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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 […]

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How to Buy a Home From a Family Member Without the Risk of a Huge Feud

Buying a home is hard, but if you want to learn how to buy a home from a family member, you’re entering truly treacherous territory. Because, let’s face it, we’ve all been to family dinners where a seemingly benign issue can instantly turn into a blood feud. And when it comes to real estate—usually the […]

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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The 3 Most Boring Parts of the Home-Buying Process—and How to Deal

When all is said and done, buying a home is exciting—and a milestone to be celebrated. But if you expect each step of the process to be a thrill ride, we’re here to tell you you’re sorely mistaken. In fact, between the rush of the hunt for the perfect place and the extreme satisfaction of […]

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8 Real Estate Documents to Keep—and What Happens If You Don’t

Which real estate documents should you keep after buying a home? After all, you don’t want to have to file all of it if you don’t have to; but you also don’t want to chuck something crucial. Your closing company is required by law to keep a record of your closing documents, so that’s a good fallback […]

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A Septic System Inspection Should Be Done How Often?! Costs, Precautions, and More

A septic system inspection is one of those home maintenance tasks that you might put off, and then put off some more. Because septics exist underground in the backyard, they are often out of sight, thus out of mind. But letting it go too many flushes without an inspection can result in some major problems if the system […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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