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Am I Ready to Buy My First Home?
Homeownership can be great, but it isn't for everyone, or at least not right away. Think seriously about whether your lifestyle and finances are suited to the initial and ongoing costs of owning a home.
Should You Hire a Real Estate Agent or Lawyer to Buy a House?
Professionals who can -- and in some cases, are legally required to -- help with your home purchase.
Selling Your Home in a Hot Market
When inventory is low and eager buyers are driving prices up, how can a seller best strategize for a successful home sale--and avoid pitfalls?
Avoiding Capital Gains Tax When Selling Your Home: Read the Fine Print
You may exclude up to $250,000 per co-owner of your capital gain from tax -- or up to $500,000 for married couples filing jointly.
Homeowners' Associations (HOAs) and CC&Rs: Know What You're Getting Into
Before you buy a house in a development, understand what sort of restrictions you may have to live with.
Buying a Timeshare: Pros, Cons, and Form of Ownership
How does a timeshare work, exactly?
Neighbors and Noise FAQ
Answers to your questions about noisy neighbors.
Is Buying a Mobile Home a Good Investment?
Mobile homes are unique investments; is one right for you?
Before Buying a Home in California, Here's What to Know
From taxes to dual-agency relationships to disclosure requirements, California has some unique practices when it comes to purchasing real estate.
Selling a Home in California? Key Legal Requirements
If you are selling a home in California, you need to be aware of many legal requirements.
Buying a New York Home? Roles Your Attorney and Real Estate Agent Will Play
The customary role of attorneys in New York home purchases can create confusion about where the real estate agent's role ends and the attorneys' role begins.
Home Sales in New York: What the Listing Broker Must Disclose
Limits on the confidentiality of listing brokers.
How to Buy a Home in Massachusetts
Thinking of buying residential real estate in Massachusetts? Local practices differ from those in many other states. Here's what to prepare for.
Buying a Home in Oregon? What to Know
Customs and practices to be aware of if you're planning to buy a home in Oregon.
Buying a House in Florida: Overview of the Process
Relocating to Florida? The process of buying a house there may be different from what you're used to from another state or country.
Selling a Home in Michigan? Key Legal Requirements
Learn what the law requires of you when you list a home for sale in Michigan, and when bringing the sale to a close.
Legal Updates for Real Estate
Check out recent legal developments.