Staging Tips for a Faster Sell and Top Dollar

After touring cluttered, messy, or dysfunctional homes, buyers find that much more appeal in the polished, staged home. Most real...

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Addendum: An addendum is a document included in a homebuyer’s Purchase Contract that contains additional information or requests for items...

Navigating the Post-Inspection Period

You’re excited that you have a purchase contract. Now, are you ready for the home inspection results? The post-inspection negotiation...

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APR (Annual Percentage Rate): The APR is a measure of the cost to you of borrowing money. The APR reflects...

Choosing the Right Mortgage Lender for Your Needs

All too often, ready and willing home buyers jump right into the home search process before they’ve even considered meeting...

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Closing Disclosure: A multi-page form that provides final details about the mortgage loan you have selected. It includes the loan...

Avoid Buyer’s Remorse When You Purchase A Home

It’s an exciting time when you buy a home, whether it’s your first one or your third one. Because buying...

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Pre-approval: An evaluation of a potential borrower by a lender that determines whether the borrower qualifies for a loan from...

What Financial Information Must I Reveal to My Real Estate Agent?

Most people regard their financial circumstances as personal and confidential. Since buying a home is one of the largest purchases...

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Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) Limits and rules placed on a group of homes by a builder, developer, neighborhood association...

What You Should Know When You Buy in an HOA Community

Homeowners Associations (HOAs) govern over 300,000 communities throughout the U.S. Many newer developments are part of an HOA, but the...

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Fair Market Value: The most probable price that property will sell for in both a competitive and open market....

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