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Sellers Don't Give Away Your Negotiating Edge - 09/29/09 09:39 AM
I've sometimes been amazed at what sellers share with prospective buyers as to their reasons for moving when purchasers are touring their home. In fact, I believe when sellers share too much, they without knowing give prospective buyers an unfair negotiating advantage. If the buyer believes the seller has to sell, in other words is desperate to sell, you can bet on the fact they will offer less than they would have otherwise. A seasoned Realtor knows this to be true. An experienced Realtor will coach their seller as to what and what not to say. Perhaps they will even urge (3 comments)
If It Wasn't For My Credit I Could Buy A House - 09/18/09 12:19 PM
I've written a great deal on guarding your credit, specifically making good credit choices. Still, some of you who are reading this are struggling with your credit and credit scores. On top of that, some of you would like to buy a house, do some home improvement or perhaps even take a trip. The problem is your credit. Here is some great reading, an article I've referred you to before, to review. Bump Up Your Credit Score in a Hurry - Planning to buy a home, refi a loan or shop for a new car? Check your score and if you're not (0 comments)
Information You Need To Know When Purchasing Condo Insurance - 09/11/09 06:24 AM
I am always looking for useful information on a variety of topics. This includes the topic of insuring your home. In the Fairfax Va Real Estate area, there are many questions to consider. How much should I expect to pay for my Townhouse Insurance? What is the difference between insuring a single family home and a condo? Does purchasing a multiple dwelling type condo perhaps with 24 units enclosed differ from buying a Condo with 12 units? The list can go on and on of very reasonable questions. I was reading inside Money Central a while back and came across this (7 comments)
Real Ways Home Owners Can Save Money - 09/04/09 07:01 AM
All of us know and understand by personal experience that energy is not costing us less, but in fact, prices continue to rise. Each year we anticipate hearing on the news that our Natural Gas and Electric costs will be going up two percent, five percent and sometimes more. Is there anything we can do to save on home related energy and if so, what? Here is an article to click on that could be worth the time it takes to read. Hopefully you won't just read it but you will act on the thoughts that are shared. By the way, (0 comments)
This blog is written for Buyers and Sellers about the subject of Real Estate. The information is presented in a simple and informative format so that whenever readers have a Real Estate transaction, they will feel more adequately prepared.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.