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Seller Beware: FSBO is Not Your Best Option

Every so often, there is a FSBO flare, and many people decide that they can quickly and more profitably sell their homes without the assistance of a listing real estate agent. A small bump in market prices seems to bring

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Safety Tips for Real Estate Agents

Real estate is a rewarding and satisfying career, but as with any other profession, it comes with its own hazards. In one tragic case in Arkansas, Beverly Carter told her husband that she was showing a house to a buyer.

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Purchasing Investment Property to Lease: Need to Knows

Fort Lauderdale was recently picked by Forbes magazine to be one of the best places to invest in real estate. Fort Myers, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa, Jacksonville, and West Palm Beach also made the list – giving Florida seven cities out

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Understanding Closing Costs

Q: I have been saving up to buy a one-bedroom condo, with the target date for purchase between summer of 2017 and 2018. I plan on having a 20 percent down payment, and have set aside money for insurance, HOA

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Home Inspection: Don’t Buy a Home Without It!

Q: My partner and I are buying our first home together, but we can’t afford to spend a lot. We finally found a nice place, and the owner admits that it needs a little work. It’s a FSBO listed as

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A Family Home: A Primer for New Parents

Congratulations, new parents! You’ve passed the every two hour feedings, some of you have dealt with colic, and all of you have made panicked runs to the ER or walk-in-clinic. Now that baby is starting to toddle, you might be

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Four Neighborhood Criteria to Consider

What makes a great neighborhood for one person might not mean the same thing to another. For young parents, good schools are often a make or break deal. Seniors might look for a neighborhood with good public transportation to help

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Five Reasons Your Electric Bill is Sky-High and Five Things to Do About It

Ah, the first electrical bill of summer. The jolt. The shock. The cold chills as you contemplate the damage to your piggy bank. There are reasons your bill is so high, and there are things you can do about it.

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5 Tips to Help Sell Your Home Fast

Need to sell fast? You’re not alone. A lot of people have sudden changes that mean putting the house up for sale and moving in a hurry. Your real estate agent can help you, but here are five tips to

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Final Walk Through: 5 Reasons Why You Should

You may have heard about doing a final walk through of your future home just before the closing, and a lot of people see this as an optional step. Just because it’s optional doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do it,

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