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How to Neutralize Your Home for Sale

If you've lived in your home for several years, you've probably added a lot of personal touches to it, either through decorating or improvements. But too much 'personality' can turn off some…
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Selling Your Home in the Fall

Is selling your home in the fall a bad idea? For decades, many believed spring was the only time to sell. Once summer kicked in or school started, families were more settled and less…
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Dealing With an Unmotivated Home Seller

You’ve found your dream home, visited it a few times, and reviewed the reports and disclosures. You’ve made an offer—only to discover that the sellers aren’t willing to negotiate. They’re firm on…
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Are Your Neighbors Sabotaging Your Home Sale?

Are the neighbors sabotaging your home sale? It can happen. Imagine that you’ve spent time and money improving your home’s curb appeal, and it looks great. But when you step across the…

4 Tips for Millennial and Gen X Home Buyers

Millennials and Generation X-ers don’t necessarily want to be tied down by roots, as previous generations of homeowners did. They want the flexibility to travel or to take a new job, whether…

Does an Outdoor Living Space Add Value to Your Home?

Does your outdoor living space add value when it’s time to sell your home? In many cases, yes. Here’s a look at the factors that can determine the value of your outdoor…

Condos vs. Houses: 5 Things Millennials and Boomers Should Know

The condos vs. houses debate is often strongest among Millennials and Baby Boomers. For Millennials just starting out, saving up for a down payment and getting qualified for a loan can be…
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Buying a Flipped House: 3 Tips

A flipper, in real estate, is someone who buys a property, renovates it, then puts it right back on the market in hopes of making a profit. Some buyers assume that a…

Why Do Real Estate Deals Fall Apart?

Why do real estate deals fall apart? Often, it’s a result of appraisal issues, inspection problems, or a buyer’s last-minute remorse. Here’s what you need to know—and how you can avoid last-minute…

Should You Write a Letter to a Home Seller?

Should you write a letter to a home seller to try and get a leg up on the competition? The answer is, “It depends.” Writing a letter to accompany a weak offer…