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Top 7 Common Home Inspection Findings

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or not, purchasing a new home is an exciting accomplishment. It can also represent a lot of work and a serious investment, hence the importance of hiring a

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Real Estate: It’s Still a Lack of Supply, Not a Lack of Demand Real Estate: It’s Still a Lack of Supply, Not a Lack of Demand

Real Estate: It’s Still a Lack of Supply, Not a Lack of DemandOne of the big questions real estate professionals are asking these days is whether prospective homebuyers still believe

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Renting in 2021

In many areas across the country, according to recent data from realtor.com, median rental prices have reached their highest point ever recorded. Rents increased by 8.1 percent from the same time

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Family Fun in NWA

If you are making the move to NWA with kids in tow, there are so many amazing things for families to enjoy here! You can even ask our agents! 12 Stones Brokered by eXp Realty Rogers is family

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Moving To Northwest Arkansas soon?

Moving To Northwest Arkansas soon? Are you considering moving soon? Have you thought of Northwest Arkansas? In this blog I want to tell you a little about NWA and some of the events and

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Selling Your House? Make Sure You Price It Right!!!

There’s no denying we’re in a sellers’ market. With low inventory and high buyer demand, homes today are selling above the asking price at a record rate. According to the

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The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To Hear!!!

For many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure about the homebuying process and what

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Home Builders Ramp Up Construction Based on Demand!!!

If you’re thinking of buying a home, there really is no time like the present. With today’s low mortgage rates, you have a great opportunity to get more home for your money. The

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What Do Experts See on the Horizon for the Second Half of the Year?!?

As we move into the latter half of the year, questions about what’s to come are top of mind for buyers and sellers. Near record-low mortgage rates coupled with rising home price appreciation

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Owning a Home Has Distinct Financial Benefits Over Renting!!!

Some HighlightsWhen you rent, you build your landlord’s wealth, your monthly payment depends on ever-rising rents, and you don’t benefit from home price appreciation.On

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Save Time and Effort by Selling with an Agent!!!

Selling a house is a time-consuming process – especially if you decide to do it on your own, known as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO). From conducting market research to reviewing legal

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Homeowner Wealth Increases Through Growing Equity This Year!!!

Building financial wealth and stability remains one of the top reasons Americans choose to own a home, and as a homeowner, your wealth often grows without you even realizing it. In a

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Pre-Approval Makes All the Difference When Buying a Home!!!

You may have been told that it’s important to get pre-approved at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important?

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5 Things Homebuyers Need To Know When Making an Offer!!!

When it comes to buying a house, you’re looking for the perfect place to call home. The problem is, in today’s market there just aren’t that many homes available to purchase. With

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Don’t Wait To Sell Your House!!!

We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market right now. If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling, you have a huge advantage in today’s housing market. High buyer demand paired

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Hope Is on the Horizon for Today’s Housing Shortage!!!!

The major challenge in today’s housing market is that there are more buyers looking to purchase than there are homes available to buy. Simply put, supply can’t keep up with demand. A

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The Right Expert Will Guide You Through This Unprecedented Market!!

In a normal market, it’s good to have an experienced guide coaching you through the process of buying or selling a home. That person can advise you on important things like pricing 

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Homes Across the Country Are Selling Fast!! Check this out!

Some HighlightsIn today’s whirlwind real estate market, houses are selling at astonishing speed – from sea to shining sea.Four years ago, the average house spent 39 days on the market.

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6 Reasons to Celebrate National Homeownership Month!!!!

Our homes are so much more than the houses we live in. For many, they’ve also become our workplaces, schools for our children, and safe harbors in which we’ve weathered the toughest

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Buying a Home Is Still Affordable!!!

The last year has put emphasis on the importance of one’s home. As a result, some renters are making the jump into homeownership while some homeowners are re-evaluating their current house and

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Where Do The Experts Say the Housing Market Is Heading???

As we enter the middle of 2021, many are wondering if we’ll see big changes in the housing market during the second half of this year. Here’s a look at what some experts have to say

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3 Things To Prioritize When Selling Your House!!

Today’s housing market is full of unprecedented opportunities. High buyer demand paired with record-low housing inventory is creating the ultimate sellers’ market, which means

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Your House Could Be the Oasis in an Inventory Desert!!

Homebuyers are flooding the housing market right now to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates. Many have a sense of urgency to find a home soon since experts forecast a steady

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Why You Should Sell Your House Now!

