Why online home value estimators aren’t reliable

Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or refinance a home or are simply curious about its value, online home value estimators are popular tools. Also known as automated valuation models (AVMs), they include services such as Zillow Zestimate and Redfin Estimate. AVMs work by using available data about a property to calculate a home value ...

Who needs your address when you move

When moving to a new home, an important step is to provide your new address to everyone who needs it. However, remembering every person, company and institution that needs to know your address can be a challenge — especially when you’re in the middle of a move. While your exact list of necessary contacts may ...

10 ways to stage your home to sell fast

When you’re getting ready to sell your home, you want to showcase all its positive features. To do this effectively, you may need to take some time to stage your home’s interior and exterior for potential homebuyers in order to sell it quickly and for a great price. Read on to learn about some of ...

Real estate agent helps a happy couple.

What do real estate agents do for homebuyers and sellers?

Buying or selling a home is the biggest transaction in most people’s lives, which is why working with experienced professionals can be crucial. One of the key professionals in a real estate transaction is – not surprisingly – the real estate agent. But what exactly to agents do for homebuyers and sellers? Here’s an overview ...

What’s in a real estate contract?

Buying or selling a home is a big decision, and a lot of work goes into making sure it happens just right. A big part of that is creating a legal framework to ensure the buyer and seller agree on the particulars of the transaction. That’s why any time a home is sold, a contract ...

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