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How & When to Sell

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Pros and Cons of Selling a House As-Is

You want to sell your house, but you are facing one potentially vexing problem: the mountain of repairs you never got around to in your home. Fortunately for you, some buyers are more than willing to part with their money to buy your home as-is. An as-is clause makes a buyer responsible for all home...

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7-Step Guide to Selling a House for Cash

Are you thinking about selling your home to a cash buyer? If you’re deciding between an all-cash offer and a financed offer, are you wondering whether it makes a difference anyway? Either way you choose, you’ll still get paid, but selling your house for cash has unique rewards and risks.  Some owners want to sell...

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A Seller’s Guide to Pre-Listing Home Inspections

Selling a home can be complex, and getting to the closing table isn’t always easy. Sometimes, a home sale closes without a hitch. But other times, there can be a whole host of unpleasant surprises.  As a homeowner, there are things you can do, before listing your home for sale, to help pave the way...

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What Is the Real Estate Gift Tax and How Can I Avoid It?

Giving someone the gift of real estate can be a great way to show your love and keep a house in the family. But gifting property can have certain tax implications, like the federal gift tax. If your parents, grandparents or anyone else wants to give you a house as a gift, they’re entitled to...

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Rent-Back Agreements: Pros and Cons for Buyers and Sellers

They say real estate is all about location. Well then, moving is all about timing. If you are in the process of selling your home, you are also likely in the process of buying a new one.  Perfectly lining up the sale of your home with the purchase of a new home can be tricky....

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What to Know When Gifting a House

If you own real estate, your home is likely one of your most valuable assets. At some point, you might start to wonder if you can give property as a gift.  The answer is yes. If you own property, you can give it as a gift to a loved one, friend or even a charitable...

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Seller Financing: Everything You Need To Know 

While many homeowners will go through a traditional lender to finance their home, it’s not the only option available. Seller financing can provide potential benefits to home buyers and sellers alike. Seller financing, or owner financing, is a home buying process that lets the potential home buyer buy directly from the current homeowner. Seller financing...

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How To Make a Virtual Tour That Sells Your Real Estate in 8 Steps

You’re selling your house, but potential buyers may not want to attend an open house or even a private tour of your home. On the flip side, you may want to avoid devoting time and energy to preparing for in-person tours or scheduling them. And finding someplace else to be while your home is being...

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How Long Should You Live in a House Before Selling?

You spent years building up your credit profile and saving a down payment to buy a home. Now that you’ve moved in, you may be thinking about selling to take advantage of a hot market, accept a job in another city or move closer to a friend or family member. But is that a smart...

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How To Determine if You Need a Bigger House

Homeownership is usually a lifelong journey. For many people, sizing up happens over time as families and budgets grow. If you’re thinking about moving from your current home into a bigger home, we’ll help you determine whether it makes sense and what factors you should consider along the way. What Are the Signs You Are...

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15 Easy Weekend DIY Home Improvements To Upgrade Your New or Presale Home

Maybe you’re a first-time homeowner looking to tailor your new space to reflect your tastes and personality. Or maybe you’ve lived in your home long enough that certain features need a little updating.  In any case, the list of remodeling projects can add up quickly and become expensive and time-consuming. But, with the right strategy...

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What Does Probate Mean in Real Estate?

Many things must be taken care of after someone dies, including arranging a funeral, ordering death certificates and figuring out what to do with the deceased person’s possessions – including their real estate. This process is known as probate. If a will exists, disposing of real estate through probate largely depends on what the will...

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