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Grads! How to Snag Your First Apartment

You’re fresh out of college, and now real life really begins. After you’ve landed yourself a great job thanks to your diploma or degree, your next step is to find a place of your own. Adjusting to a new life outside of college can be daunting and overwhelming, and having to find your first apartment to rent just adds to that stress. But with the right plan in place, the process doesn’t have to be as difficult as you may think.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Newbie Homebuyer Mistakes That Should Be Avoided

It goes without saying that a home purchase is a big deal and is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make. If you’re a first-time buyer, make sure you avoid these potentially costly mistakes.

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Buying in a Planned Community? 5 Things You Should Do First

If you’re looking to buy a home that’s located in a community filled with all the amenities that will make life in your new neighborhood an enjoyable one, then a planned community might be a viable option.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Creative Ways to Slash Your Energy Bill This Summer

As the temperature continues to rise as we head deeper into summer, the energy – and money – needed to keep our homes cool can skyrocket.

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7 Signs a Homebuyer Isn’t Serious About Buying

As a seller, your main goal is to find the right buyer who’s willing to offer you a fair price for your home. In a perfect world, these would be the only types of prospective buyers that you would have to deal with. Unfortunately, there will always be those tire kickers out there who may express love for your home but just end up wasting your time.

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8 Tips For Selling a Unique Home

Selling a cookie-cutter house can be a challenge because you’ve got to go the extra mile to make it unique enough to stand out from the rest. But what about when your home is so unique and quirky that buyers find it downright strange?

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What Are "Comparables" in Real Estate All About?

For sellers to come up with an accurate listing price and buyers to determine an appropriate offer price, “comparables” need to be a part of the real estate process. These “comps” are essential for determining a home’s market value, and without them, coming up with a listing or offer price would be like shooting in the dark.

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7 Reasons Why You Need Your Own Agent to Represent You When Purchasing a New Home from a Builder

Buyers looking at new homes believe they will get a better price if they don’t have an agent representing them – who would receive a commission. Yet commissions to sales agents are most commonly paid out of a marketing fund and not tied to the net profit of an individual home. As such, there is no advantage for a buyer to represent themselves.

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Social Media Blunders Real Estate Agents Should Avoid

Social media has become a critical component to every real estate professional’s business. In fact, there’s probably no greater marketing tool for real estate agents than having a strong social media presence, but how you use these platforms makes a huge difference in how well they work for you.

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How to Sell a Home in "As Is" Condition

Often, sellers will have to put in a little elbow grease and invest time and money order an effort to make the home look more attractive and “move-in ready” for buyers. A home that doesn’t show well is more likely to turn buyers off and send them in the direction of another listed home in the neighborhood.

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