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Top 5 First-Time Home Seller Tips

Selling a home comes with lots of challenges, whether you've been in the house for four years or four decades. Here are my top 5 first-time home seller tips to keep in…

Add on to Your House or Buy New?

You love your home, its location, even your neighbors. But it's no longer big enough. What's next? Is it better to add on to your house or buy new? Here are some…
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How to Avoid Home Buyer Nightmares

There's plenty to scare you at Halloween time. And buying a home is one of the scariest things you'll ever do, at least financially. Here's how to avoid some typical home buyer…
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Buying a Home in Fall

Real estate markets often slow down a bit in autumn, after the busy spring and summer seasons. Here's why buying a home in fall is often a good idea. Leftover Inventory = Deals…
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What to Do if Your Home Is Not Selling

In a strong market, a home priced right that shows well often sells within six weeks. If it doesn’t, many sellers become frustrated and anxious, especially if their agent suggests a price reduction. Here's what…
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How to Sell Your Home in the Fall

If you need to sell your home, fall is a great time to list it, despite conventional wisdom. With less competition for buyers than in the spring, selling now may even turn…
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Home Damaged During Escrow? Here’s What to Do

Home damaged during escrow due to fire, flood or other event? Here's what you need to do. 1. Review the contract Most contracts include a process for dealing with damage if it happens. Typically,…
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How to Buy a Home You Can Afford

Buying a home takes a lot of time, not to mention money. Before diving in, you should fully understand the process. Here's how to buy a home you can afford in three basic steps.…
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Planning to Sell Your Home? It’s Never Too Early to Strategize

Selling a home is a big financial and emotional transaction, one of the biggest you'll ever experience. So it's vital to plan your sale as much as you can in advance. Here are…
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How to Make an Offer on Your First Home

After months, maybe even years, of searching, you've found your dream home. But you've never bought property before, so it's a scary and exciting time. Here's how to make an offer on…