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Landscaping to Sell Landscaping to Sell

By Matea Shosho

The first impression potential buyers have of your home is of its exterior. If you are trying to impress your potential buyers, you have to do it from the moment they set their eyes on the exterior of your property, so it would be wise that you spend time improving the landscaping. Having a great looking exterior can significantly improve your chances of selling and usually returns 100% the investment you put in.

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Cheap Home Improvements for Sellers Cheap Home Improvements for Sellers

By Conrad Bastable

Selling your home can be a demanding process, and making the best impression on potential buyers is one of the most important parts of it. Doing it cheaply and quickly is likely to net you the best returns.

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Avoiding Moving Scams Avoiding Moving Scams

By Derren Peters

Too many horror stories have been told about moving companies doubling, tripling, or otherwise increasing their rates to exorbitant prices - only after loading the owner's belongings onto the truck.

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Two Strategies for Debt Reduction Two Strategies for Debt Reduction

By Derren Peters

Whether you're planning to start a family, buy a house, or make any other large investment in the near future, yet have a significant amount of debt, you'll need to take a look at strategies for debt deduction. Here are two of the most popular strategies for debt reduction that you can do on your own.

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Tips on picking a vacation home Tips on picking a vacation home

Getting or renting a vacation home is a great idea. To improve your experience make sure that you know who to contact in the case of an emergency, pay with a safe method like a credit card, and make sure you see the location of your property.

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What If The Appraisal Comes Back Low? What If The Appraisal Comes Back Low?

By Derren Peters

You negotiated the price, drew up all the contracts, and bought champagne for the closing. Then the appraisal came back lower than the sale price. Now what?

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How to avoid Foreclosure Rescue and Mortgage Modification Scams How to avoid Foreclosure Rescue and Mortgage Modification Scams

By Christina Kelley

Scams often promise to save you from foreclosure. Con artists often know who is falling behind on their mortgages, since mortgage lenders are required to publish notices before foreclosing on homes and private firms compile and sell lists of foreclosed properties to distressed borrowers.

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Passage of Title Passage of Title

One of the most important legal steps of buying a house is the Passage of Title, and for the same reason, it also tends to cause the most trouble. Here are some key facts to know about the passage of title on your own property.

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Importance Of A Home Inspection Importance Of A Home Inspection

By Christina Kelley

You've found the house of your dreams and negotiated the seller down to a price you can manage. There is one more important thing you need to do to make sure you don't end up paying thousands of dollars in hidden costs.

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What is the role of an Appraiser? What is the role of an Appraiser?

By Christina Kelley

Real estate is expensive and changes hands much less frequently than most commodities. For this reason, the market value of any particular property is often difficult to determine. The role of a real estate appraiser is to help their clients to systematically determine the market value of a property, which is one of the first steps in a real estate transactions whether you are a buyer or a seller.

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