Common Home-Buying Mistakes People Make at Every Age

Thursday, May 31st, 2018
Denise Rivers

No matter the age or life stage, everyone makes mistakes when it comes to home-buying.

Whether it’s picking the wrong location or buying more house than you can afford, the mistakes are often universal, says Ilyce Glink, author of “100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask.”

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5 Home Inspection Mistakes Buyers and Sellers Make

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
Denise Rivers

 A home inspection is an assessment of a home’s condition. Home inspectors not only identify problems with houses; they can give buyers information that will help them with the upkeep.

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According to a newly released study by ATTOM Data Solutions, selling your home in the month of May will net you an average of 5.9% above estimated market value for your home.

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Selling your Home Without an Agent Could Cost you BIG

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
Denise Rivers

Selling your home without a real estate agent may sound tempting, especially when the thought is to pocket the money from what would have been your agent's commission fees. However, the truth of the matter is not using an agent can often cause you to lose money--a lot of it. 

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6 Key Qualities to Look for in a Real Estate Agent

Thursday, March 15th, 2018
Denise Rivers

Finding a real agent to assist you with the process of buying or selling a home is a big decision that should not be taken lightly. Picking the right agent can save you lots of time, money, and unnecessary stress. On the other hand, picking the wrong agent can cost you BIG, and even have long-term consequences.

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By Robin Saks Frankel

With housing inventory far lower than demand and mortgage rates poised to rise, it’s going to be a competitive market for homebuyers this spring.

If you’re looking to buy a home this season, here’s how to prepare yourself to enter the fray. 

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What Can Sellers Do to Prepare for a Home Inspection?

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Brett Murray

Buddy Stark

Completing these quick and easy tasks before beginning the selling process will help reduce stress and save your clients valuable time during the home-selling process.

Clean the House

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This article explains the four most common valuation methods used for real property transactions and how and when they are used. It’s important to note that the methods below are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Lenders, servicers, investors, and other professionals use one or more of these valuation methods, depending on circumstances and the type of transaction. Often, one valuation method is used to confirm or quality-check the results of another.

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How Much Do You Know About Your Credit Score?

Thursday, February 1st, 2018
Brett Murray

By Barbara Pronin

While your credit score affects everything from your ability to buy a car or a home to how much interest you will pay on the loan, many people don’t know how these scores are calculated or what impacts them positively or negatively.

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5 Interior Design Details for Winter

Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Brett Murray

Are you interested in adding a little seasonal oomph to your space? Below are a handful of cozy—and inexpensive—winter updates.

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