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Why You Should Buy a Bigger House ...

While tiny homes might be all the rage right now, you’re probably better off avoiding one. It’s hard enough to live with your lovely and ...

Don’t List Your Home for Less Than ...

Here’s another quick and painless listing tip to avoid unwanted scrutiny when selling your home. And it’s an easy one to follow. In short, don’t ...

How to Make Your Real Estate Listing ...

Redfin’s Hot Home Feature Can Make Your Listing Fly Off the Shelf If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, you’ve likely ...

Haus Wants to Make Buying and Selling ...

A new company called “Haus” wants to completely disrupt the home bidding process so everyone involved can see the offers being made on a particular ...

60% of Recent Home Sellers Didn’t Pay ...

If you paid a full 6% commission when you sold your home recently, you’re the minority, this according to a new survey from online real ...

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Getting Pre-Approved with the Real Estate Agent’s Preferred Lender

Getting Pre-Approved with the Real Estate Agent’s Preferred Lender
May 24, 2012 No Comments »

As a result of the ongoing mortgage crisis, it’s a lot more difficult to get approved for mortgage financing when purchasing a piece of property. Gone are the days of 100% financing and no doc loans. Now you actually have ... Read More »

The Open House Scam Your Agent Doesn’t Want You to Know

The Open House Scam Your Agent Doesn’t Want You to Know
May 22, 2012 No Comments »

If you’re planning on selling your home in the near future, or currently have it listed, you’ve probably considered an “open house” or two to help facilitate the sale. Put simply, an open house is an event where your listed ... Read More »

What You Second Guess, Your Buyer Will Too

What You Second Guess, Your Buyer Will Too
May 9, 2012 No Comments »

When looking for a suitable property, you’ll probably have some “deal breakers” that you just can’t bear to live with. Perhaps you don’t want a home that is too close to the freeway, or a home with only one bathroom. ... Read More »

Insulting Price Reductions in Real Estate

Insulting Price Reductions in Real Estate
May 3, 2012 No Comments »

If you’ve ever bought a house or sold one, you’ve likely come across the conventional buying etiquette that says not to make a super low-ball offer. Sure, you can underbid for a home, but if you offer something too low, ... Read More »

No Housing Turnaround for a Generation?

No Housing Turnaround for a Generation?
April 30, 2012 No Comments »

Last week, famed Yale economics professor Robert Shiller told Reuters there might not be a housing market rebound for an entire generation. Yes, an entire generation. Or longer… He told the news service that there’s a chance we won’t a ... Read More »

Stale Listings and Price Reductions

Stale Listings and Price Reductions
April 26, 2012 No Comments »

If you’ve been scouring real estate listings for a while now, you’ve probably paid close attention to how long a particular property has been listed. And if you haven’t, you should probably take note. Every little nugget you can take ... Read More »

Cul-de-Sac vs. Dead-End Street: From a Real Estate Perspective

Cul-de-Sac vs. Dead-End Street: From a Real Estate Perspective
April 25, 2012 4 Comments »

Cul-de-Sac Definition Even if you’ve never shopped for real estate, you’ve undoubtedly heard both the term “cul-de-sac” and “dead end.” And you’ve likely driven on both types of roads. Often times they are used interchangeably, but they are really two ... Read More »

Smart Move Advantage Guaranteed Lease Review

Smart Move Advantage Guaranteed Lease Review
April 24, 2012 No Comments »

Homebuilder Pardee Homes recently teamed up with Smart Move Advantage in the hopes of selling more homes, while alleviating the concerns of existing homeowners. It’s called the “Smart Move Advantage Lease Guarantee,” and basically guarantees rent on your existing home ... Read More »

Two Standard Sales That Aren’t So Standard

Two Standard Sales That Aren’t So Standard
April 23, 2012 No Comments »

These days, real estate agents love to mention that a particular listing is a “standard sale,” meaning it’s not in foreclosure or in a short sale situation. While this is generally a good thing, largely because non-standard sales can be ... Read More »

Half Bath vs. Full Bath: Where’s the Value?

Half Bath vs. Full Bath: Where’s the Value?
April 19, 2012 2 Comments »

While perusing real estate listings on Zillow, Redfin, or Trulia, you’ve probably encountered terms like “half bath” and “full bath,” or “1.25 bathrooms” and “1.50 bathrooms.” Or even 3/4 bathroom. What does it all mean? After a while it can ... Read More »