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Buying a home without researching (and loving) the neighborhood is a bit like getting married after the first or second date -- a serious gamble that pays off at best, and the prelude to a horrible, costly mistake at worst. When the time comes to sink your hard-earned dollars into a down payment on a place to live, you want to be sure that you're making a decision that benefits you today and up to a decade or more down the road. Read More

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Many homebuyers dream of owning a beautiful, modern, luxurious home decked out with all the best amenities. For those fortunate folks who are actually poised to purchase such a home, however, careful consideration is essential. That’s why I’ve laid out the following tips to help you find a luxury home… Read More

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Investing in real estate is a goal for many Americans, and that goal has become more pronounced since reality television became a thing and HGTV jumped on the bandwagon. How many times have you watched a fix-and-flip or home investment show on television and thought to yourself, "Doesn't look too hard -- I bet I could do that!" Read More

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Building a new home is a perfect opportunity to customize your space according to your own needs and wants -- and it can also feel completely overwhelming. Many homes built from the ground up will require the new owner to make more than one thousand decisions about everything from paint color to what fixtures you want in your kitchens and bathrooms. Read More

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An open house is a huge opportunity for anyone hoping to sell -- it's a chance for you to present your home looking its very best to a wide pool of buyers who can walk through and decide whether it's a fit. When you hold a successful open house, it's not uncommon for the offers to come rushing in; buyers will hear and see each other enjoying the space, and their fear of missing out can push them to bid on your place. Read More

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When you're selling your house, it can be tempting to hope that buyers will see past the surface to the beautiful bone structure of your abode and realize what a lovely life they could make in it. But the truth is that most homes could use a little bit of a facelift before you invite people to walk through and hope they'll make an offer on it. Read More

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Selling your house can be an intensely emotional experience in any market, but it's particularly nerve-wracking when it seems like other homes are going under contract in a matter of days while your listing lingers. In that situation, sellers can't help but wonder if there might be something wrong with their place. Read More

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Buying a home is one of those milestone life events that many of us have been dreaming about for ages -- but there's a reason why not everybody tries it as soon as they could. It's time-consuming, it can be messy, and it involves a lot of things that feel uncomfortable or unusual because they aren't part of your everyday experience. Before you get ready to buy a home, it's helpful to understand exactly what it will entail, step by step until you're standing at the front door with keys in hand. If you've never done it before, it's not a bad idea to familiarize yourself with all of the things you'll need to accomplish to get there, which we've compiled here for you. Read More