• It’s the oldest concept in the book for selling real estate: a buyer takes a look at your place, makes you an offer, you negotiate and a deal is struck. Straight “For Sale By Owner” (FSBO) -- no real…   Read the Article

  • Faced with the prospect of forking over a hefty sales commission, you may find the FSBO route pretty tempting. Still, selling by owner isn’t as easy as sticking a sign in your yard and waiting for…   Read the Article

  • For Sellers:1. Give your house a makeover that adds value and keeps it up with the Joneses'. That doesn't mean you should run out and install Italian marble. But if hardwood floors are the norm in…   Read the Article

  • Imagine you're a contestant on The Price is Right. The announcer has asked you to "come on down," and you've correctly picked the right value for a bottle of hand soap and a brand new washer. Now,…   Read the Article

  • For parents, buying a home off campus for their kids to live in can be a very pragmatic business decision. Investing in college-town real estate can also make sense for alumni or other investors looking for a property that generates a steady cash flow in a location they love — if they're willing to put up with the heightened potential for property damage, continuous repairs and occasional evictions from student tenants who don't feel responsible for taking care of the property.

    When foreclosure looms, many homeowners try to sell their homes. For them, the goal is not just to get the home sold, but to do it quickly. Foreclosure rates are the highest in buyer’s markets, when…   Read the Article

  • It's a position no homeowner wants to find themselves in: having to sell their home at a loss. Known in the real estate trade as a "short sale," the situation occurs when the proceeds of a home sale…   Read the Article

  • In a crowded home-selling market, making your home stand out from the competition is key -- but it can be a challenge. Buyers typically look at dozens of homes over the span of several days, and…   Read the Article

  • Feng Shui Staging

    Roberta Murphy's realty office was having an impossible time selling a breathtaking five-bedroom, five-bath Mediterranean in Encinitas, Calif. Despite sweeping vistas of the Pacific, not to…   Read the Article

  • A buyer makes an offer, and you have accepted! This moment might bring more tears than the day you got engaged. And like an engagement, you may have the ring but you ain't married yet. Earnest…   Read the Article

  • One of the most important steps in the house-selling game is trickier than it appears: Pricing your house to sell. Not pricing it at what you think it's worth, but pricing it according to the current…   Read the Article