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Author: Joe Barbee

Closing on a House Checklist: 6 Things Home Buyers Must Do Before They Move In

Welcome to your Closing on a House Checklist—a rundown of everything home buyers need to do in the 11th hour before they get their hands on those keys. Because when you’re approaching the finish line in your home-buying journey, you want nothing to go wrong, right? That’s why we’ve put together a home closing checklist, which outlines your […]

‘I Backed Out of Buying My Dream Home’—and You Won’t Believe Why

When buyers make an offer on a home—and, after some haggling, the sellers accept—most hope that this is it. They’re almost home free! Still, making an offer on a home doesn’t always mean your happily-ever-after moment is in sight—and sometimes, that’s actually good news for buyers. Because certain things might just crop up that could give you […]

Proof of Funds Letter for a Real Estate Purchase: Why Home Buyers Need It, Bad

A proof of funds letter is a document that proves that a home buyer has enough liquid cash to purchase a home. It’s essential paperwork that all home sellers will want to see, so home buyers shouldn’t feel prepared to make an offer without one. “Sellers won’t want to take their property off the market without knowing that the buyers are truly able to […]

7 Dumb Reasons People Can’t Sell a Home

Trying to sell your home, but no one’s buying? Don’t beat yourself up quite yet—there are lots of complex reasons why a home might not sell the instant it hits the market, many of which are beyond your control. However, there are also a lot of (to put it bluntly) dumb reasons a home won’t sell, too—things […]

When Should You Make an Offer Below Asking Price? 5 Clues It’s Time to Take a Gamble

Homes are expensive, and getting even more so every day. (Also, water is wet and the sky is blue!) Making an offer over asking price—sometimes by absurd amounts—has become a harrowing norm for today’s buyers. But even as the market rockets upward, there are always those buyers. You know the type: You visit their new home for a […]

Yes, You Can Still Deduct Interest on Home Equity Loans Under the New Tax Law

While the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) adversely shifts the playing field for home mortgage interest deductions, all is not necessarily lost. Many homeowners will be blissfully unaffected because “grandfather” provisions keep the prior-law rules in place for them. That said, many homeowners will be adversely affected by the TCJA provision that for […]