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Earnest money deposits are one of the most critical parts of the home buying process. To show a seller that an offer is serious and made in good faith, a prospective homebuyer will include a check with their offer, for typically 1-2% of the purchase price.
2018’s housing market is hot, with Seattle, Washington enduring the highest rise in home prices, up 14 percent from 2017. So how does Seattle’s market compare to ours in the Washington DC metro area?
Our Market Ready Guide provides strategic advice and useful tips to get top dollar for your house when the time comes to sell.
If you've been with us before, you'll know right away that we have a method to finding the right REALTOR® for you. In the Market Ready Guide, you'll find 10 Questions You Should Ask a Realtor Before You Hire One. This, we believe, is a cornerstone to your real estate agent search. but there's more to take into consideration. Do you know what it is?
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.
Finding the right Realtor® to sell your home can be a challenge. When you begin your search, these Top Myths about Realtors® are important to keep in mind.
I recently held an open house for a contemporary home at the last minute, posting it online on Sunday morning only two hours before it started. I usually discourage people about open houses because they attract neighbors and suspects more often than prospects. Most open houses are only responsible for 1% of all home sales. That is why I generally preach against them.
Remember the old saying, “the early bird gets the worm”? Well, it’s true in many respects. When it comes to getting tickets for a concert, when you’re first in line, you get the best access to seats, right? If there’s a sale on Black Friday and there’s only a certain number of TVs being sold for a dollar, you can purchase one if you’re the early bird. Taking advantage of this basic economic philosophy in the sale of real estate works the same way it does in retail, or other parts of our lives – it applies to just about anything. The key is to bring your home to the marketplace at a time when the demand is at its greatest and the supply is at its lowest.
Let’s face it: Buying a home is a major investment. However, for many people it can end up being more expensive than it needs to be due to some costly mistakes. Here are eight blunders to avoid, and some helpful tips that could mean the difference between financial security and financial distress.
Do you want less hassle when it comes time to sell your home? If so, you may want to think about selling your home “as is.” Selling “as is” simply means putting the property on the market in its current condition, with few or no improvements. Our NEW As Is Guide provides invaluable tips and suggestions on how to effectively sell your home "as is" while still getting an optimal price. Read on to learn the benefits of selling your home “as is” and how a correct pricing strategy could get you more money than you even anticipated.