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When Is The Best Time to Sell Your House?

Selling your house can be tricky. For most of us, buying and selling homes will rank among the largest financial transactions we will make in our lives. While there are plenty of ways to avoid simple house selling mistakes, it’s particularly hard to know exactly when to sell your house. There are many factors involved. Some […]

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The ‘Best’ U.S. Housing Markets

To say that the U.S. housing market has been hot in 2021 would be an understatement. Sale prices are soaring and bidding wars have become the “new normal.” Buyers and investors are also tripping over themselves to plunk down big money on properties they haven’t even seen in person. If that all sounds crazy to […]

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Real Estate Closing Costs, Explained

Closing costs are part of practically every real estate transaction. Buyers and sellers both incur them, and they apply on top of the property’s agreed-upon sale price. Under U.S. law, financial institutions must fully disclose all applicable closing costs to both buyers and sellers. Furthermore, both involved parties must agree to the costs before the […]

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How To Win a Home Bidding War

I haven’t really talked about this publicly before, but we had to win a bidding war to buy our house last year. To make matters worse, it was right before the onset of the pandemic, making everything that much more stressful. Luckily, we succeeded and my family now enjoys living in a bigger, newer home. […]

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How To Redecorate Your House On a Budget

I’m not sure if it’s because everyone has been stuck inside due to the pandemic or just a coincidence. Whatever the reason, it seems like everyone I know has recently been updating their homes. Whether it’s a minor or major redecoration, all this time indoors has spawned a bunch of amateur interior designers. If you’ve […]

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