Buying a Foreclosure? Watch Out for These 5 Landmines

These are trying times for many homeowners. Walk away from a mortgage? Something that was unthinkable and morally offensive 10 years ago is now an option many people are choosing. Home foreclosed?…
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The Anatomy of a Real Estate Purchase

The steps, process and details of buying real estate can be intimidating and overwhelming to the first-time (and even the veteran) buyer. If you’ve never done this before, you likely have no…

5 Tips for the Final Walk-Through

You’ve found the home you love, made the offer, and the seller has accepted. You’ve gotten your inspections done, your loan is being finalized and an escrow closing date has been set.…

Can’t Sell Your Home? Bury a Saint

Don’t look now, but St. Joseph might be buried in your backyard. Not the saint, of course, but a statue of him. Through the years, St. Joseph has become the patron saint…

About to Buy a New Home? Don’t Show It to These People

A listing agent may have shown a prospective buyer a specific house two or three times. Now the buyer wants another showing, which is surely a good sign that she’s ready to…

10 Things That Make a Home a Good Home

Buyers spend a lot of time looking at properties online, touring homes on the Sunday open house circuit, and talking to their real estate agent. They’re laser-focused on finding the best home…

5 Things Not Necessarily Included in Your Home Purchase

The buyer of a historic Victorian home in upstate New York fell in love with the gigantic antique mirror in the foyer. The mirror looked as if it were made for the…
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5 Types of People Who Attend Open Houses

In real estate showings, the Sunday open house is the gold standard. As the name implies, a property is open to just about anyone who learns of the showing in an online…

The Ins and Outs of Showing Property

It’s 2 pm on a Wednesday. A listing agent receives a call from a buyer’s agent. The buyer’s agent wants to show one of the listing agent’s properties to a “very motivated”…

Don’t Buy The Best House on the Block

As the real estate marketstarts to heat up again in some markets, we sometimes forget what’s happened in the past. We get caught up in the home search and the desire to…