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5 Things You Need to Know Before Selling Your Own Home

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Selling your home without an agent has its appeal - primarily, not giving up between 3-6% of your home’s selling cost to agent fees.

However, before you throw a “for sale” sign in the yard, there are a few...
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Am I Required to Close by the Settlement Date in a Real Estate Contract?

Maybe – it depends upon the precise language of the contract. Most standard real estate contracts contain the following provision: “Settlement to be on or before ______________ (‘Settlement Date’).” So the question becomes whether this requires settlement on or before the settlement date. Or, stated differently: “Am I in breach of the contract if I do not close by the settlement date?”

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I Bought A House!

How many of us have heard the words "I bought a house," only to discover later on that the "deal fell through." In reality what happened was that a contract was signed for the purchase of a home but some contingency in the agreement could not be satisfied so ownership never transferred from the seller to the buyer. In a case like this misunderstanding is often the result.

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