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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!

6 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Historic House

Every Sunday you drive through the same historical neighborhood, slowing down at your favorite grand old Victorian with gingerbread trim…

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How do Taxes Change for First-Time Homeowners?

You’ve turned your key in the door and taken the first look around as a full-fledged homeowner. Congrats! One foot in the door, and you’re…

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8 Critical Reasons Why Your House Isn’t Selling (And What You Can Do About It)

Buying a new home: super-exciting. Selling your old home: not so much. You’ve cleaned, scrubbed, staged, mowed, pruned and painted, but…

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7 Essential Questions You Should Ask an HOA Before Buying

There’s a lot more to living in a Homeowners Association than paying dues for amenities and landscaping. Here are seven essential questions…

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What You Need to Know About Popular House Styles

You’ve probably been watching a home buying show on TV and heard the buyers talk about really wanting a craftsman style home.And if you’re…

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What to Know Before Buying a Fixer-Upper

Renovating a fixer-upper isn’t as easy as home improvement shows make it look. Consider your time and budget before buying a home that needs a lot of work.

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The Benefits of Buying a Smaller House

HGTV and Pinterest have changed the standards for what homebuyers expect in a house.Even on the low end of the house-hunting price…

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Why Millennials are Renting More — And Why It Works for Them

Rent or own? When it comes to choosing a living space, it’s a question young people ask themselves as they begin establishing their…

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Before You Buy A Foreclosure, Read This

Whether you’re a first-time buyer shopping for a forever home or you’re searching for a great price on investment property, we’ve put together this list of pros and cons to help you decide whether buying a foreclosed home is right for you.

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What Those Inspection Failures Will 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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Home-Buying Timeline: 5 Steps All First-Time Home Buyers Should Take

The fun part of buying a home? Touring properties and picturing yourself taking a bath in updated master bathrooms, cooking a homemade meal…

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5 Indoor DIY Projects to Instantly Boost Your Home’s Value

Looking to immediately boost the value of your home? No need to hire a contractor! You can increase your home’s value this weekend with any…

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9 Hidden Signs to Watch for on Your New Neighborhood Search

Do you know what to look for in your search for your new neighborhood?When I moved to LA, my only neighborhood requirements…

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5 Money-Saving Home Buying Secrets from the Experts

Down payments, closing costs, taking on a mortgage: Buying a home is expensive and more than a little daunting-even more so if you’ve…

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5 Outdoor DIY Projects to Instantly Boost your Home’s Value

The exterior of your home is the first thing visitors (and potential buyers!) see. And we all know the importance of a good first impression. In the world of online real estate listings, where buyers short-list or instantly dismiss homes purely on a photo of the exterior, you can’t afford to take this lightly. Make your home stand out, and increase its value with these five outdoor DIY projects.

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