7 less-obvious things to do when you move into your new home

Moving into a new home is a daunting but exciting process. There are many well-known steps to follow: clean the home from top to bottom, connect your utilities, unpack your belongings, update your address with your contacts and service providers, etc. This article isn’t about those steps. Instead, here are seven less-common but worthwhile things ...

What real estate listing status terms mean

When is a home for sale not quite a home “for sale”? Surprisingly often. If you’re just starting your search for a new home, you may have noticed the numerous terms used to describe a home’s status on the market. To the uninitiated, this industry jargon can be a source of confusion and frustration, making ...

What to do if your home won’t sell

It’s a seller’s market in much of the US right now, but that doesn’t mean your home is guaranteed to sell right off the bat. You should be prepared for anything when putting your home on the market, and that includes the possibility that you might not receive any offers. What to do then? Here ...

5 mistakes to avoid when buying a home in a seller’s market

Many economists have predicted that 2017 will be another good market for home sellers. If you’re planning to move in the year ahead, that’s good news for your home sale, but it could mean certain challenges for your purchase. Whereas buyers can get away with certain missteps when the market is against sellers, it’s important ...

How to host an effective open house

Open houses are an integral part of the home-selling tradition. Though their importance has declined some with the rise of Internet home shopping, and they attract “nosey neighbors” along with interested buyers, open houses can be an effective way to have many potential buyers view your home at once. The real estate agent you’re working ...

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