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The Ultimate Home Appraisal Checklist
Home Selling
Before you can apply for a mortgage on a home (or refinance the mortgage you already have on the home you currently own!) there is something very important that you need to do first: you need to have your home appraised. The Ultimate Home Appraisal Checklist This home appraisal checklist covers eve...
10 months ago
Leisl Bailey
How to Conquer the Stress of Buying and Selling a House (Complete Guide)
Home Selling
How stressful is buying and selling a house at the same time? It depends. While there is certainly a lot to juggle while you are wearing both the home seller and homebuyer hats at the same time, if you know what to expect (and have a good support system around you!), the stress of the property tran...
10 months ago
Leisl Bailey
How to Save Big When Selling a House in Probate
Home Selling
Google “Selling a house in probate” and you’re likely to get lots of articles with a lot of legal mumbo-jumbo. That’s great if you’re fluent in legalese, but we at Clever prefer to take the simpler approach. If you’d like to know more about saving when selling a house in probate without...
11 months ago
Andrew S
How to Find and Buy Probate Properties
Investing
You may have heard that some of the best deals in real estate happen when you buy a probate property. While the truthfulness of that statement remains to be seen, probate properties aren’t something you can just search for the way you would a regular listing. How do you find and buy probate prope...
11 months ago
Andrew S
The Most Common Probate Questions in Real Estate
Home Selling
Probate is the legal process of distributing your assets after your death. Fairly cut and dry, right? …Yeah, not so much. Although the process itself is relatively straightforward to execute, many questions arise when discussing probates. And we’re here to tackle some of the most common probate...
11 months ago
Andrew S
How Does a Court Confirmed Probate Sale Work in Real Estate?
Investing
Many potential homebuyers and investors are on the prowl for killer deals. You know the ones where you make money when you purchase the house? Those mouthwatering deals usually come at a cost, though, which is why when you see one labeled “Short Sale” or “Probate Sale” your real estate agen...
11 months ago
Andrew S
7 Essential Tips to Downsize to a Smaller Home
Home Selling
Downsizing is like any other move, except you have to get rid of a lot more things. If finding a new place, selling your old one, and purging many of your items has got your head spinning, fear not! Here are seven great tips for downsizing to a smaller home (without the stress!). Measure! Before go...
11 months ago
Leisl Bailey
A Complete Guide to Helping Your Aging Parents Downsize
Home Selling
There comes a time in each of our lives when the house and yard and daily activities that we used to manage so easily become cumbersome and overwhelming. Downsizing can be heartbreaking, especially when we have so many memories completing these daily tasks in the home with the ones we love. The ver...
11 months ago
Ben Mizes
How to Successfully Downsize Your Home
Buying a Home
Ready to downsize your home? If you’re like most Americans, that means getting rid of a lot of stuff. We tend to keep items that we will use “one day,” like extra chairs, gift wrapping, clothes that no longer fit, or gifts you simply feel bad tossing. Although it seems like a daunting task, i...
12 months ago
Ben Mizes
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Downsizing Your Home
Home Selling
On the fence about downsizing? It’s easy to see why. There are so many advantages to both, yet there can only be one answer. While we won’t pretend to know what home is best for you and your lifestyle, here are the advantages and disadvantages to consider when downsizing to a smaller home. Adva...
12 months ago
Ben Mizes

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