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How to make an offer on a home

When you find a home you'd like to buy, you'll need to write an offer for it. Follow these steps to create a successful offer. Set a price To write an offer, you need to know how much to offer for the home. To decide on a price, you need to know about two...

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Home buying negotiation tips

You've found the home of your dreams, now it's time to negotiate with the seller to make it yours. Follow these tips to negotiate the best price you can without upsetting the seller and ruining the deal. Don't lowball Start off negotiations by offering a...

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All about home inspections

When you are looking to purchase a home, it's a good idea to get it inspected first. Think of it as a test drive before you plunk down your life savings and most likely, commit yourself to lengthy mortgage. You want to make sure you're getting a quality home....

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Why home buyers need contingencies

Anyone who is thinking of purchasing a home or has ever owned a home has heard about contingencies. What are contingencies? Contingencies are clauses in a real estate contract that stipulate various conditions that must be met by the buyer and the seller for...

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Basics of the real estate contract

The real estate contract is the most often used, yet least understood tool in the real estate business. Whether you are a rank beginner or seasoned expert, there is no excuse for not knowing and understanding the real estate contract. Real estate contracts...

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