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10 BEST-KEPT SECRETS FOR BUYING A HOME

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Buying Secret #10: Keep Your Money Where It IsIt’s not wise to make any huge purchases or move your money around three to six months before buying a new home. You don’t want to take any big chances with your credit profile. Lenders need to see that you’re reliable and they want a complete paper ...
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WHERE TO START

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Buying a home can be one of the most stressful things you do in your life.  It doesn't have to be that way but sadly it ends up being very stressful and for no reason.Where do you start to look?  What Realtor do you choose?  These are very good questions and should be your first questions after you'...
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REALTOR VS AGENT - WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

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Not All Agents Are REALTORS®, and the Difference Is Meaningful.As a prerequisite to selling real estate, a person must be licensed by the state in which they work, either as an agent/salesperson or as a broker. Before a license is issued, minimum standards for education, examinations and experience,...
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DO SWIMMING POOLS INCREASE PROPERTY VALUE?

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As Realtors, we often are asked this question during this time of year: “Will a pool increase the value of my home?”I know in South Mississippi the vision of your back yard being transformed into a tropical oasis is quite appealing, especially when temperatures begin to climb. The thought of a ...
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KEY: AVOID THESE PITFALLS IN REAL ESTATE NEGOTIATIONS

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Seller:​​ “What! Is this buyer insane? They really think my home is worth $10,000 less than list price because it has dining room wallpaper! Tell them I will reduce the price $1,000, that is my bottom line!” Buyer: “This seller must be stuck in the '80s — please inform them that wallpaper is NOT ...
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FACTS REALTORS WISH ALL CONSUMERS KNEW

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Home ownership is still the cornerstone of the American dream. In this age of online shopping for everything from toothbrushes to houses, many consumers are becoming confused over the importance of using a Realtor and working with just one Realtor.Here is some important information that all ...
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FSBO OR A REAL ESTATE AGENT

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Are Real Estate Agents Required?No law requires you to hire a real estate agent when you sell a house. Some states, however, particularly in the eastern half of the country, require a real estate attorney to handle the transfer documents and closing. Check with your state department of real estate ...
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