Buying and Selling
A Checklist of Steps Leading to the Purchase of a Home

A Checklist of Steps Leading to the Purchase of a Home

Having a checklist when purchasing a home can assist you with any concerns you may have about the process and ensure that it goes as smoothly as possible. While it is impossible to guarantee that everything associated with your house purchase will be easy and go smoothly, you can reduce your risk.

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Coastal Living in Los Angeles

Coastal Living in Los Angeles

One of the most coveted benefits of living in Los Angeles is its access to the Pacific Coast. You’ll find plenty of Los Angeles beach houses to choose from during your house hunt – with some of the most desirable properties tucked away in cities such as Venice, Santa Monica,

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Family Friendly Neighborhoods in South Florida

Family Friendly Neighborhoods in South Florida

Although Florida has been a favored retirement location for many decades, south Florida has only truly started burgeoning in the last couple of decades. Many cities in south Florida, in fact, are not known as retirement destinations but as family friendly places to raise children. Fort Lauderdale, for example, offers

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What is Earnest Money When Buying a Home?

What is Earnest Money When Buying a Home?

Earnest money in its most basic terms is known as a “deposit.” When you book a vacation or buy a car, you often have to provide a cash deposit. The balance will still need to be paid on a specific date or financed over time. Earnest money, as it applies

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Buying a Home in Atlanta

Buying a Home in Atlanta

Buying a home in Atlanta offers numerous options from a downtown penthouse to a sprawling home in Buckhead. With a population of approximately 500,000 residents, the city of Atlanta is Georgia’s largest city, and the Atlanta metropolitan area is home to over 5 million residents, making it the ninth largest

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How to Prepare Your House For Sale

How to Prepare Your House For Sale

by Karlton Utter Curb Appeal Tips: First, try really hard to look at your house through an outsider’s eyes. Go for a walk outside, long enough to clear your mind and senses. Come back to your house, pretending you’ve never seen it before. Take notes on what looks “off” and

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The New Neutral: Making Your Home Inviting for Prospective Buyers

The New Neutral: Making Your Home Inviting for Prospective Buyers

It’s true you want prospective buyers to come into your home and feel like they could live there — even move in tomorrow! But that doesn’t mean that your house needs to look generic or boring. What will make your home the most appealing? It’s a look we call the

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Fremont CA Real Estate: Homes in the Heart of the Bay

Fremont CA Real Estate: Homes in the Heart of the Bay

If you are looking at real estate in Fremont CA, now is a great time to buy.  Learn more about what the different Fremont neighborhoods have to offer. Fremont CA real estate options include single-family homes, condominiums and investment properties. Living in Fremont gives residents access to multiple recreational options,

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Mesa AZ Real Estate: Something for Everyone

Mesa AZ Real Estate: Something for Everyone

Those seeking real estate in Mesa AZ, will be greeted by the scene of breathtaking mountain ranges, surrounding a thriving community. Located just 20 miles east of Phoenix, Mesa’s population was 443,875 residents as of 2014. That figure has grown 3.27 percent since 2000, a testimony to Mesa’s ability to

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Ask a Pro Q&A: Buying an Older Home

Ask a Pro Q&A: Buying an Older Home

Welcome to another installment of Ask a Pro! Today we are talking to Karlton Utter, Director of Learning at Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, about how to determine the price of older or historic homes. Q: We are looking to buy a property built in 1925 that needs extensive

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