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The front exterior of a brown two-story home with wide trim and a stone foundation.

You found dozens of homes listed online that you love. Now what?

04/07/2017 | Author: Editorial Staff

It can be hard to narrow down your choices when you’re buying a home. Here’s how to do it fast.

Categories: Buyers, Homeowners, Renters

A man in a suit sits at a table and holds out the palm of his hand. On top of his outstretching palm is drawn a white outline of a house.

No credit score? There’s a new automated home loan option for you

03/24/2017 | Author: Michael Schrantz

Freddie Mac has automated the assessment process for borrowers without credit scores if they meet certain criteria.

Categories: Buyers

How to judge the energy efficiency of a house

03/10/2017 | Author: Fran J. Donegan, guest expert

Clues to how much you'll spend on a property's utility bills.

Categories: Buyers

A smiling female real estate agent standing in a vacant room hands a key to a man.

An accepted contract is just the beginning

03/03/2017 | Author: Marty Kramer

Don't pop the cork on the champagne just yet ... some contracts to purchase a home never close.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers

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

A smiling family stands behind a For Sale sign that has a Sold rider attached to it. The family consists of a husband, wife, young son, and young daughter.

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

Man and woman looking at a two-story white home with a for sale sign in front of it

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