There’s no doubt that 2021 is the year of the seller when it comes to the housing market. If you’re a homeowner thinking of moving to better suit your changing needs, now is

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Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This Year!!!

The question many homebuyers are facing this year is, “Why is it so hard to find a house?” We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, which means real estate is ultra

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Some Buyers Prefer Smaller Homes!!!

Over the past year, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to reflect on what we consider most important in our lives. The place we call home is one of the biggest things many of us are

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Here are 4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now!!

The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there&

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Assisted Living In Arkansas (Just one of the many great things Arkansas can offer)

Here at 12 Stones Brokered by eXp Realty we believe in assisting as many people as we can! And Assisted Living Research Insituite does just that. Assisted Living Research Institute is an industry

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4 Tips to Maximize the Sale of Your House!!!

Homeowners ready to make a move are definitely in a great position to sell today. Housing inventory is incredibly low, driving up buyer competition. This gives homeowners leverage to sell

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Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream???

Since the birth of our nation, homeownership has always been considered a major piece of the American Dream. As Frederick Peters reports in Forbes:“The idea of a place of one

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What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market??

If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move. Here’s why this season is the

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How To Prepare To Make a Down Payment on a House!

One of the biggest hurdles in buying a home is coming up with a down payment—the large chunk of cash that’s typically required to secure a mortgage for a house.Fortunately,

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What Does 'Under Contract' Mean in a Real Estate Listing?

As you scroll through the real estate listings, you might spot a few that say the house is "under contract." But what does "under contract" mean?In most cases, a property is listed as “under

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How to Make a Winning Offer on a Home!!*

Today’s homebuyers are faced with a strong sellers’ market, which means there are a lot of active buyers competing for a relatively low number of available homes. As a

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How Smart Is It to Buy a Home Today??!

Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your current house, if your needs are changing and you think you need to move, the decision can be complicated. You may have to take personal

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Is It a Good Time to Sell My House??!

Last year, many homeowners thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain their confidence when it comes to

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Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year??!

If you’re looking for a home to purchase right now and having trouble finding one, you’re not alone. At a time like this when there are so few houses for sale, it’s

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Millennials: Is It Time to Buy a Bigger Home???

In today’s housing market, all eyes are on millennials. Not only are millennials the largest generation, but they’re also currently between 25 and 40 years old. These are often

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3 Ways You’ll Win When You Buy a Home This Year!!!

There are so many great reasons to purchase a home, and over the past year, we’ve realized more of them than we ever thought possible. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, having a home of

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6 Foundational Benefits of Homeownership Today!!!

Over the past year, our homes have become an integral part of our lives more than ever. They’re much more than the houses we live in. They’re our workplaces, virtual schools, and safe

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Want to Build Wealth? Buy a Home This Year!!!!

Every year, households across the country make the decision to rent for another year or take the leap into homeownership. They look at their earnings and savings and then decide what makes the most

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Turn to an Expert for the Best Advice, Not Perfect Advice!!!

As we approach the anniversary of the hardships we’ve faced through this pandemic and the subsequent recession, it’s normal to reflect on everything that’s changed and wonder what

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Why Moving May Be Just the Boost You Need!!!

As we look back over the past year, we’ve certainly lived through one of the most stressful periods in recent history. After spending so much more time at home throughout the health crisis,

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Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting One!!!!

If spending more time at home over the past year is making you really think hard about buying a home instead of renting one, you’re not alone. You may be wondering, however, if the

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Tips for Home Sellers Who Are Looking to Re-enter the Market in 2021!!!!

Tips for Home Sellers Who Are Looking to Re-enter the Market in 2021 Plenty of homeowners who’d planned to sell their homes in 2020 ended up getting cold feet—understandably, given

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Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates???

Historically low mortgage rates are a big motivator for homebuyers right now. In 2020 alone, rates hit new record-lows 16 times, and the trend continued into the early part of this year.

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How to Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality This Year!!!!!

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage

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4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021!!!!

According to many experts, the real estate market is expected to continue growing in 2021, and it’s largely driven by the lasting impact the pandemic is having on our lifestyles. As many

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Is This the Year to Sell My House??!

If one of the questions you’re asking yourself is, “Should I sell my house this year?” consumer sentiment about selling today should boost your confidence in the right

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3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House This Year!!

It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces. However, despite the anticipation of what’s to come, we can still have deep sentimental

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Why Selling Your House on Your Own in 2021 Is a Mistake!

