15 Must-Do’s Before Downsizing

15 Must-Do’s Before Downsizing

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Between the tiny-house craze and bestselling books about minimizing your life, we've probably all thought about downsizing at one point or another. But is it really the right move for you at this moment in time? Before you decide to move forward with downsizing, it's...

Informed Buyer: 13 Market Considerations to Assess Before Buying

Informed Buyer: 13 Market Considerations to Assess Before Buying

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When you're thinking about buying a house, it's normal to question whether it's really the best time to jump into the market -- or whether you should wait a few months or even years to get the best deal. But a house isn't like any other investment; you can't live...

Informed Seller: 11 Market Considerations To Assess Before Selling

Informed Seller: 11 Market Considerations To Assess Before Selling

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"Is this a good time to sell my house?" That's one question that real estate agents are used to fielding, but as a homeowner, the answer might not be quite so obvious. Whether or not you should sell your house now or wait a few months (or years) depends on a number of...

Relocating: 19 Things To Research Before You Buy

Relocating: 19 Things To Research Before You Buy

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Relocating to a new city is an exciting experience -- you can seize the opportunity to live in a new way if you're bored with the status quo, and maybe find a place to live that caters to new habits you want to form, or that's a better fit for a growing household.

Top 15 Reasons For Sale By Owners Listings Fail

Top 15 Reasons For Sale By Owners Listings Fail

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In a seller's market, it's easy for a lot of sellers to reach the conclusion that they don't actually need a real estate agent to offload their homes. After all, there are buyers everywhere, and home prices are skyrocketing; how hard can it really be to just do it...

How To Choose The Right Suburban Neighborhood

How To Choose The Right Suburban Neighborhood

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Buying a home anywhere feels like a huge step, but getting settled in the suburbs can seem especially momentous for any household. After all, traditionally, suburbs were for establishing a place in the community and raising a family, where you can put down roots and...

How To Choose The Right Urban Neighborhood

How To Choose The Right Urban Neighborhood

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Buying a home without researching (and loving) the neighborhood is a bit like getting married after the first or second date -- a serious gamble that pays off at best, and the prelude to a horrible, costly mistake at worst. When the time comes to sink your hard-earned...

Dealing with Financing

Dealing with Financing

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As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing with the dollar signs so that you can take down that “for sale”...

Preparing to Sell

Preparing to Sell

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Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.Repair. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and...

Relocating to the Big City

Relocating to the Big City

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Moving from a small town or suburb to a large city can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible.Research before you move. It’s important to understand the culture you’re joining. Do research online and find...