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Should I Sell My House Now? What to Expect in 2024

Note: This article is a rewrite from 2023, updated for current market conditions. The extreme seller’s market left a deep impression on the housing market. For a brief period, sellers were able to ask for anything and everything—and plenty of buyers were willing to...
Will Home Prices Drop in 2024? What Experts Predict

Will Home Prices Drop in 2024? What Experts Predict

Many homebuyers and sellers are eager to know if home prices will drop in 2024. The shifting market has everyone wondering how it will affect them. We may be in the midst of a housing market correction. Keep reading to find out why experts anticipate minimal home...

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How Real Estate Agents Get Paid

How Real Estate Agents Get Paid

Trying to navigate a real estate transaction can feel like learning a new language. There's a big difference between knowing the basics and being fluent and visiting a country where you only know how to say "Hi" and "Where is the bathroom?" A reliable real estate...

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15 Essential Questions to Ask a Realtor

15 Essential Questions to Ask a Realtor

If you’re planning to buy a home, there’s a good chance you’ve thought about the kind of home you’d like to buy. And if you have a home to sell, you’ve likely pondered how much your property could sell for. But buyers and sellers often forget to think critically about...

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How to Sell a House in Colorado (Essential Info for 2023)

How to Sell a House in Colorado (Essential Info for 2023)

The housing market has received a reset. What was an incredibly strong seller’s market a year ago has shifted - buyers now hold power. Sellers who want to sell their homes quickly will have to pay attention to the details now, and not just rely on the super-hot market...

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Selling Your Home Without a Real Estate Agent

Selling Your Home Without a Real Estate Agent

Selling your home without a real estate agent can be exciting, but the process can also be stressful and time consuming. A For Sale By Owner (FSBO) seller must commit to not only getting their home ready to sell but also marketing their home until they find a...

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How Real Commissions Impact Home Equity

How Real Commissions Impact Home Equity

In 2021, 92% of people selling a home used a real estate agent. Real estate agents can make the process of selling a home more transparent and less overwhelming. But at what cost? Licensed agents earn a real estate commission for selling your home. The traditional...

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Contingent vs Under Contract: What’s the Difference?

Contingent vs Under Contract: What’s the Difference?

Odds are if you’re in the market to buy a house you’ve seen the terms contingent and under contract. But how do you differentiate contingent vs under contract aside from simply reading what the sign or online real estate listing says? For homeowners selling their...

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Assessed Vs Market Value: What’s The Difference?

Assessed Vs Market Value: What’s The Difference?

The assessed value versus the market value of a home are often very different leading to confusion among homeowners. They are viewed as something that should be similar but in reality, they are very different from each other. Usually, the assessed value of a home is...

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What Fixes are Mandatory in a Home Inspection?

What Fixes are Mandatory in a Home Inspection?

One of the most important things you can do when you’re buying a home is getting a home inspection. And if you’re the seller, a home inspection can be one of the scariest things, since this might give you a few surprises. But when you sell your home, it’s always best...

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How to Sell a House for Cash: A Complete Guide

How to Sell a House for Cash: A Complete Guide

Chances are you’ve seen one of those signs or billboards that reads “we’ll buy your house for cash!”. Real estate investing is becoming increasingly popular, with small to large investors buying homes for cash across the country. But, selling to an investor isn’t the...

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Atlanta Housing Market: December 2021

Atlanta Housing Market: December 2021

As we approach the heart of winter, the temperature may be dropping, but the real estate market is as hot as ever. Fall saw a decrease in inventory across most markets, as is standard for this time of year. As inventory decreases it’s no surprise the market remains...

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Charleston Housing Market: December 2021

Charleston Housing Market: December 2021

As we approach the heart of winter, the temperature may be dropping, but the real estate market is as hot as ever. Fall saw a decrease in inventory across most markets, as is standard for this time of year. As inventory decreases it’s no surprise the market remains...

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Denver Housing Market: December 2021

Denver Housing Market: December 2021

As we approach the heart of winter, the temperature may be dropping, but the real estate market is as hot as ever. Fall saw a decrease in inventory across most markets, as is standard for this time of year. As inventory decreases it’s no surprise the market remains...

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Phoenix Housing Market: December 2021

Phoenix Housing Market: December 2021

As we approach the heart of winter, the temperature may be dropping, but the real estate market is as hot as ever. Fall saw a decrease in inventory across most markets, as is standard for this time of year. As inventory decreases it’s no surprise the market remains...

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Raleigh Housing Market: December 2021

Raleigh Housing Market: December 2021

As we approach the heart of winter, the temperature may be dropping, but the real estate market is as hot as ever. Fall saw a decrease in inventory across most markets, as is standard for this time of year. As inventory decreases it’s no surprise the market remains...

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Seattle Housing Market: December 2021

Seattle Housing Market: December 2021

As we approach the heart of winter, the temperature may be dropping, but the real estate market is as hot as ever. Fall saw a decrease in inventory across most markets, as is standard for this time of year. As inventory decreases it’s no surprise the market remains...

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How Long Should You Own a House Before Selling?

How Long Should You Own a House Before Selling?

Buying a home is often the biggest purchase of a person's life. Thus, it's no surprise that homeowners choose to stay put in their houses for a fairly long time. According to Zillow, the average home buyer stays in their house for 13 years. However there are always...

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The Best Time to Sell a House in North Carolina

The Best Time to Sell a House in North Carolina

The best time to sell a house in North Carolina depends on a variety of factors. These range from current market trends and the type of home you have, to your personal situation and financial position. Your real estate agent’s listing strategy can also play a role in...

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How Long Does An Appraisal Take? What You Should Know

How Long Does An Appraisal Take? What You Should Know

A residential appraisal is an unbiased estimate of the true (or fair market) value of what a home is worth, in the current real estate market. Buyers typically need a mortgage loan to afford a home. As a result, a mortgage lender will order an appraisal to ensure that...

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What Is a 1031 Exchange: How Do You Use It?

What Is a 1031 Exchange: How Do You Use It?

No, it’s not a vague mailing address - wait, it actually might be. But in real estate, a 1031 exchange is a swap of one investment property for another. It allows the deferring of capital gains and depreciation recapture taxes.  What is a 1031 Exchange? The term gets...

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How Much Is My House Worth? A Complete Guide

How Much Is My House Worth? A Complete Guide

In recent months, the housing market has seen dramatic increases in home values across the country. Many sellers have chosen to take advantage of the increased equity that came with higher home prices. As a homeowner, you may have found yourself asking more than once...

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How to Reset Your Home’s Days On Market

How to Reset Your Home’s Days On Market

Days on market refers to the number of days a home is active on the market before it enters a pending status. A home in pending status means that there has been an official contract that is accepted by the seller.  One of the conditions buyers look at when...

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Capital Gains Tax on Real Estate: Start Here

Capital Gains Tax on Real Estate: Start Here

Becoming a homeowner is a huge accomplishment, and a solid investment. When you purchase a home, your first thought likely isn’t about the price you’ll get for it when you sell someday. Instead, you’re probably thinking of improvements you want to make, or how to...

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