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Be a better informed consumer

02/24/2017 | Author: Editorial Staff

Housing and real estate date straight from the source can help you make better decisions.

Categories: Research

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Little things that make a big impression on buyers

02/17/2017 | Author: Ward Lowe

3 easy ways to make your home more appealing.

Categories: Sellers

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3 tips to help your kids cope with a move

02/10/2017 | Author: Summer Mandell

Moving can be difficult for families with children. Try these tips to make it smoother.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Homeowners, Renters

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Why you might want a house that others don’t

02/03/2017 | Author: Marty Kramer

What some homebuyers see as undesirable may be exactly why the property is perfect for you.

Categories: Business tips, Buyers

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As a buyer, time is of the essence

01/27/2017 | Author: Michael Schrantz

Set yourself up for success by having all aspects of the buying process covered as far in advance as possible.

Categories: Buyers

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The most important negotiating tip

01/20/2017 | Author: Ward Lowe

How not caring what happens may help your chances of landing a deal.

Categories: Buyers, Homeowners

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Why you should consider selling a home you haven’t even bought

01/13/2017 | Author: Editorial Staff

Make resale value part of the discussion when purchasing real estate.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers

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Why not manage your own rental house? Three reasons

01/06/2017 | Author: Marty Kramer

Here are some things to think about if you're considering managing your own rental property.

Categories: Property Management, Landlords

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Home-staging tips for a show-worthy home

12/16/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Home-stager and lifestyle expert Tori Toth shares her secrets.

Categories: Sellers

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What to update before selling your house

12/09/2016 | Author: Marty Kramer

How do you decide what to upgrade or fix before putting your home on the market?

Categories: Sellers