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Warning! Fall Sticker Shock Ahead

Five common expenses are on the rise. Learn what to expect, and how to minimize the impact on your budget.

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Tips for Baby Boomers Entering the Real Estate Market

Many soon-to-be retirees are about to enter a new world of both home selling and buying.

Homeownership Expenses You Might Not Anticipate

We asked a few financial bloggers to share their experiences and advice on the expenses of buying and owning homes.

Why You Should Get Off the Fence About Buying a Home

As the housing market continues to stabilize, you might be thinking more seriously about purchasing a home, right? Here are some reasons why it’s (still) a good idea to get off the fence — sooner, rather than later.

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Real Estate Q&A: Buying in a Market With Little Inventory

Real estate investor and Zillow Blog contributor Leonard Baron answers questions from readers regarding buying, selling and investing.

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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Should You Buy a Home for Your College Student?

Many issues come along with owning a student rental, and you should really think them through before you get yourself a “tough and expensive” college lesson of your own.

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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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4 Ways to Gain the Competitive Edge When Home Shopping

If you’ve been out there house hunting, you’re likely aware of the many challenges and obstacles that come with the territory.

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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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How to Compete Without Cash

In markets full of investors and people buying homes with cash, buyers who have to borrow can feel disadvantaged. Here’s advice from agents on how to stay competitive, even if you have to take out a loan.

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Tired of Competing With Cash Buyers? Buy in These 10 Markets

We looked at the 30 largest metros to determine where cash deals accounted for the least home sales in Q1.

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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.

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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