How to Win the Bidding War on the Home You Want

How to Win the Bidding War on the Home You Want

Before you go all out in your battle, you need to step back and decide how much you really want that particular home.  How To Win The Bidding War on the Home You Want By: Michele Lerner , Realtor.com If you are buying a home at the height of a citywide seller’s market or simply want a […]

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6 Things to Review Before Buying a Condo

6 Things to Review Before Buying a Condo

Is condo life right for you? Buying a condo instead of a single-family home offers first-time buyers, urban dwellers and empty nesters many advantages, including less maintenance, access to amenities, often a desirable location and, of course, a lower price tag. Not all condo associations or boards are created equal, so you should definitely resear...

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Timing Is Everything: When to Make Big Buys

Timing Is Everything: When to Make Big Buys

Timing Is Everything: When to Make Big Buys   Wondering when is the best time to upgrade your appliances or spring for a new mattress? When it comes to getting a great price on your major purchases, timing is everything! Swimming Pool — Wait until off-season to start that swimming pool project. The best time […]

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10 Questions to Expect From Your Mortgage Lender

10 Questions to Expect From Your Mortgage Lender

10 Questions to Expect From Your Mortgage Lender From Realtor.com Your lender won’t put you in an interview room and demand answers, but completing a loan application can feel like an interrogation. But you’ll sweat only if you don’t know the answers to these 10 key questions: 1. Where’s your proof of income? You should have […]

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Tools that Make Your House Hunting Easier

Tools that Make Your House Hunting Easier

Tools that Make Your House Hunting Easier Was it the first house that had the spectacular backyard or was it the third? Did the house on the quiet cul-de-sac have the separate media room or was that the one on the busier road? It’s easy to lose track of details when you are seeing dozens […]

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Add These To-Dos to Your Presale Checklist

Add These To-Dos to Your Presale Checklist

Add These To-Dos to Your Presale Checklist Before booking your market evaluation appointment to discuss listing strategy, here are a few things you can do to prepare for a speedy sale. Handle Repairs – Take care of easily fixed repairs that may be potential red flags for buyers. Common quick fixes include repairing drywall, repainting [&helli...

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Don’t Forget These Costs When Buying a Home

Don’t Forget These Costs When Buying a Home

There are more expenses involved in home buying than just the property costs. Don’t Forget These Costs When Buying a Home By: Anne Miller  , realtor.com® You’ve crunched the mortgage rates, estimated your tax payments, and taken a realistic look at how much house you can afford. You’ve stuck within your range when scouring the realtor.com® listings...

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How to Commit to Homeownership

How to Commit to Homeownership

Trouble Pulling the Trigger? Here’s How to Commit to Homeownership By: Anne Miller  , Realtor.com You’ve saved for a down payment. You’ve pored over the local listings for months. Touring open houses has become part of your weekend ritual. But months, perhaps years, have passed and you are still in your rental. For many first-time homebuyers, [&hel...

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