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What Are Real Estate Comps and How To Find Them

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, comparables (aka comps) are one of the most important pieces of information you can use to gauge the value of a property. Before a house sells, you need to figure out how much it’s really worth. Comps help sellers set their asking price and help buyers determine how...

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Blue Tape Walk-Through: Your Guide

If you’re purchasing a newly constructed home, the blue tape walk-through is an integral part of the buying process. Blue tape walk-throughs can be stressful if you go in blind. So you’ll want to have a plan of action to ensure you get everything you need from the builder of your new home by the...

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What Is an Appraisal Waiver?

Getting an appraisal waiver could help you keep money in your pocket. The waiver lets you skip the cost of an in-person appraisal. That’s the upside. Now, here’s the potential downside: Like many services you might go back and forth on during the home-buying process, appraisal waivers come with some risks, and they can only...

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