First-Time Seller Tips: What You Should Know In Advance

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First-Time Seller Tips: What You Should Know In Advance

When I put my house on the market, nobody told me about the flurry of real estate agent meetings, showings, open houses, and staging appointments. When you add the paperwork, I was overwhelmed. After the process was over and I left the closing, I decided to create a website that focused on all of those things that I didn't know I'd have to do. My goal for this site is to make sure that other first-time sellers have a resource to learn what they can expect from the sale and closing process. I hope that the posts here help you prepare for your first sale with the confidence of an old pro.

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Is Your Dream Home Appraising For Less Than The Asking Price? What Are Your Options?

20 December 2016
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If you've been in the house-hunting process for months, you may be ecstatic to finally have found your dream home -- only to have these dreams crushed when the appraisal amount for the real estate property comes in well below the asking price. What are your options if the sellers are unable (or unwilling) to lower the sale price to the appraisal value? Read on to learn more about the potential outcomes of such a situation. Read More …

2 Real Estate Neighborhoods In NYC To Look For When You Own A Car

20 December 2016
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You don't tend to think of New York City as being a great place to own a car. The area tends to be very packed. In Manhattan, for instance, you will likely have to either jockey for parking spots with tons of other people and switch spots to avoid the alternative side rules, or you will have to park in a garage. The garages charge quite a bit of money, which many people just can't afford (when you combine it with what they pay for rent for a Manhattan apartment). Read More …

Top 3 Reasons Why A Retirement Community May Be Right For You

20 December 2016
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Are you or your parents at or nearing retirement age? Are people suggesting that you should move to a retirement community, but you don't feel "old enough" yet to do that? But retirement communities aren't just for people who are "old" or sick. There are many reasons why you or your parents might want to live in such a place, some of which you may not have previously considered. A few reasons why you might want to give this more thought include: Read More …

Two Ways To Get The Down Payment You Need To Buy A Home

19 December 2016
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Depending on who underwriters your loan and the type of dwelling you purchase, you could be required to put as little as 3 percent or as much as 20 percent down on a home. For many first-time homebuyers, coming up with that much money can be very challenging. However, there are places where you can get help with this aspect of buying a house. Here are two options. Down Payment Assistance Grants Read More …