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Can I Get Out of a Real Estate Contract?

Are you wondering if you can get out of a real estate contract? The answer is typically “Yes, if…” What that “if” consists of will depend on several different factors. Backing out of a real estate con...

Who Orders the Inspection and Who Needs to See It?

Wondering who is in charge of ordering (and paying for) a home inspection, and who it belongs to? Here’s what you need to know. The home inspection isn’t typically required by the lender, so it’s not...

What Are Inspection Red Flags I Should Be Worried About?

Buying a home is a huge investment, and you want to ensure you aren’t purchasing a money pit. What are the red flags to look for in a home inspection? Knowing what the biggest warning signs are when i...

Should I Get a Home Inspection or Waive the Inspection?

Unlike an appraisal, a home inspection isn’t typically mandated by your lender. How important is a home inspection to the home buying process? While you don’t have to get a home inspection done before...

Should I Use an Escalation Clause When Making an Offer on a Competitive Home?

When you make an offer on a home, you may have a range you’re willing to pay. An escalation clause lets you make an offer but automatically increases it if someone else is also making an offer. What...

Should I Waive Contingencies to Get My Offer Accepted?

Contingencies are designed to protect you in case something happens and you don’t buy a home you made an offer on. Should you ever waive them? Waiving contingencies can be a risky process, even if it...

Should I Make a Contingent Offer?

You just attended an open house and it looks like you found your dream home. You want to make an offer immediately, but your current home is still on the market. You don’t want to miss out on being fi...

How Much Earnest Money Should I Put Down?

Showing a buyer you are “in earnest” by depositing a sum of money is a practice dating back decades. But how much should you put down? If you’re wondering about how, when, and how much of earnest mone...

Do’s and Don’ts of Negotiating With a Seller

When it comes to buying or selling a home, negotiation is the name of the game. But what happens when one party gets too aggressive? Here’s what you need to know about negotiating with a seller during...

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