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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.
A seller’s market is making it tough to become a Maryland homeowner right now – but it’s not impossible. Here’s how.
Real estate transfer taxes are different from property tax, estate tax and gift tax.
Have you looked at your property value in Maryland recently and decided it’s time to cash in? Here’s how.
Newly built, move-in condition. What’s not to like? Just be aware of a couple of caveats.
Two homes in one, a duplex can serve a dual purpose: residence and investment property.
It’s an invasion that can affect property values and impede home sales.
Is the highest-priced offer always the best offer? There’s a lot more to consider than just money.
Both mean a home is in contract. Find out which one means you still have a shot at it.
The hottest ways for the house to go green, saving energy and money.
Going green just may improve your home’s value and marketability.