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Karen Dybis

Questions To Ask When Buying a House in 2024

Real Estate Advice

by Karen Dybis Posted on May 21, 2024

That old adage about “the more things change, the more they stay the same” is proving true yet again when it comes to real estate in 2024. If you’re wondering what questions to ask when buying a house, look no further — we’ve got you covered. First, gather some patience, a good real estate agent, and a mortgage specialist. And then read on for guidance on what to look for when buying a house.

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Motown Moves: Here Are 9 of the Safest Neighborhoods in Detroit

Detroit Michigan

by Karen Dybis Posted on April 30, 2024

There’s no doubt about it: Detroit has earned its reputation as a comeback story. Detroit’s recovery from its sharp population downturn in the 50s and 60s as well as its focus on improving crime statistics has been remarkable. As a result? It’s an ideal city to invest in a new home. Ready to find your perfect place in Comeback City? Here are nine of the safest Detroit neighborhoods.

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Pinching Pennies? Here Are Your Best Options for Moving Cross-Country on a Budget

Long-Distance Moves

by Karen Dybis Posted on February 29, 2024

If you’re considering a cross-country move or are in the process of getting moving quotes, you may face sticker shock. The process is expensive — especially if you go with a full-service moving company. Thankfully, there are many ways to cut costs, whether it’s getting help from family and friends, driving a rental truck, or using container storage to keep costs affordable. Our guide is here to walk you through it all.

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Negotiating a House Price: How To Get That Winning Bid to Contract

Real Estate Advice

by Karen Dybis Posted on February 20, 2024

Sure, you want to get multiple offers when you sell. But when the bids actually start rolling in, it can quickly become overwhelming. Take a look at some negotiation tricks to navigate house offers like a pro — and get that winning bid to contract sooner rather than later.

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L.A. Moving Guide: How To Find an Apartment in Los Angeles

Los Angeles California

by Karen Dybis Posted on February 16, 2024

Planning a move to Los Angeles? Before you dive into the sprawling L.A. real estate market, it’s best to get your bearings first. Our easy guide will help you figure out where to look, how to find the apartment that’s right for you, and how to seal the deal

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Home Offers 101: How to Make an Offer on a House in 2024

Real Estate Advice

by Karen Dybis Posted on February 12, 2024

Making a home offer may seem simple: You come up with a price and submit it to the sellers. But that home offer also includes elements you may not immediately consider. Use this guide to answer questions about the home offer process, including what you need in place before you make the offer and how to improve your chances of getting the home.

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Moving to the Mountains: 16 Perks of Living in Colorado Springs

Colorado Colorado Springs

by Karen Dybis Posted on January 31, 2024

This mountain town is booming. Curious to see what living in Colorado Springs is like? We’ve got you covered with info on the job market, cost of living, the food scene, and more. Let’s go!

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Winter Moving? Here’s How To Keep Everyone (and Everything) Warm and Safe

Relocation and Moving

by Karen Dybis Posted on December 27, 2023

Moving in the winter doesn’t have to be a pain. Turn those chills into thrills — and likely save a buck while you’re at it — by taking advantage of these tips and tricks.

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Buying a Beach House? Dive Into These Six Questions Before Surfing the Market

Real Estate Advice

by Karen Dybis Posted on November 20, 2023

Buying a beach house is frequently a real estate dream. And, fortunately, it can be achievable. But like any major life decision, there are certain aspects you need to consider. Dive in!

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Want to Stand Out From The Competition? Learn How to Write a House Offer Letter

Real Estate Advice

by Karen Dybis Posted on August 31, 2023

You’ve found the home of your dreams. Now it’s time to make sure you stand out from the competition. Learn how to turn the home-buying process from transactional to thoughtful with a heartwarming house offer letter.

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