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Different Types of Buyers

All buyers are not created equally. While most have the best intentions, some may not be ready or even able to buy your home. By learning to identify the different types of buyers, you can save yourself from disappointment and find buyers who wan...

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...


Setting the Purchase Price

When it comes to selling your home, setting the purchase price is one of the most difficult decisions you’ll have to make. If your price is too high, your house could stagnate on the market, or you could alienate potential buyers. On the ot...

Should you use a Broker?

Deciding to sell your home is a big decision – and the first of many you’ll have to make once you set the process in motion. The next step is figuring out whether you want to sell your own home or rely on the help of a real estate age...


Top 10 Tips for Buyers

#1 Check your credit. Correct any errors, try to repair any damage, and establish two years of reliable payment history before you apply for a mortgage.

#2 Save. Plan for your down payment, closing fees, attorney fees, and other expens...

Top 10 Tips for Sellers

#1 Get ready to move on. Make sure you’re able to qualify for a new mortgage and you can afford homes in the neighborhood where you want to move.

#2 Get help if you need it. You can sell your home yourself and save money, or use ...


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...

What to Consider Before You Buy

If you’re thinking about buying a home, your head is probably filled with a million questions: Is now the time? Can you afford it? Will it pay off? Buying a home comes with an array of benefits. A fixed rate mortgage will stabilize your hou...