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Real Estate

9 Great Off-the-Beaten-Path Towns Where You Should Live

The House Method team has picked nine under-the-radar towns that tick all the boxes when it comes to livability, jobs, and great real estate prices.

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Real Estate

How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent in 9 Steps

Every home buying and selling experience is unique. The market will change, as will your needs, your budget, time frame, tastes, and the length and depth of your search. Here’s how you can find the right real estate agent to guide you through the home buying or selling process.

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Real Estate

7 Instances When Renting Is Better Than Buying

Homeownership may seem like a financially smart move, but if you don’t have a strong enough credit score or are shopping in a seller’s market, renting may be the better option. Here are seven instances when renting may beat buying.

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Real Estate

How to Decode a Home Inspection Report

So you’ve received your home inspection report, now what? We explain what’s included in the report, which issues are considered red flags, and what to look out for that you may be missing.

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Real Estate

It May Be Easier to Save Money in Manhattan Than in Memphis

A recent study shows that while some homeowners are able to put away a healthy share of income each month, others incur a deficit of hundreds, and renters in the same cities may be stacking a debt not easily overcome.

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Real Estate

Are You Ready to Buy a House?

Thinking of making the leap from renting to buying? Here are five questions that will help you determine if you’re ready to buy a house, plus tips from the pros.

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Real Estate

Why Mortgage Applications Are Denied—And What You Can Do About It

Buying a home can be as nerve-wracking as it is thrilling, and applying for a mortgage is often the most stressful part of the process. Here’s what you need to know about the top factors that can lead to a mortgage application denial—and what you can do about them.

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Real Estate

How Much to Offer
on a House: 9 Factors
to Consider

How do you make the most competitive offer without overextending? We talked to a few real estate agents and got insight on the 9 factors that matter the most when determining how much to offer on a house.

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Real Estate

What It Means to Be in an Overvalued Housing Market

CoreLogic reported nearly 50% of the nation’s 50 largest markets are overvalued, but what does this mean for buyers and sellers in the market right now? We talked to Mark Chin, CEO of Keller Williams Tribeca and Adam Taylor of BOND New York to find out.

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Real Estate

How to Win in the Most Competitive Summer Real Estate Markets

We talk to Raleigh, NC, real estate agent Corey Short about how buyers and sellers alike can gain advantages in 2018's hottest real estate markets.

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Real Estate

10 Most Expensive New York City Neighborhoods

From Tribeca to Chelsea, here are 10 of the most expensive New York City neighborhoods.

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Real Estate

The Housing Market Is a Giant Migraine Right Now

A quick and dirty summary of the massive headache that is the housing market right now.

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Real Estate

When a Home Purchase Goes Awry: The Home Buying Problems We Don’t Talk About

The process of purchasing a home can be overwhelming, even when everything goes smoothly. But what about when things don’t go according to plan? Hear about the hidden traps that can thwart real estate transactions—and how to avoid them.

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Real Estate

15- vs. 30-Year Mortgage: Which Is Best?

Real estate season is on its way. We weigh the pros and cons of mortgage types examine which option will save you the most money.

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Maintenance

What to Know About Buying a Home with a Septic Tank

Don’t be scared from buying a potentially great home just because it has a septic tank. Follow along as we guide you through what you need to know about buying a home with a septic tank.

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Real Estate

The Best New York City Neighborhoods for Real Estate Investment

In certain New York City neighborhoods, purchasing real estate can be a seriously smart investment. We talked to NYC real estate investment pro Seth Levin about the neighborhoods in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn that are ripe for real estate investment right now.

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Maintenance & Renovation

How Much Does a Home Warranty Cost?

How much does a home warranty cost? Find out what a home warranty covers and how much different warranty plans cost.

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Real Estate

Tips for First-Time Home Buyers in New York City

Few real estate markets in the US are as competitive and fast-moving as New York City. Navigating the buying landscape can be intimidating, so we spoke with a 15-year NYC real estate veteran who knows NYC home buying like the back of her hand.

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Real Estate

Trends: What to Expect
in 2018 Real Estate

From mortgages to the tax bill to the housing supply, here’s what you need to know if you’re planning on buying or selling a home in 2018. Follow along as we fill you in on the real estate trends you can expect see in the year ahead.

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Maintenance

What Does a Home Warranty Cover?

A home warranty can give you peace of mind by protecting major systems and appliances and saving you money on repair costs. Learn what a home warranty covers and how to choose the best policy.

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Maintenance

What Is a Home Warranty?

Be prepared in the event that a major system or appliance breaks down by securing a home warranty. Learn how a home warranty works and how to choose the best policy.

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Maintenance

Everything You Need to Know About Homeowners Insurance

A simple guide to shopping for homeowners insurance—what is covered, what is not, and how to find a great policy.

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Maintenance

Home Warranties:
What You Need to Know

Learn the most important considerations and read what realtors have to say about purchasing a home warranty.

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