Zero Listing Fee for Selling Your Home New Redfin Concierge Service Offers Cleaning and Staging as Part of Listing Fee Cozy: A Free and Easy Way to Collect Rent Money Online Sold Over Asking: Is It Good or Bad? Why You Should Buy a Bigger House Than You Need

Zero Listing Fee for Selling Your Home

If you’ve been tinkering with the idea of selling your home, you may have come across the infamous “zero listing fee” option. While it sounds ...

New Redfin Concierge Service Offers Cleaning and ...

Redfin has launched a new home-selling service that is a lot more hands-on than its traditional offering, known as “Redfin Concierge Service.” In a nutshell, ...

Cozy: A Free and Easy Way to ...

If you’re a landlord, you undoubtedly explored the question of how best to collect the rent each month. Do you ask for a check, does ...

Sold Over Asking: Is It Good or ...

These days, it’s not uncommon for homes to be sold over asking. In fact, real estate agents are quick to point out this fact once ...

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 ...

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Don’t Trust a Real Estate Agent’s Description of a Home

Don’t Trust a Real Estate Agent’s Description of a Home
August 21, 2012 No Comments »

When searching for a new home or condo to purchase, you’ll surely be scouring the MLS for listings day after day, week after week. In the listings you’ll find everything from square footage to the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, the ... Read More »

Don’t Use a Bad Real Estate Agent Twice

Don’t Use a Bad Real Estate Agent Twice
July 18, 2012 No Comments »

Consider this. You set out to buy a piece of property, and enlist a real estate agent that was referred to you, or considered to be the “best around.” Regardless of where you found them, after some snags and let ... Read More »

The Great Short Sale Scam

The Great Short Sale Scam
June 20, 2012 No Comments »

If you’ve watched (or listened to or read) the news lately, you’ve probably been told that short sales are surging in popularity. So if you’re currently in an underwater position on your mortgage, you may be thinking about listing your ... Read More »

Go to Your Home Inspection! It’s Important!

Go to Your Home Inspection! It’s Important!
June 12, 2012 No Comments »

Once you agree to purchase a piece of property, and your seller is on-board, your real estate agent will order a home inspection to ensure everything is shipshape. After all, it’s nearly impossible to see and know everything about your ... Read More »

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 »