Selling Your Home – Negotiating

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Is there a secret to good negotiating?There are several cardinal rules to negotiating effectively. One is, do your homework, and learn as much about the seller or the buyer as you can. Another is to play your cards close to your vest and not reveal too much information to the other party or their agent.…

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Selling Your Home – Disclosure

Whose obligation is it to disclose pertinent information about a property?In most states, it is the seller, but obligations to disclose information about a property vary. Under the strictest laws, you and your agent, if you have one, are required to disclose all facts materially affecting the value or desirability of the property which are…

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Buying Your Home – Foreclosures

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Do you have to buy HUD homes through a realty agent?You can only purchase a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development property through a licensed real estate broker. HUD will pay the broker’s commission up to 6 percent of the sales price. Are foreclosures an option?A foreclosure property is a home that has been…

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Buying Your Home – Finding the Right Home

What are the pros and cons of adding on or buying new?Before making a choice between adding on to an existing home or buying a larger one, consider these questions: Do we dig deep and buy a dream home or settle for a starter home?Choosing between a smaller house in an affluent neighborhood, an older,…

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