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Whether you're moving in, moving out, or removing old carpet for renovations, there's a lot to remember about home ownership. We'll hold down the home front for you with articles on buying, selling, renting, and flipping houses.

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Flipping Homes: 11 Ways to Cut Renovation Costs

Article / Updated 03-30-2022

When renovating a property that you intend to flip, don't get carried away. Some home flippers hire top-of-the-scale contractors and insist on the highest-quality building materials from the nearest suppliers. To help you avoid that trap, here are 11 secr...

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Answers to 10 Questions Home Buyers Often Ask

Article / Updated 03-30-2022

As a house seller, you should anticipate tough questions smart home buyers (or their agents) may ask you. Most sellers and their agents are quick to praise property features such as a remodeled kitchen, new roof, and swimming pool. That’s great, but wha...

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Potential Home 'For Sale By Owner' Advantages

Article / Updated 03-30-2022

Each home seller’s personal situation and motivation for selling is unique. The following discussion describes the most common reasons why sellers choose to sell without using an agent. You want to save money on commissions People who take the for sa...

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Flipping Houses For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet / Updated 03-30-2022

"Flipping houses" sounds as easy as 1-2-3: 1) Buy a house significantly below market value, 2) fix it up, and 3) sell it. However, when you actually try to flip a house, you soon realize that it's tougher than it sounds. The beginner faces several hurdles...

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Flipping Strategy: Buying into a Hot Market

Article / Updated 03-30-2022

When most people think of flipping houses, they immediately envision a process of buying a ramshackle house on the cheap, fixing it up, and then reselling it for more than they've invested in it. That's certainly the underlying theme, but the actual proce...

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How to Buy a House: Fundamental Principles for Selecting Your Home

Article / Updated 03-30-2022

Good news. It doesn’t matter whether you buy a log cabin, Cape Cod colonial, French provincial, Queen Anne Victorian, or California ranch-style house. You can make money on any property by following three fundamental principles to select the home you bu...

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Rent vs. Buy: Weighing the Advantages of Owning versus Renting a Home

Article / Updated 03-30-2022

Nearly everyone seems to have an opinion about buying a home. People in the real estate business — including agents, lenders, property inspectors, and other related people — endorse homeownership. Of course, why wouldn’t they? Their livelihoods depe...

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10 Things to Consider When Selling Your House

Article / Updated 03-30-2022

When you own a home, the odds are extraordinarily high that someday you’ll sell it. People who live their entire lives in their first home are rare. Selling a house is generally somewhat less complicated than buying one. But just because selling a house...

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