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Here Are Some Open House Red Flags

An open house is always exciting; after all, you're taking your first look at what could be your new home! Although it can be easy to overlook small defects when the house seems to otherwise fit your needs, some issues can indicate that much larger problems are lurking. Keep reading to learn about four open house red flags and what they could be hiding.

Is It Time to Take Your Home Off the Market?

All sellers look forward to the day when their home listing finally goes live; after all, in many cases they have worked hard for weeks or months to get the property ready for potential buyers. Although everyone dreams of a quick sale, the unfortunate reality is that sometimes a home just sits... and sits... and sits. If your home has been on the market for several months and you aren't receiving reasonable offers (or even unreasonable ones!), then it might be time to consider withdrawing the listing. Of course, this is no easy decision, so how do you know when a change is necessary? Here are four signs that it might be time for a tactical retreat.

5 Mortgage Mistakes You Don't Have to Make

Everyone makes mistakes from time to time; after all, to err is human. While they sometimes come out of nowhere, many mistakes are easily avoided if a person is willing to put in a little extra effort or pay a little more attention. This post will highlight five simple errors commonly committed by people before or after acquiring a mortgage. With a good read and a bit of luck, you can make sure that your finances are in the best shape possible for years to come!