The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has revised some home-loan rules that attempt to give us what we want.
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1. Have a pre-sale home inspection.
Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you'll be able to make repairs before open houses begin. On the other hand, if your inspection returns little to no items in need of repair, you can provide a copy to potential buyers and help nudge them past the typical buyer's worries and into the offer stage.
For steps 2-5, read on.
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Q. What is the smartest thing to do first when Buying a home.
A. This may sound self indulgent, but it's the honest truth. You should actually locate a top realtor professional in the area you are considering. Do this by asking friends and other professionals you trust and interview the candidates. The reason you should do this first? . . .
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