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Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, serial renter, or real estate veteran, here are the questions you should ask—and the answers you should look for—to help you purchase the perfect home at the perfect price. Happy hunting!

How to Find a Realtor When Selling Your Home

No matter the reason, making the decision to sell your home is stressful, emotional, and overwhelming. Choosing the right real estate agent can make all the difference in your selling experience. Equipped with our seller’s guide, you will learn the essential steps in how to find a realtor that is an expert in their line of work, can meet your needs, and successfully sell your home.

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How to Negotiate Inspection Repairs

Most residential real estate contracts today include a clause that gives the buyer a chance to hire a home inspector before closing the deal. A home inspector is a licensed professional who will evaluate the subject property from top-to-bottom and identify any parts of the home that are out of code, or in need of repair or replacement.

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Watch Out For These ‘Red Flags’ When Choosing A Real Estate Agent

If you’re in the market for a new home or selling your old home, one of your biggest concerns may be how to choose a realtor. Most real estate agents are committed to helping their clients find the home of their dreams or get the best possible price for their existing home. Like any profession, […]

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Buying a House With Cash: Pros and Cons

Although the majority of homebuyers finance their home purchase, around 14% pay cash. Buying a house with cash makes your offer more attractive to sellers and can give you an edge in a competitive housing market, especially since so few buyers pay cash. But forgoing a mortgage has some downsides.

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a House?

Finding an existing home that checks all the boxes and fits your budget can be a huge challenge. If your house hunt has been unsuccessful so far, you may be wondering, how much does it cost to build a home?

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Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Condo

or most aspiring homeowners, condos are typically cheaper than stand-alone houses and require less upkeep and maintenance. But before buying a condo, make sure these units are the right option for you. Here’s what to know when buying a condo.

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Real Estate Commission: How Does It Work?

When a business or individual needs to buy or sell property, it’s not uncommon for them to work with a realtor during every stage of the process. As you work with a realtor, they share their expertise regarding the market price of the property and what you can expect during the buying or selling process.

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Is ‘For Sale by Owner’ A Good Idea?

Selling your home is a significant life decision. If you’re considering leaving a realtor out of the equation, an important starting point is knowing exactly what’s involved in the For Sale by Owner (FSBO) process. In this article, we answer your common FSBO questions and give essential tips for a successful sale.

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What You Need to Know About Building Your Own Home

Building a house is a dream for many people. The ability to choose the exact layout and finishes when you build your own house is an exciting and rewarding process. But a new build isn’t for everybody.

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How to Prepare For a Home Inspection in 6 Easy Steps

Hiring a home inspector is a must for any buyer before they sign contracts or make deals. The typical real estate contract includes a contingency clause that permits the buyer to back out of the deal without losing their earnest money if, for any reason, the home inspection uncovers problems. Buyers can also choose to renegotiate the terms of the contract based on the findings of the home inspection. That’s why, as a seller, it’s essential to learn how to pass a home inspection so that the closing process can go off without a hitch.

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How to Rent-to-Own a House

Rent-to-buy homes can be a more affordable path for prospective buyers. If you’re interested in the process, read on to learn how to rent-to-own a house, so you can know all of your options while house hunting.

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5 Home Improvements That Add Value

As you prepare to sell your home, you may want to complete a bunch of home improvements in hopes of increasing your home’s list price. However, not all improvement projects are worth the time and investment. For example, while you may feel the addition of an upscale master suite will create a real estate bidding war, it’s essential to remove personal opinions from your home improvement equation.

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Questions to Ask When Touring a House or Apartment Virtually

Even though virtual apartment tours were popular among long-distance movers before the pandemic, there has been a huge uptick in virtual tours of apartments and homes due to the spread of COVID-19. For now, it’s much safer to take a virtual apartment tour instead of physically going to several different locations to look at them […]

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How Much Does A Mobile Home Cost?

Mobile homes have come a long way since their inception in the 1870s. While these early versions were fairly popular, the current automobile-pulled mobile homes first appeared in America in 1926. At the time, they were referred to as “Trailer Coaches” and were used for recreational purposes as an affordable way of camping or touring […]

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7 Things That Fail a Home Inspection and What They’ll Cost

Unless you’re building a brand-new house, anything home you buy is going to have some wear relative to its age.Some parts of a home just…

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