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There are few professions in America as exciting, vital, and misunderstood as the real estate agent. They do quite a bit for our communities, helping us to buy and sell homes and advising us in matters of real estate investing. However, despite their value, there are quite a few people buying homes without an agent. While this is completely legal and not impossible by any means, it does present quite a few problems that a lot of people do not foresee. Buying a home without an agent can actually make the process much harder, and, in some cases, could end up costing you more money than it would have cost to hire an agent in the first place. So, in order to dispel rumors and explain what the home buying process would look like with and without and agent,

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Some people have the gift of a golden thumb—one who is great at doing what others feel is the impossible. For instance, most people don’t have all that is required to fix up a home without training, knowledge, and the physical capacity to do all that taxing manual labor. However, some people are great at it, and enjoy it to boot. For those people with the knack for fixing and building, buying homes to fix and sell is a profitable business.

Before you give up because you don’t have any prior experience in fixing up and selling homes, stop for a moment and think of the possibilities and financial opportunities that come with this job. You may not even have to be the one to do the manual labor. Intrigued? Check out the following list of things to

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When it’s time to move there are a lot of things to do as well as a lot of decisions that have to be made. Amongst all these decisions, the one that seems to be avoided most frequently is whether you should live in a single-family home or a multi-family unit. Of all the multi-family units you can choose from, the ones you will see the most on the market are townhouses, duplexes, condominiums, and apartments. They are each different in their own way with nuanced differences that can dramatically affect the way of life of those who choose to live there. But what are these differences and what are the pros and cons of living in one of these multi-family units?

The Townhouse

Townhouses are very closely related to duplexes, but they are a bit

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Buying a home is a big step in everyone’s life. The need for shelter as a human being is strong, but you aren’t just buying shelter when you sign those papers. Homes are a place where you can find protection from the physical threats that are out there as well as the emotional ones as well. They are a place where you can make memories, a place where you can feel safe, and a place that you can all your own. Unfortunately, though, homes are not indestructible. There are forces in this world that can do both major and minor damage to your home without much warning, so it is best to be ready for when they hit. While there is no way to prevent a disaster, there are some ways that you can increase your home’s chances of surviving. There are no

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It’s important to have a good credit score these days. In the modern world, credit scores have become even more important, as every financial decision you make is recorded and poured into your credit score. Something that needs to be done to help people out is education on the matter; many people don’t know what their credit score is, why it’s important, what goes into it, or how to raise it. Well, for starters, let’s cover a few facts about credit scores:

*What is a credit score exactly? It’s your track record; it shows how reliable you are financially. It’s important—possibly critical, as having a low credit score could cause you hardships and become the obstacle that stands in your way when you want to do something like refinancing a home or

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When you buy a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, you will indefinitely need a credit score and a good one at that. The credit score is a vital part of the home buying process, yet there are many people, especially those who are buying their first home, that don't know what it is and why it is important. If this has ever caused you to wonder, then you are in the right place. Today we are going to give you a basic understanding of what a credit score is, why it’s important. Please consider however that this is only a basic lesson. There are more things to know about credit scores that we don’t have the time to explain today. Make sure you talk with a professional such as a lender or a loan officer at a bank for more information.

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When you’re getting ready for your home appraisal, it’s normal to feel nervous. What are the appraisers going to look for? What are they going to check? Is there something I am able to do to help things go well? These are just a few of the things that may enter your mind when getting ready. The scariest part of any new adventure is the unknown. Calm your mind by learning what exactly the home appraiser will check for when looking at your home. The following is a list of what home appraisers check at an appraisal:

They will look at your amenities. The home appraiser will look at the features in your home. Does your home have air conditioning and central heating? What types of air and heating does your home contain? What appliances do you have

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Buying a home consists of numerous payments. From down payments to recurring costs over time, and not to mention any renovations or changes that may need to be made, it can add up to quite a large sum of cash. However, although it’s quite pricey to buy a home, if you do it right and know ways to save here and there, you will end up keeping more money in your pocket than if you just went in unknowing. For good tips on how to save money when purchasing a house, check out the following list of money-saving techniques:

*Think ahead. If you start saving and thinking ahead of time—well before you are actually searching for houses to buy—you will come out on top. Start saving for a down payment. Down payments are typically 10%, but the more you put down

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The phrase “For Sale By Owner” is something most of us have heard but not a lot of us really understand. When it comes to houses on the market, what does it really mean to the buyer and seller for a house to be “For Sale By Owner” (also referred to as FSBO)? On the surface, the difference is simple: when a house is FSBO, there is no listing agent associated with the house and its selling process. That’s right—the seller is their own agent. This seems like it could be either really beneficial or really awful, right? Well, when done correctly, it can be an amazing path to take. However, it’s not the path for everyone.

If a person were to sell his or her house without a listing agent, he or she would need to be familiar with the housing market

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Having an open house is a great way to interest possible clients in the home or homes you hold an open house in. Open houses are a way to show the public the inside of the home, the amenities it comes with, and gives the interested parties a chance to imagine where they would put furniture if they were to move in themselves.

When choosing the open house date, choose weekends where you and prospective buyers usually have more time. Have your open house a few times, at the same times within the month. For example, have your open house Sunday from 3 pm - 6 pm, for the month of April. So that people who are thinking about visiting your home can come see it for the first time, or the second, or third time, to make a decision. Remember to review the

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