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Selling your home doesn’t have to be a ‘taxing’ process

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This year’s tax filing season is behind us, but if you sell your home this year — or any other, for that matter — you’ll find your home will shelter your taxes as well as yo

Dangers lurk for those going it alone when selling

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When you hear that someone managed to sell a home without representation, it’s likely that the sale was to a family member, close friend, or a tenant who was already renting and living there.

Waiting for a lower price could cost you more

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Timing the market in real estate doesn’t work the way it does with stocks.

Give your home appraiser a hand

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With all of the changes enacted in real estate and related industries, the appraisal process has not been immune. 

High-end homes can be a tough sell

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You may be hearing that things are improving in the residential real estate market, and while that is true, not every area is experiencing the euphoria, yet.

Launching your new product

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When selling, treat house as a commodity, not your home

Don’t throw rent money away, build equity with it

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Applying for a home loan today sure isn’t what it used to be.

Protect yourself when accepting a buyer’s contingency contract

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Although less than ideal, sellers are seeing more contingency contracts these days.

Make some lemonade

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It’s probably no surprise that homeowners who have faced the ordeal of foreclosure feel a certain measure of shame or guilt about their experience.

2010 could be a busy one for buyers

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Phew! After four years of declining home sales, the numbers appear to be finally turning back upward, with closed sales and pending contracts at above-normal increases.

There can be strength in numbers when it comes to selling

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Selling your home in anything other than an active market can seem challenging, but what do you do when yours is only one of many homes in your neighborhood with For Sale signs?

Extended tax credits make now a time to buy

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It’s the best news in real estate since last year’s first-time homebuyers tax credit: an estimated $22 billion will pump into our economy as a result of the government not only extendin

Investment opportunities abound — but do it right

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If you can hear the whispers below the din of panic, you know that the recent financial and housing collapses have actually created some amazing opportunities for smart investors.

When selling it’s a matter of dollars versus days

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After you’ve taken step one to decide to sell your home, step two is usually setting your asking price, striving for a balance between generating offers and receiving top dollar.

Appraisals aren’t as easy as one may think

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With markets so rapidly changing, it’s easy to imagine how property appraisers might sit in a darkened room, waving their hands over a crystal ball and producing the mysterious and all-powerf