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6 Tips for Choosing the Best Offer for Your Home

You’ve worked hard to get your home ready for sale and to price it properly. With any luck, offers will come quickly. You’ll need to review each carefully to determine its strengths and drawbacks and pick one to accept. Here’s a plan for evaluating offers. 1. Understand the process. All offers are negotiable, as your.. read more →

5 Tips for Buying a Foreclosure

When lenders take over a home through foreclosure, they want to sell it as quickly as possible. Since lenders aren’t in the real estate business, they turn to real estate brokers for help marketing their properties. Buying a foreclosed home through the multiple listing service can be a bargain, but it can also be a.. read more →

Negotiate Your Best House Buy

Buying a home can be emotional, but negotiating the price shouldn’t be. The key to saving money when purchasing a home is sticking to a plan during the turbulence of high-stakes negotiations. A real estate agent who represents you can guide you and offer you advice, but you are the one who must make the.. read more →

Improve Your Money Buy & Sell 7 Tips for a Profitable Home Closing

When you’re ready to close on the sale of your home and move to your new home, you may be so close to the finish line that you coast, thinking there’s nothing left for you to do. Not so fast. It’s easy to waste a few dollars here and for mistakes to creep into your.. read more →

Keep Your Home Purchase on Track

A home purchase isn’t complete until you make it to the closing. Until then, the transaction can fall apart for many reasons. Here are five tips for avoiding mistakes that cause a home sale to crater. 1. Be truthful on your mortgage application. You may think fudging your income a little or omitting debts when.. read more →

Tough Rules but this New Program will Help Homeowners

If you’re having trouble making your mortgage payment, there are a billion reasons to check out the latest federal government mortgage assistance program. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Emergency Homeowners Loan Program, now running in 27 states and Puerto Rico, will dole out $1 billion in interest-free loans to about 30,000 homeowners.. read more →

5 Things You Need to Ask Yourself Before Turning Down a Low-Ball Offer

It’s the place you’ve lived for years — maybe even decades. The pencil marks measuring each kid’s height are still behind the pantry door, and the sapling you planted in the front yard is now a towering tree. You’ve invested a great deal in this house. So when the time comes to put it on.. read more →

Listing and Selling Your Green Home

You’ve upgraded your home with the latest green features and there’s an eco-friendly buyer out there looking for a green home. How can the two of you connect? Choose a green real estate agent Hire a real estate agent who knows as much about green homes as you do. About 5,000 REALTORS® nationwide have earned.. read more →

Educate Sellers How Home Staging Pays Off

By Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating This spring has been one of our busiest home staging seasons with many sellers enjoying the benefits of preparing their homes early and marketing to targeted buyers – boosting the value of their property and selling quickly. However, there are sellers who are hesitant and.. read more →

Who Represents You in a Real Estate Transaction?

Knowing which type of relationship you have with your agent, and his broker, will help you negotiate the best possible deal, whether you’re a buyer or a seller. When you hire a real estate agent, it’s important to understand whose side she’s on as you select a home to buy (or list your current home.. read more →

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