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2 scams to avoid when buying a home

12/19/2014 | Author: Ward Lowe

Some unnecessary services people will try to convince you to pay for after you close on your house.

Categories: Buyers

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You’d love to own that house, but how much should you offer for it?

09/12/2014 | Author: Jaime Lee

Consult a real estate expert when you’re ready to purchase.

Categories: Buyers, Renters

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Why won’t the seller lower his price since I don’t have a buyer’s agent?

08/26/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

A seller and buyer disagree about how the lack of a buyer's agent should affect the home's selling price.

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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4 costs homebuyers should consider from the start

08/15/2014 | Author: Jaime Lee

There's more to buying a home than just the purchase price.

Categories: Buyers, Renters

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Can I just cross out parts of the contract that I don’t like?

08/12/2014 | Author: Legal Staff

Consider the legal issues before taking a pen to a contract.

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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How hard could it be?

08/08/2014 | Author: Marty Kramer

Why you might need an "uncomplicator" for your real estate transaction.

Categories: Buyers, Sellers, Landlords

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When buyers need to withhold tax on the seller’s behalf

07/29/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

The circumstances under which the Foreign Investment in Real Property Act applies to real estate transactions

Categories: Buyers

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5 things first-time homebuyers don’t know they should do

07/18/2014 | Author: Jaime Lee

Don’t wait until after you’ve submitted an offer to consider these questions.

Categories: Buyers, Renters

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Why didn’t the seller send me a counteroffer?

07/15/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Doesn't a seller have to either counter or reject an offer?

Categories: Legal, Buyers, Sellers

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How do I count contract days?

07/01/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Counting contract days is easier than you think.

Categories: Legal, Buyers