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  1. How should I prep my home for fall selling?

    The house-buying market continues to move rapidly. It's a great time to sell your home, but for the best results, take a few steps to make sure your home is attractive and will fetch the best price. The autumn season gives way to falling leaves, crackling fires and cozy family time.

    Here are six ways to prep your house for a sale in the fall.

    1. Keep up with your yard

    Leaves are starting to fall quickly now. Rake and bag them on a daily basis; you never know ...
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  2. Deciding when to take a reverse mortgage

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ID:	10338One of the important ways in which reverse mortgages differ from forward mortgages is the difference in the urgency to proceed.

    A prospective home buyer who needs a mortgage to make a purchase is under the gun to have the mortgage approved and fully processed before the sale date. In contrast, senior homeowners contemplating a reverse mortgage have no deadline to meet and can be as deliberate and careful as they want.

    Having the opportunity ...
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  3. First-time home buyers' mistakes

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ID:	10325The experience of buying your first home often brings up a lot of emotions. With so many new considerations and complicated processes to navigate, it's easy to get tripped up in details and make costly mistakes.

    Read on to learn how to avoid making common first-time buyer missteps.

    Don't skip home loan qualification

    Once you decide to buy a home, it's tempting to start touring properties right away. Don't do it - resist.
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  4. The hidden costs of selling a home

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ID:	10284Before you put your house on the market, your real estate agent will likely provide you with a seller net sheet, which outlines all the fees you'll owe as part of the transaction and estimates of closing costs and commissions.

    In total these typically amount to about 10 percent of the sale price of the home.

    Fees vary from state to state, but read on for a general overview of costs to expect during the home selling process.

    - Realtor ...
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  5. Selling a House to Buy a House

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ID:	10217Homeowners sell their homes and buy other homes for a variety of reasons including a need to live closer to a place of employment, to be closer to family, to enjoy a better climate, or simply to upgrade.

    This article is about finding the best sequence of steps in the process.

    The Importance of Equity In the Existing House: Whatever the reason for the planned exchange of houses, the amount of equity the owner has in the existing house is often ...
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  6. 5 decorator items that can sink a sale

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ID:	10052With the summer selling season in full swing, many homeowners are looking to sell their homes in what remains overall a vibrant selling market.

    Those looking to sell their homes for top dollar in the quickest amount of time also need to keep the wishes of potential buyers at the top of their minds.

    When it comes time to sell a property, it is no longer someone's home but a product on the market that will be compared with other products. ...
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    Home Decor , Real Estate
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