7 Important Things Home Sellers Often Forget to Do

CBCK-Christine/iStock When you’re selling your home there’s so much to do: find a Realtor®, do touch-ups, get that balky air conditioner fixed, look into staging… It’s no wonder that sometimes things fall between the cracks. Big things. (We’re not pointing … Read More

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The Wall Street Journal Investing in Real Estate With Your IRA: A Primer

Chris Gash Real estate can fund your retirement—but brace yourself for lots of risk and rules. Self-directed individual retirement accounts allow people to diversify their investments into assets other than the traditional stocks, bonds and mutual funds that make up … Read More

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How to Claim Your 2016 Energy Tax Credits for Greening Your Home

Petmal/iStock You’ve no doubt heard that solar panels, insulation, and other energy-efficient upgrades can help curb your electric bills—but did you know these renovations can help save you money at tax time, too? That’s right, Uncle Sam likes to reward eco-conscious Americans by showering them with … Read More

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Kitchens That’ll Never Go Out of Style: 7 Ingredients for a Timeless Look

A classic kitchen from Rejuvenation. (Image credit: Rejuvenation) Kitchen trends will come and go, but some things never go out of style. If you want a kitchen that will stand the test of time and still look as beautiful twenty … Read More

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Mortgage Math Made Simple

thodonal/iStock What’s more terrifying than global warming, national economic collapse, or a zombie apocalypse?  For many of us, it’s math—especially the type involved in securing a mortgage to buy a home. But mortgage math doesn’t have to be intimidating. Though a home … Read More

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Check Yourself: 7 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle in February

gilaxia/iStock; realtor.com Spring might be around the corner, but February can still bring plenty of harsh winter weather. Some of the harshest of the season, in fact. So that makes this month the perfect time to knock out some more … Read More

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A Checklist for Finding Your Dream Neighborhood

Everyone knows the saying when it comes to shopping for real estate: location, location, location! But, what does that really mean? And what does a desirable neighborhood really encompass to you? We’ve put together a high-level list of things to … Read More

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Most Bay Area Home-Remodeling Jobs Projected to Pay Back in 2017

Homeowners in the nation’s hottest real estate markets can expect to reap substantial returns on home-renovation projects that they undertake this year, with the majority of jobs in San Francisco and San Jose projected to earn back 100 percent of … Read More

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3 interest rate hikes in 2017? Not a chance

New American exec explains why Original Post January 12, 2017 | Kelsey Ramírez In December, the Federal Reserve made its first and last interest rate hike for 2016, but left the industry with the notion that three more could be on … Read More

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5 Habits to Start Now If You Hope to Buy a Home in 2017

Original Post By Cathie Ericson | Dec 29, 2016 It’s the end of another year (thanks for nothing, 2016), which means it’s also time for our end-of-year new resolutions series for home buyers. This installment: good habits to start! Have you … Read More

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