Don’t let conflicting inspections kill your sale

Very little that has to do with buying and selling residential real estate is black and white. This is often evident when inspections are done. And inspections are a critical part of a home sale transaction. Buyers usually make offers to buy a home contingent on inspecting the property to their satisfaction. An inspection contingency …

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Making repairs when selling your home

Sellers often make repairs to their home when they sell, either in the course of fixing up the home for sale or during the transaction if the buyers and sellers agree that the sellers will make repairs in exchange for the buyers removing their inspection contingency. It’s natural to want to have repairs done for …

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Six ways to improve your odds with a contingent sale offer

From a seller’s point of view, contingent sale offers are risky. What if the buyers’ home doesn’t sell? Will the buyers list their home too high? Is their home in good condition and ready to go on the market? Many sellers would rather wait for their own home to sell to a non-contingent buyer than …

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Price your house to sell quickly

Price your house to sell quickly A first-quarter survey of home buyers and sellers done by HomeGain.com, a real estate services website, revealed that 76 percent of homeowners believe their home is worth more than the list price recommended by their real estate agent. Home buyers usually have a better grasp of current market value …

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