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Next Generation Real Estate: Five Things You Should Know

Times have changed dramatically since the 1980s real estate boom. In fact, some of the Reagan-era strategies for buying and selling, if implemented today, would cause financial harm or result in missed…

The Best Times to Buy or Sell a Home

A common question from a buyer or seller is: what are the best times to buy or sell a home? Here are some guidelines to consider. Spring and fall are better for…

Is ‘For Sale by Owner’ Right for You?

With so much information about homes online, many people wonder if they need a real estate agent at all. They want to save the 6 percent commission. And selling it themselves seems…

How to Get Multiple Offers on Your Home

You’ve probably heard that bidding wars are back. But even if sales are picking up in your market, it doesn’t mean you’ll automatically have multiple people interested in buying your home. You…

Are Open Houses Still Necessary in Real Estate?

In this digital era, are open houses still necessary in real estate? Listing agents often argue that they've become a waste of time because most people who attend are just ‘looky-loos.’ The…

Why Do Short Sales Still Take So Long?

The term “short sale” can be misleading. The truth is, many real estate agents call them “long-and-drawn-out sales” because they can seemingly take forever to close. So why do short sales still…

How to Buy Real Estate in 2014 (and Later)

Last year, you probably saw lots of up-and-down news reports and trend stories about the housing market. All this information can make it hard to know how to buy real estate, or…

5 Ways to Work Around the Housing Inventory Shortage

Buyers are back in the game again, after years of sitting on the sidelines. The problem is, they’re facing a huge housing inventory shortage in many markets. So they make three of…

6 Tips for Competing Against Cash Buyers in Real Estate

Cash buyers in real estate have a reputation for snatching up homes out from under credit buyers. But if you’ll be financing your home purchase mostly with credit, you aren’t necessarily out…

Buying a Home in a Good School District — What You Need to Know

Even if you don't have or never plan to have school-age children, the quality of nearby schools can have an impact on how much you pay, and how much you sell a…