There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert you

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Why It’s Important to Price Your House Right Today!!

Even in today’s sellers’ market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do. According to the U.S. Economic Outlook by the 

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Turning a House into a Happy Home!!

We talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not, we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership.No matter the living space, the

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Did You Outgrow Your Home in 2020???

It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the way – might not be your

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The Difference a Year Makes for Homeownership!!!

Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point, hitting a new historic low 15 times. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates

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The Do’s and Don’ts after Applying for a Mortgage!!

Once you’ve found the right home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your

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Home Values Projected to Keep Rising!!

As we enter the final months of 2020 and continue to work through the challenges this year has brought, some of us wonder what impact continued economic uncertainty could have on home prices.

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Why Today’s Options Will Save Homeowners from Foreclosure!

Many housing experts originally voiced concern that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families impacted financially by COVID to delay mortgage payments to a later date) could lead to an

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How to Carve the Best Pumpkin on the Block!!

To ensure your jack-o'-lantern is primed for Halloween, follow these tips.While Halloween may look a little different this year, there’s no reason you can’t still have an amazing outdoor

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How to Actually Afford to Buy a Home in America!

Home buying hurdles exist — but research, creativity and flexibility will help you clear them.Home buyers today face tough challenges — housing prices have soared, a dollar doesn’t

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Real Estate Continues to Show Unprecedented Strength This Year!

The 2020 housing market has surpassed all expectations and continues to drive the nation’s economic recovery. The question is, will this positive trend continue throughout the rest of the,

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Home Inspection: What First-Time Buyers Should Know About Home Inspections!

Pamela Moore/iStockA home inspection can be a terrifying process to newbie buyers: What if the house you adore has major problems hiding beneath that shiny new coat of paint? If you lie

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The #1 Reason Not to Wait to List Your House for Sale!

Many industries have been devastated by the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus. Real estate is not one of them.Mark Fleming, Chief Economist for First American,

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Lost Spring Home-Buying Season: Can you still sell your home this year??

The stay at home orders and social distancing guidelines took effect just as the spring home-buying (and selling) season was getting underway. If you are a homeowner who was considering selling your

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Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment???

One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to put 20% down to

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6 Reasons You’ll Win by Selling with a Real Estate Agent This Fall!!

There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert you

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Why Pricing Your House Right Is Essential!

In today’s real estate market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do.According to the U.S. Economic Outlook by the National

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Prepare for the Ultimate Staycation!!

Rule #1 of the best week off at home: Plan ahead.You don’t need to stay in a hotel and play tourist to have a proper holiday. Look no further than your own home for a staycation that dreams

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Is it Time to Move into a Single-Story Home??

Once the kids have left the nest, you may be wondering what to do with all of the extra space in your home. Chances are, you don’t need four bedrooms anymore, and it may be a great time to;

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Guidance and Support Are Key When Buying Your First Home!!

In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout the year. According to the National Association

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Why Selling this Fall May Be Your Best Move!!

If you’re thinking about moving, selling your house this fall might be the way to go. Here are four highlights in the housing market that may make your decision to sell this fall an easy one.

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Say What? Home-Buying Lingo You Should Know!

Need a crash course on real estate terms? This glossary will get you started.DTI, PMI, LTV … TBH, it can be hard to keep all this stuff straight. This lexicon of real estate terms and

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Home Equity Gives Sellers Options in Today’s Market!

Homeownership is one of the best ways to invest in your financial future, especially as your home equity grows. Home equity is a form of forced savings that can work to your advantage as the value

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Housing Market on Track to Beat Last Year’s Success!

Back in March, as the nation’s economy was shut down because of the coronavirus, many were predicting the real estate market would face a major collapse. Some forecasts called for a 15-20%

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Just How Long Does It Take to Buy a House?

kali9 / Getty ImagesTable of contents: Step 1: Getting mortgage pre-approvalStep 2: Finding the right homeStep 3: Closing the dealHow long does it take to buy a house? While estimating a

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The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the Price!

Housing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time last year, and buyer demand continues to set records. Zillow recently 

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7 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors at Home!

