When the time comes to sell their home, the first task for most home owners is to select a real estate agent to handle the process. It's the agent who usually has all the knowledge required to sell the home—including state and federal laws governing the selling process, legal forms, etc.—so it's a crucial step in the home selling process. So how do you go about selecting the right one?
Every day thousands of people across the U.S. fall deeper into debt, often through no fault of their own.
Left unchecked, this debt ultimately threatens their number one asset, their home, through the process of foreclosure.
It doesn't have to end there, though.
There are ways to stop foreclosure, protect your credit and keep your home.
From the National Association of Realtors' Virtual Office Website policy, to laws and regulations in individual states across the country, the U.S. Department of Justice has been fighting since 2003 what it believes are illegal practices by the U.S. realty industry that harm the American consumer.
The issues can be complex at times, but understanding what's going on can be very valuable when buying or selling a home.
One of the most common statistics used when gauging the strength of an area's real estate market is the average sale price of its homes, but looking into that figure more deeply reveals just how misleading it can be.