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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 Will The Coronavirus Impact Spring Real Estate?

Sweeping COVID-19 restrictions impact industries across the board, as travel comes to a halt and brick and mortar stores close. People who were planning to buy or sell a home this spring are likely wondering what type of impact the coronavirus will have on real estate.

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Buying vs. Renting Your Home: Which Is Right for You?

We know we all have to live somewhere, but the question is always, where? City or country? House or condo? And of course, there’s the buying vs. renting debate. For some past generations, buying a home was a right of passage: It was proof you were grown up. Things are a bit different these days. […]

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Steps You Can Take to Snag That Dream Home

An often-overlooked step in the moving process is the one that comes first — finding a place to go, particularly when you’re moving to a house. Just any old house will never do — you’re looking for your dream home.

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9 Things You Shouldn’t Overlook When Househunting Online

Who doesn’t love browsing for a dream home using an app? In just a few taps, you’re imagining your life via the professional photos of beautifully staged rooms. However, you could be glancing over details that are potential dealbreakers. We asked a few Realtors for a list of things a buyer should never overlook when […]

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5 Costs First-Time Homebuyers Underestimate

Despite purchasing homes later in life than other generations, 60% of Millennials say owning a home is the primary ingredient of achieving the American dream. That doesn’t mean they’re totally prepared. Like any first-time homebuyer, young owners are often taken aback at the full range of financial burdens that accompany home ownership. Here are five […]

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5 Weird Things Home Sellers Don’t Always Have to Disclose

You have your eyes on the perfect property, and your inspection is all squared away. Between that and the pile of disclosures you’ve acquired, you’re feeling pretty confident that you know everything you need to know to make an offer, right? Umm… not so fast. Home sellers don’t always have to disclose certain details about […]

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The Most Offensive Pet Odors That Send Homebuyers Running

“It smells like a dog lives here,” isn’t the first impression you want to hear from a prospective homebuyer. “The reaction is usually to leave,” says Jane McAuley, a realtor at Coldwell Banker. Cleaning out ever-present pet odors and allergy issues before putting your home on the market can be a financial concern, but, thankfully, […]

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7 Things to do in Winter before Listing your Home in Spring

We’re not talking about the last-minute things you scurry around to do before a showing, like straightening up. These are the indoor tasks that take a little more time and effort, but are essential to take care of during the winter before listing your home in spring. 1. Take Inventory You’ve got some time on […]

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What to Expect Throughout the Home Appraisal Process

A home’s selling price is largely affected by the home appraisal. Here are some tips to help you get the largest valuation.

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Have You Handled These Six Things Before Scheduling Your Property Appraisal?

What to do Before Scheduling a Property Appraisal Whether you’ve got a potential buyer interested in your home, or you’re looking to refinance your mortgage, having your property appraised is a logical next step. What’s not logical is scheduling an appraisal before strategically handling a few things around your interior and exterior. This extra prep […]

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The Realities of Buying Your First Home

By now, it’s no secret: reality television is far from reality. Whether it’s finding the love of your life or the home of your dreams…

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Why You Should Find your Next Home on Foot

Moving to a walkable locale provides a unique home shopping opportunity! Park your car for the day and take in your prospective new…

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What the Heck is a Micro Apartment (and Can You Really Live in One?)

We’ve all heard of downsizing, but how far is too far? People who are settling down (no pun intended) in a micro apartment-and loving…

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Could Paint Colors Help or Hurt the Sale of Your Home by Thousands?

We’ve heard homes for sale should be painted and staged so that potential buyers can envision their own interior style and personality…

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Townhome or House: 8 Factors You Need to Know to Decide

Congratulations! You’ve decided to send the rental life packing and settle down in a place of your own. The next thing to decide: which…

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