11 Things To Do Before You Call A Real Estate Agent

11 Things To Do Before You Call A Real Estate Agent

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Buying a house is something most of us do only a handful of times in our lives -- if we're lucky! So it's not surprising that so many buyers use a real estate agent to help them through the process; agents understand negotiation and home transactions, and they've...

9 Fixture and Upgrade Tips for New-Construction Homes

9 Fixture and Upgrade Tips for New-Construction Homes

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Building a new home is a perfect opportunity to customize your space according to your own needs and wants -- and it can also feel completely overwhelming. Many homes built from the ground up will require the new owner to make more than one thousand decisions about...

30 tips for how to be a good landlord

30 tips for how to be a good landlord

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Whether you're renting out a single property or you have a rental empire, being a good landlord will get you a higher caliber of tenant. But maybe it's been a long time since you rented yourself, or perhaps you just don't really know what tenants want and need in this...

19 Factors That Could Keep Your House From Selling

19 Factors That Could Keep Your House From Selling

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Selling your house can be an intensely emotional experience in any market, but it's particularly nerve-wracking when it seems like other homes are going under contract in a matter of days while your listing lingers. In that situation, sellers can't help but wonder if...

17 Steps To Buying A Home

17 Steps To Buying A Home

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Buying a home is one of those milestone life events that many of us have been dreaming about for ages -- but there's a reason why not everybody tries it as soon as they could. It's time-consuming, it can be messy, and it involves a lot of things that feel uncomfortable...

11 Tips For Buying A New Home

11 Tips For Buying A New Home

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Buying a house -- whether it's your first or fifth -- can be a bumpy process. Between the financing, the availability (or scarcity) of homes on the market in your price range that meet your needs, the offer process, the appraisal and the inspection, there's a lot that...

14 Tips For First-Time Homebuyers

14 Tips For First-Time Homebuyers

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Buying your first home is a huge part of the American Dream -- and is also a daunting and potentially overwhelming process that's ripe for second-guessing everything you know. How do you know you're ready? How can you prepare yourself financially? What do you even want...

When Should You Stop Renting?

When Should You Stop Renting?

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When is it time to stop renting a home and seriously consider buying your own place? That's a personal question and a very personal decision -- it really depends on your lifestyle, your finances, your employment plans, and many other factors that could make buying a...

16 People You Need In Your Homeowner Network

16 People You Need In Your Homeowner Network

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So you're finally a homeowner -- congratulations! This is an important step in anyone's life, and it's absolutely normal to feel somewhat (or wildly) unprepared for the realities of owning a place of your own. What if there's an emergency, or what if something breaks?...

How To Throw A Great Block Party

How To Throw A Great Block Party

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Moving into a new neighborhood isn't always a walk in the park, especially if you don't know anybody there. But how do you get to know your neighbors in a new environment, one that's unfamiliar to you?