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Real Estate Basics
An escalation clause automatically raises your offer if you get outbid, which has benefits and dangers.4 min read May 10, 2022
It’s important to find an agent you can speak with openly about costs. Here’s how to agree on a rate you can both feel good about.3 min read May 09, 2022
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Modular homes offer homebuyers advantages over traditional homes.5 min read May 06, 2022
Flat-fee brokerages and real estate agents offer an alternative to the typical commission-based model.3 min read May 05, 2022
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