Home buying tips

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    Can You Break Up With Your Real Estate Agent?

    Sometimes the relationship just doesn’t seem to be working out as expected. There may come a time to call it quits.

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    How to Find and Keep a Real Estate Agent You’ll Love

    Real estate success or failure may depend a lot on picking the right agent from the beginning.

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    How to Find Out If a Property Has Liens on It

    The title company or agent typically will uncover any liens on a property while conducting a title search during the escrow process.

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    How to Approach Real Estate in 2014 & Beyond

    As you approach buying a home this year, it helps to focus on the long term by keeping the following five best practices in mind.

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    The 7 Steps to Buying a Home

    Though every market is different, you can expect to follow these seven steps, from offer to closing.

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    How to Negotiate Repairs After a Home Inspection

    Most would-be buyers and sellers believe the real estate “deal” is negotiated at the signing of the contract. The reality, though, is that in many cases, the deal-making and negotiations only start at the contract signing.

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    What Do Buyers and Sellers Pay in Closing Costs?

    Usually, the buyer is faced more line-item expenses, but the seller pays the commission.

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    What You Need to Know About Buying a Home During the Holiday Season

    While you may assume it’s not an ideal time to be looking, there are some advantages to buying this time of year.

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    Sale Pending: What Does It Mean & Should You Make an Offer?

    Sale pending can mean a few different things, but generally it indicates that all contingencies have been removed, and the buyer is moving toward closing.

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    How to Compete Against a Cash Buyer

    Someone buying a home with credit can still compete against cash buyers and win.

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    Should You Take Real Estate News Into Account When Buying?

    Here are three strategies for approaching a real estate transaction in the era of information overload.

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    3 Reasons to Consider School Districts When Buying a Home

    Even if you don’t have or never plan to have school-age children, the quality of nearby schools can have an impact on how much you pay, and how much you sell a home for later.

  13. This brownstone is listed in Boston for $5.5 million.

    Should You Buy a Condo? A Breakdown to Help You Decide

    From cost to negotiating with neighbors, here are a few factors to keep in mind when considering whether to purchase a condo.

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    Tips for Buying a Home in the Fall

    Here’s what you need to know about jumping into the market at this time of year.

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    What Is ‘Risk’ in Real Estate?

    You’ve undoubtedly heard about reducing your “risk” in real estate, but have you ever really thought about what that means?