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Make your home a smart house to attract more buyers

March 21, 2018

It sometimes feels like we’re living in the future foretold in science fiction novels: Powerful computers fit in our pockets, self-driving cars are on the horizon and people increasingly live in smart houses — homes equipped with technology that automates everyday chores and tasks. Smart houses, also called smart homes, aren’t ubiquitous yet, but i...

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Full disclosure: What are home sellers required to tell buyers?
January 16, 2018

Most states require home sellers to reveal major problems with a property to the buyer that could affect its value or the buyer's decision to purchase the property.

For sale by owner: what you need to know
January 16, 2018

Selling your home without the help of a real estate professional can save money, but you should be aware of the time commitment with the For Sale By Owner process.

Do you need a real estate agent to sell your house?
January 4, 2018

Do you need a real estate agent to sell your house? Will forgoing an agent save you money — or actually cost you money? And are you prepared to do the hard work a listing agent would normally do?

9 home improvements with the most ROI
January 3, 2018

Wondering how to improve the value of your home? These strategic renovation projects provide the most return on investment, so you can enjoy upgrades to your home while improving its future resale value.

5 reasons home sales fall through and how to prevent them
December 11, 2017

Home sales can still fall through even after the buyer and seller sign a purchase agreement. Learn five common reasons sales are nullified and how to avoid them.

6 alternative arrangements between a seller and buyer
November 3, 2017   |   Updated: November 6, 2017

Using seller financing, a land contract, purchase option, lease option, lease purchase or wrap mortgage to sell a home may boost your profit — at a risk.

What are seller concessions?
September 22, 2017

What are seller concessions? In a home sale contract, concessions bind the buyer or seller to certain actions aimed to help close the deal. See if they work for you.

Seller financing: a flexible option for buyer and seller
September 8, 2017   |   Updated: September 21, 2017

With a seller financing arrangement, the home seller acts as the lender, receiving monthly payments from the buyer, plus interest.

7 common mistakes to avoid when selling your home
September 8, 2017

Selling your home is a complex process with many opportunities for error. Avoid these seven mistakes to make the process easier and help you save money.

How and when to short sell your home
July 17, 2017   |   Updated: September 20, 2017

If you have no other means of avoiding foreclosure, a short sale may help. Here’s what you need to know about the risks and implications of short selling.