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If you have ever bought or sold a real estate property then you know that this transaction is a situation akin to that old saying that “it ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings”. People who are new to the process may believe that the real estate purchase is basically complete when the negotiation has been completed and the closing date has been set. However, veterans of real estate sales know that there are a whole lot of things that can go wrong at real estate closings. Until the closing is over and the transfer of the property is officially complete, neither buyer nor seller should assume that the deal is certain to go through.
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You have a property that you want to put up for sale. Maybe this is the home that you have lived in all of your life and you’re finally ready to sell it and move on. Or perhaps you’ve just recently gotten involved in the buying and selling of investment property and you’re working on selling one of the first homes that you purchased. In any case, you are starting to learn the tough lesson that it’s not that easy to sell a home, especially in today’s precarious real estate market. If you know what you’re doing, you can still a sell a property today for a fair price. However, there are a lot of mistakes out there that people make when trying to sell a home. If you make those mistakes, you’re going to find that the home doesn’t sell or that you aren’t satisfied with the transaction when it does.
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It’s time to get the home inspection done for your property. You don’t have a home inspector that you regularly use so you’re in the position of needing to choose a home inspector. How do you go about doing this if it’s not something that you’ve done in the past? What rules should be followed in order to make sure that the home inspector that you choose is a good one?