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Important Contingencies to Keep in Your Contract

In hot real estate markets, buyers sometimes go the extra mile to make their offer stand out by offering sizeable down payments or writing strategic offer letters. And in markets where multiple offers are the norm, it’s not uncommon to…

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The Ins and Outs of Title Insurance

Many people don’t really understand the value of title insurance until they’re in the thick of the home-buying process. Title insurance ensures that you and your lender will be protected in the event that the seller or previous owners didn’t have…

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You’ve Decided to Make an Offer: What Can You Expect Next?

Buying a home can be challenging, especially when it comes to making an offer. Luckily, a knowledgeable agent can help educate and guide you through this process. Here, Freddie Mac offers an outline of the traditional offer procedure, so you’ll…

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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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