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Real Estate Counteroffers: Is There a Limit to How Long This Can Go On?

Is there a limit on the number of real estate counteroffers home buyers and sellers can make? You might be wondering this if you’re in the throes of negotiating a real estate deal. You offer X, the seller counteroffers with Y, you volley back and hope it’s over; yet on and on it goes, like a […]

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Was Your Offer to Buy a House Accepted If the Listing Disappears or Changes?

That seemingly endless waiting period when you’re on pins and needles to find out if your offer to buy a house has been accepted can be more than a bit stressful. In an ideal world, the seller would notify you within 24 hours if your offer is accepted, rejected, or being countered. In reality, getting word from the seller can take […]

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Secured vs. Unsecured Loan: What’s the Difference?

Secured versus unsecured loan: If you’re Googling this phrase, odds are you’re immersed in the process of looking for a loan, and need some clarification on the difference between these two types. So here’s the deal: A secured loan means you put up something of value as a promise you’ll pay the loan back. An unsecured loan requires no […]

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Don’t Budge: 7 Compromises You Should Never Make When Buying a Home

Every successful home search begins with a wish list. Armed with your inventory of must-haves, you’ll know how to focus your search and recognize a potential home that isn’t worth your time. Still, there’s a strange thing that seems to happen when you’re deep in the trenches of house hunting: The more you look, the longer that wish […]

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In a Home Trust, How Does One Beneficiary Buy Out the Others?

Inheriting property from a home trust—whether it’s from a parent or other benefactor—can be a fortunate but complex situation. It’s likely that someone close to you has passed away, so emotional distress could cloud your judgment and inhibit you from making a clear-headed decision about what to do with the property. Plus, if multiple people inherit the home, […]

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Contingent Offers Are Useful for Buyers, but Will They Turn Off Sellers?

If we made a contingent offer, can we still lose the house? If this is a question you’ve been mulling over, welcome to the challenge of selling one home while purchasing another! When homeowners decide it’s time to move to another house, they face the quandary of deciding whether to wait until their old place sells before looking for a […]

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Real Estate Agents Reveal the Toughest Home Buyers They’ve Ever Met

Real estate agents have the pleasure (or sometimes misfortune) of working with an array of home buyers—some good, some bad, and some who drive them totally bonkers. Of course, as is the case with most annoying people, these buyers probably had little self-awareness of the pain they were inflicting. And since it’s never wise to get on the wrong […]

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5 Things Real Estate Agents Wish You Knew About Buying a House

Buying a house isn’t like buying a Slim Jim at the corner bodega. Infinitely more money, thought, and prep work go into acquiring real estate—and given that it’s not a purchase you make often, it’s understandable if you might not be adept at wheeling and dealing. But guess what? There is someone who can show you the ropes well within […]

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Is a Pre-Qualification Letter Enough to Get Your Foot in the Door? Don’t Count on It

A pre-qualification letter is an official document a mortgage lender will give you once you decide you might want to borrow money from the lender. But how much will that letter actually boost your chances of successfully making an offer on a house? Experts say it offers very little help. “I tell most people they can take that […]

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When Are You Committed to a Real Estate Agent? The Exclusivity Question Explained

When are you committed to a real estate agent? That’s a good question to ponder if you’re shopping for a home, since you can’t just hopscotch from one agent to the next indefinitely. Still, if you’re in the very early stages of the home-buying process, it’s often unclear when you and your real estate agent are “going steady.” So […]

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