Real Estate Tips & Advice


You Just Signed a Real Estate Contract. Now What?

After months of open house tours, private appointments with your agent and looking at listings online, you’ve found the home of your dreams. You’ve written an offer and maybe even gone through…

Five Tips for Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

Is it possible to buy a home and sell your home at the same time anymore? And what should you tackle first? Should you get an offer on your home before you…

How Outdoor Space Can Help Sell Your Home

Humorist Fran Lebowitz once wrote, "The outdoors is what you have to go through to get from the apartment into the taxi." But she’s an exception. When considering a new property, nearly…

3 Things You Should Know About Preliminary Title Reports

After the buyer and seller have reached agreement, but before the close of escrow, the preliminary title report needs review. It’s not going to be one of the most riveting documents you’ll…

What You Should Know About Easements and Rights-of-Way

In certain types of real estate transactions, it’s not not until the middle of the deal that home buyers realize the land they’re purchasing with their home is not 100 percent theirs.…

5 Things Homebuyers and Sellers Should Know About Credits

After months of searching for the perfect home, writing multiple offers, and dealing with sellers who won’t budge on price, you’ve finally got a contract on the perfect home. It took you and the…

3 Ways to Use the Internet to Research a Property

Most home searches start online these days. Sorting through listings, photos, floor plans and descriptions are a great way to feel out the market and engage yourself as you think about making…
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How to Break Up With Your Real Estate Agent

The road to buying or selling a home is often a long one. Along the way, you may discover that your relationship with your real estate agent just isn’t working anymore. Maybe the agent…

Top 3 Quick Kitchen & Bath Fixes for Listing a Home

Many people say it’s the kitchen and bathrooms that really sell a home. Buyers prefer that both are clean and in move-in condition. They want to unpack their dishes and glassware as…
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5 Tips For Dealing With a Seller Who is “Just Not That Into You”

As Valentine’s Day approaches, most people go shopping for flowers, chocolates, gifts, or someone new to share their life with. In the real estate world, buyers are out shopping for that perfect…