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Home Selling Made Easy

Home selling made easy Dear Phyllis, It’s my job to sell my mom’s home and relocate her to a retirement home. My dad left her in good financial shape and while I want to get the most money for her house, my focus is on her comfort...

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Winning the bidding wars

We Buy Homes for Cash – is that legitimate?

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here You have seen the signs: We buy homes for cash, but is it legitimate? Dear Phyllis, I look forward to your wee...

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Winning the bidding wars

Pros and cons of waiving an appraisal contingency

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Curious about the pros and cons of waiving an appraisal contingency? Dear Phyllis, We have been looking at homes...

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Winning the bidding wars

Winning the bidding wars

Dear Phyllis, Last year, we made offers on three homes and were outbid on each one. We would like to try again. What advice can you offer on winning the bidding wars? Laura Dear Laura, Home buying 101 - first things first: The sell...

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Winning the bidding wars

Can We Afford to Move?

Dear Phyllis, I look forward to reading your real estate news because you discuss a lot of timely topics. If you have answered this before my apologies. We recently learned that I am pregnant with our third child and can’t imagine anot...

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The Real Estate Waiting Game

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, Our real estate agent has been showing us homes for quite some time. Last week we finally found the...

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Ask Phyllis: How to handle multiple offers

Reverse Mortgage Pitfalls

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, Years ago my parents obtained a reverse mortgage; my father passed first. After our mother became i...

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How to Determine your Asking Price

How to Determine your Asking Price

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, Last year, thinking we were going to remain in our home for many years, we refinanced to combine ou...

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How to Tell When it’s Time to Fire Your Realtor

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, In August I signed a contract with a local real estate agent. Other than one open house and a few a...

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