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7 Compromises You Should Never Make When Buying a Home

By Wendy Helfenbaum | Sep 21, 2017 Every successful home search begins with a wish list. Armed with your inventory of must-haves, you’ll know how to focus your search and recognize a potential home that isn’t worth your time. Still, there’s a … Continue reading

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What “Great Bones” Really Means

Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, September 12, 2017 “This house has great bones.” As a real estate professional, you’ve heard the phrase countless times. You’ve probably even uttered it more than once. But what do we really mean when … Continue reading

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A Sign That More Housing Inventory Is Coming

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, September 11, 2017 Homeowners who have decided to stay put in their current properties may soon be ready for a move, helping to relieve stubbornly tight housing inventory. The evidence is in Fannie Mae’s … Continue reading

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Myths Sellers Believe About Pricing Their Home

Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, September 07, 2017 Many home sellers succumb to myths about home pricing that don’t match the reality of the housing market. Realtor.com® recently highlighted several of those common pricing myths, including: You won’t always … Continue reading

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Flooded Homes Can Be Fixed But…

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, August 30, 2017 As Hurricane Harvey moves off the coastline of Texas, it’s leaving massive flooding in its wake that has destroyed homes and businesses. Until the floodwaters recede, cleanup efforts are mostly on … Continue reading

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3 Remodeling Mistakes That Hurt Resale Values

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, August 28, 2017 “Projects that take a home significantly beyond community norms are often not worth the cost when the owner sells the home,” says Scott Robinson, president of the Appraisal Institute. “If the … Continue reading

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Inventory Relief for Desperate Buyers?

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, August 25, 2017 If your buyers have been frantically searching for a home as the inventory crunch grows tighter, some relief may be on the way. It’s a challenging environment, with homes in July … Continue reading

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HARP Extended Through 2018

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, August 23, 2017 The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that it is extending HARP, a popular government refinancing program, through Dec. 31, 2018. The Home Affordable Refinance Program was to expire on Sept. 30. … Continue reading

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Are Open Floor Plans Losing Appeal?

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, August 21, 2017 Open floor plans, which typically combine the kitchen, living room, and dining room in one large, open area, have dominated home design trends in recent years. But now, buyers may be … Continue reading

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