Work with a Real Estate Professional to Buy Your Dream Home

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 available online, more and more people are starting to think that they don't really need an agent to help them out with their real estate transaction. To a certain extent, they're right, especially if they have already bought or sold s…

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Marketing Your Home for Sale

Marketing Your Home for Sale

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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Figuring Out Your Budget

Figuring Out Your Budget

If you are planning to buy a home, one of the first things you need to do before you even start looking at houses is to figure out your budget. Doing this in advance will keep you from overextending yourself, and it …

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How to Qualify for a Mortgage Loan

How to Qualify for a Mortgage Loan

If you want to purchase a new home but are having a hard time qualifying for a mortgage loan, all hope is not lost. You still have a few options, and though some of them may be difficult, they are all worth a try. …

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Sell Your Home Profitably

Sell Your Home Profitably

Selling your home is a serious business, so you need to make sure that you're fully prepared for it. There are a few things that you as a seller can do to ensure that you get the most out of the deal, in terms of bot…

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Make Sure Closing Day Goes Smoothly

Make Sure Closing Day Goes Smoothly

Buying a house is one of the biggest purchases you will make in your life, so you want to make sure the transaction goes as smoothly as possible. Here are a few tips on how to avoid complications that may happen on o…

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How to Get Started on Selling Your Home

Selling your home involves just as much careful thought and preparation as buying a new home. Any real estate transaction can seem overwhelming, but if you are organized and properly set goals for yourself, you can make the whole process much less stressful. Begin by asking yourself why you want to sell your home and write down all your reasons. If you can properly define why you are selling in the first place, it will help you get (and st…

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Preparing for Selling Expenses

If you are planning to sell your house for the first time, you may be surprised to discover that there are actually quite a few costs involved. Knowing what these costs are will help make the selling process a much more enjoyable experience. Read on to learn more about what expenses to expect. 1. Real estate agent commissions. This figure may vary, costing anywhere from 3% to up to 7%, depending on where you live, what kind of market you'r…

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Home Staging on a Budget

Home Staging on a Budget

If you are planning to put your house on the market, you--like most sellers--probably want to be able to sell your home ask quickly as possible while also getting your asking price. One way to make sure you achieve t…

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Give Your Dream Home a Closer Inspection Before Buying

Home buyers often make the mistake of judging a home solely on its appearance. When buying a house, it's very important to make sure you thoroughly inspect it and don't be deceived by outward appearances, as this may end up costing you hundreds of dollars in home repairs. Here is how to avoid buying a lemon: A home's foundation is the most important thing to look at. If the structure is unsound, it can cost you up to thousands of dollars t…

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