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How To Know Your Home Loan Broker Is Legit: 5 Steps

So, your new home loan broker sounds like he or she knows what they are talking about, but how much do you know about them?

Home Selling

Stage Your Home For a Quick Sale

You are about to place your home on the market, but there is one thing you should do first: stage your home. To “stage” your home means giving it a look that is clean, uncluttered and highly appealing.

Home Buying

Flip This House Quickly and Profitably

House flipping is back, although it never went away. In the run up to the Great Recession, home flipping was enormously popular as investors found houses that needed tender loving care, fixed them up and sold them — often for a big profit.

Home Selling

Referrals and Recommendations: 7 Steps for Finding a Reputable Real Estate Agent

In one’s quest to buy or sell a home, it’s their choice to decide to address needs alone or align with a knowledgeable real estate agent, one who can assist with pricing, suggestions, strategy, etc.

Home Selling

How to Sell Your Home by Owner

You’ve decided to sell your home. Instead of working with a real estate agent, you plan to sell it on your own. Done right, you stand to save as much as 5 to 6 percent in broker fees, a significant chunk of money no matter the cost of your home.

Consumer Financing

Home Values Surge in 2013; Best Gain Since 2005 Says Zillow

The year isn’t quite over, but Zillow Real Estate Market Reports projects that home values rose by $1.9 trillion over 2012. It represents the second consecutive annual gain and is the largest year-over-year jump we’ve seen since 2005.

Home Buying

Crime and New Neighborhoods: What to Discover

Ah, neighborhoods. Wide open streets with smooth sidewalks. Lined curbs and street lighting. Nicely manicured homes with fresh coatings of paint and driveways with nary a crack in them.

Loans

What You Need to Know About Zombie Foreclosures

Tweet The term “zombie foreclosures” represents homes where owners have moved out while in foreclosure, leaving these houses to turn into neighborhood blights. Zombie Foreclosures As of 2013, more than

Home Tips

Considerations For Renting Your Next Home

If you looking for a new place to live and are not interested in or perhaps not qualified to purchase a home, then finding a clean, safe apartment or house is important.

Home Financing

Your Home and What It Is Worth

Tweet In both cases you will need to know what you home’s value or worth is; in the first situation to find out how much of a loan you can

Home Buying

Where to Find Foreclosure Deals

Tweet If you do, then there are several ways for you to find a foreclosure and get a hold of the property before someone else snags it. Yes, foreclosures are

Home Tips

Home Price Negotiation and What to Consider

Tweet As you might surmise, there is some tension at times between the two parties, what real estate agents seek to alleviate to make a deal happen. As a buyer,

Home Selling

7 Tips for a Successful Open House

You’re getting ready to list your home for sale and you’ve talked with your real estate agent about holding an open house. Not all agents hold these events, as they believe potential buyers will find your home through other means.

Home Buying

How to Win the Short Sales Game

Tweet To obtain a short sale home you need to possess knowledge, patience and fortitude, attributes that can help you win the short sales game. Knowledge Quite easily, you can

Retirement

Why Real Estate May be Your Ticket to Retirement

Tweet By Stacey Edwards We all know how that came out. Everyday people lost way too much money and the economy almost fell into a great depression. That explains why