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Home Sale Process

How to Close on a Land Contract

As with other real estate transactions, land contracts require a “closing” to prepare, sign, and file all necessary legal documents.

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Virginia Home Buyers: What Does the Seller's Disclosure Form Tell You?

So, you are about to sign the purchase contract for that perfect home right on the bank of a meandering river in Virginia. But wait; don’t scribble ...

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Home Sales in Pennsylvania: What the Listing Real Estate Broker Must Disclose About the House

Imagine that Veronica, a Realtor, just got an offer on her first house listing in Pennsylvania. Bobbi, the buyer’s real estate agent, calls to let V...

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Is Home Staging Worth The Cost?

Twenty years ago, nobody worried about "staging" their home before putting it on the market.

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Selling Your Home: Overview

Selling a home brings on a whole host of questions and, sometimes, anxieties. How much is your house really worth? What if you set the price too high ...

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Required Disclosures When Selling U.S. Real Estate

When selling your home, you may be obligated to disclose problems that could affect the property's value or desirability. In most states, it is illega...

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Relocating: Planning Your Move

Before the furniture starts flying, take the time to plan for a smooth transfer of everything from magazines to mutts.

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Relocating: Changes to Make After the Move

When the dust has settled, you'll need to arrange for the many transitions you'll be making.

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Real Estate Terminology for Home Sellers

Here are some common real estate terms to know when getting ready to sell your home. For more unusual verbiage, try searching Nolo's Legal Dictionary.

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FSBO or a Real Estate Agent?

If you sell your home yourself, without the assistance of a real estate agent, you will save a bundle on commissions. However, make sure you know what...

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Preparing Your House for Showings

Before you open your house to the public, whether for an open house or individual tours, make sure it looks good -- clean up, reduce the clutter, and ...

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Showing Your Home: Extra Touches to Make Your Home Look Its Best

Before you open your house to the public, whether for an open house or individual tours, make sure it looks good -- clean up, reduce the clutter, and ...

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Incentives to Homebuyers Help Seal the Deal

Particularly when the real estate market is down, and there are a lot more houses available than buyers wanting them, home sellers start looking for w...

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Holding an Open House

If you're selling your house, an open house is a great way to increase its visibility and bring in people who might not have made an appointment for a...

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