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Most people think they know what selling a home is all about. It all seems so simple: just list it on an MLS service, put an ad in the newspaper, and watch the buyers come rolling in. In truth, selling can be complicated and stressful. It’s easy to lose money, make incorrect assumptions about how… Read more »


So you’ve thoroughly researched the real estate market and you know home sale transactions are moving slowly. Nevertheless, you’ve got no choice: you have to sell, and you have to move…and the sooner, the better. Fortunately, homes move in all kinds of markets, and there are techniques you can use to move yours. Come up… Read more »


This is a great time to be selling your home, no matter where you live.  There are numerous upgrades and fixes that won’t cost you a ton of money, but are beneficial in the selling of your home.  Sellers who are looking for top dollar can definitely benefit from the top 3 most cost effective… Read more »


Many people dream that becoming a landlord is a ticket to enjoying easy, effortless income stream…until they inherit a house and decide to rent it out for the first time. The truth is becoming a landlord is a big responsibility. And some landlords ultimately lose money on the deal. It’s definitely not for everyone. Knowing… Read more »

how long will it take to sell my house

Most people who want to sell do so quickly. However, there is no way to predict how much time it’ll take to sell your home. Every case is different. This isn’t good news for homeowners who are trying to plan a relocation. Still, there are different factors you can evaluate which will help you make… Read more »

Repair My House Flip My House Ugly Home Buyer

Adopting a ‘retro’ style is all about imitating or recreating styles from past recent decades. In terms of what you can do to create this kind of look, the options are really quite broad. You may choose to focus on particular features and items from one era, such as the 70s, or if your taste… Read more »

The 6 Problems You'll Face When It's Time to Sell Your Home image

Selling a house is harder than most people think. Some people imagine that it’s as simple as contacting a real estate agent, slapping the listing online and waiting for the money to roll in. But if you’re selling your home the “traditional” way, nothing could be further from the truth. The Market You always want… Read more »

Foreclosure Buy My House

1. Make a careful budget. It’s easier said than done, but the most straightforward way to preventing foreclosure is to restructure your spending to stay current on your payments. See if you can cut things like  TV, memberships, eating out, or entertainment. Hold off on paying down credit cards and other debt until you have… Read more »


Here at Big State, we’ve met folks with every type of financial problem under the sun. Bankruptcy, divorce, we’ve seen it all. But one of the most common obstacles to selling one’s home is when there is a lien attached to it. So, can you sell your house if you have a lien on it?… Read more »

Considering a Reverse Mortgage? Here's What You Need to Know

  “You can’t take it with you when you go.” That’s pretty much the driving principle behind reverse mortgages. You get cash now. You get to stay in your home. By the time the bank takes it back you’re (probably, hopefully) dead. As a result, many people look at a reverse mortgage and see “free… Read more »