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HomeKeepr | 9 Things You Should Ask Your Realtor Before Moving In

There’s a lot to know about your new house. Here are some common questions that you’ll probably want the answers to before moving in. Source: HomeKeepr | 9 Things You Should Ask Your Realtor Before Moving In

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Reasons Fall Is the Best Time to Buy a Home

Spring and summer usually get all the real estate glory with lofty accolades as the best time to buy a home—and, of course, the busiest. Meanwhile, their seasonal sibling, fall, often gets tossed to the leaf pile by potential buyers who might think autumn is just about haunted houses and turkey dinners rather than house hunting. But surprise! Fall is not only a great time to buy…

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6 Common Questions From Sellers | Realtor Magazine

How much is my house worth? How much needs to be done to my house before putting it on the market? How long will it take to sell my house? Is staging really important? Should I be present when buyers view my house? What is the agent’s commission? All great questions…and guess what? We have answers! Source: 6 Common Questions…

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So You Wanna Buy a House? Step 3: Figure Out What You Can Afford – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

Welcome to Step 3 in our 2016 Home-Buying Guide, where we help you figure out how much home you can afford. Based on your budget, how much home can you afford? Finding the perfect home in your price range is a win-win! This article provides information on determining what you can afford that brings you both happiness and peace of…

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So You Wanna Buy a House? Step 2: The Down Payment – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

Scratching together a down payment is probably the most daunting hurdle to buying a home, but it’s far from insurmountable. Coming up with a down payment can be daunting. Here are some ideas on how and where to save the money, and even some information on assistance programs. Source: So You Wanna Buy a House? Step 2: The Down Payment…

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So You Wanna Buy a House? Step 1: Clean Up Your Credit Score – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

Here’s what you need to know about how to check your credit score and get it in good home-buying shape by spring. Are you interested in being a home owner, but your credit score shy’s you away from looking into it? This is a good article about how to work on your credit score to position yourself for home ownership.…

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Four reasons why 2016 is a good time to buy a home | 2015-11-10 | HousingWire

With 2016 fast approaching, now is the time for renters to get off the sidelines, start organizing their finances and take on the excitement of homeownership.But given the recent history of the housing market and Americans’ increasing need to stay mobile, it is understandable that it can be nerve-wracking to invest your hard-earned money in a home. Is 2016 your…

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Freddie Mac issues warning to potential homeowners on credit score scams | 2015-11-06 | HousingWire

For many consumers, the prospect of buying a home can be daunting. There are various factors that go into a lender’s decision whether to extend credit or not, and a buyer, especially one with some credit issues, has to make sure that their loan application is as red-flag-free as possible.That places many potential borrowers at risk for scammers who offer…

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Don’t Pass Up These Easy Ways to Make Money When You Move – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

Making money while moving isn’t as hard as you might think: Here are 10 common castoffs that you should consider selling instead. Source: Don’t Pass Up These Easy Ways to Make Money When You Move – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

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The Sneaky Science of Selling Your Home Revealed! – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

We gathered recent scientific studies about the psychology of home buying and tell sellers how to use this information to their advantage. 1. Buyers know within seconds if they want a home. 2. They find aromatherapy confusing. 3. They’re wary of the number “9” in a price. 4. Prices with a round number are a turnoff, too. 5. Buyers fall…

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