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What Happens When Your Real Estate Agreement Expires?

Posted by: | Posted on: January 14, 2021

If your home has been on the market for a while and you haven’t been able to sell it, you’re bound to start checking your paperwork to see when your contract with your real estate agent is up. And you’re probably also wondering just what happens when your real estate agreement does, in fact, expire.

Here’s the deal—and how to handle the situation once a real estate listing and contract have reached their end.

What happens when a real estate listing expires?

First, let’s talk about what it means to have an expired listing.

When you sign a contract with a real estate agent to advertise your home as for sale, that contract will include an expiration date—usually one that’s three to six months in the future. When you hit the end of that time frame, the real estate agreement has expired, and your listing will be removed from the

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How Many Are in Your Place?

Posted by: | Posted on: January 13, 2021

Whether you are looking for a studio or a three-bedroom apartment, finding the right amenities may make the difference between loving or hating your new pad.

Apartment amenities come in various forms, ranging from an in-unit washer and dryer or state-of-the-art alarm system to biannual pest control or a private parking spot. If you’re lucky, you may find an apartment with all of the above! More likely, however, you’ll have to prioritize depending on what’s important to you.

So what amenities should you put on the top of your list? Here are a few that will make a big difference and are worth having before you sign your next lease.


1. Dishwasher

Once you’ve had a dishwasher, it’s hard to go back to washing dishes by hand. But you already knew that, right?

“A dishwasher has to be arguably the most underrated invention of all time,” says Rostislav Shetman,

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Can a Home Seller Under Contract Still Accept a Higher Offer?

Posted by: | Posted on: January 12, 2021

Congratulations, you sold your house! The buyers fell in love and made an offer, and you let out a great, big sigh of relief when the contract was signed.

Then it happens—another offer comes in, and a better one at that. What now? Can you take the highest bid? Here’s what home sellers need to know.

When is a sale a sale?

While laws vary by state, in general, up until that contract is signed by both parties—even after counteroffers have been sent out—all new offers can be considered and accepted. Once both parties have signed it, however, the seller is pretty much locked into the deal.

That’s why it’s so important that sellers are confident that they want to accept an offer before signing.


“As a seller, make sure you are willing to accept an offer and know that you may not be able to get out of the

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Fannie, Freddie Tighten Rules for Condos in Vacation Locales

Posted by: | Posted on: January 12, 2021

WASHINGTON—Getting a mortgage for a resort-area condo might become more difficult after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac moved to tighten rules on buildings with many short-term rentals and hotel-like amenities, some Realtors and bankers say.

Fannie Mae last month changed its rules to make it clearer that it won’t back certain loans in high-rent vacation areas, with Freddie Mac taking similar steps that go into effect next month.

The moves by the two government-controlled mortgage giants come as the Trump administration seeks to shrink their footprint in housing, especially in areas such as vacation properties that may not serve the core mission of encouraging homeownership by making it more affordable.

The updated rules, which went into effect Dec. 7 for Fannie, are starting to generate pushback from Realtors and bankers who say entire buildings could be ineligible for financing even if only some units are rented out on a

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If a Sale Doesn’t Go Through, Who Pays the Appraisal Fee?

Posted by: | Posted on: January 11, 2021

If you’re buying a home, one of the (many) things you must check off your list is hiring a professional to do a home appraisal to assess the property’s value. But what if you check it off your list and then, for whatever reason, the home sale falls through—who pays the appraisal fee then?

Let’s take a look.

What is a home appraisal anyway?

A home appraisal is a professional assessment of how much a property is worth. Unless you’re paying for your home in cash, it’s a non-negotiable in the process. Most lenders require an appraisal before they’ll grant you a mortgage. Your home is their collateral, and if you can’t pay your mortgage, they want to make sure they can get back as much of their money as possible. An appraisal also helps protect you from buying an overpriced property.

The appraiser will take an unbiased look

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If a Sale Doesn’t Go Through, Who Pays the Appraisal Fee?

Posted by: | Posted on: January 11, 2021

If you’re buying a home, one of the (many) things you must check off your list is hiring a professional to do a home appraisal to assess the property’s value. But what if you check it off your list and then, for whatever reason, the home sale falls through—who pays the appraisal fee then?

Let’s take a look.

What is a home appraisal anyway?

A home appraisal is a professional assessment of how much a property is worth. Unless you’re paying for your home in cash, it’s a non-negotiable in the process. Most lenders require an appraisal before they’ll grant you a mortgage. Your home is their collateral, and if you can’t pay your mortgage, they want to make sure they can get back as much of their money as possible. An appraisal also helps protect you from buying an overpriced property.

The appraiser will take an unbiased look

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