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Selling a home with pets

September 22nd, 2020

While pets are great companions, they can sometimes be a hindrance to the home-selling process. When you decide to put your house on the market, you need to do some serious housecleaning and repair work before you can command a competiti...

4 Reasons to Buy a Home After School Starts

September 15th, 2020

Ah, fall. The return of all things pumpkin-spiced, cooler weather and the new school year (which this mom is thrilled about). It's also an opportune time to buy a home and possibly snag a great deal in the process.Buyer demand beg...

Foreclosure Alternative: Deed in Lieu

September 7th, 2020

If you're facing foreclosure and you just want closure, call your lender and tell them you want a deed in lieu of foreclosure agreement. If you and your lender come to terms, your mortgage loan is c...

Understanding Real Estate Representation

September 1st, 2020

You have choices when selecting representation in a real estate transaction. Here are five tips for understanding which type of legal relationship with a real estate professional, called an agency r...

Are Home Warranties Worth the Cost?

August 24th, 2020

When Courtney St. Gemme-Chandler and her husband bought an older home in Aurora, Colorado, in 2012, they assumed it would need some minor TLC. But their elation at the closing table soon turned to frustration when the house started falli...

Home Upgrades with the Lowest ROI

August 18th, 2020

Life is a balancing act, and upgrading your home is no different. Some upgrades, like a kitchen remodel or an additional bathroom, typically add value to your home. Others, like putting in a pool, p...

Can I Buy or Sell a House During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

August 11th, 2020

As spring homebuying season approached this year, Mike and Tammy York of Lompoc, California, listed their house for sale and started looking for a home to buy in Bakersfield, California, where they want to retire.But then the coro...

The Property Line: 3D Home Tours Let Buyers and Sellers Keep Their Distance

August 4th, 2020

As you browse homes for sale online, digital slideshows dish out equal helpings of information and frustration. Every photo frames what the seller wants you to see. Want to shift your gaze to the right and inspect that shower head? Tough...

What Is a USDA Loan? Am I Eligible for One?

July 28th, 2020

A USDA home loan is a zero down payment mortgage for eligible rural and suburban homebuyers. USDA loans are issued through the USDA loan program, also known as the USDA Rural Development Guaranteed Housing Loan Program, by the Un...

How to Protect Your Finances and Credit in Tough Times

July 21st, 2020

The quickly unfolding coronavirus outbreak is an extreme case, but any sort of hard times will test our personal finances. Many people are now facing reduced work hours and income while watching with worry as stock market upheaval contin...

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