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

6 Places With Emerging Housing Bubbles

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6 Places With Emerging Housing Bubbles

6 Places With Emerging Housing Bubbles

A new report on the housing market indicates there’s little risk of the country experiencing another housing bubble, even as prices rise above the peaks in the 2005 to 2008 bubble leading up to the mortgage crisis. RealtyTrac, a housing-data analytics company, released Thursday an analysis of real-estate markets in 475 counties and identified only... Read More

The Most Popular Real Estate Agencies

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The Most Popular Real Estate Agencies

The Most Popular Real Estate Agencies

In a new survey of homebuyers and sellers, Century 21 received top marks for consumer satisfaction across all four categories studied, giving the brokerage the highest rank among the largest real estate companies in the U.S. The rankings come from the J.D. Power 2014 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study, released Wednesday, and measure customer satisfaction with... Read More

4 Costs New Homeowners Have to Plan For

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4 Costs New Homeowners Have to Plan For

4 Costs New Homeowners Have to Plan For

We all know that buying a home is a huge financial decision that requires adequate funds and thorough research. But there’s more to owning a home than just buying it. Beyond what you pay to own the home, be sure you take into account the additional costs that come with being a homeowner. Moving Moving may... Read More

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