SELLING A HOME

Selling a home can take patience, but with proper staging and preparation, a home can sell in no time. Learn what it takes to sell a home with these articles.
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  • 10 Things to Do Before You List Your House
    10 Things to Do Before You List Your House

    We wish it were as easy as putting a sign in your front yard and listing the house on the Internet, but selling your home is going to take a little bit more work than that. But you don't have to spend a ton of money to get it ready. See more »

  • 10 Things Your Appraiser Doesn't Want You to Know
    10 Things Your Appraiser Doesn't Want You to Know

    You'll deal with a lot of different people in your quest to buy or sell a home: a realtor, inspector and lender. But the one who might have the most power over the outcome is the appraiser, and he just may be hiding something. See more »

  • Can you trade in your house like you can trade in your car?
    Can you trade in your house like you can trade in your car?

    In today's sluggish real estate market, people are finding new and creative ways to sell their houses. Some are even turning to an automotive deal to unload their house: the trade-in. See more »

  • How Home Sales By Owner Works
    How Home Sales By Owner Works

    For Sale By Owner signs are popping up all over the place. More and more people are sidestepping real estate agents and selling homes on their own. Some sellers save thousands of dollars this way. See more »

  • How Home Staging Works
    How Home Staging Works

    Home staging isn't decorating -- it's more like depersonalizing your home to make it more attractive to potential buyers. See more »

  • How House Flipping Works
    How House Flipping Works

    House flipping is buying a house or property and selling it for a profit. If everything works, you could make out well. But if something goes wrong, you could be stuck with an extra mortgage payment. See more »

  • How Multiple Listing Services Works
    How Multiple Listing Services Works

    When you buy or sell a house, you'll probably encounter a multiple listing service. But some agents are concerned because people sidestep them and instead use the multiple listing services to share information. See more »

  • How Reverse Mortgages Work
    How Reverse Mortgages Work

    You may have seen advertisements staring celebrities James Garner or Robert Wagner that go something like this... "If you're 62 years of age or older and own your own home..." They're endorsing reverse mortgage loans. But is it a good idea, or are they just trying to make a buck? See more »

  • How Selling a House Works
    How Selling a House Works

    Selling a house is a complicated process, no matter how good the real estate market is. Whether you're a first-time home seller or not, you probably have a bunch of questions. See more »

  • How Short Sales Work
    How Short Sales Work

    When you can't afford your mortgage any longer and don't want to foreclose, a short sale seems like a good idea. How do you qualify for one, and what should you watch out for? See more »

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