what is due diligence in real estate

What is Real Estate Due Diligence?

Buying a home is part of the “American Dream.” But the fulfillment of that dream brings a tremendous amount of responsibility. Prior to signing that last dotted line, it is important to perform due diligence to get all the information needed, mitigate risk, and streamline

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5 Tips to Closing Ahead of Schedule

Once the contract is signed, knowing how to close a real estate deal efficiently will help you complete it ahead of schedule. Often, there are many parties involved in the process, and coming into the “home stretch” with the right plan will save you lots

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Are Home Buyers Losing Confidence in the Market?

In December 2016, the Fed raised interest rates for the first time that year, and it’s predicted that 2017 will bring more increases. Often this causes home buyers who were thinking about buying to take immediate action. In the long run, however, increasing rates places

3 of the Hottest Trends Shaping Real Estate in 2017

3 of the Hottest Trends Shaping Real Estate in 2017

Hard to believe it’s the end of 2016. Seems like it just started and now we’re turning to the new year with hope and expectations. What will this year bring and what can be expected to shape real estate? First, before we get into trends