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Curing a Title: Why, When, Who and How

Feb 09, 2021

One of the final steps before closing on a house can dig up unpleasant surprises in a home's history -- everything from tax liens to disputes over property boundaries.

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How to Sell Your Home Without a Real Estate Agent

Feb 09, 2021

Learn whether selling your home without an agent is the right move for you.

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Types of Real Estate Businesses to Make a Career Out Of

Feb 09, 2021

Choose a path in property based on your skills and abilities.

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Why You Need to Check for Unpermitted Work Before Buying

Feb 09, 2021

DIY can turn into high-cost DRAMA when you buy a home that has had unpermitted work done. Here's how to protect yourself.

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9 Ways to Improve Your House in One Weekend

Feb 09, 2021

Want to improve your home's value but don't have much time or money on your hands? These nine easy weekend projects should be right up your alley.

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10 Cities Where Rents Are Dropping

Feb 09, 2021

Here's where you really might score a bargain lease.

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How Real Estate Investors Can Use TikTok for Leads (and Profits)

Feb 03, 2021

Not on TikTok yet? You might want to change that.

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Should I Back Out of a Home Purchase Due to COVID-19?

Jan 21, 2021

Midway through buying a home? Backing out may be the scared impulse, the smart choice, or the only real option.

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Paint 101 -- What's the Difference Between Satin, Semi-Gloss, Matte, Latex, Etc.?

Jan 21, 2021

This easy-to-use guide will help you select the right paint type and finish for your next home renovation project.

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This Renovation Offers the Most Bang for Your Buck, According to Real Estate Agents

Jan 12, 2021

Hint: It's something that's vital to every home.

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Roommate Etiquette in the COVID-19 Crisis

Jan 08, 2021

Shoes aren't allowed, and masks are a must: Co-living in 2020 is cleaner and more mindful than ever before.