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Buying & Selling

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, 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!

Should I Hire a Professional Home Stager?

Home staging is the process of strategically decorating and placing furniture in a home you’re trying to sell. The theory is that buyers have an easier time picturing themselves in a home that feels full of life than in one that is sitting empty. Staged homes also appear larger than vacant homes. But when considering […]

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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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Watch Out, Sellers: Are You Making Any Of These 4 Home Selling Mistakes?

Selling your home can be an emotional process. What makes it even tougher is that it’s also a business decision, one where it’s unwise to let your emotions run the show. Doing so can lead to making a mistake that could potentially cost you your ideal buyer. With that in mind, we laid out four […]

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Planning on Selling your Home? Here’s the Best Time to List Your House — and It’s Soon

Zillow, the online real estate company that keeps a database of nationwide sales, just published a report with insights on the best time to sell your house for the most money. If you’re thinking about listing, it’s time to take action. The best time to list your house is the first half of May. Here’s […]

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Get Your Home Ready to Sell with These Easy Updates

  onurdongel / Getty Images When getting your home ready to sell on a busy market, it may not make sense to take on big home improvement projects. Once you’re confident that your home does not need any major repairs that will stop a buyer’s home inspection, you can focus on easy updates to make your […]

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Buying a Home: How to Choose a Real Estate Agent

So you’re ready to buy a home. Great! But how are you supposed to pick a real estate agent, when half the people you met at the last…

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When Buying a Fixer-Upper, Where Should You Draw the Line?

zazamaza/Getty Images “One of the most important factors when considering a fixer-upper is whether you can customize the home to your design aesthetic and functionality needs at a lower purchase price than an already-renovated home,” Kostiw says. “Typically, you can purchase a larger home with the same purchase budget,  and that home can be purchased […]

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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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