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Beware Selling “For Sale by Owner”

With the housing market on the rise and homes selling quickly, it might be the time to consider selling your house. But while many sellers are considering putting a “For Sale by Owner” sign on the front of their home, this sign may be more trouble than it is worth. Selling a for sale by

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Red Flags for Choosing a Real Estate Agent

Choosing a real estate agent may seem like an easy process. Real estate agents seem to be everywhere when you are thinking about selling a home. But how do you choose one that will be the best for your real estate transaction? Let’s take a look at some red flags you should watch for when

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What to Expect When Listing Your House

Many people do not know what to expect when listing their houses for sale. If you have never sold a home before or just want a reminder of what to expect. Let’s take a look at what you can expect when listing your house.

4 Reasons You Should Buy a House This Fall

For the first time in recent history, October has officially surpassed June as the most popular month for marriages. As these couples settle into their marriages, many of them are also settling into their new homes. Many of these couples bought their home in the spring and summer to anticipation to starting their new lives.

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3 Ways to Get Financial Assistance When Buying Your First Home

Navigating a home sale can be tough, especially when you do not have a whole lot of money at disposal. But when buying your first home, there are actually a lot of assistant programs that can help you get in the house. So what kind of financial assistant programs are there for buying your first

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Reducing Your Closing Costs

When buying a home, many people think about gathering funds for their down payment and deposit, but how many people think about the other expenses like closing costs. Closing costs are typically about three to six percent of the purchase price and are made up of taxes and sometimes transfer fees as well as other

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What is a Home Warranty Plan?

After months of work preparing to move into your new home, you have finally moved in and everything seemed to be going well until the central air conditioner stops working in the middle of the heat wave. Is it just terrible luck or is it Murphy’s Law in action? Either way, you now have to

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What to Do if Your Offer is Rejected

You have looked at plenty of houses and finally found your dream home for the perfect price. But when you submit an offer, you find out from your Simply Referable real estate agent that your offer has been rejected in favor of another offer. So, what do you do now? Is it back to the

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How is Buying a Foreclosed Home Different

Almost everywhere you look, there are foreclosed homes. Although there aren’t as many as there were during the recession of 2008, there are still many of these properties available for purchase. But how do you buy a foreclosed home? Is it a special process or can you simply put in a bid and get the

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Negotiating a Purchase Price

Buying a home is terrifying. Anyone who has been through it knows that the worst part is making that initial offer. Waiting to hear back if you have offered under the purchase price is enough to tie your stomach in knots. So how do you negotiate a purchase price? By following these tips and the

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