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Educated Buyers Make Happier Homeowners

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The best defense against making avoidable mistakes is education. The more you know about something, the less likely you are to screw it up. So you’d think home buyers would want to learn as much as possible before heading out to find a house to purchase. After all, buying a house is major financial transaction and a serious commitment. And …

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Home Buyers Get An Early Start On Spring

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A home sale isn’t official until the closing process has been completed and all the paperwork has been signed. However, that usually doesn’t happen until about a month after the buyer’s offer is accepted. In the meantime, the sale is considered pending. In other words, the home is under contract but not officially sold. But, though it hasn’t been made …

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Some Simple Steps To A Greener Home

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There are a variety of reasons you might want to make your home green. From allergies to energy bills, giving your home an environmentally minded upgrade can not only be better for your health and utility costs, it can also improve the value of your home when it comes time to sell. It is true, after all, that energy efficiency …

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Financial Optimism May Boost Housing Market

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The number of American households that believe the economy is improving has jumped 14 percent since last year at this time, according to the recently released results of a quarterly survey from the National Association of Realtors. That improvement could have an impact on home buyers and sellers as the spring season begins. That’s because, the more confident a person …

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Sales Numbers Show Homes Selling Quickly

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Though the number of previously owned homes sold in February fell from the month before, homes sales are still up from one year ago. There’s also no shortage of interested home buyers, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors. In fact, Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, says buyer traffic is stronger than last year and it’s …

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Will This Year Be Better For Buyers Or Sellers?

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If you want to know whether this year is going to be good for buyers or sellers or both, you need to watch for a couple of factors. First, take a look at the housing market. A recent uptick in mortgage rates, combined with higher prices and lower inventory, have made buying a home slightly less affordable than it was …

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The Nation’s Best Cities For Selling A Home

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With spring quickly approaching, now is the time of year when home buyers start getting serious about finding a house to buy. That means, it’s also the best time of year for homeowners who have been thinking about putting their home up for sale. With for-sale inventory low in many markets, it’s a good time to be a home seller. …