Buying a Home

Making an Offer on a House [Step-by-Step]

If you’re a home shopper who’s made your way to this article, there’s a good chance you’ve already been pre-approved for a loan, searched houses online, viewed a few in-person, and narrowed down your choice to the home you ...

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15 Common Real Estate Questions

Real Estate FAQs As you might imagine, real estate agents field quite a few questions every day. People are naturally curious, and it’s an agent’s job to guide folks through the often-complex world of home buying and selling. You might ...

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What Should Home Inspections Include? [Checklist]

What is a Home Inspection? A home inspection is an examination of a home for any structural or mechanical defects. They are carried out by professionally-certified inspectors, typically after an offer is made on a house that has been put up for ...

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16 Reasons Appraisals Come In Low

There’s no bigger emotional turning point in the home buying process than the moment a buyer makes an offer on a home. The transition from merely shopping to formally putting some skin in the game introduces higher levels of anticipation for ...

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Is Zillow Accurate? Not Very. Here's Why.

It's fun to kill time and look up your home's value onZillow. Surely it is a guilty pleasure to dream about your upward spiraling net worth. It's also fun to play the home price prediction game, especially in the fast-moving West Coast real estate ...

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