Even if you can't mingle with the crowds at your local cafe, you can experience going out while staying (very) close to home.In this current moment when many of us are staying home, one of the best

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The Insane Juggling Act of Trying To Buy and Sell a House During a Pandemic

John M Lund Photography Inc / Getty ImagesBuying and selling a home simultaneously is a stressful juggling act at any point. So what's it like to simultaneously buy and sell real estate during the

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How to save money for a house, whether you're buying next year or 5 years from now

Saving money for a house may take time, but you can make it effortless. Westend61/GettySaving money for a house on an average salary can feel difficult, but the easiest way to do it is to 

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4 things that change when you go from renting to owning a house

Owning a home is very different from renting. Getty Images / Jerry ClevelandOwning a home comes with its own set of unique challenges and benefits renters don't have. As a homeowner,

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Mortgage Points: Are They Worth Paying?

GettyMortgage discount points are portions of a borrower’s mortgage interest that they elect to pay up front. By paying points up front, borrowers are able to lower their interest rate for the

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3 Ways COVID-19 Could Change Real Estate Investing

When the COVID-19 crisis first hit the U.S., it was clear that its impact would not be short-lived. But now, roughly four months later, a lot of people are still reeling from the pandemic,

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Garden for Fall

We’re heading into the fall season, and that means cooler weather is on its way. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, tend to your garden and improve your home’s

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Addressing Breaches in Real Estate Contracts

Addressing breaches in real estate contractsMost Buyers and Sellers expect the home sale to go relatively smoothly. However, sometimes Buyers can hit a bump in the road if the Seller decides to back

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5 Summer Staging Tips for First-Time Home Sellers

5 summer staging tips for first-time home SellersStaging and selling a home in the summertime is typically a smart idea. But there are a few things you’ll need to account for as you stage your

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Should Buyers Waive Home Inspections as a Buying Strategy?

Should buyers waive a home inspection as a buying strategy?In a Seller’s market, Buyers often need to make concessions to get their dream home. For example, Buyers may pay more than the asking

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The One Big Way You’re Probably Surfing Zillow Wrong

SAVEPIN ITSEE MORE IMAGESCredit: ZillowAs I arrive at what feels like day 14,000 of sheltering in place, my familiar, unchanging apartment lends little to my imagination. Once I wrap up my work for

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How has the appraisal process changed?

If you’re looking to buy a home this season — or thinking about refinancing — you may be wondering how things have changed in recent months.Many routine activities, including parts

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The Importance Of Curb Appeal!

What is curb appeal and why is it important? Curb appeal is what gives homebuyers their first impression of a property before they even step inside. The aesthetic look of a home’s

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Don't Fall for These Credit Score Myths

Your credit score plays a vital role in your financial health. It can impact your mortgage options and determine whether you can take out a loan or secure a credit card. Your score could even affect

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How to Clean a New Home

Giving your new house a thorough cleaning before you move in your belongings will get you off to a great start. New construction can leave dust and debris in unexpected places while

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Sort and Get Rid of Stuff You Don't Need Before Moving

Alina Nechaeva / Getty ImagesBefore you start packing, it's a good idea to sort through your stuff, so you don't move things that you don't need and have never really used. Not only will it

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How to Organize, Plan and Prepare for a Household Move

No matter how many times you move, you always seem to find something that you wished you'd done differently. We've created these guides to help you get ready to move and to keep your move on

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Buying a Home When You're Self-Employed

While being an independent contractor, freelancer or entrepreneur can certainly be a freeing career choice, it also comes with some challenges. For instance, it can make getting a mortgage loan

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10 things to watch out for the first time you view a home

Heidi’s BridgeThe first walkthrough of a home is when potential owners get that gut feeling and get a chance to compare a home to their wishlists. While you’ll know if a potential home

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How to remove wallpaper yourself: You’ll likely have to take it slow

Finally ready to tackle that ugly old wallpaper? The first thing you should know is that if you’re dealing with wallpaper that has been in place for years, or possibly decades, you’ll

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3 Important Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Real Estate Agent!

While shopping for a new home in 2017, my husband and I experienced a series of unfortunate real estate-related events. Initially, I chalked them up to house hunting in a seller’s market&mdash

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5 projects that can boost your resale value

If you’re spending time and money to renovate your house, choosing which projects are worth it should be a top priority. You want to recoup some of your costs, don’t you?Many upgrades

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14 No-Brainer Reasons Why You Should Use a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your House

Before she signed with a listing agent, Todd Jones’ neighbor tried to sell her home herself. Jones is a top-selling real estate agent in Los Angeles, so he knows firsthand the hard

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Is it time to look for a new home?

A lot has changed since the beginning of the year. Big events went virtual, social interactions have been limited and many of us have spent much more time in the house than we ever could have

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