List vs. Sale Price

Five Criteria For Pricing a Home

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When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing decision often relies on comparisons to several recent sales in the area. Here are five criteria to look for in a sales […]

Best Home Improvements

Must-have Tools for Homeowners

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When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you don’t need an arsenal of tools to handle most home maintenance fixes. These five tools will cover most of your basic […]

Finding a Real Estate Agent

Negotiating Tactics That Kill A Sale

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Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers should avoid:   Lowball Offers: Going far below market value when you make […]

Sell vs. Rent

Selling Versus Renting Your Home

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Are you a homeowner debating whether to sell or rent your home? There are a number of pros and cons for each option. Renting out your home may be more profitable in the long run, allowing you to build wealth through cash flow and equity. On the other hand, selling your home frees you from […]

Home Equity & ROI

What Is Home Equity?

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Home equity is the difference between a home’s market value and the amount that the homeowner still owes. Building home equity can be a wise long-term strategy for growing wealth. Equity increases when there is an increase in the home’s market value or when a homeowner pays down the principal of the home loan. Consistently […]