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9/18/2019 12:55:17 PM

(TNS)—In recent years, sellers have called the shots in home-buying negotiations. They’ve had plenty of leverage, too, thanks to surges in buyer demand, tight inventory and soaring home prices in many top markets around the country. But we all know that the housing market is a cyclical one. Pricing and demand that goes up eventually […]

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9/12/2019 1:31:02 PM

(TNS)—Your house is outdated, but where do you begin making changes? It might still have its original cabinets from 1978 or it’s been years since you changed the cosmetic details. Whatever end of the decor spectrum you’re on, a few modern tweaks can take your space from past to present. How Revamping Your Space Can […]

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9/11/2019 1:05:57 PM

(TNS)—If you’re dreaming of homeownership but don’t quite have the down payment or credit profile to make it a reality, a lease-to-buy option is one of several avenues to consider. What Is a Lease-Option-to-Buy? A lease-option is a contract in which a landlord and tenant agree that, at the end of a specified period, the […]

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9/2/2019 1:03:46 PM

(TNS)—Q: I am selling my house without the use of a real estate agent. My current buyer came to me through his agent. Closing is still several weeks off. Due to a change of circumstance, it is a bad idea for me to move, and I want to cancel the contract. If I cancel, will […]

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8/11/2019 10:03:12 AM

(TNS)—The amount of work required after making an offer on a home and actually moving in might be more than you think. For example, some homebuyers may need to get a property survey before they close on a new place. Property surveys are done to determine or confirm land boundaries, such as the plot of […]

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7/1/2019 1:02:25 PM

(TNS)—Before making an offer on a house, you want to be absolutely sure that it’s “the one.” But with so many options out there, how do you find your perfect match? Finding the right home involves research, so you’ll need to ask the right questions. That way, you know you’re making a competitive offer on […]

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6/30/2019 10:04:09 AM

Getting involved in real estate can be both rewarding and lucrative. Whether you’re a novice home flipper, a licensed professional or fall somewhere in the middle, real estate done right can be financially life-changing. If you’re looking to rent a property or potentially buy a home, there are countless resources and websites at your disposal to […]

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6/13/2019 1:24:08 PM

Losing a family member is never easy. Neither is figuring out how to deal with the home and possessions they leave behind. It often falls to real estate agents to help those who inherit homes from their departed loved ones. While navigating this emotional time can be tough, it can also be very rewarding to […]

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6/6/2019 1:49:07 PM

(TNS)—Q: I was trying to buy a house, but my loan fell through, and the seller does not want to return my deposit. How can I buy the house if I can’t get the credit? A: When you sign the typical purchase contract, you and the seller will make the contract contingent on your ability […]

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5/19/2019 10:02:39 AM

(TNS)—Let’s be real: Shopping around for a mortgage is about as enjoyable as applying for multiple jobs. Both involve a lot of paperwork, time and back-and-forth communication. You may never hear back from all (or any) of those job prospects, but you’re likely to reap rewards by shopping for mortgage rates with a handful of […]

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