April 10, 2011

Do You Need a Real Estate Agent When Selling a Home?

If you're selling a home, you're probably considering a real estate agent. Then again, you might be running in the other direction. Real estate fees are huge and getting bigger all the time. Depending where you live, a real estate agent can take up to 10% of your closing price, something you should definitely factor in when thinking about how to price your home.

Of course, real estate agents have their good points, too -- selling a home privately is not for everyone. Before you try, make sure you read the following tips.

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December 29, 2008

Can You Get a Great Deal in the Foreclosure Market?

What You Need to Know About Buying a Foreclosure Home

Buying a foreclosure home is a great way to get a great deal on real estate. The problem is, it's not always easy to find the real foreclosure deals without running into a few scams along the way. How can you safely navigate the muddied waters of the foreclosure market? Here are a few things to keep in mind when searching for a foreclosure home.

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December 2, 2008

Can You Buy a Home In Today's Real Estate Market?

The Real Estate Market Is Changing the Way Homes are Bought and Sold

A few short years ago the real estate market was pretty much cut and dry. If you wanted a home you went out and made an offer, applied for a mortgage and generally got what you wanted barring any serious credit problems. Nowadays, thanks to the foreclosure crisis and the downward value trend, it's not so easy to buy a home the traditional way. Are you better off renting? Maybe not. Here are a few things to consider...

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