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buying | earnest money

Everything You Need to Know About Earnest Money Deposits

By: Jessica Martin
March 15th, 2018

What is an earnest money deposit? How does an EMD differ from a down payment? Where does an earnest money deposit go and why is it important? 

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Buy | Sell | Moving | Real Estate | buying | disclosures | home tips | tips

Why "Stink Up" Your Chances of Selling your House?

By: Jessica Martin
January 26th, 2018

During the sale of your home, you will probably come face to face with an ugly truth - there are certain parts of your house (design and structure-wise) that buyers might not like. It's hard to hear, but read on to learn some of the major aspects of your home that buyers will be looking for and what they really don't care to see (or smell)! 

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Selling | buying | land survey

GUEST BLOG: How a Property Survey Could Save You Thousands

By: RGS Title Insurance
January 4th, 2018

One of the questions frequently asked when buying a home is “do I really need to have a survey done?”  Join Helen Dankos from RGS Title Group as she explains why a land survey is important to you. 

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INSIDER TIPS | buying | co-list

VLOG: How Everyone Loses When you Co-sign on a Loan

By: Eric Stewart
November 28th, 2017

Have you thought about buying a property with or for a son, daughter, friend, or other family member that's not your spouse?  Do you know the ramifications that it could have on your wallet and your credit? Watch as Eric discusses what this could mean for you. 

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buying | title insurance

7 Reasons Why Every Homebuyer Needs Owner's Title Insurance

By: Sage Title Group
November 22nd, 2017

  Buying a home is an exciting and emotional time for many people.  To help you buy your home with more confidence, make sure you get owner's title insurance.  Sage Title Group has put together information on why it's so important. 

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Selling | Real Estate | buying | inspection | appraisal,

What Happens When an Appraisal Comes in too Low During the Sale of your Home? - Secrets from the Eric Stewart Show

By: Eric Stewart
August 10th, 2017

We had a home for which we got a fantastic price. In fact, compared to the comps in the neighborhood it sold for $75-$80 thousand above the other listings! Our clients absolutely loved us. We sold the house in 8 days, and the location and the condition definitely warranted the demand and the interest. We have a system at the Eric Stewart Group. 

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Selling | buying | security | fraud

Word to the Wise: Practice Safe Money Habits

By: Jessica Martin
July 14th, 2017

 There was an incident these last couple of weeks that we’d like to bring to the attention of our readers involving cyber security. Here's a cautionary tale where, even though you do everything right, sometimes you're still at risk. 

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