6 Questions Home Buyers Should Ask Their Real Estate Agent

6 Questions Home Buyers Should Ask Their Real Estate Agent

Don’t let the idea of buying your own home bring you to the brink of defeat. With a reasonable amount of planning and preparation, ownership is an easily attainable reality for many. The key is balance: by adhering to a few realistic steps, dodging popular pitfalls, and asking your real estate agent all of the …

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11 Tips For Buying A New Home

11 Tips For Buying A New Home

Buying a house — whether it’s your first or fifth — can be a bumpy process. Between the financing, the availability (or scarcity) of homes on the market in your price range that meet your needs, the offer process, the appraisal and the inspection, there’s a lot that can go wrong between deciding that you …

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How Low Can You Go: Making An Offer

How Low Can You Go: Making An Offer

Paying less than the listing price for a house might seem like a pipe dream in some markets, but for savvy buyers who know what they’re doing, it’s a very real possibility. That said, making an offer that’s lower than the listing price can also be a dangerous game to play if you don’t know …

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What You Need To Know Before Buying An Investment Home With Friends

What You Need To Know Before Buying An Investment Home With Friends

Investing in real estate is a goal for many Americans, and that goal has become more pronounced since reality television became a thing and HGTV jumped on the bandwagon. How many times have you watched a fix-and-flip or home investment show on television and thought to yourself, “Doesn’t look too hard — I bet I …

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Choosing A Quality Real Estate Agent

Choosing A Quality Real Estate Agent

As the industry continues to evolve, it is vital to recognize the value of having an effective agent on your side. Many people who are looking to buy a home have limited experience dealing with real estate agents. Buyers have a million things on their mind as they are looking for their dream home. Sellers …

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What You Need to Know Before Buying a Maui Condominium

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Maui Condominium

So, you’re thinking about buying a condo on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Maui? Well, first of all, you should know that you will never be short of things to do on this side of the world. Maui is a highly sought-after destination given its sumptuous beauty––including lush vegetation, out-of-this-world beaches, and awe-inspiring sunsets (and …

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How To Finance Your Maui Vacation Home

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Looking for a vacation home just might be more fun than looking for a new everyday home. A key piece of the vacation home puzzle is how to get financing. The good news is that it can be a straightforward, and painless process. Here are some simple tips and things to consider helping make getting …

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18 Tips For When Youâ

18 Tips For When You're Stuck In Escrow

In real estate, escrow refers to the window of time in between a buyer’s offer being accepted and meeting the seller at the closing table to sign the finance and title transfer documents and receive the keys to their new house. It’s managed by a third party (often a title company) that’s not connected to …

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30 Tips For How To Be A Good Landlord

30 Tips For How To Be A Good Landlord

Whether you’re renting out a single Maui property or you have a rental empire, being a good landlord will get you a higher caliber of tenant. But maybe it’s been a long time since you rented yourself, or perhaps you just don’t really know what tenants want and need in this day and age. There’s …

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