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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

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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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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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5 home security lessons learned from the big screen

11/04/2016 | Author: Anne-Marie Pritchett, guest expert

Criminals depicted in movies and TV shows can teach us about ways to improve home security.

Categories: Homeowners

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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

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What to know about buying new windows

09/02/2016 | Author: Fran J. Donegan, guest expert

Get advice for choosing new windows.

Categories: Buyers, Homeowners

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5 ways to tell if the house you’re touring will need new windows

08/26/2016 | Author: Fran J. Donegan, guest expert

Tips for prospective homebuyers on window wear and tear.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Homeowners

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Can you trust online price estimates for your home?

07/29/2016 | Author: Summer Mandell

Get the scoop on websites that claim to give you an estimate of what your property is worth.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Landlords, Homeowners, Renters

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4 reasons to contact a Texas REALTOR

07/01/2016 | Author: Summer Mandell

See how they can help you.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Homeowners, Renters

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3 ways sellers can make a good impression during a showing

05/27/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Try these tips to make your home more memorable.

Categories: Sellers, Homeowners