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...

4 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Home

4 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Home

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Do you want to buy a home? (No, that isn't one of the questions.) If the answer, however, is "yes," then there are more questions you'll need to ponder before you're truly ready -- even if this is your fifteenth fix-and-flip instead of your very first home.

4 Questions To Ask Before Selling Your Home

4 Questions To Ask Before Selling Your Home

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There comes a time in every homeowner's life when he or she realizes: "I am not the same person I was when I bought this place." Maybe your lifestyle or your family configuration has changed, or maybe the house just isn't as appealing as it was when you signed that...