Considering A Fixer-Upper? Follow These 21 Tips

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Fixing up a house -- either to live in or to flip -- has become an increasingly popular dream, and it makes sense: Who doesn't love watching all those shows on HGTV while you ponder how much money you could...
13 Questions About Home Inspections, Answered

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If you're not familiar with home inspections, then you might have a lot of questions about what gets inspected, how thorough the inspectors are, why you even need one, and what you can expect if you're walking...
The Hidden Costs of Owning a Vacation Home

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Who doesn't love the idea of collecting rent on a home in a beautiful vacation-friendly location -- and visiting for free when there aren't any guests? It's a lovely concept, but there are several "hidden"...
How Can an Agent Help Me Fix and Flip a Home?

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Whether you're fixing and flipping in an area you know intimately or a new region where you're not as familiar, agents can help you understand fair market value, identify which fixtures and finishes are going...
11 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Second Home

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If you're thinking about buying a second home for vacation or rental purposes, then you'll need to do some homework before you get serious about shopping. Here are 11 questions that you should ask (and answer)...
Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

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If you've ever owned a home before, you know that just like your vehicle needs regular maintenance like oil changes to run well, so does your home. It can be easy to ignore or put these things off, but a...