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07/31/2017 - 12:32pm | closing, home, Real Estate, Realtor, buying a home, Selling

Closing Day Surprises

For many buyers, closing day can't come fast enough. Once the offer is made and accepted, the time between can seem like eternity. For many, closing day goes smoothly. For others, there may be some unexpected surprises that pop up. While closing day problems are not... READ MORE >

07/07/2017 - 11:53am | home, Real Estate, Negotiate, For Sale, first time buyers, Sell My Home

When it comes to a real estate transaction, whether you're a buyer or a seller, everything is negotiable. For many couples and individuals, a house or property will likely be the largest asset they ever own, which is why when it comes to the actual transaction, negotiating is incredibly... READ MORE >

06/07/2017 - 9:27am |

Open houses are an excellent way to view a property on a whim. They provide an opportunity to look through the property, and they give buyers a chance to get up close and personal, to glean as much information as they can about the property. If you're on a search for a new home, and you are... READ MORE >

05/02/2017 - 7:58pm |

With the U.S. tax season still so fresh in our minds, as homeowners we are reminded of all the taxes we pay on our properties. But what exactly are property taxes? Are there any tax breaks for homeowners? Below you will find useful tax information that may help you should you own a property or... READ MORE >

04/03/2017 - 11:52am |

For many Americans, the lure of historic homes is sometimes pretty strong. Many home decor shows and publications sell the idea of an updated historic home as an attainable real estate goal. The reality is that historic homes do have a certain charm that is hard to find in modern construction,... READ MORE >

03/03/2017 - 2:13pm |

Many of us in the U.S. might be conscious of natural disasters happening, but we might not realize that they can happen to us. Depending on where you live in the U.S., the risk of a natural disaster occurring is fairly slim. Whether it's a flood, blizzard, wildfire, tornado, tsunami, hurricane... READ MORE >

01/30/2017 - 1:08pm |

Many homeowners consider investing in an income or rental property as a means for extra income. Many real estate markets throughout the U.S. have seen tons of growth in recent years, with rental properties highly sought-after in some popular markets. Generally, real estate is a... READ MORE >

01/02/2017 - 3:56pm |
AGENT

Perhaps you're considering buying or selling a home or property in the New Year. For some, the idea of selling a home might seem like a challenge worth taking. For others, the thought of selling or buying a property is incredibly daunting, which is a major reason why real estate agents and... READ MORE >

11/29/2016 - 10:59am | Sell, Selling, List My Home

Listing a home or property for sale is no small task, and it takes a lot of preparation for a seller to be ready to list. If you've been thinking about selling your home, but you're not completely ready to pull the trigger (maybe you'd like to list within the next few months or even within a... READ MORE >

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