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Saving energy-and money-on your utility bill is a simple task if you follow these guidelines. Thanks to extreme weather conditions and poor public utility policies in some states, home electric bills have shot through the roof. Unfortunately, forecasters predict no end in sight to even higher el...
1. Don't buy if you can't stay put. If you can't commit to remaining in one place for at least a few years, then owning is probably not for you, at least not yet. With the transaction costs of buying and selling a home, you may end up losing money if you sell any sooner - even in a rising market...
Is it Safe to Buy a Foreclosure? At first, bank-owned houses seemed like some of the best bargains in town, but then the robo-signing controversy made buying seem like a risky proposition. It's safe to buy a previously foreclosed-upon house if title insurance is available on it, experts say. The ...
How to Price Your Home for Sale Tips and techniques to help you determine a realistic asking price before you list your home for sale. A critical skill for any seller! So, you've decided to sell your home and are now eager to get it listed. But how do you handle the pricing side of things? What's...
Sellers Benefit From Using a REALTOR According to the National Association of REALTORS the median home price for sellers who use a licensed agent is 16 percent higher than a home sold directly by the owner. Selling a home is a complex transaction that takes time, effort and expertise. A REALTOR c...
Thinking about buying a home in 2011? If so, you'll find this top-ten list helpful. When you've completed most of the steps on this list, you're probably ready to buy. Home-buying activity is expected to pick up a bit in 2011, when compared to 2010. High inventory, low mortgage rates, and a slowl...
Many home sellers these days are asking, "how can I possibly sell my house in this market?"  The good news is, houses are selling but only the smart sellers are getting buyer's offers.  What do the smart sellers know that the rest of the market does not?  They know that these six "C" strategies w...
Owning a home invokes more than a sense of pride and freedom. It is also a long-term investment opportunity. With tax season in full swing, it is a great time to speak to your tax advisor about the tax advantages associated with homeownership. Some of these benefits include: Reduce your taxable ...
 Weichert, Realtors recently learned that it was nominated for four 2010 Performance Awards by the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE). The awards will be presented at LeadingRE's annual conference later this month. In 2009, Weichert received the Award of Excellence for Outgoin...
Existing-home sales rose again in January for the third consecutive month. According to the National Association of Realtors, sales of existing single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops increased 2.7 percent in January, and are 5.3 percent above the sales level in January 2010. This...

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