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Author: Joe Barbee

Real Estate Purchase Agreements: 7 Things Home Buyers Must Check—or Else

Every home sale starts with a real estate purchase agreement—a legally binding contract signed by home buyers and sellers that confirms that they agree upon a certain purchase price, closing date, and other terms. While the forms and wording vary across the country (LawDepot.comoffers free purchase agreements for each state), there are certain words common to all that you’ll […]

Priced Out of Your Dream Neighborhood? How to Find Its Cheaper Twin

Few things put a crimp in your home-buying dreams like realizing you’ve been priced out of your ideal neighborhood. Hey, it happens. But that doesn’t mean your house hunt should end—it just means you’ll have to open your mind to new neighborhoods. We know: It’s hard to say goodbye to a place you know and love, but if you want to […]

Selling Your Home? Relax! 5 Things to Not Bother Fixing First

Selling your home? Then you’ve likely had that rude awakening where a real estate agent tours your home and breaks some tough news: Your house needs work before it goes on the market. For starters, you’ll have to fix the boiler. And paint. And replace those outdated cabinets … the list might go on and on. Given that all these tweaks cost money, […]

One-Story vs. Two-Story Home: Which Is Better?

One-story versus two-story home: Which is better? When house hunting, this question is worth considering—and the answer isn’t as simple as you might think. The number of floors in a home affects not just the way it looks, but also how easy it is to navigate and maintain, how much you’ll pay for heating and cooling, and much more. Just so […]

Buying a House? Here’s Some Advice You’ll Hear—and Should Totally Ignore

Buying a house? Then you’ll no doubt hear tons of advice from people who’ve been through the home-buying process before and want to pass their sage wisdom onto you. Problem is, sometimes the advice that “everybody knows” is right isn’t. Fact is, housing markets change over time—and the rules vary widely based on where you’re looking to live, along with lots […]

The One Room That’ll Make Buyers Bail, Even If They Love the House

In my yearlong house hunt, I’ve toured countless homes, and that first visit is a lot like a first date. It can be going great, right up until you spot your personal deal killer—like a pack of cigarettes in her purse, or white socks with sandals. Check, please! Same thing happens when shopping for a house: The tour could be going swimmingly until […]

The 4 Most Common Reasons Why Your Home Insurance Company Will Drop Your Coverage

Homeowners usually see their payment to their home insurancecompany as a necessary evil. The coverage they offer helps protect your home, belongings, and investment, but those payments can hit your wallet hard. Shelling out thousands of dollars on an insurance policy may feel like a large financial burden, but did you know that your insurance company can choose […]

How to Sell a Home With Foundation Problems

“Foundation problems.” Those two words are enough to make homeowners quiver and home buyers run screaming. The foundation, after all, is the base of a house, and when something goes wrong with it, problems with everything built on top often follow. From cracked walls to sagging porches, the complications from a faulty foundation can be significant. But they’re […]

What Is a Gated Community? The Pros and Cons of Buying a Home Inside

What is a gated community? It’s a collection of homes that are accessible only to residents and their guests—thanks to (you guessed it) a gate or wall across any roadways in or out. Gated communities can be found throughout the U.S., so if you’re looking to buy a home, you might wonder: Is living behind those gates something you’d like? While […]