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What Is a Home Warranty? (And Why You Should Consider Getting One)

What is a Home Warranty? (And Why You Should Consider Getting One)

By Tara Mastroeni / April 30, 2021
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Homeownership can come with many costs in addition to your monthly mortgage payment and utilities. Maintenance is one of them. If you don’t want to have to worry about footing the bill for a big, unexpected repair, one of the…

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The Market’s Hot: Should You Increase Your Listing Price?

The Market’s Hot: Should You Increase Your Listing Price?

By Aly Yale / April 28, 2021
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The housing market is incredibly hot right now, and with inventory so low, sellers undoubtedly have the upper hand. If you’re looking to sell your home, it might have you wondering if you can increase your listing price — and…

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How to Remove a Property Lien Before You Sell Your House

How to Remove a Property Lien Before You Sell Your House

By Aly Yale / April 23, 2021
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If you’re considering selling your house, you might want to check for liens first.  Liens — or claims filed against the property due to an unpaid debt or bill — can often stall a home sale or prevent it entirely.…

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What to Do When Your House Sells Faster Than You Expect

What to Do When Your House Sells Faster Than You Expect

By Aly Yale / April 21, 2021
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Homes are selling incredibly fast in today’s market. And for most sellers, that’s a great thing. But what if you haven’t found your new home just yet? Where will you move to once the transaction goes through? With closing day…

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Home Buying Digitally: How to Stay Safe While You Do It

Home Buying Digitally: How to Stay Safe While You Do It

By Aly Yale / April 14, 2021
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A lot of the home buying process is now done online — especially during the pandemic. Buyers are taking virtual tours, signing contracts on their phone, Zooming with their real estate agent, and, in many cases, even attending their closing…

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5 Thoughtful Housewarming Gift Ideas (and What to Write in the Card!)

5 Thoughtful Housewarming Gift Ideas (and What to Write in the Card!)

By Tara Mastroeni / April 9, 2021
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Picking the right housewarming gift is always tough. While you never can go wrong with a bottle of wine, there are undoubtedly other options out there that your host might enjoy more. With that in mind, we have five thoughtful…

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6 Ways to Get Your Offer Accepted in a Competitive Market

6 Ways to Get Your Offer Accepted in a Competitive Market

By Aly Yale / April 8, 2021
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Homes are in high demand these days. The only problem? There aren’t many to choose from. Unfortunately, that’s led to an incredibly competitive market — one where prices are rising and offers are often met with steep competition.  For most…

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What Buyers Need to Know About the Fair Housing Act

What Buyers Need to Know About the Fair Housing Act

By Aly Yale / April 2, 2021
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It’s officially National Fair Housing Month, which celebrates the groundbreaking passage of the Fair Housing Act over five decades ago. If you’re not familiar with the law or the protections it includes, now’s a great time to learn — especially…

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5 Helpful Things You Can Do Before Applying for a Mortgage

5 Helpful Things You Can Do Before Applying for a Mortgage

By Tara Mastroeni / March 31, 2021
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Applying for a mortgage is a big step, so you’ll want to go into the process as prepared as possible. We have five helpful tips for things you can do before applying for your home loan. Read them over to…

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What You Need To Know About The Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)

Sellers, Here’s What You Need To Know About The Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)

By Tara Mastroeni / March 19, 2021
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When you hire a real estate agent to help you sell your home, one of the things that they will do for you is to help you decide on the correct listing price for the property. However, many sellers wonder…

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