Real Estate Tips & Advice


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How to Evaluate Multiple Offers on a House

A seller's dream is to receive multiple offers. But when you get them, it's not necessarily easy to know which one to accept or how to move forward. Here's how to evaluate…
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How to Sell Your Home Fast

Most sellers want two things: a quick sale and top dollar. But sometimes, a quick sale doesn't equate to getting the highest price. Here are tips on how to sell your home fast—and…
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Tips for Holding an Open House

Hosting an open house means inviting complete strangers to look all around your home, opening closets and making judgments—sometimes out loud. It can be a trying, uncomfortable process, but it's necessary to…
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Tips for Home Buyers and Sellers in a Buyers’ Market

When there are a lot of homes for sale in a particular market, buyers and sellers must both adapt their strategies. Here are tips for home buyers and sellers in a buyer's market.…
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How to Write a Real Estate Listing With Impact

Your home's online listing copy, along with photos, will form the buyer’s first impression. When writing the listing, try to imagine yourself in their shoes. Here's how to write a real estate listing that will…

What to Ask a Real Estate Agent When Buying

The home-buying process can take a lot of unexpected twists and turns, so having a good agent to guide is key. Before you shake hands on a deal, here's what to ask a…
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Distressed Real Estate for Sale: What You Need to Know

Even though the economy has improved, buyers are still likely to encounter foreclosures, short sales and Real Estate Owned sales (REOs) in the market. Here's what you need to know about distressed real estate…

Why Home Buyers Need a Realtor

A generation ago, home buyers needed a real estate agent to get listing information and access to historical data about properties. This need caused many buyers to engage with a real estate…
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Real Estate Disclosure Tips

Many realtors and sellers view disclosures as a thorn in their side. Why badmouth the property they're trying to sell? Why not say as little as possible and see if the buyer discovers issues on…
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Homeownership Tax Benefits

Owning a home has many advantages—especially at tax time. Here's a quick guide to homeownership tax benefits. Mortgage interest is deductible Unless you pay cash for your home, you'll need a mortgage. Your monthly mortgage…