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Things Home Buyers Forget

Buying a home is a hectic, rewarding and sometimes scary experience. Many homebuyers forget or are unaware of important steps which make the process easier. According to the National Association of Realtors, the average buyer takes about 12 weeks before they officially buy a home. Making this sizeable investment requires great patience, proper research and…
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4 Tips to Writing a Great Real Estate Agent Resume

Real estate agents generally work “for themselves.” But that doesn’t mean once you earn your real estate license, your resume writing days are over. Licensed real estate agents must hang their license with a broker. Your real estate resume presents an opportunity to shine a light on your skills and accomplishments and earn you a…
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Staging During the Holidays

When you’re selling your home, you want it to look its absolute best for the potential buyers who walk through the door. That’s where home staging comes in. This is a growing trend in real estate. It is especially important in slow markets with high inventory and many competing homes. Home staging is a method…
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Tenant Privacy and the Landlord’s Right to Enter Rental Property

BY JANET HOWARD Many people don't realize that the law restricts the ability of a landlord to enter a tenant's home or apartment. Laws vary by state, but landlords usually need to notify a tenant ahead of time before scheduling an inspection or entering to make repairs. Only in emergencies are landlords typically allowed to…
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Sexual Harassment in Housing

The Sexual Harassment in Housing Initiative is an effort to combat sexual harassment in housing led by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. The goal of the Initiative is to address sexual harassment by landlords, property managers, maintenance workers, loan officers or other people who have control over housing. Sexual harassment in…
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