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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?
It's true that anyone can shop for a house, and even get a peek inside, without formally signing on with a real estate agent. But what are some of the benefits of using an agent to buy your new home?
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
Buying a house is a bit easier these days thanks to technology. There are now so many tools to aid us in the process that we can do much of the work from home. These are 10 tools that harness the power of modern technology and make the home buying process as painless as possible.
The Internet has changed the home-buying process. We no longer have to call up a real estate agent, wait for a list of prospective houses and check them out in person to begin the home buying process. We can do that online first.
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
When the economy sours, home vacancies dramatically increase. But who is responsible for abandoned properties, and what can you do about it? We have the answers.
Moving can be stressful -- maybe even a bit frightening for first-timers. But it doesn't have to be. Having a timeline and a checklist can help.
The volatile housing market, money woes and uncertainty at work can make the idea of home ownership downright scary for many first-time home buyers. You want to make the right decision about whether to rent or buy a house, but lacking a crystal ball, what should you do?
By Sara Elliott
Buying your first home is super exciting, a little nerve-wracking and a huge decision. For some, the emotional roller coaster may be enough to keep you renting forever. But don't fret; a home inspection can help quell some of those fears.
Buying your very first house can seem like a daunting task. While thoughts of white picket fences and granite countertops might be dancing in your head, you don't want to be carried off by a dream and left holding a serious bill. But if you go into it with some research and a little help from others, you can make the right choices as a first-time home buyer.
Unless you only operate with cold, hard cash, credit is a way of life. And managing that credit to keep you in the money is extremely important. Where does you credit score come into the equation, and what does it mean?
That stately brick home with the foreclosure sign out front looks like a great deal, but investing in a foreclosed property is a risky venture. What you see isn't always what you get, and you could lose your shirt.
Home is where the heart is for sure, but in these uncertain economic times, home might turn out to be where the jobs are, too. These 10 cities boast low unemployment rates and reasonable living costs. Did your city make the list?
By Sara Elliott
So, you're in the car rolling along and you see it, your dream house. While you may not be able to afford everything on your wish list, you will want a few amenities you've been yearning for. But do you really need them?
By Sara Elliott
Whereas a few years ago you could get a subprime loan without much trouble, the mortgage mess has led to a lot more caution in the way home loans are approved these days. If you're credit needs work, owning a home may be a distant dream.
By Sara Elliott
The upside of a housing-market crash? Prices fall, making it a great time to buy. Buying your first home isn't a simple process, but it's entirely doable with a little preparation. Where should you start?
By Julia Layton
You're standing at your new house and all of your things are locked inside a truck out front. The movers piled a bunch of extra charges onto your bill, and they're holding your stuff hostage until you pay up. What could you have done to prevent this?
Moving day is exciting, but it can also be stressful. There's a lot to do, and you want it all to run smoothly. What can you do to make moving day a breeze?
You've accepted the promotion and narrowed down the list of potential new homes, and you'll be moving soon. Now comes the hardest part -- planning the move and telling the kids. What can you do to make the move as anxiety-free as possible?
Your friends are meeting you to help unload the truck and arrange furniture. But what else do you need to do when you arrive at your new home?
The big move is only a few months away. As you look around your home, you can't help but wonder how you accumulated so much stuff. You don't have to take it all with you -- you can have a yard sale.
All your stuff is finally at the new house and most of it is unpacked. So your house is starting to feel homey, but you're not quite as at home in your new town. What can you do to fix that?
Whatever the reason for your move, getting everything you own from one home to another can be difficult to orchestrate. So, rather than just play it by ear, it's a good idea to make a solid plan well in advance of your move.
Is there an art to packing a box? Yes. Is there a strategy for labeling and organizing those boxes? Yes. Is there a good reason you should pack two months in advance. Yes. Find out more in this article.