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How To Sell a Home Without a Realtor (In-Depth Guide)
Home Selling
  Your home is your biggest asset. When looking to sell it’s common to ask the question, “can I do this on my own?” The commission savings make the prospect seem like a no-brainer. Traditionally, home sellers are responsible for both the listing agent (seller’s agent) and buyer’s age...
2 weeks ago
Andrew S
Real Estate Taxes 101- How to Calculate Property Tax
Saving Money
Are you wondering how to calculate property tax? Property tax calculations is a sore spot for homeowners, as they are often very confusing. But they don’t have to be. Real Estate Taxes 101: How to Calculate Property Tax Here is everything you need to know about property taxes, including how to ca...
2 weeks ago
Leisl Bailey
Can the Seller Back Out of Contract Before Closing?
Home Selling
It’s happening more often nowadays. Seller’s with dollar signs in their eyes list their home, eager to make a bunch of money and purchase their dream home. They get a fantastic offer and then realize they don’t actually want to sell and slam on the brakes. Full of panic and horror, they try t...
2 weeks ago
Leisl Bailey
Should I Lock Down My Mortgage Rate in 2018?
Buying a Home
If you’re asking yourself, “Should I lock down my mortgage rate?” you are in the right place. Choosing to lock down your mortgage rate is a risky financial decision, but one that can sometimes really pay off. Should I LockDown My Mortgage Rate in 2018? Here’s what you need to be aware of be...
2 weeks ago
Leisl Bailey
The Best Real Estate Investing Podcasts in 2018
Investing
We’ve compiled a list of the top real estate investing podcasts in 2018. If you’ve got real estate investing questions, these podcasts undoubtedly have the answers. Whether you’re new to real estate investing, on the fringe of buying your first property, or looking to up your game...
2 weeks ago
Andrew S
How Long Does It Take to Get a Home Loan?
Buying a Home
How long does it take to get a home loan? Longer than you might think. The average potential homeowner doesn’t have the full purchase price of her dream home just sitting patiently in the bank, waiting to be hand-delivered to the seller. Most people need to secure additional financial support in ...
3 weeks ago
Leisl Bailey
How-To Guide for Reviewing a Sellers Disclosure Form
Buying a Home
Negotiations. Inspections. Appraisals. More negotiations. Paperwork. Buying a home is a whirlwind and it’s easy to let a few things slide– like that pre-sale inspection you really don’t think you need. One thing you definitely should not let slide, however, is looking at the sellers discl...
3 weeks ago
Leisl Bailey
What’s the Difference between a Dual Real Estate Agency vs. a Designated Real Estate Agency?
Home Selling
  The transfer of real estate can be a confusing process, especially if you are a first-time homebuyer, or trying to sell your home after living in for many years. There almost seems to be a whole new language used when discussing real estate. Because of this, it is in the best interest of tho...
3 weeks ago
Leisl Bailey
The Cheapest States to Buy a House in 2018
Buying a Home
Are you looking to relocate to a less expensive housing market? In some parts of the country, real estate prices are soaring, leaving many potential homebuyers feeling completely priced out of the areas they once called home. Luckily, this isn’t the case nationwide. There are still many areas whe...
3 weeks ago
Leisl Bailey
How Does “We Buy Houses for Cash” Work (and Why To Avoid It!)
Home Selling
  Watch out! If you have ever wondered how “We Buy Houses for Cash” works and whether to use it, you may want to back away slowly. Millions of Americans have seen the billboards and online ads promoting quick closings and instant cash. Maybe you’ve even received a flyer in the mail promi...
6 days ago
Leisl Bailey

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