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How to Deal with Offers

You got an offer – Congratulations! So…what now? Read on to learn what to do when you receive an offer to buy your home.

An offer should be submitted in writing as a sales contract, which is a binding legal agreement. Neve...

How to Find a Lawyer

If you’re concerned about the legal logistics of selling your own home, hiring a real estate lawyer may give you peace of mind. In most states, a lawyer isn’t required to finalize the sale of your home, but some sellers prefer having ...


How to Secure Financing

Buying a house is the biggest purchase most people will ever make, and securing a mortgage is a huge financial commitment. In a time when foreclosures run rampant, understanding your financing options and making a responsible choice can make all ...

How to Take Photographs

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and that’s certainly true than when it comes to selling your home. Nothing will capture a potential buyer’s interest like pictures that showcase the best attributes of your house. With a f...


Negotiating Tips for Sellers

Some people are born hagglers, but for many, negotiating can cause anxiety – which can be heightened when you’re dealing offers on your home. On one hand, you want your property to sell quickly, but you don’t want to compromise ...

Qualifying the Best Buyers

When you’re selling your home, waiting for your first offer can be agonizing. When it finally comes in, you may be tempted to accept it on the spot – especially if it matches your asking price. However, before you consider an offer to...


Top 10 Mistakes Buyers Make

#1 Making major purchases. Your finances will be scrutinized before a bank will approve a home loan application. Even if you have perfect credit – or you’ve recently come into some money – extravagant purchases can jeopardize yo...

What Buyers Should Expect at Closing

Once the house-hunting, negotiating, and inspections are over, you’re counting down the minutes until you can move in to your new home. Closing, the final meeting where all the papers are signed and property title is formally transferred, i...