7 Reasons Why A Fast Home Sale Is A Good Home Sale

7 Reasons Why A Fast Home Sale Is A Good Home Sale

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If you've ever sold a house before, then you know what a long, time-consuming process it can be -- and if you've never sold a house before, you've still probably heard plenty of horror stories from people who have been there and done that. Between the cleaning and...

Open House Prep Guide: Get Ready In 19 Steps

Open House Prep Guide: Get Ready In 19 Steps

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An open house can be an ideal way to introduce a bulk of buyers to the property you're hoping to sell them, and done right, an open house can sometimes generate multiple offers. The key, though, is "done right" -- not every open house is going to be a buyer's bonanza,...

Everything Buyers (And Sellers) Need To Know About Closing Costs

Everything Buyers (And Sellers) Need To Know About Closing Costs

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If you've never bought a house before, then you might not be familiar with closing costs -- and if you've never sold a house before, then you may be unaware that sellers have to shoulder some closing costs of their own. For buyers, closing costs encompass lender fees,...

11 Things To Do Before You Call A Real Estate Agent

11 Things To Do Before You Call A Real Estate Agent

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Buying a house is something most of us do only a handful of times in our lives -- if we're lucky! So it's not surprising that so many buyers use a real estate agent to help them through the process; agents understand negotiation and home transactions, and they've...

How To Choose The Right Rural Neighborhood

How To Choose The Right Rural Neighborhood

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When you buy a home in a rural area, it’s much more of a lifestyle decision than deciding to settle down in a city or even close to a city. And if you aren’t deeply familiar with the place where you want to move, then you’ll need to research what...

30 tips for how to be a good landlord

30 tips for how to be a good landlord

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Whether you're renting out a single property or you have a rental empire, being a good landlord will get you a higher caliber of tenant. But maybe it's been a long time since you rented yourself, or perhaps you just don't really know what tenants want and need in this...

When Should You Stop Renting?

When Should You Stop Renting?

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When is it time to stop renting a home and seriously consider buying your own place? That's a personal question and a very personal decision -- it really depends on your lifestyle, your finances, your employment plans, and many other factors that could make buying a...

15 Things To Know Before You Buy A House With A Friend

15 Things To Know Before You Buy A House With A Friend

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When home prices continue to rise (and rise!) all over the country, some would-be homeowners are thinking about alternative paths to homeownership -- like teaming up with friends to buy a house together. This isn't a new solution, but it can feel very unusual for...

Can You Invest in Real Estate as a Millennial?

Can You Invest in Real Estate as a Millennial?

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Millennials who want to invest in real estate have it harder than many other generations. Real estate prices are at record or near-record highs in just about every major market in the country, and even though employment is good, wages still haven't kept up with the...

14 Deep-Cleaning Tips For New Homeowners

14 Deep-Cleaning Tips For New Homeowners

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If you've never owned a house before, then it's entirely possible that you've never deep-cleaned a house. (Hey, no shame in that game.) But when the house is yours, the desire to see it as clean and sparkling as it can possibly be is strong -- and you might have no...