The Real Estate Transaction: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

December 14, 2012

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“Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” While Edward Murphy was referring to the use of new measurement devices, his rule can be aptly applied to the real estate transaction without a hiccup. From the very first step – getting preapproved for a mortgage – to choosing a real estate agent to the close [...]

Help Sell My Home Fast: Should I Sell My House and Carry the Contract?

September 21, 2012

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In slow markets, when homes just don’t seem to move as quickly as we’d like them to, offering seller financing may be the key to getting a home sold. With the sluggish real estate market of the last few years, seller financing has been dramatically increasing in popularity, but is it a smart move for [...]

Moving: How to Hire the Pros

August 24, 2012

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Have you ever noticed how busy your friends and family members become on your moving day? Can you blame them? Moving is tough, manual labor. The only reason that folks might be willing to help is in the hopes you’ll reciprocate when it’s their turn to move. Being able to round up enough people to [...]

Energy Inspections for Home Sales

June 29, 2012

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The global conscience regarding the environment has rapidly shifted in recent years, and an interest in saving energy (and money!) is shared by many people in all demographics. Homebuyers in particular are making more energy efficient choices in the search for their next home. As a result, energy inspections for home sales are increasingly an [...]

How Brokers Get Exclusive Real Estate Listings

April 27, 2012

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You’re not around real estate brokerage for long before you hear the adage, “You’ve got to list to last.” It means that to be a successful career real estate agent, you need to be listing homes for sale. Exclusive listings mean that the listing agent (technically the listing broker) is guaranteed to receive a commission [...]

Selling a Home with Cement Asbestos Tiles, Termites, or Vermiculite

April 20, 2012

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Selling a home may seem like a challenge for the homeowner who has discovered termite damage, vermiculite, or asbestos components. A home that contains harmful building materials or that has been treated for termites can be sold, however, if certain steps are taken. If you know your home has been treated for termites or contains [...]

Tips for Selling a House in Minnesota

April 13, 2012

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When states such as California, Florida and Nevada got hit by the real estate downturn, Minnesotans escaped with lesser pain. The Midwestern state never saw skyrocketing home values, so there was a much smaller correction to the market than elsewhere in the country, experts said. Also, Minnesotans are in general financially more conservative and they [...]

5 Tips for Selling a Washington D.C. House

October 2, 2011

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There’s more to Washington D.C. than its quaint historic neighborhoods, chic urban pockets and its efficient public transport system. At a time when the rest of the country is struggling, D.C.’s economy is still puffing up steam because of the host of government jobs and political internships. So, if you are selling a Washington D.C. [...]

How to Sell Property in Alaska

August 31, 2011

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Alaska has a unique environment – both in its spectacularly untamed landscape and in real estate. The state economy is fueled by a burgeoning tourist trade and a booming oil industry, and though the national recession slowed many property sales in the last few years, the Alaska real estate market is seeing fewer foreclosures and [...]

Top 10 Tips When Selling a Home

August 17, 2011

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Selling a home in a down economy can be a painstaking decision. Use the following 10 tips when selling a home to get the most out of your investment. Home Selling Tip #1: Hire a reputable real estate agent. Selling a home can be stressful, and you want a reliable real estate agent you can [...]