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How to avoid rental scams

  People who are looking for a new apartment will find many different ways to make the process easier. But sometimes an easier process does not mean that it is more reliable. If you are out there trying to rent a new apartment, you need to learn how to avoid the rental scams that could […]

How To Avoid Rental Scams

  The Internet has created a lot of great industries and allowed commerce to flow into places it normally would not take place. But the Internet can also be a place where criminals pull off scams that hurt honest people. If you are apartment hunting, then you will want to be careful when using the […]

How To Fight A Tax Assessment

  Your city or town will periodically conduct tax assessments on some or all of the properties within the city or town limits. Depending on the laws in your area, you might get a letter about a pending assessment or you might have to read about it in the local newspaper. At the end of […]

What is Dual Agency: Why Buyers and Sellers Should Avoid It

  Real estate agents are trained to represent buyers and sellers. In a standard transaction, there is one agent representing the buyer and a second agent representing the seller. The two agents are usually the ones who do the negotiating on behalf of their clients, and the two agents often find themselves in the middle […]

Millennials Discuss why they Cannot Afford to buy Homes

  The American dream of owning a home with a white picket fence is open to anyone who wants to work hard and achieve success. But the generation known as the Millennials are saying that even with hard work, home ownership is out of their reach. When you listen to the reasons Millennials give for […]

Beyond the Commercials: Understanding Reverse Mortgages

  It is difficult to miss the television commercials and Internet advertising surrounding reverse mortgages and how they can help seniors to plan for retirement. In a 30-second commercial, any type of investment can sound enticing and great. But before you decide to commit to one of these reverse mortgage programs, you should first understand […]

How Real Estate Agents Determine Home Value

One of the many benefits in hiring a real estate agent is that the agent has years of experience in establishing a sales price that will be competitive in your area. It is important to remember that a real estate agent is not an appraiser, so a real estate agent is only going to give […]

Should You Sign A Binder?

  When you approach the real estate agent of a seller, you might be told that you have to sign a binder if you want to purchase the property in question. Is a binder something you want to sign, and can the seller’s agent force you to sign a binder in order to purchase the […]

The Steps to Buying Your First Home

  When you get advice on buying your first home, you usually get information on how to find financing and how to plan your move. But for first-time home buyers, information on how to handle your finances between the time you get pre-approved and apply for your mortgage can be just as valuable and important. […]