buying

Sept. 26, 2019

Should You Get Solar Panels?

1. Trees reduce output, savings

Solar panels need direct sunlight, so homes heavily shaded by trees are not good candidates.

Although some homeowners opt to cut down trees to accommodate solar panels, homeowners should consider whether the cooling shade the trees provide outweighs the benefits of solar panels. In some ...

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Sept. 20, 2019

What to Know About Buying a Home with a Septic Tank

About 20% of homes use septic tanks to dispose of and treat waste, most often in less populated areas not served by municipal waste systems. Septic tanks can be an effective way of treating wastewater and carry advantages to the environment, public health, and your wallet when properly installed and ...

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July 30, 2019

What is an escalation clause?

When you're deciding on what price to offer on a home, the situation may call for a single price or, in some cases, an escalation clause. An escalation clause is a real estate contract, sometimes called an escalator, that lets a home buyer say "I will pay x price ...

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Sept. 3, 2018

How to Gain a Homebuying Edge

Let's face it – homebuyers constantly compete with one another, especially if a new home is added to the real estate market that fulfills the requests of a large assortment of homebuyers in a particular area.

Thus, you'll want to do whatever you can to gain a competitive ...

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