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A red keychain in the shape of a house is attached to a single silver key and sitting on a wooden floor.

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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4 signs the home you’re considering might need a foundation evaluation

12/02/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Use these warning signs to check if a home might warrant further inspection for foundation damage.

Categories: Buyers

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You sure you want the internet to solve your real estate problems?

10/14/2016 | Author: Marty Kramer

You can post your real estate questions to online message boards ... is that a good idea?

Categories: Buyers, Sellers

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How smart home features can make you safer

10/07/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Beyond opening doors or changing temperatures, smart home devices can make you feel more secure.

Categories: Buyers

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What’s the point of mortgage points?

09/30/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

The questions to ask when considering prepaid mortgage interest.

Categories: Buyers

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Becoming a homeowner? Test your knowledge of common home features

09/23/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

This interactive quiz can help prepare you for homeownership.

Categories: Buyers, Homeowners, Renters