Choosing a real estate agent
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Like any big project, a successful homebuying experience is all about getting the details right from start to finish. We’re here to help you navigate the process, save money and close the deal.
Buying a house is a major commitment. Before you begin shopping for properties or comparing mortgage options, you need to make sure you're ready to be a homeowner. We've curated our top articles and resources to help you with the big decisions.
Get the details on how to save for a down payment, decide which type of mortgage works for you, and start getting quotes from lenders.
Now it's time to find a real estate agent and shop for your home! We've got the tips and trips to help you get started.
Selling a home isn’t hard if you’ve got the right guidance and approach. Here we break down the process to sell your house—from deciding if you really should sell, to finding a real estate agent who’ll be your partner through it all, to pricing your home and negotiating offers.
From finding an agent who knows the market to setting a timeline for selling your home, we have plenty of resources to help you get started.
Once you're ready to sell, you'll need to get a pre-sale home inspection and put your house on the market. You might also consider staging your home to attract buyers at showings.
Here are some tips and tricks to help you set a realistic price for your house and negotiate incoming offers.
Some of the last steps you'll need to take to sell your home include anticipating your closing costs, weighing your tax implications, and gathering the necessary paperwork to close.
Bankrate consistently has offers well below the national average to help you fund your home for less.
Many agents handle their own home listings. The reasons aren’t entirely mercenary.
If you’ve put off home maintenance chores, here’s how to prioritize to get the most for your money.
Do you live in one of the least affordable housing markets? We crunched the numbers to find out.
Whether they don’t want to marry or can’t, lots of unwed couples buy houses. Here’s some advice.
There are some advantages (and drawbacks) to buying a house from a relocation company.
Is it OK if a homebuyer keeps her relationship with her brother-in-law a secret from her bank?
It’s hard out there for a seller when trying to get money for a house. So swap homes instead.
As values implode nationwide, find out how some neighborhoods are able to buck the trend.
Can’t sell your home? Offering seller financing may lure potential buyers. But there are risks.
Investment properties create income for their owners. But landlords should know these costs.