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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Home equity loans put you into deeper debt. Learn the best ways to negotiate and manage home equity loans in this article.

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You do have a choice of real estate agents and you don’t have to settle on the first one you meet. Learn about different types of real estate agents from this article.

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Flipping a house means you buy it for a low price, make some improvements and then sell it for a lot more. Learn how to make a budget for flipping a house in this article.

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Foreclosed homes can be purchased for low prices. Learn how hard it is to flip a foreclosed house in this article.

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The housing market is competitive and your house should look good if you’re planning to sell it. Learn about things to do before selling your house from this article.

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Whether you’re selling your house with the help of a real estate agent or not, it’s important to not overvalue it. You can learn more about whether or not to accept that offer on your house by reading this article.

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Once you’ve found a buyer for your home, there are just a few more steps to take before the process is complete. You can learn more about who to contact in order to close your home sale from this article.

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A reverse mortgage is a loan you can borrow against your home without having to pay it back as long as you live there. Learn about the different kinds of reverse mortgages in this article.

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Reverse mortgages can be a great way for seniors to translate their home equity into cash, but they have their downside too. Learn about the pros and cons of reverse mortgages in this article.

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If you did your homework before getting your pet, you probably budgeted out how much per year it would cost you. But did you realize simply owning an animal can reduce your home's value?

By Danielle Fisher

Selling a home is hard enough, but selling a home with pet damage is even more difficult. So before you list your home, there are several repairs you definitely have to make before buyers ever step foot inside.

By Danielle Fisher

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Presentation and first impressions mean everything when selling a home, and real estate agents know that neutral colors can be safest. But do you have to use only neutral paint colors when selling your home?

By Matt Cunningham

First impressions are everything when selling your home, and it's critical that your decor puts the house's best foot forward. So, what are some paint colors that can help with the sale?

By Matt Cunningham & John Perritano

It's hard enough to sell a house right now without being stuck with a less-than-desirable real estate agent. What are some signs that an agent may not have the skills to sell your house?

By Rebecca Fairley Raney

You've hired a real estate agent, and you're well into the selling process, but things aren't going well. What can you do if you're worried that your agent might not be able to sell your home after all?

By Rebecca Fairley Raney

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Do you have to get a home value appraisal? In most cases the answer is yes. Find out when you do and when you don't.

By Terri Briseno

The value a home appraiser sets can make or break the sale of your home. So what can you do to assure your home appraises at the price you want?

By Terri Briseno

Pricing your home for sale can be tricky. When looking at such high numbers, it's easy to be blasé about 10k here or there. On the flip side, you don't want to price your home out of the market entirely. So how do you set a price for your home?

By Garth Sundem

Home staging is the process of transforming your house from a home into a show-worthy work of art. It can reduce time on the market and add to your eventual takeaway. So what's the best way to stage your home?

By Jacob Clifton

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If your house has been on the market awhile without gathering bids, no one can blame you for being stressed out. But how do you know when it's time to lower your asking price?

By Garth Sundem

If you're planning to sell your home, chances are you've already done the math and decided it's the right time. But how much should you spend on home renovations and fix-up before you put your house on the market?

By Jacob Clifton

In a slow real estate market, you can't just put a for sale sign in the yard and expect eager buyers to come knocking down your door with offers. Instead it's best to hire a listing agent to bring buyers and get you the best price possible. But how do you choose the right agent?

By Matt Sailor

A professional and successful listing agent can be a huge asset for you when you're putting your house on the market. But did you know that there are actually things you should never tell your agent while they're selling your house? Read on to find out what they are.

By Matt Sailor

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These 5 inexpensive staging tips can help you get your home sold. Learn 5 inexpensive staging tips from HowStuffWorks.

By Cristen Conger

The staging do's and don'ts will help sell your home fast. Follow the staging do's and don'ts from HowStuffWorks.

By Cristen Conger