11 Things To Do When Selling A Fixer-Upper

11 Things To Do When Selling A Fixer-Upper

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In most markets, it's customary for sellers to work on their home until it's in top condition before listing it for sale. But sometimes sellers need to offload their home without making those cosmetic touch-ups -- or major repairs -- for one reason or another. There's...

Buying A Fixer-Upper: A Complete Guide

Buying A Fixer-Upper: A Complete Guide

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Lots of us enjoy whiling away an hour or three watching those shows on HGTV that involve an attractive couple buying a house, spending what seems like a few hours (or days) making some repairs and upgrades here and there, then either moving into the home of their...

18 Things Buyers Should Check During The Walk-Through

18 Things Buyers Should Check During The Walk-Through

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The final walk-through is an exciting time for buyers: The house is almost yours! It can be tempting to spend the time set aside for the walk-through mentally planning where you'll place your furniture and hang your wall art -- but there are some things you should make...

Open House Prep Guide: Get Ready In 19 Steps

Open House Prep Guide: Get Ready In 19 Steps

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An open house can be an ideal way to introduce a bulk of buyers to the property you're hoping to sell them, and done right, an open house can sometimes generate multiple offers. The key, though, is "done right" -- not every open house is going to be a buyer's bonanza,...

How To Choose The Right Rural Neighborhood

How To Choose The Right Rural Neighborhood

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When you buy a home in a rural area, it’s much more of a lifestyle decision than deciding to settle down in a city or even close to a city. And if you aren’t deeply familiar with the place where you want to move, then you’ll need to research what...

How To Choose The Right Suburban Neighborhood

How To Choose The Right Suburban Neighborhood

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Buying a home anywhere feels like a huge step, but getting settled in the suburbs can seem especially momentous for any household. After all, traditionally, suburbs were for establishing a place in the community and raising a family, where you can put down roots and...

How To Choose The Right Urban Neighborhood

How To Choose The Right Urban Neighborhood

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Buying a home without researching (and loving) the neighborhood is a bit like getting married after the first or second date -- a serious gamble that pays off at best, and the prelude to a horrible, costly mistake at worst. When the time comes to sink your hard-earned...