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    The Everything Guide to Selling Your First Home

    How to figure out exactly what you want, and how to work with the experts who’ll help you get it. Read

     
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    The Ins and Outs of Setting a Price for Your Home

    It’s a big decision with a lot of factors, but don’t worry — you have backup. Read

     
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    Staging Your Home: How to Make Buyers Fall in Love

    With these tips and tricks, your house will be swoon-worthy in no time. Read

     
  • Offers: Which One Is Best for You and Why illustration

    What You Need to Know Before Accepting — or Rejecting — an Offer

    It’s not always about the money (except when it is). Read

     
  • Closing: What You Need to Know

    What Every Seller Needs to Know About Closing

    Walk-throughs, closing costs, and other items to check off your list

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Before you begin your search to lease a property (home, apartment, duplex, townhome, or condominium) keep in mind the qualifying process.  There is not a fixed standard guideline that all landlords and rental companies use to determine qualification.  Some will require that proof of identification be submitted with a rental application, such as a government photo identification (driver license) and allow it to be photocopied.  Some of the other common factors used for qualifying are:

  • Rental History – Landlord will be checking past and current rental history for late payment, non-payment, evictions, drug use, poor housekeeping, unruly/destructive or violent behavior by applicant or applicant’s guests.
  • Credit -- Know your credit rating.  Your
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When a person decides to sell a house, the first thing he or she probably thinks to do is call a Real Estate Agent -- it’s only logical.

A Realtor will help you with all of the logistics such as how to price your home, recommending a proper inspector and making sure that your house is ready and fit to go on the market.

However, in order to make sure all of these things get done a listing agreement must be signed. Now unless you are a realtor, work in the real estate business or are just a real estate vocabulary expert, you may not know what a listing agreement is. To clarify, a listing agreement is a document signed by the seller of the home and the real estate agent enlisted simply stating that the realtor has the right to list the home. The terms

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Buying or selling property and looking for a great realtor to get the job done? Don’t just pick the first one you find on a yard sign while driving down the street, set up an interview and get to know who will be representing you. You might be spending the next six months with them so make sure they have your best financial interests at heart. Here are a few tips to get you started in the process.

 

How long have they been in the business?

            The more experience an agent has, the less confusion you will go through while buying/selling. This also means they will have more past clients that you can go to for a testimonial. Also get to know if they are a part-time agent or work in the business full time and be sure to know which type you

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Are you wanting to build your next home, but don’t really know where to start? It seems like there a millions things to consider before you can make any progress. Don’t stress, here are some tips to help you start!


  • Look at various floor plans.

Are you wanting a one story or two story? How many bedrooms? Open kitchen? Homes nowadays consist of lavish floor plans which you may not even thought of! It is important to choose a floor plan that will work best for you.

  • Find an experienced agent.
     
    It is important to connect with an agent that has experience with home builders. An agent will be crucial in teaching you how to structure your offer to a home builder. They will have the experience to know what will be the best incentives to
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