few hours. If that is the case, then you can…

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Why It’s Important to Work with a Real Estate Professional

Why It's Important to Work with a Real Estate Professional

It used to be that the first step to buying or selling a house was to go ahead and contact a real estate agent. Things have changed. With the advent of the Internet and so much information and resources readily avail…

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Work with Your Agent to Market Your Home

Work with Your Agent to Market Your Home

Once you’ve made the commitment to sell your home, chosen a real estate agent to represent you, and established a list price, it’s time to work with your agent to market your property so it sells as quickly as po…

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Planning Your Move

Planning Your Move

Even the smallest homes can contain a surprising amount of stuff. Furniture, clothes, kitchen equipment and photos, books and various knickknacks can all add up. Once you've decided to sell your home, you may want to…

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What to Do When Attending an Open House

What to Do When Attending an Open House

As with any big purchase, buying a home requires plenty of thought and careful consideration. An open house is a great opportunity for you as a buyer to ask the real estate agent any questions you might have, and to …

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Repairing Your Home Before an Open House

Repairing Your Home Before an Open House

If your home has any minor problems, such as broken light switches or leaky faucets, you can bet that a potential buyer will be sure to notice them. It would be a good idea to address these problems before hosting an…

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