How Quickly Will My House Sell?

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How Quickly Will My House Sell?

How Quickly Will My House Sell?

Homes are, on average, consistently selling at a faster pace than they were 3 years ago, according to new data from real estate company RE/MAX. The RE/MAX National Housing Report looked at 53 metropolitan areas in June, and found the national average number of days on market for residential properties was 54, down 4 days from May 2016 and... Read More

7 Reasons Why You Still Can’t Sell Your House

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7 Reasons Why You Still Can’t Sell Your House

7 Reasons Why You Still Can’t Sell Your House

You made the investment and bought a house, but now it’s time to sell it. Whether you’re looking for a different atmosphere, moving for work, or accounting for any number of factors, selling your home can be one of the most complex deals you make. You might be facing steep competition from other homes for... Read More

The Trick That Can Help You Sell Your Home Faster

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The Trick That Can Help You Sell Your Home Faster

The Trick That Can Help You Sell Your Home Faster

In some areas of the country, it’s a sellers’ market, but if you’re not so lucky and you need a competitive edge, you might consider offering buyer incentives, which can work in a couple of different ways depending on the homebuyer’s financing. We tapped a couple of experts to explain how this might look in practice,... Read More

There Are Already Realtors Offering to Sell Your Home if Trump Becomes President

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There Are Already Realtors Offering to Sell Your Home if Trump Becomes President

There Are Already Realtors Offering to Sell Your Home if Trump Becomes President

Disgruntled Americans of all political leanings have said it: “I’m moving to Canada.” The Great White North particularly appeals to those left-of-center, as many liberal Americans are practically drooling with envy over the new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, in addition to some public policies they would like to see emulated in the U.S. Let’s set aside,... Read More

Where Did the Term ‘Real Estate’ Come From?

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Where Did the Term ‘Real Estate’ Come From?

Where Did the Term ‘Real Estate’ Come From?

There are plenty of words we use everyday. But have you ever thought of their origins? Take real estate, for example. With its storied past, the term defines genuine land property, the soil beneath it and any structures built on it. Here’s a quick look at how that came to be. Defined by Merriam-Webster as property consisting of buildings and... Read More

Why Do I Have to Pay My Real Estate Agent 6%?!

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Why Do I Have to Pay My Real Estate Agent 6%?!

Why Do I Have to Pay My Real Estate Agent 6%?!

Selling a house can be expensive. Not only are you probably going to have to lay out some cash to spruce it up so you can get top dollar, you also have to plan on paying a real estate commission, which usually runs 6% of the sales price. On a $300,000 home that’s $18,000 —... Read More

Should You Buy a Townhome?

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Should You Buy a Townhome?

Should You Buy a Townhome?

Single-family home? Apartment rental? Co-op? Condo? When you are considering which type of home is best for you, it is easy to get overwhelmed. New homeowners may find that townhomes offer a middle ground between expensive single-family homes and less-private condominium units. Before you make the decision to buy a townhouse, check out the advantages... Read More

3 Reasons It’s Not a Seller’s Housing Market

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3 Reasons It’s Not a Seller’s Housing Market

3 Reasons It’s Not a Seller’s Housing Market

If you’re considering purchasing a home, but worried that rising home prices mean you’ll pay too much for a house, think again. Just because home prices have risen doesn’t mean it’s a seller’s market out there. Here’s why. 1. Home Prices Aren’t Necessarily Inflated Home prices have gone up, but have they done so unreasonably?... Read More

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