Deal or No Deal? 8 Times Bargain Hunting for a Home Can Backfire via REALTOR®.com 04.04.2018 By Wendy Helfenbaum

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Deal or No Deal? 8 Times Bargain Hunting for a Home Can Backfire By Wendy Helfenbaum | Apr 4, 2018 iStock Everybody loves a bargain. But getting one handed to you, gift-wrapped, in this housing market? Fat chance. Limited inventory has boosted prices, and in many cities, sellers have the big end of the stick. It’s rare to see buyers scoring a fabulous …

The 4 Most Common Reasons Why Your Home Insurance Company Will Drop Your Coverage via REALTOR®.com By Les Masterson/ 01.30.2018

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The 4 Most Common Reasons Why Your Home Insurance Company Will Drop Your Coverage By Les Masterson | Mar 30, 2018 realtor.com Homeowners usually see their payment to their home insurancecompany as a necessary evil. The coverage they offer helps protect your home, belongings, and investment, but those payments can hit your wallet hard. Shelling out thousands of dollars on an insurance policy may feel like …

Home Buyers Are Raring to Go, Planning Strategies as Spring Market Heats Up via REALTOR®.com

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Home Buyers Are Raring to Go, Planning Strategies as Spring Market Heats Up By Cicely Wedgeworth | Mar 22, 2018 iStock Driven by frustrated buyers who rolled over from last year and record-breaking lows in housing inventory, the 2018 spring buying season is expected to be one of the most competitive in years—but buyers are still optimistic about getting into their dream home, according …

9 Gorgeous Spring Decorating Ideas to Usher in the New Season via REALTOR®.com

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9 Gorgeous Spring Decorating Ideas to Usher in the New Season By Jennifer Geddes | Mar 20, 2018 Photo by Chloe Warner/Houzz Spring is officially here, and the days are longer and lighter—if not warmer, in some places. And with the new season comes a chance to hit the reset button on your home’s decor. It’s time to stash away heavy throws and that snowflake-themed doormat and bring out …

Your Moving Checklist: 15 Things to Do Before Moving Into a New Home Via REALTOR® .COM

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Your Moving Checklist: 15 Things to Do Before Moving Into a New Home By Daniel Bortz | Mar 16, 2018 iStock Welcome to the ultimate moving checklist—a list of all the things you should do before moving into your new home. Let’s face it: With all the excitement of new digs, it’s easy to forget some important tasks. Plus, certain things are best done while the house …

St. Paddy’s Day Special: 7 Emerald Isle Homes to Make Your Friends Green With Envy By Lisa Johnson Mandell via REALTOR®.com/ Mar 13, 2018

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St. Paddy’s Day Special: 7 Emerald Isle Homes to Make Your Friends Green With Envy By Lisa Johnson Mandell | Mar 13, 2018 realtor.com/Christie’s International Real Estate Rather than spending St. Patrick’s Day quaffing green beer and pinching everyone not wearing green, you can indulge your fondness for Ireland by gazing at gorgeous Irish homes for sale. Surprise: It doesn’t require a pot o’ gold to buy a home …

Where Homes Are Flying Off the Market—and Where They’re Lingering Longest By Sara Ventiera via REALTOR®.com/ Mar 12, 2018

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Where Homes Are Flying Off the Market—and Where They’re Lingering Longest By Sara Ventiera | Mar 12, 2018 SpVVK/iStock ; Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images Why do home buyers and sellers alike track days-on-market stats every bit as obsessively as money managers fixate on the Dow, baseball fans on weight-on-base averages, or “Bachelor” fans on ambush breakups? Well, it all depends on which side of the sales aisle you’re on. Sellers, of course, want …

Where Are the New Hottest Markets for Home Flippers? By Clare Trapasso via REALTOR®.com/ Mar 8, 2018

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Where Are the New Hottest Markets for Home Flippers? By Clare Trapasso | Mar 8, 2018 DenisTangneyJr/iStock Home flipping is still hot. Need proof? Just turn on HGTV—chances are there’s a show about flippers on right now, adding fresh paint and shiny new appliances to some home they bought on the cheap, hoping to rake in the profits at sale. But as home …

5 Sweet Tax Deductions When Selling a Home: Did You Take Them All? By Adriana Velez via REALTOR®.com/ Mar 8, 2018

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5 Sweet Tax Deductions When Selling a Home: Did You Take Them All? By Adriana Velez | Mar 8, 2018 MariuszBlach/iStock Are there tax deductions when selling a home? You bet—and they can amount to sizable savings when you file with the IRS. So whether you’re selling your home soon or sold it last year, you’ll want to know all the tax deductions (not to mention …

Is It Last Call for Low Mortgage Rates? Why Home Buyers Should Act Now By Chris Parker REALTOR®.com / Mar 7, 2018

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Is It Last Call for Low Mortgage Rates? Why Home Buyers Should Act Now By Chris Parker | Mar 7, 2018 iStock; realtor.com All good things come to an end—even low mortgage interest rates. They’ve been steadily rising and are poised to climb even higher this year. When they do, the cost of buying a home will rise as well. This could make …