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    What a Home Inspection Should Cover

    What a Home Inspection Should Cover

    Home inspections will vary depending on the type of property you are purchasing. A large historic home, for example, will require a more specialized inspection than a small condominium. However, the following are the basic elements that a home inspector will chec [...]

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    Mar
     

    Understanding Capital Gains in Real Estate

    Understanding Capital Gains in Real Estate
    When you sell a stock, you owe taxes on your gain — the difference between what you paid for the stock and what you sold it for. The same holds true when selling a home (or a second home), but there are some special considerations.
    How to Calculate Gain
    I [...]

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    Mar
     

    10 Questions to Ask Home Inspectors

    10 Questions to Ask Home Inspectors
    Before you make your final buying or selling decision, you should have the home inspected by a professional. An inspection can alert you to potential problems with a property and allow you to make an informed decision. Ask these questions to prospective home inspe [...]

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    Mar

    5 Feng Shui Concepts to Help a Home Sell

     
    5 Feng Shui Concepts to Help a Home Sell
    To put the best face on a listing and appeal to buyers who follow Feng Shui principles, keep these tips in mind.
    1. Pay special attention to the front door, which is considered the “mouth of chi” (chi is the “life force” of all things) and one [...]

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    Mar
     

    5 Things to do Before Putting Your Home on the Market

    5 Things to do Before Putting Your Home on the Market
     
    1. Have a pre-sale home inspection. Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you’ll be able to make re [...]