Real Estate News

Sept. 14, 2023

Seller Beware! 6 Half-Truths That Can Destroy the Odds of Selling Your Home

 

By Kathleen Willcox

Aug 29, 2023

The truth, as you’ve heard, can set you free. And when trying to sell your house, that old adage is especially relevant.

Sometimes bending or obscuring the reality of a home’s past might seem like the easiest path ...

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April 24, 2023

What is an Easement in Real Estate?

When you’ve found the perfect house, you may be surprised you have to work around a property easement. You’ll want to include learning about any easements among your steps to buying a house because the rights granted by an easement could affect your privacy and future plans for the property ...

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March 13, 2023

What is a Listing Agreement?

You’re ready to sell your home. You found the perfect real estate agent, and you’re more prepared than ever to get your property on the market. But first, you’ll probably need to sign a listing agreement.

A listing agreement is a legally binding contract between the seller (you) and the real estate ...

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Jan. 16, 2023

Don’t Get Duped! 5 Common Real Estate Scams and How To Avoid Them

What’s one thing buyers, sellers, renters, and landlords all have in common? They can all fall victim to a real estate scam.

 

In fact, home-related hoaxes are on the rise. Losses from real estate cybercrimes have gone up nearly as fast as home prices—totaling more than $350.3 million ...

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Sept. 26, 2022

Walkability As The Ultimate Amenity For Luxury Homebuyers

In American suburbs spawned in the post-war era, sidewalks largely existed for show. Everyone drove everywhere; few would have been caught dead walking. In such a municipality, it was implausible you’d make a new acquaintance on the street, unless you exchanged names, numbers and insurers after being involved in a ...

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Sept. 12, 2022

Short-Term Rentals Prove Ideal Complement To Remote Work

The Covid-19 pandemic and the emergence of short-term rental companies like Airbnb have given birth to a new breed of real estate. This fresh wave blurs the demarcation between hotels and homes, sparking developments designed from the ground up to serve dual purposes. On one hand, they meet the need ...

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Feb. 7, 2022

Will Home Prices and Rents Finally Fall? Our Bold Predictions on Real Estate in 2022

Here’s what we already know: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the real estate market has been on a wild ride of unprecedented highs and lows—record-high home prices on one side, record-low mortgage rates and available homes for sale on the other. It’s been a time of overwhelming stress for many ...

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June 7, 2021

Will the Housing Market Frenzy Die Down? That Depends on Sellers

 

The coronavirus pandemic raised the temperature considerably on the nation’s housing market. The past year has been marked by soaring prices, logic-defying offers over asking price, and steep competition as sellers have been hesitant to put their homes up for sale.  But the heart-pumping, bank account–depleting housing market ...

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