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Brendon DeSimone advises buyers, sellers and investors everywhere with their personal real estate needs. Are you in the middle of a transaction and need a second opinion from an impartial real estate expert? Brendon will answer your questions, provide expert advice, and help you find the best agent. A nationally recognized real estate expert and author of "Next Generation Real Estate: New Rules for Smarter Home Buying & Faster Selling", Brendon regularly appears on top media outlets including CNBC, Good Morning America, FOX Business, HGTV, FOX News and Bloomberg. Follow Brendon on Twitter.

Stories by Brendon DeSimone

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What to Do If Your Home Isn't Selling

Buyers are wary of homes that have been on the market too long. No offers yet? It may be time to take action.

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First-Time Home Buyer's Guide to Making an Offer

You’ve mastered the search process and know all the questions to ask at an open house. Now make sure you’re really ready to make your first offer.

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4 Tips for Selling a Home Far Away

Whether you’re in the next state or across the country, selling a home remotely can be tough. To pull it off, you’ll need to plan ahead and get some help from a local agent.

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Pros and Cons of Buying a Foreclosed Home

Buyers in search of a bargain may be tempted by foreclosed home listings. But are they as great a deal as they seem?

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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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Are You Really Ready to Sell Your Home?

Listing just to see what happens may seem like a good idea, but putting a home on the market too soon can backfire in a big way.

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'What Are Comps?': Understanding a Key Real Estate Tool

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, comparing similar homes in the area can yield a wealth of helpful information.

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4 Ways to Keep Your Closing Process Moving

There can be plenty of delays on the road to closing on a home. Here’s how to steer around them and stay in the fast lane.

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4 Tips for Getting Value From Your Home Inspection

The inspection can be your chance to learn about your potential home and discover possible trouble spots.

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3 Extreme Home-Buying Tactics to Get the House You Want

What can you do if you fear the seller of your dream house will go with another buyer … or if they already have?

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Maintenance Adds Surprise Costs to Homeownership

Heating and cooling bills, regular maintenance tasks, and system updates can put a dent in your finances.

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Contingencies: A Home Buyer's BFF

What if you’re under contract to buy a home, and then find out it’s got big problems? Contingencies can get you off the hook.

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3 Strategic Moves for Competitive Home Buyers

When sellers are getting multiple offers, buyers must play smart to win.

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Is 'For Sale By Owner' Right for You?

Going FSBO can be a great opportunity to save money … or a recipe for disaster. Find out if FSBO makes sense for your home sale.

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Ready, Set, Sell: 3 Strategies for Getting Your Home Off the Market Fast

It’s possible to expedite your home’s sale … if you’re prepared to face the risks involved.

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