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Brendon DeSimone is the author of "Next Generation Real Estate: New Rules for Smarter Home Buying & Faster Selling," the go-to insider’s guide for navigating and better understanding the complex and ever-evolving world of buying and selling a home. Bringing more than a decade of residential real estate experience, DeSimone is a nationally recognized real estate expert and has appeared on top media outlets including ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning America, HGTV, FOX News, CNBC & FOX Business. Consumers often call on Brendon for advice and to help them find a real estate agent. Brendon is the founder and principal of DeSimone & Co, an independent NYC real estate brokerage. An investor himself, Brendon owns real estate in the US and abroad. You can follow him on Twitter or Facebook.

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    What Millennials and Boomers Need to Know About Condos

    Owning a condo has many of the same benefits of owning a single-family home. But there are some rules and restrictions boomers and millennials alike often face when going the condo route.

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    How to Determine What You Want in a Home

    Establishing your most important criteria upfront will help you stay on track as you move through the home buying process.

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    5 Steps to Selling Your Home

    Selling your home? Here are five tips you should know, including knowing comps and your home’s market value.

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    Why Real Estate Deals Fall Apart

    The best way to prevent deals from going sideways is to prepare as best you can.

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    Do Letters to Sellers Work?

    If you’re a buyer and you find yourself in love with a home alongside three, five or 10 other buyers, a letter can help. But don’t simply dash one off without giving it some thought, or you’ll be wasting your time.

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    5 Tips for Millennial Home Buyers

    If you’re in your 20s or 30s, don’t assume you can’t buy a home. There are tips and tricks to get you there.

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    Did You List Your Home Before You’re Ready to Sell?

    If your home doesn’t attract interest in the first four weeks of being on the market, something’s wrong. Did you as the seller, do things to stall the sale?

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    Why You Shouldn’t Rush Through the Final Walk-Through

    It’s smart to think things through and take the walk-through seriously. Don’t see it as simply checking a box.

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    Money Talks, But Creativity Can Seal the Home Buying Deal

    When you are in the market, be open to being creative, take the sole focus off the price and consider the seller’s entire sale situation.

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    5 Things Buyers Do That Drive Real Estate Agents Nuts

    From time to time, a buyer can unintentionally make the buying process more difficult, much to the agent’s frustration.

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    5 Things Sellers Do That Drive Real Estate Agents Nuts

    Sometimes sellers can get in the real estate agent’s way, which diminished their chances for a successful sale at the best price and in the shortest amount of time.

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    Making the Most of an Open House Visit

    Here are some best practices for buyers at all ends of the home-buying spectrum.

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    10 Turn-Offs for Potential Buyers

    From above-ground pools to outdated appliances, here are 10 items that could turn off a potential buyer who is looking at your listing.

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    5 Tips for Navigating the Next Generation of Real Estate

    Times have changed since the real estate boom of the 1980s. Here are five tips to consider as you explore buying or selling today.

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    Why Being Pre-Approved for a Loan Matters

    Not being pre-approved won’t get you past the front door.