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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…
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Tips for Selling a Home Remotely

Sometimes, you have to move quickly and sell your home later, often from a distance. It's challenging enough to sell a home. And being far away makes it even more challenging to prep the…
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5 Open House Tips for Buyers

Open houses have been around for decades and will be ingrained in the buying and selling of homes for years to come. But as a buyer, are you getting the most from your home tours? Here…
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Should You Buy a Foreclosed Home?

Not long ago, you could spot a bank-foreclosed home a mile away. They were often abandoned, stripped of all appliances and fixtures, with neglected landscaping. Today, banks often renovate their Real Estate Owned (REO) properties before…
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Are You Ready to Sell Your Home?

The real estate market is strong in many areas, so it might be tempting to put your home up for sale. But are you really ready to sell your home? Here are some…
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What You Should Know About Real Estate Comps

Real estate comps is a term that refers to homes located in the same area and that are similar in size, condition and features as the home you're trying to buy or sell. Buyers look…

How to avoid delays in a real estate transaction

Delays in a home closing can often involve a financial penalty or additional negotiations, causing tempers to flare. Here are four items that should go at the top of your home closing…