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Foreclosure Foreclosure

By Conrad Bastable

When a homeowner defaults on their mortgage, the lender can often obtain a termination of the mortgagor's equitable right of redemption - in other words, the lender can sell the property without the homeowner being able to reclaim it at a later date. The property is then often sold at less-than-Market Value.

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What is the role of an Appraiser? What is the role of an Appraiser?

By Christina Kelley

Real estate is expensive and changes hands much less frequently than most commodities. For this reason, the market value of any particular property is often difficult to determine. The role of a real estate appraiser is to help their clients to systematically determine the market value of a property, which is one of the first steps in a real estate transactions whether you are a buyer or a seller.

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What Does a Buying Agent Do? What Does a Buying Agent Do?

By Derren Peters

The process of buying a home can bring about a dizzying array of contracts, home tours, and haggling. The experience can be daunting even for those who have purchased a home before. A buying agent can ease that stress by walking you through the home buying process.

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The Benefits of Home Ownership Over Renting The Benefits of Home Ownership Over Renting

By Derren Peters

You woke up one day and decided to stop procrastinating and actually purchase a home - one of the biggest, most important investments of your life. Congrats! That's a heady decision! There's a dizzying array of choices in front of you -- Which neighborhood? Which agent? Which lawyer? -- But one of the most significant decisions is whether to rent or buy.

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Why Use a Real Estate Lawyer? Why Use a Real Estate Lawyer?

By Derren Peters

For many, the idea of a simple, routine, hitch-free home purchase exists in the same cannon as the Easter bunny and Santa - fairy tales. Breathe easy - it is possible to survive the process without slipping on a proverbial banana peel, provided you have the right team of professionals on your side.

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