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Different Types of Buyers

All buyers are not created equally. While most have the best intentions, some may not be ready or even able to buy your home. By learning to identify the different types of buyers, you can save yourself from disappointment and find buyers who wan...

Explaining Escrow

For many home buyers and sellers, escrow is an unfamiliar term that’s often confused with closing. While an escrow agent is involved in the closing of a real estate transaction, escrow itself is the process where an impartial third party ho...


How to Deal with Offers

You got an offer – Congratulations! So…what now? Read on to learn what to do when you receive an offer to buy your home.

An offer should be submitted in writing as a sales contract, which is a binding legal agreement. Neve...

How to Find a Lawyer

If you’re concerned about the legal logistics of selling your own home, hiring a real estate lawyer may give you peace of mind. In most states, a lawyer isn’t required to finalize the sale of your home, but some sellers prefer having ...


Is it Time to Lower Your Price?

If your house has been on the market for several weeks and still hasn’ t yielded an offer, you may wonder if it’ s time to lower your price. While overpricing is the number one reason homes fail to sell, if your asking price was based...

Qualifying the Best Buyers

When you’re selling your home, waiting for your first offer can be agonizing. When it finally comes in, you may be tempted to accept it on the spot – especially if it matches your asking price. However, before you consider an offer to...


Top 10 Tips for Buyers

#1 Check your credit. Correct any errors, try to repair any damage, and establish two years of reliable payment history before you apply for a mortgage.

#2 Save. Plan for your down payment, closing fees, attorney fees, and other expens...

What to Consider Before You Buy

If you’re thinking about buying a home, your head is probably filled with a million questions: Is now the time? Can you afford it? Will it pay off? Buying a home comes with an array of benefits. A fixed rate mortgage will stabilize your hou...