General Real Estate Advice & Tips


closing costs for buyers and sellers

A Guide to Closing Costs for Buyers and Sellers

Closing costs for buyers and sellers are often misunderstood, at least in the beginning of real estate transactions. Here's what you need to know. Buyers have more costs In a closing, both buyers…
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Home Shopping Tips — Don’t Be Turned Off By These 3 Things

In 15 years of real estate, I’ve seen it all. Toilet seats up in listing photos, shag carpet covered with dog hair, bedrooms doubling as marijuana growing centers. Any of these things can…
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How to Drive Real Estate Seller Agents Nuts

There are at least five things that can drive real estate seller agents nuts. If you want a smooth, easy transaction, do the opposite. 1. Don't keep the home clean When your…
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Real Estate Deal Breakers for Buyers

After an exhaustive search, you may have found a home you love. But there will be certain things about the home you can't change, or that would require a great deal of…
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How NOT to Work With a Real Estate Agent

Your job as a home buyer or seller isn't to please your agent, of course. But on the other hand, driving agents nuts isn't going to help ensure a smooth, successful transition,…
when to sell your home

How to Predict When to Sell Your Home

Trying to predict when to sell your home involves a bit of crystal ball-gazing. Here are 4 things you should know to help determine when the time is right—or not—to sell. 1.…
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How to Avoid Home Buyer’s Remorse

Home shopping can be an intense, emotional, long process. Here’s how to avoid catching a bad case of home buyer's remorse. Make sure you can answer the important questions To avoid buyer’s remorse,…
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Making the Most of the Home Buyer-Real Estate Agent Relationship

In some ways, the home buyer - real estate agent relationship has shifted over time. For example, today’s home buyers live online. They can click, text or email with agents and seriously engage…
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How Do You Know When to Sell Your Home?

In many real estate markets, inventory is low, putting sellers in the driver’s seat again. But how do you know when to sell your home? We all know about buyer's remorse. And…
how to buy a flipped house

How to Buy a Flipped House

A newly renovated home typically pulls in top dollar, because the buyer assumes it's turnkey and ready to go. Everything seems so easy on those home-flipping shows on TV, but there can be some…