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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. First impressions matter in home sales

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    Just as every house has a personality - whether it's a ranch, bungalow, Queen Anne, Tudor, Cape Cod or any other architectural style - the landscape that surrounds it has a personality, too, especially out front.

    There are formal gardens - neatly trimmed and fertilized lawns, tightly manicured evergreens and plenty of straight lines. There are cottage gardens with billowy, informal plantings of annuals, perennials, flowering vines and roses.
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