Category Archives: tips for homesellers

9 Things Typical Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Actually Cover

designbase/iStock Think your home insurance policy covers every mishap that can come your way? Keep thinking, friends. The exact instances that are and aren’t covered by typical home insurance depend entirely on the details of your policy—and, contrary to what you may think, each policy … Read More

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

Ah, October. Temperatures are dropping, the days are growing shorter, and the pumpkin spice latte is, in a word, inescapable. But before you go hog wild with the Halloween decorations and settle in for that horror movie binge session, take some … Read More

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5 Things Your Accountant Wishes You Knew About Owning a Home

Elizabeth Simpson/Getty Images What’s not to love about tax season? The chill you get when you realize you owe the IRS thousands, the fear that you may be getting a bit too aggressive on your deductions, the fleeting hope you’re due for a big return … Read More

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7 Questions to Ask a Home Inspector Before Your Home Inspection Even Begins

(iStock) What are some questions to ask a home inspector? Given this professional is charged with checking out a home for any flaws before you buy it, he’s an important safeguard who could protect you from purchasing a lemon—and squandering tons … Read More

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Pacific Union Quarterly Report – Q2 2017

For the most part, the number of Bay Area homes for sale did not improve in the second quarter from one year earlier, except in Marin County and Sonoma Valley. Consequently, home prices rose in all regions year over year … Read More

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House-Hunting Secrets for New Parents, Empty Nesters, Job Seekers, and Others

 baranozdemir/iStock; A-Digit/iStock; realtor.com Life is unpredictable, no matter how carefully you plan. And yet, when you buy a house, you are essentially committing to live in the same place for a certain period of time. The number of bedrooms, the … Read More

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10 Questions to Ask Your Contractor

Most homeowners have some concerns when it comes to hiring home improvement professionals. Some are afraid of overpaying, some worry that they’re hiring an unqualified professional, and others wonder about the character of the individuals they’re inviting into their homes. … Read More

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Check Yourself: Home Maintenance Tasks You Need to Tackle in April

georgeclerk/iStock Ah spring! It took you long enough to get here, but we’re happy to see you. In fact, we’re so grateful for the slightest hint of warmer weather that we’re ready to rush outside, full of fresh energy, and take … Read More

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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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