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10 Things to Consider Before Making an Offer On a Home

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 11:03 AM

If you've narrowed down your choice of a home to one, you may be eager to make an offer and get negotiations started. If you're buying in a tight market where sellers have the upper hand, you may even feel pressured to put in an offer the moment you see...

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10 Mistakes to Avoid When Moving

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 9:30 PM

To help your move go smoothly, we offer these 10 common pitfalls we hope you can avoid:

1. Failing to research your mover

Thoroughly check your moving company before committing to a contract. Are your movers licensed by your state's Department of Transportation? Have you examined their...

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Realtor.com Survey: Men, Women Dig on Digs Differently

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 9:54 AM

So, you've got it bad for "the one" -- you know, the one that keeps you awake at night fantasizing about the day when you can be together.

Wait a second. We aren't talking about that one -- we're referring to a different kind of love affair: a

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Is Living in a Mixed-Use Building for You?

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 10:09 AM

Most Americans want to live in a walkable community, according to a National Association of Realtors study released last year. For many, that means a mixed-use community.

Mixed-use development has made headlines for years across the nation, in urban-renewal projects with goals as varied as transforming downtown Minneapolis to reviving...

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How Rising Mortgage Rates May Impact You

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 9:15 AM

While mortgage rates fluctuate daily and the interest rate you'll pay on a home loan depends on multiple factors, most mortgage experts anticipate an increase in average mortgage rates by the end of 2014.

Before you panic, it's important to recognize that mortgage rate predictions don't always pan...

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How to Handle a Dispute With Your Landlord

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 2:56 PM

Like a fantasy romance, the landlord-tenant match will hopefully last a while and end, if it must, amicably. But when the relationship with your landlord ends, it's not like walking away from a few bad dates. There's money, credit scores, health and safety -- the very roof over your head...

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What the New Mortgage Rules Mean for Borrowers

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 5:25 PM

Whether you're refinancing your home loan or planning to buy a home in 2014, you'll be among the first consumers to apply for a mortgage under new rules established by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Known as "Qualified Mortgages" or QM regulations, these new rules are meant to protect consumers...

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Report: Exterior Remodeling Offers Largest Return on Investment

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 3:11 PM

If you're looking to do some home improvement projects this year, sprucing up the outside of your home is going to give you the biggest bang for your buck, according to the 2014 Remodeling Cost vs. Value report released this month.

The report, an annual collaboration between Remodeling magazine and...

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14 Tips for the Best Garage Sale Ever

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 4:38 PM

When you are preparing for a move, a garage sale or yard sale is one of the best ways to clear away the clutter of old, unwanted stuff.

Wading through your accumulated items may be a bit overwhelming, but it's not as bad as moving to your new home with...

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New Rules Could Change Your Jumbo Mortgage Options

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 3:04 PM

Jumbo loans - high dollar loans typically starting at $417,000 in most areas or as high as $625,501 in higher-cost markets - will see a lot of changes in 2014.

In response to the housing crisis, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, acting under the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, now requires...

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Top 10 Home Improvement Projects

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2014 | 5:24 PM

If you're thinking of selling your home in 2014 or just want to ramp up your home value, it's important to educate yourself on which improvement projects will bring you the most return on your investment.

A great resource for your research is the 2013 Cost vs. Value Report, an...

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5 Ways Home Sellers Can Prepare For the Spring Market

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 10:37 AM

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With spring being the busiest time for real estate, homeowners planning to put their homes on the market shouldn't wait for flowers to bloom before getting ready to sell. Having a few months to prepare can make for a much smoother selling experience.

If...

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Moving in Together? Make Moving Day Go Smoothly

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 10:05 AM

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Planning on taking the plunge and moving into a new place with your significant other? Moving day can be one of the most exciting experiences of the journey -- as long as everything goes smoothly, of course.

By the way, you're not...

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5 Resolutions for First-Time Home Buyers

(1) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 2:52 PM

If you've promised yourself you'll become a homeowner for the first time in 2014, we've got five, easy-to-accomplish resolutions to help get you there.

1. Boost Your Credit Score

Your credit score will play a key role in your mortgage approval and rates. At the beginning of the year, order...

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Experts Predict 2014 Housing Market

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 1:34 PM

The U.S. real estate market made a robust comeback in 2013, surpassing expectations of many economists, as the combination of low inventories and historically low-interest rates caused home prices to rise and even helped fuel bidding wars in some markets, surpassing the expectations of many economists. While positive trends, such...

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Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for Long-Term Renters

(1) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 10:26 AM

If you are a long-term renter, you know that finding a living situation you enjoy and can afford is often a concern. For the start of the new year, we have five resolutions that might be right for you.

1. Become a Stellar Tenant

When landlords have great tenants, they...

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Home Tech Raised the Bar in 2013

(2) Comments | Posted December 26, 2013 | 4:37 PM

Gushing coverage greeted the release this fall of Nest Protect, a home fire alarm that syncs with a Nest thermostat, lights a hallway, and responds to the wave of a hand. The tiny appliance is pricey, about $100 more than simple home fire alarms, but it exemplifies the trends toward...

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The Year's Best Décor Trends

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 8:30 PM

Ease, comfort, and a return to rustic touches marked this year's interior design trends. As we've noted, bright pops of color -- such as purple, teal and emerald -- coupled with cool neutrals made up the palate of 2013. But what about the overall decor? We scoured the blogosphere and...

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7 Housing Trends for 2013

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 9:01 AM

As 2013 comes to a close and real estate experts predict where the housing market is headed in 2014, a look back reveals several trends.

"In 2012 we saw the housing market recover and, going into 2013, we expected continuing recovery," said Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association...

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The Year's Most Searched ZIP Codes

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 5:50 PM

Each year, millions of people log on to realtor.com to search for the perfect apartment rental or, perhaps, their dream home. A big part of that search often involves finding the perfect neighborhood where they can put down roots, raise children, enjoy an empty-nester lifestyle or just make their commute...

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