Real Estate Term of the Week

RESNET: The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) is a recognized national standards-making body for building energy efficiency rating and certification...

What You Should Know About “Green” Upgrades in a Home

As energy efficiency rises in importance for today’s home buyers, sellers need to know what features the environmentally-conscious are focusing...

Real Estate Term of the Week

Exclusive Right: Property listed as “exclusive right” is available for sale. The seller’s broker will receive a commission from the...

Buyer Etiquette for Touring Homes

You’ve lined up several homes to tour for the afternoon with your Realtor®. You’re excited to get your home search...

Real Estate Term of the Week

CMA (Comparative Market Analysis): An evaluation of similar, recently sold homes (called comparables) that are near a home intended to...

What’s the Difference Between a Zestimate and a CMA?

Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, the chances are good that you’ve checked out Zillow’s Zestimate on homes in...

Real Estate Term of the Week

Consideration: Something of value bargained for in exchange of real estate. Money is the most common form of consideration, but...

Home Buying 101

Buying real estate can be a daunting endeavor. For most of us, it’s probably the largest purchase we’ll make in...

Real Estate Term of the Week

Effective Age: The number of years of age that is indicated from the condition of a structure’s improvement rather than...

Fix Ups and Repairs You Should Make Before Selling Your Home

You’re preparing to sell your home but aren’t sure where to start. If you want to get the most money...

Real Estate Term of the Week

Blue Ribbon School: The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States government program created in 1982 to honor schools...

Great Things About Your Home You Forgot to Mention

If you’re selling your home, you may already know the most desirable features that buyers look for in online home-for-sale...

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