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9 Savvy Ways to Negotiate on a Home Purchase

Finding the right home for you and your family is one thing; buying it at the price you want and can afford is quite another. That’s where savvy negotiating comes into the picture. If you want to land the home of your dreams at a price and terms that you’re comfortable with, be sure to employ the following negotiating tactics.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Blunders Buyers Are Often Guilty of in a Seller’s Market

Buying a house is not the time to be making mistakes. It’s likely the biggest financial investment you’ll ever make, so you want to be sure to get it right. If you’re in the middle of a hot seller’s market, steer clear of making any one of the following buyer blunders.

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Curb Appeal: 7 Ways to Boost the First Impression of Your Home

Curb appeal speaks volumes to prospective buyers. Nobody is going to be enticed to spend the big bucks on a home that looks shabby from the outside, unless the buyer is a flipper or investor. Otherwise, you’ll likely be sending buyers in the other direction if your home’s exterior leaves much to be desired.

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What Are HOA Special Assessments and Why Should You Care?

You’ve most likely already heard of a homeowner’s association (HOA), which is basically the governing entity over homes and common areas within an HOA community. It’s the HOA that sets forth a set of rules and regulations that homeowners need to follow and charges a set monthly fee that covers the cost of maintaining the community.

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Tips for Listing Your Condo For a Quick Sale

While there are certainly similarities between selling different forms of real estate, there are also some differences that should be noted as well. Before you even begin the listing process for your condo, it would be wise to understand what these differences are.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top 9 Things to Consider Before Putting an Offer on a Home

Out of all the purchases you ever make in your life, a home is likely the biggest. Take the time to consider the following in order to ensure you’re making a sound buying decision.

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Green Energy Loans: New Bills Introduced to Protect California Borrowers

Two new bills have been recently introduced in California that will protect homeowners with ‘green’ energy improvements on their properties that have been financed through the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loan program.

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Pros and Cons of a Month-to-Month Lease For Tenants

The majority of leases are typically for a 12-month time frame. After that 12-month lease expires, tenants can enter a month-to-month tenancy unless a completely brand new contract is negotiated and signed.

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Moved For Your Job? You Can Deduct Certain Moving Expenses

The process of buying and selling is certainly an expensive one, so anything you can do to save a buck or two would be a welcomed proposition. The good news is, you might be able to save a little of money by deducting some of your moving expenses if you’ve relocated because of a change in job. However, there are certain criteria that need to be met in order to qualify for such deductions come tax time.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top 9 Reasons Why Closings Are Delayed in Real Estate

In the majority of cases, real estate closings happen on time as per the scheduled date. However, there are times when such closings may be delayed for any number of reasons.

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