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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...

How to Make an Offer

There’s nothing like that moment when you finally find the perfect house. You may be tempted to write the seller a check on the spot, but knowing how to make the right offer can make all the difference on whether or not you actually land yo...


Is Now the Right Time to Sell?

As with most things, timing is everything when is comes to selling your own home. Of course, the state of the market will have a tremendous effect, but even the season in which you sell your home plays a role. Waiting until the time is right can ...

Negotiating Tips for Buyers

Negotiating can be intimidating under any circumstances, and it can be especially stressful when the house of your dreams is on the line. If your offer to buy is met with a counteroffer, use the following tips for negotiating to help you haggle y...


Setting the Purchase Price

When it comes to selling your home, setting the purchase price is one of the most difficult decisions you’ll have to make. If your price is too high, your house could stagnate on the market, or you could alienate potential buyers. On the ot...

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...


Top 10 Tips for Sellers

#1 Get ready to move on. Make sure you’re able to qualify for a new mortgage and you can afford homes in the neighborhood where you want to move.

#2 Get help if you need it. You can sell your home yourself and save money, or use ...

What Buyers Should Expect at Closing

Once the house-hunting, negotiating, and inspections are over, you’re counting down the minutes until you can move in to your new home. Closing, the final meeting where all the papers are signed and property title is formally transferred, i...