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  • Understanding Escrow and Earnest Money

    A real estate agent understands the importance of an escrow and earnest money. If you’re selling your home by owner, you need to know what these are and how they apply to you.  Earnest money is just like it sounds. It means that the potential buyer is earnest in his desire to buy your home. […]

  • The Game of the Real Estate Market

    Just like playing the game of Monopoly, there are specific rules to follow in order to get the right property at the right time.  The rules of the game will be dependent on who you are, what your individual tastes are and what type of investment you are looking for.  However, before you even start […]

  • Real Estate Bird Dogs

    Investment is the number one word for real estate.  However, those who play a part in the investment will make a large difference in what is available to you.  Whether you are working towards finding real estate property for profit or for your first home, knowing where the resources are and what they do can […]

  • Deciding on the Loan

    It isn’t always easy to decide which type of loan will benefit you the most.  All of the possibilities that are opened to you are different and will provide you with various benefits.  Before jumping into a loan, you want to make sure that you have evaluated your individual needs.  The main idea behind a […]

  • Use These Smart Tips to Make Your House Sell Faster

    Even if everything goes well, selling your home can be a stressful process.  In some cases you may need to sell quickly.  There are some things you can do to help your home sell faster. A home that looks good will sell more quickly than one that is not well maintained.  Simply keeping your house […]

  • Rent or Buy? How to Know What’s Best for You

    There are many reasons why you may have decided to purchase a home – a growing family that needs more space, you’re tired of paying rent and want to invest your money and you’d like to get the tax breaks that homeowner’s enjoy. Those are just a few. Don’t simply compare what you’re paying in […]

  • What Happens During the Closing of a House?

    A real estate closing is when the home officially transfers from the seller to the new buyer. It’s also the event where all the money is settled up – including what the real estate agent earns on commission from the sale if you hired one to sell your house.  This process is usually a fairly […]

  • Do You Have Enough Homeowner’s Insurance?

    Most mortgage lenders require homeowner’s insurance.  They want to make sure that if anything happens to your home, the balance of the loan is paid.  But many people don’t realize that they may need more coverage than what is required by the lender. Homeowner’s insurance covers the actual structure of your home.  Most policies also […]

  • Staying Safe While Showing Your Home

    Showing a home has the potential for all kinds of danger to both real estate agents and those who are selling their homes by owner. You always want to be safety conscious from the moment that you make the decision to sell.  For starters, be careful what you put in your listing. You won’t want […]

  • Here’s Why Flood Insurance isn’t Included in Your Homeowner’s Insurance

    Homeowner’s insurance is an important thing for any homeowner to have.  It covers your home and belongings if they are destroyed by disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, or fires.  But many homeowners do not realize that standard homeowner’s policies do not cover flood damage. Flood insurance is not included in regular homeowner’s insurance because most […]

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