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Top Real Estate Articles on Storify

See some of the best real estate articles featured on Storify. These articles on Storify feature numerous real estate and mortgage experts throughout the country.

How Do I Get Rid of Private Mortgage Insurance

If you are buying a home and putting less than a 20 percent down payment the lender more than likely will require you to pay for what is known as private mortgage insurance or PMI for short. Paying this fee can be costly and offers no benefit to a home owner.

How to Sell My Home For Sale By Owner

The reason why most people attempt to sell their home by owner is a desire to save a real estate commission. Who could blame anyone for wanting to do so. Without a doubt real estate commission is a hefty some of money to pay. But is it worth it? Does it make sense to sell by owner?

Real Estate Agent Community Guides Towns Around Metrowest Mass

Massachusetts is home to some truly excellent towns. If you are looking to buy a home there are some towns in the Metrowest area that are worth exploring. These communities are well known places where real estate is a sought after commodity. Check out a few of these featured towns outside of Boston

Do Open Houses Work?

Most consumers are not aware of the fact that open houses in real estate offer more of a benefit to a Realtor than they do a homeowner. The reason is simple - any buyer interested in viewing a home will schedule an appointment to see it. Open houses mainly are for an agent to prospect for business!

How to Buy and Sell a Home at The Same Time

Buying and selling a home at the same time can be tricky. This is one of the fears on the minds of many homeowners as they set out to figure out how to make the timing work when they need to sell their existing home before buying another.

How to Get The Lowest Mortgage Rates

When you set out to buy a home unless you are paying cash a mortgage should be one of your biggest considerations. The terms and conditions on your loan will go a long way to determining how you will be impacted financially for as long as you keep the mortgage.

Real Estate Social Media and Content Marketing Sites

See a complete list of all the places where you can find my valuable real estate information shared in various social media and content marketing platforms. If you want to take you real estate marketing to another level check out where you can find my work and do the same!

How Does a Right of First Refusal Work in Real Estate

If you are going to be buying or selling a home in the near future there is the distinct possibility you will encounter the real estate term known as "right of first refusal" otherwise known as a "kick out clause". A right of first refusal will be explained in depth below.

Best Real Estate Round Ups of Top Experts

There are some very talented real estate experts that often times go unnoticed when they really shouldn't. What you will see below are some truly exceptional real estate round-up compilations. Each of these articles highlights multiple real estate bloggers who pour their heart into their work!

Southborough MA Realtors Guide

Are you considering buying or selling a home in the Southborough Massachusetts area? If so it is important to work with a real estate agent who knows the area well. Over the last 29 years my clients have received outstanding services working with an agent with a proven track record.

Can I Terminate My Real Estate Contract?

Over my twenty nine year real estate career there have been times when either a buyer or a seller will want to get out of the real estate contract they have signed. Buying and selling a home can be very emotional and at times people make decisions they regret!

Realtors Medway Massachusetts

Are you considering buying or selling a home or other real estate in the Medway Mass area? If so it is vital to work with a Realtor who knows the area well. Over the last 29 years my clients have received exceptional services working with an agent with a proven track record.

Who to Notify You Are Moving

You have put your home on the market and it has sold quickly. Before you know it you will be sitting at a closing table waiting to move onto the next chapter of your life. During the sale you realize that you need to notify everyone that you are moving! Who exactly do you let know you are moving?

What Are Advantages and Disadvantages of Reverse Mortgages

Do you know the pros and cons for a reverse mortgage? Many older homeowners often ask how do reverse mortgages work. This kind of loan product allows seniors to own a home and draw a payment each month from their equity. In order to qualify for a reverse mortgage you need to be sixty two years old.

How FHA Mortgages Can Be a Problem For Sellers

You have just put your home up for sale and a buyer has put in a good offer that you are thinking of accepting. The real estate agent mentions the buyer is using FHA financing. Are there any problems for a seller with a buyer using FHA financing? It is important to understand FHA loans!

Will Adding Solar Power to My House Increase The Value

Without a doubt solar power is becoming more and more popular. Everyday you see more and more home owners adding this technology to their property. There is a lot however that buyers and sellers don't know about solar power. Using the resources here will be a tremendous help.

What is Dual Agency in Real Estate

When buying or selling a home it is critical to know how agency law works in your state. Typically a buyer will have a representative known as a buyer's agent and a seller will have theirs, known as a seller's agent.

Do I Have to Disclose Sexual Predators When Selling a Home

If you are a private home owner or a real estate agent it is important to know your states laws when it comes to disclosing a sex offender. Do you know if disclosure of a sexual predator is necessary in your state?

How Do Guaranteed Home Sale Programs Work

There are lots of people who are fooled by gimmicks. The guaranteed home sale programs are the perfect example in the real estate industry. Folks if something seems to good to be true it usually is. This is certainly the case when an agent makes silly guarantees.

How to Fire a Realtor

Your home has been on the market for quite a while and you don't think your real estate agent is doing a very good job. What can you do? Are you thinking that you would like to fire your real estate agent? You are not alone is this is a commonplace occurrence!

Closing Cost Credits Explained

When buying a home it may be suggested to you by your mortgage broker or real estate agent to ask for a closing cost credit. Simply put a closing cost credit is money you receive from the seller that allows you not to take cash out of your pocket. See how closing cost credits work!

Tips For a First Time Home Buyers

Buying a first home can be exciting yet daunting all at the same time. When buying a home for the first time there is quite a bit to know. For this reason I have put together a killer guide for first time home buyers.

The Ultimate Guide of Moving Tips

Moving is typically not something most people look forward to. In fact it can make your life very stressful. There are however ways to make the process of moving go far more smoothly. It all boils down to preparation beforehand.

Ultimate Guide For Preventing Ice Dams

If you live in a cold weather climate where there is a lot of snowfall there is a real possibility you could be stuck with ice dams. In this guide you will learn how to remove ice dams from your home. See top tips for ice dam prevention, removal and claiming damage with your insurance company.

How to Pick a Neighborhood

While choosing a home is often times easier to do. You know exactly what you want in a home and go out and find it. Selecting a great neighborhood however is often overlooked. Sometimes people make poor choices by not considering what they should.