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Is home staging necessary?

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Is home staging necessary? Dear Phyllis, I met with a real estate agent who wants me to move my furniture out ...

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Why isn’t my home selling?

Dear Phyllis, According to your column and everything I read, it’s a seller’s market. Homes are selling quickly, many for more than the asking price. BUT MY HOME IS NOT SELLING! My agent set the price, and my home is freshly painted....

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Is Earthquake Insurance Worth the Expense?

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, Because earthquake insurance is so costly, my wife and I have always opted to not purchase the addi...

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Home Selling Guarantee, Fact or Fiction

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Home Selling Guarantee, Fact or Fiction Dear Phyllis, I have a rental property that is extremely run-down and ...

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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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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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Selling off market

Is quietly selling my home a good idea? Dear Phyllis, I thought I was relocating to San Diego and met with two Realtors® to find out how much my home would sell for. I didn’t end up accepting the job so I didn’t sell. One of the Real...

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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 sel...

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