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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...
7 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...
7 months ago
Leisl Bailey
What Do I Need to Buy a House in 2018?
Buying a Home
Updated 9/19/2018 “What do I need to buy a house?” is a great question to ask yourself at the beginning of the property transfer process. Once you decide that you need to move, be it for a new job opportunity, to be closer to your children, or maybe even to make room for an expanding family, th...
7 months ago
Leisl Bailey
How to Find Out How Much a House Sold For
Home Selling
Are you interested in how to find out how much a house sold for? Maybe you’ve got your eye on a particular neighborhood and are curious about the going rate. Or maybe there is a mansion on Main Street that you could never afford – but you still wonder about the final cost of something like it, ...
7 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...
7 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...
7 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...
7 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...
7 months ago
Andrew S
The Top 5 Traits of a Good Real Estate Agent
Home Selling
  Picking the perfect real estate agent can be stressful, especially if you don’t know the traits of a good real estate agent. No worries – that’s what we’re here for. The Top 5 Traits of a Good Real Estate Agent This guide will walk you through the traits of a good real estate agent, ...
7 months ago
Leisl Bailey
Can You Sell Your House for Less Than You Owe?
Home Selling
Can you sell your house for less than you owe on it? Should you even do this? It depends. The housing market can be a very finicky thing. Housing prices are constantly fluctuating. As someone interested in a real estate transaction, you’ll always hear things like “It’s a seller’s market!”...
8 months ago
Leisl Bailey

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