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Six Forgotten Housing Costs That Could Push You Over Budget

There are unexpected costs that come with buying a home, especially if you’re making the move from a rental to your first residence. According to Redfin, you’ll probably never see these costs on a lender’s checklist…but they represent real money—sometimes…

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Three Things to Know Before Flipping Your Home

If you’re thinking about flipping your home, you should definitely do some research to prevent wasting your time and money. The worst situation would be starting a flip without the proper knowledge and having to live in a partially destroyed…

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10 Strategies for Selling Your Home Fast

Several factors determine how quickly a home sells, many of which are out of your control. However, Redfin offers a few strategies that you and your real estate agent can use to help ensure that your home goes under contract…

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10 Easy Improvements to Make on Your Fixer Upper

Thinking about buying a fixer upper and doing the renovations yourself? Some people fix them up a bit at a time, using cash as they have it available. If you want to make a big impact by doing small things,…

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Four Numbers That Determine Your Buying Power

Understanding your finances is a crucial first step to buying a home. While you might be busy comparing square footage, finishes and neighborhoods, your mortgage lender is examining the specific numbers that make up your financial picture. Evaluating your buying…

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Five Ways to Find Extra Money for a Down Payment

To purchase a home, you need to have a balance of good credit, manageable debt, stable income and sufficient savings. Maintaining a balance between these four categories is challenging enough on its own, never mind coming up with enough cash…

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Redfin Housing Demand Index Continued Record Climb in January

The Redfin Housing Demand Index increased 6.5 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted level of 130 in January. This marks the highest level recorded since January 2013, the first month measured by the Redfin Demand Index. The…

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Six Major Mistakes Buyers Make in a Seller’s Market

The real estate market often fluctuates, making it tough to predict whether the market will favor buyers or sellers when it’s your turn to buy. Buyers in a seller’s market can get what they want, but they need to bring their “A”…

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Popular Curb Appeal Trends for 2017

Never underestimate the importance of a first impression. A curbside face-lift is money well-spent, whether you’re preparing to sell your house, to increase its equity-value or just for your own pleasure. Here, some new ideas and trends from RISMedia on…

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