General Real Estate Advice & Tips


What to Do When Neighbors List Their Home For Sale

When a neighbor’s house goes on the market, there can be important implications for you. Here's what to do when neighbors list their home for sale. 1. Document important disclosure items As…

Top 5 Open House Tips for Buyers

Going to open houses can be time-consuming. Here are my top 5 open house tips for buyers, to help you make the most of your visits. 1. Learn about the market without…
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How to Troubleshoot a Home Search

The home-buying process often takes twists and turns. If you find yourself missing out on homes when they hit the market, or you can’t find the exact home you want, it's time to rethink…
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What are Real Estate Disclosures and How Can They Affect You?

In most parts of the country, sellers and their agents are required to document any known defects—current or past—to potential buyers. But some sellers don’t play by the rules and will try…
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What You Should Know About Homes ‘For Sale By Owner’

When someone sells their own home, does it simplify the process for buyers? Or does it make things more complicated? Here's what you should know about homes 'for sale by owner' or FSBO…
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Do You Own the Air Rights Over Your Property?

In New York City, real estate developers can pay up to $300 per square foot for the "air rights" over a low-rise building. But what about people outside Manhattan? Do you own the…
how to price your home just right

How to Price Your Home Just Right

Pricing a home for sale is an art vs. a science. If priced competitively from the beginning, a home will sell at the higher end of its value range. The longer it lingers, the…

Why You Should Live in a New Home Before Renovating

In competitive markets, savvy consumers gravitate toward fixer-upper homes. Why? They can customize the home to their requirements and at the same time, build some equity. But before you start knocking down walls,…
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How the Local Government Might Delay Your Home Sale

When it's time to sell your home, there's one important task many people don't think about it: Checking with their local government, to be sure it has accurate information about the home. Here's how the…
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How to Protect Your Escrow Deposit

After making an offer on a property that the seller accepts, it’s time to put money down to show you’re serious. The amount can be a few thousand dollars, up to 3…