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6 Common Snags That Keep Your Contract from Closing
You hunted until your feet were sore, found your dream home and made an offer that was accepted. Time to exhale, right? Not quite. "The first rule of real estate: All contracts must be in writing to be binding," says David Rosen, a real estate agent with Douglas Elliman in New York City. That means until you actually have a signed contract, your accepted offer is just a good faith agreement. But it all works out, right? Unfortunately, no: A number of pitfalls can come your way before closing, leaving you with no home to move into (and no legal recourse). The good news: Most snags can be be prevented with preparation and speed—you just need to be educated on what could lie ahead. Here, the most common problems buyers run into.
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Resources for Renters
Would You Ever "Rent Blindly?" I Have—4 Times!
Instead of moving and then spending 10 days hunting for a house, I preferred to find a house and sign a lease before I even arrived.
Can You Tell What's Unusual About This NYC Listing?
Before you start packing boxes and updating your magazine subscriptions, you may want to look a bit closer.
What You Probably Don't Want to Touch in a Rental Apartment
At least not without permission — and only if you know what you're doing.
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What is Functional Obsolescence?
You know what functional means, and you know what obsolescent means, but what does it mean for you, the home buyer and potential future seller? Here, everything you need to know.
The First Home Checklist: What to Buy Now and Later
Everything first-time home buyers can shop around for, and everything they should consider picking up today.
The Best Places to Live in Texas for Your Lifestyle
Whether you're looking for the right spot to start your life or a bustling community to welcome you during your sunset years, there's a vibrant place for you in Texas.
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