Buying Real Estate

Things to Know About Home Inspections

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While a home inspection report is vital before purchasing an older home, experts agree that even newer homes should be checked. Not only will the report help you learn about repairs that should be made immediately, it’s a handy reference guide to keep on-hand throughout the time you live in the home. Because there are […]

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 […]

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 […]